Global School Play Day 2018

Dear Parents,

On February 7th, our school will be participating in Global School Play Day 2018 (GSPD.) GSPD has been promoted by Psychology Today and is being celebrated at schools around the world. You can learn more about the benefits of unstructured play by visiting the official GSPD website: We are inviting all of our students to bring in things to play with on this very special day. Here are some examples of things your child may bring in (be sure your child’s name is clearly marked on all items):



  • Non-Violent Toys (no weapons)
  • Legos, blocks, cardboard boxes, etc.
  • Dress-Up
  • Puppets
  • Stuffed Animals or Dolls
  • Board Games or Card Games
  • Puzzles


*no electronic devices*

*nothing with batteries*


Teachers will have items available in the classroom as well. Any items that are brought from home are your child’s responsibility. Teachers and St. Mary’s are not responsible for lost or broken items.


Though our play day will be unstructured, it will still be supervised by teachers. It is our hope that this one day of play will inspire families to plan for more unstructured play time during non-school hours.


If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher.


Thank  you!

St. Mary’s Teachers and Staff

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