Survey Must Be Completed By February 28th.
Join us this Friday, February 28th from 5-8 PM for our annual Winter Carnival. There will be a variety of fun games and activities for children of all ages. We also have our Raffle Baskets set up in the front of the school this week. Stop by this week and purchase $1 raffle tickets for your chance to win any of the over 50 raffle baskets available this year. You could win anything from Thirty One products, Car Detail Supplies, Quilts, Nook HD and more. We hope to see you Friday night.
One of our major priorities for the school and PTO has been to refurbish our existing playground with better and additional equipment for all students. In addition, we would like to start removing some of the gravel and adding a softer mulch surface. What you may not realize is the cost of playground equipment. In the previous years we have purchased the climbing wall, and ball toss and jeep. This year we used the funds from the CRE Savings Card sales in the fall to purchase a new slide to replace the one that has been broken for three years. The cost of the slide is approx. $6,000 for the slide and installation. It is scheduled to be installed any day now. The students have voiced their concerns wanting the slide and we went with their voice first. An additional piece of equipment was picked out costing $60,000. To purchase it would require a lot of cookie dough, savings cards, tote bags and candy bars over the next several years. We are hoping to add Phase I during the spring of this year giving us some nice additions to our playground.
There is no funding set aside for playgrounds as it must all be raised through donations and fundraisers. As you know we have held several fundraisers this year. We want you to be able to pick and choose the fundraisers in which you want to participate. You do not have to do all of them but any time you can is great! I hope this helps you understand the process and cost of such large projects being added to our school. We encounter many needs each year but we try to keep certain things as on-going projects to refurbish and add to. Technology would be another one of those areas that always needs to be updated but funds are limited and technology is ever changing making it difficult to keep up but rest assured that we will always be looking for the best ways to give the students at CRE all that we can. Thank you so much for your support!
Lori Vann, Principal