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Park View Students Raise Money for Christmas Gifts

Submitted by joann.kirk on Thu, 12/15/2011 - 16:39
The Student Council displays the money collected from The Penny Wars.
Counting Pennies.
Penny War proceeds help buy gifts for Christmas.
Keeping track of money collected during the week.

The halls of Park View Elementary were filled with the spirit of giving as the students brought their pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters to compete in the annual Penny War December 5th - 9th. The main goal was to raise money so families in their neighborhood could have a merry Christmas. Students had fun bringing their pennies each morning and tossing them in their bottles; pennies represented positive points for their team. They tossed nickels, dimes and quarters in their opponent’s bottles which represented negative points. At the end of the week, the points were scored and winners were announced. This friendly exchanged resulted in over $2000 for selected families in the area.  Mrs. Ellsworth stated, "The students have a lot of fun with 'Penny Wars'.  They love sneaking up and 'bombing' other classrooms.  It's wonderful to know the money raised will help families from our school.  Our parents and students are very generous."  The real winners were all those who opened their hearts and gave with love.