On Tuesday, March 4th, the
York High School Autism Society held a very successful McTeacher's Night at the
McDonald's on York Rd. in North Elmhurst. Teachers took over the restaurant
serving up delicious meals to students and families to raise money for the
Autism Society of Illinois. Many teachers worked very hard. The McTeacher jobs
included; drive-thru teachers, greeters, teachers cleaning the lobby, front
counter teachers, drink teachers, teachers clearing tables, and teachers
singing for tips. Teachers working included the following: Mrs. Griganavicius,
Mrs. Mucci-Yasdick, Mr. Westendorf, Mrs. Westendorf, Mr. Caputo, Mr. Giuliani,
Mr. Shah, Ms. Bhimji, Mrs. Stipe, Ms. Wilk, Mrs. McKay and Mrs. Gallivan. York
had it all covered, and the families all had a great time. Lots of students,
teachers, families and friends came out to support the school despite the
frigid temperatures. Students came to see their teachers work at
McDonald's and support the Autism Society. Students also came to hear a special
performance by the rock band, "They Found Us". A special
appearance by Ronald McDonald helped make this fundraiser a memorable evening.
Students enjoyed taking pictures with Ronald. It was a great night! Ronald's appearance
was courtesy of the North Elmhurst McDonald's owner/operator, Trisha Hall.
McTeacher's Night for York would not have been possible without the
coordination of the event by McTeacher Elizabeth Gallivan, who is a Special Ed
teacher at York and the staff member for the York Autism Society. For more
information about events provided by the North Elmhurst McDonald's contact the
North Elmhurst McDonald's Community Relations Director, Julie.Travers@comcast.net.
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