TUSD looking for volunteers to adopt schools

2013-10-26T00:00:00Z 2013-10-26T00:18:50Z TUSD looking for volunteers to adopt schoolsBy Alexis Huicochea Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

The Tucson Unified School District is seeking volunteers to help spruce up the Holladay Magnet Elementary School campus.

Holladay, 1110 E. 33rd Street, is the first campus selected as part of TUSD’s new Adopt-A-School program in which district leadership will flex their painting, landscaping, cleaning and repair muscles.

Parents and community members are asked to take part in the cleanup effort to generate support and give back to neighborhood schools.

The Holladay event is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. next Saturday.

Volunteers may bring work gloves and hats, but no prior experience is necessary. Refreshments will be provided.

On the to-do list at Holladay: Add color in hallways and classrooms with a new coat of paint, build pillars to showcase student art, clean areas that need extra attention and plant trees donated by Trees for Tucson.

The Educational Enrichment Foundation, 3809 E. Third St., is accepting financial support and tool donations for the Adopt-A-School project. Call 325-8688 for more information.

EEF is a local nonprofit organization created to support TUSD students and families.

After Holladay, Davis Bilingual Elementary Magnet School is the next school scheduled for work in January.

Contact reporter Alexis Huicochea at ahuicochea@azstarnet.com or 573-4175. On Twitter @AlexisHuicochea

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