QE students hit their targets

Students reached their LLS fundraising goals and then took aim at their principal and teachers.
Posted on 12/17/2019
Principal Dr. Michael Zackon speaks with a student who readies to hit him with a pie.By Gary Weckselblatt

After months of fundraising, Quakertown Elementary School students and teachers enjoyed the benefits of their efforts on December 17th with an assembly that included students throwing pies at their favorite educators.

Teachers Alicia Bolks and Christa Held presented Terri Dressler of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society a check for $4,000.

“I see a whole bunch of heroes,” Ms. Dressler told an assembly of students following the pie-throwing. “You did such a great job. You did so much to help others. I couldn’t be more proud of you.”

Thirteen teachers and Principal Dr. Michael Zackon were pelted with pies by students. The teachers, who seemed to enjoy the event as much as the students, included Mrs. Cararas, Ms. Conte, Mrs. Derby, Mrs. DeStefano, Mrs. Leva, Mrs. McCoy, Mr. McHugh, Mrs. McNamara, Mr. Palen, Mrs. Riedi, Mrs. Rosica, Mrs. Stefenack and Mr. Wieand, who was the beneficiary of three thrown pies!

Dr. Zackon described the school’s amazing effort as a “wonderful worthwhile fundraiser.” He credited teachers “for making this such a success” and told students “I’m so incredibly proud of you for raising a lot of money to help those who are less fortunate. Remember, holiday season is a time of giving and a time to be grateful. It’s awesome of you to help those not as fortunate as you.”

Gary Weckselblatt, QCSD Director of Communications, writes about the people and the programs that impact the Quakertown Community School District. He can be reached at 215-529-2028 or gweckselblatt@qcsd.org.
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