Brockbank is Collecting "Pennies for Pets" by Holding a Schoolwide "Penny War"

Submitted by brenda.johnson on Mon, 03/18/2013 - 23:44
Brockbank Elementary is raising "Pennies for Pets" to support the South Utah Valley Animal Shelter. Money earned will be used to care for animals and help them get ready for adoption. The "Kid Power" sixth-grade student council members met and decided to have a school wide "Penny War". Teams are divided into grade and gender so each grade level will consist of two teams for example there will be two first grade teams a boy team and a girl team. Each team will have a sealed can for students to put money in. The object is to get more points than the other teams. Pennies are each worth 1 point. There is a catch - if you put anything other than pennies in your can, it subtracts points from your total. For example, if you put a quarter in your can you are subtracting 25 points. The idea is to put pennies in your team's can and put nickels, dimes, and quarters in the other team's cans. The team that has the most points at the end of the war wins. Brockbank's goal is to "Make the Animals Smile!" by raising enough money to help the shelter care for the animals until they can be adopted, and in order to achieve this goal, we need help! Please send your pennies to help Brockbank in our "Penny War", but don't forget to send your dollars, quarters, nickles, dimes too (subtract other teams' points so your team can win!). Please don't let children go door-to-door and solicit money from family or neighbors - we want students to bring in their own pocket change and donate it to a worthy cause. If your student wants to bring money, have them earn it by doing chores. Thanks! The "Penny War" started on March 18 and will continue until March 29.