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March 8, 2013

McDonald’s in Three Rivers hosts ‘McTeacher’s Night’ to benefit Eastside Elementary School in Constantine

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Written by: Bruce Snook
Kitchen Tour at McDonald's

McDonald’s in Three Rivers hosted a ‘McTeacher’s Night’ on Wednesday (March 6) to benefit Eastside Elementary School in Constantine.

Shown here is the ‘early crew’ – Barb Wittenberg, LaNae Yager, Shanna Gableman, Stacey Cooper, Andrea Muckel and Sheree Sorensen.  (Click on photo to enlarge)

McDonald’s donated ten percent of the earnings – drive-thru included – between 4 and 8 p.m.  Eastside received $403.73 which it will use for its Bucket Filling Program.

Teacher volunteers walked around selling cookies for one dollar.

Children were offered a free tour of the kitchen during which a McDonald’s employee showed students an area where food is prepared.  According to Eastside Principal Jessica Barth, students liked the walk-in cooler area the best.

Here’s the ‘late night crew’ – Nathan Schuler, Kyle Nettleman, Stacey Cooper, Mandy Reed, Sheree Sorensen, Ashley Warnement and Jared Hubbard.  (Click on photo to enlarge)

Bucket Fillers is a program to reinforce positive behavior and is based on the book “Have Your Filled a Bucket Today?’

Source:  Story contributed by Angie Birdsall, photos by Jessica Barth.

One Comment

  1. Angie Birdsall

    The Bucket Fillers program has been enthusiastically received by students at staff at Constantine Schools. The website for more information is:
    A comment taken off a website: “This year we are enthusiastically introducing a new character development program called Bucket Filling. Bucket Filling is an easy-to-understand concept: Everyone carries an invisible bucket that holds our good thoughts and feelings. When our buckets are full, we feel happy and when our buckets are empty, we feel sad. Children quickly understand that they can fill buckets when they do and say things that are kind, considerate, caring, and respectful. They also learn that when they are mean, inconsiderate, uncaring, or disrespectful, they dip into buckets and remove those good feelings. Even the youngest child understands that actions and words can either fill a bucket or dip into it.
    During this school year we are encouraging, reminding, and recognizing everyone’s efforts to be bucket fillers at home, at school, and everywhere they go. We are excited about this new program and look forward to your support!”

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