Juliette Low honored for providing play opportunities with park district
CCSD59 schools and staff understand the importance of play for students. They also recognize the importance of additional opportunities to come together for physical activity, study time, arts and crafts, and nutrition before or after school.
One such effort was recognized on Saturday as Juliette Low Elementary and the Arlington Heights Park District (AHPD) received the Best Intergovernmental Cooperation Awards from the governing parks body in the state.
The Illinois Association of Park Districts honored Community Consolidated School District 21 and Arlington Heights School District 25 alongside Juliette Low Elementary for their cohesive work with Children at Play Program. Juliette Low Elementary hosts this program on behalf of the AHPD to provide before and after school care and special events for students.
Lily Smith, Juliette Low principal, works directly with the AHPD to find ways to improve the program and maximize the benefits before each school year begins. She received the honor at the 2023 Best of the Best Awards Gala in Wheeling, Ill. on behalf of Juliette Low alongside board of education member Robert Mancilla.
“Our partnership with CAP is a valuable resource for our families, contributing to the well-being and development of children while supporting the needs of working parents,” said Smith. “Not only is this an asset, but the CAP provides learning beyond the regular school hours, such as arts and crafts, family nights, etc. This partnership further cements our commitment to maintaining and enriching our sense of community.”
You can learn more about the CAP Program and how to register here.