Thanks to an anonymous donation, the committee was able to provide pedometers to Morse Pond School to be used for both lessons with future walks for water, math and more!
Thank you to Cape Cod 5 for awarding a $2500 grant to the Falmouth Outdoor Learning Committee to support our project!! We love our local community banks! "Defiantly Independent. Exceptionally Strong. Unquestionably Committed."
We would also like to thank the Falmouth Road Race for their extremely generous grant donation of $10,000 towards the shelters for the Outdoor Learning Classrooms! Their commitment to the overall health and well being of our community, our children and our teachers/staff is beyond compare. This brings us even closer to our goal to fund 15 of the shelters. We are humbled to have been selected as one of the recipients for this year!
If you would like to make a donation please do so via Rotary Club of Falmouth Cape Cod, a 501c3 organization via check or their website! Please help us reach our goal and get these ordered asap! We are so close and it is with the support of our families, our businesses and our local partners that we can achieve something special for our students. We are running a marathon and everyone is part of the team!
Because of the generous donations from our community we were able to get bounce bands for 1 team at Morse Pond School for the Karson/Simanski team! These are great solutions for our students when indoors as their movement is limited.
Bouncy Bands are unique products that use movements to stimulate the brain and boost mental performance. A Clemson University study concluded that students using Bouncyband tension bands stay on task for 10% longer and they are especially useful with high energy kids!
We would love to be able to get more of these for more of the teams that wish for them. If you would like to make donation specifically for this by purchasing the product or making a donation directly to us please let us know!
We want to kick off December and the month of giving back by highlighting just how much we have accomplished in such a short time. We want to thank our dedicated leadership team, our amazing volunteers including the Rotary Club of Falmouth Cape Cod (accounts for approx 1/3 of our volunteer hours), and our community for rising to the challenge of helping our local public schools. This is such an accomplishment and everyone who has contributed no matter how small has helped us achieve this- so THANK YOU!!!
We are currently working really hard at Phase 2 by providing WeatherPort Shelter Systems at each school (can hold up in 120 mph winds and a 90 inch snow load) and supporting curriculum. In order to do this especially with the shelters we still need to fundraise especially if we want to get them here as close to after the holiday break as possible. We hope that this holiday season you might consider writing a check for as little as $10 to help support the shelter portion of the project!
If you would like to contribute please mail a check (or you can drop off to Amy-just comment and we can arrange it) to Falmouth Volunteers in Public Schools - VIPS and write on the memo line: Falmouth Outdoor Learning-Shelters. You can also choose to donate online via the VIPS website but a processing fee applies and you must be sure to select our project on the drop down menu.
Thank you to Copernicus Educational Products for sending along this awesome outdoor learning center with extra storage and updated wheels for the terrain! We are grateful for their new partnership with the Falmouth Outdoor Learning Project and look forward to trying out items that will help our teachers and students.
Copernicus Educational Products Inc., continues to lead the marketplace with our educational classroom teaching aids designed to “make teaching a little easier.” Copernicus has built a strong reputation over the years with our ongoing product innovation and classroom research practices. They are incredibly generous and work with schools worldwide to develop products that make a difference! They are also a certified B company. B Corps are for-profit companies, certified by the nonprofit B Lab® that meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.
Thank you so much to the early Saturday morning crew under the supervision and work of Christian Valle, from the The Valle Group, who came out to finish the install of the Morse Pond School sun sail! Special thanks again to Chris Debettencourt from Accurate Fence who dug and secured the posts for us on Thursday in advance to make this work go super quick!
It is so amazing to see the progress our committee is making for our kids!! Thank you to everyone for leaning in and giving your time and talents no matter how big or small, it all makes a difference!
Thank you to Murray & MacDonald Insurance for the donation of 20 portable desks to Morse Pond. These lightweight desks will make outdoor learning so much easier!!
We are now only 20 away from reaching our goal of 60!
If you’d like to make a donation, please reach out Jackie Jepsen, our point person for Morse Pond School.
490 bags of chalk for the Morse Pond Schools was delivered this Saturday to be put into the incoming recess bags (purchased by the Morse Pond PTO) with the jump ropes (donated by local families) for the 5th and 6th graders! The chalk was purchased using donations made to our committee via the Falmouth VIPS. Thank you to everyone who has contributed from as little as $10 to as large as $3500. Every single dollar helps us!!!
Thank you so much to Mashpee Stop & Shop and Lynne Strouse for donating paper bags for Morse Pond School and 116 balls for North Falmouth Elementary to get them started so each kid can have their own! They had previously donated balls to East Falmouth Elementary. I was totally surprised today! It never hurts to ask and in this case I didn't even have to be as they love what we are doing. Anyone out there that may want to reach out and get us more balls, hula hoops, etc we would welcome the support. Thanks again to Lynne and her team in Mashpee for their incredible generosity!!!
A huge Thank You to the Lawrence School PTO for voting to purchase the final two rolling whiteboards for the Lawrence School Outdoor Learning spaces after the rest were donated by local individuals!
Photo Credit: Steve Heaslip photos
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