Over 140 Somerset parents and teachers gathered on Saturday, May 6th, 2017 to sip mint juleps, snack on southern fare, “gamble” on the race by buying a square, and bid on silent auction items – all in support of the Somerset Foundation. Over $10k was raised to fund after-school programs, technology investments and other grants that enhance the state-of-the-art environment in which every child can prosper at Somerset Elementary School. Special thanks to Nancy Jardini and Morris Panner, who hosted the event in their beautiful home, to all the teachers and parents who contributed the amazing auction items (view the auction catalog), and to all those who bid on them!
The Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to officially open the new Somerset Elementary School Field was held on Sunday, September 25th, 2016 at the Back to School Picnic. Check out this terrific video, produced by Montgomery Community Media.
Thanks again to everyone who supported the Field Campaign, and made this dream a reality!
More information is available under the Field Campaign tab.
Somerset Elementary’s sneak peek on the morning of August 26th offered not only the opportunity to visit the classrooms and meet the teachers, but also a chance for parents and students to look out the windows at the fabulous new turf field nearing the end of construction!
The fabric was delivered on Tuesday of this past week (thank you to all our neighbors for their patience during this process!) and the bulk of the fabric installation has now been completed. Placement of the organic cork infill and grooming is scheduled for next week, and the field should be ready for use when the kids return from the Labor Day holiday on September 6th. Ground cover and tree planting will follow later during more optimal planting conditions in late October/early November.
For more information on the general construction process, you can visit the Fieldturf website: http://www.fieldturf.com/en/artificial-turf/construction-and-installation
The construction of the new turf field at Somerset Elementary is currently underway. It has been a busy couple of days, and the following milestones have been reached:
The fabric delivery and installation is expected to start next week. If all goes smoothly over the next few weeks, the field should be ready for use when the kids return from the Labor Day holiday on September 6th. Ground cover and tree planting will follow later during more optimal planting conditions in late October/early November.
For more information on the general construction process, you can visit the Fieldturf website:
If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org. This email will be monitored by the Somerset Foundation and the PTA. We will answer questions as quickly as possible.