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2013-14 CAPITAL CAMPAIGN and Playground update:

LaSalle II families have raised $17,000 so far this school year, thank you!

Three years now and $60,000 raised… our seed money has proven to the surrounding community that LaSalle II families are serious about upgrades to the school. We’ve had incredible support from Alderman Moreno, CPS,Open Lands (and Christie Webber Landscaping. Funding from each of these sources, plus the SSA and family commitments enabled us to start with our outdoor classroom. Please, a big thank you to all for supporting us.

And further good news….

Phase II of our campus re-imagination plan is slated for construction this summer while kids are out of school. This phase includes the asphalt playground, two new basketball courts, seating area and learning gardens on the Wolcott side of LaSalle II. Thanks to our family pledges, it also includes a new mural on the exterior “bridge” wall (brick wall connecting the main building with the branch , facing South in the courtyard). Brainstorming sessions for the mural’s theme were held during the December PTO meeting and morning coffee. All families will have an opportunity to see these ideas – and give their own – in an online survey to circulate shortly. We are excited for everyone’s input! From there the project will directly involve the children in the spring art curriculum. As for the Phase II playground plan, expect a design presentation late winter.

We hope you’ll continue to support the Capital Campaign….

We’ve come so far but need to keep going! We’ll move on to raise funds for Phase III of the Wolcott side playground (upgrading our running track and sports field), and can’t do it without support from our families! Keep in mind, the Capital Campaign also puts money in the coffers for school infrastructure needs such as our cafeteria, gym lighting and entry way improvements.

After the holiday a Capital Campaign flier will be circulated via backpacks, and you can donate at anytime online. Please consider giving.

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