Vintage Magnet Play Yard Projects

$2,550 of $2,550 goal

Raised by 24 people in 39 months
Hello,
     My name is Joseph Blair and I would like to ask for your support in completing my Eagle Project.  I am currently a Life Scout in Troop 415 in Granada Hills, California.   This summer I will be improving the play yards at the elementary school I attended.  This school is located in North Hills, California and currently serves over 800 students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade.  
       I chose Vintage Magnet Elementary as the location I was hoping to benefit from my Eagle Project because both my sister and I had the opportunity to attend this great math, science and technology magnet program from kindergarten through fifth grade.  Even after graduating, I returned to help some of my former teachers with special events and projects that I'd enjoyed as an elementary student. 
         In returning to this campus, I noticed in the budget cuts and reduced spending, such areas as the play yards were still in the same condition but were now being used by many more students.   As a result of the changing demands it was apparent that these yards were in need of upgrades and updates.   With all the academic demands on kids today I realized it is equally important that they enjoy the time they spend outside  during their school day which is their opportunity to play and learn in places other than their classrooms.
         It was the result of these ideas and my observations that I developed my Eagle Project plan.  My overall project plan involves a redesign of the kindergarten play yard and improvements to the existing primary and upper grade level play yards.

          These are the specific areas to be completed:

1) The kindergarten yard which involves filling in an old garden plot to make a size appropriate basketball court;
(Dirt removal and concrete slab consisting of 5.3 cubic yards of concrete for 18ft x 6ft court, and basketball hoop) 

2) Build replacement garden boxes to relocate the gardening activities; and

(Dirt from concrete removal to be used in planter boxes once built) 

3) Redesign the play yard with a trike track and new playground games.



         On the upper grade yards I will also make the following improvements:
1) Paint four basketball backboards;

2) Paint four handball walls with the lines and zones required for the game; and 

3) Paint one large multiplication chart to be used by all grade levels.
   
  
    I am aware that  the primary material needed, specifically  the concrete, is very expensive so any support that you may provide will be greatly appreciated.    I will update my progress as my project plan moves forward.

Thank you for your kind support. 
- Joe
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Rebar ready for the pour.
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Phase II is almost complete and I would like to thank Troop 415 scouts and families for your hard work last week. The dirt removal was quite a challenge but it set me up to finish the rebar, the handball walls & the multiplication chart.
Dirt removal
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Thank you for your support. My project is moving along and I have just completed Phase I. Last weekend we built planter boxes, painted a 20x20 space in preparation for the large multiplication chart, and covered the old trike track. -joe
Planter boxes for each classroom.
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Raised by 24 people in 39 months
Created April 10, 2016
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CD
$50
Camilo Diosdado
35 months ago
DK
$25
David Kritzer
36 months ago

Happy to put you closer to your goal! Best of Luck from the Kritzer Family and Pack 118!

KD
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Ken and Katy Day
37 months ago
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Anonymous
37 months ago
$25
Gilma Koch
37 months ago
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CK
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Cheryl Kanda
37 months ago (Offline Donation)
$150
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KR
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kathie raquel
37 months ago

So PROUD of you Joe!

NW
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Nicole Williams
38 months ago

Thanks. My son will be attending this school beginning in the Fall. Good luck with your project!

GH
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Gayle Honnaka
38 months ago

What a wonderful project! Way to go, Joe!

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