Shelyn Elementary raising money for Leukemia Society

Shelyn Elementary in Rowland Heights is raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through Pennies for Patients this month.

Last year, they raised $2500 and Mrs. Ruud dyed her hair green. This year she challenged the students to raise $5,000 and she’ll shave her head. If the students reach $3000 Principal Sarah Opatkiewicz promised to show the love and get a big hot pink streak through her hair.

“We are currently at $1,211 after only one week! I’m worried!” the principal said in an email.

To help raise more money, the school is holding a “Show the Love” event today at lunch, when students can buy a yard of duct tape for $1 and stick the principal to the wall.

“Our character traits this month are empathy and kindness, so we’re hoping this will help build our students’ spirits of giving back,” she explained.

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