Elementary school is one of the important first steps in a lifelong journey of learning. Students learn vital skills that will prepare them for learning later in their education. The PTO recognizes that the Booth Free Student Council presents a unique opportunity for our young students to learn leadership and teamwork skills while empowering them to maintain an active role in school-wide programs. It is representative-based and prepares our students for middle and high school government. There are typically two student representatives per grade, and they are elected by their peers. These representatives change periodically throughout the year affording more students an opportunity to serve. The Booth Free Student Council helps share students’ ideas, interests, and concerns. They actively engage in worthwhile projects that foster sharing, caring, and companionship to members of our school community.
The Student Council often raises funds for school-wide activities, including social events, and community and school projects. It is a structure through which students can become involved in the affairs of the school, working in partnership with the student body for the benefit of the school, its students, and the community.
Examples of the Booth Free Student Council Activities
- Local Food Drives
- Holiday Giving Tree
- Booth Free School Store
- Promotion of School Spirit Week
- Sponsoring and Promoting School-wide Field Trips
- School Safety Hall Monitors
- Peer Tutoring
- Supporting Pennies for Patients
- Creating the annual BFS yearbook