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Mother Petitions School Board for Playground Supervision Guidelines from Peaceful Playgrounds

Playground Guidelines

After a school playground incident involving a first-grade student, a child’s mother, Mrs. Romeno petitioned the local School Board to consider playground safety guidelines from Peaceful Playgrounds designed to keep all kids safe on the playground. The incident has turned the mother into an advocate for school playground safety at Guilderland. She presented the board […]

By |July 21st, 2017|Newspapers Articles|0 Comments

Making A Difference: Lexington Students Have “Peaceful” Playground

LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Some Lexington students are kicking off the new school year with a brand new playground.

The new playground at Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary School is a series of diagrams painted on the blacktop of a parking lot.

It includes popular kids games like 4 Square, 21, bean bag tosses, and Hopscotch.

The […]

By |August 18th, 2016|News and Media|0 Comments

Concord Road School paves the way for kinder recess

By Jackie Lupo


December 11, 2015

Second-graders use the playground during recess on Dec. 7.

ARDSLEY — Recess can be fun for some elementary school students, but stressful for newcomers or those who lack strong social skills. Hoping to promote a culture of kindness on the playground, Concord Road Elementary School recently joined two initiatives gathering […]

By |January 7th, 2016|News and Media, Newsletter|0 Comments

Painting Peaceful Playground Games in Oklahoma Schools

Painting Peaceful Playground Games in Oklahoma Schools, July 2015
by: Blake Taylor Lawrence Elementary, Wichita, KS and Vaughn Humbolt, Rosalia, KS
In January of 2015, I was asked by Lindsi Lemons the Program Director of Schools for a Healthy Lifestyle, and Jason Hasty of the Putnam School district, if I would be interested in Painting peaceful playground […]

By |January 2nd, 2016|News and Media, Newspapers Articles|0 Comments

Grant Helps Bloomington School Develop Peaceful Playground

4 square court

The Herald Times by Mary Keck

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Visit Marlin Elementary School during recess and you’ll see kids hopping across yellow, blue and red numbers, letters and symbols on the blacktop, their shoes hitting each foot printed on the pavement or stopping on numbers. It is part of the Peaceful Playgrounds Program.  Students can […]

By |January 10th, 2015|News and Media, Newspapers Articles|0 Comments

Peaceful Playgrounds participates in 2014 NFL- United Way Kickoff Event

by RACHEL DAWSON,  Federal Way Mirror Reporter  Sept.  3, 2014

Former Seahawks Steve Largent, Mack Strong, and Warren Moon joined more than 50 volunteers and representatives of United Way of King County and Dairy Management Inc. to help uplift Federal Way’s Lake Grove Elementary playground on students’ first day back to school.

As the second-oldest campus in the […]

By |September 4th, 2014|News and Media, Newsletter, Newspapers Articles|0 Comments

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By |January 16th, 2014|News and Media, Newsletter|0 Comments

Play Nice Newsletter Archive

The Play Nice Newsletter archive hosts the twice monthly posting of the Play Nice Newsletter.  It is usually published on the first and 15th of each month.  The Play Nice Newsletter covers topics such as: recess, PE, children’s health, school playgrounds, nutrition, physical activity and childhood obesity.

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By |November 18th, 2013|Newsletter|0 Comments

Recess Makes Kids Smarter: Scholastic Magazine

Recess makes kids smarter

By Caralee Adams, Instructor Magazine

Each day in the classroom kids are being told: “Be quiet. Sit still. Be quiet. Sit still,” says Nelly Torres, a parent of a first and a fourth grader in the Chicago Public Schools. “That’s because they need their recess.”

Torres, 42, still lives in the same neighborhood she grew up in. […]

By |October 30th, 2013|Magazines, News and Media|0 Comments

Playground project adds interactive playground map

U.S. map on the Menallen Elementary School playground

The parents and the staff of the Menallen Elementary School playground committee have been striving for two years to make the outside play area a nicer and safer environment for the students, and a recently attained fun and an interactive playground map brings them one step closer.

Parent and committee member Shelly May recently entered a […]

By |September 16th, 2013|News and Media, Newspapers Articles|0 Comments

New playground games promote peaceful play

Peaceful Playgrounds Mac Arthur school

By Kate Thayer TribLocal reporter

Recess isn’t just about swinging and sliding for some students in District 54. Instead, they’re playing problem-solving playground games with the aid of colorful drawings on the blacktop.

This year, Douglas MacArthur Elementary School in Hoffman Estates became the third school in the district to begin the Peaceful Playground program. In the […]

By |September 16th, 2013|News and Media, Newspapers Articles|0 Comments

School Recess gets a dose of peace at Nottingham West in Hudson

physical activity

Danielle Curtis

Photo by : William Wrobel  The Telegraph

When one player made a mistake and wanted a “do-over,” others reminded him that was against the rules, and he quietly, if somewhat unhappily, returned to playing.

And in another area of the Hudson school’s playground, students picked teams for a kickball game, choosing players based on the color […]

By |September 16th, 2013|News and Media, Newspapers Articles|0 Comments

School Days: Peaceful Playground has students on the move and reducing bullying.

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Talbott Spring Elementary Aims to Reduce Bullying and Conflicts.

By Lauren Rosenberg

Bullying reduction comes in many different forms.  Armed with cans of red, yellow, lime green and blue paint and rolls of masking tape, approximately 15 parents and staff members, along with a half-dozen students from Talbott Springs Elementary School, spent April 30 painting various shapes […]

By |September 16th, 2013|News and Media, Newspapers Articles|0 Comments

Peaceful Playgrounds encourages positive behavior

Peaceful Playgrounds behavior support

 PTO and teachers target positive behavior outcomes with installing Peaceful Playgrounds

Nearly two dozen parents, teachers and students arrived at Donaldson Way Elementary School early Saturday morning to help paint a new “peaceful playground” for students, a press release reported this week.

According to the statement issued by the school’s Parent Teacher Association, last spring the PTA […]

By |September 2nd, 2013|News and Media, Newspapers Articles|0 Comments

Fun, Colorful, and FREE ‘Peaceful Playground Recess Program’ on the way!

PEP Grant-Peaceful Playground

‘Peaceful Playground’ recess program to be installed with Lowe’s Grant funds

The district is pleased to announce it has received a $5,000 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant to design and install a “Peaceful Playground” recess program on campus over the summer.

Peaceful Playgrounds are collections of colorful, permanent, and inexpensive ground-based games kids love to play and […]

By |September 2nd, 2013|Grants, News and Media, Newspapers Articles|0 Comments

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