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Here are some pictures from the week!
sorry for the poor picture – I forget that I was charging the battery for my fancy camera and had to use my phone
Once every month or so the principal pulls out some names of kids that signed in during lunch time in front of the entire school and gives those kids some prizes. The bike trains at Abernethy only run once a month. They found that a lot of people already bike to school and it was more difficult to get those families to be interested in waiting at the stops. There route and stops are the same routes and stops as the school bus. So instead of hoping on the bus you can just bring your bike and hop on the bike train.
The other big event at Abernethy is the “Tour De Ladd” where they close off some streets in Ladd’s Addition and kids bike around it to raise money for the school. Last year they raised $14,000 and this year it looks like they will have raised even more. Here is a news video clip from the event last year. Channel 8 Tour De Ladd
Lots of great ideas! I’m going to be sharing more as I visit more school. Here are some pictures, sorry for the low camera phone quality.]]>