Vandalism at C. W. Henry School

Posted by: Chelsea Badeau on Thu, Jul 8, 2010:

On Sunday evening, July 4th, at approximately 10:00 p.m., the Philadelphia Fire Department was called to a fire on the C.W. Henry kindergarten playground. Anyone with information that will help to identify the vandals who committed this crime is asked to please contact the 14th Police District at 215.686.3140. The C.W. Henry School community is also asking for help from West Mt. Airy neighbors to help prevent future vandalism on the school ground by alerting the police of any suspicious activity near the school.

Vandalism at C. W. Henry School

On Sunday evening, July 4th, at approximately 10:00 p.m., the Philadelphia Fire Department was called to a fire on the C.W. Henry kindergarten playground.  The fire completely destroyed the train play structure and damaged both the rubber playground surface and several nearby trees.   Designed for younger children, the playground is dedicated for use by the kindergarten classes during the school day and is used by many neighborhood families during the non-school hours. In response to the fire, C.W. Henry Principal, Caren Trantas expressed “Henry School is dedicated to ensuring that our students' grow academically, emotionally, and socially.  It is devastating to know that this space, which is used by both our kindergarten children and neighborhood children to learn socialization and intrapersonal skills, has been destroyed by a thoughtless act.”

 Anyone with information that will help to identify the vandals who committed this crime is asked to please contact the 14th Police District at 215.686.3140.  The C.W. Henry School community is also asking for help from West Mt. Airy neighbors to help prevent future vandalism on the school ground by alerting the police of any suspicious activity near the school.

The president of the PTA, Robin Roberts, would like to see the playground repaired and the play equipment replaced prior to the start of the new school year in September.  To ensure that this can happen, the PTA will be accepting donations in support of this effort.  Donations can be mailed to C.W. Henry School, 601 Carpenter Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19119, Attn: Amy Martin, PTA Treasurer.  If you have questions about how you can support the PTA in this effort, or in regards to other issues affecting the school community, please contact Robin Roberts at 215.692.3677. 

 

 

 

 

   


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