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. Furthermore, the Mulgrave community can keep up-to-date on TMC news by following the Mulgrave Twitter account: @MulgraveSchool.
STUDENT GOVERNMENT 2011: HOW IMPORTANT IS FREEDOM?
BE THE CHANGE YOUR FRIENDS WANTS TO SEE IN THE WORLD! Change everything so you like it! Become a candidate for the new G7-12 student government 2011 or vote for someone you’d like to see changing Mulgrave. “I’m ready for change Mulgrave. Are you?” For application details, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, grade, and a brief statement why you would be a great leader. Applications are due by the end of the day on Thursday Nov 17th. The election will take place Friday morning, with the leader being announced at lunch. Check out our promo and recent candidate clip submissions by Charlie H and Kendall M, who both think they would make great Student Presidents @ Mulgrave! Open to G7-12!
TMS // THIS WEEK @ SCHOOL
SHORT WEEK: We have a short week after our 4 day weekend. To find out out other 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.
G10 PERSONAL PROJECT CELEBRATION WAS ON WEDNESDAY! G10s showcased their Personal Projects on Wed Nov 16 7.00pm. Check out tweets @ #mulgravepp. It was a great succeess Congratulations G10s!! Check out a sample film projects below from Isabelle K and Heather C G10s.
Heather C. Coming Soon!
ADVISOR MEETINGS WERE ON WED @ 11.15AM.
GLOBAL WEEK IS COMING NEXT WEEK! The student-generated global theme for the week is “How important is freedom?” and “What does it mean to be ‘free’?” There will materials integrated into the various courses and grades such as a special G7 and G9 debate, a G8 creative writing experience, G10 CSS workshops, theatre performances, film, the Bones 4 Peace art installation, the Me to We Club a Vow of Silence, a Global Lunch, a non-uniform Freedom Day and more. All fundraising initiatives support Mulgrave’s Global Education and Outreach international service programmes.
G10 CYPRESS STUDENT SUMMIT NEXT THURS & FRI: As well, there is the annual student-led Cypress Student Summit (CSS) conference facilitated by the G11-12 Global Week Student Organising Committee and several service-based clubs, including the Green Team, Invisible Children, the Service Action Council, Senior School FreeRice and more. CSS is held during Global Week on the Thursday afternoon/evening and all day Friday at Mulgrave for all Grade 10s. G10s can click here for the overview letter and CSS schedule. G10s are asked to please let Mr Wilson know ASAP if you anticipate any concerns or challenges with your participation in CSS.
The aim of the week is to develop understanding, empathy and engagement in the global theme. The week will encourage “grappling with the global in our everyday lives, thinking about the right or just thing to do, and taking action.” For a breakdown of events and more details, please refer to plan for the week (attached to this document) or check out Upper School posts in Mulgrave news this week.
GLOBAL LUNCH NEXT FRIDAY: Next Friday is one of our fantastic Global Lunches this year full of delicious foods from around the world at a great price for a great cause. We have dropped the price to just $7 if you “go green” ( bring your own reusable utensils/plate) or $7 if you prepay (please submit prepayment to Ms Hawkins in main office with your name and HR/Adv group by Thurs Nov 24). Otherwise, it’s $10 on the day. Students in the MS will get dismissed early to stagger line-ups (release from class will be announced). All proceeds go to support our service trips in Costa Rica, China and Kenya.
FREEDOM NON-UNIFORM DAY. Next Friday is non-uniform “freedom day” for Global Week. It’s your choice what you wear. Just be cool for school. Cost: $2 in support of GEO service trips.
STUDENT GOVERNMENT APPLICATIONS. Due Thurs Nov 17.
STUDENT GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS. Friday before school and at recess in the foyer! Don’t miss out!
NO ASSEMBLY THIS WEEK: Personal Project Set Up Time
GEO: REAL LEARNING.REAL IMPACT. GEO Trip Application FINAL Deadline Extended: Mon Nov 21: 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.
We are looking for more G10 applicants for Costa Rica and a few more G7-8 applicants for China. Don’t miss out. Click here to get the application. Further GEO Trip overviews and documents can be found here.
SS Advisor Meetings and MS Town Hall Meeting on Wed @ 3pm.
House Competitions this week: Check with your House leaders for details!
Click here for the weekly schedule of games. GO TITANS GO!
Basketball season starts next week (November 21st). Please contact your coach for more information. Thanks.
G7 Boys – Yahya S. & Mr. Cusbert
G7 Girls – Flo B & Jasmine S
G8 Girls – Mr. Leduc & Lauren Y
G8 Boys – Grayson O & Mr. Eakin
G9 Girls – Mrs. Johnson
G9 Boys – Mr. Hardy
G10 Boys – Mr. Olynyk
Sr. Girls – Mr. Leduc
Sr. Boys – Mr. Mullen
GO TITANS GO!!!
TMC // THIS WEEK 4 CITIZENSHIP & SOCIAL GOOD
GET YOUR VOTE ON! Vote for your new Student Government President Fri morning or recess!!
GOING LOCAL! NEWS ABOUT WHAT YOU CAN DO IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD:
WANTED: Community Theatre Backstage Crew Members! NORTH VANCOUVER COMMUNITY PLAYERS at Hendry Hall, 815 East 11 St., North Vancouver puts on theatrical performances each season. VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES: Help construct and paint stage sets, search for costumes and props, work behind the scenes during run of the show. REQUIREMENTS: Fluency in English, cheerful disposition and good work ethic. Carpentry skills and construction skills are important assets. HOURS INVOLVED: Flexible, typically from 7pm – 10pm. Volunteers needed for September through June. MINIMUM AGE: G10.-12 CONTACT: Sue Worrow, Volunteer Coordinator PHONE: (604) 985-4213. WEBSITE: www.northvanplayers.ca
Usher/Ticket Takers @ PRESENTATION HOUSE ARTS CENTRE: 333 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver. The Theatre operates a 158-seat performance space, with fixed raked seating and a black box stage area which it programs year-round with a wide range of community and professional performing art events. CONTACT: Alise Benner, Volunteer Coordinator PHONE: (604) 990-3474 EMAIL: email@example.com WEBSITE: www.phtheatre.org HOURS INVOLVED: Hours vary depending on show times, but mostly evenings 7:00 – 9:30/10:00 and some weekend matinees 1:00 – 4:30. MINIMUM AGE: G9-12.
CO-CURRICULAR CLUB SIGN UPS FOR TERM TWO: Coming soon. Also check our TMC Mulgrave Service-BasedClubs page for details. Please register online (during register) or with Ms May in the MS office post-online registration if you decide to join a club.
BONES 4 PEACE: STARTS THURS @ LUNCH
Make a bone for hope, for freedom and for healing. Make a bone to show our connectedness. For every 20,000 bones made and sent in to Students Rebuild, $100,000 will be donated to CARE to help provide emergency relief in the Congo (DRC) and Somalia. This is a creative way, like paper crane making last year, for you to make a difference in the world. The installation is beginning this week on Thurs @ lunch in the art room, led by the Design Club and Ms Sheh. Check your emails for details. Engagement in this initiative over the coming weeks is a great eFolio citizenship or creativity commitment. WANT TO GET INVOLVED? Go to the art room at lunch this week and next week! Check your emails or contact MrW firstname.lastname@example.org.
MULGRAVE DRAGON’S DEN: GOT AN IDEA FOR SOCIAL GOOD @ MULGRAVE OR BEYOND.
Thank you everyone for your applications! More than 15 proposals were received for service and change initiatives from clubs and individuals. The next step is the Den and then decisions on how to support everyone. Please note ALL individuals, clubs or groups with student-centred community engagement or service-based initiatives should go through the Den. If you want to establish a club, please send Mr Wilson a proposal which includes the name of the club, service objective, start-up organisers, target audience, and why the Mulgrave community needs/would benefit from this new club. If you missed the Den deadline, don’t worry! There will be another Den next term. If you just have to get you pitch heard, please come see me. I can certainly listen and suggest options.
TAKE THE VOW OF SILENCE NEXT WED NOV 23 AS PART OF GLOBAL WEEK. And give a voice to children that don’t have one. Sign up with the Me to We Club in the foyer or on the morning of the vow. The Vow of Silence is Free The Children’s annual fundraising and awareness-raising campaign that engages tens of thousands of participants to stand up for children whose rights are not being upheld. On November 23rd, 2011, we will go silent for 24 hours in solidarity with children who are being silenced by poverty and exploitation. For Vow participants, being silent can mean refraining from speaking. It can also mean not using email, Facebook, Twitter or text messaging. Participants like you can determine your level of silence based on what you’re comfortable with. To join our team, Mulgrave Be Silent, go to the link below and click on the ‘Join This Team’ button to register and help us raise awareness and support children who have no voice. If you have any questions or concerns, please talk to Jasmine S (Grade 11) at email@example.com, Angie T (Grade 12) at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Michaela H (Grade 12) at email@example.com. Thank you for standing in solidarity!
ZOOM GALA NIGHT VOLUNTEERS SAT DEC 3 5.00-10.00pm. We need Roadies (equipment and set up movers, set up, take down crew), Ushers and Hosts. Please let me/MrW know by email @ firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in helping out.
BINGO NIGHT VOLUNTEERS FOR TOMORROW NOV 18 5.30-9.00 Dinner Provided. Send MrW an email ASAP @ email@example.com
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.
MULGRAVE eFOLIO BLOGS ARE OUT. Speak to me this week if you’re having a challenge connecting.
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.