Each school at USD 475 has a Parent Teacher Association or Parent Teacher Organization , a group of parents and community members that support school functions. Sheridan Elementary PTO has a popcorn fundraiser on Fridays. The students are allowed to purchase popcorn for their afternoon snack. PTO volunteers along with Marcia Bogen, secretary and Dixie Coleman, principal pop and bag the popcorn for the students to enjoy!
Fun facts about popcorn:
- Popcorn is also high in fiber, very low in fat, and contains no salt or sugar.
- A single kernel pops with such force that it can be propelled up to 3 feet in the air.
- If you laid popcorn kernels end to end from coast to coast beginning in New York City and ending in Los Angeles, it would take more than 350 million popped kernels to span the distance.