Want a joy boost that will wake you up and brighten your day better then any coffee? Come say hello and see the smiling faces of the Lucy Laney Elementary School students as they walk to school along 34th Avenue each Wednesday from 8:20-8:50. Laney children who ride the school buses will be dropped off on Xerxes where they will be met by school staff. From there, the children will walk along 34th Street with staff, parents, friends and volunteers to school. We call this weekly ½ mile walk to school Walking Wednesdays. Students who walk to school receive a concentration boost that lasts more than half the school day. They are also happier, more creative, and healthier too. Best of all, our children will love the experience of walking to school every week with the whole Laney Family.
Walking Wednesdays will run most Wednesdays this spring through the end of the school year. Please give us a wave as we pass. Thank you for your part in this effort to raise academic achievement, increase student health, foster environmental consciousness and strengthen community ties. If you have questions or would like to help with this effort please contact Jalonda Combs, Jalonda.Combs@mpls.k12.mn.us, 612-668-2205.