This is the fourth posting in a series of blogs about International Walk to School (IWALK) events, intended to help schools, parents and volunteers organize IWALK events in October. Learn more about IWALK here.
IWALK Steps for the Start of the School Year
During the summer, many IWALK planners have formed planning teams, and have begun to make basic decisions about the size, shape and scope of their events.* With the start of the school year, now is the time make it real. Your main tasks at this point are to coordinate your event to other school happenings, and to cast the net as wide as possible for involvement from others. This short checklist should help:
Ask to speak at a staff meeting. Ask your principal to send an “all-staff” email that you compose. Write a half-page description of the event, make copies, and place them in staff mail boxes. In all cases, be sure to have a specific “ask” for staff, including your contact information, a sign-up sheet, or other easy way to act on their interest.
- Sign up for the Feet First Challenge, and
- Register your event on the IWALK website!
*If you have not actively been planning this summer don’t panic! Check out Feet First’s past IWALK blogs to bring yourself and your team up to date:
Past IWALK Blogs from Feet First:
- IWALK Issue 1: Bring IWALK to your School
- IWALK Issue 2: Finding Champions for your Campaign
- IWALK Issue 3: Choose the IWALK Campaign that’s Right for your School