The students have so far raised about $11,000.
Grades were split into teams to compete against each other for a chance at winning a barbecue lunch grilled by the school’s principal, Rick Geertsma. Students in Young Fives through second grade raised money for Kids’ Food Basket. Third- through fifth-graders raised money for Love INC, while grades 6-8 raised money for The Salvation Army.
About 20 percent of money raised will be donated to the organizations; the rest goes into the school’s tuition assistance program.