Dansville Elementary was awarded a grant by the Michigan Department of Transportation to participate in Michigan’s Safe Routes to School program. This new program began on the first day of school. This program is an opportunity to make walking to school safer and more available for kids, including those with disabilities, and to increase the number of children who choose to walk. This is an international initiative to get kids moving.
Walking to school helps the students reach the recommended 60 minutes a day of physical activity, get to school with the energy to learn throughout the day, and take an active role in their health. Students who participate in this program gather at the local preschool before school starts and walk over as a large group. Then, at the end of the day, the same group walks back to the preschool where parents may pick them up which also helps them avoid the high traffic area around the school. There are benefits for everyone!
Dansville Elementary is proudly sponsored by Suburban Ice.