Students in Mrs.
Kristie Hunt’s 5th grade gifted class envisioned an
idea to build an outdoor classroom at Van Wert Elementary.
The students wanted the entire school to be involved in
the planning of the project.
They surveyed students and composed a list from the
entire student body.
Students came up with some great ideas such as:
bird feeders, bird baths, story time area, teaching area,
picnic area, butterfly bushes, and many other types of plants.
The list was given to Mr. Bill Byrne, a landscape
architect, who donated his services to Van Wert Elementary.
Students met with him on several occasions discussing
the plan and making changes as needed.
Keep Polk Beautiful has been instrumental in making this
project happen from linking us to local clubs to giving Van Wert
a monetary donation.
We are so grateful to them for all their support.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
This project is projected to cost about $3750.00 + .
5th graders have been collecting coins each Thursday.
Our goal is to
collect $750.00 so send your extra
change on Thursdays.
is also going to give every family a chance to be a part
of this awesome project.
They will be selling bricks with a personalized name on
Bricks may be purchased for previous
students of Goodyear Elementary, in memory of someone special ,
in honor of a special teacher or faculty member, or your child’s
own personalized brick that will be in this area for many years