The John A. Sciole Elementary School will have an improved playground by the end of this month, thanks to a donation from its parent teacher organization.
The final stage of the three-part project is well under way. The costs of surface material, as well as equipment from Miracle Playground, will be covered by $22,483 that was raised by the PTO.
Five free-standing items and a therapeutic swing are being added. The latest phase will include items that help with occupational and physical therapy needs, as well as an educational component.
A parent representative announced that work on the third phase is planned for Memorial Day. Two earlier phases were completed in 2009 and 2011.
Elsewhere in the district, Lancaster Depew Federal Credit Union is doing business at the high school.
The office, located across from the bookstore, is open during school hours. Students can open accounts there and receive many of the same services offered at the main branch.
The student branch also holds monthly raffles and opportunities for students to win prizes.
Also this week:
• The Town and Planning boards will meet at 6:15 p.m. Monday in Town Hall, 21 Central Ave., for a state environmental review of two development site plans: one for an addition to the Apple Rubber Building at 204 Cemetery Road and the other for Niagara Lutheran Health Systems’ corporate office building at 5959 Broadway. The Town Board then will hold a work session at 6:30 p.m., followed by the regular business meeting at 7.
• A screening of the documentary “If You Build It” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the media/conference room at Lancaster High School, 1 Forton Drive. The screening is presented by Western New York STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics] and Squeaky Wheel. The film is a true story about two design teachers and their high school students, who reinvented their local community and their own sense of what is possible. Seating is limited. Reservations can e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.