TribLIVE

| Neighborhoods


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Greenwald Memorial School playground project adds community volunteers

Daily Photo Galleries

AlleKiski Valley Photo Galleries

Friday, March 22, 2013, 1:06 a.m.
 

What began as a PTA project to build a playground at Greenwald Memorial School will become a community event next month.

Principal Donna Holtzman said the elementary school's parent-teacher organization has been raising money for about a year to buy equipment that will include a couple of sliding boards and some climbing apparatus.

A grant from the New Kensington Eagles and other donations have allowed the association to collect the $10,000 to buy the equipment.

Now, thanks to assistance from Comcast, the PTA will have an excess of helping hands to install the playground at the New Kensington school.

Holtzman said Comcast employees plan to stop at the school in the morning of April 27 and help beautify the school grounds as a Day of Caring project. Day of Caring is a national volunteer initiative begun by the United Way.

Holtzman said anyone who wants to help is encouraged to volunteer. She said high school students who need to complete community service hours, sports teams and other groups could be included.

Comcast will donate $20 for every person from the school district and the community who show up to help, Holtzman said.

Facilities Director Mike Orr said details aren't finalized for how people can register to help, which is necessary so Comcast can track participation and have enough T-shirts for volunteers.

Orr said some landscaping work will be included in the project.

He said the playground will be in back of the school, which sits at Freeport and Elmtree roads. Currently, a basketball hoop is the school's only outdoor amenity, Orr said.

“It started out as a little playground project, but it's grown into a ‘Beautify Greenwald School' event,” he said.

Personnel items

The school board approved a few personnel items on Thursday.

• Holtzman and teacher Dana Fularz will serve as coordinators of federal programs through the end of the school year at a stipend of $1,500 each.

Superintendent John Pallone said former human resources coordinator Renee King, who left the district in December, handled those tasks. Officials plan to restructure administrative positions before next school year to better divvy up King's duties.

• The board reappointed Phil Cope as head boys basketball coach for the 2013-14 school year.

Liz Hayes is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-226-4680 or lhayes@tribweb.com.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read AlleKiski Valley

  1. New Kensington-Arnold employee suspended over alleged inappropriate contact with student
  2. Stretch of Route 56 to close
  3. Bell Township police shooting suspect headed to trial
  4. Burrell’s curriculum evolves creatively
  5. Eagle Scout project gives Knoch High Stadium press box a face-lift
  6. Car dealership, church receive OKs for Harmar moves
  7. Alle-Kiski Valley slips into the holiday spirit with Light Up Night festivities
  8. Machinists ranked No. 1 occupation by Department of Labor
  9. Buffalo Township woman sentenced to jail for selling pot
  10. No eagle cam for Harmar next year but 2 for Hays
  11. Knoch graduate a success in male-dominant profession
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.