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Spence Elementary celebrate Walk to School Day

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LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - Even though the temperatures in the coulee region have been a little chilly this year, the La Crosse County Health Department is encouraging students to bundle up and walk to school.

Thursday more than 30 students from Spence Elementary joined staff on a five block walk to the school.  The effort is part of the department's holiday Walk to School Day.  Throughout the week, a handful of schools in the La Crosse area have been meeting students blocks away from their school and finishing the rout with them to the building.  Staff members say it's a great way to encourage students to stay active.

"We have kindergarten through fifth grade students walking with us today and it's just to promote activity before school and its a great way to engage in learning before the bell rings," says Sam Bina, a teacher at Spence Elementary.

Staff members are also emphasizing the importance of being safe and being seen especially if it is snowing out.  Officials say students need to remember to walk in well lit areas whenever possible, use bike lights when cycling after dark, in the rain or if the weather is overcast and wear reflective materials such as reflective tapes, stickers, zipper pulls and vests.

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