Students Thinking of Peers
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What is S.T.O.P.?
Students Thinking of Peers is a PTA sponsored organization meant to encourage our older students of Beverly Elementary to become positive influences in the community.
At the school level, students are expected to be good role models to their peers and younger students in the school by being respectful, courteous and friendly.
In the local community, S.T.O.P. students participate in outreach programs to learn how to help others, such as a coat drive in fall, visits to Assisted Living Facilities and a visit to Collin County Teen Court.
Who can participate?
S.T.O.P. is open to all students in the fourth and fifth grades. They must fill out an application with one adult recommendation and maintain an "S" or "E" in all citizenship areas. Click HERE for the Application Form.
What is the time commitment?
Meetings are held once a month after school. Some of the meetings are held in the school cafeteria and some will be deliveries of goods we collect for agencies (the coat drive for instance).
Though attendance to every meeting is not mandatory, we strongly encourage regular attendance so the students can get as much out of the experience as possible.
Some of the projects the S.T.O.P. group has sponsored include:
Coat drives for the Plano Clothes Closet, food drives for Allen Food Pantry, donations for the Collin County Children's Advocacy Center's Rainbow Room, donations for the Children's Hospital and visits to assisted living facilities around the holidays.
We also have helped organize groups of girls to donate to Locks of Love and helped with litter pick-up.
We usually only have drives to benefit places the kids can visit so they become more aware of the needs and positive influence they can be on our community.
Is there parent involvement?
We do need parent participation for the trips outside Beverly Elementary, such as the coat drive or food drive deliveries. Last year we had 60 students participate and needed at least 10 drivers for every trip.
Please contact our S.T.O.P. Coordinators at email@example.com.