Springboro Community Schools March 30, 2012
Have a safeSpring Break!
April 2 toApril 9
NO SCHOOLSPRING BREAK
BOARD OFEDUCATIONMEETING, 7 P.M.
SPRING MUSICALJOSEPH AND THEAMAZINGTECHNICOLORDREAMCOATSHS AUDITORIUM
On March 12, Dennis Elementarystudents watched as diggersstarted to move dirt behind their school and a new playgroundbegan to take shape. Whenstudents return from Spring Breakin April, they will be able to use thelong awaited new playgroundequipment. Today’s first graderswere just infants when parents andteachers started working towardthis project.Since Dennis Elementaryopened its doors in 2006, thePanther South PTO has worked tomake improvements to the outsidelearning and play spaces at theschool. A new shelter was erectedat the end of the last school year toprovide a place for outdoor lessonsand activities.Installing the new playgroundequipment is the second phase for outside improvements. Selectedwith input from teachers, staff,parents and students, theadditional equipment will serve allpopulations of Dennis’ first throughfifth graders.
The new playground equipmentwas approved by the Board of Education and then given to theschool district by the Panther South PTO. The new equipmentand ground surface is paid for through PTO-parent fundraisingand donations for the project fromWal-Mart, Springboro VisionCenter and Bounce U.
Dennis Installs New Playground Equipment
Project funded through PTO fundraising and donations
Top: The initial playground equipment could hold less than 100 students, but more than300 students race to the playground during Dennis’ largest recess period.Below: Over the last two weeks, studentshave watched as a dome-shaped climber,a three-person slide, a rock wall,a climbing obstacle course and activity boards have been added to theDennis playground