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International Walk to School day
International Walk to School Day postponed to Friday Oct 5
Needham public schools will be joining schools in 50 U.S. states and 40 countries to celebrate International Walk to School Day on the rain date of Friday Oct 5 (originally planned for Oct 3). Exact hours vary with school opening times, between 7 and 9 am.
Children and teens are encouraged to make signs to draw attention to walking and celebrating the day by holding them during their morning walk to school. Teachers, staff, administrators, elected officials, town staff and community members are invited to join the fun.
Walk to School events work to create safer routes for walking and bicycling, and emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, traffic congestion, concern for the environment and building connections between families, schools and the broader community.
For additional local information, please contact your school's Safe Routes coordinators or visit http://wiki.greenneedham.org/gnc/index.php/Schools/Projects/Walking. This page will also be used to call the rain day if needed.
More information also can be found on these sites:
|Where||Town of Needham: Public Schools 1330 Highland Ave, Needham, MA 02492|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||7:00 am–9:00 am|
|Who to bring||Kids, Teens|
More About Town of Needham: Public Schools
Needham Public Schools encompass eight separate facilities ranging from pre-Kindergarten to high school. Broadmeadow, Eliot, Hillside, Mitchell and Newman comprise the five elementary schools (K-5, with an integrated preschool program at Newman), High Rock School houses the community's sixth graders, and the Pollard Middle School (7 & 8) and Needham High School round out the remaining institutions.
The FY10 School Department Operating Budget is $45,382,885, with 88% devoted to salaries, 10% for purchase of service and 2% going to expenses. Enrollment in 2008-2009 was 2,621 in Pre K-5, 1,104 at the middle school level and 1,404 in high school. The average class size is between 20 and 22.
The Superintendent's Office is located in the Emery Grover Administration Building, located at 1330 Highland Avenue. Daniel E. Gutekanst is the Superintendent of Schools and Joyce Wiggin is the Administrative Assistant. Members of the community are urged to contact the office with questions, ideas and concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org.