As a new charter school, Cypress Junction Montessori's funding is limited and their first priority has been, and is still, using those resources to focus on creating the best learning environment for their students by developing their staff and furnishing classrooms. They are excited to announce that, through a federal grant, they have access to $50,000 for the playground development. They need to raise a matching $50,000 by early 2018 to take advantage of these grant funds. If the $50,000 is not raised, Cypress Junction Montessori will lose the opportunity to utilize the grant money. If 50 individuals or companies donate $1,000 each, they can reach their goal.
A big part of this effort includes the need to provide students with a playground where they have opportunity for physical activity, to build social skills and to have well-deserved recess time outside the classroom. However, funding a playground has proven to be an insurmountable challenge to-date.
$100,000 can sound like a lot of money for a playground. In order to put this cost into perspective, Cypress Junction Montessori compared this to the cost of the equipment alone at Trailhead Park in downtown Winter Haven which was $500,000. The total $100,000 at Cypress Junction Montessori will fully fund the site work, fencing, ground cover, equipment and installation of a multifunctional playground for our 200+ students.
Many families at this school express regularly that they love Cypress Junction Montessori, they just wish there was a playground for the students. Cypress Junction Montessori hopes that you will come alongside them and contribute to this playground fund, becoming an important partner in their effort to make this wish come true for the families at their school.
• Any Contribution - recognition on our website
• $5,000 - Name included on sign thanking our sponsors, recognition on website
• $10,000 - Logo included on sign thanking our sponsors, prominent recognition on website
• $20,000 - Large, dedicated sign with logo or name, prominent recognition on website
• $50,000 - Naming rights, large sign with logo or name, prominent recognition on website
To participate in this significant enhancement for the students of Cypress Junction Montessori, please make checks out to Cypress Junction Montessori and mail to 220 5th St SW, Winter Haven, FL 33881.
Cypress Junction Montessori envisions a playground that will include:
Benefits of outdoor recess and play include: