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A Ridgewood elementary school looks to community for help getting playground equipment

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An elementary school in Ridgewood is asking for your help to bring fun and educational playground equipment to the school’s small play yard.

In mid-November, the PTA president of P.S. 290 A.C.E Academy for Scholars, Katarzyna Okula, created a GoFundMe page for donations from community members to help the school purchase an Imagination Playground starter kit.

Imagination Playground kits come with large waterproof foam blocks that allow children to create their very own playground equipment, encouraging growth in a multitude of areas including creativity, communication, collaboration and social skills.

“We are asking community members, like you, for a charitable donation in order to purchase a basic starter set for our scholars,” Okula wrote on the GoFundMe campaign. “Because this equipment is portable, we are also intending to use it indoors during the winter months as well. We would be [grateful] if you could make a donation to our school PTA to help us implement this project.”

P.S. 290 was built at 55-20 Metropolitan Ave. in 2014 and serves more than 500 pre-K through fifth-graders. The school has a rigorous academic curriculum that teaches students subjects such as math, science, technology, the arts, reading, writing, music and more.

One thing they are lacking, however, is a fun and stimulating place for the kids to play and learn.

In three weeks’ time, the GoFundMe campaign has raised $1,095 of the $6,000 goal with donations from 10 people.

If you would like to make a donation to P.S. 290’s campaign, visit their GoFundMe page.

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