Let Them Be Kids

Let Them Be Kids is an all volunteer, non-profit organization created to build community capacity on the grassroots level, while building playgrounds, skate parks and fitness parks across Canada. These projects leave a legacy of community members who are inspired and better equipped to lay a strong foundation for a brighter tomorrow.

St. John Catholic Elementary School in Perth is a proud recipient of a 2010 Let Them Be Kids "Believe" Award! Every dollar raised by our community will be matched by Let Them Be Kids
to build a much needed playground at St. John's!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

St. John's Dad Leads Outdoor Classroom Construction!

Mr. Chris Cooper is a dedicated dad of three girls in our school – Jocelyn, Natasha , and Brooklyn - as well as baby Selena (a future St. John’s student!). His wife, Carrie, is a graduate of St. John’s herself. The Cooper Family has really come through for our school community, and Mr. Cooper's commitment to bringing a unique outdoor classroom experience to our students in inspiring!

Mr. Cooper has donated materials and time into making a beautiful oak cabinet and hutch to raffle off for our playground.  He has also arranged to transport the cabinet to various fundraiser events around Perth, in an effort to bolster raffle ticket sales! In addition, Mr. Cooper is making a storyteller’s chair and seating for our outdoor classroom, as well as a cross for our prayer corner.  He has also helped us with obtaining the permit for the outdoor classroom stage by asking Robert Demerath of Demerath Design & Drafting, to draw the design plans required by the Town of Perth for the permit application. As the owner of CR Cooper Construction in Balderson and a carpenter, St. John’s is lucky to have Mr. Cooper serve as an adviser and expert in the planning for the outdoor classroom. 

Mr. Cooper says, "I believe that you get out of life what you put into it!" His efforts and his continued offers to help out wherever he can is truly heart warming.

We want to extend a huge thank you to Chris for all he has done for helping make dreams come true for the students (and many teachers!) of St. John’s

We encourage all St. John’s parents to come out and volunteer on Build Day on Saturday, May 29, and you can help Mr. Cooper and Ms. Nolan construct our new outdoor classroom!

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