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North Penn SD Invites Incoming Students and Families on Exclusive School Bus Ride for First-timers
LANSDALE – For the 18th consecutive year, the North Penn School District (NPSD) Transportation Department is holding the second day of its annual K-Day event on Thursday, August 9 at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at Walton Farm Elementary School.
Each year, this event is held on two separate days in August. The first even took place on Tuesday, August 7 and the turnout was as impressive as always. More than 500 students are expected to participate in this wonderful program designed to ease the anxiety that can be felt by kindergarten and first grade students, as well as their parents, who are first-timers on the big yellow school bus!
Kindergarten and first grade students from surrounding non-public and private schools are also encouraged to attend. No reservations are necessary.
Participants have the opportunity to explore the bus while NPSD bus drivers explain school bus facts and safety information. Parents, students and their siblings are then invited to take a seat for a short ride around the neighborhood. The exciting day will wrap up with a safety video and safety education regarding the “danger zone” around the bus when loading and unloading. Information regarding bus tags, bus schedules, emergency phone numbers and day care locations will be distributed as well. Courtesy of the NPSD Educational Foundation, kindergarten students attending K-Day in the district will receive bus tags where they can fill out their name and bus number.
Year after year, the program is a huge success, proving to be both educational and adventurous for our incoming Kindergarten and first grade students as well as their families.
The event will once again be held at Walton Farm Elementary School, located at 1610 Allentown Road in Lansdale. The K-Day Program lasts about an hour and will be offered at two time slots to attend: at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Families are welcome to bring siblings of kindergarteners and first graders if needed.
The NPSD Transportation Department asks students to please practice being on time for your stop and be prompt. Participation in K-Day is voluntary and does not preclude the safety training that occurs in all 13 of the district’s elementary schools each fall.
For more information about K-Day, please contact the NPSD transportation office at 215-853-1139.