a Private Academy in the Catholic Tradition

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Playground Initiative:



Several articles link increased fitness to increased test scores, lower obesity rates, and overall better health. Currently our playground consists of one climbing dome, a basketball pad, and a small play structure which is in poor condition. Our students would benefit tremendously from a playground with commercial grade equipment designed for school playgrounds. Students would benefit in terms of test scores, better health, and the chance to play on safe equipment. Pope John Paul II Academy strives to make the education of students affordable to parents, and thus relies on a great deal of fundraising. We need help from our supporters to make our playground a reality. 

Our fundraising site for this cause (YouCaring) features the designs for three similar playgrounds, and three different vendors. Cost estimates for shipping and installation run between 58 thousand and 68 thousand. These fees are inclusive of everything except permits, levelling, utility location, and disposal of old equipment. Our goal is to remove the little tykes structure which is in poor condition, which is shown next to the climbing dome in the second picture.

Thank you from,
Pope John Paul II Academy Parents, Students and Staff