Student Council

Welcome to Mill Creek Elementary
Student Council 2019-2020
Logo 2018
Advisor: Mrs. Ivins






Openings for the 2019-2020 School Year begin in October!

Students in 4th and 5th grade interested in applying for Student Council that meet all requirements (shown at bottom of webpage) should meet with Mrs. Ivins during their recess on Monday Oct. 7th (5th grade) or Tuesday Oct. 8th (4th grade).
Applications are due Oct. 21st directly to Mrs. Ivins.
Accepted representatives will be announced Oct. 25th.



2018-2019 Student Council
Student Council

 

Enjoy our video of a typical Student Council meeting:
Student Council meeting
Current events:

  • We are hosting one last Chuck E Cheese Night June 13th!!
  • Our awards ceremony and last meeting was June 4th. Fourth grade members earned automatic membership to Student Council in the Fall!
  • We hosted World NF Day on May 17th and raised $284 for the Children's Tumor Foundation. Students and staff wore blue and green and donated $2 or more to be entered into a raffle to be the tiger mascots at our next assembly!
  • Student Council hosted a student leadership conference at Franklin cafeteria on May 16th with the student councils of Brookwood and Keystone! We had a great day of activities building communication, cooperation, and problem-solving. Enjoy our slideshow: Student Leadership Conference 2019

  • Student Leadership Conference Slideshow
  • Student Council hosted an Egg Hunt at Mill Creek in April, and hung 243 paper eggs throughout the school. Five students in K-2 correctly guessed 103 eggs in the A wing and lobby, and six students in 3-5 were the closest to the 243. All 11 winners received a $5 gift certificate to the BOGO bookfair, worth $10 in books!
  • Shamrock Day will be hosted on March 15th. Best-dressed in every classroom will win a prize! Top winners in each grade level will be treated to a shamrock shake at the end of the day, along with 6 staff members!
  • We hosted a spirit night at Chuck E. Cheese on Friday, Feb. 22nd from 3-9pm to raise money for activities.
  • January - Fifth grade council members are meeting at dismissal to restock the library books.
  • Jan 18th - We hosted Super Hero Day (dress as your favorite Avengers or Justice League character). We raised $1,030 split between our local food pantry and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Child Life, Education and Create Arts Program. We held a friendly competition with Brookwood and Keystone!
  • Jan 2nd - Our next meeting
  • Dec 14th - Sweet Dreams Day (wear pj's for a $2 donation). We raised over $1000 and bought $200 Walmart gift cards for five families in need in our school.
  • December - we started tutoring in kindergarten classrooms during our recess!
  • Dec 5th - Our first meeting run by the new Executive Board!
  • Nov 9th - Hobby Day (dress as your favorite hobby for a $2 donation). We collected $357.40 for the food pantry!
  • Oct 9th - Student Council orientation from 1-3:30 pm


2018 Student Council induction

Congratulations to the 24 student council members who were inducted Oct. 9th!

Sign Ups for the 2018-2019 Student Council start Oct. 9th. It is open to 1 representative from each 4th grade classroom, and 2 from each 5th grade classroom* to act as leaders and role models at Mill Creek Elementary, willing to go above and beyond to follow and promote our Code of Conduct,spread kindness, and possess a positive attitude toward learning and behavior.

*except where automatic members are currently filling spots
Requirements:

1.    Follows the Bristol Township Code of Conduct at all times:
       Respectful (and KIND) – to all staff, to peers, to self, to school, and to country
       Responsible – completes all classwork and homework, follows directions, pays attention
       Safe – acts in appropriate manners keeping self and others safe
       Prepared – always ready to learn with necessary materials and skills
2.    No past behavior infractions or suspensions on file
3.    Must have own ride to attend all meetings held at Mill Creek Library:
       Orientation meeting Nov. 6th from 1:00-3:30 (required)
       Monthly meetings, first Wednesdays of each month, at 8:15 a.m. starting Dec. 5th
       (Note: will not be able to eat breakfast at school that day or bring any siblings)
4.    Must sacrifice recess times when needed for activities or special meetings
5.    Must participate in all Student Council activities and assignments
6.    Must be permitted in all Mill Creek and Bristol Township publicity (in the media, website,
        yearbook, etc.).
7.    Parents must join Class Dojo to stay in touch with important council news or activities
8.    Must maintain 2's or above in all areas on report cards, or satisfactory on progress reports, to remain on Student Council all year.
9.    Must apply for Student Council by writing name and former teacher's name on sign up sheet. Names will be approved by current and former teachers, as well as office for behavior history. Those approved will receive permission slips.
10.   Nominated students must then submit a handwritten essay on loose leaf paper on  why you want to join, and why you would be an ideal Student Council Representative (at least 10 sentences). The essay must be attached to a permission slip signed by a parent, no later than October 19th, directly to Mrs. Ivins in B215 (not through your teacher, or you are disqualified).
11. Applicants approved by Mrs. Ivins will read their essays (which will be returned) to their classmates at a date and time arranged by their teacher. An election will then take place among their own class to elect representatives.

Welcome to politics!!



 




2017-2018 Student Council
Student Council

                            Executive Board: Co-Secretaries, Treasurer, Vice President and Co-Presidents

 

 

 
On May 18th, Mill Creek Student Council visited the National Liberty Museum along with the student councils at Brookwood and Keystone! Check out our photos by clicking below:

National Liberty Museum

On May 11th, Student Council hosted TWIN DAY. Students and staffed dressed alike with their friends - just for FUN!

On April 24th we hosted Autism Day encouraging Mill Creek to wear blue and/or puzzle symbols for Autism Awareness. We also sold ribbon stickers and raised $300 for our own Autistic Support Classrooms!

Autism Day

In April we held a jelly bean count! Everyone took a guess. There was one winner who guessed exactly 357, two close guesses and many runners up. They all won prizes!

JellyBean

In March we held our Shamrock Day and gave prizes to the best dressed in each classroom!
Shamrock Day winners

On February 12th, we presented our video "We Are Mill Creek" at the Bristol Township School Board Meeting. Mill Creek is more than a number! We are a valuable part of our community and take pride in ourselves. Check out our video here:



Click here to view the full School Board Meeting of February 12, 2018

On February 9th we hosted "Comfy Cozy Day". Students and staff paid $1 to wear pj's or comfy clothes and slippers during school. We raised $660.50 to help 4th grade buy books for their local history project with Mrs. Compton!

"Souper Hero Day" - On January 26th, Mill Creek Student Council teamed up with Brookwood and Keystone for a district-wide "Souper Hero Day".  Students and staff wore super hero attire for a donation of a can or more of soup. Mill Creek Collected 1,581 lbs, Brookwood 1,365 lbs, and Keystone 1,016 lbs, which totaled almost 2 tons!! Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick spoke about it on February 25th on C-Span!

Souper Hero

This event was inspired by former Emerson fifth grader Christopher Becker who passed away at 11 years old on January 29, 2015. Christopher saved the lives of five children through the gift of organ donation. We host Souper Hero Day to help our own community in his memory.

Counting Sweet Dreams $
Dec. 1st - Sweet Dreams Day. Students and staff wore pajamas during school for a $1 donation. We collected and counted $800 to benefit the Give-A-Christmas Fund. You can see all the photos from Sweet Dreams Day here: Sweet Dreams at Mill Creek.

Food Drive 2017

Nov. 14-15 - Thanksgiving Food Drive food donations totaling 435 lbs. were collected and delivered to the E.R.A. Food Pantry located at 1700 Woodbourne Road, Levittown, PA. Hours are Mon 6-8 pm, as well as Wed, Fri, and Sat from 10 am to 1 pm. Thanks to all for your support!





Nov. 9th - Mill Creek Veterans Day Tribute Ceremony: Parents and staff were invited to submit information on loved ones who served or are currently serving in the U.S. military. On Nov. 9th, Student Council and staff members honored the Veterans by reciting the names during a special Veterans Day ceremony. Click the  above to watch the beautiful ceremony.

Nov. 7th - Student Council Orientation from 1:00 - 3:30 PM (Mandatory)



Student Council Election process: In mid-October, the 4th and 5th grade students were invited to sign up for election to student council by turning in a permission slip and an essay on why they would make an ideal student council representative. All students who submitted the requirements were included in a classroom ballot, and elected by their classmates. There are six 4th grade and nine 5th grade students elected. Their essays were wonderful and their teachers are all very proud of them!

 


WANTED: 4th and 5th grade representatives to act as leaders and role models at Mill Creek Elementary, willing to go above and beyond to promote
our Code of Conduct, and possess a positive attitude toward learning and behavior.

 

 Requirements:

1.    Follows the Bristol Township Code of Conduct at all times:
Respectful – to all staff, to peers, to self, to school, and to country
Responsible – completes all classwork and homework, follows directions, pays attention
Safe – acts in appropriate manners keeping self and others safe
Prepared – always ready to learn with necessary materials and skills

2.    No behavior infractions or suspensions on file

3.    Must have own ride to attend all meetings held at Mill Creek Library:
Orientation meeting Nov. 7th from 1:00-3:30 (required)
Monthly meetings, first Wednesdays of each month, at 7:45 a.m. starting Dec. 6th
(Note: will not be able to eat breakfast at school that day or bring any siblings)

4.    Must sacrifice recess times occasionally when needed for activities or special meetings

5.    Must participate in all (free) Student Council activities and assignments

6.    Must be permitted in all Mill Creek and Bristol Township publicity (in the media, website,
        yearbook, etc.).

7.    Parents must join Class Dojo to stay in touch with important council news or activities

8.    Must maintain 2's or above in all areas on report cards or satisfactory on progress reports to remain on Student Council all year.

9.    Must apply for Student Council by submitting an essay on why you would be an ideal
Student Council Representative (at least 10 sentences), along with a permission slip signed  by a parent, no later than October 23rd, to Mrs. Ivins in B215.

10. Approved applicants will read their essays (which will be returned) to their classmates at a date and time arranged by their teacher. An election will then take place among their own class to elect a classroom representative (and one alternate should that member leave Student Council during the school year).

Advisor: Cathy Ivins

Read about Emerson's Student Council and their Civil Rights Project by clicking here.

Student Council meeting
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