Help transform our asphalt lots into vibrant outdoor spaces for physical, creative, and social play and learning.
Active play helps school-age children achieve higher test scores, improve behavior, and build lasting self-confidence. Inclusive play space has the power to transform kids’ school experience, shaping them into well-rounded and responsible future leaders.
Recess playtime isn’t just an optional fun activity — it’s essential for students’ cognitive, physical and social development:
- Cognitive: Kids get to practice their spatial awareness, fine motor skills and movement abilities on the playground, skills that carry into the classroom — kids are more prepared to learn and focus after increased physical activity.
- Physical: Physical activity keeps kids happy and healthy. Making movement fun sets them up to stay active as they grow older.
- Social: Playtime gives students a chance to socialize with peers outside the classroom. Inclusive spaces gives kids increased self-confidence and promotes teamwork, self-control and sharing.
Join the effort to transform our playgrounds and make a contribution today.
While we are able to leverage the design and planning talent of our parent community, the material and installation costs are significant and donations of ANY size will help us towards our goal, enabling us to create spaces to accommodate the needs of each and every one of our students.
With $30,000 we can move quickly to permanently enhance our existing three playgrounds. With $50,000 or more, we can complete significant transformations. Our wish list includes:
- Play zones: designate sports, social, and quiet zones providing distinct and safe space for all play preferences—we’re dreaming of field turf, buddy benches, and playhouses.
- Shade and slopes: all three yards need more shade, whether moveable umbrellas or fixed shade sails. We’d love to get creative with the embankments in the middle and lower yards, maybe installing, slides, seating, or climbing options.
- New activity markings: an easy upgrade would be painting new ground markings—colorful alphabet and number grids and maps, hopping and skipping lines, and multi-use circles and squares, creating options for games that foster collaboration, conflict resolution, learning.