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 volunteer crew of 10, that came out this morning at Lawrence School to sand and seal the 6 new 8 foot picnic tables in an effort to support our students and teachers in outdoor learning! Special thank you to John Neill Painting for providing the tools to get the job done! Amazing effort!
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 so much to local dad and business owner, Chris DeBettencourt, Accurate Fence
for digging the holes and securing them last night in preparation for our Sun Sail install tomorrow morning! He not only helped us by donating his time and the cement but also saved lives by saving both myself and our volunteers from digging these holes. Thank you Chris! It is a superb job!!!
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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