The playground at Kilmer Elementary School is over 30 years old; the wooden structure is rotting, slippery and unchallenging for our almost 300 students. The newly added climbing structure was vandalized and is now boarded up by plywood, leaving the children with limited choices of activities to take part in. There has been a lot of research into the connection between healthy lifestyles and active children. Children learn so many important life skills on a playground that could not be obtained in the walls of the school. Not only do they master gross motor coordination, but so many social skills and problem solving skills, a playground is far more important that just a place to play. The Kilmer Parent Advisory Committee has formed a subcommittee to address this safety hazard, and raise the much needed funds that are required to remove and replace this play structure with a safe, wheelchair accessible playground that will not only benefit the children that attend Kilmer but the entire community. Our goal is to provide a stimulating play structure that will challenge them,as well as motivate and encourage them to be active and take with them those necessary skills that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. By signing below, you are showing your support for our project. We thank you in advance for your attention to this important matter.