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Pleasantdale School Celebrates International Walk to School Day in West Orange

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Mayor Parisi posing with Pleasntdale students at Walk To School Day.
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Pleasantdale Teachers Kelly and Anthony Carsillo, Amy Pacifico, and Principal Joanne Pollara, walked 4 miles from Caldwell to participate in Walk to School Day at Pleasantdale.
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Pleasantdale parents and students participating in Walk to School Day by joining a walking school bus.
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Parents, Students, and town officials enjoying Walk to School Day infront of Pleasantdale.
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Pleasantdale Parents, students, and \Officer Krimmel and Officer Squires from the West Orange Police Department.
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WEST ORANGE, NJ -  – The students and staff of Pleasantdale Elementary School, local officials, the Pleasantdale PTA and the Pleasant Valley Way Civic Association in West Orange, joined together to celebrate International Walk to School Day on Oct. 8.

Approximately 200 students from Pleasantdale walked to school along with parents, teachers and community leaders. Mayor Robert Parisi and officers from the West Orange Police Department also stopped by to show their support. This year the Pleasantdale PTA has joined forces with the Pleasant Valley Civic Association (PVCA) to raise awareness of the unsafe driving conditions on Pleasant Valley Way. Civic Association leader, Roz Moscowitz Bielski, was on hand and students carried signs reading, “Give our Kids a Break! Speed Limit 25 MPH.”

The event began at 8:15 with kids, parents, and school staff walking from different locations. Some Walkers came from their homes while others who live too far away to walk, drove to meet up at locations along Sunnyside Road, Hartshorn Terrace, and Greenwood Avenue.  Teacher participants Amy Pacifico, Anthony and Kelly Carsillo and Principal Dr. Joanne Pollara walked four miles to the school from their homes in Caldwell. This year Pleasantdale’s event was sponsored by Cliff Bars. Cliff bars provided healthy snacks, stickers, and Health awareness worksheets.

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Pleasantdale PTA dad and Safe Routes to School coordinator, Mike Dannemiller, emphasized that Walk to School Day events raise awareness of the need to create safer routes for walking and bicycling and emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, traffic congestion and concern for the environment. The events build connections between families, schools and the broader community.

For additional local information, please contact prpleasantdale@gmail.com at 862-253-3201.

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