3-5 grade students are offered the opportunity to be part of the Student Council Association (SCA) and represent their peers. Classroom nominations and voting as well as school wide speeches and voting for SCA officers happens in October. Students meet monthly throughout the year to discuss and determine ways to support and/or improve the school community. The SCA also sponsors through the year different community service projects and spirit days.
Each month a group of 2nd grade – 5th grade students meet afterschool to design projects that support our school and Richmond community. Over the next couple of meetings, the students will make Kindness bookmarks to go with the books we are collecting for Random Acts of Kindness Month. The books collected will be shared with another Henrico County School which needs more books for students to take home. Also, one of our teachers has a unique opportunity through a recycling project to make a financial donation and support a school in St. Mary’s Village School in Zimbabwe, Africa. Our community Service club members will create posters and provide information about the project and at school on the morning announcements.
The World Savers’ Club consists of a group of students who are passionate about helping the Earth and its citizens. Our goal is to educate ourselves on how to help the Earth and spread our knowledge to others in our community. We are trying to recycle and reduce the amount of trash we create. We are saving GoGo Squeeze pouches and have sent in a shipment to Terracycle. We have earned approximately 10,500 points from our shipments this school year and will be deciding on how to share these points with various charitable organizations. We are also collecting used markers of all kinds and participating in the Colorcycle program through Crayola. These used markers are then upcycled into fuel. Yes-fuel! Each classroom has a collection bin and we are eagerly collecting markers to send to Crayola. We are also partnered with Mrs. Shaia, school counselor, to collect plastic in the cafeteria to raise awareness of the importance of recycling our plastics at lunch. This month, we look forward to learning about paper recycling from our guest speaker, Meghan Brown. Ms. Brown works for Keep Henrico Beautiful. We look forward to learning more and sharing our knowledge! Remember, we ALL can be part of the solution!