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Dayton Community School Children Enjoy Walk to School Day With Park Rangers

Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park

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On October 5, 2011, park rangers Gregg Smith and Mark Dues from Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park joined 29 students and parents from Edison PreK-8 school, part of the Dayton Public School system, for Walk to School Day.

Students and parents met Danielle Dabbs , Edison Site Coordinator, at Dayton View Park, for a talk about safe routes to school. The children learned that whether they’re walking to school or heading down the block, they must look both ways, use crosswalks, and stay alert to stay safe.

Before the students walked about a half mile to school, they received a free t-shirt, backpack, and a hat with the logo Safe Routes to Schools.

Dayton Aviation’s rangers also joined students, parents and teachers for the Edison school’s Fall Family Night on Friday, October 21. The event began with Literacy Night activities – “Fall Into Reading” – in the classroom.  Afterwards, 364 costumed students and family members streamed outdoors to visit decorated vehicles for “Trunk or Treat”.  Rangers Kim Juhnke, Leisa Ling and Karen Rosga joined other neighborhood partners to hand out treats and smiles in the culmination of a night of reading and fun.



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