Twisted Penny


Twisted Penny Drive is the most unique fundraiser of the year!

The twisted penny is a fun classroom competition to raise funds for our Specials Departments. The competition has a daily classroom winner and an assortment of prizes are awarded to the classes over the next two weeks.

One week a year in September, you’ll find containers sitting outside the office labeled with your teacher’s name. All pennies and paper money (checks included) are counted towards your teacher’s daily total. The twist is when you load up the other jugs with any silver coins, (nickels, dimes and quarters) -- all silver is counted against that teacher’s total amount!

The goal is to raise the most money for your class. There will be great daily incentives and winners so keep your class amounts climbing by putting in pennies and dollars in your teacher’s jug.

Help your child dig up as many pennies as you can find, and if those are in short supply any form of cash/check will help your child's class in the quest to become the twisted penny champions! Remember though, the twist is to put silver in other jars which goes against that class total!

Please make checks payable to Excel PTO. Remember - Every $10 in donations equals ONE volunteer hour!

FYI the reigning twisted penny champion is Mrs. Coffey' class! Can her class hold onto the trophy? Will their be a new champion? Only pennies will tell! See the the daily class prizes on the side bar.

Daily Class Rewards

(subject to change)


Monday: Popsicles and movement (extra recess)

Tuesday: Jammies and Hot Cocoa Bar

Wednesday: Root Beer Floats

Thursday: Donuts and Juice in the Morning

Friday: Ice Cream Creations


Monday: Brownies & Board Games

Tuesday: Pizza - class choice!

Wednesday: Popcorn and Movie

Thursday: Ice Cream Creations

Friday: Wild card