Welcome to the US Student Life announcements and news blog interface, which is also an extension of the US Mulgrave eFolio: TheMulgraveCitizen @ https://pln.mulgrave.com/mulgravecitizen
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TMS // THIS WEEK @ SCHOOL
MONDAY IS AN OPTIONAL LATE START: TEACHER COLLABORATION MORNING !
Classes start at @ 10.00am. Find out what’s happening daily on MulgraveNet school calendar. And subscribe to iCal to get the calendar feed right in your laptop, tablet or smartphone calendar.
US Class Photos: Wed
GEO: REAL LEARNING.REAL IMPACT. GEO Trip Application Deadline: Fri Nov 4: China G7-9, Costa Rica G9-11, Kenya G10-12. Please submit application, supporting docs and a $1000 non-refundable deposit to Ms Hawkins ASAP to reserve your place on a journey to change the world.
SS Advisor Meetings and MS 21C Town Hall Meeting on Wed @ 3pm. Bring your smartphone to the THM if you have a Twitter account.
House Competitions this week: Floor Hockey is on!
Click here for the weekly schedule of games. GO TITANS GO!
Congratulations to our Sr. Boys Soccer team who are off to Provincials after beating Bodwell in the bronze medal match at Zones. Go Titans Go!!!
Monday, Oct 24th is the last day to sign-up to play on one of Mulgrave’s basketball teams this year. Please sign up in Mr. Leduc’s office asap if you are interested. You will not be able to play if you do not sign up by today. Go Titans Go!
TMC // THIS WEEK 4 CITIZENSHIP & SOCIAL GOOD
BONES 4 PEACE: Make a bone for hope and healing. Make a bone to show our connectedness.
Students Rebuild, who brought us the hugely successful Paper Cranes for Japan campaign last year, has a new arts for humanity installation vision of brutal honesty and social good: Bones for Peace: A Path Forward. They have joined forces with Global Nomads, the US National Mall and CARE . The goal: make handmade bones in honor of lives lost and in solidarity with those who have survived mass conflict in the horn of Africa.
It’s a “Path Forward” culminating in an art installation of “One Million Handmade Bones” on the National Mall, which will serve as visible petition to resolve widespread suffering. It’s a disturbingly honest way to give a voice to the dead in Somalia and the Congo (DRC). Read more below…
Do you ever wonder what you can do to impact faraway problems? From intractable poverty and famine, to war and conflict, the portraits of human suffering we see in the news are staggering. Sobering. Too overwhelming to do anything? Not so. Welcome to the newest Students Rebuild challenge: A Path Forward — a chance to take a collective stand against humanitarian crises by joining a participatory art installation in Washington, D.C. that will raise awareness and critical funds.
Students Rebuild has teamed-up with One Million Bones, a campaign to cover the National Mall in Washington, DC with 1,000,000 handmade bones in honor of lives lost and in solidarity with those who have survived mass conflict. Those bones can be made and mailed in by you. And your friends. Make a bone for peace. Make a bone for hope and healing. Make a bone to show our connectedness.
For every 100,000 handmade bones and 20,000 images of handmade bones contributed by Students Rebuild participants, $100,000 will be donated to CARE, a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. The instillation will also include digital images of handmade bones and will culiminate in a book and a short film. Everyone will have the chance to contribute. For more information, visit www.studentsrebuild.org. WANT TO GET INVOLVED? Come to the SAC meeting today at 1.20 in 1022. Stay tuned for future meetings and raise the voice of those forgotten in Africa’s worst famine in 60 years!
GEO: REAL LEARNING.REAL IMPACT. GEO Trip Application Deadline: Fri Nov 4: China G7-9, Costa Rica G9-11, Kenya G10-12. Please submit application, supporting docs and a $1000 non-refundable deposit to Ms Hawkins ASAP to reserve your place on a journey to change the world. Check out a clip from Me to We, our partner for the China and Kenya trips:
A PERSONAL PROJECT FOR “COMMUNITY AND SERVICE”: G10s on finishing your Personal Projects last week! In case you missed it, check out Jasmine M’s Personal Project documentary on the UN Milennium Development Goals at two organisations working to provide care and heath services to the poor locally and internationally:
REMINDER: US Design Club meets Fri @ 1.10 1022. Contact Cheryl G12 email@example.com for more info or Mr Wilson firstname.lastname@example.org
Photography Club: Opportunities coming out this week. Check your emails. Mr Wilson/Ms Mc email@example.com
ME TO WE CLUB (new): Thurs 1.10 1022. Want to join the new Free The Children Club? Contact Jasmine S firstname.lastname@example.org or Mr Wilson.
HALLOWEEN FOR HUNGER. No one should be without food in Canada. The Me to We club is joining the Free The Children national food drive campaign, the largest in Canada.
In our own communities, many people face hunger as a daily reality. Families throughout North America and the UK are trapped by unemployment or low wages and by the crippling costs of housing and food. Under the stress of poverty parents have to make impossible decisions, choosing between a putting roof over their family’s heads and food in their stomachs. Every year on October 31, young people trick-or-treat with our Halloween for Hunger campaign, collecting non-perishable food items for local food banks instead of candy. One of Free The Children’s two local campaigns, Halloween for Hunger gives youth a unique opportunity to help end hunger in their own communities—and raise awareness of an often invisible local problem.
Stay tuned how you can get involved. Contact G11 Jasmine S for more info.
LET’S HUG IT OUT… IN A “COOL FOR SCHOOL WAY”… AND CHANGE THE WORLD. You’ve heard of “paying it forward”—and not just because you saw that movie with Haley Joel Osment way back when. But now one non-profit is taking that whole idea one step further… with hugs. With your hugging help, Hug It Forward is building schools in Guatemala. And how does a warm, cuddly squeeze translate into enough actual building materials to create an entire school? It’s like this: you track how many hugs you’ve given and received on Hug It Forward’s website. For every hug logged, sponsors contribute one dollar toward the cause of building eco-friendly schools. And you know what’s especially cool (for school!)? The structures are made out of plastic bottles. The local communities gather the bottles and build the “bottle schools” on their own, taking ownership of the projects and teaching kids valuable skills along the way. Watch the video above and see the children get involved!
If you would like to join Hug It Forward, you must sign up through the Random Acts of Cookies Club on Thurs 1.00pm in Ms Mc’s room 2026. Put your arms out and help build schools!
GIRL EMPOWERMENT LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE. West Point Grey Academy is hosting a unique girl leadership conference in which girls in G11-12 are matched up with mentors. The conference takes place from Nov 19-20th. Two delegates from each ISA school can apply to attend. Registration cost is $125. Contact Mr Wilson if you are interested: Girl Empowerment & Leadership Conference WPGA 2011
HALLOWEEN SOCIAL JUSTICE: Did you know children are often exploited to harvest cocoa throughout the world? Let’s have a NoHersheyHalloween until
@Hersheys commits to buying certified cocoa. http://chn.ge/fiXI0x @ChangeSlavery
Enter TheTyee Film Contest: What stands between you & a free iPad? Submit your crowd-pleasing REEL BC short film. Deadline is soon!
MULGRAVE eFOLIO BLOGS ARE OUT THIS WEEK. Check your emails this week for doc links and blog sign ups.
G7-9 M-SAC Retreat is this week. Wed 4-7pm and Thurs 12.30–5.00pm @ Mulgrave. Click here for the letter and consent form. The 4pm meet place on Wed is in the Annex. Contact G9 leaders Andrew F or Jolee T for details or speak to Ms Roy.
GEO: REAL LEARNING.REAL IMPACT. GEO Trip Application Deadline: Fri Nov 4: China G7-9, Costa Rica G9-11, Kenya G10-12. Please submit application, supporting docs and a $1000 non-refundable deposit to Ms Hawkins ASAP to reserve your place on a journey to change the world. See the GEO page on the school website for details.