Despite some clouds and a little Pacific Northwest "liquid sunshine" aka rain, nearly 6,000 students returned to 14 schools in Portland with a Playworks coach on campus ready for fun. The 2010-11 school year marks our second year bringing the power of play to Portland public schools. After weeks of intensive pre-service training to prepare our amazing coaches to work their magic on the playground, everyone is excited to start of the new year with vigor and drive.
This year we're excited to announce that all nine schools from last year have signed on for another year. Of those nine schools, six coaches will return for a second year at their site. These examples of dedication are a true testament to the power of play and our goal of building strong relationships with our partnering schools.
Returning Playworks schools: Bridger, Grout, King, Jason Lee, Markham, Rigler, Rosa Parks, Sitton and Woodlawn.
New Playworks schools: Beach, Cesar Chavez, Marysville, Ockley Green and Woodmere.