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Olympus Giving Tree - Gifts due by Fri. Dec. 15th
This year Olympus is continuing our Giving Tree tradition for some of our families who could use a little help at this time of the year. There will be a Giving Tree in the office starting the week we return from Thanksgiving Break. There are ornamental gift tags hanging on this tree describing an item needed and the child who will receive it (family # to protect their privacy, boy/girl, age, and size if needed). And so no child in the family is left out, we also make sure any sister or brother also gets a gift. Please check out the gift tags so we can know who is being taken care of! Thank you very much for helping out our fellow Olympus students in need this holiday season. These gifts will be collected, organized, and then delivered to the deserving families. Your kindness and generosity are deeply appreciated. Please call Karen Moraes at the Olympus Office 782-1667 or e-mail Karen at email@example.com if you have any questions.
KCRA Canned Food Drive - through Dec. 1
In the spirit of giving during the holiday season, Olympus has participated in the KCRA Kids Can Food Drive every year since 1996. On Monday, Nov. 13 we kicked off the drive. Students are encouraged to bring in non-perishable food items to their 1st-period class. We are again working with the Granite Bay Rotary and Kiwanis and all of the food donated will go to families in need who live in our district. Students can bring in as much food as they can and leave it in the boxes in their first-period classrooms. We would also appreciate any extra boxes you can send in!
The Kids-Can Food Drive wraps up Friday, December 1st.
Penny Wars - Fundraiser for Local Charity - Mon. Dec. 4th - Fri. Dec. 8th
For the past 7 years, we have held a fundraiser for the Granite Bay Rotary and Kiwanis Gift Basket program – Penny Wars. This year we are having a 5-Day Penny War. The Penny War starts on Monday, December 4 and will wrap up by 1st period on Friday, December 8. Here’s how it works…Each 1st-period teacher will have a container in their classroom to collect spare change. The GOAL of the Penny War is to collect as many PENNIES as possible in your container and put as many NON-PENNIES in everyone else’s jar. Money is worth “points” based on its monetary value.
Pennies = 1 point each
Nickels = -5 points
Dimes = -10 points
Quarters = -25 points
1 Dollar = -100 points
5 Dollars = -500 points
10 Dollars = -1,000 points
20 Dollars = -2,000 points
If a class brings in 100 pennies they earn 100 points. Someone from a different class can “bomb” the container with $1 bill – wiping out their 100 points leaving them with a total point value of ZERO (but we have $2 raised for the charity!). We will tally up the points for each class starting on Tuesday and post regular updates of the top 5 classes to the OJHS website each day. Thursday is a special “All Points are Positive” day where each class will donate as much as they can to their own class. We wrap up the Penny War on Friday, Dec. 4 with a final “bombing raid” for the first 10 minutes of school. Last year we raised over $1400 in the last 10 minutes for a grand total of $2735!
The class that has the most points at the end of the war will receive a donut/juice party. Again, all of the money goes to Granite Bay Rotary and Kiwanis to support their Christmas Basket Program that helps families of students in the Eureka Union School District.
We have been fortunate in past years that the Parent/Teacher Committee (PTC) has been able to fund the following activities for our Olympus students. Without the financial support from our parent community, we would not have:
This year we are lagging far behind our typical pledge donations and WE NEED YOUR HELP.
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