Cleveland and Montessori Students to Walk to School and Beyond
Childhood obesity is becoming a national epidemic. Over the past 30 years, the percentage of overweight 6-11 year-olds has more than doubled.
About 14 percent of young people report no recent physical activity. "Walk your child to school day" events promote and foster awareness on both the importance of regular physical activity, pedestrian safety and sound nutrition.
On October 7, 2009, Cleveland Elementary School and Northeast Wisconsin (NEW) Montessori School will join millions of children, parents, teachers and community leaders around the globe in walking to school to celebrate International Walk to School Day.
In conjunction with the walk to school day the school's PTA group is holding their annual walk-a-thon fundraiser. The students receive pledges or donations to walk around the school area to raise funds that help in the cost of programs at the school. It is a win-win for students and the school. The students get exercise and the school receives funding to supplement various activities. Individuals who are interested in making a donation are asked to call the school office at 693-8241.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
September 25, 2009