Principals from Across U.S. to Build Playground at Prince George’s County, Md. School

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Community Service Day Part of NAESP 2016 Annual Conference

Elementary and middle-level principals from around the nation will volunteer their time to build a playground at Princeton Elementary School during the National Association of Elementary School Principals’ (NAESP) eighth annual Community Service Day.

The project is part of NAESP’s 2016 Best Practices for Better Schools Annual Conference & Exposition, to be held July 6-8 at National Harbor, Maryland. The project is sponsored by NAESP and playground equipment manufacturer and corporate partner Landscape Structures. Landscape Structures is donating a Smart Play: Venti® playstructure, which features nets, slides, belts, and climbers to promote the physical development, strategic thinking and social skills of children ages 5 to 12. The playstructure is ADA compliant and inclusive of all children, regardless of their abilities.

Princeton Elementary School serves a diverse population of 360 pre-K through grade 6 students. It is a comprehensive elementary school where students and staff are building a bridge to success to be GREAT by choice. The highly qualified staff is committed to providing every child the chance to perform at high levels and to be on track for college and careers. Princeton Elementary is led by principal HeNina Bunch. “All students deserve a safe and stimulating environment to learn and play. I’m so honored that Princeton Elementary is a recipient of this playground,” Bunch said. “It means even more to me that principals nationwide have come together to give back to a local community.”

What: K-8 principals from around the nation will help to build an inclusive playground at Princeton Elementary School in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

Where: The service project will take place at Princeton Elementary School, 6101 Baxter Drive, Suitland-Silver Hill, Maryland 20746.

When: July 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

How: To cover this event and to interview principals, contact Kaylen Tucker (ktucker(at)naesp(dot)org or 703-518-6257).

More information about NAESP’s 2016 Best Practices for Better Schools Annual Conference & Exposition, including keynote speakers and conference activities, can be found at NAESP’s conference website.


About NAESP: Principals are the primary catalysts for creating lasting foundations for learning. Since 1921, the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) has been the leading advocate for elementary and middle-level principals in the United States and worldwide. NAESP advances the profession by developing policy, advancing advocacy, and providing professional development and resources for instructional leadership, including specialized support and mentoring for early career principals. Key focus areas include pre-K-3 education, school safety, technology and digital learning, and effective educator evaluation. For more information about NAESP, please visit NAESP administers the National Principals Resource Center, the American Student Council Association, and the President's Education Awards & American Citizenship Awards Programs.

About PGCPS: Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), one of the nation's 25 largest school districts, has 209 schools and centers, more than 128,000 students and nearly 19,000 employees. With an annual budget of $1.8 billion, the district serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban and rural communities. PGCPS is nationally recognized for its innovative programs and initiatives, including the expansion of Advanced Placement courses and partnerships with businesses and institutions of higher learning.

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