Calling All Walkers!
Thomas Fitzwater will be kicking off their second year of the Walking Club on Tuesday October 3rd, which is National Walk to School Day!
Important information about the
Fitzwater Walking Club:
All students in grades K-5 are invited to join, but each student must have a signed permission slip to join.
- The Club will walk on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 8:00 am – 8:30 am, rain or shine.
Drive by the front door - if there is a red circle, students should be dropped off at the front door and will walk the interior perimeter of the school.
If there is a green circle, students should be dropped off at the back blacktop area and will walk outside.
Students may walk on one or both days.
Teachers and parents will be present to take attendance, track laps, and walk with the students.
Our goal this year is 500 miles!
Walking is one of the healthiest, safest, and easiest ways to begin a fitness program and can be a big step toward improving your health and the health of your students. Fitness or aerobic* walking uses all of the major muscle groups in the upper and lower body in a non-impacting, dynamic, rhythmic action, which is what an ideal exercise should do.
Several new studies, including one from the National Action for Healthy Kids, conclude that children who eat healthfully and get regular physical activity tend to have better attendance, healthier lives, better attitudes, and perform better academically. Providing choices at before school and providing children with additional physical exercise has been an important goal for our building. TFES is very excited about the new Walking Club program. Our goal is to provide a fun, effective physical activity program for our students before school. Walking club provides an opportunity for student and parents to exercise and socialize together. This is an effort to instill the idea of healthy and lifelong activities can be fun.