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Thursday, December 18, 2014
Thomas E. Kerns Elementary • 6650 Frontage Road at White Horse • Greenville, SC 29605 • (864) 355-1300 • FAX: (864) 355-1351

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Polar Express Day

Polar Express

Friday is our Polar Express Day!  Please send in some hot chocolate, cups, or marshmallows to help make the TEK Express to the North Pole complete.

Pennies for Patients
Pennies for Patients is a service learning, character education and philanthropy program that gives students a unique experience making a difference through teamwork - working together to aid thousands of children and adults in the fight against blood cancers like leukemia.  This will mark the 9th year that Thomas E. Kerns has participated in this event.

We will be collecting different coins on different days.  Students who participate by bringing in their loose change will get to dress based on the theme of that day!  Although the event does not begin until January 5th, 2015, it will run through the end of the month, and you can donate at any time with any amount by following the link above.  Just click on the picture and it will take you to the page for Thomas E. Kerns donation page.  Money that is donated will go towards research for cures.  If you do make a donation, make sure to include your students name and his/her homeroom teacher.

Monday, January 19th - Wear red to support cures for blood cancer and bring in your pennies.
Tuesday, January 20th - Wear orange to support cures for Leukemia and bring in your nickles.
Wednesday, January 21st - Wear green to support cures for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and bring in your dimes.
Thursday, January 22nd - Wear purple to support cures for Hodgkin Lymphona and bring in your quarters.
Friday, January 23rd - Wear dark red to support cures for Myeloma and bring any coins or dollars!

The class that brings in the most money will earn a pasta lunch curtesy of The Olive Garden.