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Elementary School - Student Ambassador Program
It is an honor to have your child selected as a Student Ambassador. Being in 6th grade is an exciting time for youngsters as it marks the halfway point to graduation!
When we went to the school open house and the principal announced that the students elected for the school Student Ambassador Program would be next, you could hear a pin fall!
To be honest, I didn't know what the heck she was talking about. As I looked around while asking my granddaughter what was she talking about, I saw other parents with heads half way down, apparently asking the same thing, I didn't feel so weird not knowing then. The principal began to call out the names, lo and behold, she called my granddaughter's name!
The students were screaming, clapping and whistling for her. My granddaughter was jumping up and down as though her legs were springs, I never saw this child so happy! How could this mean so much to her? The other elected students were happy but not like my little girl. We hugged and then she started to tell me all about it.
At the elementary school that my granddaughter attends, I had to give my permission for her to be part of the Student Ambassador Program. After that, she brought home a packet describing what the qualifications were and how the students were elected. I then had to sign and return it to the school.
I felt so good doing this for my granddaughter because I knew how bad she wanted to be a part of this program. I had some qualifications for her too. Her grades must stay at an A/B average in all subjects, all homework must be done and that I receive NO notices that she hadn't turned any work. I must not receive any negative calls about her in reference to her behavior or work.
- Student Ambassadors are usually elected by the recommendation of a teacher or someone in administration
- Must possess the willingness to be a leader and have good communication skills
- Student must show and possess social and academic skills
- Parents that are supportive
- Students must have a mannerable and cooperative attitude
I think this is a great program for any child to be part of. It helps to develop them in areas of importance. The duties enhances their confidence, develop leadership skills, sharpen their communication and public speaking skills and interacting with others.
I think when we allow our children to be involved, it creates excitement and they won't look at school as being boring. They'll want to go to school because they can't wait to see what their next assignment will be as an Ambassador of their school.
Not even a week had passed by before I received my first letter explaining her next two assignments, I was just as excited as she was reading about her assignment for the up coming Friday. The school will be having their "Back to School" assembly and the guest speaker will be a radio show personality.
The following week will be the wife of a governor and my own little Ambassador will be on duty to assist the First Lady while she is at the school. We went on the internet to find out everything we could on the two personalities so she will be well prepared in the up coming events!
I couldn't be more happier and proud of my granddaughter.
The Duties Of An Ambassador
The duties of an Ambassador is being readily available for an up coming event. They are expected to familiarize themselves according to the event. Be willing to assist in an event no matter what the assignment may entail.
Student Ambassadors are also expected to assist in the following school year events, such as:
- Dignitary Tours
- Parents and Grand Parents Day Observance
- Veterans Day Celebration
- School Programs/Assemblies
- Homecoming Celebration
- Read Across America Celebration
What a great program this is!
Yes, Student Ambassador's at my granddaughter's school are required to purchase suitable attire that is chosen by the administrator. I couldn't believe it when I was told what they must wear. Thinking on it, the child that is elected has been observed the previous year on how the child dresses, behaves, attendance and grades, neatness and the such.
Suitable Attire - Girls
- The girls are expected to wear a white blouse with a collar
- A black skirt, that is at the knees or below
- Black shoes, nothing was stated on the socks, so I guess socks are optional
Suitable Attire - Boys
- The boys a expected to wear black pants
- A white button down collared shirt with a black tie
- Black shoes and socks
No flip flops or sandals
Casual Days - Blue jeans and their Ambassador t-shirts
I was told that the Ambassadors will be getting Ambassador t-shirts for casual days to wear with their jeans. I was also told that there would be a possibility that the parents would have to purchase these t-shirts. It's ok by me, just don't tell me it's needed yesterday.
When I gave permission that my granddaughter could participate in the program, I had no idea it would be so soon that she would need her attire. She is eleven years old and I could not find a black skirt anywhere or a white blouse with a collar. Finally, I wind up at Wal-Mart and found an adult small in the skirt. It's a good thing I know how to do alterations.
As far as the blouse, I couldn't find not one white blouse with a collar in any girls department. Finally, I checked the boy's dept and found a shirt that fits the description I was looking for. Well, guess what! The shirt was too tight for her so I went and got a larger size. I can't believe this largest shirt doesn't have any room in it. Okay, that's it! She'll be wearing a polo, it has a collar and she has plenty of white polos.
Shoes was not a problem, she wears the same size as I do, so she'll be wearing a pair of my black shoes. How about that, she's 11 years old and already have big feet! I bought her a nice size white bow to wear in her hair, she'll be wearing a bun hair style. I also got her pretty white socks with lace on the turn down.
Later on, I'm going to buy her a blouse pattern and a skirt pattern to make her up some white blouses and black skirts. Thank you God for giving me the gift of sewing, this talent has really been useful.