Tecler students pie their teachers for a good cause

June 15, 2017

What student wouldn’t want to pie their teacher in the face? That’s exactly what four Tecler students got to do at the 3rd Annual Pie-A-Teacher event.

All Tecler teachers had their names put on jars that were lined up in the cafeteria. For two weeks, the students brought in monetary donations for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and put the money in the jar of the teacher they wanted to see get pied.

Each day the money was counted and a graph showing the latest results was updated by the event organizer and second grade teacher Mr. Andrew Brown. At the end of the two weeks, the four teachers with the most money in their jars were the lucky winners.

On Monday, June 12, the entire school gathered on the lawn for one the most anticipated days of the year. Miss Danielle Dygon, Mr. Greg Dillon, Mrs. Ashley Deso, and Mrs. Heather Mello were all called down to their chairs to get some whipped cream smashed in their faces by four students of their choice.

The students raised a record total of $965.84 and with help from Mrs. Mello’s family, the final total reached $1,000.84.

All of the money goes directly to the Northeast New York Chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation to help grant the wishes of local sick children.

So how did the Pie-A-Teacher event come about?

“I’ve always had an interest in helping Make-A-Wish and I was looking for a way to unite the school,” Mr. Brown explained. “I buy the Make-A-Wish angels around Christmas but I really wanted to do more.”

Tecler students have now raised more than $2,000 from this event over the years.