Playground Improvement


Healthy Campus Initiative
Our school, Whitestone Elementary, is over 20 years old, and is in great need of an upgrade.  The outdoor areas where our children play lack the necessary features present in more modern schools. The Whitestone Playground and Healthy Campus Initiative was implemented in 2012 to improve our school's outdoor facilities. In 2013, the Initiative's fundraising efforts allowed us to re-grade playground areas to solve erosion and drainage issues and install new sod and irrigation system.  In 2014, the Initiative's fundraising efforts allowed us to install shade tarps over the two main playscapes, improve the existing running track by building concrete ribbon curbs to prevent erosion of the trail and add more crushed granite to the trail, and install commercial-grade picnic tables and trash cans for outdoor learning.
The next goals of the Playground Initiative are to: 
-Solve Courtyard drainage problems by piping water from existing downspouts to storm sewer drains 
-Build outdoor Science Classroom in Courtyard 
-Install commercial-grade picnic tables and trash can in outdoor Science Classroom
-Install shade tarp over the Science area 
-Install raised garden beds for outdoor planting
You can find the detail of the phases with images in the Playground Improvements Brochure.
 If you would like to join the initiative, please email Jen Foronato.
Our goal for the 2014-2015, 2015-2016, and 2016-2017 phase of construction is to raise $60,000 by May 30, 2017.  Donations to this project will be permanently recognized at the school.  Click on the Donor Form on the left side of this page to see Donor Levels.
If you would like to donate to the Playground Initiative, you can donate in the Online Store .
Your generous tax-deductible gift to the Playground and Healthy Campus Initiative will directly and positively impact the daily lives of 850 children for years and years to come.
Suggestions / Ideas / Comments: 
We welcome any ideas or suggestions during this process - please fill out the Playground Survey below.