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PS 97 fifth-graders pitch in

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Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 10:36 am, Thu Jun 6, 2013.

In celebration of Earth Day, teacher Jessica Weisse and her fifth-grade class at PS 97 in Woodhaven collected cans and bottles to do their part in protecting the Earth.

The decision to recycle cans and bottles was based on two things. The students could help save the Earth and, at the same time, use the money they earn for a pizza party, but the class instead decided to donate the money.

Weisse’s class 5-402 collected three huge plastic bags, above, from which they earned $45. They later donated the money to Bobbi and the Strays, an animal shelter.

In recognition of their accomplishment, Weisse decided to give the children a pizza party anyway.

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