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Danville teachers can dish it out

'McTeacher's night' had school employees working at the local McDonald's

Teachers and the principal of Tassajara Hills Elementary school took a night job Monday, serving up food for "McTeacher's Nights" at McDonald's. The event raised nearly $1,000 for the the school.

Twenty percent of the profits from food served between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. went to the schools, cording to Principal Ann Dodson.

"The owner is a parent in our school," Dodson said.

Brad Goldblatt owns the McDonald's at 10000 Crow Canyon; his daughter, Sara is a fifth-grader at Tassajara Hills.

Second grade teacher Judy Rohrbach said there was a great turnout.

"It was a constant crowd -- there was a line out the door," Rohrbach said.

Dodson said some parents went through the drive-in twice.

And, according to teachers aide Lisa Lee, it was fun, too.

"Making McFlurries was the most fun I've ever had," she said.

Comments

Posted by Rochelle, a resident of Danville
on Apr 29, 2010 at 9:20 am

Here's what is great about this: teachers are out fundraising for the programs they benefit from everyday in their classrooms. The teachers at our neighborhood school reap the fruits of labor from the parents and don't want to be bothered with anything like this. It's very disappointing.


Posted by Sally, a resident of Stone Valley Middle School
on Apr 29, 2010 at 10:37 pm

I am confused by your comment..what is disappointing about this? You must be trying to make a point I am missing.


Posted by Sally, a resident of Stone Valley Middle School
on Apr 30, 2010 at 7:33 am

Oh, I get it. Your kids don't go to Tassajara Hills.


Posted by Sally, a resident of Stone Valley Middle School
on Apr 30, 2010 at 7:33 am

Oh I get it. Your kids don't go to Tassajara Hills.


Posted by Maxwell, a resident of Danville
on May 4, 2010 at 10:57 am

What a fun idea. When I was little, it was always fun to see a teacher outside of the classroom. If I were a kid or a parent, I would have gone to this event just to donate money... What a fun program.

Keep it up teachers, your innovation is what will guide us into a new era of education in hard times.


Posted by Mike, a resident of Danville
on May 4, 2010 at 10:16 pm

I think that some of the people commenting may be overlooking what is happening here. The Principal and Instructors from a major school in Danville, in addition to all the time, energy and commitment to their students set aside time out of their personal, not working time, to go beyond what is required by their job description to raise more money in this time of cut backs to raise money for the education of their students.


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