CRANFORD - This past May, Brookside Place School Principal Michael Klimko issued a challenge to the elementary school: collect 4,000 Box Tops for education, and the classes with the most tops collected could duct tape him to the gym wall.

The school rose to the challenge and collected 4,145 Box Tops. On Tuesday, June 24th, they gathered in the gymnasium to tape him down. Led by Ms. Nicole Halkias' fifth grade students, who brought in a record 575 box tops, they each took turns applying a piece of tape over Mr. Klimko. Two retiring teachers also took part in the festivities.

The Brookside Place School PTA raised just under $2,000 during the 2018-2019 school year through the Box Tops for Education Program.