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Sierra Academy to hold fundraiser for students



The Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning will hold its 5th annual Winter Wreath fundraising event from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9, in its multi-purpose room at 505 Main St. in Nevada City. 

This is the primary fundraiser for the new high school in the Nevada City Elementary School building. 

All proceeds will go toward paying for line items in the school’s budget not covered by state funds. For example, every year each grade level takes on an expedition in learning that has a teaching focus and students participating in field work and partnering with local agencies. These require backpacks, sleeping bags, and gear. The fundraiser, which raised $5,000 last year, helps to pay these expenses so all students can participate equally. 

The Winter Wreath event also includes a variety of functional bee houses made by tenth-grade students that will be for sale. Along with the wreath and bee home sale will be an expansive bake sale that includes hot coffee, cocoa and tea. 

For more information about the event or the school, call 530-559-4427 or email PTC@sierraacademy.net.

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Bee houses made by students will be for sale at Winter Wreath fundraiser on Dec. 9 in Nevada City.