Sunflower student council makes a difference PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 11 January 2014 10:53

Before Christmas, many of the members of the Sunflower student council went Christmas Angel shopping at Wal-Mart.  Angels were chosen from a community Angel Tree and each group of three - four students were given two local angels to shop for. To raise money for this Christmas shopping event, Student Council members hold several small fundraisers.  Leading up to the Christmas season they sponsored a “Who’s Santa” contest at school.  All Sunflower staff members were photographed wearing Santa’s beard and hat.  Students had to guess who each Santa was. Courtesy photo

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The Sunflower Student Council is a group of outstanding individuals who strive to make a difference in their school and their community.  The group is made up of one member chosen from each classroom.

Before Christmas, many of the members went Christmas Angel shopping at Wal-Mart.  Angels were chosen from a community Angel Tree and each group of three – four students were given two local angels to shop for.

Accompanied by their sponsor, Mr. Dane Parcel, and a few other faculty members, these fourth, fifth, and sixth graders searched Wal-Mart for just the right gifts for their particular angels.  They had to work within a budget and also keep in mind the wishes of the angels they were shopping for.

Back at school, the gifts were wrapped and taken back to the community angel tree for a Christmas delivery. While at Wal-Mart, they also wanted to remember their teachers and show appreciation for what they do for them all year long.

They bought bags of microwave popcorn to give to each teacher back at school with the message “Popping In to Wish You Happy Holidays.”

To raise money for this Christmas shopping event, Student Council members hold several small fundraisers.  Leading up to the Christmas season they sponsored a “Who’s Santa” contest at school.

All Sunflower staff members were photographed wearing Santa’s beard and hat.  Students had to guess who each Santa was.  This was a much more difficult task than expected.

Students paid 10 cents a guess and winners were given Sunflower Bucks to spend at the school store.  Other Student Council fundraisers include selling small items for loved ones for Valentine’s Day and selling sno-cones after school when the weather warms up.

One other community service project that the Sunflower Student Council sponsored this holiday season was a paper-goods drive.  Sunflower students brought a variety of paper-goods that were donated to the local Stepping Stones Shelter.

The Sunflower Student Council members represent Sunflower Intermediate School in a positive way at school and within our community.

 
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