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Kick Off the 2013 Conference with Service Day, Jeans and Jerseys

February 2013, Volume 37, Issue 6

Making your travel plans for the 2013 NAESP National Conference? Maximize your time in Baltimore with two special events, Community Service Day and Jeans and Jerseys.

Join more than 100 volunteers for Community Service Day on Wednesday, July 10. Educators from around the country will work together to build a new playground for the over 650 students of John Rurah Elementary/Middle School, a Title I school located in southeast Baltimore.

NAESP’s annual Community Service Day has been described by volunteers as one of the highlights of their convention experience. Last year's Community Service Day volunteers built an inclusive playground at Seattle’s Hawthorne Elementary.

David M. Hanson, an elementary principal from North Dakota, blogged about last year’s Service Day, and called it a great opportunity.

“It feels really good to help out a school that might not otherwise be able to have such a wonderful play space,” said Hanson. “If you are planning on attending future NAESP conferences, I would highly recommend Community Service Day. It is a great way to start your conference experience while giving back and helping out a fellow principal and the students from his or her school.”

Relax after a day of service at Jeans and Jerseys, a fundraiser for the NAESP Foundation. On Wednesday, July 10, from 7:30 to 9 p.m., enjoy an evening of entertainment in downtown Baltimore. Come decked in your favorite team’s jersey and experience live music, food and drinks, a silent auction, and book signing by celebrity authors. The event will be held at the prestigious Center Club in the heart of Baltimore, which offers panoramic views of the city’s Inner Harbor. 

All proceeds from Jeans and Jerseys will benefit the Foundation’s student leadership programs.

Sign up for both events when you register for the conference.


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