Radio Station WTOP is holding its annual “CLICK FOR KIDS” contest and SHES is in the running!!
Sleepy Hollow has the opportunity to win one of three cash prizes offered through radio station WTOP’s “CLICK FOR KIDS” contest. The contest is available to public and charter k-12 schools in the DC METRO area. The prizes are $5000, $7500, and $10,000 cash. To win, Sleepy Hollow must be one of the top three vote getters.
Please vote for Sleepy Hollow Elementary and tell your family and friends. Share on Social Media! Click here to vote:
The contest will help Sleepy Hollow ES Build an “Outdoor Classroom!” Remember, the winners must have the most votes.
TO VOTE: The public voting period opens Monday, March 5 at 12:00am and runs through Friday, March 16 at 5:00pm. During the public voting period, there is a limit of one vote per person/per day. All voters must be 13 years or older. The voting link can be found here https://wtop.com/2018-click-for-kids/2018-click-kids-voting/.
WHY DO WE WANT TO WIN?
The creation and development of Sleepy Hollow Elementary School’s Outdoor Classroom will bring together SHES faculty, students, and families to learn more about healthy living and the environment, as well as deepen community ties. This classroom will provide a hands-on approach to learning that will compliment what is being taught in the classroom. Architect plans have been drawn up for the classroom and the school has created a steering committee for design implementation, which will be completed over the course of four phases. Phase 1 includes the installation of a fence and garden beds so that children can begin to grow fruits and vegetables this spring. The outdoor classroom is also planned to have a section dedicated to plants local to Virginia and will incorporate natural elements, such as tree trunks, as seats. The classroom will be maintained by the school community, including families who will sign up to water/weed the beds over the summer. Phase 2 will include construction of additional raised garden beds, one dedicated to growing vegetables. Phase 3 will include an additional vegetable garden, a tool shed, planting of a garden with native Virginia herbs and plants used during the Civil War for medicinal purposes. Phase 4 would include the addition of a greenhouse.