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Talk to your child about safety

Article Date: 
23 September, 2011 (All day)

 

Put on your walking shoes and get ready to talk to your children about safety.  Next week Morgan Elementary School will be participating in their second annual Green Ribbon Week.   This program is designed to teach and promote safety for children, parents and the community.   

On Monday the Students will sign pledge strips to promise they will strive to be safe.  They will learn about bike safety, as well as pedestrian safety.  Then on Tuesday September 27 they will participate in “Walk to School Day.”  On that day they encourage everyone to walk to school.  They ask the parents in the city boundaries to walk with their children on that day to emphasize the importance of safety.  Children that live outside of walking limits that typically ride the bus are not left out.  Children that ride busses can get off the bus at the Morgan Rock Church across from the court house and walk with their peers to school.  They will be greeted by Mayor Egbert and escorted by volunteers and the Morgan Police.  In order for Children who ride the bus to participate, they must have a signed permission slip.  

Other activities will go throughout the week with prizes and a coloring contest.  This is a good opportunity to talk to children about safety around streets.  We as a community can also take this time to re-focus our efforts on safe and attentive driving.  As drivers we can be aware of cross walks, young bicyclers, and pedestrians.   

Look for Green Ribbons next week and commit to Safety.