Pennies for Pasta UPDATE

The totals are in! Working together as one great community, Galm Elementary students collected a grand total of $3,632.62 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society!  This is about an 84% increase over the $1,975.06 we collected last year!  The school will be receiving a $150 gift card for everyone's efforts! Way to go Galm!

In case you missed it...
Olive Garden’s Pasta for Pennies is a national fundraising program in partnership with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and more than three million student participants. Since 1994, the program has raised more than $53 million to support the fight against blood-related cancers, help fund important life-saving initiatives and provide critical services to patients and their families. Each year, schools choose a three-week period when students fill collection jars in their classrooms with spare change. The top fundraising class at each participating school receives a pasta party from their local Olive Garden restaurant.

The following classes at Galm will be receiving a Bronze Pennant for collecting $100+: Mrs. Keith, Mrs. Damon, and Mrs. Hilsher.  The following classes will be receiving a Silver Pennant for collecting $200+: Mrs. Ortiz, Mrs. Rehfeld, Mrs. Compean, and Mrs. Castanon.  

And last but not least, the class that will be receiving a Gold Pennant for collecting $300+ AND get the Olive Garden pasta party, with a total of $881.00 -  Mrs. Garcia's 5th grade class!!!  Way to go Mrs. Garcia's class!