NEWTON, NJ – It was not exactly the way most people would like to start their day.  The principal and assistant principal at Halsted Middle School got hit pie in the face, not once but three times on Thursday morning.

It was for a good cause.  The fifth grade at Halsted had won the opportunity to ‘pie the principals’ by recording the most acts of kindness with about 80 percent participation.  The checklist of acts of kindness was a resource from The Center for Prevention and Counseling.  In advance of the challenge, each class chose the administrators’ challenge that would be their prize. 

Principal Krisiti Green and Assistant Principal Angela Dunbar sat in chairs in the middle of the stage as the three pairs of fifth grade students were called to the stage to represent their classmates, throwing the pies. 

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The entire fifth grade was in the auditorium.  Other sixth, seventh and eighth grade children earned a seat for the event by having made a donation to the new Halsted Street School’s food pantry. 

Guidance Counselor Chris Boyle conducted the event and explained they would repeat the acts of kindness challenge “every other month or so” offering opportunities for the other grades to win.