2016 Rally for Recess Petition and Event


May 07, 2016


J.O. Wilson Elementary

660 K Street NE
Washington, DC United States


10:00 am - 2:00 pm

SUPPORT RECESS in District, Maryland or Virginia! Sign the petition and then join us on Saturday, May 7 for the RALLY FOR RECESS event (10 a.m.–2 p.m. at 660 K St. NE in Washington, DC).

Playworks is rallying for recess this spring so parents and educators can show support before school schedules are set for 2016-17. Too many area principals and superintendents are cutting down recess time to 15-20 minutes, once a day, in favor of more time in the classroom.

Research links recess not only to increasing physical activity (which fires up the brain) but also bolstering social-emotional skills and preparing students to learn back in the classroom. #SaveRecess

Playworks will deliver your signatures to principals and superintendents on Wednesday, May 13. PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR SCHOOL and/or DISTRICT IN YOUR COMMENTS.

Showing your support today will influence decision-making on recess for the 2016-17 school year!