Penny Wars – 8/11 through 9/1

What Is It?

Penny Wars is a fundraiser where students collect pennies, coins, dollars, and checks, battling for the highest classroom total. Money collected during the first 3 turn ins will go toward the students’ class total. The class with the highest total prior to BOMB DAY will be the “Pre-BOMB DAY Winner”.

Bomb Day

On the final turn in day, BOMB DAY, students will take the money they have collected and “BOMB” or sabotage other classes by putting their money in other class buckets. The money in each class bucket on BOMB DAY will be DEDUCTED from their overall total from the first 3 turn ins. The class with the highest remaining overall total after bomb day will be the “Post BOMB-Day Winners”

Rewards

  • The class with the most $$$ turned in each week (August 11, 18, & 25th) will earn donuts, 60 minutes of extra recess, and get to inflict silliness on Mr. Taylor (dye his hair, pie his face, and duct tape him to a bench). Their teacher will get a $50 credit toward their classroom.
  • The top teacher PRE and POST bomb day will receive a $200 credit toward their classroom.
  • The top class PRE and POST bomb day will get will receive a trip to Strike and Spare Family Fun Center (during the school day).
  • The ENTIRE SCHOOL will celebrate with a REWARD DAY, compliments of the PTO, once we meet our goal.

Lowest Class Challenge

  • 1st Turn-In (Friday, August 11th): Teacher with the LOWEST turn-in will face Mr. Taylor and Mrs. Brosche in a Blindfolded Water Balloon Toss.
  • 2nd Turn-In (Friday, August 18th): Teacher with the LOWEST turn-in will face Mr. Taylor and Mrs. Brosche in the Obstacle Course.
  • 3rd Turn-In (Friday, August 25th): Teacher with the LOWEST turn-in will face Mr. Taylor and Mrs. Brosche in Blindfolded Dodgeball.

Academic Connections

Students learn to differentiate coin value. Students practice counting money. Builds classroom camaraderie. New vocabulary – strategy, competition, SABOTAGE

Additional Notes

  • Leaderboard will be announced to students each week. Weekly updates will also be posted on the school Facebook page.
  • Because class sizes are not the same, winning classes will be determined by the average amount turned in per student in each class.
  • Please make checks payable to: UNION PTO. A Square link for card payments will be provided once Penny Wars begins