We have been invited to participate in an event next Thursday February 28. Michelle Obama will be hosting us at the McCormick Place.
It is imperative that I receive permission slips by tomorrow, February 22. In addition, I need two chaperones for this event. As this event will be broadcast both locally and nationally, it im imperative that forms are filled out and returned immediately.
Please see attached email:
First Lady Michelle Obama will travel on a two day national tour to celebrate the third anniversary of Let’s Move!, a nationwide effort to solve the problem of childhood obesity within a generation. On the morning of February 28, Chicago area teachers and students are invited to attend a special event hosted by the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAPHERD) and The Alliance for a Healthier Generation to announce the launch of the Let’s Move! Active Schools initiative.
Mrs. Obama will be joined by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, as well as professional athletes committed to inspiring kids to eat well and get active. We invite your 5th -7th graders to join thousands of Chicago area school kids at the McCormick Place Convention Center for a high-energy, interactive launch event to learn more about physical activity and nutrition and to get moving and have some fun! Doors open at 8:30 AM and the event begins at 10:00 AM. This event will be widely covered in the local and national press.
To have your students join the event, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org NO LATER than Friday, February 22. Each student will need to provide a signed copy of the attached permission slip and each school will need to provide hard copies on the day of the event. There is no cost to attend, but schools will be responsible for transportation to and from McCormick Place. All attendees will go through airport-like security and should bring as few personal items as possible. No bags, sharp objects, umbrellas, liquids, strollers, or signs will be allowed in the venue. Cameras are permitted.”