1802, 2019

Painting Peaceful Playgrounds at Wallace

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 [...]

1404, 2018

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 [...]

2903, 2018

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 [...]

2401, 2018

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 [...]

2107, 2017

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 [...]

201, 2016

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 [...]

1001, 2015

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 [...]

409, 2014

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 [...]

1609, 2013

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 [...]

1609, 2013

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. [...]

1609, 2013

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 [...]

1609, 2013

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

Talbott Spring Elementary Aims to Reduce Bullying and Conflicts. Talbott Springs Elementary School gets a playground make-over with Peaceful Playgrounds to reduce bullying and playground confrontations. By Lauren Rosenberg Bullying reduction comes in many different forms.  Armed with cans of red, yellow, lime green and blue paint [...]

209, 2013

Peaceful Playgrounds encourages positive behavior

 PTO and teachers target positive behavior outcomes with installing Peaceful Playgrounds 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 [...]

209, 2013

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

'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 [...]

209, 2013

Fifty year-old playground gets Peaceful Playground makeover

Lemmer Elementary opens with new playground makeover By Jason Raiche - staff writer ( , Daily Press Students at Lemmer Elementary have new playground markings. ESCANABA - Students at Lemmer Elementary School now have new playground makeover allowing them ample opportunities for fun games and activities during recess. [...]

2808, 2013

MIS cuts ribbon on Peaceful Playground

Ribbon cutting on new Peaceful Playground Monticello Intermediate School's new "Peaceful Playground" was dedicated Friday morning, with students and adults joining to celebrate the opening of the new play space, which is designed to provide games that will teach children conflict resolution and cooperation skills, and combat childhood [...]

203, 2013

On the Path to Playground Peace Thanks to PEP Grant

PEP Grant funds provides letter and number grids to Moorpark Schools as part of Peaceful Playgrounds Program.  Moorpark Acorn News 10-28-2011 New program in school district battles bullying By Darleen Principe Moorpark kids are learning how to keep the peace on the playground, one conflict at a time [...]

801, 2013

Play Right at Recess- It’s Like A Miracle

Play Right Marni Pyke The Northwest Herald A year ago, controlled bedlam reigned in the South Elementary School playground in Crystal Lake during recess. Children played a chaotic version of soccer that led to brawls and name calling. Those intimidated by the rough games wandered around the playground aimlessly at [...]

801, 2013

Eliminate School Recess? California State University San Marcos

Eliminate School Recess? Let's Skip It! Melinda Bossenmeyer, Ed.D. California State University San Marcos Every decade or so educators stumble upon a really bad idea. The elimination of school recess is one such current example. Citing valid, yet, inconveniencing reasons such as liability concerns, supervision hardships, and the pressure to [...]

801, 2013

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 [...]

801, 2013

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 [...]

801, 2013

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 [...]


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