Jay Stream Middle School students gave their teachers an A-plus on their fundraising efforts to support local education and their community.

Ten fun-loving teachers from Jay Stream Middle School in Carol Stream volunteered on Wednesday, April 10th, at the Bloomingdale McDonald’s located on Stratford Dr, where they served students and their families in a fundraiser for their school. 

Chris Pietroski, the versatile Assistant Principal, was at the event mingling with the families and doing various jobs during the fundraiser. He worked as a dining room greeter, an apple pie salesman, plus manned the drive-through window!  Francesca Suraci, Charles Ridley and Heidi Long also worked the drive-through window collecting donations and delivering orders.

The apple pie box was worn enthusiastically by teacher Staci Gerleve and student Matt Michalski, while Jaime Schumacher sold pies and did a fabulous job raising funds for the school! Cari Furrie, Roseanne Colangelo, Janine Kurzeja, and Kevin McCann rounded out the crew of teachers, doing everything from delivering orders to making ice cream sundaes!

The proceeds from the sale of the pies, donated by McDonald’s, went directly to benefit the students. Twenty percent of the proceeds from the McTeacher’s Night sales were donated directly to Jay Stream Middle School, which plans to use that money to fund a boat trip on Lake Michigan for the eighth-grader class – what a fun way to celebrate their graduation!

 The Jay Stream Middle School community has an amazing network of support for their school.

David Bear, Owner-Operator of the Bloomingdale McDonald’s, and the Bear family were delighted to participate in this worthy cause for education and the community. 

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

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

Bear donated a case of apple pies to the school for sale at the event.  Inspired by the success of McTeacher’s Night, the Bear family has set their sights on partnering with other schools in the area.

“The teachers and families who supported this event are the fabric that strengthens our community,” Bear said.

The 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 theBloomingdale McDonald’s, please contact Community Relations Manager Melissa Thorsen at melissa@bearcomgmt.com