This semester begins the 20th anniversary of the Boscobel Elementary Student Council. At lunch on February 1st, a party was held to commemorate this event. Streamers, banners, and balloons decorated the cafeteria. Everyone received a chocolate chip cookie for dessert.
The goals of the student council have always been to promote school spirit and participate in service projects for our school, community and world. During these 20 years Mrs. Beck has co-advised this organization with three other teachers, Mrs. Rogge, Mrs. Wallace, and Miss Pries. They have lead third through sixth grade students in many different projects.
The popular monthly spirit days are selected by the student council members. Each year a staff appreciation project is chosen to thank our teachers, support staff, cooks, secretaries, and custodians for all they do. We have organized coloring contests, writing contests, and plan to hold a reading contest this spring.
The student council has done some large projects over the years including fixing the drinking fountain on the playground, contributing $2,850 to the playground equipment fund, and donating to the recovery of many natural disasters around the world. Other service projects have included visiting the nursing home, sending care packages to soldiers, and babysitting during conferences. We have brought many exciting assemblies to the school such as Wheel of Wisdom and The Truly Remarkable Loon.
To promote school spirit, we have done many fun projects including: Cabin Fever Movie Fun Nights, Snowball Bash after school parties, track and field day, and holiday games at lunchtime. We have hosted several Principal for the Day contests in which the winning student was able to help the principal with his duties for one day. One year students designed a new outfit for the principal to wear at the Principal's New Clothes assembly. Every year, the student council participates in the Homecoming Parade.
General Mills Box Tops for Education is the primary fund-raising method to make all of these projects possible. This has been a simple and effective way to earn nearly a $1000 a year. The student council members would like to encourage you to continue to save the Box Tops for Education that can be found on many different food and paper products. You may drop them off at the elementary school office any time.
The Boscobel Elementary Student Council would like to thank everyone who has supported our efforts to make our school a better place!