The International School – One of 170 Schools Participating in Oregon Walk and Bike To School Day

Our campus, tucked away between South Waterfront and Downtown Portland, is not necessarily easy to access by bicycle or foot. Yet, many families do find their way to TIS without a car. On Wednesday, October 8, five TIS families made up the 14 riders gathered at Salmon Street Fountain for a bike brigade to school. The early arrivers enjoyed a beautiful sunrise over the Willamette River. If you stood at the bottom of Sherman Street on Wednesday morning – you could see several other families riding in together. There were students riding on their own, on an attachment bike, or in a cozy carrier. Parents and at least one teacher joined in on the fun. Chinese, Japanese and Spanish Tracks all had students biking to school.
Here’s a picture of Rich Read, Chika-Sensei and Nehalem (5th grade Japanese) on the South Waterfront.

**If any students rode a bike or walked to school on Wednesday, October 8 and have yet to receive a “prize pack”, please contact Jessica Duke and she will get one to you! Please send student's name and classroom to jessica@urbatsch.com.