Principal to Shave Head in Honor of Exceeding Goal
This Halloween promises to be a little hairy at Scotch Elementary.
Principal James Scrivo, who vowed to shave his head bald if the students reached their 2011 FunD Run goal, is sticking to his promise. He will go “under the blade” at a school-wide assembly Monday, Oct. 31 at 10 a.m. with the students actually cutting his hair. The catch is the students don’t know about this hairy surprise.
The FunD Run, which was held September 28, is the PTO’s largest fund-raiser. The PTO will use the money the kids earned running laps to purchase leading-edge classroom technology and fund multiple character education initiatives that target bullying.
“We’re so proud of how the students at Scotch worked together to achieve this goal,” Scrivo explained. “I feel honored to have my head shaved bald after watching them work so hard.”
Besides watching their principal lose his locks, the students will discover who won the drawing for a Nook reading tablet, with one winner per grade, as well as the coveted “Principal of the Day” or “Vice Principal of the Day” award given to those who received the most pledges. Scrivo also will reveal the winners of the free gym class, lunch with a teacher and other similar prizes.
“I guarantee this will be one of the more memorable assemblies they will ever attend,” Scrivo added.
Scotch Elementary, a National Exemplary School in the West Bloomfield School District, serves more than 700 children in grades 2-5.