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December 24, 2008 > Glenmoor shares the Christmas spirit

Glenmoor shares the Christmas spirit

The Wildcats of Glenmoor Elementary School in Fremont spent Friday morning, December 19, preparing one hundred Christmas stockings filled with toiletries and school supplies for the Tri-City Homeless Shelter. Student Council members spent the month of December collecting the items. During the rest of the year, the council organizes activities and fundraising projects including Multi-Cultural Day, Spirit Day, Pennies for Peace and their next event, Pajama Day. The council is composed of elected representatives of grades 3-6 and report to their classes as well as "buddy classes" of grades 1-2. Student Council serves Glenmoor under the supervision of faculty advisors Jennifer Pereyda and Erin Sieck "Student Council representatives have to run a campaign, give campaign speeches in front of the entire school and then they are voted on," said Council Advisor, Ms. Pereyda.

Glenmoor Student Council members for this school year includes: President: Jacob Yagi Vice President: Dominic Washington Treasurer: Katherine Ellis Secretary: Matthew Schaa Sergeant-at-Arms: Calum Black and Sinead Anae Representatives: Kannika Aggarwal Jessica Amaral Mary Askew Summer Balao Blake Bermuda Natalie Bratset Paul Cisneros Robert Cisneros Mary Conlon Megha Dhingra Neha Dhingra Juliette Fletcher Nicholas Gunady Fernando Herrera Alexa Hughes Caitlin Jackson Erik Kabigting Heide Mae Linsao Christina Liu Jacob Mc Cluskey Brenda Munoz.

As the Student Council worked on the stocking project, sixth grade students under the watchful eyes of teachers Christina Monkman, Susan MacMillan and volunteer adults gathered in the school's Multipurpose Room to combine candies and graham crackers into "gingerbread" miniature houses that would be welcome in any home, especially at Tri-City Homeless Shelter facilities. Students also made Christmas Cards to accompany the 45 houses constructed in approximately one hour. "It's like an assembly line," said Ms. Monkman.

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