This year is a landmark year for SMMS. It is our 50th year of educating children in the Northern Virginia area! So much has been accomplished since its beginning with just 2 classrooms, no playground, no Before-and-After Care, and no summer program.
On this momentous occasion, SMMS is launching a campaign to raise money for a new playground, and we invite you to be a part of it! With your help, we are hoping to raise $40,000 to build a natural playground. The existing playground is in dire need of refurbishing. Instead of replacing the old traditional playground equipment with new, we would like to build a natural playground. A natural playground not only is sustainable, it encourages children’s gross motor skills and invites creativity as well. A natural playground consists mostly of elements from nature. The money raised will be used to remove the existing equipment and design and construct a new natural playground with picnic tables, a balance beam, a new peace pole, a flower garden, a labyrinth, a new fence and much more.
We hope to raise enough money to start the construction by the end of this school year so that children can have a natural playground starting 2018-2019 school year. Being a small non-profit school, our funding is extremely limited. We need your help. We welcome any assistance that you may be able to give us. You may send a check to St. Mark’s Montessori School (address below) or donate online via LINK
Please help us to raise the money for our natural playground and to continue serving children of the community for years to come.
On behalf of the children and staff of SMMS, thank you for your generous consideration.
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