Brooklawn Middle School SA starts its Penny Wars for State Charity and will run through Oct. 8.
The school will join with the NJASC (New Jersey Association of Student Councils) by bringing in pennies from home to support the H.E.R.O. Campaign.
The HERO campaign promotes sober designated drivers to prevent tragedies from drunken driving, according to the campaign’s website.
Each homeroom gets an empty 2-liter bottle and the classes have two weeks to outfill each other. The bottles hold about 2700-2800 pennies. The homeroom that collects the most gets a pizza and soda party and up to 15 spirit points, according to the Brooklawn Student Activities website. The spirit points contribute to possibly winning a June Field Day Barbecue.
Here are the rules:
- Only pennies may be placed in the bottles - other coins will not be counted toward their penny count.
- When a homeroom fills a bottle, they turn it in and receive a new 2-liter bottle to fill. This continues for two weeks and updated homeroom standings are posted daily.
- The pennies are counted using the TD Bank Penny Arcade (at no cost to the school), and each homeroom is credited with the actual number of pennies counted by the machine.
However, in a week, if your class is trailing in the penny race, Sept. 30 starts the Fight Back Bottle. Homerooms compete by collecting nickels, dimes, quarters or golden dollars in 3-liter bottles in the cafeteria Spirit Week.
There’s a bottle for each grade and the value of the coins in the fight back bottles is deducted from the corresponding grade’s penny amount. For example, a quarter placed in the 6th grade bottle reduces the 6th grade count by 25, according to Brooklawn SA.
Last year, Brooklawn students raised a total of $2656.55 for Hugs For Brady.
To amp up the fun, if the entire school collects a certain amount of pennies, Math Teacher Lou Miller will dye his hair the following colors:
- 303,488 pennies—Green Hair
- 350,000 pennies—Purple Hair
- 400,000 pennies—Pink Hair
On Monday, the township’s Minor Site Plan & Subdivision Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Their meetings are usually before to the General Business Meeting at 7:30 p.m. However, the general business meeting may not occur at the specified time if there is no business to discuss.
The Central Middle School Cougar Card sale begins on Monday and the Lake Hiawatha PTA meets at 7 p.m.
It’s picture day this week. Brooklawn’s is on Wednesday, Brooklawn eighth-graders and Central Middle School is Thursday and Parsippany High School’s senior bleacher picture and buddy pictures are Friday.
The Rockaway PTA is hosting its second annual golf outing on Friday at Sky View Golf Club in Sparta.
Proceeds benefit the PTA, which provides additional educational programs, such as field trips, cultural arts and other teacher-suggested events for students, according to the PTA.
Registration and the barbeque lunch is at 11:30 a.m. and the Shotgun Start is at 12:30 p.m.
It’s a 4-person scramble format with awards, a dinner buffet, draft beer and soda following golf. It’s $145 per person or $580 per foursome and the price includes a golf shirt for each player.
Not a golfer? Just join them for dinner, drinks and the raffle drawing. For more information contact Tiffany Hiltz at 201-919-5197 or RMSOuting@yahoo.com. Due to limited availability payments are non refundable.