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.
Learn about last year's campaign
During the 2020-2021 school year we raised money to "level the playing field" and build better playgrounds for children of all abilities during and after school.
Did you know that before the new playgrounds at our schools there was no public place for children of all abilities to play safely in our community? The new playground initiative successfully changed that by establishing the first ADA-accessible playgrounds in Fox Point and Bayside.
Featured here are photos of students utilizing the old facilities. The photos clearly show that it was about time we gave our students more and better opportunities to play, create and socialize in fun and meaningful ways. The comparison to what we have been able to build is incredible. Take a look at the new photos and videos of the new facilities here and here.
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.