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Student Council

 
Dear Prospective Student Council Member and Family,

 

We are excited that you are interested in joining Student Council!

 

At Montemalaga, Student Council is comprised of dedicated and hard-working students in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade with a desire to help their school and community. Members of Student Council are leaders and role models for the school whose main purpose is to represent the students in their class by passing on requests, ideas and complaints. They also promote school spirit at assemblies and by hosting events like Boo Grams, Pancakes and Pajamas and Spirit Days.  

 

Members are both voted in by classmates and nominated by their teachers. It is run by students under the leadership of the Principal.

 

Meetings will be held on the first and third Friday of the month. The meetings will start at 8:00 sharp so plan to arrive between 7:45-7:55.

 

Terms will be for one year with two elections per year to elect officers.

 

The election process, the officer job descriptions, the application, as well as guidelines for making a poster and speech are attached and contain additional important information.

 

Student Council needs the help of parents throughout the year. We may call on you for help and thank you in advance for your support.

 

If you have any questions about Student Council please email or call me.

 

We are looking forward to a great year!

 

Sincerely,

 

 

 

Jody Pastell

 

 

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Election Process Guidelines

 

In order to run for Student Council you must pick up an application in the office. They will be available on Thursday, September, 15.

 

You will complete the application which includes 1) a paragraph telling why you should be elected and 2) a student signature, a parent signature and two teacher’s signatures.

 

All completed applications must be returned to your homeroom teacher by Tuesday, September, 19th. All speeches must be approved by the homeroom teacher and only approved speeches can be used. Any speech without approval from the teacher may cause you to not be allowed to participate in the election.

 

On Wednesday, September 20th, primary elections will be held in each homeroom classroom for grades 3rd, 4th and 5th. The students will give their speeches and the class votes.

 

The student with the most votes wins and gives their speech in the election assembly on Friday morning. This student will automatically be a representative.  

 

The winner in each classroom will give their speech on Friday at the election assembly. They will get poster material from the office before going home and need to make a poster for the election. See attached Poster and Speech Guidelines.

 

Thursday, September 21st, posters must be given to the main office before the start of school and will be hung in the morning.

 

The Election Assembly will be Friday, September 22nd at 9:00 in the MPR. Parents are welcome to attend. All 3rd-5th grade classes will attend the assembly and immediately after the assembly will vote. Teacher will tally the votes and send the results to the front office for a final count.

 

 

 

Student Council Officer Positions and Job Descriptions:

 

Below are job descriptions for the officers:

 

Treasurer: The Treasurer will count money from events with an adult and report at meetings. Candidates must be in 3rd grade.

 

Secretary: The Secretary will take attendance and keep accurate records of the meetings. They will also write Thank You letters as needed. Candidates must be in 3rd or 4th grade.

 

Vice President: The Vice President will assist the President in all duties and will help with Monday morning announcement. Candidates must be in 4th or 5th Grade.

 

President: The President will help run meetings and other Student Council events. They will meet regularly with the Principal to discuss ideas for the school and community. The President will help with Monday morning announcements. Candidates must be in 5th Grade.