Sutter School Students Duct Tape Principal to the Wall
By Cynthia Cheng
Every Friday, at Sutter Elementary School, the school community gathers for Froggy Friday, a spirit rally where the school celebrates student successes. During each Froggy Friday, the crowd breaks into a spirited rendition of The Sutter Bunch Song, with lyrics by Kathy Strach and George Casem: “It’s the story of Sutter students/Who were looking for a school year full of fun...” Sure to kick off the aforementioned “school year full of fun” was the duct-taping of Michael Fong, principal of Sutter Elementary School, to a wall on Friday, Sept. 25.
“I don’t mind being duct-taped because it’s for a good cause.” Fong says. “I’m willing to do anything for the school to support the children, the teachers, and the school community. Deb Davi is our child nutrition services employee and she’s also a Sutter parent. It was her idea to tape me to the wall.”
“Every class made coin donations as part of the Scholastic coin drive. Scholastic matches the donations and buys books for kids in need,” says Yvonne Hirsch, school PTA president. “Mrs. Burke’s class collected the most coins and so they won the opportunity to tape the principal to the wall for winning the challenge. It’s a fun way to support literacy.”
The revenue from the school’s Scholastic book fair, from Sept. 14-18, was a whopping $9663.51. Separate from that, the change jars collected from the classes totaled $922.82. Of that amount, Kelly Burke’s third grade class raised $238.52...
Paleo Diet Advisor Gives Food Talk at Northside Library
By Cynthia Cheng
A tangerine and a bag of assorted nuts, part of the paleo diet, greeted guests at a recent food talk and culinary demonstration at Northside Library on Tuesday, Sept. 29. “Our mission is to help people find healthy food around them,” says Kendra McPhee, community advisor for Tasteful. “At Tasteful, we try to guide people toward eating healthier food. Paleo cooking is centered around the concept of eating real food- fresh ingredients that haven’t been processed or packaged. The paleo diet includes foods that can be hunted and gathered, such as vegetables, nuts and seeds, meats, eggs and fruit...