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Keller Junior High School Teachers Rock McDonald's!

Byline: Julie Travers

Hoffman Estates | Keller Junior High School students gave their teachers an A-plus on their fundraising efforts to support local education and their community.

Twenty-Seven fun-loving teachers from Keller Junior High School in Hoffman Estates volunteered on Tuesday, March 5th, at the Hoffman Estates McDonald's located on Roselle Road, where they served students and their families in a fundraiser for their school. The highlight of the night was an appearance by band members and Keller teachers Dave Gear, Theodora Neofotistos, Marty Edwards, and Dave Stephens, with a special Saxophone solo by Assistant Principal Nate Molby. The restaurant was packed with students and parents that were amazed by the band's rockin' performance!

Tom Barbini, Principal of Keller Junior High, was at the event the entire night mingling with the families. Melissa Foster and Amy Grasso worked the drive-thru window with the McDonald's staff, collecting donations and delivering orders. Sarah Hundley wore the apple pie box during the night while Jackie Kowalewski and Nate Molby sold pies the entire night and did a fabulous job raising funds for the school!

Principal Barbini did an outstanding job working hard throughout the night and coordinating the event with McDonald's. The proceeds from the sale of 78 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 Keller Junior High.

The Keller student body has ideas for service projects in their community, and the proceeds from this fundraiser will help fund the program which is called the Keller Cares program.

The Keller Junior High community has an amazing network of support for their school, McDonald's was busy the entire evening despite the frigid temperatures!

David Bear, Owner-Operator of the Hoffman Estates 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 Keller 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 Keller Junior High 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 .

For more information about events provided by the Hoffman Estates McDonald's, please contact Community Relations Director, Julie Travers at julie.travers

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Publication:Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Date:Mar 12, 2019
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