McTeacher’s Night at McDonald’s to Support Mountain View Elementary

March 5, 2014 16:00 pm · 30 comments


Support Mountain View Elementary School in Concord!

Their principal, Brent Brinkerhoff and their teachers will be serving food during McTeacher’s Night Tonight from 4:00pm to 7:00pm.

20% of sales will be donated to the school.

McDonald’s is located at 4550 Clayton Rd. in Concord.

Hump Day March 5, 2014 at 4:51 PM

Support Mt. View Elementary! I hope this event is successful!

anon March 5, 2014 at 4:54 PM

Does that include the drive up?

The4thBore March 5, 2014 at 5:10 PM

I’m a fan of the cause, but please choose a different company to work with.. Talk about mixed messaging when a PE teacher serves up a big mac to the same kid he scolds for slacking in the lap around the track.

Support your local businesses schools!

mom March 5, 2014 at 5:16 PM

Too late an announcement for me tonight. Could you post earlier in the day, or the day before for this type of fundraiser? March 5, 2014 at 5:39 PM

Just found out about it this afternoon.

Isn't this contradictory March 5, 2014 at 5:36 PM

to the nutritional message we should be sending to our children?

mom March 5, 2014 at 5:42 PM

Figured it might be the school that spread the word too late … Thanks, Mr. Mayor! March 5, 2014 at 5:44 PM

You’re welcome. Thanks for reading.

Ted K., SuperMax March 5, 2014 at 5:42 PM

@3… Yes, yes it is.

But so long as it makes money the teachers’ union doesn’t care. All that matters is that little Johnny and Jill attend school to keep up the numbers and the school and school district get their cut from the State. It doesn’t matter whether they learn anything or not.

Hypocrisy at its finest!

No, you need not thank me for the reality check.

n/a March 5, 2014 at 5:46 PM

How gross

I had Meaty Wings yesterday March 5, 2014 at 6:29 PM

actually, not bad. Real chicken, not that grindered and molded crap in nuggets. Maybe I’ll run over and get some more.

The Realist March 5, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Ya know, if everyone of principle and fine moral upstanding boycotted everything that was bad for themselves or their neighborinos….

Too Bad March 5, 2014 at 6:41 PM

This is crazy. Totally wrong message and it’s not even real food.

Concord Resident March 5, 2014 at 6:43 PM

McDonald’s is disgusting and what a bad message to send to our children, McD’s is sure to get more out of this “fundraiser” by brainwashing our children into thinking this food is healthy to insure our futures generation to buying into it instead of teaching the truth. This is all about money and not solely for charity…

@8 right on the spot… I actually had a teacher say to me “you know every time you don’t show up the school system does not get 20 dollars” I said give me 10 of it and I will show up every day lol never happened.

Joe Blow March 5, 2014 at 7:02 PM

I guess they have to raise money any way they can, but how sad they have to go through one of the biggest corporations in the USA that is daily poisoning the down and out with their processed crap! Isn’t it ironic that you can get a “whole meal” for $1 at mickey d’s,,,but can not get a head of organic broccoli for less?

MadMom March 5, 2014 at 7:20 PM

You know, McDonald’s isn’t the villain here. There are healthy choices. Also, I bet if you asked the students where they’d like to go…they’d say Mickey D’s.

Mountain View is a terrific school and I believe the new principal is doing a great job.

Schools wouldn't have to do this.... March 5, 2014 at 7:33 PM

if corporations like McDonalds weren’t constantly figuring out new ways to cheat the federal and local governments out of taxes.

Joe Blow March 5, 2014 at 7:35 PM

uh, there are healthy choices, just not as affordable! May I suggest viewing ” Super Size Me” then explain how the McDonalds corp is not poisoning America??? Yes we all have and make choices, but when they sell crack meals for $1 on every street corner of America……

Momo March 5, 2014 at 7:40 PM

Most of the posters on here need a chill pill. Nothing wrong with having a little fun once in a while. I went and got a cheeseburger, small French fries and a soda. Doubt I’m going to drop dead from it.

The one March 5, 2014 at 7:44 PM

The message to the kids: mcdonalds is fine as a treat. But it’s not a healthy choice to eat on a regular basis.

Not to mention this: there is a large portion if mountain views population that lives in the apartments right behind mcdonalds. They rarely have an opportunity to contribute to the school financially, and many of them frequent the restaurant regularly already.

I see no problem with this annual fundraiser.

Kathleen March 5, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Hey come on, McDonald’s is a straight shot down Thornwood from Mountain View. It’s for the kids!

Most of Mountain View kids live in Bishop Park, Bishop Estates, the old Springwood (Thornwood, etc.), Glazier Dr., Wilson, and the zone ended at Denkinger Rd.

Went there awhile back, and none of the kids there lived in the apts. behind McDonald’s. When I was there, the school zone didn’t cross Clayton Rd. It might now, but it would be a very small portion, because there are so many houses in that area. I never met anyone who lived in an apt!

The area was comfortable middle class (college educated), most of my friends had pools (so did we). Kids got cars for their 16th birthday, including my brothers and I. The parents had no problem supporting the school financially, as well as volunteering.

Concord has changed. Not sure what’s going on now.

Clayton Pete March 6, 2014 at 6:56 AM

Holy God above, some of the comments here are…just… I’m at a loss for words.

There is NOTHING wrong with eating McDonald’s every rare once in a while. Clearly, it is not (for the most part) health food and should not be consumed every day (or even every week, probably), but as an occasional treat, it is fine.
If your kid is a fatty, it’s not from just eating 1 McD’s hamburger and a small fry last month.

ACC March 6, 2014 at 8:12 AM

This is absolutely disgusting. Promoting fast food this way. I’m flabbergasted. The idea is to move our population away from this chemically laden, fake, GMO food. I can’t believe this. I don’t care what the cause.

Wow, really? March 6, 2014 at 8:33 AM

McDonald’s wants to donate a big chunk of change to the schools and people are pissing and moaning about it because they don’t serve health food? Now I’ve heard everything.

I don’t see a whole line of businesses waiting to donate money, so maybe you shouldn’t be quite so self-righteous.

Cowellian March 6, 2014 at 8:39 AM

ACC, I’m not nearly as bothered by this as you are, but I’m glad to see you posting.

have a soda with that March 6, 2014 at 5:11 PM

no, no, no
how can schools approve this fundraiser – promoting fast food? What kind of message are we sending here? It is ok to eat fast food because they give us money? Bad, bad, bad choice!
I agree – McDonalds is not the villain here, it’s the school that is the villain!
and no – there are no good choices at McDonalds

Enfield303 March 9, 2014 at 8:27 PM

@Ivsongshui #27

What does this have anything to do with this topic?

Lisa March 9, 2014 at 9:37 PM

I attended Mountain View Elementary in the late 60’s, early 70’s, and I’m glad to see how many hits this thread got. More than usual on a fund raiser thread. I hope this event was very successful!

I found #27 “rather interesting.” A former Mountain View grad logging in from North Korea?

This is the internet. You never know!

For all the people who are knocking fast food. I think they’re just looking for an excuse to complain. As long as it’s “every once in a while.” Where else would you hold a fundraiser for elementary school kids? The St. Francis Hotel in SF or perhaps the Mark Hopkins?

Connie Dobbs March 13, 2014 at 8:32 PM

I have a sudden urge to buy a portable jaw crusher.

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