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Wagnon On the Wall: CES PTO Puts the Fun in Fundraising

Jan 08, 2016 01:34PM ● By Audrey Sellers

It was brisk outside this morning, but the chilly air didn’t bother the kids at Carroll Elementary School (CES). They were too pumped up about duct taping Principal Stacy Wagnon to the wall. It was all for a good cause, of course. It was the exciting kickoff to the PTO’s spring fundraising event, Totally Back to the 80s.

Students, teachers and parents could buy a strip of duct tape for $5 a piece. Altogether, more than 500 strips of tape were purchased, bringing in more than $2,500 for PTO funds that will be used to purchase new classroom technology, provide special programs, annual teacher grants, staff development programs and classroom supplies.

“Ms. Wagnon is the duct tape that holds this school community together,” PTO President Susan Berlew said in a press release. “She is always supportive of our PTO efforts and appreciative of the money raised to help our children learn and grow.”

It’s certainly not every day kids get to duct tape their principal to the wall, and there were understandably some mixed emotions at CES’ first duct-taping event. “Most of the children were excited and had a blast,” says Wagnon. “We had a few who were apprehensive and could not believe I was taped. I had several apologies as they were sticking on tape.”

As for being stuck to the wall, Wagnon says it was actually easier than she anticipated. “The weight of the tape and the inability to move—I was a little surprised with that,” she adds.

CES PTO’s Spring Fundraiser will take place March 5 at the Trophy Club Country Club. The evening, which is sure to be “super-awesome,” will include a live and silent auction, dinner and dancing along with prizes and surprises. All funds raised will support CES. Click here to purchase tickets.