April 23, 2012 by awilson
Welcome to the US Student Life announcements and news blog interface, which is also an extension of the US Mulgrave eFolio: TheMulgraveCitizen @ http://pln.mulgrave.com/mulgravecitizen. This site is home to all your news and alerts about student happenings, resources and opportunities for citizenship, service, CAS and social good throughout the year. You are also encouraged to subscribe to the TMC by email or RSS feed. The Mulgrave community can keep up-to-date on TMC news by following the Mulgrave Twitter accounts: @MulgraveSchool or @MulgraveCitizen. If you are looking for a searchable microblog of MYP/CAS eFolio opportunities, visit Passport2SocialGood @ http://changemakernet.posterous.com.
TMC // THIS WEEK @ SCHOOL
WELCOME TO A WEEK OF MULGRAVE HAPPENINGS, INCLUDING ACTION 4 WAR CHILD & GAMES 4 GOOD! To find out out more happenings this week, check out the MulgraveNet school calendar. And subscribe to iCal to get the calendar feed right to your laptop, tablet or smartphone calendar.
GREEN TEAM BATTERY DRIVE IS ON TO SAVE LIVES! HAPPY EARTH WEEK
This year during Earth Week you are encouraged to drop off your batteries for recycling in the MS and SS offices. The Me 2 We club has also joined up with the Green Team and will be collecting recycled batteries from this drive that can be used for the We Day drive that helps save the lives of children with zinc deficiency. See below.
Fighting Zinc Deficiency – Battery Collection for We Day http://www.zincsaveslives.com/we-are-teck/we-day/
Teck’s Zinc and Health initiative to collect old, used batteries. By doing this you are helping to keep batteries out of landfills and allowing the precious zinc inside to be recovered and reused. Did you know that one third of the global population is zinc-deficient and an estimated 800,000 people die per year from related and treatable causes such as diarrhea – 450,000 of which are children in the developing world under the age of five. The zinc from recycled batteries collected at We Day will be turned into sachets of zinc sprinkles by Zinc and Health, and delivered as a life-saving treatment around the world. Just one AA battery has enough zinc in it to save the lives of six children. What batteries can zinc be recovered from? The answer is only AAAs, AAs, Ds, 9Vs or any combination of the above. Venue entrances at We Day will contain bins for battery collection. For more information, speak to Mr Wilson email@example.com.
DO YOU HAVE FISCHER FEVER? VOTE FOR TASHA G10!
Her voice sounds “like an Angel sliding down a rainbow.” Vote for Mulgrave’s very own Tasha F G10 for the West Van youth talent show called Amplifier 2012. Click here http://kaymeekamplifier.com/. And vote again, and again, and again. Go Tasha Go!
ONE DAY ON EARTH PREMIER'S FOR EARTH DAY! via mashable.com
Eighteen months after thousands of volunteer filmmakers in every country on the planet shot 3,000 hours of footage in one day, One Day on Earth will have the most widespread one-day premiere in history.
The film will be screened for free at the U.N. General Assembly in New York. The film is an entirely crowdsourced project, inviting anyone to join the shooting process. Its website has become a social hub for filmmaker members, who can post updates and photos, and connect with other members.
Learn more: http://www.onedayonearth.org/
WAR IS FOR KIDS, RIGHT? :: ACTION FOR WAR CHILD @ MULGRAVE THIS FRIDAY
We are very pleased to announce that the highly successful Senior student-run G8-9 Middle School Global Action (MGA) Symposium is on again for the fifth consecutive year. This time the simulation focus has shifted from Invisible Children, to “Action for War Child”, highlighting the conflict and strife of war and the empowerment of children during times of crisis.
The event will be happening from the afternoon of Friday, April 27th to the morning of Saturday April 28th. Over the past years, student participants and parents alike have praised this “global citizenship” activity as one of the best experiential learning opportunities offered at Mulgrave – student-centred, action-oriented, engaging, and eye-opening.
For more information see the attached letter or contact Mark B G11 firstname.lastname@example.org, the lead student coordinator. You can also speak to Mr Wilson email@example.com.
For details on War Child Canada and the “help child soldiers campaign” see http://www.warchild.ca/
- Green Team Battery Recycling Battery Drive
- A Belated Happy Earth Day and Happy Earth Week!
- Games4Good MS Competition @ 1pm on field weather permitting
- Games4Good SS Competition @ 1pm on field weather permitting
- Last day of classes for regular classes for Grads 2012; BBQ lunch Grads, parents and teachers
- MS Games4Good Finale Assembly in Gym 3.00pm (SS participation TBC)
- G8-9 Global Symposium: Action for War Child 4.00pm
- US Service Award Nominations – due date extened to Fri May 4
Click here for the weekly schedule of games. GO TITANS GO!
Passport2#SocialGood // P2SG: MYP/CAS eFolio Resources
LOOKING FOR MORE MYP/CAS eFOLIO IDEAS? Check out Passport2#SocialGood // P2SG (http://changemakernet.posterous.com) , your 24/7 searchable listing of social good MYP/CAS eFolio resources in creativity, action, service/citizenship, volunteerism and leadership.
- Check out Cameras4Change
- G8-9 Action for War Child. Sleepover at school. Have fun and learn about conflict in Central Africa. Sign up starts this week!
- If you can play, you can play!
- Adventure Project
- Twitter Helps the Red Cross
- 999 Bottles
- Join the AIDS Ride for Africa
- Falling Whistles
- Pencils of Promise
- Give Us Names
- Check out One Day on Earth!
- Join the Walk for Kids Help Phone and Kilometres for Kids in May
- Sign up for the World Partnership Walk
- RIO + SOCIAL coming soon
- G8-12 Get involved in CapU’s weekend retreat “Change Pilotz”!
- And more…
Click here: Passport2SocialGood (Posterous). You can search listings by subject or tags that interest you. You can also follow the blog to get regular updates. Speak to Mr Wilson if you have questions or suggestions for eFolio opportunities.
In Mali, the Sahel food crisis has spread, and politics and conflict enter the equation, mothers and their children are facing an even harder challenge getting the food they need to survive.
Support the World Food Programme: raise awareness or support emergency relief: http://www.wfp.org/
WALK SO KIDS CAN TALK 2012:
Every day, Kids Help Phone’s professional counsellors hear from kids who are experiencing the cruelty of bullying, the loneliness of depression, the paralyzing fear of anxiety, or are feeling the pressures to succeed, compete, or conform. As a charity, Kids Help Phone relies on the generosity of donors to ensure the 6.5 million young people in Canada have continued access to free, professional counselling, information and referrals, when and how they need it most.
This year’s Walk will take place in more than 40 communities across Canada. It’s a fun, non-competitive 5 km route that draws thousands of participants who are stepping forward as one community for one cause: kids. Join Canada’s largest walk to support child and youth mental health and well-being.
The Walk for Kids Help Phone is coming this spring and Margaret and Emma B, team leaders, want you to join in. Please contact Margaret firstname.lastname@example.org or Mr Wilson to get registration details.
KILOMETRES 4 KIDS!
Join Kilometres for Kids & Support BC Children’s Hospital on May 5 in West Van, BC. Speak to Mr Wilson for more details.
US SERVICE AWARD NOMINATIONS
Due Friday May 4th. Check you email for details or click here: Service Awards — 2012
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