June 1,  2013 


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Peaceful Playgrounds Play Nice! Newsletter
Are we a good fit for the School Year 2013-14?


Peaceful Playgrounds 
It's easier than you think
We work with schools, principals, and PTAs who are struggling with issues of discipline and bad behavior, particularly during recess.  Our clients are concerned about such behavior but are also worried about their students' lack of exercise and potential issues of obesity and poor learning outcomes; they wonder how they can do more to help students be successful.

We are passionate about creating a playground environment that encourages children to play constructively, burn energy, and return to the classroom ready and eager to learn.

Peaceful Playgrounds is committed to providing playground kits for schools  that provide over 100 games for your students to play every recess, games that they love, that keep them occupied creatively whenever they are outside.

"Peaceful Playgrounds is where kids hop, skip, and jump their way to a healthy body and brain."

Get started today.  Download a brochure or call 877-444-9888.

U.S. Map Stencil Giveaway Winners - June 1

Stewart Elementary U.S.  Map Congratulations to the U.S. Map Stencil Giveaway winners for June 1. 

Gretchen Cloninger - PTA Treasurer
Shelton View Elementary
Bothell, WA

Christina Beausang - Director of Development
St. Rose of Lima
Simi Valley, CA

Kerry Pollard - PTO Secretary
Spencer Loomis Elementary 
Hawthorn Woods,  IL          
Saucony Youth Running Program Grants

The Saucony Run For Good Foundation provides funding to optimize the impact and success of community organizations that promote running and healthy-lifestyle programs for youth.

Application information.

Deadline: June 13, 2013
Playground Tip of the Month - 
Institute a Freeze Bell 
Recess enhancing learning.
Freeze Bell
The beginning of the school year is a great time to introduce  a new procedure for the playground.  One of the more successful procedures that I introduced as a principal was the Freeze Bell.

Most students benefit from a clear transition from recess to the classroom. Requiring students to freeze at the recess bell has many benefits:
1.  reduction in playground injuries;
2.  calms children as they return to the classroom;
3.  results in an orderly and controlled transition back to class;
4.  makes it easier to gain control after recess to remind children of the rules and procedures;
5.  prevents a mad rush to be first in line;
6.  playground equipment can be accounted for before children are released to walk back to class.

For additional playground tips and strategies, go to our playground resource page.
Sample Course for Playground Supervisors

Sample our playground supervisor course .  Then proceed  below to take advantage of our 50% off special. All participants take a 20 question quiz and are sent a certificate of completion at the end of the course.

Individuals can take the full course for the 50% discount as well, bringing the individual course cost to $14.99, which includes the certification.  Special ends Sept. 1, 2013.  Use course code special 1499.  
Our lowest  individual price ever.
Playground Supervisor Training
8 Weeks
to Reserve Training

Act Now!
It is the time of year to schedule your playground supervisor online training and certification.

From June 1 to August 1, 2013 we will offer the training for 50% off.  The training need not be completed by Aug. 1, but your reservation and payment must be received in order to take advantage of this special pricing. 

Act now to reserve space for your staff at the discounted price.
Offer Expires: August 1, 2013.  Include coupon at the time of purchase.
Time to Replenish your Equipment Package?

playground equipment
Yearly Equipment Package

Order your Yearly Equipment Package today!
Playground Supervision
Right to Recess Campaign
Grant Writing Tips
Stencil Giveaway
Enter your school today in the Learn to Play U.S. Playground Map Stencil Giveaway. The beautiful, geographically and proportionately accurate educational map stencil is 16 feet by 27 feet and extends the classroom curriculum to recess and outdoor play. History and geography come alive with the games and activities included in the stencil set.
Free Webinars
Learn how to create a playground that really works! Webinars are 45 minutes long with an informative 15 minute question and answer session. No special software is necessary for you to easily participate right at your computer. Register early; space is limited. Select your subject and act now to attend a free webinar of your choice at a time that fits your schedule.
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Fundamental Stencil Set
Stencil Pack
While they last.
10 Game  Pack of Roll-Out Stencils


Roll-out playground stencils make application a breeze. No measuring! Just roll out the full size playground stencils, chalk, and paint. Brightly colored markings enhance motor skill development and provide activities for an outdoor motor learning lab or recess games.


Hurry! These stencils will go fast and are a sale item only while quantities last. More info here. 


Offer Expires: June 30, 2013 or until sold out.