Good news! You can assist in saving/ruining Monday morning for the classroom orphans of Marysville Elementary, the Southeast school that burnt up in a three-alarm blaze yesterday, by helping to speed their return to class. They won't be going back to Marysville any time soon (it's a charred mess), but luckily Portland is scattered with abandoned schools, "understudies" if you will, just waiting for their chance to perform. With a little elbow grease, you can ensure hundreds of impressionable minds are sticking chewed gum to the undersides of desks by the weekend's end. Some day they'll thank you for this.
- C'mon, these kids aren't getting smarter
Note: actual Marysville students not pictured. Above image is swiped from a Google image-search for "bored children"— highly recommend.
"Urgent need for volunteers THIS SATURDAY MORNING!
A tragic fire Tuesday at the historic Marysville Elementary in Southeast Portland has left 435 students without a school. You can help these schoolchildren by volunteering Saturday to prepare Rose City Park School for them [located at 2334 NE 57th Ave]. Marysville students will be transferred to Rose City Park Monday. The work party takes place from 8 am to noon Saturday at Rose City Park. Volunteers will help district officials by cleaning, moving furniture and otherwise sprucing up Rose City Park School, which closed two years ago."
Help a kid. Plant a school.