Gustafson gets a MAD idea

Ms. Gustafson stands with the donation bucket after a successful picnic. The group raised over $200.

Ms. Gustafson stands with the donation bucket after a successful picnic. The group raised over $200.

“Whoo-whoo,” Ms. Gustafson cheered while counting the money.

MAD week is in full swing, and teachers are doing their part. Gustafson decided to host a little “Brown Bag” picnic outside in the back of the school with students in order to raise more money for Heritage’s sister school in Kabala.

“I think we spend a lot of money on going out to eat, and yet they don’t even have enough money to buy food for their homes,” she says.

The group sat on blankets and brought their lunch from home, donating money into the bucket that was originally intended to purchase fast food. They were shooting to raise $100 from the picnic, and instead they doubled their goal with more than $200 and over 35 people in attendance.

Students and teachers met during fourth hour on Thursday in order to continue to raise money fro MAD Week.

Students and teachers met during fourth hour on Thursday in order to continue to raise money for MAD Week.

“We would meet our MAD Week goal if half the student body gave the amount that they spend on lunch, which is around $7,” Gustafson explains.

Board games broke out as students and teachers enjoyed the beautiful weather. Ms. De Vries sang segments from Pharrell’s song “Happy,” while eating with her colleagues as Mr. Ubowski jokingly assisted in the espionage of an intense game of Battleship.

The collection jar was filling up as students circulated back into the school from the scene. The hour ended and was quite a success, further helping Heritage meet their goal to build more classrooms for the sister school.

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