The Smoke Signal

Freshman Council

Meeting 4: Thursday, November 14

7:25 AM

Attendance: President Goldstein, Vice President Wasserman, Treasurer Berde, Secretary Yu

Representatives: Monge, Haag, Nilaweera, John, Rothenberg, Luna

Big Council Meeting: 

  1. Valley Cup: Wednesday before Thanksgiving
    1. 80s Day: Monday
    2. Business Casual: Tuesday
    3. Class Color: Wednesday
    4. Events: Dodgeball/Lip Sync Competition, Food Eating Competition, 4 Corners
    5. Get participants for activities
    6. Student Council needs to promote dress up days an activities
    7. Next Valley Cup: March
  2. Mural: Class Cause
    1. get team together
    2. approve draft with Mr. Buchanan and Mr. DeMaio

Meeting 3: Wednesday, November 13

11:00 AM

Room 211

Attendance: President Goldstein, Vice President Wasserman, Treasurer Berde, Secretary Yu

Representatives: Schicker, Cuesta, Monge, Haag, John

Class Cause: Pediatric Cancer

  1. foundation: St. Jude’s
  2. color: red
  3. raise money for cause through events and fundraisers

Valley Cup: 

  1. Thanksgiving
  2. lip sync competition
  3. encourage people
  4. dress up for days
  5. sell beaded bracelets/bandanas for color

T Shirt:

  1. simple design
  2. first fundraiser
  3. order forms

Instagram Account:

  1. run by freshman council
  2. reminders and updates

Meeting 2: Thursday, October 31

7:20 AM

Room 211

Attendance: President Goldstein, Vice President Wasserman, Treasurer Berde, Secretary Yu

Representatives: Schicker, Cuesta, Monge, Haag, Nilaweera, John, Rothenberg, Luna

Class Cause: 

  1. Possible Class Organizations:
    1. Autism Speaks
    2. Jumpstart
    3. Bergen County Veteran Services
    4. Family Promise Bergen County
    5. St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital
  2. Focus on causes more than organizations
  3. Pick a cause that is more smaller/local so it makes a bigger impact
  4. Find a way to get the whole grade behind the cause

Meeting 1: Thursday, October 23

7:20 AM

Room 211

Attendance: President Goldstein, Vice President Wasserman, Treasurer Berde, Secretary Yu

Representatives: Schicker, Cuesta, Monge, Haag, Nilaweera, John, Rothenberg, Luna

Class Cause:

  1. ask whole grade
  2. political agendas: gun violence
  3. local organizations (see where the money goes)
  4. main topics:
    1. mental disabilities
    2. help veterans
    3. education in tough areas
    4. eating disorders
    5. sex trafficking/abuse
    6. homelessness
    7. general cancer
    8. youth addiction
    9. foster care
    10. substance abuse
  5. potential organizations:
    1. Navigation
    2. Wounded Warriors
    3. Bell Foundation
    4. Family Promise Bergen County
    5. Coalition for the Homeless
    6. Zach Latleri Foundation
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