All Abilities Playground

Make a difference in our community!

This event is sure to be the talk of the District. Last year we came together for our first Annual District Parent Night Out and we enjoyed it so much we decided to have another one.

This will also be our last All-Ability Playground Fundraiser! So don't miss out on the chance to get some great stuff, while supporting a great cause.

What makes our community so special is terrific families, fantastic schools and wonderful businesses. On April 13th, we celebrate all of those things as we come together as a community for a wonderful cause.

We thank the many Local Businesses and Families that have made donations as Equipment, Bowling Lane, Silent Auction and Raffle Ticket Sponsors. If you would like to add your donation to theirs please Donate Here!

We hope to see you there!

All Abilities Playground

Nina shares some reasons why Maple Students would benefit from a playground.

Recess Time

Because everyone needs play!

All Donations Welcome

We are looking for donations for up and coming Fundraising Event that will take place on April 13th at Bowlero in Buffalo Grove. Please consider making a donation in any of the categories below. Just click on the Donate Now button to start making a difference.

  • Playground Equipment Sponsor $1,000+
  • Bowling Lane Sponsor $500+
  • Gift Cards
  • Goods or Services
  • Cash or Check

Playground Equipment Sponsors and Bowling Lane Sponsors will be given special recognition on site at the new Maple School and through social media, PTO website, district wide email blast and company recognition during the event. All other sponsors will also receive recognition through social media and the PTO website and on site at the event.

Why We Are Fundraising

More Information

Why would middle school students still want or need a playground? When the concept of a new building for Maple School was initiated, there was no playground/park in the plans. Later, district administrators began asking the students what they felt was the most important thing to have at a new school. To everyone's surprise, the most common answer was “We want a playground.”

The district decided that it was important to move forward on plans to build a playground at the new Maple School that was most conducive to student social, emotional, and physical health.

Consequently, during a meeting of the Maple Playground Committee, administrators asked Student Council members to find out what types of equipment they envisioned in their playground space. The kids provided valuable input. After much discussion, they decided they wanted a place where every student would have a place to interact together, regardless of physical abilities.

Active Play

Experts agree on the importance of getting children moving regardless of their age. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows a large decline in physical activity levels in youth. The message is simple. Students need to get out and play! Many parks are geared to a younger age group which makes older children shy away from using them. The new Maple School playground/park is designed so that all who visit will find ways to be active.

Maple School Fundraising Committee

The vision of the Maple School Playground Committee with the Maple PTO, is to create a fun and safe playground where middle school youth of all abilities can have social interaction in a space which promotes play, exercise, and learning, as they interact with one another. Please contact a board member if you would like to join our committee or have an idea to share.