Murrieta School Wins School Safety Award

Murrieta School Honored - December 1999 James Nash The Press-Enterprise - 12/99 Since 1995, the Peaceful Playgrounds program won the School Safety Award for preventing broken limbs, bloody noses and other playground injuries at E. Hale Curran Elementary School. This week, the program will bring the Murrieta school a statewide school safety award from the California School [...]

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Peaceful Playgrounds Reduction In Playground Problems

How to have a Peaceful Playgrounds - 1999 Hopscotch and colorful games to curb playground problems Aria Lopez-Rosende Principal, Pioneer Elementary I first learned about Peaceful Playgrounds (PP) as a classroom teacher over 10 years ago and heard about the resulting  reduction in playground problems. Then I became I Principal of Pioneer Elementary [...]

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Playground Safety Award Given for Peaceful Playgrounds Program

Golden Bell Award - 1999 California School Boards Association E. Hale Curran Elementary School Murrieta Valley Unified School District Riverside County Dr. Chet Francisco, Superintendent; Judy Rosen, Board President; David Koltovich, Principal Peaceful Playgrounds is a comprehensive playground safety program that brought about an 82 percent drop in injuries on the playground and an 86 percent [...]

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School Playgrounds Can Be Safe

School Safety Update - October 1998 National School Safety Center Pepperdine University - Malibu, CA "As a  playground supervisor at an elementary school for six years, grade school playgrounds are not for the meek!" says Janis Dingwall, Cedarhurst Elementary School, Seattle. Each year over 200,000 children are injured on school playgrounds. That is 200,000 children sustain [...]

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Painted Game Markings : Family Circle Magazine

From the Editor Family Circle Magazine From the Editor - 04/01/1998 "We used to run around like crazy at lunchtime," admits my son, Matthew, who is a fourth grader at Roberge School in River Vale, New Jersey. "Now we have neat stuff  to do." That neat stuff consists of colorfully planned painted game markings, such [...]

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Recess Program Reduces Playground Conflicts and Rough Play

South Elementary School Web Parents Information - 2001 Parents Information Website - 2001 Illinois - South School has utilized the Peaceful Playgrounds Program successfully for the past two years. This program, developed by Melinda Bossenmeyer, Ed.D. has had a great impact playground conflicts and rough play  during recess time. Playground conflicts and rough play have been reduced to [...]

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Peaceful Playgrounds is Honored for their Work in Recreation

National Friend of Recreation Award for Peaceful Playgrounds American Association for Leisure and Recreation For Immediate Release: May 2, 2002 Contact: Steve Forest (703) 476-3472 Peaceful Playgrounds was awarded the American Association for Leisure and Recreation Friend of Recreation Award last month during the organization’s national convention and exposition in San Diego, CA. Peaceful Playgrounds founder Melinda [...]

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Carlsbad school achieves peaceful playground

  Lisa Petrillo The San Diego Union Tribune - 05/02 Five year old Kaelyn Rincand enjoys her peaceful playground experience. Given the jungle rules of some school playgrounds, where the biggest and toughest tend to dominate, consider the scene recently at El Camino Creek Elementary. A recess came and went, with 822 [...]

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A Perfect Playground is an Accessible Playground

Peaceful Playgrounds games and markings are painted at ground level making it easy for wheelchairs and walkers to maneuver around the playground. A Perfect Playground - Fun for Everyone When Its An Accessible Playground Palaestra Magazine Cover Story - Spring 2002 - Part 1 In sunny Southern California, where most days allow for [...]

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The Lay of the Land With Colorful Playground Games

Summer 2002 By Greg Bennett Today's Playground Magazine There is much more to a school playground than the local play structure. There are basketball hoops, swing sets and playground games. There are open areas to play on and there are softball diamonds. But often these open areas are underused. The more popular areas often put [...]

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A Plan for Playground Games

PTO Today Magazine April 2003 Playground Bullying and Conflicts Decrease Recess is meant to be a break from the classroom, a time for making friends and make-believe. But in reality, recess often involves intense competition, playground bullying, and conflicts that carry over into the classroom. As enrollments have risen at elementary schools across the country, [...]

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Mount Shasta’s: Peaceful Playground

By Paul Boerger Mount Shasta News September 2003 The Mount Shasta Elementary School playground has been recently transformed by a group of parents and citizens from the old style run around and see what happens play yard into a colorful, organized and Peaceful Playground. With approximately $1,700 from the local fund-raising group Partners in Education [...]

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North School PTA Organizing School into Peaceful Playground

By Jane Long The Breeze-Courier September 2003 North School PTA organizes school into a Peaceful Playground which reduced playground problems and conflicts. Taylorville - Recess - it's supposed to provide young students with a time to release pent up energy after sitting at their desks, a time to make friends and have fun while [...]

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Bellview’s New Playground Design

 September 2003 Sample school playground design by Peaceful Playgrounds. By Lynn Atkins Rogers Hometown News At Bellview Elementary, the newest tool for teachers measures 40 feet by 100 feet.It's their new playground design by Peaceful Playgrounds.  It's also the perfect example of teamwork between the school, the parents and the city, according to [...]

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More Fun with Productive Play During Outdoor Recess

By Jane Long The Breeze-Courier October 2003 Students enjoy outdoor recess with lots of game choices. Taylorville - Four third-grade students at North Elementary School urgently request bean bags from the playground supervisor in order to play hopscotch as outdoor recess starts. They grab the bags, run to the game board stenciled on the concrete and [...]

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