East Vincent Lion Cubs display the check to the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society for $2091.89 which represents the amount of money recently raised for their school project, Pennies for Patients. Lions Cub Advisor Amanda Orr is pictured top left. Hanna Reagan the Campaign Manager of the Student Series for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, pictured right, graciously received the donation from the Lion Cubs.
Middle School Principal, Sean Burns takes a plunge to fulfill his Challenge in the Middle School Leo's Pennies For Patients School Wide Project headed by Leo Advisor Jen Scott and the Leo Club. The school raised $1631.72!
Jen Scott (left), Leo Advisor sits beside Principal Burns and Asst. Principal Corbin Stoltfus as she and the Leo Club wait for the school's principals to jump in the pool. The good-natured principals fulfilled their challenge as the Leo led school surpassed their goal in the Pennies for Patients school wide effort.
Since 1994, millions of dollars have been raised in pennies and other spare change by more than 10 million elementary, middle and high school students throughout the country. The funds, collected during a three-week period, benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Everyone who participates is a winner! (from Pennies for Patients Website)
Minutes from West Vincent Lion Cubs Monday 1/9
The Lions Cubs at West Vincent met last week and spread kindness throughout the school! Each Lion Cub wrote about 20 post-it notes containing kind words or words of encouragement. We then put a post-it note on every student’s desk in the whole school! Students received a surprise in the morning when they were greeted with a message of kindness on their desk ? We challenged the school to fill someone’s bucket that day with a kind word.
Tuesday 1/31- Today Lions Cubs made Pennies for Patients posters and hung them through out the school. We learned about the Pennies for Patients charity and how it helps kids with cancer. We also put together the boxes that would go in each classroom to collect the change brought in. Tuesday 2/21- Today the Lions Cubs went around to each classroom and collected the Pennies for Patients boxes. We then split up into small groups and counted how much money each class has raised so far. We wrote the totals on the box and delivered them back to the classroom. As a group, we discussed the importance of the cause we were donating too and brainstormed ways in which we could motivate out student body to donate more. Tuesday 2/28 We raised $1,181.49!
Minutes from EV Lion Cubs:
Minutes & Activities: 2/13 FROM 3:15-4:15. The Lions Club made Valentines for residents at Manatawny Manor. They also made blankets for residents of Manatawny Manor.
The cards were delivered on 2/13 after the meeting. I dropped them off afterward. Ann Taglieri dropped off the blankets sometime during the week of 2/13-2/17, and she was at the meeting to help with them. The blankets were made out of fabric/fleece material. The edges around the fabric were cut and tied for a "fringe" look.
Club members also counted money for Pennies for Patients. Pennies for Patients raises money for patients with lymphoma and leukemia. So far, East Vincent has raised over $1,300. The event will continue through Feb. 24.
Minutes from the MS Leo Club:
Minutes & Activities: On Friday, February 10, from 5:30-8:40, several Leo members assisted the OJRMS Builder's Club at the Annual Student-Faculty Basketball Game. We were responsible for setting up, selling tickets, and then cleaning up.
This was a busy month as we finalized the preparations for a hat day to increase our funds for the Pennies for Patients as well as a special challenge.We had several in-school mini-meetings to collect and count change. We also had Leos making annoucements everyday for the tweo weeks of collection. We also had Leos coming to the table each day in the morning to collect donations for Hat Day and the Principal's Plunge. Leo Club's Hat Day was held on Wednesday, Feb 15. Several members of the Leo Club met with our Principals to discuss the challege they planned. It was to have a contest to raise money for Pennies for Patients. They had the Principals agree to a jump in the pool, with their work clothes on, if they raised the most money. This made the collection week especially fun and exciting. We had a special after-school meeting on Thursday, 2/16 from 2:15-4:00, so we could count the rest of the money from the collection. We had the Pennies for Patients Principal's Plunge on Thursday, Feb 23. It was certainly a great way to end our month! We raised a total of $1631.72.