Playground Enhancements

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Make a Donation to the Play for All Campaign at Gayton! All monetary contributions are tax deductible (Tax ID 54-1471744).




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Make checks payable to Gayton PTA and mail to:
Gayton PTA
12481 Church Road
Richmond, Virginia 23233

Playground Initiative Updates

Playground Fundraising

Corporate Sponsors

Over the past few years, the PTA has concentrated fundraising efforts to invest in updating the technology in our school. We are grateful for our parents and community supporters that have helped us put a promethean “smart” board in every general education room!

In 2017, we shifted our focus to enhancing Gayton’s aging playground. Our primary objective is still to support the education of our students with the PTA’s general budget, funded partially through Gator Giving. However, as research continues to show, PLAY is vitally important to the health and development of young children. Gayton was built almost 30 years ago, and much of the existing playground equipment consists of the original structures. Improvements are needed to ensure that we provide options that are inclusive for all our students and challenging to our older students.

The school and PTA has worked with Henrico County for years to maintain equipment and address drainage issues. In a survey of parents in the Spring of 2017, 92 percent of parents indicated that they support playground enhancements.

Throughout the summer of 2017, volunteers on the playground committee worked to create a vision and plan for the playground, broken into phases. For more information or to get involved, e-mail Alice Land, chair of the playground committee, at alicealand@gmail.com.

Updates

Winter 2017-18

After raising more than $50,000 through our Fun Run, Fall Festival, and corporate sponsorships, the playground committee evaluated our budget and options, working with the County and several playground vendors. A new large play structure for ALL students will be added (replacing the older structure), complete with multiple climbing features, a playhouse underneath, gross motor features, sensory panels, a slide, and some shade. Additionally, we’re adding several harmony park pieces, a low balance/climbing feature, a Gaga Pit on another existing pad, and an adaptive swing!

Old structure removed by Henrico County.

Renderings of new equipment.

Fall 2017

New soccer goals and sports equipment were purchased, and a new swing set was installed.

   

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Playground Fundraising

A multi-faceted fundraising strategy has been developed to raise funds, which includes:

  • Corporate sponsorships
  • Grants
  • Individual donations – the Fun Run event in Fall 2017
  • Fall Festival

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Corporate Sponsors

We are still accepting corporate sponsors for Gayton’s playground! New incentives are being added for sponsors signing up on or after Oct. 13, 2017. For more information on playground sponsorship, contact Susan Zebley at susanzebley@yahoo.com.

THANK YOU 2017 SPONSORS!

Gold $1,000
James River Orthodontics
Bates Orthodontics
Midas of Richmond
Wegmans
Richmondsavers.com

Silver $500
J. Rocco Pizza
Party City
Twist Gymnastics
Taekwondo America
Mathnasium of Short Pump
Eagle Construction
Mark Joyner ERA

Bronze $250
Boykin Real Estate
Kumon Regency
Wellesley Animal Hospital
Publix Charities
John Rolfe Animal Hospital

Green $100
Gardner Orthodontics
Martial Arts of the West End
Discovery Kids RVA
Communikids

            

            

 

                      

 

           

 

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