Havens Elementary School


Students in are given multiple breaks throughout the day to play outside. Students in grades 1-5 have a morning recess, and a lunch recess. Students in grades 1-3 also have an afternoon recess. TK and Kindergarten Students have their own playground and yard, and have recess on an alternate schedule.

We have three areas where students play: Becker Playfield, the blacktop and play structure, and the garden and digging area. Students are assigned to areas at different breaks, but all students are given access to all areas throughout each day.

We believe that play is an important part of a child’s social and emotional development. This is a time for students to explore, imagine, play, and practice their problem solving skills. We use the following expectations to ensure a safe and supportive playground environment.FullSizeRender (4)

Show Respect

  • Adults
  • Each other
  • Self

Play safely and fairly

  • Follow Havens game rules
  • Be a good sport
  • Include others
  • Practice self control

Take care of our school

  • Respect school buildings, playgrounds, gardens, and bathrooms
  • Keep campus cleanschool garden
  • Take care of equipment

Ways to Solve Conflicts

  • Use Problem-Solving Steps
  • First person in line can be “Judge”
  • Roshambo
  • Ask an Adult for help