In March 2018, students and staff at Gateway Elementary participated in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Pennies for Patients program; a service-learning program that gives students the unique experience of working together to help raise awareness and funds in honor of thousands of children and adults fighting against blood cancers!
The Student Council set our school goal at $4,000. For fun, we turned the fundraiser into a contest. The class collecting the most monetary donations would earn an Olive Garden lunch, compliments of the LLS and Olive Garden. We also held a Penny War amongst the grade levels. The grade level collecting the most pennies and bills would earn a Game Truck party.
Our amazing Gateway family collected more than $4,000.00! We are so proud of each of our students and their generosity for such a wonderful cause! We were also notified that we were the TOP donating school in Nebraska! Way to go, Eagles!!
Congratulations to Miss Tessin’s 2nd Grade class for collecting the most donations and to the entire 2nd Grade for winning the Penny War!