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2018 "WOW" Week on Wheels and Beachcombers Week
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 10:00 AM

What a success for Burroughs' annual Week on Wheels ("WOW") event. Thirteen classes, (over 351 Burroughs students!) took to the bike paths for a tour of Lake Harriet. About sixty students at a time ventured from Burroughs gym, around the lake, and back within a 55-minute PE class (individually combined, that's about 702 hundred laps around the lake or about 2,387 miles). There were more than 300 bicycles and 12 trailers in the gym. Many students were willing to share their bikes with those students who did not have access to one. The third, fourth and fifth grade riders showed respect for others at the lake and used good bicycle safety skills and respectful bicycle etiquette. More than 40 parent helpers and classroom teachers contributed with supervision and support. Thank you teachers and parents!  

The "Beachcombers" in K, first, and second grades jogged or rode a scooter to and from South Beach at Lake Harriet. The students made sand castles and learned about respectful beach and trail etiquette--all during their 55-minute PE class. There were more than 150 scooters in the gym. Students learned about scooter safety while on the trails with other users. Sixteen classes with more than 432 students, about 60 at a time, ran the parkway path and combed the beaches (combined, that's about 864 miles). Thanks to the more than 68 parents who volunteered to run or scoot with the students as they embarked on their expedition.  

Mr. Hill and Mr. Peterson