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Loveland Classical Schools Students Raise Funds for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief

By Michelle Vendegna
Reporter-Herald Staff Writer

POSTED: 12/04/2017 06:06:59 PM MST

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Loveland Classical schools kindergartner Mila Weideman, 5, works on a lesson Monday at the school in Loveland. The kindergarten classes at the charter school raised the most money during the school’s fundraiser for hurricane relief. (Jenny Sparks / Loveland Reporter-Herald)

The students of Loveland Classical Schools participated in a change jar war recently to raise funds for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico. The idea was suggested by the school’s student government.

Jars were placed out for each grade from kindergarten through 12th grade for students to put loose change into. The fundraiser lasted from Oct. 25 through Nov. 8. The students raised $414.14.

The charter school has two campuses: Lyceum campus for kindergarten through fifth grade and Academy campus for grades sixth through 12th. The kindergarten classes raised the most out of both campuses, and the sixth grade classes raised the most on Academy campus.

The money will go United for Puerto Rico.

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Loveland Classical schools kindergartner Joshua Dart, 5, has classroom coordinator Ashley Norton, right, check his writing work Monday during class at the school in Loveland. The kindergarten classes at the charter school raised the most money during the school’s fundraiser for hurricane relief. (Jenny Sparks / Loveland Reporter-Herald)

Fundraising is a way for the Loveland Classical schools to teach the students to be part of the larger community.

“It’s looking outside of ourselves and seeing this group of people in need of assistance and that we can do something, even on small scale, when we all work together,” said Camille Wick, marketing and communications coordinator for Loveland Classical Schools.

For more information on Loveland Classical Schools, go to lovelandclassical.org. To donate or for more on United for Puerto Rico, go to .unidosporpuertorico.com.