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.
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.”