Spanish Lake Elementary students recently completed the Walk Safe program under the leadership of physical education teacher, Jean Eldor. The goal of the program is to improve pedestrian safety, student wellness, and health concepts.
It follows the "5 E" model which includes education, encouragement, enforcement, engineering, and evaluation. The program is based on an exciting and interactive approach to increase the safety and health of children.
To enhance the importance of the Walk Safe program, School Board Chair Perla Tabares Hantman initiated the "Walk Your Children To School Day" for Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
To further expand the program's goals, Eldor donated $250 from his grant in order to establish a vegetable garden near the cafeteria. The garden is under the guidance of fifth grade teacher Julieta Barreto-Tejero.
The garden will be utilized by the students and cafeteria staff to promote nutrition in a healthy environment.