PES Holds Supper to Help Students

Photo: The baked bean supper on Thursday at Princeton Elementary School also had a Chinese Auction full of fun things to win for both kids and parents. (Photo by Kaileigh Deacon).

By Kaileigh Deacon

 In today’s school, technology has become an important part of classroom materials. For a lot of small schools this has become a challenge when it comes to purchasing the needed technology. Princeton Elementary School has come up with a unique way of helping close this gap. 

Every year the school holds a dinner to help raise money for the purchase of technology for the school and classrooms. Previous years it has been a spaghetti supper but this year they changed things up and hosted a baked bean supper. All the food for the supper was donated, prepared, and served by the teachers and staff at Princeton Elementary School. In addition to the supper, there was also a Chinese Auction held in the gym. All the items were donated by the staff, local businesses, and other supporters. 

“The teachers are the reason we do this every year,” Principal Charity Williams said. “They think it’s important to provide technology to our students.” With the continually growing numbers at Princeton Elementary school and constantly changing technology fundraisers like this one play a part in closing the financial gap. The nearly $1500 raised on Thursday will go toward helping buy iPads for the lower grades and Google Chrome Books for the upper grades. 

 Events like this show how great things can happen when the school and community come together to support each other. This was a great evening of fun and food for family and friends of the school. 

Princeton Elementary School stayed open late on Thursday night to hosted a baked bean supper. All the money from the event goes toward helping purchase technology for the school to use with their growing number of students. Pictured is grade two teacher Carrie Cilley serving up food. (Photo by Kaileigh Deacon).