Happy New year … we have work to do

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Happy New Year and Welcome Back.

To look at some of Student council’a accomplishments this year here is a short list of some of the things we took part in.

We raised money for the Victims of Hurricane Maria making a donation of $250 dollars to Project Hope. The council chose Project Hope after we looked at several charities on Charity Navigator because it was highly rated and because they were sending medicine to the people of Puerto Rico.

We also raised money for Person Centered Care Services in the end of October raising $350 for a fine local organization that  provides services for over 700 handicapped people on Staten Island.

We did a reverse Trick or treat where we made and delivered over two hundred goodie bags on Halloween to our school’s students.

We organized and help run the main buildings annual Fall Feast that fed over three hundred and fifty students and Staff.

We ran a dessert holiday party on December 14th in the Main Building that staff baked for and everyone had a great time at. The staff made some really great desserts!!!

We sold pizza to raise money to give to two charities for the Holiday Season. We gave away $400 dollars to our good friends at the Theodore Atlas Foundation and gave Person Centered Care services another two hundred dollars.

We also performed holiday songs for Teddy Atlas foundation thanks to the choral guidance of Mr. Rich Sanguinedo and Ms. Tiffany Miller.

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Now we have been asked by the Art Department to  raise money for a bus for the Metropolitan Opera Trip.  This trip takes place in April. We are having a Staff Pizza sale next week.

On our agenda for the Spring.

Food Drives

Raise money for our local homeless shelter Project Hospitality.

Raise money for our carnival.

We look forward to the New Year and serving our community.

 

 

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Meeting 11/27

We had a great time at our annual fall feast. All of the staff cooked food and brought it in. We the student council set up tables for over 200 kids and over 100 staff members. The day was a great success. Everyone had a good time. We also helped with the cleanup. A special thank you to all the staff who made this day possible. They care about their students and it shows.
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Our meeting today gave us some direction on what we hoped to accomplish in December. We are going to raise money this month for two great charities, Teddy Atlas, and Person Centered Services.
We also want to do our holiday chorus involving Mr. Rich as choral director. We chose five songs,  some old standards like Rudolph, Jingle Bells, and We wish you a Merry Christmas, as well as two lesser-known songs Oh Christmas tree, and The 12 days of Christmas. We also want to do a Food drive for one fo the Food pantries that help provide good meals to families who may need some help.

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Our Trip to Perkins 11/20

What Happened When Student Council Went to Perkins.

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By William Butts

Student council celebrated at Perkins with a special breakfast.

We were all very happy to go to Perkins, we were very excited as well. When we went there we knew what to do. We were in public and we did want to make fools of ourselves. When we arrived we got in our seats and started talking to each other. At first, we were a little loud, but then we remembered we were in public so we lowered our voices.

Then it was time to order our food.  I ordered rainbow pancakes and bacon. It was really good. The waitresses were very nice and they made us feel welcome. I think it was really nice that Perkins treated us so well.

I know one thing we are all very grateful for what Perkins and Ms. Broderick did for us. It felt very good to see Ms. MIchelle and Ms. Tiffany and the best teacher ever Ms. Broderick Smile

That is what happened today when student Council Went to Perkins.

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Student Council 11/17

What we did today was really fun. We all stayed up from Lunch to hand out the trays to the staff that is cooking for our annual Fall Feast. Even though some people’s energy was not at in the right place, because they were so excited, we still got the job done  We gave out over 100 trays. to teachers, paras, counselors, speech teachers, and others who will cook for our feast that will take place on Wednesday.

It was a lot of work but after that, we all relaxed and ate pizza and doughnuts. I am pretty sure all of us had fun. All of us really appreciated this day. I think it is pretty fair to say all of us also really appreciate being in Student Council, and I hope other kids in the future who are going to be in Student Council appreciate it just like we do.

By William Butts

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Person Centered Care Services visits

PastedGraphic-1On Weds November 7th Person-Centered Care Services came for a visit.  This was not their first visit to us. Last Holiday Season they visited us with presents, and snacks for all the kids in our building. They also brought Holiday crafts and spent time in each class hanging out with us.   We had a great time then.

Wel Yesterday they came and brought some special people with them. Joe an Simone are two of the names I remember. They were both so friendly and Joe though he has a disability was so funny. He got everyone talking about sports and movies. He was great.

Student Council had sold Pizza and raised money to donate to their organization. We thanked them for the great work they do. They help disabled children and adults. They work to help around 750 people and kids a year. Then we were able to present them with $350 dollars we raised selling Pizza. We all felt great doing this. We had a great time and meeting Joe made me realize that just because you have a disability does not mean you cannot be very powerful and a  lot of fun.  by William Butts.

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Person Centered Care Services

We raised money selling pizza to donate to Person-Centered Care Services. They are coming to meet with us on Wednesday. We need to be ready. They are bringing a few clients with them. We will have lunch with them and present them with the money we made

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WE RAISED 250 TO DONATE TO PUERTO RICO AND MANY OTHER THINGS STUDENT COUNCIL MEETING NOVEMBER 3RD.

WE RAISED 250 DOLLARS TO DONATE PUERTO RICO AND  HERE IS A OUR LINK TO THE CHARITY THAT HAS A 4 STAR RATING AND IS DOING RECOVERY WORK IN DEVASTATED PUERTO RICO.

https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=4367&from=HotTopic-Grouped&fromlistid=281

http://www.projecthope.org/what-we-do/?referrer=https://www.google.com/

WE HAVE 2  THANK YOU’S TO DESIGN  ONE FOR SOUND EXPLOSION FOR VOLUNTEERING THEIR DJING SERVICE FOR HARVEST NIGHT.

ANOTHER TO A PERSON WHO DONATED SEVERAL LEGO ROBOTICS TO OUR TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM..

OUR ANNUAL THANKSGIVING FEAST IS THE WEDNESDAY BEFORE THANKSGIVING.

WE WILL ASSIST IN THE CLEANUP AND SETUP AND PERHAPS SERVING.

ALSO PERSON-CENTERED SERVICES WILL BE COMING TO ACCEPT OUR DONATION FROM OUR PIZZA FUNDRAISER.

I WANT TO PROPOSE A THANKSGIVING BREAKFAST TRIP ON THE MONDAY BEFORE THANKSGIVING TO PERKINS RESTAURANT.

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