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

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 sign up and subscribe to the TMC by email or RSS feed. By doing so, you will receive the full text posting in your inbox/reader as soon as it is published, rather than receiving just a link via email. You will also receive any additional alerts about other student life and school happenings.

The Mulgrave community can also keep up-to-date on TMC news by following the Mulgrave Twitter account: @MulgraveSchool.

Girl Effect


SHORT WEEK: We have a short week with a special schedule on Thursday. To find out out other happenings this week, check out the MulgraveNet school calendar. And subscribe to iCal to get the calendar feed right in your laptop, tablet or smartphone calendar.

REMEMBRANCE DAY ASSEMBLY ON THURSDAY Lest we forget… “War: We don’t need no more trouble”:

Until the philosophy which hold one race superior
And another
Is finally
And permanently
And abandoned –
Everywhere is war –
Me say war.

That until there no longer
First class and second class citizens of any nation
Until the colour of a man’s skin
Is of no more significance than the colour of his eyes –
Me say war.

That until the basic human rights
Are equally guaranteed to all,
Without regard to race –
Dis a war.

That until that day
The dream of lasting peace,
World citizenship
Rule of international morality
Will remain in but a fleeting illusion to be pursued,
But never attained –
Now everywhere is war

— Bob Marley


NIGHT OF THE NOTABLES IN ON MONDAY! G8s will be in their notable roles Monday in the annual Night of the Notables. Parents welcome.

US PEP ASSEMBLY ON TUES 3.00PM in the gym… Go Titans Go!

GEO: REAL LEARNING.REAL IMPACT. GEO Trip Application Deadline Extended: Fri Nov 18: 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. Kenya Trip Safety Meeting for students and parents on Tuesday 6.00pm in the Annex. Check out the FAQs news posting from Friday: click here.

SS Advisor Meetings and MS Town Hall Meeting on Wed @ 3pm.

House Competitions this week: Floor Hockey is still on!


Click here for the weekly schedule of games. GO TITANS GO!

Congrats to Richard Keleher, Lee Hardy and the Senior boys soccer team for their 2nd place finish at the Provincial Championships this past weekend. What an outstanding result!



ANIMAL CARE ASSISTANTS WANTED FOR DISTRICT OF NORTH VANCOUVER – ANIMAL WELFARE SHELTER: 299 Mansfield Place, North Vancouver, B.C., V7T 1E4. The District of North Vancouver Animal Welfare Shelter provides temporary housing for homeless cats, dogs and rabbits on the North Shore. CONTACT: Angela Smyth, Lead Shelter Attendant PHONE: (604) 990-3711. CONTACT AVAILABILITY: Mon – Fri, 10:00 – 4:30 FAX: (604) 987-2694. MINIMUM AGE: 16 (if you are younger you must be supervised by an adult).

PARK VOLUNTEERS WANTED. LIGHTHOUSE PARK PRESERVATION SOCIETY Lighthouse Park, West Vancouver, B.C. Works to protect the natural integrity of the park given its unique natural history and vulnerability to urban pressures; promotes public awareness of the natural features of Lighthouse Park and promotes public support for its preservation; supports the development of biological zones along the park boundaries and works to prevent development encroaching on the park. CONTACT: EMAIL: lighthouseparkps@gmail.com VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES: Removal of invasive plants from Lighthouse Park. Restoration and replanting.

 CO-CURRICULAR CLUBS ARE ON THIS WEEK: Click here for the fall guide. Also check our TMC Mulgrave Clubs page for all the details.

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. Stat tuned for details of when the bone making will begin.

For more information, visit www.studentsrebuild.org. WANT TO GET INVOLVED? Send MrW an email and he’ll let you know when the bone-making begins. Stay tuned for updates and raise the voice of those forgotten in Africa’s worst famine in 60 years!

MULGRAVE DRAGON’S DEN: GOT AN IDEA FOR SOCIAL GOOD @ MULGRAVE OR BEYOND. Get ready for the Mulgrave Dragon’s Den starting next week. Got a great idea for a new Mulgrave club, service initiative/activity, community event, fundraiser, or cause to support at Mulgrave and beyond? Make your pitch to The Den! The Mulgrave Dragon’s Den (The Den) is a new student-led panel facilitated by SAC (Service Action Council), which reviews all new citizenship, service, social good or fundraising proposals by students and makes decisions on whether the pitch moves forward with special awards, resources and opportunities. They also decide on the scope and impact on school. All new service ventures at Mulgrave must be evaluated by the Den; once approved in some form by the Den, they are pitched to Senior Leadership Teams for final approval, if relevant to our community. Please be aware there is always the possibility that what the Den approves will not be approved by Senior School Leaders

Click here for the application due Tuesday.

GIRLS RULE (DUH!) Introducing the Girl Effect Challenge

I’d like to introduce you to someone.

She’s not that different than your typical teenage girl. She’s energetic and creative, she values her friendships, and her family means the world to her. However, this Bangladeshi teenager dropped out of school in the 10th grade because her parents couldn’t afford her school fees. Months away from her high school diploma, she was forced to stay home and raise chickens for her family.

Meet Insana.

Sadly, Insana’s story isn’t unique. 70 percent of the world’s 130 million out-of-school youth are girls. Luckily for Insana, her story caught the attention of a local girls’ club – supported by BRAC USA through the Girl Effect Fund – where she was able to sign up for a tailoring class and connect with a mentor. Insana excelled at the course, won a sewing machine, and began earning an income on her own. Before long, she earned enough money to support her family and go back to school. Eventually, she was even able to teach her craft to other girls in her village. You may have never thought of high school exams as something to celebrate, but for Insana, completing her exams is a ticket to a better tomorrow. By finishing school, she’s more likely to marry later, have fewer, healthier children, and support herself and her family. Instead of becoming a statistic, Insana became a real-life she-ro. This is a little something we call “The Girl Effect.”

The Girl Effect is what happens when girls are given an opportunity to participate. It’s a movement that believes in the unique potential of adolescent girls to end poverty for themselves and the world. (Warning: this link leads to an extremely compelling Girl Effect video.) For the first time ever, we’ve created an opportunity for organizations working with girls to win a one-year spot on the Girl Effect fundraising page. But, to make sure the best programs for girls are chosen, we need your help! More than 50 organizations are competing in the Girl Effect GlobalGiving Challenge for Girl Effect funding, but only twelve will become beneficiaries. Vote with your wallet NOW through November 15 for the project you think is doing the best work for girls, and please tell your friends and family to do the same!

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY ORGANISERS @ DAYCARE GALA WANTED for preschool kids ages 3-5. Date: Nov 30 5.8pm. Contact Mr Wilson if you are interested.

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!

Global Hands

MULGRAVE eFOLIO BLOGS ARE OUT. Speak to me this week if you’re having a challengrCheck your emails this week for doc links and blog sign ups.

AMNESTY WRITE FOR RIGHTS 2011. Will join us for an inspiring day of letter-writing on December 9th @ Mulgrave in honour of International Human Rights Day on Dec 10th? Every year on International Human Rights Day, tens of thousands of Canadians join Amnesty International supporters in more than 50 countries around the world in an inspiring day of letter-writing. Last year, we wrote more than half a million letters urging that the rights of individuals be respected, protected and fulfilled, and showing solidarity with people wrongfully detained. Our letter-writing last year led to a successful outcome in more than half of the cases featured!

This year on Human Rights Day, Amnesty International is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and we expect this will lead to the most successful Write for Rights ever. More info coming soon from Mulgrave’s Amnesty Club.

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