Principal Christopher Hartland isn’t spending the last day before winter break in his office.
Instead, Hartland is spending the day camped out on Central School’s roof.
Hartland challenged the fourth and fifth graders in his school to collect 2,011 food items for the Yuletide Hunger Program, promising that if they did, he’d spend an entire school day on the roof.
They went above the mark, collecting nearly 2,400 items, he said.
Hartland’s tent was set up on a part of the roof near a couple of open hall windows in the school. He said the cold wasn’t really getting to him, and that people had been stopping by to bring hot chocolate and a warm lunch.
“It’s gone quite well so far,” he said, shortly after noon.