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Help Sought to Replace Books Lost in James Monroe Elementary School Fire in Edison

Marc A. Krauss

Monday, March 24, 2014 • 7:24am

EDISON, NJ - James Monroe Elementary School and its children need help.
Monroe Elementary was consumed by fire Saturday evening in Edison Township, and while officials continue to investigate the cause of the fire and look for temporary facilities to finish the school year, a Monroe teacher and principal have taken the initiative to begin replacing the children's books that were lost in the fire.
Stephanie Fay Cardoso, a teacher in the Edison school district, along with Monroe Principal Lynda Zapoticzny, put together a list of immediate needs which includes an extensive list of children's books which can be found on Amazon.com at the following link titled, James Monroe Edison NJ Wishlist. https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/ref=cm_reg_rd-upd?ie=UTF8&id=3EUX8YCA2J6XQ&type=wishlist
The majority of books listed are inexpensive, starting at a few dollars each, and would go a long way towards helping out a school and community in need.  
To assist parents, teachers, and students the following was published on the Edison Township Public School website and Facebook
1. Monday, March 24 and Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - There will be no school for students who attend James Monroe Elementary School.
2. Monday, March 24, 2014 - There will be a Parent Meeting/Press Conference at Edison High School at 7:30PM.
3. Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - School will reconvene for James Monroe students with space being provided at Middlesex County College. Bussing will be provided. (All details will be provided at the Parent Meeting/Press Conference at Edison High School on March 24th.)
4. Counseling services will be available at the Education Center, (312 Pierson Avenue, Edison) for James Monroe students, staff, and members of the community.  (Counseling services for students attending other Edison Public Schools will be available at the respective school.)
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