|Members of Piney Grove Elementary Student Council|
During the holidays, students at Piney Grove Elementary helped others in a number of ways.
For several years now, students have participated in a canned food drive for Second Harvest food Bank. This year, students collected eight boxes of food.
“Students had a friendly competition to see which homeroom could collect the most,” said Natalie Rempe, who teaches fifth grade. “Mrs. Henley's fourth-grade homeroom collected the most this year.”
“In October, we facilitated a penny collection for The Leukemia Foundation through ‘Pennies for Pasta.’” Rempe said. “Olive Garden is a partner with this fundraiser for the community to bring funding to fight leukemia. We were able to collect $1,000 to contribute on behalf of Piney Grove Elementary in Kernersville. Mrs. Brookshire's fifth-grade homeroom collected the most pennies surpassing over $200.
“Lastly, we just closed out a collection for nursing homes in the communities within the Triad. Shoebox collections redistributes personal need items such as soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, toothpaste, and other personal need items to the elderly in the community.
“Student Council collected several boxes to donate for this worthy cause. Student Council is always willing to help out with posters to advertise and spread the word for making contributions to the above-mentioned causes and more throughout the year.”