May is Walk and Bike to School Challenge Month!

biketoschool_bta_logoTo participate, pick up your Bike + Walk packet in the main building, Stearns Hall or Arthur/Corbett.

Join the Friday Bike Brigade on May 15. The Bike Brigade meets at 7:50 am at Salmon Street Springs (the fountain at the foot of the west end of the Hawthorne Bridge) for a bike en masse to TIS.


Get some exercise and join in the fun!

Walking or biking is an excellent way to add physical activity into every day. Kids need at least sixty minutes of physical activity every day to keep them healthy – and many kids in Oregon just don’t get enough! Walking and biking can help improve strength and endurance, decrease anxiety and stress, and help maintain a healthy weight. Positive experiences like walking and biking will pave the way for being physically active throughout life.

If you walk or bike to school, please keep track of your trips each day during the month of May. Even if you live too far away to walk or bike to school, your trips at home can count, too. The important thing is to be active and have fun! At the end of the challenge, we’ll see how we compare to other Portland-area schools.

safe_routes_logoThis fun event is open to TIS students, parents, faculty, and staff. To participate, stop by the front desk in the main building or in Stearns Hall and pick up your Bike + Walk packet. Be sure to sign the roster so we have a list of participants. The packet contains a scorecard to help you keep track of your trips, fun Bike + Walk stickers and temporary tattoos, and even a healthy snack!

At the end of May just return your scorecard to the reception desk and we’ll submit our schools’ report to see how we stack up! Every child who returns a Bike + Walk scorecard will receive a gold ribbon!

Join the Friday Bike Brigade on May 15. The Bike Brigade meets at 7:50 am at Salmon Street Springs (the fountain at the foot of the east end of the Hawthorne Bridge) for a bike en masse to TIS. It would be great if we could make this a regular Friday event during May!

Check ITK each week to learn about special events during Walk + Bike month.

Questions? Contact Melinda Moeur at mmoeur@msn.com.