GHS Headmaster Takes a Pie in the Face for Fun and Charity

Mr. Piotrzkowski ready to honor the winning houses in the annual Thanksgiving penny wars and food drive at Greenwich High School. Nov 21, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Jake Mondschein and James Sosa ready to pie Mr. Piotrzkowski after their houses won the the annual Thanksgiving penny wars and food drive at Greenwich High School. Nov 21, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Jake Mondschein and James Sosa pied Mr. Piotrzkowski after their houses won the the annual Thanksgiving penny wars and food drive at Greenwich High School. Nov 21, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

This week the Roots & Shoots Club’s efforts were celebrated in unique fashion.

After two weeks of collecting both food donations and pennies, the club delivered Thanksgiving meals to needy families in town. The total food donations were nearly 2,700 items and the Penny Wars fundraiser raised over $2,000.

The schools’s food collection competition was won by Cantor House with 800 items. They chose junior Jake Mondschein to pie the headmaster on Wednesday at lunchtime.

The house with the most pennies was Folsom, and they selected junior James Sosa.

On Wednesday GHS interim headmaster Rick Piotrzkowski fulfilled his promise, and at around noon the custodians taped a plastic circle to the floor.

Kathleen Mendez, advisor to Roots & Shoots, came through with two pie plates and two cans of Ready Whip. A crowd gathered and a final countdown was shouted before Jake and James rushed to Mr. Piotrzkowski with pies.

“This is a great,” Mr. Piotrzkowski said afterward. “It’s for a great cause and 125 families received Thanksgiving meals. And it’s fun.”

Jake Mondschein and James Sosa pied Mr. Piotrzkowski after their houses won the the annual Thanksgiving penny wars and food drive at Greenwich High School. Nov 21, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Jake Mondschein and James Sosa pied Mr. Piotrzkowski after their houses won the the annual Thanksgiving penny wars and food drive at Greenwich High School. Nov 21, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Jake Mondschein and James Sosa pied Mr. Piotrzkowski after their houses won the the annual Thanksgiving penny wars and food drive at Greenwich High School. Nov 21, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Jake Mondschein and James Sosa pied Mr. Piotrzkowski after their houses won the the annual Thanksgiving penny wars and food drive at Greenwich High School. Nov 21, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

On Wednesday interim headmaster Rick Piotrzkowski got pied by students to honor the winning houses in the annual Thanksgiving penny wars and food drive at Greenwich High School. Nov 21, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

On Wednesday interim headmaster Rick Piotrzkowski got pied by students to honor the winning houses in the annual Thanksgiving penny wars and food drive at Greenwich High School. Nov 21, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

On Wednesday Jake Mondschein and James Sosa got to pie interim headmaster Rick Piotrzkowski after their houses won the the annual Thanksgiving penny wars and food drive at Greenwich High School. Nov 21, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

On Wednesday interim headmaster Rick Piotrzkowski got pied by students to honor the winning houses in the annual Thanksgiving penny wars and food drive at Greenwich High School. Nov 21, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager