Outdoor Learning Center Update

Dear School Community,

I would like to thank many of you for attending the Outdoor Learning Center kickoff fundraising event last week. As most of you know, we have reached an exciting moment in the development and formation of a multi-purpose, multi-use outdoor space that will enhance and strengthen Holy Family in terms of beauty, design and function for the next 25 years!

The most recent Outdoor Learning Center plans and play structure images are attached to this email and you are all invited to a “Coffee with the Principal” for a presentation of the plans on Wednesday, March 23, 9:00-10:00 a.m. in Connolly Hall.

Completing the entire project over the summer of 2016 will require strong commitment from our school and parish community. We are committed to installing the play structure this summer, but our hope is to complete the entire project including new lunch areas, an amphitheater, outdoor learning space, increased gatherings areas, native landscaping and shade structures. The significant square footage increases will not only transform the play area, but but also serve as an extension of our Education Center offering additional space for children to learn, grow and discover.

The entire cost of the project is $350,000. Pending grants, archdiocese and parish support, leave us with only $115,000 to raise from the school community. This ambitious effort will require the pledges to be in by April 30, 2016 to line up summer construction. Many have already pledged and our hope is that you all will consider a pledge over the next month towards this legacy project. There are many payment options and pledges can be paid over a 5 year period. Please refer to the following for more detailed information: playground images and pledge form. If you have any questions, please contact Shannon Porter at sporter@holyfamily.org.

I look forward to continuing to share the details about this exciting project. If you have any questions about the project, please feel free to let me know.

Frank Montejano, Ed.D.