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Help Make our Playground Project a Reality: Visit our Go Fund Me Page

Mission Possible Playground: Almost There!
by Robert Lewandowski

The Mission Possible Playground Funding efforts have raised $21,372.21 from local support. Play & Park Structures are offering 100% matching grants up to $25,000. The matching grant offer ends November 7, 2014. The grant allows the school to purchase the Spiral Challenge, a $50,000 piece of equipment for $25,000. The Playground Possible Funds are short $4,000 for the identified playground equipment. It will also cost approximately $4,000 for shipping and handling. At the October Board Meeting, the Board approved to temporarily fund the difference and purchase the equipment in order to obtain the matching grant. Until the remaining cost of the project is raised, the district reimbursed, the equipment will be stored.

 We need to raise $13,128 dollars to make this action-packed play structure a reality.

The "Spiral Challenge" playground set
 In addition to the purchase of the equipment, there are other costs associated with the Spiral Challenge  implementation.
  1. Spiral Challenge Purchase Price: $50,000; Purchase Cost: $25,000 ($21,372.21 in the Playground Fund)
  2. Shipping & Handling: $4,000
  3. Hard Plastic Boarder: $2,500 (see photo below)
  4. Surface material & landscaping: $3,000
  5. Equipment Assembly: $0 (Brandon Gilleard and Steve McCollum will provide direction to a 5 member team). Assembly cost if hired: $10,000
  6. TOTAL COSTS: $34,500 - Remaining costs needed for total project completion: $13,128.00.
At this time, over 40 additional donors are being contacted by mail and phone. If you would like to help, visit with one of the Committee Members: Lynn Lapka, Amy Vaughan, Deb Lewandowski, Tammy Demien, Frank Delgado or Bob Lewandowski. 

The Committee believes that raising the difference in the cost of the equipment including the shipping and handling can be done is short order (next several months). The remaining cost will be raised before the equipment will be implemented.

The "Spiral Challenge" playground structure was implemented at Bridger's elementary school.   

Continuing a long-standing legacy of educational excellence, St Ignatius Public Schools serves the community of St Ignatius Montana: a rural school district that strives for rigorous academic standards and achievement, and family-friendly community values.

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by Robert "Bob" Lewandowski

The Student Council President, Raymond Matt along along with High School Class Presidents made the following proclamation: "Mission Schools are hereby, from this day forward, BULLY FREE!" The proclamation came after students cited the following:

Bully Free Pledge

Bullying is not allowed in my school.
I will not hit, kick, shove or punch anyone or anything.
I will not tease, call names, or put people down.
I will not exclude and leave others out.
I will not gossip or spread rumors.
If I see someone being bullied, I will speak up and seek help.
I will treat everyone with respect and kindness.
This school’s safety, support and belonging depend on me.

2014-2015 Class Presidents (left to right): Sophomore Beedo Matt, Junior Jordyn Eichert, Freshman Trinity Lewandowski, Senior Raymond Matt.

The announcement was made during an ALL SCHOOL ASSEMBLY lead by Superintendent Lewandowski. The proclamation requires everyone to do their part. Most importantly it calls on each student to stand up and stop bullying by reporting it to an adult or providing some type of support to the targeted victim. Senior leaders were called forward to hand out the Bully Free Pledge and a Declaration of Contribution. Each student was given the documentation to take back to their classroom for further discussions.

Our school realizes that the fight against bullying will be constant and on going, but as a BULLY FREE school, we will do everything possible to eliminate bullying from taking place. There is no place for bullying behavior at Mission Schools. THE BULLYING STOPS HERE! Our school is a place of SAFETY, SUPPORT and BELONGING!

The Five Essentials Elements: Learning for All Students, Whatever it Takes

Focus on Learning

Collaborative Culture

Clearly Define What Every Student Needs to Learn

Constantly Measure our Effectiveness

Systematically Respond When Students Don’t Learn

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