Construction on our new playground will begin in the next few weeks and our plan is for it to be completed before the start of the new school year. The total cost for Phase 1 construction (main playground and trike path) is now $171,000. To date, the fundraising efforts of our amazing parents and DMA community has raised $67,795 which includes an incredible $9,500 from this year’s 2016 Spaghetti Dinner. With the initial contribution of $50,000 from Downtown Montessori we’ve so far covered a total of $117,795.
Although we have not yet reached our fundraising goal we believe it is important to move ahead with construction. As a result, DMA will fund the remainder for Phase 1 to start, with continued and future fundraising used to recoup the costs up to the original goal and to fund Phases 2 and 3. We’ll continue to update you as the project progresses and are very excited for our students to have an engaging outdoor space!