Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A note of thanks, and an invitation

This has been a great day!
Today 2,500 volunteers, all employees of our good partner, GE Healthcare, showed up at 15 of our schools.  Let me tell you what they did.  They cleaned windows, washed desks, spread mulch, planted flowers, calked, spackled, painted -- I am sure I left something out.  This is the 17th year that GE Healthcare has flexed its volunteer muscle to benefit our kids and staff.   A lot of those muscles will be sore tonight.  But the muscles I use to smile are getting a workout, and I don't mind.

Here's quick video of some of the Community Service Day activity at our Roosevelt Middle School.

That was my note of thanks.  Here's my invitation. 

Please join me at the starting line for the Run Back to School on Saturday, August 27th.  Many participants gather as early as 7:30 a.m. to take part in some of the fun at Wick Field (N. 52nd and W. Vliet Streets) but the race actually begins at 9:00 a.m.  You will get a t-shirt and a bag of goodies for participating.  Here's a link for more information:    You do not have to be a sprinter or a power-walker to have a good time.  You simply have to believe in kids!   All proceeds go to MPS sports programs.  I sincerely hope you will join us.