Students collect more pennies for a pool
|Meadow View School teacher Lynda Jackson, far back right, stands with her fifth grade class in front of the bulletin board they decorated for the Pennies for the Pool fundraiser. Photos submitted|
|Students Jacob Bennett, left, Bailee Rivington, Rachael Hunrath, Julienne Bennett and Hudson Northrop present Lassen County Tax Collector Richard Eagan, back center, with cans of pennies collected by students in an effort to fund a new community pool at the Lassen County Board of Supervisor’s meeting May 28.|
|Lynda Jackson’s fifth grade class decorated a bulletin board in the Meadow View School office in support of the Pennies for the Pool drive.|
June 4, 2013 — Since 2007, Susanville School District students have been looking forward to the day they can swim in a new community pool. In 2008 students raised more than $1,000 for the trust fund with a Pennies for the Pool drive and this year McKinley, Meadow View and Diamond View schools had a repeat performance when they collectively raised $1,065.91 for the fund.
Paula Panfilio, fifth-grade teacher at Meadow View School and Pennies for the Pool organizer for the Susanville Teachers Association, Meadow View School Interim Librarian Leyla Bennett, McKinley School teachers Becca Holmes and Linda Dunn, Diamond View School teachers Jo Forsyth and Cyndy Martin, and various students presented the money to the county at the Lassen County Board of Supervisor’s meeting May 28.
“The Susanville School District teachers and students represent more than their schools and a penny drive for a new swimming pool,” said Panfilio. “But also the community spirit that is needed to accomplish big tasks that benefit many people.”
Some classes competed with others and won prizes or a class party. One first-grade student donated his tooth fairy money. Another student gave a portion of her birthday money to the cause. According to Panfilio, a boy in her class cleaned out his piggy bank and donated $17, explaining that he would have “spent the money on something I didn’t really need, and we need a pool to swim in!”
Meadow View School fifth-grade teacher Lynda Jackson inspired her class to donate money for the pool by promising to match their donations. Her class of 30 students donated more than $100 and also decorated a bulletin board in the school office with the Pennies for the Pool theme.
“It is important to teach young people to look around their neighborhoods and community and see what kinds of needs people have and how as young citizens, they can contribute time, money or both to make our community a better place to live,” Panfilio said. “We anticipate the day when the new pool is in place and these students who have contributed their pennies, quarters and dollars, will take ownership and responsibility of their community pool.”
If you would like to donate to the pool fund, which now holds almost $10,000, stop by or mail donations to the county treasurer’s office at the old courthouse at 220 S. Lassen St., Susanville, CA 96130. Be sure to note your donation is for the pool fund # 306-0061-7603379.
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