For a few years now, the Beecher PTO has been diligently raising funds to update the playground equipment at the ES, raising over $13K. This $49K project will positively impact students in grades Kindergarten through 5th grades, nearly half of the students who attend Beecher 200U. Over the winter, the Beecher Education Foundation added an additional $10K to the project, and the School District committed to funding the remainder of the cost. The new playground should be ready for the start of school in August.
I cannot express how impressed I am with not only the effort and forethought of the PTO, but also the teamwork and unity shown by all parties involved. Next time there is a PTO or BEF fundraiser, please participate. Their efforts really do make a difference in the lives of our children!