2023 AAA School Safety Patrol Hall of Fame Class Named
With assistance from its traffic safety partners, AAA Washington selected ten exceptional patrollers for induction into the 2023 AAA School Safety Patrol Hall of Fame.
2023 School Safety Patrol Hall of Fame Inductees:
Sally Briggs, Moran Prairie Elementary – Spokane
Charlianne Eller, Oak Harbor Elementary – Oak Harbor
Cesar Cardoso, Enterprise Elementary – Federal Way
Winter Lanser, Echo Lake Elementary – Shoreline
Elianna Regan, Central Elementary – Sedro-Wooley
Olivia Russell, Grant Elementary – Spokane
Ivory Ware, Forest View Elementary – Everett
Alec Watson, White Bluffs Elementary – Richland
Ella Chau, Glenridge Elementary – Kent
Piper McKee, Frantz Coe Elementary – Seattle
2023 School Safety Patrol Advisor of the Year:
Andrea Rosen, Forest View Elementary – Everett
AAA School Safety Patrol Resources
The Operations Manual leads you through the necessary steps to form, organize, operate and support your AAA School Safety Patrol. It includes important safety concepts for students and downloadable forms.
- You and your patrol members can watch At Your Post together to familiarize yourselves with day-to-day patrol operations and patroller duties.
- AAA offers advisors an online training experience. Head to the Training Videos page to watch and review these five modules any time you like.
Supplies & Materials
The Supplies & Materials page is likely where you will spend the most time. Visit it to set up your school’s business account so you can shop for and buy AAA-branded patrol supplies and materials through our online shopping cart; visit Alpine Products, to purchase state approved flags and vests.
The Supplies & Materials page also connects you to the Washington Traffic Safety Commission’s (WTSC) School Zone Crossing Guard Grants program. The state agency is currently accepting applications (until April 30, 2024) to help you pay for specific AAA School Safety Patrol expenses. Until the funds run out, every school with an existing patrol program can apply for a $300 grant each academic year. A one-time $500 grant is available for schools launching a brand-new squad. Just click that “Learn More” button in our School-Zone Safety Grants section.
Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day – November 14, 2023
Ruby Bridges took her walk into Louisiana’s first desegrated school. The steps she took in 1960 proved an iconic moment in the civil rights movement. The Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day started with a question from a group of AAA School Safety Patrollers from Martin Elementary in South San Francisco. Nearly 60 years later, as they were hearing Ruby’s story for the first time, and learning about her courage and bravery, they thought there should be a day to commemorate the movement she started. The Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day is an annual day of dialogue to commemorate her historic steps and continue the conversation to bring an end to racism and all forms of bullying.
To find out more Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day, and to register your school to participate in your own walk visit The Ruby Bridges Foundation website.
AAA Washington is donating Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day starter kits to 30 schools with posters, banners, books, and more. Contact SchoolSafetyPatrol@aaawa.com to request a kit for your school.
Hall of Fame
Each year, AAA Washington recognizes the state’s top ten patrollers for their commitment to traffic safety, helping fellow students, and exemplary leadership skills. Please keep an eye out for the nomination packet arriving near the start of each calendar year for a chance to honor your squad’s outstanding member. AAA recognizes all nominees for their work while on patrol, so be sure to participate and submit your top student’s name.