Panorama Elementary School is on its Way to a Getting a New Playground

By: Sarah Neidhart, Panorama Elementary School Principal, sarahneidhart@icloud.com

Panorama School recently received a grant of over $80,000 from KaBoom! to build a new play structure for their students. Thank you Panorama PAN PTO Co-President, Kate Goka for writing this grant! The first step was to meet our Kaboom! Project Manager, Jacob Statchler and start to design our new play structure. Students had many ideas about what their dream play structure would look like. School community members and staff are now working to plan and build the play structure on Saturday, December 22.
One of the first steps was to take down the current playground. A group of parents, former students, and friends worked all day to make this happen. Thank you to Raul, Ricky, and Frank Alcaraz, Joseph Gutierrez, Frankie Thumas, Martin Gonzales, Kelsey Tafeamalii, Jose Ortiz, Antonio Andrade, Sergio Garcia, Chris and Ralph Martin, Keegan Black, Norman Coral, and Kevin and Scott Anderson for working ALL DAY on Saturday to take down the play structure so that we can build a new one!
Panorama School is forever grateful to all the staff, students, and community members who have been working endlessly to make this happen. This project has taken a lot of teamwork! We are now getting ready to move on to the next stage of planning and you can join us!
Project Information: Who: A total of approximately 200 volunteers from Kaiser Permanente, Panorama Elementary and KaBOOM!. Work is available for volunteers of all levels of skill and ability. When: Saturday, December 22nd, 2018 from 8:00am – 3:00pm. Where: Panorama Elementary – 25 Bellevue Avenue, Daly City, CA 94014. What’s Provided: Breakfast, lunch and water will be provided. Gloves and other safety materials will be provided for the projects that require them. All volunteers will receive a T-shirt to wear during the project. What to Wear: The playground build will happen rain or shine. Please come dressed for the weather. Closed-toe shoes are required; sneakers or work boots that you don’t mind getting dirty are advisable. Please leave valuables at home as secure storage is not available on site.
Build Week Schedule Prep Day 1: Thursday, December 20, 30 volunteers are needed for hole digging, wood cutting, and hardware sorting. Prep Day 2: Friday, December 21, 10 volunteers should be on “stand-by” in case they are needed for hole digging and wood cutting. Build Day: Saturday, December 22 200 Kaiser Permanente and community volunteers are needed for playground and wood project assembly, mulch moving, and concrete mixing.
If you can help The Brisbane School District with this project please sign up! We would love to have you join us.
To register to help Panorama School build a new playground follow this link: https://www.tfaforms.com/4698618

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