The Dell Rapids Elementary students raised money all week, May 5th-May 9th, for the school garden with a “Penny War”. The teams were broken up by grades: Kindergarten/K-Prep, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, and Staff. Each group had a collection jar in the library. All week long students could add coins and bills to whichever jar they chose. The total amount of pennies in the jar were counted to determine the winner, however, silver coins and bills counted against the number of pennies in each jar. As an example, 200 pennies in a jar with two quarters would result in a final total of 150. The team that had the most “penny count” at the end of the week earned a root beer float party.
The Kindergarten/K-Prep classes won this year’s “Penny War”. The entire elementary school raised $1,772 for the school garden without the matching funds from Modern Woodmen of America!