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Volunteers Spruce Up NMUSD Campuses During Love Costa Mesa/Newport Beach Day

Newport-Mesa Unified School District recognizes the importance of community building and partnered with Love Costa Mesa Day and Love Newport Beach Day to show some love to eight schools.

On May 18, more than 100 volunteers spruced up campuses with special painting and gardening projects. The citywide events bring people together in engaging service projects that instill a sense of pride in our schools and our greater community. 

Specific school-related projects included:

Mural at Paularino Elementary

At Paularino Elementary School, while some volunteers worked in the garden, Operation Clean Slate’s muralist Michael Howard oversaw the installation of a new painting celebrating diversity. “We had 12 community participants help create this new mural at the school entrance. It was a fantastic weekend,” said Howard, who has created other inspirational murals on NMUSD campuses. 

“The volunteers made such a big difference on our campus. We appreciate all they did for us and are grateful for the beauty they added to our school,” said Eastbluff Principal Gabe Del Real.

Love Costa Mesa and Love Newport Beach Day comes just six months after Love Our Schools Day, which saw volunteers supporting projects on 18 NMUSD campuses.