North Main Elementary breaks ground for new fitness playground


Photo by WIlliam Dimmit From left, back row: North Main Principal Joe Coto, School Board President Jon Huberth; Superintendent of Schools Elsie Rodriguez; and North Main Assistant Principal Roger Davis. Picture from left in the front are North Main students Kally Hernandez, Kevin Perea Meza, Michael Monda and Ava Bonne.

After more than 25,000 votes were cast in February and the grant award was announced in March, North Main Elementary School broke ground for a new fitness playground at an event on Wednesday, May 8, that included a brief speaking program and the official "shovel in the ground" ceremony.
Representatives from the Monroe-Woodbury School District, including Board of Education President Jon Huberth, Superintendent of Schools Elsie Rodriguez and North Main Elementary School Principal Joe Coto were among the attendees.
The $25,000 grant, sponsored by Dannon Danimals, Project Fit America and ShopRite, funds outdoor fitness equipment/area, curriculum and lesson plan supplies, and physical education training for school district staff. Construction of the fitness playground area will begin shortly and continue throughout the summer.
The goal is to have an unveiling at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year.
"The fact that we are standing here today breaking ground for this fitness area is a testament to the strength and commitment of our school community," Coto said. "Thank you to those who voted each and every day; we couldn't have done it without you! The students can't wait to experience all that the new fitness playground will offer. We will be a healthier school community thanks to Dannon Danimals, Project Fit America and ShopRite."