UNION, NJ – Washington School’s principal had pie on his face last week.  And a lot of it.

On Friday, Washington School students had a chance to throw whipped cream pies in the face of Principal Thomas Matthews at their Relay for Life Mini Relay Day to raise money for Union’s Relay for Life.  For $1, students received a plate full of whipped cream, took aim and hurled it at Matthews’ face.

For another dollar, students could buy a piece of colorful duct tape and help tape Vice Principal Laurie Roof to the front door of the school.

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Principal Matthews said students at Washington School raised over $1,100 for Relay for Life during the pie throw/taping event and almost $7,000 for the cause to date.

“Mrs. Roof and I couldn’t be prouder of our students,” said Matthews.  "Every day they continue to amaze us.  Instilling in them compassion, empathy, kindness and charity are just as important for a successful, meaningful and fulfilling life as is teaching them academics.”