Your child will be participating in an 8 week walking program at school called “Walk Across Texas!”. The class goal is to walk at least 830 miles across the state. This program will help to establish a habit of regular physical activity for better health. Recently, the FITNESSGRAM study also found that students who had higher levels of fitness also had better school performance and attendance. You can help your student’s classroom meet their goal of 830 miles by logging BONUS miles. Take the time to support and model this healthy habit too by walking with your student before, during or after school! See the attached sheet, complete and have your student return it to their teacher, each week. Anytime you do physical activity (walking, running, swimming, gym time, etc.) for 20 minutes it is equal to one mile. If you have students in the district, you will receive one parent hour for every 3 miles earned! I can sign off on these weekly or at the end of the 8 weeks when I tally up our total miles walked.