The Student Council is elected by the 3rd-5th graders in August of each year. The positions are President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. Each 3rd-5th grade class elects a representative to participate in meetings and responsibilies.
Student Council is busy all year. The bimonthly meetings are conducted at lunch and supervised by Student Council advisors. The meetings sometimes consist of planning monthly activities such as Crazy Hat Day, Hawaiian Day and Pajama Day. Other meetings are "work" meetings and posters are made for these special days. During the holidays the student council walks to the neighborhood bank and paints a holiday scene on the windows. This generous group also works very hard to collect and sort canned goods for the "Cheers for Children" food drive at Sunset School. Many of them help deliver these baskets to families in our neighborhood on Christmas Eve.
We have monthly awards in which Student Council members help Mr. Aguirre and the Student Council Advisors create the prize bags for the recipients.
At our monthly "Principal's Recess" Student Council sells popcorn, pencils and other "goodies" to the students who have earned this special recess. The treasurer counts and records the money earned and reports to Mr. Aguirre.
During the year the Student Council may vote to spend some of the money earned from Principal's Recess to purchase playground equipment or games for Rainy Day Recess.