PS 217 Supports The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Pennies for Patients, April 1 – 30, 2019 


PS 217 has accepted the challenge again this year to help find a cure for blood cancer! We are joining over 27,000 schools across the nation to make a difference and raise as much money as we can and! In partnership with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting blood cancer, PS 217 will be working hard to raise $5,000 during the month of April.

How to be a part of it?

DONATE LOOSE CHANGE until Tuesday, April 30th

Help your child fill up their individual donation box and return it to school. From pennies to quarters and even paper money, we accept them all! When your child raises $5 in the coinbox, fill out the coupon that was sent home and send it back to school with your child. In return, your child will receive a POWER RING!

RAISE MONEY ONLINE until Sunday, May 5th

  • Go to
  • Type in: Ps 217 Col David Marcus School and click Find School
  • Once you get onto our school’s page click Join Your School Team > or if you know that your child’s classroom already has its own page, click Join Your Classroom Team >
  • Create a new account, or if you ever had a fundraising page for LLS sign in with your username and password.
  • Create your child’s online fundraising page. Just by registering ONLINE your child your child gets a SQUAD TATTOO!
  • Share your child’s fundraising page with friends, family and co-workers through e-mail and social media.

Among the cool prizes: raise $50 online and your child will receive a Hero Squad Member T-shirt, raise just $10 online and your child gets a Hero Squad Member wristband

STUCK FOR A BUCKWednesday, April 17 and Thursday, April 18

Have you ever seen someone stuck to the wall? Many of our students did. Last year we had an astounding success and lots of fun taping Mr. Bonilla and Ms. Buckley to the Cafeteria wall, all for a charitable and philanthropic cause!

We are ready to make it even bigger this year. Get ready for two days of fun for your kids. We will host our STUCK FOR A BUCK events on Wednesday, April 17 for Grades 3 to 5 and on Thursday, April 18 for Grades Pre-K to 2 and we promise you it will be epic!

Students will have the opportunity to purchase a strip of tape and work together as a school to tape one or two lucky staff members to the wall. Who will be taped this year? Stay tuned for more details!

Because of YOU and everyone at PS 217, we will be one step closer to a world without blood cancers!

To learn more about Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, its mission, work and programs, please visit and