Brockbank's Penny War "Pennies for Pets" was a Success!

Submitted by brenda.johnson on Tue, 04/23/2013 - 14:52

Brockbank's Penny War, "Pennies for Pets" was a success. Sixth-grade student council members known as "Kid Power" moviated students to bring in their change to help pets by earning money to give to the South Valley Animal Shelter to be used to care for animals and get them ready for adoption. Each grade had a girls can and a boys can. The object of the "penny war" was to get more penny points than the other teams. Pennies were each worth 1 point. There was a catch - if students put anything other than pennies in their can, it subtracted points from their total. For example, if they put a quarter in their can it subtracted 25 points from their penny total. The idea was to put pennies in their team's can and put nickels, dimes, and quarters in the other team's cans. The team with the most penny points was the second-grade boy's team. The sixth-grade girl's team earned the most money total but had less "penny points". All together the school earned $460.31 to be given to South Valley Animal Shelter to "Make the Animals Smile".