A $24,000 grant from the PTO will allow Clinton Park Elementary School to purchase new playground equipment.
The total cost of the equipment is $34,000 but Principal Kelli Pope said the difference will come from other PTO donations in recent years.
“With this money we’ll be able to purchase one big play area that can hold 60-70 kids,” she said. “We will also be adding swings and other covered play areas for students.”
The new equipment is expected to be installed by the time students return from the Christmas and New Year holiday.
Last year, the school had two major fundraisers, a raffle for a trip to Disney and the Boosterthon. This year’s Boosterthon begins Monday, Oct. 2 and concludes Oct. 13 with a fun run.
“The kids will be collecting sponsorships for each lap,” Pope said.
Through Boosterthon, students also learn important character lessons, and all students participate in the fun run regardless of whether they collected sponsorships.
“We have an amazing PTO that does a fantastic job supporting our students, teachers and school,” Pope said. “This purchase will make our playground even better for many years to come.”
Clinton Park Elementary School is purchasing new playground equipment with a donation from the PTO.