Student council members in grades three through six at Fairgrieve Elementary are making an impact beyond the walls of their school.
Caring about community and making effective changes for citizens are what the youngsters have accomplished and continue to work on throughout the 2017-18 school year.
Under the advisement of school-home liaison Ariana Suhr, third grade teacher Laurie Merry and fourth grade teacher Colleen Warner, the 10 members of the council have worked diligently on projects which improve the culture of their school and relationships with the community.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the group created laminated placemats for Meals on Wheels recipients throughout the city of Fulton.
Member Julia Frataccia-Wavle and a small group of her friends worked on a few placemats prior to a recent student council meeting and researched positive, inspirational quotes to be used on the placements to help brighten someone’s day.
Collectively, student council members will turn the school’s courtyard into a beautiful flower garden in the spring that will ideally attract butterflies, bees and hummingbirds to brighten up the area, build bird feeders with the help of older Fulton students and create a rock path from a decorated rock from every student at the school.
The members’ time in the winter months is filled with smaller service projects for their classmates and community members.
All members said they were ecstatic to have been voted into a group that makes such a huge difference.
“I like helping people out and it’s just fun to hang out and do things for other people,” said Katharine Demars, fourth grader.
Additional student council members are: Sophia Hanlon, Javante Ramacus, Emily Illacqua, Ava Greeney, Adelaide McEachen, Savannah Mirabito, McKenna Lawson and Riley Niver.