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GA Walk-n-Roll To School Day
Arcado Elementary School in Lilburn will celebrate Georgia Walk to School Day, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Approximately 50 students, parents and staff from Arcado Elementary School are expected to walk or roll while celebrating their health and wellness, as well as the environmental benefits of walking to school.
Please look out for walkers and bicyclists, most with their parents or siblings, as they are welcomed at school by teachers and members of the PTA Environmental/Wellness Committees. Students will receive stickers and other prizes that show their participation and punch cards to encourage them to continue walking or biking when the weather permits. Participants names will be displayed on a large “carbon footprint” banner in the school.
Georgia Walk to School Day complements International Walk to School Day held each fall, and approximately 65 schools around the state participated in 2012. Arcado has participated in both walks annually since 2008 and is being highlighted by the Safe Routes to School program in 2013 for their efforts to promote the events based on Education, Encouragement, Enforcement and Evaluation.
The event is organized by Arcado’s PTA and P.E. Teacher, Mrs. Kathy Muir in partnership with the GA DOT Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program.
|Where||Arcado Elementary School 5150 Arcado Rd SW, Lilburn, GA 30047|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||7:30 am–8:15 am|
More About Arcado Elementary School
Arcado Elementary School, founded in 1981, is home to the 960 Astros, the school's nickname. A Parkview cluster school (students move on to Trickum Middle School, then to Parkview High School), Arcado opened to relieve enrollment pressure on Camp Creek, Knight and Lilburn elementary schools during a time of tremendous population growth in south Gwinnett County.
The school sits on 15 acres purchased from Willie and Mae Moon, a local farming family that insisted in their agreement with Gwinnett County that an old oak tree would be left undisturbed. The sprawling tree still stands on the north side of the school. The school was named after Arcado Road, which got its name from the combination of the last names of three prominent county commissioners: Weldon Archer, O.D. Cain and Paul Dover.
Arcado scores excellent on Annual Yearly Progress reports, meeting or exceeding all of the state's academic, testing and attendance standards, and scoring above system averages in Criterion-Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) results in Reading, Mathematics, English/Language Arts and Science/Social Studies.
The school has a reputation for its recycling efforts. In 2007-08, the school recycled 21 tons of paper, the most in the school system.