100 educators pitch in to clean up Marysville school

Source: Washington Education Association

On Wednesday, July 31, about 100 teachers, school employees and union members will paint, garden and clean up the grounds at Totem Middle School in Marysville. The work party will help get the school ready for students this fall and is a community service project of the Washington Education Association. WEA is hosting its annual “Summer U” professional development conference in Marysville this week.

“Since we were coming to Marysville for our annual training program, we wanted to celebrate Totem’s recent academic progress, which is due in part to the school’s federal School Improvement Grant,” said WEA President Kim Mead. “The grant demonstrated that a critical key to success is having everyone – teachers, support staff, principals and parents – all focused on the common goal of improving student success. Organizing the work party to help prep the school for another year was a natural extension of this work.”

Who: Washington Education Association members and some local parents.

What: Painting and gardening work project

Where: Totem Middle School in Marysville, 1605 Seventh St., Marysville

When: 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 31, 201

Why:  WEA Community Service Project