Share your photos from Walk to School Day this Thursday, Oct. 27

Thousands of Irvine families will put their best feet forward on Thursday morning, marking IUSD’s fifth annual Walk to School Day.

This year’s event is brought to you by the Irvine Unified Council PTA, along with the Irvine Public Schools Foundation and the City of Irvine. As the name succinctly implies, the idea is to promote walking or bicycling to school as a way to improve health, reduce traffic and highlight safe routes for kids. (And we don’t have to tell you that it’s pretty fun to walk with friends, particularly in neighborhoods that are well suited to pedestrian traffic.)

In years past, we’ve generally ventured out to snap a few photos on Walk to School Day, but we were thinking we’d kind of like to delegate the work this year.

So here’s the deal: If you are so inclined, send us a picture of your Walk to School Day experience, along with a description of no more than a sentence or two, to We’ll pick a few to post here on the IUSD NewsFlash. Oh, and let us know a little about yourself — like your name, your school and whether you’re a parent, staff member or student. (If you’re a student, tell us your grade level as well.)

Thanks for doing our work!