The Gonic School Playground Committee is a committee of the Gonic School PTA, a non-profit organization organized under the section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The committee is dedicated to construct a new, state-of-the-art playground for the benefit of the children of the school as well as the Gonic community.
MissionThe Gonic School Playground Committee (GSPC) organized for the charitable and educational purposes of raising funds to provide fun, safe, accessible, inviting and physically challenging play areas for the children and the community of Gonic, New Hampshire.
HistoryThe origins of the GSPC can be traced back to a PTA meeting in 2009. The Gonic PTA agreed to create a playground committee to plan, raise funds and construct a new playground at the Gonic School. As an official committee of the Gonic School PTA, we are a nonprofit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
The GSPC is made up of concerned parents who believe that the Gonic Community lacks a location to encourage families to congregate in fun activities and encourage fitness. There are currently no city parks found in Gonic and Gonic School can play an integral role in creating a spot to attract families to engage in play, games, sports, and to have fun. We believe that our children deserve a state-of-the-art playground to engage in challenging physical activities at a time in their body development when it is important to impart healthy choices in their daily activity.
It is important to point out that the Gonic School is located very close to the center of the village of Gonic and there are currently no city parks in the vicinity of the school. Consequently, the Gonic School serves as the only playground in the southernmost corner of the City of Rochester, serving 4,833 people.
Also noteworthy is that the other 7 elementary schools in the City of Rochester all have modern, safe and innovative playgrounds to challenge their children and foster healthy lifestyles. Gonic School has an outdated, aged collection of playground equipment that is unimaginative and doesn't foster fun play. As a result, children are oftentimes bored resulting in inappropriate behavior. Because of the age and condition of the equipment, they are frequently broken requiring constant attention of school district maintenance personnel and leaving the children with limited options for activities.