Students at Walt Whitman Elementary School in Syosset recently pulled together to raise more than $3,500 for a very important cause – the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
An issue close to the students’ hearts, the Walt Whitman Student Council began spreading awareness about leukemia and lymphoma and distributing collection canisters to the different classrooms for families and staff to donate to the LLS’s Pennies for Patients program.
The effort consisted of incentives to classes that reached donation benchmarks, including board games and ice cream parties provided by the Walt Whitman PTA, “Walt Whitman ROCKS” bracelets for each class member, a basketball game of Knockout with principal Chad Synder and a pizza party to the top fundraising class. Students also created get well cards for distribution by the LLS.
Photo Caption A: Walt Whitman Elementary School’s top two LLS fundraising classes are pictured, taught by Nina Trembly and Lisa Steinberg. Trembly is pictured at bottom right along with student council advisers Michele Strauss (back left) and Sharon Schaefer. Missing from the photo is Steinberg. Student Council coordinated and promoted the LLS fundraiser throughout the school.
Photo Caption B: Pictured (l-r) Walt Whitman Elementary School Student Council secretary Ava Lubman, treasurer Stanley Hwang and president Sydney Kassinove display their Walt Whitman Rocks bracelets and some of the board games that were awarded by the PTA for their fundraising efforts.
Photos courtesy of the Syosset CSD