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STCMS: Pennies for Patients Fundraiser

posted Jan 27, 2016, 5:22 AM by Web Coordinator
From February 1-22, South Tama Middle School will be participating in a Pennies for Patients fundraiser. Our efforts help to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and every penny we raise, goes directly to this organization for funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. Students will have the opportunity to donate coins and paper money each day in their home base classroom. Our goal is to raise $2,000 and this is the first year we have participated. The class with the most money raised will win a pizza party. We have special events for each day planned to motivate students and faculty/staff are also invited to participate (see below for more details). Each classroom will have a collection box and every student will also have a letter to take home and a home collection box. Every penny counts and our students are getting excited! In the next two weeks, I'll be visiting each classroom to inform the students of this special event and provide supplies. Every classroom will get a thermometer to track their donations and we will have a large school thermometer also.

Fundraiser Website:

Pennies for Patients

February 1-19, 2016

Special Event Dates:


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February 1-19

Build a Paper Wall for $1

each person who donates $1 will receive a paper icon to write their name on and have their icon added to the wall I’ll be building in the lunchroom; these icons will be supplied to your room

Wednesday, Feb. 3

Pajama Day for $1

students donate $1 to their homebase box to wear pajamas for the day

Friday, Feb. 5

$1 to Get Stuck

students donate $1 to their homebase box and receive an official sticker to wear (provided to your room)

Monday, Feb. 8

Plenty of Pennies Day

classrooms collect as many possible pennies this day and will receive a special prize if they have the most (counselor will supply a prize)

Wednesday, Feb. 10

Never-Ending Nickles Day

classes try to collect only nickels on this day

Friday, Feb. 12

Be Someone’s Superhero for $2 Day

Students donate $2 to wear a superhero costume for the day (NO MASKS)

Monday, Feb. 15-19

$10 Jean Week (Staff)

Staff members donate $10 to wear jeans for the week (collection envelope in the main office)

Wednesday, Feb. 17

Dozens of Dimes Day

Classroom with the most dozens of dimes collected this day would get a popcorn party (counselor will prepare and deliver)

Friday, Feb. 19

Clean the Couch/Car Day

Students try to clean their couches at home and family vehicles for change. If their classroom collects at least $20 this day, they receive a 10-15 minutes iPad break at a convenient time for the teacher.