May 26, 2024

Three SW Kansas schools help McDonald’s raise money for education

Garden City, KS(westernkansasnews.com) McDonald’s of Kansas partnered with local schools this past week to raise a combined total of $7,713 for education.

McDonald’s restaurants in various parts of the state donated a portion of sales from their specified McTeacher’s Night to providing additional funding for schools and student activities. Faculty, staff and students all got involved to raise awareness for their event – the more people who came to eat, the more money they were able to raise. School staff was also onsite to greet friends and family from the community and help around the restaurant during their McTeacher’s Night. Each partner school determines where the funds are most needed. The following communities and schools were positively impacted by these events:

·        Arkansas City – Adams Elementary participated on October 24, 5-8 p.m. at McDonald’s on North Summit. Monies raised will go into their general PTO fund for student activities.
·         Emporia – Maynard Early Childhood Center participated on October 25, 5-8 p.m. at McDonald’s on 6th Street. Funds will be used to purchase books.
·         Emporia – Timmerman Elementary participated on October 24, 5-8 p.m. at McDonald’s on 18th Street. Funds will support various technology projects including filament for their 3D printer, Nexus phones to make use of VR headsets possible, and a wireless router.
·         Garden City – Garfield Early Childhood Center participated on October 24, 5-8 p.m. at McDonald’s on Kansas Plaza. Funds will go towards purchasing Smart Boards.
·         Garden City – Edith Scheuerman participated on October 24, 5-8 p.m. at McDonald’s on Taylor Avenue. Funds will support a reading and math night at the school.
·         Haysville – Rex Elementary participated on October 24, 5-8 p.m. at McDonald’s on Main Street. Funds will be used for general school needs.
·         Junction City – Lincoln Elementary participated on October 24, 5-7 p.m. at McDonald’s on Washington Street. Funds will go towards playground equipment, Cricket die cut machine and staff lockers.
·         Manhattan – Woodrow Wilson Elementary participated on October 23, 5-8 p.m. at McDonald’s on 4th Street. The PTO will use funds to help with items requested by teachers for the school, such as new water fountains, iPad carts, PA systems upgrades, etc.  They also use funds to help pay for costs associated with events, such as grandparent’s lunch, back to school picnic, spring carnival, etc.
·         Salina – Schilling Elementary participated on October 24, 5-8 p.m. at McDonald’s on Planet Avenue. The school’s PTA will use funds to support school staff in their effort to create a positive and fun learning experience for students and their families by sponsoring activities and events like family skate nights, chili/bingo night, book fairs, school carnival, classroom holiday parties and Fifth Grade Honors Night.
·         Seneca – Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School participated on October 24, 5-8 p.m. at McDonald’s on North Street. Funds will be used for updating the library.
·         Topeka – Chase Middle School participated on October 24, 5-8 p.m. at McDonald’s on Kansas Avenue. Funds will be used for general school needs.
·         Topeka – Tecumseh North Elementary participated on October 24, 5-8 p.m. at McDonald’s on SE California Avenue. The PTO will put the funds towards field trips with the hopes that every grade level is able to go on at least one trip a year.
·         Ulysses – Hickok Elementary participated on October 24, 5-8 p.m. at McDonald’s on Oklahoma Street. Funds will be used for general school needs.
·         Wichita – White Elementary participated on October 24, 5-8 p.m. at McDonald’s on Broadway and 47th Street South. Funds will be used for general school needs.