Posted Date: 03/25/2019
CES students are stepping forward and bringing pounds upon pounds of pop tabs to school to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House Charities in Kansas City.
After two Fridays of collections, the Fifth Grade Leadership Team reports that the goal to collect 75 pounds of pop tabs – roughly 95,000 tabs – has been met and surpassed.
In the first week, they collected 73 pounds, with Mrs. Leroy’s first graders winning Extra Recess with the Principal of their Choice for bringing in the most – 15 pounds of tabs.
The second week Ms. Oliver’s third graders earned the movie party with popcorn as the class with the most -17 pounds of pop tabs. That raised the total to 166 pounds of pop tabs.
How high can they go? The leadership team will find out when they make their final collection Friday, April 12. The class that brings in the most this Friday will be awarded a Pizza Party.
Whatever happens, it’s time to order some cream pies and stockpile the duct tape. For exceeding their goal, the CES student body will get the opportunity to help duct tape the three school principals to the wall and also put a pie in their face during an all-school assembly. Until then, though, the students want to encourage their peers to continue the collection for this good cause.
Of all their activities and projects, many of the leadership team members cited the Pop Tab Collection was named as the project they looked forward to this year.
Keaton Baker said the speaker who talked to them about Ronald McDonald House was “pretty inspiring” and explained “how the pop tab collections helps people out.”
Addy Hughes agreed.
“You get to help other people who don’t really have anywhere to stay when their kids are sick,” she said.