Fourth-graders give back to community

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A group of Sierra Elementary School fourth-graders girls have performed a wide variety of community service projects this past year. The Sierra Service girls participated in the Feed the Hungry event hosted by Valley Presbyterian. They helped package meals to ship to starving children in Africa. During the holidays, they delivered cookies and sang Christmas carols to residents of Sunrise Assisted Living in Rocklin. In the spring, they motivated the fourth-grade classes at their school to raise nearly $100 for the Placer County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. They were recognized with the SPCA Heroes of the Month award. Later on, they organized the Pennies for Patients fundraiser in support of The Leukemia/Lymphoma Society. They solicited and received approval from the school?s Parent-Teacher Club for a matching donation if they reached their goal. Along with donations collected as well as library contests held at the school, the group collected $3,100 for the non-profit agency. The fourth-graders are also tending acorns harvested last fall. They will donate the Native Oak saplings to the city for planting around the city. ?With the support and encouragement of the Sierra Elementary staff, these girls have been able to make radical changes in both their local community