Eight Robinwood Elementary students got a treat on Wednesday, Nov. 13 when they left the school in a Fab stretch limo along with Principal Don Robinson.
According to Robinson, every fall the PTA has a fundraiser. Students can sell a variety of items to raise money that will cover PTA programs for the entire year.
"As an incentive, we offered a limo ride and lunch," Robinson said.
Photo by J.T. Whitehouse, Town Crier
Preparing for their limo ride and lunch with the principal are, in front, Robinwood Lane first-grader Alexis Davis, kindergarteners John Bialik, Gabriella Schubert, and Desstre Combs, and in back, fourth-grader Gabriel Dorn, third-graders Dylan Lowe, Paige Culler, and Allen Nguyen, and Robinwood Principal Don Robinson.
When a student reached a certain amount in sales, their names were placed into a box. A drawing was held and eight names were drawn for the ride and lunch. Winners included kindergarteners Desstre Combs, John Bialik, and Gabriella Schubert, third-graders Allen Nguyen, Paige Culler, and Dylan Lowe, fourth-grader Gabriel Dorn, and first-grader Alexis Davis.
The students got to board a Fab stretch limousine at 11 a.m. and go for a ride with Robinson. They stopped at Pizza Hut for lunch, the continued to ride around a little before returning to the school.
The PTA made roughly $6,000 from the student sales and are covered for the school year.
While the PTA fundraiser had wrapped up, Robinson had one of his own. He held a cookie dough sale to raise money for the principal's fund. This is a fund that Robinson can use at his discretion to help students. With the proceeds from the sales, he has purchased student folders and homework books. He also bought a computer reading program and purchased headphones for the students that they can keep all their years at Robinwood.
"It helps parents out when I can provide something the kids need," Robinson said.
He also uses some of the funds for student activities. It helps cover the cost of the bouncers brought in at the end of the school year for a fun day event.
As an incentive for the cookie dough sales, Robinson got a box of rubber monkey key chains. The monkeys are different colors with various expressions.
"For every two tubs of cookie dough sold, the student could come to the office and select a rubber monkey from the box," Robinson said. "There are 20 different ones and some of the kids are actually collecting them."