During Hispanic Heritage month, the Fulton community participated in a PTA sponsored collection, Pennies for Puerto Rico. Throughout the week of the collection, students learned facts about Puerto Rico during the morning announcements. When students learned that Puerto Rico was struggling to rebuild after Hurricane Maria, they were eager to help in any way possible. Students were encouraged to contribute whatever amount they could, but also knew that it was okay if they could not donate at this time. Many families helped to kickoff our collection during our Fall Festival on Friday October 13th.
Students donated to their grade level collection jar and knew that the grade that collected the most money for Puerto Rico would be able to move Freddie on their grade level Falcon Chart. Each grade level made generous donations and Fulton Elementary was able to collect a grand total of $1,534.94 for Puerto Rico. The grade level that was able to collect the most money was Kindergarten, raising $447.57. The money that was collected will be donated to the charity, Save the Children, and will help provide assistance to Puerto Rican children and their families. Thank you to everyone who was able to make a contribution.