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'McTeacher Night' packs 'em in

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 16th, 2013

photo by Jerry Thompson Bohemia Elementary fourth-grade teacher Dena Morosin was one of about 15 from the school who served McDonalds customers last Wednesday for the McTeacher fundraiser. The event raised over $1000 for the school.

Last Wednesday evening the parking lot at Cottage Grove’s McDonalds was packed more than usual, to the delight of Bohemia Elementary children.

From 5 to 8 p.m. a total of 15 Bohemia teachers and staff worked at least one hour shifts at the front counter and drive-up window at McDonalds to support a special “McTeacher” fundraiser night. Many Bohemia Elementary parents and children came and ordered dinner to support the school and to see the teachers and staff applying some new skills.

“It was exciting and it was fun,” said fifth grade teacher Heather Casey. “I made a lot of mistakes, but it was a good learning opportunity.”

The school received 30 percent of the gross proceeds for the three hours, which added up to over $1000 for Bohemia.

“What I am really amazed at, and I hadn’t counted on, is how fun it is for the families,” said Bohemia principal Jackie Lester. “It’s like having a big party and everyone just coming and hanging out. It was good for the parents not having to cook and being able to put the kids outside on the play structures.”

Lester said the fundraiser went well and “met and surpassed” her expectations. She hopes that McDonalds will give some other Cottage Grove schools the same opportunity soon. She said most of the funds will be applied to technology at Bohemia in the form of Ipads or Home Books.

For the complete article see the 04-17-2013 issue.

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