BloomingdaleWestern Trails School students gave teachers an A-plus on their fundraising efforts to support local education and their school. 

Teachers and staff members from CCSD93, volunteered behind the counter on MondayApril 22nd, at the Bloomingdale McDonald’s located onStratford Dr., where they served students and their families in a fundraiser forWestern Trails Elementary School.

Mrs. Joylynn Sebastian, the Principal, was at the event most of the evening talking with the families, taking pictures with students and working hard selling pies. Teachers Beth Karcz and Tasha French wore the pie box costume while Principal Sebastian and Teacher Patti Hansen sold the pies. The proceeds from the sale of 96 pies went directly to benefit the PTA, the students, and school. Twenty percent of the school food sales also went to support Western Trails PTA. 

David Bear, Owner- Operator of theBloomingdale McDonald’s, and the Bear family were delighted to participate in the 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 theWestern Trails community and 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.

“Principal Sebastian and all the teacherswho rolled up their sleeves in support of this event” are the fabric that strengthens our community,” Bear said.

The Western Trails Elementary School 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.

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