The competition is on this year! Let’s see which Michigan team has the biggest fans at Georgetown prior to their showdown in Lansing on November 2nd, the Saturday before we kick off our Book Fair.
This is the fun part, if MSU fans bring in more coins Mr. Kooiker will wear MSU colors and if U of M fans bring in more coins Mr. Bowen will wear U of M colors on Wednesday, October 30th for Spirit Day! Which team will it be? Help us decide with your loose change!
Along with supporting your team your loose change will help us purchase book for classroom libraries. This helps get more kids reading and those kids reading more.
The All for Books money we collect also helps readers beyond our school and community. Scholastic Book Fairs matches monetary donations with a donation of up to one million books to the Kids In Need Foundation and Kids in Distressed Situations, Inc.
Please send in your donation prior to October 29th. Baggies and book slips will be sent home the week of October 21st. We’ll be weighing the coins at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, October 29th to determine the winner!
Please join us on October 30th and wear your favorite team’s apparel.
Your act of kindness helps to bring more knowledge, imagination, and love for reading into the lives of our students.
Thank you! Mrs. Havens, Chair of Book Fair and Georgetown Staff
The object of the event is for each class/team to collect as many SILVER coins as possible during the “war” to help raise funds for school supplies, field trips, events, etc. NO PENNIES or CANADIAN coins are permitted in the container. Students bring U.S. silver coins to school and place them in the container in their classroom.
- Monday, February 26 – Thursday, March 1 – Students may bring in coins and fill their container
- Tuesday, February 27 – Wednesday February 28 – Gold and Silver DRESS UP DAYS.
- Thursday March 1: Containers collected at the end of the day and counted over the weekend.
Prizes are as follows:
- 1st place class: Special, extra long lunch and dessert with Principal
- 2nd place class: Ice Cream party
- 3rd place class: Pizza party
- Highest earning grade level: extra recess and PJ Day
Georgetown families showed tremendous support for our building community service project, “Takin Down Cancer-Community for a Cure.”
It took four trips into the bank on Friday to deposit the coins and cash raised. Our school raised over $1,000 on Friday alone. WOW!
For the week Georgetown brought in $2,784.85 by collecting coins, cash donations and having a couple of class coin wars. If you add in the the monies acquired through t-shirt sales bought by staff and a few students we raised well over $3,000.00.
The organizers of the event are overwhelmed by the outpouring of support by our Georgetown family and are extremely appreciative.
As a teenager involved in the event said, “Your school is the BOSS!,” and ” You are my hero’s.”
Well, I think that sums it up! 🙂
Thanks again for yet another successful building community service project!