Mahnomen school receives playground equipment from Sacred Heart School
St. Michael’s School in Mahnomen, Minn., has received donated playground equipment from Sacred Heart School in East Grand Forks.
To make way for Sacred Heart School’s new building addition, which was completed in late August and houses elementary classrooms, the playground needed to be removed.
School officials elected to purchase new equipment for a new relocated playground area.
The donated equipment includes a tire swing and brace, and a rock-climbing wall, said Julia Dangerfield, development director at St. Michael’s School.
“The equipment is well-used,” she said. “They love it.”
Sacred Heart School also donated playground equipment to public parks in East Grand Forks and “to schools where there was a need,” Dangerfield said.
St. Michael’s School enrolls about 10 students in each class in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade, she said.
The Reverend Dave Super, superintendent of St. Michael’s School, said in a news release: “We are so thankful to Sacred Heart School for thinking of us with the gift of a climbing wall and tire swing for our school playground.”
"(The equipment) has brought joy to our students as well as to the children of the community who are welcome to use our playground,” he said. “Further, the thoughtfulness and generosity of our friends challenge us to do the same for others. This is exactly the curriculum we strive to teach and model in our school.”
Carl Adolphson, president of Sacred Heart School, said: “We are pleased that the play structures which have been used and loved by students here can benefit another sister parish within the Crookston Diocese.”