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Flowering tree campaign continues

July 5, 2012
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For the third year in a row, Forestville Elementary School teachers Mrs. Carol McPeak-McDonald, Title I Reading Teacher, and Mr. Gary Worosz, K-6 Reading Teacher, sponsored a Flowering Tree Campaign for the purpose of beautifying the school grounds. For this fund raiser project, students in Pre-K to Grade 6 were encouraged to reach out and help family, friends, and neighbors by completing chores for them. In return for their good deeds, they were given a small monetary donation which would allow for the purchase of two beautiful flowering Kwanzan cherry trees for the school grounds. There are now seven trees on the school grounds. During the tree-planting ceremony, the students were reminded of some of their good deeds and kind acts, such as: planting flowers at the cemetery by carrying bags of mulch, helping a grandparent clean up the yard, mowing the lawn, helping with Memorial Day Services at the Legion, painting a porch, pulling weeds, taking care of baby bunnies and weighing the pigs! Mrs. McPeak-McDonald reminded the students that planting trees is an act of putting down roots and contributing to the future and that each year in the Spring the beautiful pink blossoms will remind them of their generous and kind acts. For years to come, these colorful trees will add grace and charm to the elementary school landscape.



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