The Grants Committee
Accurate funding will fuel this initiative. Our Grants team
is actively sharing the fundamental project mission and
goals with foundations and agencies about the green schoolyard approach.
The William Hammerschmidt Elementary School Campus Master Plan process began as a playground equipment update. However, leadership at the school decided to take a larger look at the entire campus and assess needs across multiple levels (students, parents, administration and the community as a whole).
The project master plan was created and in late Fall 2012, the WHS Learn + Play Organization was established.
The WHS Learn + Play Gardens organization is made up of volunteers who are passionate about this project. We are school parents and faculty, as well as active community members who know the value of community involvement. Whether you want to jump into a leadership role with both feet, join a committee, or simply participate with a fundraising activity your support is very important to our success.
Our Team. There's A Place for You on It!
The Community Outreach
& Marketing Committee
The Community Outreach team focuses on communication with community groups, organizations, and village partners keeping them connected to our project and its progress.
The Marketing Team is charged with spreading the word through various media, including website, blogs, Facebook, Twitter, press releases, newspaper articles, etc.
The Edible Garden Committee
With our first grant under our belt, we will move forward with detailed design and construction of the Edible Garden in spring 2013. Focus will be given to curriculum connections, and “leaving no child inside.” We will also aim to integrate the produce from the garden into the overall healthy eating approach within the cafeteria. We need build day volunteers, and ongoing help throughout the summer to assist in maintaining the garden!
The Fundraising Committee
Help execute the activities that will bring in additional funding mechanisms for The WHS Learn + Play Gardens' success. We have scheduled events as well as a Legacy Campaign that will kick off this winter!
Join Our Team