Best Practices (Elem)
Many students are willing to buy pastries at break and in the morning, especially for a good cause. The ASB can buy just 3-5 boxes of donuts and sell them at school to raise money for the less fortunate. If the district does not allow students to sell donuts, than teachers can also be involved and sugar-free bakes goods can also be used. – Gilbert Elementary School
Solar Panel Day
As a part of the ever-growing green movement, your school can also get involved in becoming more energy efficient! Teachers can ask students to make a small classroom donation and have bake sales to raise money to buy solar panels for the school. Then, once enough money is gathered, one day at the school can be spent installing the solar panels with students. The students can also decorate the solar panels with markers and posters. – Soulsbyville Elementary School
Early Dropout Prevention (Mentorship Program)
To proactively reduce the nation’s dropout rate, it is possible to begin with students who are struggling at the elementary level. In order to do so, schools must first identify students who are identified as potential dropouts through the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) which is implemented throughout the state. Then, schools can partner teachers or older students with these at-risk individuals in a close mentorship program to foster a greater educational importance with each student. Ultimately, a program like this can benefit students in the long run by fostering an attachment to school at an early age. – Westminister Elementary School
Best Buddy Week
Student leaders visit each classroom to encourage students to sit with different kids at lunch. Stickers are distributed i.e. hearts, stars so that students with the same symbol will sit together.
Dress for Success Day: dress up for the career you want to have. It’s a great way to raise career awareness at a young age.
Imagination Day: have the students dress as their favorite book character! It’s a great way to promote reading.
Classroom doors are decorated with poems and letters for Valentines Day (Taft School)
A rubric is created for judging doors and the student council serves as judges.
Earth Day Lunch Activities
An art Show with recycled material is held
An information booth is set-up
Bottle Caps are collected and taken to a recycle center
Student Council shops and wraps gifts for a family at Christmas.
Blankets of Love for Animal Shelter
Student Council collected blankets and donated them to the local animal shelter. – El Oro School
Each year the student council focuses on a project for a different part of the world.
This year they are helping orphans in Indonesia.
An organization is chosen to benefit from a 5K walk. – Spring Hill School
Student Council collected new toys and donated them to the local children’s hospital.
Student Council collects colorful bad-aid for less fortunate children in need of medical treatment. – Tesoro del Valle