Evergreen equipment first step to a new playground at Cedar Way

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Earlier this week the installation of the repurposed play equipment from Evergreen Elementary to Cedar Way elementary was completed.

On Tuesday, the school had a ribbon cutting ceremony for the playset we inherited at first recess (10:30 am).  Kids came streaming out to line up around the play area and waited patiently as the Principal, Hawkins Cramer, told them about how Cedar Way got the new playset and how the kids need to get parents to continue voting for Cedar Way to win the Pepsi Refresh Challenge.  For Cedar Way – getting this “gently used” playset from Evergreen is the first step to replacing and upgrading the whole playground – which costs close to $100K.  The Pepsi grant money would be matched by Edmonds School District and would help us immensely in Cedar Way’s overall plan.   The Playground Committee Chair, Joy Muller, was not able to attend the event, so Molly Luna got to cut the ribbon as one of the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) co-Presidents and member on the Playground Committee.  Then the kids rushed the new playset!  Molly says that the joy was palpable and was a wonderful reminder of why they are working so hard to improve the playground.  Kids were happy, they were running around, exercising, playing, making up new games and having a great time!

Right now Cedar Way is in 56th place and only has 46 more places to climb – they’ve already climbed 172 spots.You can vote 3 times each day and even a 4th vote can be cast using the Pepsi Refresh iPhone/iPad/Android app.  Voting details can be found on the PTO website (http://CedarWayPTO.org) and on their Facebook page.

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