2017-2018 Walk to School Days
Every day can be walk to school day but to make it fun, join us every Wednesday! Meet at Veterans Park (at the corner of Culver & Elenda, by the paddle tennis courts) at 8:15 am, and be ready to get rolling by 8:20am!
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 weekly walk to school days! The quick 15-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!
Take the 3 Block Challenge
We encourage parents to take the 3 Block Challenge by parking and walking 3 blocks to school at least once a week. Parking just a few blocks away goes a long way towards reducing traffic and pollution around La Ballona while adding some extra activity to your child’s day. There is plenty of street parking (highlighted in green) on streets like Tilden, Huron, Westwood Midway Arizona and Marietta. You can alos park and walk form Vets Prk or Cuvler Center (please be mindful of all parking restrictions).
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 Liz Rodriquez. Smiles guaranteed!
2017 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 Telefson Park. 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 6th year!
2016 National Bike to School Day, May 10
It's Pack the Racks time at La Ballona. Help us demonstrate that Lions are ready to lead the way in alternative transportation. Your kids have had safety skills training and their bikes should be ready to roll, so join us as we pack the bike racks with 2 wheelers! Bonus prizes for those who bike to school May 10! Join the fun and spread the word!
Meet at Telefson Park at 8:00. Rolling by 8:15.
2016 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 the Telefson Park or Culver/Elenda (Paddle Tennis courts)
Can't join the group? No problem! Just park 3 blocks away and walk the rest!
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.
2015 National Bike to School Day: Wednesday May 4
Meet at the Paddle Tennis courts (Elenda/Culver) 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
2015-2016 Walk to School Days
Official Walk to School days for La Ballona are every Wednesday! Meet at Telefson Park or at Veterans Park (at the corner of Culber & Elenda, by the paddle tennis courts) at 8am, and be ready to get rolling by 8:15am! 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 Lion Trophy, and other fun prizes! Help your child's class walk their way to victory!
International Walk to School Day - October 7
La Ballona is once again 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. Meetup at 8:00 at Telefson Park or at the corner of Culver and Elenda (near the paddle tennis courts) for group walks to school.
2014-2015 Safe Routes to School Parent Survey Data is IN! Thank you to all participants!
You can find La Ballona-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.
Bike to School Day - May 6
Join the fun and bike to school with the La Ballona Lions!
Two meetup sites: Telefson Park and Culver/Elenda
Meet at 8:00 and be ready to roll at 8:15
Please be sure to wear a helmet, obey all traffic laws and listen to the ride leaders.
Walk to School Wednesdays
Join us each Wednesday at either Olenda & Culver by the paddle tennis courts, or at Telefson Park as we walk to school with Miss Taslimi! We meet at 8:10, gather signs, stamp cards and off we go as a group. You can also meet us along the way. Try it once and you'll be hooked! Parking a few blocks away and walking with us is a great way to celebrate non-motorized transportation and reduce traffic and pollution around our school.
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, but some live further down Washington. It's easy once you take the first steps. We suggest parking just a few blocks away, like on Huron or at Telefson Park, 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.