Woodside Elementary School kindergartners in Peter Dargatz’s class raised $1,044.86 for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Feb. 13 by hosting “Cookies for a Cause. Students promoted the event in school, baked cookies and helped run the fundraiser.
During the holidays, Dargatz’s class earned tickets in their social studies unit which taught the difference between wants and needs. Students earned tickets to get items they wanted or turned them in for real dollars to donate.
Fundraising will continue in the spring with “Positivity Packages,” a school-wide project led by Dargatz’s kindergarten class. All Woodside students will be challenged to take on an extra responsibility at home to earn money to purchase items from a wish list provided by Children’s Hospital and donate them with cards of support and encouragement.
Woodside Elementary School is located at W236 N7465 Woodside Rd. in Sussex.