Welcome to the West Woods Recess Expansion Project Website! Parents that are a part of the West Woods Recess Expansion Committee developed this website to educate and promote the project to help make it a reality. While this website is not an official website of the Farmington Public Schools, it is a place to learn more about the project, catch the vision and find out how to get involved. Enjoy!
Provide additional recess space and options for physical activity for West Woods Upper Elementary students. See Plan Details.*
The benefits of daily physical exercise, for both adults and children, have been well-documented over the years. Research from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention supports recess and exercise. It reveals that exercise:
For more benefits, source information, and research, see Benefits.
The Unionville Lions Club is providing an incredibly generous $50,000 matching gift. For every dollar raised for the West Woods Playground Expansion Project, the Lions Club will match it up to $50,000.
The Farmington Community Chest has provided an incredibly generous $20,000 donation!
The plan has been designed to include opportunities for upper body strengthening, balancing, aerobic activity, and open space by carefully utilizing the remaining space next to the current recess area. For a detailed explanation of the existing space and layout, see the Plan. *
Imagine a recess environment where all fifth and six grade students of West Woods Upper Elementary School have the necessary space and increased opportunities for physical activity during recess. That's the dream the West Woods Playground Expansion Project, a joint endeavor working with the Town of Farmington, the Farmington Board of Education, the Administrators and Staff of West Woods Upper Elementary School, and parents. The main recess area is generally limited to a blacktop surface, this expansion plan will help make the recess area more consistent with other similar Farmington Valley schools, including 5th and 6th grade schools. With your help today, we can turn this dream into a reality. To learn more about the existing space and the proposal, please see the Plan and please consider donating.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - CDC
Unionville Lions Club
Farmington Community Chest
West Woods Upper Elementary School Students (2017-2018)
Highland Park Market
Farmington Rotary Club
The Alexander Preston Franklin Foundation
Families of FWE
West District School PTO
Union School PTO
Noah Wallace School PTO
East Farms School PTO
Mark and Wendy Wilson of The REACH Foundation
The Walt Disney Company Foundation
Soma Movement Studio
Connecticut Children's Medical Center - Orthopedics
Flips Gymnastic Center
84 Lumber Company
California Pizza Kitchen
Farmington Exchange Club
Taprock of Unionville
Valley Fitness Center
Quinoco Energy Services Inc.
Eric Foley Photography
Unionville Auto Body
Tink's Magical Vacations with Amy
Farmington Valley Dance and Music
Marine Corps - Okinawa, Japan
Emerald Screen Printing
Butchers & Bakers
The Unionville Lions Club is a leader in humanitarian service by meeting the needs of people in Unionville and Farmington. In the past they have generously donated funds for a handicap accessible van, West District Boundless Playground, Farmington's dial-a-ride van, and provided many scholarships to Farmington High School students.
The Rotary Club of Farmington is network of neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who come together to make positive, lasting change in communities at home and abroad. They have generously donated to UCONN Health, Farmington Library, Youth Baseball, and various scholarships.
The Farmington Community Chest is a non-profit organization founded in 1931 for the benefit of the Farmington community. The central goal is to improve health, education opportunities, and community life. They generously donate to many organizations such as the Farmington Food Bank, Food Pantry, Summer Camp Assistance, College Scholarships, and Services for the Elderly.