Safe Routes to School assemblies provide children with a fun and entertaining environment through which they are educated about the basic tenets of traffic safety. Assemblies are a way to get children excited about being safe while riding their bicycle, skateboard, or scooter.
Street Smarts Assemblies are presented in the school auditorium for the following grade levels with a specific focus:
Kindergarten through 2nd grade: “Safety Sam” robotic car demonstrating how to ride a bike and walk as a pedestrian safely
3rd through 5th grade: Bike and pedestrian safety is reinforced in an upbeat manner with the message primarily emphasizing the importance of wearing a helmet
After attending an assembly at the elementary school, each student will have the opportunity to win a participation prize by completing a basic five-question survey with their parent. On the day of the assembly, teachers will distribute a bookmark to the students that will include a link to the online Traffic Safety Assembly survey. The intention is for children and parents to discuss school safety together.
- Individual Participation Prize: Students who have participated in the survey, by a designated date, will receive a participation prize (such as a reflective slap bracelet) to be distributed after school by a Street Smarts staff member on a mutually agreed upon date after school.
- Class Award Prize: Student entries will be collected and counted in order to award a class with the highest student participation percentage in one class. After the survey has concluded, the class with the highest participation percentage will be awarded with an individual larger prize for each student and teacher in the class.
- Grand Prize: Schools who have held assemblies and participated in the survey the current school year will be entered for a Traffic Safety Grand Prize, such as safety equipment, skateboard racks or other needed safety item (not to exceed $250) for the campus. This prize will be presented by local elected officials and program sponsor presented at a school assembly on a mutually agreed upon date by the School Principal and Street Smarts staff.
Check with your local school for scheduled assembly dates and times.