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Topsfield Playground Committee (TPC)

TPC is organized for the charitable and educational purposes of raising funds to provide fun, safe, accessible, and physically challenging play areas for the community of Topsfield, Massachusetts.  To learn more, click here.

 

Thanks Everyone!

TPC would like to thank everyone for their donations and support of the Proctor School (2009), Grove Street (2010), Steward Elementary School (2012), and Steward Preschool (2014) playgrounds.  To date, TPC has raised over $300,000 to upgrade the play areas of Topsfield.  Remember, we are a 100% volunteer run organization and when you place a donation, over 99% of the funds go direct to the playgrounds!  To donate, click here.

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Buddy Bench!

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We are excited to announce that TPC added a bright green Buddy Bench to the K-3 playground September 2014.  For those of you who have never heard of a Buddy Bench, it is a bench where children can go on the playground if they are lonely and want to find someone to play with.  The children will all be educated about the Buddy Bench and how to use it by Principal Costa.  They are becoming extremely popular across the nation as a way to eliminate exclusion of children on the playground and reduce bullying.  We hope it will be a great addition to our K-3 playground.  Google “Buddy Bench” and you will be amazed at what you see!
And don’t think we have forgotten about Proctor, we have a great idea brewing that we expect the older children of Proctor will appreciate!

 

The Steward Preschool Project

Thanks to all the volunteers who helped with the Community Build on Saturday July 19, 2014. It was an amazing team effort and the entire playground was constructed in a single day! Special thanks to Will LeRoyer for all his work excavating the site prior to the build and providing the equipment and expertise to finish the project quickly and efficiently!  We have some finishing touches to put on the playground including a patio entrance, to be completed by WT LeRoyer Landscape & Design, and an expanded fence to be completed by Reliable Fence Company of the N.S., plus adding the swings.  

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Peter Harris, Jon Guido, Mike Radochia, Mike Massaro, and Tony Bloxham help out with the climbing wall.

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Carol Rogers, Michelle Costa, Kelly Radochia, and Meredith Massaro all take direction from Cindy Maak (center) of Site Specifics on how to prep the slide for installation.

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Jon Guido & Glen Gollrad, two TPC veterans, enjoying the day.

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Will LeRoyer (L) keeps things on schedule while Derek Gustafson (R) and several other volunteers deliver the concrete.

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Mr. Sandman lends a helping hand.

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Jody Podgurski and Carol Rogers use some of the preschool supplies to creatively keep the concrete off the sparkling new equipment.

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Michelle Costa helps put the finishing touches on the mulch distribution.

TPC would like to thank the following local companies for their generous support of the Steward Preschool Project:

Institution for Savings

WT LeRoyer Landscape & Design

Reliable Fence Company of the N.S.

C.P.Berry Construction Co., Inc./English Commons at Topsfield

New England Biolabs

JRM Hauling & Recycling

Gibraltar Pools

Dunkin Donuts of Danvers

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