Save Playworks at Bridger School campaign

  1. Updates

One of the original eight Playworks Portland schools is facing district-wide budget challenges and their PTA wants to make sure Playworks comes back for a third year at Jim Bridger School. The inspiring efforts of Playworks Coach Jay Flewelling has made a positive impact within the school community and raised the demand for our youth development and recess support program. The combined efforts of Principal Christina Daily, Bridger PTA President Deborah Dimoff and the school community are collaborating on a number of events to raise funds for various projects including Playworks.

How can you help? Check out what the kids have to say in this awesome video their school produced about saving Playworks. Also take a look at the PTA's Save Playworks at Bridger website for more info about how you can spread the word, events to attend, and ways to show your support! Bridger school is organizing a number events through the end of the year including deals through Amazon.com, participating in the 82nd Ave Roses Parade, a school play, spirit day at school, a photography show, Jim Bridger Mt. Man Fun Run, PTA movie night, Run for the Arts, gallery walk, spring concert and a year end bike ride. 

In PTA President Deborah Dimoff's words, "The Playworks Coach at Bridger is our children's constant…Teaching games is the foundation in which our Playworks Coach opens a dialogue to talk to students in all grades about inclusion, respect, leadership, sportsmanship, attitude, teamwork, and academic excellence. Without our [Playworks] Coach, Bridger will lose a valued resource that helps our children grow and strengthens the school community."

More Updates


March 4, 2024

Playworks at the National Elementary and Secondary Act Conference ›

This year, Playworks Pacific NW was invited to be a spotlight presenter and facilitator at the National Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA) conference. The conference spanned four days, and included…

January 24, 2024

Indoor Recess Transition Plan ›

From snow and cold to rain, smog, and everything in between, weather can throw a wrench in your outdoor recess plans. When inclement weather strikes, transitioning to indoor play can…

December 18, 2023

Playworks recognized as a NYSS Champion ›

Playworks becomes an NYSS Champion Playworks is pleased to be recognized by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services…