Carver Elementary School is seeking support for a fleet of 26 bikes, helmets, kickstands, and curriculum.
Our school is the only elementary school in a town with a population of 11, 715 residents. We currently have 829 students from preschool through grade 5 of which 205 receive free lunches while another 38 are eligible for reduced lunches.
I am really excited at the prospect of introducing a kindergarten bike program at our school. Our students would benefit greatly from this program. I am confident that it would be life changing by teaching them goal setting and perseverance, while instilling pride, bringing them joy, and teaching the importance of being active and healthy. The timing for such a program couldn’t be better as we will soon be adding a half mile, mostly paved, path around our school’s athletic fields. Our school community is really committed to a healthy lifestyle which includes cycling. I personally, am cycling cross country at the conclusion of this school year from Oregon to Massachusetts during our summer break. Our associate principal and school superintendent will be riding this summer in a group fundraising ride along with the administration and teachers from a neighboring town of Plymouth from Philadelphia back to Massachusetts which culminates by riding in the Plymouth July 4th parade. Our students will be able to follow both of these trips online and be invited to be there for the finish. I can’t think of a better way to get our students excited about cycling. -- Renee DeMarsh, PE Teacher
All Kids Bike® is a national movement led by the Strider® Education Foundation to place Kindergarten PE Learn-To-Ride Programs into public schools for free, using donations from individuals, businesses, and organizations. All Kids Bike is on a mission to teach every child in America how to ride a bike in kindergarten PE class.