Primary students create-a-pepper to fight cancer



Kindergarten winner – Mrs. Santee’s class with $165. Left to right: front row- Angelina Castro, Autumn Webster, Evelynn Caraway, Pablo Lara, Max Rangel, Paul Anthony Bernal; second row- Nathan Cortez, Nathan Din, Robert Brown, Hayden Booker, Ely Rankin, Giselle Garibaldi, Joshua DeLeos, Sophia Castillo; third row- Victor Schaefer, Reese Royal, Analise Ximenez, Angeleigh Benavides, Madalyn Allen, Larissa Villarreal, Lucas Roby;bBack row- Mrs. Santee, Chili’s Manager – Mrs. Donaghe, Mrs. Russell, Mrs. Vickers.

Kindergarten winner – Mrs. Santee’s class with $165. Left to right: front row- Angelina Castro, Autumn Webster, Evelynn Caraway, Pablo Lara, Max Rangel, Paul Anthony Bernal; second row- Nathan Cortez, Nathan Din, Robert Brown, Hayden Booker, Ely Rankin, Giselle Garibaldi, Joshua DeLeos, Sophia Castillo; third row- Victor Schaefer, Reese Royal, Analise Ximenez, Angeleigh Benavides, Madalyn Allen, Larissa Villarreal, Lucas Roby;bBack row- Mrs. Santee, Chili’s Manager – Mrs. Donaghe, Mrs. Russell, Mrs. Vickers.

Primary students are making their world a better place one day at time. Teaming up with the local Chili’s restaurant, Primary students colored chili peppers to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to fight childhood cancer.

“Our students and their families continue to amaze me,” stated Pleasanton Primary School Principal Jackie Russell. “Their hearts are so full of kindness and compassion that they jump at every chance they get to help others.”

Chili’s Manager Shannon Donaghe visited each of the winning classes to present them with snack trays and coupons for a free kid’s meal.

“We absolutely love working with the Primary School” said Donaghe. “The chili peppers these students decorated were simply amazing.”

The Pleasanton Primary School classes raised $ 800 this year to donate to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


First grade winner– Mrs. Ingram’s class with $38. Left to right: front row- Aydan Smith, Darron Cruz, Jadan Massey, Joshua Estrada; second row-Aaron Cruz, JohnMichael Castillo, Kenneth Alegria, Jacob Huizar, Jaythan Martinez; third row- Elynore Hernandez, Tanner Crady-Desjardin, Courtney Henson, Riley Porter, Sadie McAda, Cian Martinez, Emma Poorboy, Libby Kemp, Jaelyn Morales, Layne Dowdy; back row- Mrs. Russell, Mrs. Ingram, Mrs. Vickers, Chili’s Manager Shannon Donaghe. Not pictured is Julia Rodriguez.

First grade winner– Mrs. Ingram’s class with $38. Left to right: front row- Aydan Smith, Darron Cruz, Jadan Massey, Joshua Estrada; second row-Aaron Cruz, JohnMichael Castillo, Kenneth Alegria, Jacob Huizar, Jaythan Martinez; third row- Elynore Hernandez, Tanner Crady-Desjardin, Courtney Henson, Riley Porter, Sadie McAda, Cian Martinez, Emma Poorboy, Libby Kemp, Jaelyn Morales, Layne Dowdy; back row- Mrs. Russell, Mrs. Ingram, Mrs. Vickers, Chili’s Manager Shannon Donaghe. Not pictured is Julia Rodriguez.

Kindergarten winner – Mrs. Butter’s class with $54. Left to right: front row- Kevin Banks, Brandon Gallegos, Chasity Garcia, Emmalee Bond, Selena Cerda; middle row- Erin Light, Tess Underbrink, Cody Love, Johnny Rodriguez, Mayson Smith, Abel Arguijo, Aries Mata, Mrs. Butter; back row- Rodolfo Silva, Chili’s Manager Shannon Donaghe, Shyanne Tijerina, Mrs. Russell, Evan Edwards, Mrs. Vickers, Alexis Sandoval and Emery Hardcastle.

Kindergarten winner – Mrs. Butter’s class with $54. Left to right: front row- Kevin Banks, Brandon Gallegos, Chasity Garcia, Emmalee Bond, Selena Cerda; middle row- Erin Light, Tess Underbrink, Cody Love, Johnny Rodriguez, Mayson Smith, Abel Arguijo, Aries Mata, Mrs. Butter; back row- Rodolfo Silva, Chili’s Manager Shannon Donaghe, Shyanne Tijerina, Mrs. Russell, Evan Edwards, Mrs. Vickers, Alexis Sandoval and Emery Hardcastle.

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