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August 16, 2013                                                                           
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Grants, Grants, and More Grants:
Playground and Garden Grants Galore!

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New Playground Grants Page
Putting together an extensive list of playground grants has been on my "to do list" for a long time.  Finally, I finished this long over-due project.

On our playground grants page you will find grants for playgrounds, trees, capital improvements, and school gardens.  The grants that we listed would fund our Peaceful Playgrounds Programs; and we added grants for school gardens since so many schools are moving in that direction.

Coming next month
Boy bullied
Bullying Compliance Course 
& Certification

This course is designed to meet state bullying prevention training requirements for school staffs. The course will: 
- define bullying as prescribed by law,
- give an overview of state legislative requirements,
- provide teacher and staff training on responding to bullying,
- and will give guidance to the district, school and staff regarding their responsibilities as defined by legislation.


Downloadable samples of the required forms are interspersed throughout the Bullying Prevention Training course. The training is built around the U.S. Department of Education's Report called, " Analysis of State Bullying Laws and Policies" and takes into consideration new policies and legislation passed since its release. Participants will take a 25 question quiz at the end of the course in order to receive their Bullying Prevention Compliance Certificate. 


A How to Guide for Playground Supervisors 

Playground Supervision book Playground supervision plays a critical role in keeping all kids safe at school.   Yet, only a small number of playground supervisors receive training on their roles and responsibilities. It is not uncommon as the result of the lack of training... injuries occur. But proactive supervision and planning can reduce the likelihood of an injury that results in the threat of a lawsuit because of inadequate playground supervision.
                               Available Fall 2013


Peaceful Playgrounds You Tube Video Channel

Have you visited our Peaceful Playgrounds You Tube Video Channel lately?  There are a number of new videos posted showing Peaceful Playgrounds in action.
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Lowes Toolbox for Education Grant

The fall 2013 cycle is now open. The deadline for submitting applications for this grant cycle is October 15, 2013, 5pm EDT. This year, the foundation will seek ways to provide the tools that help educators and parent groups efficiently negotiate  today's challenging times while providing the greatest impact, with basic necessities taking priority.

Funding:  $5000

 Application information                                  


The LEGO Children's Fund will provide quarterly grants for programs, either in part or in total, with a special interest in collaborative efforts and in providing matching funds to leverage new dollars into the receiving organization. They give priority consideration to programs that meet their company goals and are supported in volunteer time and effort by their employees. A priority area is early childhood. 


Funding four times a year. The next application deadline is October 15, 2013.


Funding amount varies between $500 and $5,000. 

Staples Community Giving Grants are available three times a year. The purpose of the grant is to support programs that provide job skills and/or education for all people, with a special emphasis on disadvantaged youth.


Amount: Varies


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. 

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Playground Supervisor Training 
Playground Supervisor Training

Take advantage of this month's special by training your staff. 
At the discounted price of $199 per school site your cost averages out to $4 per teacher (50 slots).  
Lowest price of the year!   Standard price $399/ school.

Offer Expires: Sept. 30, 2013
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