Playground Cleanup & Mulching Party

October 26, 2019

10.26.19  Mulching Accomplished – for now anyway! 

Thank you to the fabulous people who volunteered to spend their Friday afternoon digging out very stubborn grass out of a large space on our playground! Mulch, purchased with proceeds from the school’s snack bar, filled in the space for increased safety for our students. Yesterday’s crew included several Crossroads staff members, a past family, and a current family.

This hard work was rewarded with snacks and lots of laughs, and likely, some sore muscles this morning!

Many, many thanks to all!

It’s time for our Fall Playground Cleanup again!

It’s time for Fall 2019 Playground Cleanup at Crossroads Center for Children!

We’d love your help if you’re free on Friday, October 25th, 2:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Calling all parents, friends, staff, community members who might be able to lend a hand for a couple of hours for this project!

  • What we’ll be doing:
    Fall playground cleanup and mulching – we will be digging out and removing grass from a large area, and adding mulch to that area.
  • We’ll be replenishing the mulch around the 3 play units on our playground.
  • We’ll be cleaning up the playground to ready it for the winter.

Many hands make light of work! If you can help, please send a quick email to, or call 280-0083.
Staff members can sign-up by the time clock.

Please bring rakes, shovels and tarps. Dress for the weather and the tasks at hand!

Thank you for helping!!



10.19.18 We appreciate the people who help the school so very much!

We have the kindest community on earth!

Yesterday’s playground cleanup and mulching “party” was a big success. Thank you to the following folks for your hard work and time spent on this fall cleanup project: Mike Dellarocco, Erin Carter, Jeff Britton, Annie Grzywaczewski, Melissa Zager, Alan Mould, Kelly Young and Vicki Ramotar. (Not everyone was present for a picture).

The work crew edged and weeded out around all of the areas where the play equipment needs mulch. Then they added the new mulch that was donated by Schenectady County Soil & Water Recycling Center, thanks to the help of the Schenectady County legislature. Finally, the mulch was raked.

Additionally, we were able to put our summer playground toys away for the winter in our new storage shed. The sandbox, too, was “put to bed” for the winter.

Wild grapes, which are safe but messy for our little fingers, were cut back to be less inviting.

It looks great, and is once again safe and sound for our kids! Thank you so much everyone, for turning out!

Thank you again to the legislators at Schenectady County, especially Holly Vellano, Brian McGarry and Cathy Gatta  for getting the mulch donated, and to Jason Cass at the mulch center for donating and delivering it here!


MULCH Appreciation!!


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