Maple School’s Playground Committee Invites Community to Participate in 2018-2019 Fundraiser

Maple School’s Playground Committee Invites Community to Participate in 2018-2019 Fundraiser

 

 

Maple School’s Playground Committee Invites Community to Participate in Fundraiser

 

Click here to view a swing that is included in the preliminary plans for Maple's playground!

 

In order to make the vision of a playground for the new Maple School a reality, District 30’s Maple School Playground Committee with the Maple School PTO is asking its generous communities to participate in multiple fundraisers during the 2018-2019 school year.  

 

Corporate, business, and individual donations are welcome. Donations are being accepted at MaplePTO.org on the new website and Facebook pages.

 

In December/January, a scratch card fundraising event will also take place. These scratch cards will be distributed district-wide with simple raffle prizes:  Maple School spirit wear, water bottles, and car magnets.

For more information, community members are welcome to reach out to PTO Co-President, Erin Sommer at maplepto@district30.org.

  

Summary of New Maple School Playground Plans

 

All Children Need Play...Active Kids Make Better Learners

 

Fundraising is Underway for Maple School’s All Ability Playground

 

Maple School Playground Committee’s  Vision

 

The vision of the Maple School Playground Committee with the Maple PTO is to create a fun and safe playground where middle school youth of all abilities can have social interaction in a space which promotes play, exercise, and learning, as they interact with one another.

 

Why Fundraising?

 

Many community members are curious as to why middle school students would still want or need a playground.  When the concept of a new building for Maple School was initiated, there was no playground/park in the plans.  Later, district administrators began asking the students what they felt was one of the most important things to have at the new school. To everyone's surprise, many of the students responded, “We want a playground.”

 

The district then decided that it was important to move forward on plans to build a playground at the new Maple School that was most conducive to student social, emotional, and physical health. Consequently, during a meeting of the Maple Playground Committee and PTO, administrators asked Student Council members to find out what types of equipment they envisioned in their playground space. The kids provided valuable and thoughtful input. After much discussion, they decided they wanted a place where every student would have a place to interact together, regardless of physical abilities.  

 

Active Play

 

Experts agree on the importance of getting children moving regardless of their age.  The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows a large decline in physical activity levels in youth. The message is simple. Students need to get out and play!  Many parks are geared to a younger age group which makes older children shy away from using them. The new Maple School playground/park is designed so that all who visit will find ways to be active.

 

Making it Happen - Spread the Word about “Giving Tuesday,” on November 27th

 

In order to make this vision a reality District 30’s Maple School Playground committee members are calling on District 30’s generous communities.  This playground is for more than just Maple School. It is for everyone. Fundraising will begin on “Giving Tuesday, November 27th.”

 

Business and individual donations are welcomed.  Community members are welcome to reach out to PTO Co-President, Erin Sommer for additional information at maplepto@district30.org. New website and Facebook pages will be up and running and ready to accept donations beginning on November 20 at MaplePTO.org

 

In December/January, a scratch card fundraising event will also take place.  These scratch cards will be distributed district-wide with simple raffle prizes:  Maple School spirit wear, water bottles, and car magnets.

 

For more information, community members are welcome to reach out to PTO Co-President, Erin Sommer at maplepto@district30.org.