El Marino

Thursdays are Walking School Bus Days!
We have several routes so join a pod and join the fun. Feel free to meet the group along the way

For route details, click HERE 


International Walk to School Day: Wednesday October 4

Join us as we kick off our walk to school program for 2017-18. Meet us at the usual spots: US Bank and the bridge on Sawtelle. Bring your shoe tag or request a new one (former 5th grade parents, if you still have you now-6th grade student's tag, please return it). Extra goodies for the kids as we continue this tradition, now in it's 7th year!


Join the EMLS Safe Routes to School Committee and help our program continue to be successful. Walk to School Days only work with parent involvement, so please consider taking an active role. Contact Tom Murray for details for more details.


2017-2018 Walk to School Days

Official Walk to School days for EMLS are the first Wednesday of every month! Meet at US Bank (Sawtelle/Sepulveda) or the Ballona Creek Bridge on Sawtelle at 8am, and be ready to get rolling by 8:25am! Of course, we always encourage parents and children to meetup more frequently - once a week, or even every day - but don't miss out on the fun of the monthly school-wide walk to school days! The quick 10-minute walk to school will benefit you, your children, your school and your community. Take the 3 Block Challenge and start making a difference today!

The class with the most walkers wins the Silver Sneaker trophy... Help your child's class walk their way to victory!


New Maps Are Here!

Use this map as a guide to help you find a suggested route to school!

Take the 3 Block Challenge, and park at least three blocks from school and walk, bike, skate or scoot the rest of the way. Parking just a few blocks away goes a long way towards reducing traffic and pollution around your school while adding some extra activity to your child’s day. Be part of the solution. We encourage parents to take the 3 Block Challenge by parking and walking 3 blocks to school at least once a week.

 

 

 

 


Back to School 2016 Updates!

  • Mark your calendars! International Walk To School Day is October 5. Join children and families from all over the 50 states and 40+ countries in walking to school!​ Help curb traffic, pollution, and get some exercise to jump start your day.​

  • Take the 3 Block Challenge - park just three blocks from school and walking the rest, which equates to a 10 minute walk. Parking a few blocks away can make a big difference in reducing traffic and pollution around the schools while adding some extra activity to your child's day. Consider this: if every parent who now drives their child(ren) to school committed to the 3 Block Challenge just one day a week, traffic around the school would be reduced by 20% each day.​

  • Be on the lookout for new Shoe Tags! Students will be provided a barcoded tag. This tag is anonymous and free and will allow schools to accurately track how many students participating in each event. Like an electronic raffle ticket, the tags can also be used to reward classes for their effort.


National Bike to School Day: Wednesday May 4

Meet at US Bank or the Bridge on Sawtelle and join this annual celebration of active transportation. Don't forget your helmet and obey all the rules of the road.

Post pics of you and your kids in Star Wars gear or with your Bike to School Day sticker on Instagram (tag @ccwalkandroll) and be entered to win a free set of bike lights! 


2015-2016 Walk to School Days

Official Walk to School days for EMLS are the first Wednesday of every month! Meet at US Bank or the bridge on Sawtelle at 8am, and be ready to get rolling by 8:25am! Of course, we always encourage parents and children to meetup more frequently - once a week, or even every day - but don't miss out on the fun of the monthly school-wide walk to school days! The quick 15-minute walk to school will benefit you, your children, your school and your community. 

The class with the most walkers wins the Silver Sneaker trophy... Help your child's class walk their way to victory!


Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Clinics are November 5-6 during PE.

All students will be participating in the immersive and engaging Traffic Safety City and learning about pedestrian safety skills. Grades 3-5 will also be participating in a Bike Skills Workshop. 3rd, 4th and 5th graders should bring their bikes - or scooters - and a helmet. 3-5 graders should also bring a signed waiver which you can download HERE.


Our next Walk 'n Roll Wednesday is December 2, 2015

Walk ‘n Roll Wednesdays. Join the school each month as they walk, bike, skate and scoot to school as a group. Meet in the US Bank parking lot (corner of Sawtelle and Sepulveda) or at the Ballona Creek bridge on Sawtelle. Parents are welcome to join the fun, or feel free to drop your kids with the group (sorry, kinder parents must accompany their children to school). EMLS will track the students and the class with the most students participating earns the Silver Sneaker Award. 

You can meet us at either starting point, or join in along the way. To view the route, click the image to the right.

Walk 'n Roll Wednesday is a great way to help our kids realize the benefits of non-motorized transportation. In addition to adding activity to their day, car trips, traffic and pollution are all reduced. To track our progress, visit : elmarino.active4.me/

Remaining dates: 

2015

  • Oct 7
  • Nov 4
  • Dec 2

2016

  • Jan 6
  • Feb 3
  • Mar 2
  • April 13
  • May 4
  • June 1

Volunteers Needed!

Our Walk 'n Roll Wednesday doesn't work without a dedicated core of volunteers. We are so grateful to all those who have supported our program so far. If you would like to wear a vest and lend a hand - even for one event - we would appreciate the help. No experience needed, For information, contact Jenni Kuida or Tom Murray Smiles guaranteed!


New Safe Routes to School Maps!

Use the map to the right to see how far you are from school and plan your route.  Note the 1/4 mile and 1/5 mile radii. Most people live within walking or biking distance to school. It's easy once you take the first steps. We suggest parking just a few blocks away, like off Berryman or Purdue, for instance and walking to school from there. As time goes on and you gain confidence, you'll be able to increase that to 5 blocks, and from there, the sky's the limit!


2014-2015 Safe Routes to School Parent Survey Data is IN! Thank you to all participants!

You can find El Marino-specific highlights HERE - including data on modes of transportation, parent concerns, and more!

For the full report, including data on all schools within CCUSD, please see the Archive.


Join us on International Walk to School Day, October 8, 2014

As part of the Culver City Safe Routes to School Program, The Culver City Walk & Rollers invites you to participate in International Walk to School Day on October 8. Join thousands of schools and millions of children around the world in a celebration of active transportation. Walking and biking to school helps kids be more active while reducing traffic and pollution around our school, and we invite you to walk, bike, skate or scoot to school with us on October 8 and consider making this a regular part of your day.  

Walking and biking to school does not mean door-door or even every day. Every day and each block not driven really does make a difference. Walking to school is easier than you think.

Use the map below to determine how far you live from school and use the following tips on how to help make the program successful.

  • Be sure to discuss this with your child(ren). Let them know they will be doing their part to help creater a safer, cleaner neighborhood.
  • Take advantage of Walk to School Day and discuss safety tips with your child(ren), like stopping at curbs, making eye contact with drivers and looking left, right and left again before crossing.
  • If you do drive, please park 5 blocks away and walk the rest with your child(ren).
  • And if for any reason you must drive all the way to school, please keep in mind that more children will be walking to and around the school site, so please be sure to drive more carefully and obey all traffic laws.
  • We ask that you stop at all stop signs and crosswalks, yield to children crossing, avoid double parking, dropping children off in traffic lanes and making u-turns in front of the school.