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Special Edition:  Playground Update
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Whittier Playground Renovation Update

"Working on the new playground was fun and had a real community building feeling. It was nice to
get to know people in a new way and connect with some some folks for the first time."

~ Donna Chavis, Whittier Parent

Hello Wildcat Families!

We made amazing progress on the playground this past weekend - the structure is up! A big THANK YOU to the more than 60 volunteers who donated their   time and/or food and beverages. You can see pictures of the progress   HERE (password: wildcats!) , and I think most volunteers would tell you they had a great time.

We also cleared the blacktop of dirt and cement, just in time for gravel and wood chip deliveries this week.  
We are still looking to fill more than 80 volunteer
slots this coming weekend
(on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and 35 more slots on Wednesday, May 23, 4pm - 8pm) or the HUGE task of laying the safety surface under the structure. Several opportunities remain to contribute food and beverage donations as well. See a full summary of open volunteer slots below and
please sign up HERE.

We are optimistic that if we fill these volunteer roles, we can finish the job on May 23, nearly two weeks ahead of schedule! Your children and Whittier staff will   thank you.  So, grab a group of friends (or neighbors, family members, your high school babysitter, troop members...anyone who's willing!) and spend a few   hours this weekend or on the 23rd working together to get this project done. Go Wildcats!

Childcare  considerations?
Several spots remain for free onsite childcare provided by Illumination Learning Studio on Saturday, May 19,   from  9am - Noon  (link  HERE ).

We look forward to seeing you on the playground!

The Playground Steering Committee

Open Volunteer Opportunities
Friday, 5/18/18
(14)  Spread Gravel, 5pm - 8pm
(1)   ICE bags for cooler (deliver 4 bags by 4pm)
(2)     Pizza (deliver/have delivered 1 pizza by 6pm)

Saturday, 5/19/18
(15)   Lay landscape fabric, spread  wood chips, 8am - Noon
(34)   Spread  wood chips, Noon - 4pm
(1)     Coffee (deliver by 8am)
(1)     ICE for cooler  (deliver 4 bags by 8 am)

Sunday, 5/20/2018
(20)  Spread wood chips, 8am - Noon
(3)    Water (deliver 1 dozen bottles by 8am)
(1)     Coffee (deliver by 8am)
(1)     Donuts or Muffins (deliver 1 dozen bottles by 8 am)
(2)     Fruit (deliver 1 dozen pieces by 8 am)

Wednesday, 5/23/2018
(37) Spread wood chips 4pm - 8pm
(1)   ICE bags for cooler (deliver 4 bags by 4pm)
(12) Pizza (deliver/have delivered 1 pizza by 6pm)