Bike and Walk to School Week (May 31 – June 4) and Call for Volunteers

Norma Rose Point Elementary School and PAC are celebrating Bike & Walk to School Week this year from May 31 to June 4! We’re encouraging students and families to use active transportation for their trips to school all week – walking, biking, scootering, skateboarding, and mobility aids. This all helps to reduce congestion in our school neighbourhood, build community, promote health and wellness, and students arrive at school energized and ready to learn.

We’re also hosting events every morning that week from 8:30 AM until 8:55 AM. Please plan on coming to school earlier to enjoy the fun activities.

Monday May 31 – Decorate your bike or backpack!

Kids who walk, bike or scoot to school will have a chance to pick up various decorations to accessorize their bike, backpack or scooter.

Tuesday June 1 – Grab a Sticker

Wed. June 2 & Thur. June 3 – Bike Tune-ups by The Bike Kitchen

Mechanics from The Bike Kitchen (UBC’s community bike shop) will come to our school and provide simple tune-up services like tire pump-ups, chain oiling, and checking the basics. They will be able to see 5-6 bikes each morning. They will also be handing out cycling information and maps as well as talking about bicycle maintenance for those who might not be able to get an on-site tune-up.

Thursday June 3 – Treasure Hunt

Kids who walk, bike or scoot to school will have a chance to go on a quick and fun “Treasure Hunt” around school related to biking and walking. Completed Treasure Hunts will win a small treat.

Friday June 4 – Boogie into school with live music from G7’s “Aftershock” band

Closing this fun and active week will be G7’s “Aftershock” band. Enjoy live music as you roll into school!

We also need parent volunteers to run these events smoothly and make kids happy.

Volunteer Requirements:

Monday May 31 / 8:15AM-8:55AM – Decorate your bike or backpack

  • Requires 8 volunteers
  • Help setting up tables
  • Stand behind a table and distribute decorations and accessories to kids
  • Help cleaning up tables

Wed. June 2 & Thur. June 3 / 8:15AM-8:55AM – Bike Tune-ups by the Bike Kitchen

  • Requires 4 volunteers  
  • Help setting up tables
  • Line up kids as they arrive
  • Check the booking information
  • Help cleaning up tables 

Thursday June 3 / 8:15AM-8:55AM – Treasure Hunt

  • Requires 8 volunteers  
  • Help setting up tables
  • Line up kids as they arrive
  • Explain the rules of the game
  • Check the finished game sheet and hand out award
  • Help cleaning up tables

Friday June 4 / 8:15AM-8:55AM – Live Music Performance by G7’s “Aftershock” band

  • Requires 4 volunteers  
  • Spread kids 4 feet apart as they arrive

Please click on the following web link (or copy it into your web browser if clicking doesn’t work) to go to the signup sheet:

volunteersignup.org/XDTQC

To sign up, just follow the instructions on the page. It only takes a few seconds to do. Once signed up, we will confirm details on where and when to meet during the week. 

Thank you.


NRP PAC

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