Highland Elementary teachers make the grade

Local teachers serve students and families at McTeacher’s Night to raise money for Highland Elementary School PTO.

Teachers from Highland’s U-46 volunteered behind the counter on Thursday, October 11th at the McDonald’s Located at 1165 N. McLean Blvd. The teachers worked hard to serve students and their families in a fundraiser for the School.

Mr. Noe Valezquez, Assistant Principal of Highland Elementary School, was thrilled to see all the Highland families at the event and support the school.

“The Highland School community appreciates the support of the Bear Family McDonald’s Restaurants. The McTeacher’s event allowed everyone to take a night off from cooking, enjoy some free smiles, and come together to raise funds that directly support the students and families of Highland. We are ‘lovin it!’ Assistant Principal Noe Valezquez and the Highland Administration said.

The proceeds from the sale of 240 pies went directly to benefit Highland. Twenty percent of the proceeds from the McTeacher’s Night sales were donated directly to Highland, who raised a total of $785.00 during this fundraising effort.

“McTeacher’s Night is part of McDonald’s larger commitment to education and other important initiatives supporting families and the local community,” David Bear said.

David Bear, Owner/Operator of the Elgin McDonald’s and the Bear Family Restaurants, was delighted to participate in the worthy cause for education and the community.

“We are proud to serve the families of the Highland community through the McTeacher’s Night event,” Bear continued. “In addition to help provide financial support for our local schools, we help students feel connected to their school, their teachers and their sense of community.”

Mr. Bear donated the 240 apple pies that were sold for donations during this event and was please the know the Highland families helped to support these fundraising efforts for the.

The Highland McTeacher’s Night was courtesy of the Bear Family Restaurants and McDonald’s Owner/Operator, David Bear. Like us on Facebook and visit our  Bear Website.

For more information about events provided by the Elgin McDonald’s, please contact Community Relations Director, Julie Travers at julie.travers@comcast.net.