Independence Principal Hangs Out on School Roof as “Elf on the Shelf”

St. John School in Independence had a life-sized “Elf on the Shelf” on the school roof Wednesday.

Principal Jim Gieryng challenged students to raise 500 dollars for Pennies for Patients and, if they did, he promised to dress up as an “Elf on a Shelf” and sit on top of the school’s roof.

The students surpassed that goal, raising over 900 dollars for Pennies for Patients for the second time this year.

He spent a couple hours up on the roof, greeting students as they arrived at school Wednesday morning.