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‘Penny Wars’ competition February 12-16 will support a good cause

Clean out your change jars and check the couch cushions because it’s time for Penny Wars!

All CCSD 89 students will be able to compete against classmates in the fundraising competition, which will run from Monday, February 12, through Friday, February 16.

The district’s two Student Board Members, Molly Clarin and Aspen Usalis, have organized the fundraising competition and created a video explaining the fundraiser here:

From February 12 to February 16, there will be three jars in each school to collect donations. When a student puts silver coins or dollars in their team’s jar, their team earns points. When a student puts pennies in another team’s jar, that team loses points.

At Glen Crest, sixth, seventh, and eighth grades will compete against each other.

At the elementary schools, the groups will be: preschool/kindergarten/first grade vs. second/third grade vs. fourth/fifth grade.

The competition will end on Friday, February 16. The grade level(s) with the most points at each school will earn a popsicle party.

Donations from all five schools will be collected to support one of three charities identified by the student board members: The Child Mind Institute, Souls for Soles, or the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Students across the district will vote for which charity will receive the students’ donations.

Posted: January 31, 2024