Lincoln Elementary School’s Student Council provided students the opportunity to give and receive this holiday season through a school-wide spirit week earlier this month. Each day during the first week of December, students were encouraged to bring one quarter to participate in the fun of a dress-down day where they could wear pj’s a hat or other fun items. As the quarters added up, students received important lessons about giving to others and building a strong community.
“Just as our mission says, we want our students to become responsible citizens, and this starts at the elementary level,” said Chelsea Mauler, Lincoln StuCo sponsor. “It’s rewarding to watch our StuCo members, and all students, participate in raising money for a good cause and actually put it to use in the community. More than a dress-down day, they were able to experience what it feels like to care for others.”
Building their funds a quarter at a time, the school raised over $250 to purchase Christmas presents for children in need. Involved in every step of the process, StuCo members shopped for, wrapped and delivered the handpicked gifts to five local children.