Irving Elementary School Runs Pennies for Patients Fundraiser

Irving Elementary School Runs Pennies for Patients Fundraiser
Posted on 02/12/2019
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On February 1, 2019, the Irving Student Council concluded their Pennies for Patients campaign. Student Council Supervisors, Megan Peaslee and Christina Martello, and student council members worked with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to implement an all-school deeper learning project aligned to the character trait; kindness.  

Students completed mini STEM projects and presented their new learning at the all-school community meeting. They created a spirit week to promote awareness for the Pennies for Patients project and made kindness hearts to promote how they were kind to others. The hearts were displayed in the gym for the Irving community to see during the month of January.

“Our students set a lofty goal of raising $2,000 for Pennies for Patients,” said Student Council Supervisor, Megan Peaslee. “They worked hard and far surpassed it raising $3,559.66!”

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
is at the forefront of the fight to cure cancer. The organization has invested more than $1.2 billion in research and are leaders in advancing breakthroughs in immunotherapy, genomics and personalized medicine.  

We feel that service learning is an important part of our work with children. We are proud that the students at Irving came together as a school community to provide assistance for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.