This year’s “penny war” will benefit a Tree Project

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Alex Gonzalez

Maryam Khalil, Staff Reporter

The annual penny war is back. Here at RHS, the child care class fundraises for a tree project to purchase six trees for the athletic field, with a school wide competition between teachers’ first hours by collecting pennies. The penny war takes place for five days starting from Monday, Feb. 27 to Friday, March 3 this year. Students may contribute or sabotage collections containers before school until 8:10 a.m; after that, they will be collected. The containers must be out in the open and not hidden. The class with the highest percentage at the end of the fifth day will receive a pizza lunch.

Penny War Rules:

  1. Classes can “sabotage other teams by dropping nickels, dimes, quarters or dollar bills into their jars. Students or teachers cannot prevent this sabotage, but they can reciprocate by putting silver coins and dollar bills into the opposing team’s jars.
  2. Each silver coin or bill reduces the number of points from that container by the amount of the coin. (E.g. a nickel reduces the points by five; a dime by ten; a dollar by 100 etc…) this is where strategy counts. Have fun with it!
  3. Students can buy pennies in room B129 before school until 8:00 a.m.
  4. Containers are emptied and counted daily
  5. The totals for all classes are posted daily to encourage friendly competition. An announcement will be made daily.

“We hope to raise $1,500 this year,” child care teacher Sue Dzieciolowski said.