Student Council is sponsoring a coin drive for the people of Nepal as they recover from two earthquakes. From May 20th to June 3rd, students are encouraged to bring change to their classrooms. Thank you for helping to support people in need!~ contributed by Cheri Lookner, Student Council Representative______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________New Council Members
Calling all fourth and fifth graders! Student Council needs new representatives for our spring term! Interested in joining? Show us what you can do to help show spirit for our school community! Write a speech to show your ideas and read it to your class! More details will be coming soon!
Here’s a sneak peek on what WE have done as part of Student Council! We came up with ideas to promote our school’s awesomeness! One of the ideas we came up with was Patriot’s Spirit Day to show we supported our favorite New England team! Students and teachers at Countryside wore red, white, and blue to show their support the Friday before Super Bowl. Also, we joined Terracycle to help our school and the environment! Using our artistic talents and skills, we decorated boxes to put in YOUR classroom! We also got a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be the ones in charge of running the Martin Luther King Jr. assembly and we got the opportunity to lead it! Another extravagant thing we did was, at the beginning of the term, we wrote self-profiles, took pictures, and hung them on the bulletin board so YOU could know us better. Read more about our work on this site.
If what we do sounds fun to you, make sure that your teacher knows and be sure to TRY IT OUT!
Student Council representatives had a lot of fun planning the Martin Luther King, Jr. assembly. When do students ever get the chance to plan an assembly for their school? NEVER!!! Well, the members of Student Council did! We directed and planned the assembly and spoke in front of the whole school. Grade levels read chorally about Martin Luther King, Jr.’s values, and the whole school sang Sing about Martin and This Little Light of Mine. After reading The Sneetches, by Dr. Seuss, we gave each Countryside community member a green star to represent that everyone is equal. We did all this to show that Martin Luther King changed our country. Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. is important because it reminds us to respect each other and to stand up for what is right.
Terracycle provides free waste collection programs for hard to recycle items. We joined the Writing Instrument Brigade, which recycles dried up white board markers, regular markers, and pens. Student Council representatives made collection boxes for all classrooms, and we collect from classrooms every Friday. So, please help Student Council and Terracycle recycle old pens and markers! We need your help! Visit www.terracycle.com for more info.
Patriots/Hat Spirit Day
Student Council organizes spirit days. For example, we organized the Patriots/Hat spirit day. We used pictures from the internet of Tom Brady, the quarterback for the Patriots, to create flyers and signs to let everyone know. We organized that spirit day on Friday before the Super Bowl, which was already designated as Hat Day at Countryside. If you want to promote spirit days, become a Student Council representative.