Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Help EFES Win a Bike Corral

Help me win some much needed bicycle parking for the East Falmouth Elementary School. We have a growing number of bike commuters, but no designated bicycle parking. Our school is one of eight organizations in the running for a Saris bike corral. Voting continues until midnight tomorrow (May 30th), so use the link below and LIKE the Saris page first, then click on the Bike Corral Contest photo. EFES is listed as one of the finalists. We are currently in 2nd place, but only by a couple of votes. You can only vote once so share the page with your friends once you have voted. Thank you!


Saturday, May 19, 2012

Yesterday There Were More Bikes Than Cars at EFES

If you additional photos of yesterday's Bike-to-School Day please email them to jhauptmann@falmouth.k12.ma.us.

EFES Bike-to-School Day!

The East Falmouth Elementary School Bike-to-School Day was a huge success! It was hard to get an exact count, but we had approximately 140 kids and 75 adult riders! A huge "Thank You" to all the volunteers who helped make this happen!

Join us next Friday, May 25 for Morse Pond's Bike-to-School Day!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

It's On Like Donkey Kong!

See you all tomorrow at 8:00am, and don't forget your helmet. Once you get to school, look for one of our "Bike Ambassadors" and get your raffle tickets for some great prizes to be given away later in the morning! Bike helmets, Skully blinky lights, t-shirts, stickers, and more!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

EFES and MP Bike-to-School Dates

May is Bike-to-Work and School Month and the Bay State Bike Week is May 14-20. The East Falmouth Elementary School is celebrating Bike-to-School Month on Friday, May 18. That day, Mr. Hauptmann (4th grade teacher), along with other teachers and volunteers, will bike to school with students from Menauhant Beach. Parents and guardians are encouraged to ride with their child. Mr. Hauptmann will meet students at the beach at 8:00am and lead a “bike train” up Davisville Road to the school. To ensure rider safety, volunteers will ride ahead of the bike train to make sure all major intersections are safe to cross. Students who live along Davisville Road can join the bike train as it passes their street. Once at the school, all riders will enjoy a light breakfast (provided by Pie in the Sky and the East Falmouth Elementary School PTO) of pastries, fruit, juice, and coffee before starting their day. Anyone who rides that day, either from Menauhant Beach or elsewhere, will be eligible for prizes such as t-shirts, helmets, bicycle lights, and other cool bike related items. At the end of the day we will ride back to the beach, where students can meet their parents at approximately 4:00pm. Residents of the Davisville Road area are encouraged to stand out in their front yards before and after school to cheer on all of the riders.
The Morse Pond School (grades 5 and 6) is planning a Bike-to-School Day on Friday, May 25. Students can meet fellow riders at Trunk River, Old Dock Road, or the Green Pond Yacht Club at 7:15am and ride to school with teachers and other volunteers. Once at the school, all riders will enjoy a light breakfast provided by Pie in the Sky and the Morse Pond School PTO.

Both of these fun events are presented by Bike Falmouth, in partnership with MassBikes.
The second way students and teachers are celebrating Bike-to-School Month is an incentive program that rewards students and teachers who commute to school by bike. Students who ride their bikes to school are eligible for prizes.