August 26, 2013 marked the first day of school for Chicago Public Schools, and Garrett Popcorn helped celebrate the fun and calm those first day jitters by surprising one lucky school with a special treat! Our Garrett crew spent the day at Altgeld Elementary, handing out complimentary bags of our Chicago Mix to children after lunch.
Altgeld Elementary is located in the Englewood community of Chicago and has approximately 700 students that range from pre-kindergarten to 8th grade. The school recently doubled in size this year and added several new programs when it merged with Wentworth Elementary, and Garrett teamed up with Principal Dina Everage and her staff to welcome new and returning students in a fun-filled way. Said Principal Everage:
It is important for us to keep a positive culture for the students here at Altgeld. When the students have fun surprises and events to get them excited, it helps increase their desire to learn, and that’s what we’re all about. We are really looking forward to a great school year!”
The afternoon was a great success, brimming with smiles and laughter as the children received their Chicago Mix. Check out a few more photos below, and good luck to all those participating in the new 2013/2014 school year everywhere!