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David W. Ziskin

Superintendent of Schools

25 High Street

Fort Plain, NY 13339




Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports

Student Council auctioned off elves

The Elementary Student Council held its annual Elf Auction on Monday, Dec. 21. Students in 4th, 5th and 6th grade used Topper Bucks to purchase the services of an elf for a day. Typical elf duties include: cleaning lockers, organizing desks, carrying books, serving at lunch, etc.

Elves sold for between $40 and $140 Topper Bucks. Students saved Topper Bucks for weeks prior to this event. They earned the bucks through the school’s PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) program. Topper Bucks are earned for completing work on time, helping others, reaching personal and academic goals, going above and beyond, and more! The Elf Auction serves as a PBIS reward program, giving a place for students to spend their hard-won dollars.

The elves were members of the Harry Hoag Student Council. Each of them made an auction shirt, covered with holiday decorations such as tinsel, garland, and evergreens. Many of the shirts had slogans written on them, such as: “Buy Me,” “Big and Strong,” and “Help Me.”

The Elf Auction concluded with the “sale” of Elf Keagan Ford (Student Council Vice President). Keagan’s services were sold to Austin VanGorder for $140 Topper Bucks! The final elf to be auctioned off was Student Council President, Tucker Jones, who came to the floor amid chants of “Tucker, Tucker!” After receiving dozens of bids, he also “sold” for $140 to Derek Prevost.

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