By: Zachary Hockenberry
Every month, large crowds of students line up outside the 285 Suite. Some kids even leave class just to get a spot on line.
This is because the Parent Teacher Association schedules an ice cream sundae fundraiser once a month.
“Who doesn’t want ice cream? Even in February,” said student Danielle Camche.
That seems to be the general consensus. There’s been a lot of student enthusiasm towards the ice cream sundae sale, however most of them don’t know what the money raised is used for.
According to PTA recording secretary, Ms. Fran Rock, the PTA has been able to fund numerous departments in the school using the ice cream money. She said that the PTA has been able to make between $1,500 and $1,700 a month making a profit margin of $1,200 to $1,400.
“We have been able to fund special education, dance, science and other departments,” said Ms. Rock.
Assistant Principal of Science Carlos Reyes said the PTA has helped the science department with extra funding to buy supplies.
“The PTA has supplied us with Arduino boards, robotics kits and sensors,” said Mr. Reyes. “We have been looking to branch out. We have been getting involved in STEM and Seaperch and it has given us prizes in competitions.”
For the students, it’s more the delicious ice cream rather than the money the school raises that gets them eating it – even on a cold day.
“I love all the different topping options,” said Camche. “They have Fruity Pebbles, Captain Crunch, Oreo crunch, sprinkles and a lot more.”
Freshmen Larry Neidorf said he likes how cheap the sundae is, but would change a few things for the next ice cream sale.
“You get a sundae for only two dollars,” said Neidorf. “But they need to add strawberry as an option.”