Kern Valley Sun Article By Shannon Rapose During a winter break, parents and staff came together to paint hundreds of shapes, footprints and multiuse game markings in the play areas on the Wallace playground creating a "Peaceful Playground." According to Brian Polston, principal of Kernville and Wallace Elementary, "the mission of Peaceful Playgrounds is to [...]
Playgrounds serve to be a microcosm of the world where our kids learn important lessons. They are filled with students who are human. Perfection may not be possible but the aspiration to create a peaceful playground is paramount. We want our future generation to accept that everyone is invited to the party and we all [...]
School Grants Now Available for California Schools Give your students a boost in the 2019-2020 school year with a Game On grant, school breakfast grant, or parent-led grant. Receive funding and resources to increase physical activity opportunities, improve nutrition initiatives, or expand breakfast participation to make sure students are healthier and better prepared to learn. [...]
Voices for Healthy Kids is offering new grant opportunities. This round of funding will be an open call for proposals. Applications should support a Voices for Healthy Kids Policy Lever and be submitted by the deadline of January 11, 2019 - 5 PM PST. This will be the last open call for applications until June 2019. The [...]
The New York Life Foundation's Aim High Grant Period is Open! The New York Life Foundation is seeking applicants for its Aim High local grant program to support afterschool, summer, or expanded learning programs serving middle schoolers. A total of 26 grant awards will be made nationwide. Take a look to see which grant category is a [...]
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The Connecticut PE Conference will feature Carrie Flint from Peaceful Playgrounds presenting on the Peaceful Playgrounds Recess Program and strategies for a successful school recess experience for students and staff. Carrie Flint, Musical PE Representing Peaceful Playgrounds Presentations Thursday Nov.15, 2018 *Recess and How it Enhances Learning *Recess: No Longer Just Fun and Games [...]
Kids Gardening Invites Applications for School Garden Packages, Deadline: Dec 17. Garden supply packages valued at up to $2,100 will be awarded to school and youth educational garden projects.
America Walks is excited to announce another round of the popular Community Change Grant program. This program will award grantees $1,500.00 in community stipends for projects related to creating healthy, active, and engaged places to live, work and play. Projects should be able to demonstrate how they will create healthy, active, and engaged communities that [...]
Equity Matters: Recess Equity matters in public education. When you do some searching you’ll find that there is a disparity between wealthy and low-income public schools who receive recess. According to the Center for Public Education, the more low-income a school the less recess they are likely to have. This statistic is both sad and [...]
Deadline Approaching: SHAPE America Impact Schools Grant Program Apply by October 6 As part of our commitment to 50 Million Strong, SHAPE America is dedicated to giving back to communities in high-need areas across the country. Our new SHAPE America Impact Schools grant program will provide much-needed funds and professional development opportunities to [...]
Discipline Alternatives to Withholding Recess I received this question from a parent. Regarding her child's school withholding recess games for discipline reasons. "My child’s school has started using Peaceful Playgrounds and the children have been prohibited from playing soccer, basketball, kickball, or making up their own games. My kids are very upset by [...]
Apply Today: $10,000 Physical Activity Grant Program Skillastics® and SHAPE America are partnering for the second annual Skillastics Physical Activity Grant Program. Skillastics will award five grants to elementary, middle and/or secondary health and physical educators totaling $10,000. Each grant will provide up to $1,000 of Skillastics products and up to $1,000 for the educator [...]
Project Learning Tree Greenworks Grants Closing Date: September 30th 2018 Project Learning Tree offers GreenWorks! grants up to $1,000 to schools and youth organizations for environmental service-learning projects that link classroom learning to the real world. Students implement an action project they help design to green their school or to improve an aspect of their [...]
Discipline on the Playground Guidance for Playgrounds Supervisors & Staff Discipline on the playground is a challenge at most school sites. Most schools, however, strictly enforce classroom rules and procedures in order to maintain a safe classroom environment for students. When students go to the playground for recess, the classroom rules are not adequate for [...]