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Student Council

Purpose of Student Council

The purpose of the student council is to introduce elementary school students to the workings of government and parliamentary procedure. The purpose of student council is also to provide leadership to the student body by providing various opportunities for students’ social, academic, and physical growth.

‚ÄčGoals of Student Council

  • Act as an intermediate representative between the student body and the administration
  • Promote the general welfare of the students through encouraging the development of student clubs, and other school events (school spirit, fundraisers,  presentations, etc.)
  • Provide leadership
  • Be self-supporting
  • Develop a budget and allocating funds for various student  body activities
  • Enhance positive school climate
  • Serve as ambassadors for the school


Elections and Positions
Elections for the 2016­-2017 Student Council Officer elections will be held in the beginning of September.

The Student Council positions are:

  • Two Student Council Presidents (fall and spring semester) ­ fifth graders only
  • Two Student Council Vice Presidents (fall and spring semester) ­ fifth graders only
  • Secretary, Treasurer, and Parliamentarian ­ fourth or fifth graders. Classroom Representatives for Student Council

Each second through fifth grade classroom elects two students to serve on the council. The officers will be working together with classroom representatives to learn leadership and decision­ making skills and the importance of effective communication. Once again, Playa del Rey Elementary is proud to have our students taking an active role in providing service to our school and community.


Kkids.pngK­Kids is a nationally recognized community service organization that meets once a month on our school campus. Students work with Circle K, UCLA student members, and the local Kiwanis Rotary club to learn about and take action to support local community needs. Past projects have included: monthly food drives, decorating cookies for women’s shelters, sending cards and letters to service men and women via Operation Gratitude, making fun activity kits for children at Mattel Children’s Hospital, facilitating the Culver City Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony, and hosting the annual Culver City Easter Egg Hunt. For more information visit:

If you would like to sign your child up please fill out the permission slip which can be obtained in the school office. If you’d like to volunteer, please email 

2016-­2017 Student leaders

  • Kehlani Conover (President)
  • Breanna McKelvin (Vice President)
  • Shelby Wise (Secretary)


Playa del Rey Elementary offers an orchestra program for students in grades 3-5.   The students can choose from various woodwind and brass instruments which are loaned to the student from LAUSD.

Girl Scouts

Several Girl Scout students claim Playa del Rey elementary school as their home. Girl Scouts teaches girls several skills and principles, including: sisterhood, leadership, entrepreneurship, independence, life skills, outdoor survival, and community service. There is one troop that currently meets at the school, while a few other troops meet at local churches and lodges. These girls have supported and lead several service projects at the school and in our local community, including: campus clean ups on Big Sunday, multiple school garden improvement days, singing holiday carols to the elderly, and multiple efforts to help our local homeless population. We hope that you will consider supporting our Girl Scouts throughout the year as they host a variety of service projects and fundraisers.

Active troops represented at PDR:

  • Troop 395 ­ Culver City
  • Troop 5325 ­ Marina del Rey
  • Troop 10195 ­ La Brea Heights
  • Troop 17105 ­ Westchester ­­ RECRUITING NOW for 5th grade girls ­­ email

If you’d like to learn more about starting your own Girl Scout troop, please visit for more information.

Boy Scouts

Several Cub Scouts claim Playa del Rey Elementary School as their home.  Cub Scouts is a precursor to Boy Scouts for boys in grades 1-5.  Our current boy scouts are in troops that meet at local churches and lodges. These boys have supported and led several service projects at the school and in our local community, including: campus clean ups on Big Sunday, facilitating spaghetti dinners to support local organizations, and placing flags on veteran grave sites on Memorial Day.  We hope that you will consider supporting our Boy Scouts throughout the year as they host a variety of service projects and fundraisers.

Our Cub Scouts are currently members in Pack 79 out of Marina Del Rey.

For more information on Boy Scouts, visit: