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TMS // THIS WEEK @ SCHOOL
Special Schedules all week (must be logged in to the Network for link to work). Check out postings on MulgraveNet school calendar.
G7-8 Outdoor Education Camp Info Evening Tues 6:00pm – 7:00pm.
G7 and New G8 Families Laptop “Out of the Box” 7.00-8.30pm.
All FORMS are due Thurs… you know what I mean.
G11 Induction Retreat Departs for Camp Latona on Thurs
G9-10 Outdoor Education Camp Info Evening Thurs 6:00pm – 7:00pm
New G9 – 11 Families Laptop “Out of the Box” Thurs 7.00-8.00pm
Practices for our US teams will start the week of September 12th for SS school teams and the week of September 19th for MS teams. Please see your respective coach(es) for more details.
Sr. Girls V-ball – Coach Leduc / Sr. Boys Soccer – Coach Keleher & Coach Hardy/ Jr. Girls Volleyball – Coach Pinese / (see Coach Leduc) /Jr. Boys Volleyball – Coach Olynyk / US Swimming – Coach Roy and Coach Gardner /US X-Country – Coach Moore (Mr. Moore) / G9 Girls V-ball – Coach Johnson / G8/9 Boys Rugby – Coach RJ and Coach Jones / G8 Girls V-ball – Coach Mullen / G7 Girls V-ball – Coach Leduc / G7 Boys Soccer – Coach MacIntyre (new Deputy Head).
Tryouts for our Sr. and Jr. Girls Volleyball teams will take place Wednesday, September 7th and Thursday, September 8th from 4:00-5:30 in the main gym. Anyone interested in playing on either team should attend. Please see Mr. Leduc for more details. GO TITANS GO!!!
TMS // THIS WEEK 4 CITIZENSHIP & SOCIAL GOOD
CLUB & MOST CO-CURRICULAR MEETINGS START AFTER OUTDOOR ED CAMPS. Check out co-curricular opps listed online and coming soon. Also check our TMC Mulgrave Clubs page for all the details.
SERVICE ACTION COUNCIL MEETINGS START NEXT WEEK!!
G9 M-SAC and G10-11 S-SAC meetings start next week on Monday @ 1.10pm in 1022. Important SAC Retreat information. After next week, M-SAC meets in 1022 on Thursdays @ 1pm.
FIGHTING FAMINE IN EAST AFRICA Find out how you can make a difference. Meeting with SAC Mon Sept 12 @ 1pm in 1022.
VOLUNTEERS WANTED FOR THE MULGRAVE WELCOME BBQ on Sun Sept 18 between 12-4pm. Contact Mr Wilson if you can help out.
JOIN THE GREAT CANADIAN SHORTLINE CLEAN UP
Sept 17-25. Check out the link for opportunities to get involved near you!
VOLUNTEERS WANTED FOR THE WEST VANCOUVER TERRY FOX RUN @ AMBLESIDE: 9-12am Sun Sept 18. Speak to Ms Finlayson in the Junior School if you can help out.
IMAGINE A BETTER WORLD: MUGGLES AND WIZARDS UNITE! That’s right. Harry Potter fans are changing the world through The Harry Potter Alliance: The Weapon We Have is Love. Read more. Check it out!
ONE YOUNG WORLD (OYW) & MASHABLE’S SOCIAL GOOD SUMMIT:
Check out these two great events promoting a better world through youth and social media. Our very own David C G10 was a delegate at OYW. How do you want to ‘be the change’?
2011 WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY CITIZEN AMBASSADOR’S CONTEST. If you had 30 seconds, what would you tell the UN Secretary-General to do to change the world? Due Sept 8th!
“IF YOU COULD DO ONE THING TO CHANGE THE WORLD… WHAT WOULD IT BE? ZIGGY MARLEY + ARTISTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD WANT YOU TO BE THE CHANGE. This song was launched as part of World Humanitarianism Day 2011.
FIGHTING CANCER CAN MAKE US ALL BELIEBERS. As part of a movement for less cancer and more birthdays, The American Cancer Society created YouTube videos of birthday wishes from stars such as Justin Bieber. That video racked up more than 660,000 views. “Pop culture advertising gets the attention of teenagers,” wrote Ashley Engelman, the American Cancer Society’s communications and marketing project manager. “Teenagers, in turn, get the attention of their parents. And this is how we reach our target demographic.”
FROM FARMVILLE TO FARM RESCUE!
Everyone knows that FarmVille hooked about a gazillion Facebook users on caring for virtual crops. Farm Rescue , on the other hand, has decided to spin off the very popular game with an emphasis on social good and charity. Farm Rescue takes on alleged animal abuse in factory farms by asking users to build a virtual sanctuary for rescued hens. Users tend after their fowl wards, helping them practice natural behaviors and then “adopting” them out to good homes.
The game latched onto the eThe game latched onto the enormously popular FarmVille in both content and style as a way to educate and raise awareness about the factory farm. Outside of the game, Farm Rescue also has an actions page where users can pledge their support, sign petitions or learn more.normously popular FarmVille in both content and style as a way to educate and raise awareness about the factory farm. Outside of the game, Farm Rescue also has an actions page where users can pledge their support, sign petitions or learn more.
HUMANITY STRIKES BACK!
The Canadian Red Cross is looking for youth volunteers for The Humanity Strikes Back Working Group and Students Club Action Network Work Group. The HSB Working Group has a mandate to plan, organize and help facilitate the Humanitarian Issues Promotion’s Humanity Strikes Back! youth conference in February. This two day conference aims to help high school aged youth gain the knowledge, skills, resources and confidence necessary to be leaders on global issues, specifically, children and war, the poverty disease cycle and natural disasters. Volunteers will receive comprehensive training on global issues, facilitation, leadership, event management, teamwork and the International Movement of the Red Cross. Once volunteers have completed their position with us, Certificates of Completion will be issued with the total number of volunteer hours and skills gained during the training.
The Canadian Red Cross is part of the largest and one of the oldest humanitarian organisations. They provide excellent training and great opportunities: “We work with people who are passionate about the issues and the work.” Contact Mr Wilson if you are interested or Melinda Mennie. Applications are due Friday September 16th, 2011 at 5:00pm.