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Fifth-graders learn benefits of looking outside self, pitching in for community



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The students pulled weeds from the bushes around their playground and from around the sign that greets visitors to their school.

About 130 fifth-graders participated in what has become an annual tradition at Maple Grove Elementary School. They fertilized the flower bed that visitors see when they walk into their school and picked up litter from their playground and outside basketball courts.

Teachers recruit fifth-graders for the annual beautification day project. Their goal is to help them leave a legacy at their school by cleaning it up, and to give them a lesson in community service.

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