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Create a living, interactive art space to remember friendships and recognize the unique positive potential that lives in each of us.
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Wendy Strgar

89 backers pledged $21,956 to help bring this project to life.

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Positive Change Courtyard update 2015

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Hello supporters and friends of the Positive Change Courtyard

It is hard for me to believe how fast time goes by and that it is almost four years since the tragic passing of Jack and Conner.  All of their classmates have now graduated from South... and yet their memories are sustained in our beautiful courtyard.   During this last year, we had kids from the IOP classes build and paint colorful picnic tables that match the colors of the stunning mural.  The over hang for rainy days was completed and 5 beautiful benches of concrete and wood were installed.  

We have been patiently waiting for the engraved stones which will be delivered this week!

We hope to have them all installed and officially open the completed courtyard by the end of the month.  The courtyard has been open all of this school year for student's use and I have heard beautiful stories from students and teachers alike about the serenity and peace they find from being in there.   The birds love the space too and last easter, the courtyard was blessed with the new life of three baby birds.   

I don't know if I would have ever taken up this project if I knew what it would have taken, but in hindsight, I can't think of a more meaningful legacy to leave the high school with-  My last child is graduating this year, which also seems incredible to me.  And my father's contribution to a bench will always honor him.   I am deeply gratified and grateful     

I will post again soon about the grand opening if any of you can make it.   

Loving wishes for a wonderful 2015.   

Wendy

Inscription Reminder

Dear Friends,  

I know it seems so long ago that you backed our courtyard project, but we are so 

close to completing.  I have been getting inscriptions submitted everyday.  They are so

thoughtful and beautiful   It is an honor to be at the receiving end of this project again…

If you haven't yet sent your inscription, please don't delay.   

If you need to be reminded of your pledge level, let me know.  

Thanks again for teaching me the power of positivity and community.  

The word count for each level is posted here again for your convenience.  

best,

Wendy

At the $50 level - You can have 5- 6 words.

At the $75 level You have 7-10 words

At the $100 level you can have 11-14 words

$500 level can have up to 3 lines - 22 characters per line

Benches can have up to 4 lines

Wisdom wall quote can have up to 8 lines

Fountain can have up to 10 lines.

Need Paver Inscriptions

 Dear Friends of the Positive Change Courtyard

Happy New Year to all!  I sent out a note earlier in December asking for everyone's chosen inscriptions.  To date I have received 3 responses. I know how easy it is for things to get lost around the holidays so here is my 2nd request- 

Please think about what you want your paver to say-

At the $50 level - You can have 5- 6 words.

At the $75 level  You have 7-10 words

At the $100 level you can have 11-14 words

$500 level can have up to 3 lines - 22 characters per line

Benches can have up to 4 lines

Wisdom wall quote can have up to 8 lines 

Fountain can have up to 10 lines.  

 I am sorry that his engraving part has taken so long but we are all very excited that we are finally rounding the last corner on the Positive Change Courtyard and although it all has taken much longer than anticipated, we are ready to create the memorial pavers that you sponsored over a year ago.

We hope to have all of the memorial carvings engraved and placed in the courtyard by the end of February to beginning of March 2014 when we will hold the official dedication of the courtyard.

 Please reply to me either through the kickstarter site or to my email wendy@goodcleanlove.com by January 15th with your inscription.   So far the ones we have received are very beautiful and thoughtful.   

The inscription could be something as simple as  "In memory...", "In gratitude..." or a positive sentiment or quote…  

Thanks once again for your support to make the courtyard a reality. 

Summer update on Positive Change Courtyard

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Appreciation Party- Let's Celebrate the journey

Dear Friends,

We want to celebrate how far we have come with your help and invite you to see the beautiful developments in the courtyard.   Come and walk around the labyrinth,  see the beautiful mural progress and enjoy a late afternoon visit with the students who made the work possible.   We will also share the next steps in the project- planning the gardens, growing a grassy mound, building the tree overhang and designing the memorial pavers and wisdom wall.   

Appreciating our work and all of the good intentions that have helped us make so much progress is an act of pure positivity-  we hope you will join us on May 30th in the courtyard from 5 to 7pm in the Positivity Courtyard.   To find the courtyard, go around the back of the school to where you enter the football field,  turn left into a small parking lot.  The courtyard door is open at the back of the building.  We will have signs to point the way as well.  

Please let us know if you can join us, or just show up - we would love to meet you and show you around the space that you helped make possible.  

Gratefully yours,

Wendy   

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