Parkwood second grader raising funds for "Buddy Bench" for school playground

Friday, June 5, 2015

Elizabeth Janes
Hello, my name is Elizabeth Janes. I'm a second grader in Ms. Ng’s class at Parkwood Elementary School in Shoreline.

I have started a campaign to raise money for our school to have a Buddy Bench! You can read more about Buddy Benches at Some other kids around the country are getting them for their schools, and I'm hoping we can have one here at Parkwood.

A Buddy Bench will make our great school even greater for everyone! The Buddy Bench is a simple idea - anyone who needs a friend on the playground sits on the Buddy Bench to let other kids know that they are looking for someone to play with.

Did you or your kids ever have a day on the playground where you wished you could find a friend, but maybe didn't know how? When we have a Buddy Bench, no one will need to ever feel left out of recess fun! 

Buddy Bench

Would you help support the Buddy Bench with a donation of $1, $10, or more? You can donate by going to the Parkwood PTA website and clicking on the “One Time Donation” button.

Be sure to put “Buddy Bench” in the “Add Special Instructions to the Seller” box on the “Review Your Donation” page. You can also make a donation by check written to “Parkwood PTA” (write “Buddy Bench” on the memo line) and send it to the school at Parkwood Elementary, 1815 N 155th St, Shoreline, WA 98133. If you have other questions, you can email our family at my parents' email address,

School end June 19

I’m hoping that we can raise the funds we need before school ends on June 19, so that we can have the bench in place before school starts in the fall! 

Thanks a lot for supporting the Buddy Bench at Parkwood! 

Elizabeth Janes


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