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Hosford Community Care Day

Do you enjoy the fields at Hosford Middle School? Here’s a chance to give back. This Saturday, the school is sponsoring a Community Care Day to help clean up the grounds before school starts. See this note from Dr. G. the Vice Principal at Hosford Middle School.

Dear Hosford Community,
This Saturday, 8/23/08, is PPS’s annual Community Care Day. Portland Public Schools and SOLV are enlisting volunteers to do grounds work at 65 schools across the city as part of Community Care Day on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 9 a.m. to noon. The volunteers will weed, prune, mow and spread bark chips to prepare for students’ return to school Sept. 5.

Last year, more than 1,800 people participated in Community Care Day, enhancing the grounds of dozens of schools. Such efforts are vital to Portland Public Schools: Because of tight budgets, the district employs the equivalent of only four full-time groundskeepers to maintain its 750 acres of property.

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