Photo Courtesy of Pottstown Schools
Nicole Valenti's third grade class at Rupert Elementary School.
Blogger's Note: The following was provided by the Pottstown School District.
The students and staff at Rupert Elementary School understand the importance of helping others and the value of every penny counts.
They participated in The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Pennies for Patients fundraising campaign, to help patients with blood cancers and fund research for blood cancers.
During three weeks in February students brought in pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, and even dollars to school to help the L.L.S. mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin disease, and myeloma and improve the quality of life for patients and their families.
They can be very proud of themselves for raising $1,612.29. Three classes raised over $100 each and earned a bronze pennant for their class room.
Molly Callaghan's class earned $100.66; Nicole Leh's class collected $109.16 and Susan Paravis's class collected $179.06.
Nicole Valenti's class raised the most, $335.80 and earned a gold pennant, a $50 gift card from Office Depot for the class room, and a pizza party for her students.
"I am very proud of our students and staff for caring for those in need," said Principal Matthew Moyer. "They are learning valuable life lessons and given us another reason to say Proud to be from Pottstown."