Mrs. O'Reilly is the advisor for Student Government at the Brielle Elementary School. Student Government consists of officers in 6th-8th grade. Elections for Student Government are held in June of each school year. Students can run for class Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President or President. The following is a sample timeline for elections, the voting process and procedures. The timeline is as follows:
Timeline for Student Government Election Procedure
Monday, May 22nd- Information meeting for all interested students. Timeline and petitions distributed.
Thursday, May 25th – Petition and parent permission due for approval to Mrs. O’Reilly
Tuesday, May 30th-Posters are due to Mrs. O’Reilly for approval (2 posters per candidate)
Friday, June 2nd- Primary Election-2 candidates per position
Monday, June 5th- Posters come down. Winner’s posters remain
Tuesday, June 6th- Election speeches due to Mrs. O’Reilly for approval. Speeches should be one page typed.
Wednesday, June 7th– Speeches made and elections to follow.
As each deadlines gets closer, announcements will be made and I will send you an email to remind you of the process. Please keep in mind the voting process. On Friday, June 2nd, we will have the primary elections in homeroom. The voting should not take more than 5 minutes. This year the students will vote on the computer (5th laptops, 6th and 7th crome books). With that said, I am requesting your help with giving the directions on how to vote and then monitor your homeroom as they vote.
The following is a list of accomplishments from the 2015-2016 School year: Student Government began meeting over the summer brain storming ideas in which they could help our school. There were many incredible ideas and they tackled many. They began the year helping with new student orientation, hosting the back to school dance, new student lunch for new students, helped at back to school night and helped create the basketball courts and paid for a basket!. Student Government taste tested food from Café Teria’s so that you would have delicious lunches. They held a door decorating contest during red ribbon week to promote healthy life styles. They continued their school spirit during Halloween by judging all the incredible costumes. We have helped with battle of the blazers, jump rope for heart and field day. Who likes morning announcements? We do that and help Mr. D with the production of it. This year, your student government showed how thankful they were by setting up a food drive for those less fortunate for Thanksgiving and donating some gifts for the giving tree. During the holidays, we bought numerous gift cards and items for members of our community who are less fortunate. This year we had the 2nd annual Kelly Gordon Memorial bake sale… that was beautiful!!! We have babysat at the nighttime PTO meetings. We helped at the Student Faculty Basketball game. Students in 6th 7th and 8th grade this year enjoyed the first ever NEON dances and a Hawaiian themed dance. Student government wanted to remind students to have good character and created spirit Fridays once a month. Throughout the school year we did many pretzel sales. By doing that we raised a nice amount of money. With that money, we are sponsoring 3 scholarships for our current 8th graders,we bought the colorful cubbies for outside and paid for many other things throughout the year. Congratulations Student Government! They did a great job!