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Prospect Mill Principal to Sleep on Roof, Again

The students of Prospect Mill Elementary School met their fundraising goals and as a reward voted to have their principal sleep on the roof as he did the year before.

What happens when you put a principal on the school roof? You get a lot of happy students.

For the second year in a row, Prospect Mill Elementary School Principal Chris Cook will make his way to the school roof for bed. Cook made a deal with his students that if they raised $12,500 he would do something "crazy," Danielle Spigler, Prospect Mill Parent Teacher Association secretary, wrote in an email to Patch.

Last year, Prospect Mill students raised more than $10,000 for playground equipment and Cook spent the night on the school roof based on a similar agreement.

This year, the PTA Laps for Learning Fundraiser pushed them over the goal by bringing in more than $12,700.

When the students surpassed their fundraising goal again this year, they proposed a number of feats for Cook to perform, but the majority submitted requests for Cook to sleep on the roof again.

"So up he goes on Thursday night, and students and families will be visiting throughout the afternoon and evening, I’m sure," Spigler wrote.

Cook will retire to the roof Thursday and remain there to greet students as they arrive on buses Friday morning.

SnakeSkin November 16, 2012 at 03:44 PM
Awesome job kids!!! I love the dedication and I'm sure all your parents are very proud!!!

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