• Media Advisory: Brandywine Elementary to Receive New Outdoor Classroom

    April 21, 2017
    For Immediate Release
    CONTACT:
    Office of Communications
    301-952-6001

    Brandywine Elementary School students and community will enjoy a new courtyard and outdoor classroom, thanks to a multi-partner initiative led by non-profit partner The Heart of America Foundation.

    Community volunteers will work together on Tuesday, April 25, to put the finishing touches on the school’s courtyard transforming it into a beautiful new center for learning. Local landscape designer, Terri Borges, envisioned an inviting space for students, community and staff to enjoy as part of classroom work as well as before and after school programming. Volunteers will complete the transformation that began earlier this month thanks to several local groups who volunteered their time. The brand-new courtyard features planting beds for students to grow flowers and vegetables, a butterfly garden, a labyrinth, recycled plastic bench seating, a colorful outdoor classroom and chalkboard, and several shaded learning areas.

    Partners include: Walton; SNC-Lavalin; Patuxent Companies; Gudelsky Materials; Aggregate Industries; NRG; PSEG Keys Energy Center, LLC; Brandywine North Keys Civic Association; G.S. Proctor & Associates, Inc.; Denison Landscaping & Nursery, Inc.; Panda Power Funds; Proctor Landscaping and Masonry; Washington Gas; Prince George's County Public Schools and Prince George's County Government, as well as countless community volunteers.

    For two decades, The Heart of America Foundation has been providing children in need with the tools to read, succeed and make a difference by creating vibrant learning environments for children and engaging volunteers in acts of service. To learn more, visit www.heartofamerica.org.

    WHAT: Outdoor Classroom Makeover and Ribbon-Cutting celebration

    WHEN: Tuesday, April 25 with an Open House beginning at 12:45 p.m. and ceremony starting at 1:00 p.m.

    WHERE:
    Brandywine Elementary School
    14101 Brandywine Road

    Brandywine, MD 20613

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    Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), one of the nation's 25 largest school districts, has 208 schools and centers, more than 130,000 students and nearly 19,000 employees. Under the leadership of Chief Executive Officer Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell, the school system serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban and rural communities located in the Washington, DC suburbs. PGCPS is nationally recognized for innovative programs and initiatives that provide students with unique learning opportunities, including arts integration, environmental and financial literacy, and language immersion.