Plan a Whistle-Stop Wave-Along Event During National School Choice Week

You can create an official greeting party for National School Choice Week’s historic whistle-stop tour!

National School Choice Week 2013 will shine an unprecedented spotlight on the need for effective educational options for all children. In addition to more than 3,000 independently planned events and activities during National School Choice Week 2013, school choice supporters will hold a nationwide, whistle-stop train tour. Traveling from Los Angeles to New York from Jan. 25 to Feb. 2, the “National School Choice Week Special” will include major events in 14 cities. National School Choice Week is offering individuals and organizations the opportunity to create official “greeting parties” for the train, as it stops briefly at different Amtrak stations along our historic route. These parties will be the official greeting parties for the train, which is sure to generate significant interest at every place it stops.

Get Involved and Plan a Wave-Along
To help maximize interest in the tour, we encourage you to plan a “Whistle-Stop Wave-Along” event – greeting the train as it pulls into stations along the route. You will have the opportunity to chat with National School Choice Week team members who are traveling on the train and, if time permits, tour the historic railcar. For students, we will provide a special whistle-stop curriculum, educating them about the history of rail travel in the United States and the use of whistle-stop tours to advance important causes.

Get a Free Whistle-Stop Wave-Along Kit
If you’d like to plan a “Whistle-Stop Wave-Along,” please contact our Wave-Along Coordinator, David Spielman, at National School Choice Week is pleased to provide the following materials for free:
• • • • 8”x12” hand-held American flags (made in the USA) NSCW signature yellow scarves Rally signs Lapel Stickers

Please let David know how many people will attend your event so that we can customize your kit. NSCW will promote Wave-Alongs on our Facebook and Twitter feeds and press releases.

Please Note
The times listed on the following page are provided by Amtrak and are subject to change; Amtrak is solely responsible for permitting individuals onto train platforms. Please talk with David before contacting your local train station or Amtrak representatives.

National School Choice Week Special Whistle-Stop Wave-Along Opportunities
Friday, January 25, 2013 Riverside, California San Bernardino, California Barstow, California Saturday, January 26, 2013 Flagstaff, Arizona Winslow, Arizona Gallup, New Mexico Sunday, January 27, 2013 Lamy, New Mexico Las Vegas, New Mexico Raton, New Mexico Trinidad, Colorado La Junta, Colorado Tuesday, January 29, 2013 La Plata, Missouri Fort Madison, Iowa Galesburg, Illinois Wednesday, January 30, 2013 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Chicago, Illinois South Bend, Indiana Thursday, January 31, 2013 Toledo, Ohio Cleveland, Ohio Niagara Falls, New York Friday, February 1, 2013 Rochester, New York Albany, New York 7:33 pm 7:59 pm 9:56 pm 5:36 am 6:39 am 8:21 am 1:17 pm 3:03 pm 4:50 pm 5:49 pm 7:31 pm 9:55 am 11:09 am 12:08 pm 6:29 am 11:44 am 4:34 pm 10:30 am 1:01 pm 6:09 pm 11:30 am 6:47 pm