Mukilteo Elementary gets 2 new play structures

Oct 16, 2013
Courtesy of: Tacea Wall Fifth grader Connor Nicholson won the honor of cutting the ribbon at the Mukilteo Elementary Playground Dedication Ceremony in a raffle drawing. If you donated at least $25, your name was entered into the drawing.

The Mukilteo Elementary PTSA exceeded its goal of raising $25,000 and added two new structures to the school playground.

The new equipment was installed this summer, and a dedication ceremony was held Sept. 26.

The Mukilteo School District rated the playground capacity as “deficient” for Mukilteo’s nearly 700 students and committed to match funds raised for more equipment.

Mukilteo Elementary is home to more than 650 K-5 students – except its playground had a capacity of 450 kids. The PTSA formed a Playground Fundraising Team started fundraising.

The PTSA had a May 31 deadline to raise at least $7,000 more. In four months, by May 29, it already had collected $18,000. The association not only met that goal, but exceeded it by almost $2,500.

“We picked equipment that complemented what we already had, while maximizing the student capacity,” said PTSA President Amie Parker. “We were able to purchase equipment for the upper and lower playground areas, so all grade levels have something new.”

The lower playground now has a structure with a ramp, wiggly posts, a spinner, a climber, monkey bars and a balance beam.

At the upper playground, a climber that features a tall pole and intertwining rope cables was installed.

-Sara Bruestle

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