Saturday, June 7, 2014

Every Penny Counts

Photo Courtesy of John Armato
Diana Dotterer's fourth grade class were the top fundraisers.
Blogger's Note: The following was provided by the Pottstown School District

When it comes to fundraising, every penny truly counts. 

The students and staff at Rupert Elementary School recently proved that when they took part in the annual Leukemia and Lymphoma Society “Pennies for Patients” fundraising campaign. 

Because of their efforts and understanding the value of every penny, their initial goal of raising $500.00 was far exceeded as the grand total read $1,222.62.

Fourth grade students in Diana Dotterer’s class earned the honors of raising the highest grade
total with $189.70. 

They were recognized with a bronze pennant to display in their classroom and a pizza party. 

Three other classes were able to exceed the $100 donation mark and received bronze pennants.

They included Shannon Wagner’s first grade class, Mrs. Jacinda Bartolucci’s kindergarten students, and Susan Paravis’ second graders.

The total team effort of all students and staff at Rupert Elementary School earned them special recognition by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society with a gift card to purchase needed school supplies from Becker School Supplies. 

The fundraising efforts were organized by Rupert nurses Melissa Scaltrito and Dawn Hankins.

 “We all feel very proud of ourselves because with every penny, nickel, dime, quarter and dollar that was donated we helped save lives of cancer patients.," said Rupert Principal Matt Moywer. "The efforts of our students and staff far exceeded my expectations and are a fantastic result and testament to the fact that we care about our fellow man and are willing to help ensure better lives for our neighbors.”

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