The staff and parents at the Educational Therapeutic Support at Madison School (ETS@Madison) are seeking donations to purchase a playground on behalf of the children at the school. Currently, there is no playground equipment. We are planning to raise, with your help, $108,002.73 for a 46x63 structured playground.
ETS@Madison is a 5-year old school in the St. Louis Public School system created to support children with emotional, behavioral and learning challenges. The mission of the school is “To provide continuous support, self-care, and personal growth for our students, parents, and staff.”
Unlike neighborhood schools, Madison serves children from all over St. Louis City. Children come to Madison after they have exhausted all their resources of their neighborhood school. The children stay until they have developed the coping skills and tools needed to return to their neighborhood school. Madison is uniquely designed to care for, teach and train these children who otherwise would not have educational options. Each child who attends has an Individual Education Plan (IEP) that is upheld and supported by a well-educated staff team in Special Education.
Your donation to the playground will benefit each child now and for many years to come. Your donation will assist the kids’ emotional, physical, and social well-being. The playground, with your assistance, will also benefit the therapeutic nature of the school by:
- giving them a structured place to learn how to interact with other children while playing
- allowing them to play outside daily and give them an outlet to let off some energy
- helping them improve their coping skills and learn to build relationships
- improving focus to be ready and able to learn in the classroom
- allowing the staff to incorporate the playground as another form of therapy
To Donate Online - be sure to put Madison Playground in the notes section so the money goes to this project!
To Donate by Check - Please make checks payable to SLPS – ETS@Madison Elementary and return your check and this form to:
ATTN: Project Playground
1118 S. 7th Street
Saint Louis, Missouri 63104