McFun at Tarkington Elementary School McTeacher’s Night

Tarkington Elementary School in Wheeling held their first annual McTeacher’s Night at the Arlington Heights McDonald’s on Dundee Road on Tuesday, November 14th.  A McTeacher’s Night is organized to help raise money for local schools by having the teachers work at McDonald’s and then giving a percentage of the night’s sales to the local school.

On Tuesday the restaurant was taken over by teachers excited to serve freshly prepared meals to students and their families to raise money for Tarkington Elementary School PTO.  The students and families were excited to see their teachers and principal behind the counter and throughout the restaurant.

Twelve teachers and staff members worked from the elementary school including Principal Joe Arduino.  The McTeacher’s jobs included greeting guests, cleaning the lobby, working the front counter, serving drinks, clearing tables, selling pies and even dressing up in a pie costume–all duties which were executed with great enthusiasm.

Tarkington Elementary Librarian Ryann Rivers had a blast dancing around the restaurant in a pie costume.  She was encouraging the families to make a donation and receive a delicious hot apple pie.

One highlight of the evening is when the school received a tip in the tip jar Tarkington Elementary staff members Ms. Shackelford, Ms. Smith, Ms. Costa and Ms. Hellyer encouraged all the staff members to sing the McDonald’s jingle.  The tips kept pouring in all night long!

A special thank you goes to Kendel Foley who organized the event as well as everyone that worked and attended the event.  Tarkington Elementary teachers worked hard and with excitement, while the families enjoyed a spectacular evening.  The Tarkington Elementary PTO plan to use the money raised for buses for school field trips, literacy resources, and technology.

Tarkington Elementary School raised over $430.00 at the event thanks to all generous families who came out to support the school.

The McTeacher’s Night was courtesy of the Arlington Heights McDonald’s Owner/Operator, David Bear.

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