Needham Elementary School is seeking support for a complete Kindergarten PE Program, including a fleet of 24 Strider AKB-Specific Bikes, helmets, pedal conversion kits, one Strider 20 Bike for teacher instruction, and curriculum.
PE Teacher, Linzie Spaulding, is excited to see kids rolling in the classroom soon. Linzie says, "My mind is blown by this exciting opportunity I have just discovered! Needham is the perfect school for this program. We have an average of 60 to 80 Kindergarten students each year. Our school is connected to parks, The Boys and Girls Club, and downtown with a bike trail. Franklin Community Schools has a ride you bike to school day each year! Sadly, we only have a low percentage of families riding their bikes to school. I believe that this program will build the confidence the students and families need to use our wonderful bike path, and it will show Kindergartners they can do hard things, plus much more. I will plan on implementing this curriculum as soon as I can get my hands on it!"
All Kids Bike® is a national movement led by the Strider® Education Foundation, Inc. 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.
Joyce Elliot from Franklin, IN donated $100. She is super excited for our Needham youth to connect with biking. Both Joyce and her husband enjoyed many year of biking. Her husband biked 2000+ miles through Germany, Italy, Switzerland, and France during his Christmas vacation when he was DePaul University's first WWII postwar exchange student to Germany.
THANK you Elliott family:)
Donation is in honor of my 3 grandchildren, the Bridges children who were priviledged to have Mrs. Spaulding as their PE teacher.
Such a great idea—wish this would have been around when my boys were kindergartners! Good luck with the fundraising campaign—hopefully lots of people will contribute to get Needham past the goal line.