Monday, October 15, 2012

Let's Move on Friday mornings!

Let's Move is in full swing on Friday mornings.  Join a walking school bus (check the map), or walk the track when you get to school.  Don't forget to check in with the track tallying volunteer to make sure you're counted - earn charms and win prizes!

Monday, October 1, 2012

iWalk Day is this Wednesday, October 3rd!

Put on your walking shoes, check the route map, and meet up with fellow Bees for International Walk to School Day this Wednesday.  Schools across the country and around the world will be participating!

Click on the routes and stops to find the meetup times.

View Daniel Bagley WSB Routes in a larger map

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Let's Move is back in 2012-2013!

Let's Move, Bagley!

We're back in 2012, and are looking forward to another successful year of Moving on Friday mornings.  Last year more than 1/3 of the students participated in the Let's Move programs:
  • Walking School Bus routes are back
  • Kids can walk the track to earn points for the coveted Golden Sneakers (starting in October)
  • Celebrate walking and biking to school with hundreds of other countries on International Walk to School Day on October 3
... but we need volunteers!  Please email Amy or Brooke if you can help with any of these EASY jobs.

Walking School Bus
There are two active routes on the map: (one from the south, starting near the Phinney Center; one from the northeast, down Wallingford and across 88th).  

We are looking for more route leaders!  If you walk from the east (Starbucks area) or the north (Greenwood Park), let us know if you can help.

Walk the Track
Can you help count laps one Friday each month on the Bagley track?
Are you able to tally the totals and distribute charms (or other incentives) once each month?

Walk to School Day
Do you have time to help out on October 3 for iWalk Day/Let's Move kickoff?  We'll have groups walking together, track walking, and hand stamps for all participants. 

Seattle Kids' Marathon
Are you interested in finding out how we can incorporate the Kids' Marathon into Let's Move?  We'd love to coordinate.

New Bike Racks and other improvements
Can you help prepare an easy grant application for pedestrian and cyclist improvements at school?  We'll be writing this in October, and will need people to tally # bikes each day for a week or two. 

View Bagley WSB Routes in a larger map

For interactive map, click on above, or this link:

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Walking School Bus Fridays - route map & leaders

We're walking, Friday mornings, rain or shine!  Drop your kids off with the bus as it passes by your house or a nearby intersection.

If you want to make sure they know you're coming, email one of the leaders below (I don't want to post their contact info publicly, so check the Bagley family directory), or Brooke or Lexy.   p.s. Volunteers gratefully accepted.

Southwest/Blue:  Lynn Lefkoff, Clara Wagner or Mary Park
East/Pink: Erin Arcuri and Dagmar
Northeast/Green: June Lembo, Camille Heinen or Rebecca Warren

View Bagley WSB Routes in a larger map

For interactive map, click on above, or this link:

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Article in SchoolBeat!

Link to Seattle Schools website is here.

Thanks to Brooke for the great article!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Let's Move - March update

Ms. Filep's class wrestled the Golden Sneaker from Ms. Green's class in March with a whopping 63 points.  Can they hold onto it for April?  

In March, 58 students earned 79 charms.  15 students earned 6 tallies or more in March - you can earn 1 tally for walking or biking to school on your own, joining a Walking School Bus, or walking 4 laps on the track.  We have some very eager bees who are walking to school and then walking LOTS of laps.  Well done!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Bagley Bees are really moving on Friday mornings!

January was a big success!

Bagley Bees have been walking together every Friday morning.  The  results are in, and they're impressive:

* 124 kids walked at least one Friday last month  - that's 34% of the school!
* 40 kids joined a Walking School Bus, and walked a total of 61 miles to school on Fridays.
* 41 miles were logged with Mr. Millsap on the track.
* 91 charms are being distributed by Kid Mail (check those backpacks!)

Kids can earn points for joining a Walking School Bus (1 point per Friday morning) and/or walking the track with Mr. Millsap on Friday mornings (1 point per four laps).  3 points = 1 charm.

The Golden Sneaker will be awarded to the classroom with the most points, at an upcoming Monday Morning Meeting - which class will host this coveted prize for the next month?  Stay tuned...

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Let's Move on Friday Mornings!

We had a huge success on our first Let's Move, last Friday!  Lots of new faces on the Walking Bus routes, and dozens of kids walking the track.  Please bear with us as we work out the kinks.  The charms are really cool, and the kids are going to be thrilled!

Let's Move program details are below.

Bees will have a couple of Friday morning options to get moving and help their class earn the Golden Sneaker Award for that month as well as an individual backpack charm: 
Kids can join one of our three established Walking School Bus routes.  The "buses" work just like the yellow ones - "bus" (a group of adults and kids walking) will arrive at the stop listed at the assigned time and will pick up any walkers as it continues en route to school.  Parents are welcome to join for the walk or can drop off as we have enough parents to walk the group safely.  It's a ton of fun for the kids to walk with a big mass of their buddies and meet some new friends.  Bus routes can be found here:
 1 walk to school = 1 point
If you'd like to organize a new bus route, please let us know.  We'd love to add a couple of routes.  
Kids can join Mr. Millsap on the track at 9am to walk before school.  
4 laps = 1 point
Please note: we need a parent volunteer to walk and be at the track every other Friday to give Mr. Millsap a little relief.  Please let us know if you can help.  
Walkers will be counted by their Walking School Bus driver, Mr. Millsap, or parent volunteer at the track.  At the end of the month, individual backpack charms (feet, bikes or buses with feet) will be awarded to students who have walked (on the track or with their WSB) at least 3 Fridays that month (or 2 if there are only 3 Fridays in the month such as January).  Additionally, classroom totals will be tallied and the classroom with the highest number of walkers will receive the Golden Sneaker for that month.  The Sneaker will travel to the winning classroom each month.  
Finally, kids can earn double points if they participated in a Walking School Bus AND walked the track on a Friday morning.
We are working on logistics for program expansion, so we can have Walking School Buses on other mornings, and address the needs of kids who can't make either of the current options work.  Stay tuned!