Seeing a need for an updated playground equipment at Glenwood Elementary school has brought teachers, parents and students together with one goal—raise money for a new playground. Several parents from the school of over 600 students, heard the outcry from students asking for new equipment on their outdated playground.
“It was an outcry from the children that made us even consider to take this on. Our playground is one of the older ones in the area and in need of more things for the children to do. The children really were vocal about this,” Shelley Khorrami and Robin Giuliacci, two of the parent volunteers said. The goal is to raise $25,000, which is not going to be an easy task, however, over $11,000 has been raised so far. The committee has put together several fundraisers in order to get money donated.
A school favorite has been the selling of candy and pencil grams, which they have done twice this year. The children can send the messages to classmates, friends and even teachers throughout the school. They are delivered directly to their classrooms.
Lake Stevens’ own Sahara Pizza has donated the proceeds from the school’s Pizza Night and they have held a night at an Aquasox game.
Glenwood teachers stepped up and put together a recipe book, presenting the profits to the future playground equipment.
The Glenwood parent group also takes private donations, ASB donations and the local PTA has offered money from their annual auction.
If you would like to help the kids at Glenwood Elementary get their playground equipment please call the school at 425-335-1510.