Penny Wars 2014 – The Most Successful Ever

Ms. Jaimi Goldberg (back row left) with her winning team at TD Bank making a large deposit. Back row right- Thank you Mr. Scott Munyon and Mr. Anthony Sansotta for all your help.
Ms. Jaimi Goldberg (back row left) with her winning team at TD Bank making a large deposit. Back row right- Thank you Mr. Scott Munyon and Mr. Anthony Sansotta for all your help.

We hear from Assistant Principal Anthony Sansotta that the Stimson Middle School Penny Wars has officially come to a close. Mr. Sansotta’s final wrap-up is as follows: The buckets have been emptied, the coins have been counted, the food has been sorted, the military items have been packaged, the Box Tops have been tallied, and the winner has been named. After battling hard all week Ms. Jaimi Goldberg’s Team 213 was declared the victor.

Ms. Jaimi Goldberg’s Team 213: Isabella Adamovicz, Christopher Ballentine, Nathan Blank, Isabella Bonvicin, Annelise Campo, Jessica Castagna, Juliana Chiriboga, Nicholas De Gaetano, April Farrell, Jeremy Forman, Gabrielle Girard, Cassidy Giudici, Emma Graff, Sydney Khan, Andrew Kim, Jake Lang, Nicole Mendoza, Brady Mondry, Kayla Sakayan, Ariana Shaikh, Caleb Sullivan, Stephen Verderame, and Mikaela Zukaitis.

Penny Wars 2014 was unquestionably our most successful ever. Today, Friday November 7th, Team 213 ran all the change through the Penny Arcade at TD Bank to get their official total. Unofficially, it appears that we broke every Penny Wars record in Stimson’s eight-year history of Penny Wars. We broke the $5,000 mark for the first time with $5,015.65 Penny Wars dollars raised. We added another $339.00 in Mad Hatter money to bring our 2014 grand total to $5,354.65. This blows away the previous record of $4,770.05 set in 2012.

Our Stimson community also donated 4,199 food items, which is a new Penny Wars record. The donated items will be delivered to the St. Hugh's Community Outreach food pantry to help needy families in our community.

Finally, the Box Tops rolled in like never before. Early estimates indicated that these Box Tops will earn Stimson an additional $1,500. The amazing thing about all of this is that any one of these things would have been considered a successful fundraiser on its own. Stimson did it all at once over the course of 5 short days, and the results speak for themselves. I cannot say enough about the generosity shown by our students, their families, and our staff.

So, there you have it. Penny Wars 2014 comes to a close. Once again, thank you parents, staff members, and especially students for your generosity and for making Penny Wars 2014 a great week to be part of the Stimson family.

It will be hard to top the record breaking Penny Wars 2014.

Seventh graders: Start saving your pennies now. Don’t forget about those Box Tops. Cut them out every time you see them. Ask your family members, friends, and neighbors to do the same.

Until next year…