McTeacher’s Night packs the house at Mickey D’s


By Alberta Stojkovic - for the Morrow County Sentinel



Sentinel Photo | Alberta Stojkovic Some of the Mount Gilead staff with McDonald’s managers. Front L-R: Deidre McCotter, General Manager; Victoria Knuckles, First Grade; Christina Kottenstette Elementary Guidance Counselor; Teacher, Tabitha Wilburn and Assistant Manager, Jessica Shelley. In back are Melinda Wells 5th grade teacher and Mount Gilead Elementary Principal Jim Swain.


Mt. Gilead Teacher Mandy Rocks offers samples to (L-R): Nikki, Madi and Ryan Swalley.


McDonald’s Mount Gilead General Manager Deidre McCotter and Teacher Kim Porter visit with 6th Grader, Garrett Lamb-Hart and his dad, Gary.


L-R: Park Ave. Elementary Guidance Counselor Christina Kottenstette, McDonald Marketing Manager, Nancy Fagan and Wendy McKirgan Park Ave. Administrative Assistant.


The Weaver family got into the picture with Ronald McDonald and 5th Grade teacher, Melinda Wells. Clockwise from left are Casey, Melinda Wells, Ronald, Brandon and Conor Weaver who is in the 3rd grade.


Ronald McDonald got kids, parents and teachers into the picture.


Everyone wanted a picture with Ronald McDonald! Here L-R: Hailey Wheeler, Lexi Fox and Travis Fox with Ronald. Haley’s mom is Mary Wheeler and Lexi and Travis’ mom is Penni Fox.


Twenty were on the McDonalds crew for McTeacher’s Night.


Mount Gilead Park Ave. students, parents and teachers filled Mount Gilead McDonalds to overflowing in late October for McTeacher’s Night. They enjoyed supper and sampling pumpkin dessert, pumpkin-spice latte and mango papaya smoothies. Breakfast for supper with pancakes was a popular new choice for McTeacher’s night this year.

The event was all to raise some funds for projects. 15 percent of McDonald’s profits for the two hours from 5:30 to 7:30 went to the school for their chosen project.

By the end of the two hour McTeacher’s Night, Principal Jim Swain said they raised over $200. Mt. Gilead McDonalds General Manager, Deidre McCotter said that schools can have this fundraiser twice a year. The amount they raise can be used for a school or a community project. 15 percent of all sales, except Arch gift cards, is donated by McDonalds.

McDonald’s Assistant Manager, Jessica Shelby said Park Ave. Principal Swain did a great job in promoting the event and even sent parents a reminder of McTeacher’s Night on their alert system that morning.

The McTeacher’s Night fundraiser is open to all the Morrow County schools. So far Mount Gilead and Cardington schools are the two districts that have taken advantage of the event.

The entire McDonald’s crew showed a lot of enthusiasm. McCotter said they have been enthusiastic the entire month of October with sales up and the new policy of all-day breakfast. Since they launched the breakfast all-day special their counts of sales and guests have been up. Numbers show that it’s the all-day sales of breakfast sandwiches that are putting up the sales.

Alberta Stojkovic is a correspondent with the Morrow County Sentinel and can be reached at alberta_s16@hotmail.com.

Sentinel Photo | Alberta Stojkovic Some of the Mount Gilead staff with McDonald’s managers. Front L-R: Deidre McCotter, General Manager; Victoria Knuckles, First Grade; Christina Kottenstette Elementary Guidance Counselor; Teacher, Tabitha Wilburn and Assistant Manager, Jessica Shelley. In back are Melinda Wells 5th grade teacher and Mount Gilead Elementary Principal Jim Swain.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2015/11/web1_DSCN7921.jpgSentinel Photo | Alberta Stojkovic Some of the Mount Gilead staff with McDonald’s managers. Front L-R: Deidre McCotter, General Manager; Victoria Knuckles, First Grade; Christina Kottenstette Elementary Guidance Counselor; Teacher, Tabitha Wilburn and Assistant Manager, Jessica Shelley. In back are Melinda Wells 5th grade teacher and Mount Gilead Elementary Principal Jim Swain.

Mt. Gilead Teacher Mandy Rocks offers samples to (L-R): Nikki, Madi and Ryan Swalley.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2015/11/web1_DSCN7910.jpgMt. Gilead Teacher Mandy Rocks offers samples to (L-R): Nikki, Madi and Ryan Swalley.

McDonald’s Mount Gilead General Manager Deidre McCotter and Teacher Kim Porter visit with 6th Grader, Garrett Lamb-Hart and his dad, Gary.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2015/11/web1_DSCN7912.jpgMcDonald’s Mount Gilead General Manager Deidre McCotter and Teacher Kim Porter visit with 6th Grader, Garrett Lamb-Hart and his dad, Gary.

L-R: Park Ave. Elementary Guidance Counselor Christina Kottenstette, McDonald Marketing Manager, Nancy Fagan and Wendy McKirgan Park Ave. Administrative Assistant.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2015/11/web1_DSCN7914.jpgL-R: Park Ave. Elementary Guidance Counselor Christina Kottenstette, McDonald Marketing Manager, Nancy Fagan and Wendy McKirgan Park Ave. Administrative Assistant.

The Weaver family got into the picture with Ronald McDonald and 5th Grade teacher, Melinda Wells. Clockwise from left are Casey, Melinda Wells, Ronald, Brandon and Conor Weaver who is in the 3rd grade.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2015/11/web1_DSCN7916.jpgThe Weaver family got into the picture with Ronald McDonald and 5th Grade teacher, Melinda Wells. Clockwise from left are Casey, Melinda Wells, Ronald, Brandon and Conor Weaver who is in the 3rd grade.

Ronald McDonald got kids, parents and teachers into the picture.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2015/11/web1_DSCN7918.jpgRonald McDonald got kids, parents and teachers into the picture.

Everyone wanted a picture with Ronald McDonald! Here L-R: Hailey Wheeler, Lexi Fox and Travis Fox with Ronald. Haley’s mom is Mary Wheeler and Lexi and Travis’ mom is Penni Fox.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2015/11/web1_DSCN7909.jpgEveryone wanted a picture with Ronald McDonald! Here L-R: Hailey Wheeler, Lexi Fox and Travis Fox with Ronald. Haley’s mom is Mary Wheeler and Lexi and Travis’ mom is Penni Fox.

Twenty were on the McDonalds crew for McTeacher’s Night.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2015/11/web1_DSCN7920.jpgTwenty were on the McDonalds crew for McTeacher’s Night.

By Alberta Stojkovic

for the Morrow County Sentinel