Big Thanks Everyone for Taking Part in Boston Cares Day and Playing Field Campaign Launch!

Julie Smith-Bartoloni

Over 100 volunteers descended on the Curley on Saturday, May 18th, as part of the Boston Cares corporate day of service.  The Curley was chosen as one of three sites in the entire city.

Many Curley families joined the volunteers to clean and freshen the Curley inside and out.

Projects included weeding and cleaning the Outdoor Classroom and garden beds, repainting outdoor lines (e.g. world and U.S. maps, basketball court and baseball diamond), repairing and painting front doors of school, refreshing paint in upper school gymnasium and connector hallway, planting flowers and plants, constructing benches for gateway seating, general cleaning and trash pick-up.

Playing Field Capital Campaign Launch

The day of service was followed by an official launch of our $250,000 capital campaign to build a playing field behind the school.

Councilor Matt O'Malley with some members of the Playing Field Capital Campaign Committee

Councilor Matt O’Malley, Julianne Doherty from Mayor Menino’s office, a representative from Jeffrey Sanchez’s office and our landscape architect John Ryther participated in a well-attended ceremony. The Curley community was represented by members of the Schoolyard Committee, Eddie Neal of the Curley administration and the two student voices of 6th grader Naim Laird and 3rd grader Willa Davis.

Parents offered buttons and opportunities to donate, and $725 was raised in just 30 minutes!

For more information about the Playing Field Campaign or to get involved, please see our website http://playingfield.curleyk8.com/