The event is over, but you can still donate toward the playgrounds project!
Level the playing field with us!
This year we are raising money to "level the playing field" and build better playgrounds for children of all abilities during and after school.
Did you know that currently there is no public place for children of all abilities to play safely in our community? The new playground initiative would aim to change that by establishing the first ADA-accessible playgrounds in Fox Point and Bayside.
Featured here are photos of students utilizing the current facilities—it is about time we give them even more opportunity to play, create and socialize in a fun and meaningful way.
There is compelling data about the benefits of active play and free-range socialization for children of all abilities. Especially now that the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of the outdoors!
Having stimulating outdoor spaces promotes social intelligence, allows students to recharge between academic sessions, and encourages movement throughout the day for greater physical health.
Read more about the campaign here.
Check out The Benefits of Play in Children by Marie Hartel-Walker, Ed.D.
The Fox Point-Bayside Educational Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization comprised of a volunteer group of parents and community members dedicated to enhancing the learning environment of students at Stormonth Elementary and Bayside Middle Schools. The Foundation supports District initiatives and capital improvements to school property, equipment for classrooms and buildings, and special projects. Since its inception in 1993, the Foundation has provided items ranging from mobile computer labs, Smartboards, and sound systems to defibrillators and landscaping projects. Your commitment has helped make our schools better, our kids brighter, and our teachers happier.