5950 Delridge Way SW
My name is Adrienne Ollerenshaw. I am a teacher and a mother to a six-year old first grader at Louisa Boren STEM K-8. I have noticed the school’s need for additional activities on the school’s blacktop. With the support from the PTA, I will be applying for Seattle’s Department of Neighborhood Community Partnership Funds to make improvements to our school playground. I will be asking for support from the school and local community in several ways. First, I will be holding a brief community meeting, before the PTA meeting at 5:45 in the school Cafeteria on 11-14-19, to gather ideas, gauge community interest, and create a playground committee. To be eligible for the City’s matching grants, I will have to hold three community meetings, and this will be the first.
An important part of receiving funding from the city for a project like ours is to recognize it as a benefit to the community. Where our school lies on Delridge, there is very little close by, safe space for neighborhood parents and families to use. Within a one-mile radius of STEM, there are no easy, accessible parks for families. With an additional play structure or other play equipment, our school can create a safe, welcoming space for children, daycares, and families to use.
If you know people or businesses in the community that would be willing to contribute their time, money, feedback to this project, please invite them to the brief community meeting . If you know a community member that would like to be on the playground committee, have them email me directly.
Thank you for your support.