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A Year of Charity for JFK’s Student Council

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While looking forward to another exciting year this coming fall, the student council at John F. Kennedy Elementary School reflected on their busy last school year of charitable and community-centered activities.

The council began last September with a renewed commitment to the Ronald McDonald House, collecting the tabs from aluminum cans, which were then delivered to a collection site to support the family-oriented activities provided by the charity. In October, the entire student body took home bright orange UNICEF boxes to gather $1,008.68 in donations while they were out celebrating Halloween, managing. In December, the council teamed up with East Islip High School’s Math Honor Society and the U.S. Marine Corps for a Toys for Tots toy drive, collecting 87 new toys that were delivered to Long Island children. For the popular February project Pick a Pop!, student council members willingly gave up their recess to work at lunch periods, earning $500 for the school’s fifth-grade moving up committee. Last spring, the council students tackled school spirit, soliciting themed outfit ideas from their classmates for Spirit Fun Fridays. 

“We can't thank all the students, parents and extended family members enough for being so supportive of all our endeavors,” said Principal Aileen O’Rourke.

Friday, August 23, 2019