Book Collection for Mery Home for Boys and Girls
Dear Parents, Staff, and Students,
Ms. Christine Cook, one of our eighth grade parents, currently volunteers as a tutor at the Mercy Home for Girls in Morgan Park. Mercy Home for Girls is a nonprofit Catholic organization answering the Gospel call by ministering to children and families in need.
Saves young lives by providing a safe, nurturing home, opportunity for an excellent education, and means for personal growth.
Supports healing for families.
Is committed to raising public awareness of youth in need and encourages support to help them.
Is sustained by benefactors who believe in the miracle of God’s mercy in action.
Currently, Mercy Home for Girls is in need of books for their new library. Therefore, Student Council will be assisting Ms. Cook in the coordination of a Book Drive to collect books for girls ranging in age from ten through twenty-one. These girls love to be able to learn and read, and we are asking for your help to nurture that love of knowledge.
Beginning Tuesday, October 30th, we are asking for donations of any and all books, either new or used, as long as they are in good condition. There will be collection bins in the school lobby. Student Council will collect books through Wednesday, November 28th.
Please help Student Council in collecting books and allowing the opportunity for the girls of Mercy Home to enhance their futures through reading!
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Lisa McManus or Miss Maura Raleigh.
Mrs. Lisa McManus
Miss. Maura Raleigh
Student Council Moderators
October Service Activity
This year, Student Council will again be collecting donations of wrapped bags of candy for St. Thaddeus Parish. Our Student Council president will remind students during morning announcements to bring in bags of wrapped candy between October 5th and October 24th. On October 24th, Student Council will make “treat” bags for the children of this parish. We have collected candy for many years and St. Thaddeus is very appreciative.
Student Council Members
President: Matt M.
Vice President: Tommy S.
Secretary: Meghan R.
Treasurer: Michelle J.
Environmentalist: Tommy M.
Lisa McManus, Moderator
Maura Raleigh, Moderator
Red Ribbon Week 2012
Red Ribbon Week is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention program and will be celebrated during the week of October 22nd this year. This week gives young people the opportunity to pledge to live a drug-free life.
Student Council will make daily announcements to advise you of what will be happening throughout Red Ribbon Week.
Monday: Red Ribbon Stickers
-Theme: “Stick to being drug free,”
-Activity: Student Council members will come to each 1st-8th grade homeroom during Religion on Monday, October 22nd. They will distribute stickers with a red ribbon on them. (In contrast to last year, the stickers this year are a just simple red ribbon with no words or phrases.)
Kindergarten and preschool: Please let us know if and when we can come to your rooms.
Tuesday: Crazy Sock Day
-Theme: “Don’t let drugs walk all over you.”
-Activity: Students may wear “crazy” socks with their regular uniforms.
Wednesday: Crazy Hair Day
-Theme: “Don’t let drugs mess with your head.”
-Activity: Students can do their hair in a “crazy” style. No hair dye, wigs, or hats are allowed. Also, any hairspray must be used at home, and not brought to school.
Thursday: Crazy Shoe Day
-Theme: “Kick drugs away.”
-Activity: Students can wear any shoes with backs, along with their regular uniforms and uniform socks.
Friday: Touch of Red
-Theme: “Don’t let drugs wear you down.”
-Activity: Students can wear a touch of red, but must still be in their regular uniforms.
Thank you for your cooperation in helping us celebrate Red Ribbon Week. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa McManus or Maura Raleigh.
Tentative Port Sandwich Making Schedule Schedule 2012-2013
The SJC Student Council will coordinate and manage Port sandwich making for the 2012/2013 school year
All dates are Wednesdays:
September 12 – 8th grade
September 26 – 4th grade
October 10 – 7th grade
October 24 – 3rd grade
November 7 – 6th grade
November 14 – 2nd grade
December 5 – 5th grade
December 19 – 1st grade
January 9 – 8th grade
January 23 – 4th grade
February 6 – 7th grade
February 20 – 3rd grade
March 6 – 6th grade
March 20 – 2nd grade
April 17 – 5th grade
April 24 – 1st grade
May 8 – K
May 15 – K
- A list of food items will be developed and given to the homerooms.
- We will need parent volunteers to drive the sandwiches to the Port Ministry.
- Student Council will coordinate collection of food items and the sandwich making on each Wednesday.
- For any questions regarding Port sandwich making, please contact Tom Clausing.
Student Council is represented by officers and commissioners in 8th grades, as well as homeroom representatives from grades 4-7. However, Student Council represents all students at SJC.
Goal of Club
- Represent student body of St. John of the Cross
- Liaison between students and faculty
- Organize and implement various school activities, including service projects, Red Ribbon Week, a Veteran’s Day prayer service, and 7th and 8th grade dances.
- Port sandwich making
Every other Wednesday (when Port sandwich making is not taking place), at 3:30 in room 117. Meeting dates and times are subject to change and extra meeting times may be added as necessary.
- The Student Council President meets with the Principal as needed.
- Meeting minutes are given to the moderators and administration.
- Mrs. McManus and Miss Raleigh will contact parents as necessary.
Student Council is looking forward to an exciting year!