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Winnemac Park Neighbors, Ravenswood: News Video! Recess at Chappell Elementary and CPS

Medill News from Northwestern University featured Chappell Elementary School for their story on the new required recess at Chicago Public Schools. Our Kindergarten son loves the recess and comes home talking about new games he has learned.  Our PRE-K daughter can’t wait to move-up!

WATCH the Medill News VIDEO HERE

What’s really cool about the recess program with Playworks is many higher grade students help as “leaders”.  Older kids around the school (and neighborhood) are always saying hello, waving to our kindergarten son because they interact with him as leaders. It’s neat to see the kids supportive and welcoming across the grade levels!  The recess, lunch-time and other activity student-helpers at Chappell foster this excellent atmosphere.