Why You Should Care About the Walking School Bus

Tuesday, October 1 is Hannah School’s Walking School Bus day.

Walking and bicycling to school benefits all of us in that it promotes regular physical activity, forming healthy habits, helps kids learn, offers an opportunity for fun social time, and creates a sense of neighborhood.

What is a walking school bus?

A walking school bus is a group of children walking to school with one or more adults. It can be as informal as two families taking turns walking their children to school to as structured as a route with meeting points, a timetable and a regularly rotated schedule of trained volunteers.

How do I catch a walking school bus?

Find your preferred location from the list below and just show up. If you live close to school and do not see a stop that makes sense for you, feel free to join a “bus” as it rolls by.

Parramatta Rd/Woodberry Market neighborhood
Meet at the corner of Pearl St Ext/Parramatta at 7:20 am, Depart at 7:25 am
2nd stop - Corning/Pearl St ~7:30
3rd stop - Corning/Essex ~7:35
Route - Parramatta/Pearl to Corning to Spring to Colon to Brimbal to Hannah School driveway

Yankee Way neighborhood
Meet at the corner of Yankee Way/ Essex St at 7:20 am, Depart at 7:25 am
2nd stop - Pond View Rd/Path to Hannah ~7:40
Route - Essex to Pond View to Path to Hannah field

Prospect Hill neighborhood
Meet at the corner of Baker/Odell Ave at 7:20 am, Depart at 7:25 am
Route - Odell to Spring to Colon to Brimbal to Hannah School driveway

Essex St neighborhood
Meet at the corner of Munroe/Essex St at 7:05 am, Depart at 7:10 am
2nd stop - Peabody Ave/Essex St ~7:15
Route -Essex to Spring to Colon to Brimbal to Hannah School driveway

Palmer Rd neighborhood
Meet at the corner of Palmer/Brimbal Ave at 7:30 am, Depart at 7:35 am
Route - Brimbal to Hannah School driveway

Colon St neighborhood
Meet at the corner of Story Ave/Colon St, at 7:20 am, Depart at 7:25 am
Route - Colon to Brimbal to Hannah School driveway

Senior Center
Meet at the Senior Center at 7:20. Depart at 7:25
Route - Colon to Brimbal to Hannah School driveway

Thanks for supporting this fun program! For more information on the walking school bus and the benefits of walking/biking to school, check out walkingschoolbus.org.