Our beautiful playground features jungle gyms, monkey bars, swings, a soft mat surface and a huge climbing rock. It is not only spacious, but safely fenced, interesting, green and provides so many opportunities for our kids to explore. There are also great outdoor instruments, such as a steel drum and xylophone, grassy areas for play, a loop for biking and a garden area.
For over a decade, CPNS families sold cookie dough and wrapping paper, bid on auction items, and took their kids to pizza nights. Thanks to those fundraising efforts, CPNS installed a new playground in 2010. Thank you to all of our alumni who supported this project!
After years of fundraising, the school was able to begin the playground planning process in 2008. This stage included surveying the parents about their desires, interviewing playground companies, drawing up plans and searching for equipment unique from other playgrounds in our area.
Our dedicated parents volunteered their time digging trenches, laying pipes for irrigation, pouring cement, rototilling the sand, planting trees, constructing planter boxes and much more. Without them, this wonderful playground would not have been possible.
A heartfelt thank you goes out to Bill Enloe. Bill helped spearhead the planning in 2008, when he was a 4PM parent, and his daughter graduated before we could break ground. But, since he was so invested in the project and wanted to see it successfully completed, he finished the project as an alumni. Thank you so much, Bill!!
Also, a big thank you goes to Nancy Rahimi for her leadership. Nancy has a wealth of knowledge and experience in redoing playgrounds, and her expertise for the details was invaluable. She made sure that the equipment was appropriate, challenging and fun for all of our two to five year olds.
We're also thankful for Greg Thornhill, who as a CPNS parent and a Congregational Church member spent countless hours communicating between the school and the church board of trustees, helping us gain approval for the playground. This was a tremendous help, and we want to thank him for all his hard work.
Finally, we would like to thank Jason Alger. Although he was a new parent to CPNS, he (and his dad) jumped right in to assist with every step of the project. Jason also organized his company, Granite Rock, to donate a significant amount of sand to bolster the sandbox. Many thanks to the Alger Family and to Granite Rock.