Woodward-Granger Elementary PTO raises over $40,000 through annual fundraiser

Allison Ullmann - Staff
Custodian Bruce Caquelin dumps a bucket of green slime on Principal Matt Brummond during the FUNrun on Sept. 21. PHOTO BY ALLISON ULLMANN/THE PERRY CHIEF

Green slime was flying everywhere outside of the Woodward-Granger Elementary School on Friday, Sept. 21.

Cups filled with the green slime were handed out to around 80 W-G Elementary students. The students then took turns climbing up a ladder to dump the contents on the head of Elementary Principal Matt Brummond.

Brummond paid some of the students back by shaking his head and splattering them with the slime.

The chance to slime Brummond was just one of the prizes won by the W-G students during the W-G Elementary/Early Learning Center FUNrun on Sept. 21. The FUNrun capped the annual W-G Elementary PTO fundraiser, which raised around $40,500.

Donation logs were sent home with the elementary students at the end of August. Students then asked community members for pledges for the FUNrun, a mini ninja-warrior style course that wound around the school grounds.

Students who raised $200 during the W-G Elementary PTO fundraiser got the chance to slime Brummond. Other prizes included a Subway party, VIP pre-party, sno cones and more.

PTO President Angie Sebastian said in an earlier interview that every dollar raised through the FUNrun goes to the PTO. Those dollars are then used for field trips, teacher stipends, school supplies and more.

Last year’s FUNrun brought in around $28,000. That number climbed to around $40,500 this year. Part of those funds will be used to purchase new playground equipment for the Early Learning Center.

“The community did a great job supporting us this year,” said Jackie Frost, PTO member. “Hats off to the kids and the community.”