Be Like Jack

East Vincent Elem Shade Structure

  • East Vincent Elementary

    Shade Structure

    dedicated to Jack Rowley


    Help build a shade structure for EV’s playground in honor of Jack’s memory.

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    Shade Structure

     Be Like Jack  

    Dear East Vincent Elementary families and friends,

    You may remember during the last school year when the Rowley family lost their little boy, Jack.  Jack, at age 5 years, passed away in his sleep due to complications from Epilepsy on Feb. 10, 2018.

    Mr. Rowley and his wife are both teachers in OJRSD.  Doug teaches gym at East Vincent Elementary while Jen is the music teacher at French Creek Elementary.  The Rowley’s having been a part of the OJR community for over two decades, many, many families have wanted to reach out and contribute in some way in remembrance of little Jack.

    With the Rowley’s input, the East Vincent PTA and the East Vincent Elementary faculty and staff decided to honor Jack by building a shade structure for the new EV school playground – Jack LOVED being outside.  We spent time over the summer gathering lots of information from the district and collecting bids.  Below are the details of the plan. 

    The East Vincent PTA is launching a fundraising effort in the OJR community to raise money for the shade structure. Additionally, we are seeking contributions from various local companies in the forms of services or monies to help decrease the overall cost of the project.  To get the project going, we have broken the process into two phases.  The goal is to break ground on Phase I by late June, 2019 – after school is out for the summer so that the playground remains accessible to the students throughout the school year.  We currently have about $19,000; our goal is $62,000. 

    Would you like to be a part of creating this memorial project for Jack? We are reaching out to you to ask for your support.  All contributions will be dedicated solely to the Jack Rowley Shade Structure.  Donations by check (made payable to EV PTA – note shade structure), cash(send in an envelope marked:EV PTA Shade Structure), and Paypal ( are all welcome!

    Thank you for your consideration.  The Rowley family and the East Vincent Elementary community truly appreciate your support in honoring Jack.


    Warmest regards,


    Kimberly Arp (East Vincent PTA President)

    Your East Vincent Elementary Faculty/Staff and PTA

    24’x40’ pad site


    Details of project

    Materials required:


    1. Existing utility location
    2. Grading
    3. Excavation and concrete footers
    4. Steel erected
    5. Concrete Slab

    PHASE 2

    1. Roof
    2. Stone work around steel columns
    3. Paint as needed
    4. Dedication plaque
    5. Adjancent lawn remediation
    6. Furniture (picnic tables)


    Please contact

    with any questions!