Bob Kelly, traffic reporter for the “Good Day” program on Fox 29 News Channel, Phila., made a televised visit Dec. 19 to Pope John Paul II Regional School, Willingboro, shining a spotlight on the school’s multiple class-generated fundraisers that involved creativity – and slime. [[In-content Ad]]
“When these students got word that their school was going to close, they said ‘no, way!’” Kelly announced on his program segment “Kelly’s Classroom.” “Every grade came up with an idea to help raise money to keep the school open.”
Genesis, a fifth-grader who has attended PJPIIRS since preschool, started GEM Slime – a group made up of Genesis and two close friends who sell individual containers of homemade slime.
“My school has given me so much, and I wanted to help raise the necessary funds,” Genesis said.
Acquiescing to the chants of the entire student body, Kelly good-naturedly agreed to get “slimed,” while the school cheered. Other class fundraisers included selling candy, pencils, hoagies and homemade Christmas ornaments, as well as movie basket raffles, purchasing dress down days, a roller skating outing and a family Star Wars Day.