School Wins Lowe Tool Box for Education Grant for Peaceful Playgrounds

Elkhart Students Pumped Up for Peaceful Playground

Aurora Public Schools continues to master the art of maximizing students’ time at school. This clearly was on display recently when Elkhart Elementary School hosted staff, students, families and local Lowe’s employees for the construction of the Peaceful Playgrounds Program.

The program, which is funded by the Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant, focuses on making playground activities more positive and productive.  Volunteers painted alphabet and number grids, hopping and skipping lines, and multi-use circles and squares.
“We were very fortunate to receive the grant,” assistant principal Katie Hartenbach said.  “Our PTO also contributed to the expense to help spruce up our playground … Our students are constantly running and playing now.”