San Vicente Elementary School banked on their sheer number to raise the most cash in McDonald’s Saipan’s McTeacher’s Night promotion in April.
SVES principal Boni Pangelinan and vice principal Anna Guerrero visited McDonald’s Saipan’s Middle Road location on Tuesday to accept proceeds from the school’s participation in the Public School System-wide fundraising campaign.
McDonald’s Saipan general manager Marcia Ayuyu and her daughter Mable, executive assistant to company president Joe Ayuyu, were also present to hand them the check donation.
Pangelinan and Guerrero said the funds they raised will be divided equally among the SVES’ grade levels—kinder to sixth grade.
The two said the money donated by the fast-food restaurant will go a long way in buying students’ school supplies. Pangelinan said the funds will be used to purchase instructional and classroom materials.
“Whatever the students need, we will buy them,” she said.
Guerrero said that McDonald’s donation is a good opportunity for schools to bridge their funding gaps and provide for their students.
McDonald’s Saipan launched McTeacher’s Night in December to generate funds to support activities and projects of individual PSS schools. Under the effort, teachers and staff of the school serve customers at McDonald’s in exchange for a percentage of sales.
Mabel Ayuyu said that SVES officials, teachers, students, and parents and their families did a great job supporting the school’s fundraising effort in April.
Because of its large student population, SVES was able to trump other schools that took part in McTeacher’s Night, said Marcia Ayuyu.
The school’s enrollment was at 540 as of Tuesday.
Marcia Ayuyu said that McDonald’s will also present donations from the McTeacher’s Night stints of Chacha and Dandan elementary schools in the next couple of weeks. (Saipan Tribune)