Donations for Physical Education at Fern Bacon Middle School
Parents and Guardians,
We are excited to welcome you to the 2022-2023 school year. We have many exciting activities planned for your children, however, we cannot accomplish great things without the community’s help.
We are asking for donations to acquire a “Gaga Ball Pit”. If you have not heard of this new activity sweeping the nation, click on these two links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_bptfplqH4 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_J_pxB-4wOY. The cost of the “Gaga Ball Pit” is $6,100. This pit will be utilized by the Physical Education department and all students, as they will focus on developing social, emotional and physical skills, fitness, and inclusion.
Other benefits include:
- It gets lots of children involved in a physical outdoor or indoor activity;
- It is easy to learn and anyone can win;
- It develops strategic thinking, agility, jumping, striking and dodging skills;
- The game develops hand-eye coordination while keeping children active; and
- The skills learned in Gaga Ball can translate to other sports.
Studies have linked activities such as Gaga Ball to better academic focus and improved peer relationships. https://www.childnow.org/school-programs/academics-curriculum-and-services/social-emotional-learning-sel/gaga-pit-child
Tax-deductible donations are appreciated. Please send your student to school with cash or a check made out to Fern Bacon Middle School – Memo “Donation for Gaga Ball Pit”.
$20 + Donations = Family Names will be featured on a banner that will hang on campus all year.
$50 + Donations = Family Names will be shown on banner + School Website.
$100 + Donations = Family Names will be shown on banner + School Website + 8th Grade Promotional brochures.
If you own a business and would like to donate on behalf of the business, please note “Name of Business” upon donating.
We thank you in advance for your investment and generosity in helping develop the minds of tomorrow!
Mary Coronado, Principal
Tim Fahlen, Riley McGuire, Shelly Kirkland, Aprille Mauldin - Physical Education Teachers