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PSUSD playgrounds transform with new recess program

Wallace Elementary Gets New Peaceful Playgrounds Recess Program By Shannon Rapose / Kern Valley Sun During winter break, a handful of Wallace staff and volunteers went to work painting hundreds of colorful shapes, playful footprints and multipurpose game boundaries in the play areas of the Wallace Elementary School and in the Kindergarten yard as part [...]

By |2018-05-15T16:53:35+00:00April 14th, 2018|Newspapers Articles|0 Comments

The New Peaceful Playground at Wampus

Peaceful Playgrounds Provides and Improved Recess Experience The Byram Hills Education Foundation, Inc. (BHEF) and the Debra Leipman Yale Memorial Fund (DLYMF) recently announced the opening of the new Peaceful Playground recess program at Wampus Elementary School in Armonk. A ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the occasion which was attended by the entire third, fourth and fifth-grade [...]

By |2018-03-29T06:57:04+00:00March 29th, 2018|News and Media, Newspapers Articles|0 Comments

Playgrounds Serve as Microcosm of the World

Peaceful Playgrounds january 23, 2018 by carrie froese,  I recently read a publication in the NY Times Sunday Review called My Kid’s First Lesson in Realpolitik.   Annie Pfeifer is a parent bemoaning the need for our children to stand up to bullies.  There is recognition of the fact that “helicopter parents” swoop in with speed and vehemence [...]

By |2018-05-31T11:28:16+00:00January 24th, 2018|News and Media, Newspapers Articles|0 Comments

Mother Petitions School Board for Playground Supervision Guidelines from Peaceful Playgrounds

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 |2018-01-05T11:36:43+00:00July 21st, 2017|Newspapers Articles|0 Comments

Concord Road School paves the way for kinder recess

By Jackie Lupo TIM LAMORTE/RIVERTOWNS ENTERPRISE 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 [...]

By |2017-12-27T14:41:19+00:00January 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 [...]

By |2017-12-27T14:41:19+00:00January 2nd, 2016|News and Media, Newspapers Articles|0 Comments

Grant Helps Bloomington School Develop Peaceful Playground

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 [...]

By |2017-12-27T14:41:21+00:00January 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 [...]

By |2017-12-27T14:41:22+00:00September 4th, 2014|News and Media, Newsletter, Newspapers Articles|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. Index Featured Articles [...]

By |2017-12-27T14:41:26+00:00November 18th, 2013|Newsletter|0 Comments

Recess Makes Kids Smarter: Scholastic Magazine

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 [...]

By |2017-12-27T14:41:27+00:00October 30th, 2013|Magazines, News and Media|0 Comments

Playground project adds interactive playground map

MARILYN FORBES I FOR THE TRIBUNE-REVIEW Enjoying the U.S. map on the Menallen Elementary School playground are students (from left) Matthew Zsiros, 11, Echo Shaffer, 10, Colton May, 7 and Hunter Sabatula, 6. The parents and the staff of the Menallen Elementary School playground committee have been striving for two years to make [...]

By |2017-12-27T14:41:27+00:00September 16th, 2013|News and Media, Newspapers Articles|0 Comments

New playground games promote peaceful play

MacArthur School in Hoffman Estates is the third school in District 54 to implement the Peaceful Playground program, which provides colorful blacktop games that promote active, healthy play. (Kate Thayer/Tribune) 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 [...]

By |2017-12-27T14:41:27+00:00September 16th, 2013|News and Media, Newspapers Articles|0 Comments

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

Danielle Curtis School recess activities at Nottingham Elementary 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 [...]

By |2017-12-27T14:41:27+00:00September 16th, 2013|News and Media, Newspapers Articles|0 Comments

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