BRIARCLIFF, N.Y. -- The Briarcliff Middle School student government, with the assistance of school nurse Laura Jagielski and social studies teacher Chris Quinn, has been collecting funds as part of the Pennies for Patients program for local residents who are battling leukemia.
Students set up collection boxes in every homeroom. Teachers, students and staff have been asked to donate any spare change they can afford. Proceeds will be sent to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
“The program utilizes teamwork and planning,” Jagielski said in a statement. “The school president discussed it with the student government and they’ve been running with it – it’s all for a great cause.”
The target goal for the entire school is $500. The homeroom that raises the most will get a a free pizza party.