Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) July 07, 2014
Elementary and middle-level principals from around the nation will come together on Wed., July 9, to build a new playground at a Nashville elementary school during the National Association of Elementary School Principals’ (NAESP) sixth annual Community Service Day. The project is part of NAESP’s 2014 Best Practices for Better Schools Annual Conference & Exposition, which is being held July 10-12 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. The project is sponsored by NAESP and playground equipment supplier and corporate partner Landscape Structures.
What: 100 K-8 principals from around the nation will volunteer at Nashville's Inglewood Elementary School, installing new playground equipment, including a zip line-like component called the ZipKrooz and the OmniSpin® spinner.
Where: The service project will take place at Inglewood Elementary School, 1700 Riverside Drive, Nashville, TN 37216.
When: Wed., July 9, from 9:30 a.m. to noon.
How: To cover this event and to interview principals, contact Kaylen Tucker [ktucker(at)naesp(dot)org or 703-518-6257].
Inglewood Elementary School is a vibrant neighborhood school in East Nashville serving a diverse population of 350 students. Through personalized learning and strong character education, school leadership and faculty work hard to equip students with the academic and social skills to be successful in college, career, and life. That includes an Encore program for gifted students, English learner services, and a mentoring program that fosters positive relationships between students and adults. The school also enjoys robust parent and community support through an involved PTO and several community partners.
Carrie Mickle, principal of Inglewood Elementary, is delighted to be the recipient of this year’s Community Service Day project and grateful to volunteers, NAESP, and Landscape Structures for making this generous gift happen. “Inglewood Elementary is a neighborhood school serving bright and energetic students who will benefit greatly from this new playground,” said Mickle. “The ZipKrooz™ is one of the first in the area, and will be a draw to families to check out Inglewood Elementary and discover the exciting things taking place in our part of Nashville.”
More information about NAESP’s 2014 Best Practices for Better Schools Annual Conference & Exposition, including keynote speakers and conference activities, can be found at NAESP’s conference website.
Established in 1921, the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) serves elementary and middle school principals in the United States, Canada, and overseas. NAESP leads in the advocacy and support for elementary and middle-level principals and other education leaders in their commitment to all children. (http://www.naesp.org)
About Landscape Structures Inc.
Landscape Structures Inc. is the leading manufacturer of commercial playground equipment in the world. The employee-owned company is committed to creating a better world by encouraging outdoor activities that develop healthy kids, families and communities. Landscape Structures designs better playgrounds that welcome all ages and abilities, become signature gathering spaces for communities and offer the most innovative play experiences. The company’s mission is to enhance children’s lives by fostering and creating inspiring play experiences while honoring the environment. (http://www.playlsi.com)