Homestead Elementary hits a home run at McTeacher's Night

Julie Travers
Updated 9/27/2017 5:45 PM
  • Homestead teachers work hard at the Aurora McDonald's in support of their McTeacher's Night.

    Homestead teachers work hard at the Aurora McDonald's in support of their McTeacher's Night. Courtesy of Julie Travers

Homestead Elementary School in Oswego Unit District 308 held its first McTeacher's Night on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Aurora McDonald's on Eola and hit it out of the park.

A McTeacher's Night is organized to help raise money for local schools by having teachers and staff work at McDonald's and then giving a percentage of the night's sales back to the local school.

On Sept. 26, the restaurant was taken over by teachers and staff members from Aurora school excited to serve freshly prepared meals to students and their families to raise money for Homestead PTA.

Thirty-seven teachers/staff worked from the school, including Principal Casey O'Connell who volunteered the entire night. The McTeacher's jobs included greeting guests, cleaning the lobby, working the front counter, serving drinks, clearing tables, selling apple pies and even dressing up as an apple pie.

A special thank you goes to Chris Adams who volunteered to dress up as an apple pie the entire night while families donated funds for their own delicious pie! Thank you to PTO representative Amy Pasqualini who organized the entire event. Homestead Elementary School teachers and staff worked hard and with excitement, while the families enjoyed a spectacular evening.

Homestead Elementary School plans to use the money raised to benefit teachers, students, and PTA activities.

The McTeacher' Night was courtesy of the Aurora McDonald's owner/operator, the Schmitt family. Like us on Facebook at McDonald's at 2230 S. Eola.

For more information about events provided by the Aurora McDonald's, contact Julie Travers, community relations director, at

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