Monday, November 2, 2009

Student Council Community Service

Today marks the start of the Woodglen School Student Council Coat Drive.  From now through November 20, students can drop off new and / or gently used coats in the main lobby.  Coats will be delivered to NJ Cares in Newark ( 

The coat drive is just one of the many community service projects that our student council will participate in this year. 

From November 30 to December 4, Woodglen students will be encouraged to "Feed the Pig" to support the NORWESCAP Food Bank (  Students can bring money and / or non-perishable food to fill the giant "piggy bank" in an effort to help fill the ever-decreasing shelves at local food pantries.  NORWESCAP is the major supplier of food for the Lebanon Township Food Pantry.

Speaking of the Lebanon Township Food Pantry, the Woodglen Student Council, under the supervision of Mrs. Suzette Dilzer, works with the Lebanon Township Food Pantry volunteers each month to help unload and stock the food that is delivered from NORWESCAP.  Our students have provided much needed "manpower" at the food pantry for the past two years.  In addition to helping the food pantry volunteers, this partnership has led to stronger relationships with students and the mostly senior citizen volunteers.

The Student Council, led by co-presidents, Jane Compton and Jane Hinkle, vice president, Cari Gadisch and treasurer, Colin Pfenninger, sponsors four major community service activities each school year (one per marking period).  The activities are chosen and implemented by the membership which is made up of students from grades five through eight.  

Please look for future community service activities sponsored by the Woodglen Student Council as these young people continue to make a difference!

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