Apple Announces "School Night At The Apple Store," Offers Fund Raising Opportunity For Sch

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Apple has announced a new education program at some of the companyis Apple Store retail locations across the country. The new program is being dubbed "School Night at the Apple Store," and is designed to give local schools a place to hold special events.

The program is being kicked off next Wednesday night, on January 29th, at seven Apple Store locations around the country. Apple will provide participants in these events with promotional posters and invitations, and the company is including a school fund raising aspect to the events, as well. The company will give participants of these events a US$50 discount off new Macs, and will then "credit" the participantis school with an additional US$50 towards the purchase of Apple products. From the companyis Web page for the new service:

Sign up now to have Apple host a special event at your local Apple Store to showcase the great work your students and teachers are creating using Apple technology.

Celebrate student achievement
"School Night at the Apple Store" is a program specially designed for K-12 schools to celebrate achievement. This is a great opportunity for your students and teachers to share what theyive created using Apple technology. All you need to do is sign up for a night and invite parents, teachers, and students to participate. The Apple Store will partner with you to facilitate the event. Throughout the night, Mac Specialists are available to answer questions.

Weill provide you with invitations, posters, and other materials to help make your event a success. When you register, itis important to identify an "event champion" in your school who can gather and present your schoolis content, help distribute parent and teacher invitations, and act as the key contact for the Apple Store manager.

Raise money for your school
At your event, parents and teachers from your school can save $50 on their purchase of any Apple computer. For every computer they buy, Apple will also credit $50 toward your schoolis purchase of Apple products.

Apple is kicking off the first School Night at the Apple Store at the following locations:

Where: The following Apple retail stores will host a School Night kick-off event on Wednesday, January 29 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.: CambridgeSide (Cambridge, MA), Lenox Square (Atlanta, GA), Palo Alto (Palo Alto, CA), Pasadena (Pasadena, CA), SoHo (New York, NY), Tysons Corner (McLean, VA), and Woodfield (Schaumburg, IL).

If you would like information on these specific stores, check out Appleis retail Web page for more information. You can find more information on the new program at the School Night at the Apple Store Web page.

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