We are embarking on our 18th Annual Walkathon for St. Mary of the Assumption School. Over the years, hundreds of thousands of dollars have been raised to enhance the learning of our school children in many ways. This year, we are setting our sights on improving our playground area to benefit the health and wellness of our children. When our school was founded in 1952, there was no playground. St. Mary's did not have a playground until the late 90's! In fact, the playground was first located in the area that is now our gym. It was subsequently moved to its current spot when the Weaver Center Gym was being built. Twenty-five years of play makes for lots of memories, but it also makes a direct impact on the wear and tear of our equipment.
Our playground needs some attention! It is our hope that we can address the playground surface with new poured-in-place flooring, an additional play area for our Early Education Readiness Program (Preschool, PreK, and Jr. Kindergarten), and make other enhancements and changes to our current apparatus.
Playground renovations are expensive! Early cost estimates are approximately $100,000! We know we are asking a lot of our sponsors - family, friends, and businesses like you - to help us reach our goal. We believe we are making the right investment for our school. Now, more than ever, we believe in the value of recess time and the positive impact that fresh air and exercise can have on our children's mental health. We invite you to be a part of this year's campaign and help keep our playground full of laughter and fun for decades to come.
With your donation, we welcome any prayer intentions to be displayed on our school's prayer tree located in our main hallway. Simply type your intention in the comments section when making your donation. Our school children pray for these intentions at each school Mass, along with daily prayer during the morning announcements.
SMA Walkathon Update & Prayer Tree Intentions
May 8, 2023
Our 2023 SMA Walkathon Campaign has officially ended. With your generous contribution, we have raised $76,891 for our playground renovation! We are so appreciative of the outpouring of support we received for this project. While we are short of our $100,000 goal, we are working hard to find ways to "close the gap" on necessary funding.
In the meantime, one of the special ways we thank our donors is for the school children to pray every morning during AM announcements and during weekly mass for a specific special intention. Anyone who contributed to our campaign is welcome to email an intention to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’d like an intention made, please reach out by Monday, May 15.
Thank you again for supporting St. Mary of the Assumption school.