Darci Van Meter
Secretary, Arena Director, Poway Rodeo
BECKY CANNON, M.ED., Special Education
Special Education Program Specialist
The Classical Academies & Recipients of Inclusive Playground Instruments
Play is a great way to enrich students of all abilities and is important to social, emotional, and physical development. Inclusive playgrounds are a wonderful way to promote these developmental areas in children. When students are able to interact together it gives them a sense of belonging and community which continues far off of the playground. Providing a space that students can share in activities and play is critical to healthy development and success. Inclusion teaches children about diversity in a very organic way.
Rachel A Schmidt
Principal, California Avenue School & Recipients of Inclusive Playground Instruments
Special Education Supervisor
Thank you for your generous donation to California Avenue School.
Sam leaves a special legacy at our school in the hearts of those who knew him – and I think of him every time I walk onto the playground!
These beautiful, outdoor instruments give all children on our campus access to music…a gift they can enjoy their entire lives. What beautiful music it is!
I see children running over to play the instruments and interact with others in ways we can’t easily replicate on campus. Children of all abilities can make music side-by-side, take turns, and share.
The children of California Avenue School thank you for this gift – and for the thoughtfulness shown to the students who will attend many years down the road.