Linwood E. Howe

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 City Hall by 8 as we dance-walk to school. 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!


Volunteers Needed!

Our Walk to Days don'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 Meta Valentik or Bronwyn Jamrok Smiles guaranteed!


2017-2018 Walk to School Days

Official Walk to School days for Linwood Howe are every Friday! Meet at the Walking School Bus Sites at either Carlson Park or at the intersection of Carson & Ince at 8am, and arrive at school by 8:30am! If you live along either of the walking routes, we encourage you to join in the fun along the way! The Carlson Park Walking School Bus comes down Braddock, and the National & Wesley Walking School Bus follows Wesley to Lucerne to Van Buren.

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 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 Golden Sneaker Award... Help your child's class walk their way to victory!


​INTERNATIONAL WALK TO SCHOOL DAY - 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.​ Meet at City Hall and join the festivities!

Can't join the group? No problem! Just park 3 blocks away and walk the rest! 


Take the Culver City Safe Routes to School Parent/Caregiver Pledge and show your commitment to helping Culver City Schools be healthier and safer. Plus, by taking the pledge, you will be entered in a raffle to win 2 seats to ride on the Barcycle during Culver City's Centennial Celebration, September 24 (the Barcycle is a 15 passenger self powered bicycle). 1 winner will be chosen from each school. Contest ends September 18.

 


 

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!

  • News maps are coming! Check back here for updated routes to your school!​

  • 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 the Culver Hotel and join this annual celebration of active transportation. Don't forget your helmet and obey all the rules of the road.

May the Fourth be with you: Post pics of you and your kids in Star Wars gear or with your Bike to School Day sticker on our Insatgram site and be entered to win a free set of bike lights! @ccwalkandroll


Bike Skills Workshops

As part of the Culver City Safe Routes to School Program, we are excited to bring our Bicycle Safety Workshop to Lin Howe during PE. This special activity will take place on Friday, April 22 and Monday April 25.

All 3-5 grade students will have the opportunity to participate in the workshop where they will be introduced to the importance of bicycle safety. Though participation is optional, we encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity by signing the attached waiver and returning it to your student’s teacher by April 22. A signed waiver is mandatory for participation. Please be sure your child brings their bike or scooter, helmet and lock on Friday, April 22 and Monday April 25. Note: If your child does not have a bicycle or scooter, a limited number of bikes and helmets may be available for their use.

PLEASE DOWNLOAD A WAIVER HERE


2015-2016 Walk to School Days

Official Walk to School days for Linwood Howe are every Friday! Meet at the Walking School Bus Sites at either Carlson Park or at the intersection of National & Wesley at 8am, and arrive at school by 8:30am! If you live along either of the walking routes, we encourage you to join in the fun along the way! The Carlson Park Walking School Bus comes down Braddock, and the National & Wesley Walking School Bus follows Wesley to Lucerne to Van Buren.

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 walk to school will benefit you, your children, your school and your community. 

There are raffles for participants every Friday! The class with the most walkers wins the Golden Sneaker Award... Help your child's class walk their way to victory!


International Walk to School Day - October 7

Linwood Howe will be joining the Culver City celebration of the benefits of active transportation. All students are encouraged to particpate by walking at least 3 blocks to school. Meet the Hiking Vikings at City Hall at 8:00 a.m. as we gather for a kick off celebration and then dance-walk our way to school.


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

You can find Linwood Howe-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.


Hiking Vikings

Meet the Hiking Vikings each Friday as we walk and scoot to school! Two meetup spots: Carlson Park (8:10) and Ince/Carson (8:20). Walking and scooting to school is a great way to celebrate the benefits of non-motorized transportation while reducing traffic and pollution around our school. Join the fun!

At Carlson Park, you can either join the fun drop the kids with the group or join the walking school bus along Braddock on the way to school. Each student who participates gets a raffle ticket for a drawing at the morning assembly. Help us make every Friday a Car Free Friday!


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 Lucerne or Lincoln, 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!


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.