Oregon City students raise funds for part time P.E. teacher
Students at McLoughlin Elementary now have physical education twice as often thanks to a school-wide fundraiser that allowed the school to hire a part-time P.E. teacher.
Families sold cookie dough to raise the funds to expanding physical education from once a week to twice a week. Before the fundraiser, students had a single session of P.E. taught by their classroom teacher.
"The research is clear: when kids get more exercise, their stress levels are reduced and they learn better," said Principal Candice Henkin. "I'm grateful our community stepped up to support more physical education for all our students."
Top student fundraisers were rewarded with a limousine ride to lunch at a local restaurant.