Julie Van Oort
Hello Park School friends, family and community members! We have some exciting news to share about our new Sensory Garden! Plans are well underway with our effort to bring a unique sensory experience to Park School in the form of a garden. Maybe you could spare a few dollars to support the effort? The sensory garden, designed by Clare Johnson of the Chicago Botanic Garden, will enrich Park students’ therapeutic and educational experience, while providing the community with a safe and nurturing place to explore and enjoy. Your donation will go to support the purchase of plants, and permanent fixtures for the garden, as well as ongoing maintenance to sustain it. Also, a little bit about Park School. Park School celebrates the unique abilities of every student by creating a safe and supportive learning environment where students can thrive. Located in Evanston, Park School is a self-contained, public, therapeutic program jointly operated by Evanston/Skokie School District 65 and Evanston Township High School District 202. A multi-disciplinary team helps address a variety of individual student needs including: significant cognitive disabilities, multiple disabilities, autism, hearing and visual impairments, physical/health impairments, communication disorders, sensory and behavioral impairments. Park School believes that ongoing and meaningful collaboration between families, staff and the community is a critical component to a student's educational experience. What better way to collaborate than a publicly accessible, engaging, and visually beautiful sensory garden experience? The Park PTA would love for you to be part of the sensory garden effort by giving a donation of support. $10, $25, $50 or even more will all help us realize the long-held dream of creating this wonderful space at our school. If you want to learn even more about the Park School Sensory Garden, check out more information here: http://bit.ly/2daJb5X Thank you in advance for your support!