CES Student Council helps stock health care warehouse

Wednesday, December 27, 2017
On Tuesday, Dec. 19, members of the Concordia Elementary School Student Council work to prepare supplies for transport to the local warehouse of the Health Care Collaborative of Rural Missouri.
(Bob Stewart/The Concordian)

With the help of student council co-sponsors Mrs. Brianne Bredehoeft (school counselor) and Miss Natasha Ohmart (third-grade teacher), the Concordia Elementary School Student Council elected to do a competition between grade levels to supply the warehouse maintained by the Health Care Collaborative of Rural Missouri’s Concordia clinic.
HCC provides health services to county residents that are directly connected to the needs that exist. It consists of a variety of organizations that provide programming such as “Healthy Smiles for Life” and “Mental Health First Aid,” as well as the Live Well Clinics, including the one in Concordia. Members of the Student Council chose this organization because of the amount of services that they provide for our school and community.
The items collected are those that cannot be purchased with food stamps, including blankets, soaps, shampoo and conditioner, towels, and paper goods, such as toilet paper. Each item was assigned a point value, and the classroom with the most points in each grade level won a popcorn party. Items were collected from Dec. 4-18, with HCC coming to pick up the items on Dec. 19.
Thanks to the community, the student council was able to fill a trailer with items to serve the community in the coming weeks. The winning classrooms were Mrs. Beissenherz’s kindergarten, Ms. Edwards’ first grade, Mrs. Brizendine’s second grade, Miss Ohmart’s third grade, Miss Wieberg’s fourth grade, Mrs. S. Bredehoeft’s fifth grade, and Mrs. Williams’ sixth grade.

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