Thursday, May 21, 2009

Templeton Playground Renovation

Did you know that Templeton Elementary School’s playgrounds are the oldest in the school corporation? It’s true! The cushioned surface is rapidly crumbling and the play structures are showing signs of wear. Too little shade and green space adds to a playground that doesn’t really encourage the active play we know the kids need. The Templeton PTO has been hard at work planning for a full-scale renovation including new equipment, surfacing, and trees. We are in the process of fundraising for this $65,000 project, and are making good progress. Last spring, the kids themselves raised over $1000! But with the second highest poverty rate in the MCCSC, Templeton families and teachers need some help to make this new playground a reality. We would like to invite all neighbors to contribute to making our neighborhood school safe, healthy and beautiful for our children.

If you can help, please send your tax deductible donation to the FMCCS (Foundation of Monroe County Community Schools) earmarking it in the memo line for the “Templeton Playground Fund.” Their address is 315 North Drive, Bloomington, IN 47401.

If you would like more information about the Templeton Playground Renovation, please contact neighbors Angela Lexmond (339-0782; or Jennifer Livesay (334-0764; We know that a safe and beautiful school playground is a visible way that we show our care for children and benefits everyone in the neighborhood by making it a place where people want to live. Please help us make it happen!

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