Archive for October 22, 2009
There were so many great images from today’s Peyton Forest Elementary playground build with KaBOOM! and The Home Depot, so we thought we’d offer this little photo gallery. We’ll see if we can get some more images up, and will let you know if/when we do! Until then, enjoy …
For Peyton Forest Elementary ESOL teacher Beth Bolden (pictured, above left), the six-hour construction of an entirely new playground was the culmination of a three-year dream. For Principal Karen Barlow Brown (pictured, above right), it confirmed the commitment of her staff and the surrounding community to make her school a better place for her students.
More than 350 volunteers — mostly from Home Depot‘s national transportation staff and contractors — joined in with KaBOOM! to built yet another playground for Atlanta Public Schools on Thursday, just a few weeks after KaBOOM! coordinated a playground build at Fickett Elementary. This is a particularly special playground for APS, as it will also feature an interactive nature trail to take advantage of the adjacent forest and creek. (A trail had been cleared during a spring beautification project.) The grounds also will feature two outdoor classroom areas and a butterfly and bird habitat. Students painted birdhouses for the habitat, and participated in other activities including gardening.
Atlanta Public Schools introduces the inaugural APS Neighborhood Celebration at 2 p.m. Sat., Nov. 21, at North Atlanta High School. Part pep rally, part open house, the “All for All, One by One” event will celebrate our neighborhood schools through student performances, a “Parade of Schools,” school displays, a canned food drive and even a few surprises!
Parents, prospective students, Realtors and school, civic and business partners from the Northside community are invited to attend to experience what’s happening at their neighborhood APS school. For more information, please call 404-802-2836 or email email@example.com
Saturday, November 21, 2009
North Atlanta High School
2875 Northside Dr., NW
Atlanta, GA 30305