October is International Walk to School Month!
And Pleasanton schools are joining in the celebration by hosting rotating events at sites district-wide throughout the month, in order to encourage students to walk, ride or roll to school. All events are happening on Wednesday mornings.
This week is the big one -- in honor of the official Walk to School Day on Oct. 10, seven schools are taking part.
"Morning events will highlight a healthy way to travel to school, help alleviate school-related traffic and promote safety awareness and physical activity," district officials said in a statement.
The city of Pleasanton and Pleasanton Unified Schools District partnered with Alameda County Safe Routes to School for the promotion/campaign.
All elementary schools are marking their events by welcoming walking families with snacks and refreshments at 8:45 a.m.
Mohr and Valley View elementary schools were the first to hold their respective Walk to School days on Oct. 3. This week will be celebrated by Alisal, Fairlands and Vintage Hills elementaries; Harvest Park and Pleasanton middle schools; and Amador Valley High School.
Walnut Grove Elementary students have their event on Oct. 17, and Donlon and Lydiksen elementary schools will wrap up the month on Oct. 24.