|9/14/2011 12:39:00 PM|
Eugene - O'Hara School
O'Hara School photo
New playground is ready for O'Hara preschoolers.
As O’Hara School’s more than 520 students returned to school, they noticed several facility changes that took place over the summer, because of contributions from families and friends.
Over the past several years, O’Hara’s park for pre-kindergartners has been transformed from an overgrown lot and a partial garden to a grassy area. This summer, workers installed playground equipment.
“This dedicated play area for our youngest students will allow for more interactive, physical play with others their own age on equipment their own size,” says April Demers, O’Hara’s pre-k teacher.
Since 2008, O’Hara has been working on updating its library. From pulling outdated and broken books off the shelves to updating the physical appearance of the room, O’Hara staff and administration have aimed to create a more inviting and functional space for students.
This year, O’Hara has received nearly $10,000 in grants to purchase new books and most recently updated the library with new bookshelves, carpet, paint and blinds.
“We are humbled that we have these opportunities to continuously improve the learning and development tools and environment for our students,” says Tammy Conway, O'Hara's principal.