– Our Annual Appeal –
This campaign for the 2021-2022 school year focuses on programs and strategies to usher in a more egalitarian learning process that encourages new ways of thinking, growing and thriving at both the elementary and middle school levels.
It was with great pride that the Fox Point-Bayside Educational Foundation was able to support more than half the cost of the new playgrounds at Stormonth Elementary and Bayside Middle Schools with generous donations from our community.
Beyond establishing modern and inviting new equipment for students of all abilities, the new playgrounds are inspiring programs and strategies to further achieve our mission of improving the learning environments at both schools.
The Educational Foundation is leading the fundraising efforts to support the district’s plans to enhance learning in creative ways with our new campaign called All Things For All Students. We have set a goal to raise $20,000 before the end of 2021 toward this campaign.=
These funds will support programs and strategies to usher in a learning process that encourages new ways of thinking, growing and thriving at both the elementary and middle school levels such as:
- Motor labs for early education
- STEAM clubs aimed at inspiring our students
- Advancing the maker spaces at both schools with high tech equipment
- And more
All Things For All Students is a simple statement that if used to guide and structure initiatives for our district, could mobilize significant change among our student body, future leaders and community.
We are asking you, the families and residents of our generous community, to help us reach our goal of $20,000 by December 31, 2021. Please help us breathe life into these initiatives with a tax-deductible donation of any amount before the end of 2021.
Our last campaign was to build new playgrounds. Why?
As the district wants to get kids outside as much as possible now and for years to come, the dilapidated nature of our previous playground spaces was a disservice and worked against efforts to give kids a break from screens, masks, etc.
There is compelling data about the benefits of active play and free-range socialization for children of all abilities.
Having stimulating outdoor spaces promotes social intelligence, allows students to recharge between academic sessions, and encourages movement throughout the day for greater physical health.
Check out, The Benefits of Play in Children by Marie Hartel-Walker, Ed.D.