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As with so many local governmental services these days, the public is called on to help with the work

DAVID F. ASHTON - In front of Marcus Whitman Elementary School, volunteers pulled weeds and cleaned the sidewalks.At many Inner Southeast Portland schools, on Saturday, August 24, parents and neighbors pitched in with PPS staff to spruce up their local schools for the new academic year.

DAVID F. ASHTON - Behind Woodstock Elementary School, volunteers Natasha Beeler and Meghan Austin replanted the school garden. At Woodstock Elementary School, more than two dozen volueers worked around the school's grounds, pulling weeds and spreading mulch while others built new raised flower beds behind the building.

DAVID F. ASHTON - Inside Lane Middle School, volunteer Tanya Schaefer repainted a classroom whiteboard. "Seeing people from our school family, and neighbors, coming out here to help this morning, is really rewarding," grinned Woodstock Elementary School Principal Seth Johnson, speaking for all Principals experiencing the project. "It's really powerful to see these families come out and giving up a beautiful Saturday morning is all about school and neighborhood pride.

"Their volunteer spirit really supports our teachers and students, making it possible for them to return to a neat and tidy school."

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