The GW PTO Contributes $5,000 to Natural Playscape Project.

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The GW Elementary School PTO has made an end-of-year contribution in the amount of $5,000.00 to its partner the Hudson Valley Montessori Educators for the Natural Playscape Project being planned to begin in September, 2013.  The funds were raised by the GW PTO during the 2012/2013 school year.

In January, the GW PTO created its own Natural Playscape Committee that boasts close to 30 members in partnership with the HVME to apply for a $15,000 grant through the city of Kingston’s Community Development Block Grant. Although their proposal was selected in June, the group is still awaiting word as to when their award will be released (tentatively scheduled in August) so that the group may begin its visioning process with the school community. A build of two locations that include an outdoor classroom and augmentation of the existing playground with natural playscape elements will be organized in the Spring of 2014.

For more information on the Natural Playscape project, visit this LINK or join their FACEBOOK fan page.