Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Playground Project Update

Well, we are now a few days away from our build day, and construction has already started on the playground.  Make sure to take a drive by to see all the progress that has been made this far. 

Thank you to everyone who has signed up to volunteer.  It is great to have you on board!  In the next few days a committee member will be contacting you to finalize your job and volunteer time.  We have assigned everyone to a job but don’t worry there will be lots of time to watch the events unfold.  It is going to be a fun day. 

This form will be emailed to you prior to the event; please fill it out and bring it with you on build day (May 26).  This will speed up the registration process and will help to get you working and making a difference quicker!

We have arranged for parking on the day of the build.  You are welcome to in the Kwik Kopy parking lot at 91 Euston St. and at Invesco located at 119 Euston St. 
Thank you to both businesses for their support.

All Let Them Be Kids projects dedicate the finished playground to a fallen hero or another important community member.  We have chosen Captain Nichola Goddard.   Captain Nichola Goddard, (May 2, 1980 – May 17, 2006) was the first female Canadian combat soldier killed in Afghanistan.   We chose Nicola because we believe that her passion, drive, determination and love of life are characteristics that we want our children and their school community, to strive for throughout their lives.  On the day of the build, there will be a ceremony at 2pm celebrating our community and Captain Goddard.   

We are excited to have volunteers helping out the day of our build but would not want to see anyone getting hurt on this very positive and enjoyable day.  We are not providing childcare but will have supervised children's activities for children ages 4-10 for those parents volunteering on the day of the build.  Activities will include, children's games, crafts, etc.  Hope to see and your children on the day of our build!

v  What to wear?  Dress for activity; although none of the work is overly strenuous, you should be dressed for working around the “yard”.  If you are painting, working on the playgrounds or any of the other types of work... you are going to get dirty and want to dress for it...please no open toe shoes or sandals; better safe than sorry.  Please bring work gloves if you have them!
v  What is the schedule for the day?  You will receive a schedule for the day one week prior to the event and it will be posted on the web site at that time as well.
v  What if it rains?  The project goes rain or shine...only in a case of extreme weather would we postpone...in the unlikely event that happened, we would go the following Saturday.
v  When do we eat?  Coffee will be served in the morning and lunch will be served from 11:30 am till 1 pm.  More info to come. 
v  Any other questions, please don’t hesitate to ask by calling the school (368-6985), or go to our website for more info (www.stjean.ltbk.ca).

Again, thank you in advance for your help and your willingness to build a brighter today and a better tomorrow for the kids.

Project Details

Build Day - May 26, 2012
Dotmocracy Day - February 2, 2012
Announcement Day - January 19, 2012, 1pm