Meadowlark Elementary is seeking support for a fleet of 26 bikes, helmets, kickstands and curriculum.
As the physical education teacher at Meadowlark Elementary, I would like to request funding for the All Kids Bike school program. This is my 20th year of teaching physical education, and unfortunately over those 20 years I have seen an increase in the amount of screen time that my students are getting. Consequently, it is taking away from the time that those kids could be outside playing and getting exercise. I believe this is one of the causes of the obesity epidemic that our country is currently facing. Bicycling is one of the best activities to teach children because not only is it a great activity to keep them healthy, it’s something that they can do for a lifetime! If our school is granted the funding for this program it will impact all 812 kindergarten and 1st grade students in our district. Each elementary physical educator in our district would love the opportunity to teach this at their school, therefore, our plan is to share this equipment. Some of the elementary physical education classes in our district have up to 26 students in a class at a time, therefore, we would like to request enough equipment for that many students. I truly feel that if this program is incorporated in our physical education classes it will ignite the passion for riding bikes which will hopefully stay with our students for a lifetime! Thank you for considering our school for this unique and fun physical education program.-- Traci Crusinberry, 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.