Chacha Oceanview Middle School received yesterday the proceeds from its McTeacher’s Night stint at McDonald’s Middle Road.
The school’s principal, Vincent Dela Cruz, said the money they received from McDonald’s Saipan will be used to buy water dispensers, school supplies, and rewards to students and staff who participated in the fundraiser in June.
Dela Cruz said Chacha Oceanview’s McTeacher’s Night stint was only two weeks because it was cut short by the end of the school year.
Nonetheless, the school’s teachers, students, and parents still gave their all while wearing the familiar red caps and aprons and manning the cash register and taking orders for takeout at the fast-food restaurant.
Dela Cruz, who worked at a fast-food franchise in California while growing up, said his McTeacher’s Night stint was very fun and memorable.
He said the biggest challenge for the school was the distance teachers, students, and their parents had to travel from Kagman to Gualo Rai. However, he said they were able to marshal some students and their families residing in Tanapag and San Roque to visit McDonald’s in the five days they had McTeacher’s Night.
He said the event also brought his staff closer and his staff and students were able to find out what working at a fast-food restaurant feels like.
McDonald’s Saipan general manager Marcia Ayuyu said that, although Chacha Oceanview only had a limited time during its turn to fundraise at McDonald’s, she saw that everyone worked hard and supported one another to make their stint a success.
Mabel Ayuyu, daughter of Marcia and executive assistant of McDonald’s Saipan president Joe Ayuyu, congratulated Chacha Oceanview for their effort and said she is proud that McDonald’s Saipan would be able to help the school meet its needs.
McTeacher’s Night was launched 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.