New information for the 2012-13 year coming soon! (See below for 2011-12 details.)
This program is part of the Georgia Safe Routes To School program, which is meant to promote health and safety for students by encouraging them to walk or ride to school. This is Chesnut’s second year participating, and like last year, we want to see which class with the most participants will win the coveted "Golden Sneaker" award for that month! (Additional prizes are in the works.)
WALK ROUTE DETAILS:
1. The rear gate of the First Baptist Church on Peachford Rd at 7:15
Students may walk directly down the sidewalk on Peachford all they way to North Peachtree, cross Peachford at the corner crossing, and go to the front entrance.
2. The entrance of the Broadstone Apts on North Peachtree Rd at 7:20
Students from this complex can meet and then proceed directly on North Peachtree to Chesnut using the sidewalk and then crossing at the crosswalk with the crossing guard to the front entrance of the school
3. The intersection of Sharon Valley at Flintshire at 7:15
Students can walk a short distance to Kings Point Dr and turn left. They will reach a T-Intersection at Brookhurst Dr and turn right. They can follow Brookhurst Dr (mostly sidewalk) directly to North Peachtree Rd and turn right. Students are encourage to proceed to the marked crosswalk with the crossing guard and go to the front entrance of the school
4. The intersection of Ellisbury Dr at Riverglen Circle at 7:20
Students can walk to Kings Point Drive and turn right a short distance to North Peachtree Rd. This is a busy intersection with traffic to Peachtree Middle School. Students are encouraged to turn left and stay on the left side of the road, utilize the sidewalk all the way up to the marked crosswalk with the crossing guard at the front entrance of the school.
BIKE RIDERS / WALK YOUR OWN ROUTE:
Bike riders are welcomed! Please be sure your child wears a helmet. Your walker/rider can also meet the group along the route. All walkers, even if they use a different route than those listed, should be sure to enter school through the front entrance to be counted.
Each route must have a parent “Captain” to ensure the safety of the walkers/riders. The "Captain" will fill out a roster of walkers in your group as you walk to help streamline the process at the front entrance where walkers are counted. (Click here to get more information and/or download the roster file.)
Additional parent volunteers are requested at the front entrance to assist in logging walkers / riders and handing out the prize of the day: stickers, silly bracelets, etc.