Komensky Elementary and Foresters Financial to build playground in partnership with KaBOOM!

Berwyn South School District 100 recently announced that Komensky Elementary School will have a new playground with the help of the community! Read more below.

*Press release courtesy of Berwyn South School District 100, Foresters Financial and KaBOOM!

Berwyn, IL (March 23, 2017) – Komensky Elementary School principal, Mariana Nicasio, informed the Board of Education at their regularly scheduled Board meeting on March 22, 2017, that the OAV (Our American Voice) students’ fundraiser for an all-inclusive park is now a Foresters Financial playground. The playground is in partnership with KaBOOM!

Komensky Elementary and Foresters Financial are building a playground!

Your help is needed to prepare for this exciting day. On Saturday, June 10, 2017, volunteers from Komensky Elementary and Foresters Financial will build a great new place for kids to play in ONE day. The project is in partnership with KaBOOM!, the national nonprofit dedicated to giving kids the childhood they deserve by bringing play to those who need it most. There will be a project kick-off meeting on April 13, 2017 so mark your calendar! The meeting will be led by the KaBOOM! Project Manager and will include a portion for both children and adults.

April 13th 2017 at Komensky School
3:00pm – 4:00pm: Children’s Design Session | Calling all playground experts! All children present will have the chance to draw their dream playground. The drawings will be used as inspiration for the final playground design.
5:00pm – 8:00pm: Adults’ Planning Meeting | This will be the first meeting for the planning committee we are forming. Attendees will learn more about working with KaBOOM! and have the opportunity to sign up to be on the planning committee to help plan the playground build day. They will also use the children’s drawings to help pick out playground equipment and colors for the new custom playground.

For more information, please contact Carol Walega at cwalega@bsd100.org.


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