Presentation on theme: "MONROVIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PLAYGROUND IMPROVEMENT PLAN"— Presentation transcript:
1 MONROVIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PLAYGROUND IMPROVEMENT PLAN This past summer the community advisors asked me to help put together a detailed plan for the playgrounds at MES.By detailed plan we need quotes, lead times, installation plans, and schedule/timelines.What I’m about to share with you is an update on our progress, we are still seeking funding for several of these projects.We need to complete this detailed plan before Oct, so that we can put in requests for funding.Introduce playground committee: Community Advisors: T. Clemons, Q. Thomas, R.Wietlake; Teacher representative: T.Jones; Parent Volunteers Brian Mellburg and M.PriceI’d also like to recognize our school board representative Jeff Anderson & principle Dr.Davis for their continued support, and commitment towards making this possible.
2 Current South Playground Situation Play equipment capacity for ~ 60 childrenDrainage problems near buildingMajor sidewalks not connectedVery little grassPea gravel spread everywhereNo shadeSloped landscape on west sideRailroad ties need replacingWooden play structure in poor condition and needs replacingHere’s a look at our current situation.targeting South playground, since MCBOE has plans to extend the bus lane in the front of the school.Planning on expanding the south playground and opening it up to all grade-levels.Fencing already moved to create wide-open spaces
3 New Playground Equipment Project Lead: Timmy Clemmons & Tammy JonesCAPACITY : Up to 54 ChildrenAGE: yrs.SIZE: 32’L X 37’WUSE ZONE: 44’L X 49’WWEIGHT: 4,827 lbs.PLAYLAND MODEL PS KIDSPLAY MODELNew equipment to replace the wooden structureCurrently have two quotes & seeking a 3rd from MCBOE suppliers.8-10 week lead times –17 Play Events Featuring:Deep Rung Arch ClimberChute SlideCargo Net ClimberTriple Rail SlideLily Pad BridgeOpen Spiral SlideArched BridgeWave Slide
4 Basketball and Soccer Equipment Project Lead: Brian Mellberg & William PowellPlan to add two HEAVY-DUTY b-ball goals, one on the existing concrete pad and MCBOE is pouring a new 25 x 25 Pad for the second – two week lead times on goalsBrian has approached local AYSO organization and they are willing to help with purchasing the goals.
5 Grade Appropriate Playground Supplies Project Lead: Quintessa ThomasThe ball packs are on order, considering other suppliers such as Jump Rope etc.Plan is to have at least two b-balls, footballs, soccer balls, kick balls, and jump ropes for each grade level.
6 PavilionProject Lead: Richard Wietlake & Mike PricePlan calls for a 15 x 15 foot wooden structure with a blue metal roof, located in the center of the playground. Home Depot is helping build the structure as part of a community service project.Plan calls for a 15 x 15 foot pavilion, located in the center of the playground. Home Depot is helping build the structure as part of a community service project.
7 Future Playground Layout New SidewalkNew EquipmentNew B-Ball GoalsPavilionMulch/JuniperSoccer GoalsFencingGrass – Sod/SeedJeff Road at the bottom, school in top right corner……
8 Irrigation / Sprinkler System Unscheduled ProjectsReplace Railroad TiesIrrigation / Sprinkler SystemNeed to identify a Project LeadSpecify design / zoning / systemObtain quotes from MCBOE approved sourcesPresent detailed plan and request fundingLandscaping / SodInclude Trees, Juniper, Mulch, & TopsoilUnscheduled projects – need helpLooking for volunteers with experience in irrigation and landscapingRealistically, these are spring/summer projects. However, we need to develop these plans NOW, so that we can solicit funding.So if you are interested…PLEASE get with myself or one of the other committee members after the meeting. Or visit the PTA website and contact Mrs. Edwards.In closing, we are very excited about the active projects that are underway and hope to make a difference in our children’s development both in and outside the classrooms.Thanks you for your time.Volunteers Please Contact: PTA VP Volunteers Lorita Edwards