At a school-wide assembly, Mayor Cook awarded two winners from each grade, Kindergarten through 5th. Elise Abouzeid, a 4th grade student, was presented with the grand prize. She received a brand new backpack, art supplies and her artwork will be featured on the May Walk and Bike to School Day poster. This project helps raise awareness for the bi-annual Walk and Bike to School Day to be held Wednesday, May 10. Her award winning art work is shown here.
Parent Champions are vital to the Safe Routes to School Program
Sixteen parents from around Tigard’s six elementary schools gathered to learn more about Tigard’s Safe Route to Schools (SRTS) program. The SRTS program relies on parent volunteers and is a vital connection to increasing the number of students who walk, bike or roll to school. Parent volunteers work to organize events, spread the word to other parents and school staff, act as liaisons between the SRTS coordinator and their child’s school and much, much more.
The outreach event was organized to inform the community that the Safe Routes to School program is in search of parent volunteers and to inspire the community to get involved. Each parent was given a packet that offered up a menu of ways to get involved at their school. Tigard’s Safe Routes to School Coordinator, Anna Dragovich, hopes that more parents (and grandparents too!) will get involved and act as Parent Champions for their schools.
If you couldn’t make it to the event, but would like to know more, please contact Anna Dragovich, City of Tigard Safe Routes to School Coordinator at 503-718-2708.