Montgomery County will be celebrating walking to school day at Arcola Elementary School in Silver Spring on Wednesday October 2, 2019.
Faculty, staff, and students will participate in the county’s 22nd annual celebration of National Walk to School Day. In support of students walking and biking to school, on the first Wednesday of October, Walk to School Day raises awareness to promote and support health, community environmental benefits and safety.
Walks will be monitored by volunteers along with Arcola staff and community leaders at students’ local bus stops starting at 8:30 a.m. If desired, student will have access to their assigned buses, but are encouraged to join the monitored walk to Arcola Elementary School located at 1820 Franwall Avenue in Silver Spring.
Morning activities will feature safety presentation remarks with representatives of the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service. Joining the morning activities will be Arcola Elementary Principal Emmanuel Jean-Philippe, MCDOT deputy Director Chris Conklin and traffic Division Chief Michael Paylor, Montgomery County Police Department, and Park police.
County Council President Nancy Navarro stated that she wants to encourage locals to a more walkable community in order to raise awareness around pedestrian safety by participating in the Montgomery County’s Pedestrian Master Plan.
Another Walk to School Day event will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at Bethesda Elementary School. County Councilmember Andrew Friedson will be joining that walk.