When walking the halls of Covington School you wouldn’t normally see kids decked out in their comfiest pajamas, but recently you could. It was all in an effort to get the younger students involved in the Meals From the Heart Dinner at our local Ronald McDonald house. Students at Covington are not old enough to participate in cooking for the March 13 event so they decided to give in another way – and it paid off.
“I think this project empowers students to be better citizens by making them more aware of local charities and their power to help others in their own communities,” said Olivia Taylor, a third grade teacher at Covington.
The PTO started a fundraiser for the event, if students brought in a donation to cover the cost of food, they were allowed to wear pajamas on a designated “fun day.” In all Covington School donated $518.00 to the Ronald McDonald house which will cover the cost of the dinner plus a few items from the Ronald McDonald wish list like paper towels.
“It was a wonderful cause and I am so proud of our contribution to Ronald McDonald House,” said Principal Kelly Zimmerman.