Montlake Elementary

Student Life

Student Leadership Opportunities

Student Leadership Opportunities

As part of our commitment to personal success and public stewardship, Montlake offers multiple opportunities for individuals to participate in leadership and assistance roles throughout the building.

Green Team

Students and staff meet weekly to lead efforts to integrate sustainability into all aspects of our school. As part of the Washington Green School movement we are certified as a Washington Green School in composting, recycling and energy. Visit our Montlake Elementary Green Team webpage for more school updates. For more information about Washington Green Schools visit:

Student Council

Student Council is a student run leadership group that works to promote school spirit. Some of the roles of Student Council include planning spirit days and activities, leading the school with positive behavior, and working on service projects in the larger community. Members of Student Council are expected to be role models and leaders in the school and will be responsible for communicating plans with the greater school community.

The commitment of a council member will be attending meetings every other Friday from 11:40 – 12:15 during lunch. The Student Council meetings will be led by Mr. Knox (and many other supporting teachers)!

Library Aides

Students volunteer each year to work during recess in the library to assist our Librarian.


Teams of students arrive early and/or stay late after school to patrol our crosswalks and assist walkers in safely crossing the neighboring streets. Patrol Students must be at least 10 years old, demonstrate responsibility and leadership, and be willing to follow directions. This important leadership opportunity is coordinated by Ms. Gingrich. Interested students are selected each year.