LANSING, Ill. (October 10, 2023) – Oak Glen Elementary school and the Lansing McDonald’s partnered in mid-September to present “McTeacher’s Night.” Twenty-two teachers and staff from the school worked at McDonald’s to sell Apple Pies.
Oak Glen Principal Michael Earnshaw said the night was a success, and said, “We had staff members walking around with a tray all night asking if anyone would like to buy [an apple pie].”
According to District 158 Superintendent Nathan Schilling, Oak Glen teachers and staff sold 512 pies throughout the event, totaling $1,100 — all of which of which goes to the school.
Lansing McDonald’s owner Jose Gutierrez helped make the event happen, and was present throughout the night to assist. Also present at the event was Sgt. Dana Tatgenhorst from the Lansing Police Department.
Earnshaw said, “The money is going to be used to fund initiatives that will positively impact Oak Glen students.”
He also said the partnership between Oak Glen and McDonald’s was a first, but “it definitely won’t be the last.”