Sunday, April 29, 2012


WOW! What an amazing afternoon of celebration! Many local people came to the school to sing and share their talent. It was wonderful to see over 200 people (including our school population) gather together to hear the big news! Guests from Eastern School District, MHA Charlene Johnson, and MP Scott Andrews showed their support by celebrating with us.  With the lights darkened and white gloves glowing, committee members took to the stage to make the announcement near the end of the program. As signs with white letters were lifted, audience members in anticipation shouted, “WE’VE………WON……..A……… PLAY………GROUND……….AWARD!”  It was a spectacular "blacklight" moment!  Seconds later, balloons drifted to the floor from the balloon drop as children screamed, cheered, and just yelled with excitement! After a few moments of cheering, the gymnasium regained order just in time to watch our LTBK Announcement Video. Emotions were soaring as those in attendance began to recognize the significance of the day. Cake and refreshments were a great ending to a great day!

Waiting in anticipation!
Former student - Kathy Stock
Former Student - Margie Higdon
Grandparent of a Grade 6 Student - Ann Thorne
Enjoying the talent
Parent of 2 Grade 5 Students - Judy Cumby
Listening so attentively.
Denise Critch & Francis Barrett
Ms. Stokes directing the School Choir.
A group of highschool students, 3 of which
are former Acreman Students -
Tyler Reid, Shane Barrett, Mackenzie Granter,
Lauren George, and Curtis Crocker

Balloon Drop!!!
Watching our Announcement Video from LTBK!
(Some of the) Playground Committee Members
Principal P. Collins Yetman, MHA Charlene Johnson,
MP Scott Andrews, and ESDNL SEO Ray Noel
Acreman's youngest student - Landon Trainor-Fowler
our oldest student - Dawson Jackson cut the cake.

Thursday, April 19, 2012


It is a dream come true for the Acreman Elementary Playground Committee and the four communities it represents!!! There has long been a need for a playground at our school and in our area, but thanks to "Let Them Be Kids", an organization who gives of their time, knowledge, and money, our dream is going to be a reality!

This National Award will give us the guidance and support necessary to take what we thought was next to impossible and turn it into a 5 MONTH project! Yes, in one day, on September 29th, everyone will come together for our Extreme Playground Makeover!

Let Them Be Kids has taken the time to make this wonderful video letting us know why out of hundreds of applicants, we were chosen. They share why they do what they do. You will see that the heart and soul of their organization is YOU the community. So watch the video and be inspired just as we are. Then ask youself "Do I want to be a part of the September 29th Extreme Playground Makeover at Acreman?" If the answer is yes, visit our Registration Page and sign up for Build Day updates and followups. We look forward to hearing from you!

                        OUR ANNOUNCEMENT VIDEO!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Playground Photos

Our School

Existing Playground
Over 35 years old

Site of New Playground!!!
(Former site of Ridgewood Jr. High)
Come join us on September 29, 2012
and be a part of our
Extreme Playground Makeover!