I t’s always nice to be treated as a VIP, and last week my co-worker and friend David Wickersham and I were honored to represent the Pleasanton Express during the Pleasanton Elementary Box Tops lunch.
We have been invited to have lunch at the school as VIP guests for the past few years and parent volunteer Christel Nieschwitz organizes these visits as rewards for the students who participate in the Box Tops for Education program.
For every 10 Box Top coupons turned in, the student’s name goes in for a drawing to eat on the stage as a VIP and with weekly guests. These coupons are found on various items (cereal, snacks and paper products) and are worth 10 cents each and go towards items, equipment and improvements needed at the campus. We sat through various groups of second, third and fourth graders. They asked questions, answered questions and had their photos taken with us.
You can go online and sign up for the Pleasanton Elementary campus. By signing up you can help the school of your choice win 1,000 eBox Tops points.Visit here to sign up:www.boxtops4education.com/.
If you order through the internet with participating vendors, you can earn eBox Tops online as well. This year there were several students whose parents I know. In fact, I knew some of their grandparents and great-grandparents as well. One student looked at me with disbelief when I told him that his great grandparents had been good friends of my own parents.
The way I see it, these students are helping their school by collecting these coupons. They are truly Very Important People and it was our pleasure sharing our lunch break with them.
The students then sent us both signed thank you cards with a photo of us all. Though they thanked us for coming, I feel we should thank these kiddos for taking the time to collect the Box Tops. We also are thankful for the nice lunch, too!
SUE BROWN is the editor of the Pleasanton Express. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or write at P.O. Drawer 880, Pleasanton, TX 78064.