Safe Routes to School at Hardy
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Hardy PTO works with the Massachusetts Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program to increase safe biking and walking among elementary, middle, and high school students. The program uses a collaborative, community-focused approach that bridges the gap between health and transportation.
This program uses "The Six Es" to implement its goals: Education, Encouragement, Engagement, Evaluation, Engineering, and Equity.
In the next year, Hardy will focus on:
Encouragement: Build student excitement about active transportation through safe walk, bike, and roll days, as well as in-school activities.
Evaluation: Continue to observe transportation trends at school and identify improvements that would improve student safety.
Education: Host a Winter Walk walk-to-school event the first Wednesday of February, and provide pedestrian and bike safety education lessons for students.
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Our Hardy Safe Routes to School organizers are Marloes Rozing and Becky Gibree. For more information, please contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SRTS Calendar of Activities for 2023-24
Official Calendar of Events: https://www.mass.gov/safe-routes-to-school/events?_page=1
Student Yard Sign Design Contest - January 8 - February 23
The Massachusetts Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program’s Yard Sign Design Contest is a way for students to use their creativity to help promote safe roads for cyclists and pedestrians in their communities.
Winter Walk, Bike & Roll to School Day - February 7
Crossing Guard Appreciation Day - March 1-20, 2024
- Thank your crossing guard! Make a card, or use this template and fill it out:
- Nominate your crossing guard for recognition! Nomination forms are due March 20, 2024, and are available here: TBD for 2024
The best gift you can give your crossing guard is to be safe and follow traffic signals and street signage for a safe route to school!
Hardy Elementary has two crossing guards: Linda Carella (Lake/Brooks) and Katherine Kriketos (Chandler/Herbert). Their supervisor is Arlington Police Officer Corey Rateau. He can be reached via email at CRateau@town.arlington.ma.us
Pictured Below: Linda and Officer Rateau, and Katherine
Massachusetts Walk, Bike, & Roll to School Day - May 1
Safe Routes to School Awards Ceremony - June 6
Hardy Crossing Guard Named 2023 Crossing Guard Champion by Massachusetts SRTS
Hardy is so proud to see our own crossing guard Linda Carella honored as a 2023 Crossing Guard Champion by Massachusetts Safe Routes to School. Thank you, Linda, for your hard work and dedication. We appreciate all that you do.
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