Nation’s Principals Build Playground at Orlando Elementary School

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Over 100 of the nation’s school principals came together on Sunday, July 8th to build a playground at Catalina Elementary School here in Orlando. The Community Service Day marked the 10th anniversary of the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) partnership with Landscape Structures to donate and build a playground at a deserving elementary school. Other build locations include Tampa, Seattle, Long Beach & Compton, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Prince George’s County, Maryland.

Catalina Elementary School, a Title I school located in Orange County Public Schools, is led by principal Seth Daub. Daub, who is a member of NAESP and the Florida Association of Elementary and Middle School Principals, was recently named the NAESP National Distinguished Principal for the state of Florida.




Principals from around the nation helped to build a playground at Catalina Elementary School. NAESP and corporate partner Landscape Structures, a Delano, Minn.-based commercial playground equipment manufacturer, donated a PlayBooster® playstructure for kids ages 5 to 12 valued at approximately $65,000. The playstructure features playground slides, climbers, and activity panels in addition to overhead events and bridges. The playground is ADA compliant and was designed to welcome children of all abilities. In addition to building the playground, principal volunteers will do landscaping, painting, and other beautification projects at the school.

The service day is a part of NAESP’s annual conference, which is held at the Orlando World Center Marriott on July 9th-11th. Visit the conference website to learn more about the speakers and program: www.naespconference.org.

 

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