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Barnard Early Childhood Center Awash in Red and Purple

Students at Barnard Early Childhood Center assemble by a poster with paper pennies on it that represent their donations to the leukemia charity.
Students at Barnard Early Childhood Center assemble by a poster with paper pennies on it that represent their donations to the leukemia charity. Photo Credit: Barnard Early Childhood Center
The staff wearing red assembled for an announcement about the amount of money students contributed to fight leukemia.
The staff wearing red assembled for an announcement about the amount of money students contributed to fight leukemia. Photo Credit: Barnard Early Childhood Center
School staff wore purple to school Nov. 13 in recognition of World Pancreatic Cancer Day, an initiative in support of kindergarten teacher Tara Hernandez whose mother died from the disease
School staff wore purple to school Nov. 13 in recognition of World Pancreatic Cancer Day, an initiative in support of kindergarten teacher Tara Hernandez whose mother died from the disease Photo Credit: Barnard Early Childhood Center

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. --.Students at Barnard Early Childhood Center have been learning about money, counting, and sorting while raising money for Pennies for Patients, a fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The effort is in memory of teacher's assistant Yolanda Blanco.

The students brought in contributions and raised $3,100. Blanco's family and Barnard staff were in attendance when Principal Joanna Genovese made the recent announcement.

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