Committees Honorary Chairs The Honorable Christopher Dodd (Connecticut) The Honorable George Voinovich (Ohio) The Honorable Patrick Kennedy (Rhode Island) First Lady Barbara Bush Quinquagenary Committee Gala Committee
Pre-launch First issue of 50 th Anniversary Newsletter Links to logos Calendar of local events Photos and videos Web page opened
Launch Event When: October 1 Where: U.S. Capitol Grounds Who: A high-profile athlete, preferably an alum What: Combined GoSmart/50 th Anniversary Launch
SEPTEMBER Fall Leadership Institute September 28 – October 3 Theme: “50 Years of Innovation” History Event/Panel Johnson, Shriver, Cooke families represented Virtual Museum Announced Child Obesity Awareness Month Red, White, Blue Day
OCTOBER Global Day of Play Head Start Awareness Month Daily Alumni blog post Head Start Works Button day (10/24)
NOVEMBER Launch of National Art Contest Winning piece becomes a 50 th anniversary poster
DECEMBER Parent Conference and Family Engagement Institutes December 6-11 Theme: “50 Years of Partnerships” “American Idol” style Event Awards Dinner
JANUARY Winter Leadership Institute January 26 - 30 Theme: “50 Years of Commitment” Congressional Breakfast New Congress Event On swearing-in day, children, teachers, staff in centers recite pledge of allegiance
FEBRUARY State Capital Day In partnership with state Head Start Associations, plan a state capital day advocacy activity.
MARCH NHSA Annual National Head Start Conference March 30 – April 2 Theme: “50 Years of Opportunity” Gala Dinner and Dance President and Mrs. Obama, invited Wednesday, April 1 Washington Convention Center 5,000 conference attendees
APRIL Alumni videos collected Contest winner gets an invitation to the Rose Garden event in May
MAY Rose Garden Event May 18 Art Contest poster unveiled Commemorative medallion given to attendees
JUNE Manager and Director Academy Theme: “50 Years of Leadership” June 27 – July 2
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