Daniel Boone Kicks Off the Fourth Quarter Strong – And Mr. Armour Kisses a pig!

Posted on 03/29/2017
Daniel Boone Kicks Off the Fourth Quarter Strong – And Mr. Armour Kisses a pig!

At Daniel Boone Elementary, the school gathers for an assembly at the beginning of each quarter to recognize student accomplishments. The spring assembly had a few additional elements, impressive milestones that would not have been attained without the generous help of students, their families, and the Daniel Boone PTO.

Throughout the school year, the PTO planned events and fundraisers such as trivia nights, pizza sales, and even a mouse race. Since the parents are so involved with Daniel Boone, and because they understand the needs of the school, the PTO was able to raise $27,000! The money will be used to purchase Google Chromebooks to replace aging devices, and allow the school to maintain the one-to-one ratio of devices to students. These funds will also help build a new ADA-compliant playground, and provide teachers with additional classroom necessities.

“We’re so impressed with the accomplishments of our students and our families,” said Armour. “Without their fundraising efforts, we wouldn’t have been able to ensure these fundamental devices for our students. Chromebooks help our students complete research, work on assignments, facilitate online learning, and collaborate with other students and their teachers on assignments.”

“This wouldn’t have been possible if it hadn’t been for the parents,” said PTO Co-President Susan Goetch. “We have awesome parents that give and truly care about the needs of their children. They usually step up to the plate, and play their part in contributing to the success of their children and their community.”

“I’m really excited about the new swings,” said third grader Luke Knickmeyer. “I’ll be in fourth grade next year so I’m really happy I’ll have a new playground by then.”

In addition, Principal Kevin Armour had promised to kiss a pig if students and their families also raised more than $600 for the Francis Howell School District (FHSD) Special Olympics, which (of course) they did! True to his word, Armour puckered up and smooched the swine, but it was a small price to pay for the proud principal.

“We’re excited to have raised just over $650 for the Special Olympics,” said Dr. Armour. “This is just another demonstration to show how much our community cares about the importance of programs like this. Plus they really wanted to see me dress up like a farmer and kiss a pig!” 

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