(SAVANNAH, GA) – Students from four local elementary schools can expect to see their teachers behind the counter of their local McDonald’s Restaurant instead of in front of the classroom this Thursday evening.  Ronald McDonald will be busy Thursday night while he visits four different local McDonald’s in four separate "fun-raisers" for their neighborhood elementary schools. Educators are going to “work” at McDonald’s in celebration of “McTeacher’s Night”, this Thursday, March 3, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.. Teachers, administrators, and parent volunteers from May Howard Elementary, Marshpoint Elementary, Jacob G. Smith Elementary, and Hesse Elementary schools are ready to salt the fries with a smile at their local Micky D’s. Twenty percent of sales during the fundraiser will go directly to each school.  The four participating McDonald’s Restaurants are locally owned and operated by Nina Gompels. “McTeacher’s Night is a way for us to create a “fun raiser” for their programs such as a field trip, new library books, and other needs,” said Gompels. “This is the first time we’ve done a large scale McTeacher’s Night with multiple schools. We try and help create an awareness how the locally community can help out their neighborhood schools just by dining out this Thursday night– it’s a fun and easy way to support education.” McTeacher’s Night is a unique partnership that brings teachers into McDonald’s to “work,” greeting customers, taking orders, serving drinks, and, in some cases, assisting with the preparation of their favorite menu items at McDonald’s. Families of students, and other school supporters, have the opportunity to visit their neighborhood McDonald’s and see teachers, administrators, and others “wear a different hat,” all while raising money for the school. In addition, Dr Pepper has donated 4 Snapp Digital Camcorders for each school for a raffle to increase profits. Each school is also encourage to bring a tip jar for the teachers to “Hollar for a Dollar” which always delights the children. “It’s going to be a good time. The students get to interact with their teachers on a different level, and see how hard their teachers work to support their education,” said Gompels. “We have a really special group of people dedicating their time to raise money for these children, it’s inspiring.”.The folks who own and operate McDonald’s Restaurants are personally invested in helping to make their neighborhoods great places to live, because they also live, work and play in these communities too. McDonald’s Restaurants support dozens of children’s charities and family-focused organizations each year through Ronald McDonald House Charities®. Ronald McDonald will also be stopping by the restaurants to help spread school spirit:Wilmington Island (May Howard) 5:00-5:30p.m.475 Johnny Mercer Boulevard, Savannah, GA Whitemarsh Island (Marshpoint) 5:45-6:15p.m.4735 US Highway East. 600 East DeRenne Ave. (Jacob G. Smith) 6:45-7:15p.m. 6740 Waters Ave (Hesse) 7:30-8:00 p.m. About McDonald’s:McDonald’s USA, LLC, is the leading foodservice provider in the United States serving a variety of wholesome foods made from quality ingredients to millions of customers every day. More than 80 percent of McDonald’s 14,000 U.S. restaurants are independently owned and operated by local franchisees. For more information on McDonald’s visit www.mcdonalds.com or log on at any of the 10,000 Wi-Fi enabled McDonald’s U.S. restaurants.# # # For more information, please contact:Anna MauroDalton Agency/McDonald’sHouseOfAnnaM@gmail.com912.220.1382

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