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Raising money for our 5th grades to celebrate their final year at Lincroft Elementary School

Chair Person

Heather McGrath


Chair Person

Karen Whitaker


January 25, 2019

Dear Fifth Grade Families,

The 5th Grade Event Committee is holding a competition between the four fifth grade homerooms.  It will run from February 4-15.  It is called PENNY WARS and involves the collection of coins, turned into a competition.  This is a fundraiser to support the Fifth Grade Event, to be held on June 13, 2019.  We are asking for your support.  The procedure and rules are below.  If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Christine Sanpietro 848-666-3502, or Carla McMenamy 973-464-6172, please do not contact the main office or the teachers.

The competition will work as follows –

  • The competition will run from Feb 4-15
  • Students will collect change at home with their parents and bring into school
  • Please sort change at home, separating pennies into one bag and nickels, dimes and quarters into another.  NO OTHER COINS OR PAPER MONEY WILL BE ACCEPTED.
  • A jug will be placed in each homeroom.
  • Pennies count as single points toward winning.
  • Silver coins count as points taken away from overall totals (nickel 5 points, dime 10 points, quarter 25 points.)
  • Students will place their pennies into their own homeroom’s jug.
  • Students will place the silver coins in the collection jugs of opposing homerooms, after strategizing with their classmates and teacher.  
  • At the end of two weeks, the class with the most points will be declared the winner, and the class with the second highest point total will be the runner up. 
  • The winning class and the runner up will each receive a special prize.
  • The jugs will be collected at the end of the first week and a tally of the total number of points for each class will be given to the teachers on Monday February 11 to allow for more strategizing during the second week of the competition.  
  • All competition activities (placing coins in jars) can only be performed when the teacher allows.  
  • No one can REMOVE coins from any jar at any time, this will cause a disqualification.  

So gather up your spare change, check all the couch cushions and coat pockets and help your kids get excited about this fun and educational competition!


Fifth Grade Event Co-Chairs.