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.

LADY GAGA SPEAKS OUT AGAINST BULLYING & SUPPORTS A SCHOOL ASSEMBLY AGAINST BULLYING IN TORONTO. Vows to make bullying a hate crime. Check out the clip here:


On a festive note: Check out Santa Yoda from Lego Star Wars:



TMS // THIS WEEK @ SCHOOL

LOOKS LIKE A PRETTY NORMAL SCHOOL WEEK. 10 DAYS TO BREAK: To find out out 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.

ZOOM AWARDS NIGHT A HUGE SUCCESS FOR MULGRAVE ENTRIES. Congratulations to all the Mulgrave participants, nominees and winners. Congrats to the makers of “Inventory” for snatching best overall film. Congratulations Luke A. for getting the Brendan Archibald Award for Passionate Filmmakers… Thank you Ms Anson, Mr Kwan, Mr Pope, Mr Steffens, the Art Department, student and staff volunteers and everyone else behind the scenes!

GEO TRIP MEETINGS THIS WEEK:

Kenya: Wed @ 1.15 in 1022. Thurs 4-6pm in the Annex. Parents will get an email this week.
Costa Rica:  Fri @ 1.15 in 1022. Thurs 4-6pm in the Annex. Parents will get an email this week.
China: Thurs @ 1.00 in C9 in the Annex. You and your parents will get notices this week.

Check your emails this week to find out more details, especially about upcoming Jan meetings for parents. If you have any questions, please contact Mr Wilson.

Town Hall Meeting on Friday @ 3pm.

House Leadership Meetings this week

FESTIVE CANDY COUNT. The candy count is coming up! How good are you at guessing? Next week on December 12th, 13th and 14th there will be a table set up in the foyer. If you are in the Upper School come and guess at the number of candies in the jar! If you are the closet guess to the real number, you will win the whole candy jar at the Mulgrave Christmas Assembly! Remember, only one guess per person! Contact Claire A and Benny Jean C G9 for details cattridge@mulgrave.com.

G7-9 HOMEROOM FESTIVE DOOR DECORATION CONTEST. Get into the Christmas decorating spirit and put your creative minds together for the homeroom door decoration contest! You will be judged on how well you exemplify the theme, spirit, and design of your homeroom’s door. This year our theme is an ecofriendly Christmas, so think green Mulgrave! The judging will take place on the 15th during homeroom. There will be one winning homeroom per grade from grades 7-9 and we will be announcing them during the last assembly before Christmas break! The winning HRs will get prizes! Contact Claire A and Benny Jean C G9 for details cattridge@mulgrave.com.

TITAN TIMES

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

Your Sr. Girls basketball team is looking for an assistant manager to help with stats at Wednesday night games. Please contact Mr. Leduc or Jessie Evans if interested. Go Titans Go!!!

Congratulations to our Lady Titans Sr. Girls Basketball Team for winning their season opener on Wednesday night against. Howe Sound. Way to go, Ladies!

TMC // THIS WEEK 4 CITIZENSHIP & SOCIAL GOOD

AMNESTY WRITE FOR RIGHTS IS ON FRIDAY @ LUNCH IN THE STUDENT LIFE LOUNGE (near 1022). Tasha F G10 and Kyle W G12 will be performing. Join us for an inspiring day of letter-writing on Fri Dec 9th @ Mulgrave in 1022 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.

LAST WEEK WAS WORLD AIDS DAY. (RED) & ONE.org SEE THE BEGINNING OF THE END OF HIV/AIDS…

December 1st  – the day advent calendars start and the countdown to Christmas, Hannukah and Kwanzaa begins. It is also the day designated as World Aids Day, giving people across the world a chance to unite in the effort to eradicate AIDS and remember those who lost their battle with the disease. Maggie Betts, the genius behind the new documentary The Carrier, is showing the poignant film online for one night only and the proceeds go to the Global Fund to fight AIDs in Africa. You should also tune in Dec 1 at 10:00 (EST) for a live panel discussion brought to you by The One Campaign and powered by YouTube, featuring President George W. Bush, President Bill Clinton, Bono, Alicia Keys and other leaders in the fight against AIDS.

We’re at a critical time in the fight against AIDS – By 2015, we can virtually end HIV transmission from moms to their babies and help deliver a key milestone for the beginning of the end of AIDS. (RED), and ONE are standing together to help make this possibility a reality. Red is not only a color of power, it is acolor of hope – wear it in good health.

Check out the new (2015) Quilt Campaign as well.

HOMEMADE CHRISTMAS CARDS FOR SALE IN THE FOYER. All proceeds support Invisible Children, a movement seeking to end the conflict in uganda and stop the abduction of children for use as child soldiers. For .details, contact Sian S G7

MANDARIN TUTORS WANTED FOR PEER TUTORING. Mrs. Ferguson would like to meet with any native Mandarin speakers in Grades 10 and up who would be interested in doing some peer tutoring with younger students. Please come to room 2031 after school today if you would like to earn service hours by helping students who want to improve their Mandarin skills. The hours and meeting times are flexible and will be organised individually. Similarly, if you are learning Mandarin and would like some additional help, please contact Mrs. Ferguson by e-mail and she will help pair you up with a peer tutor. Xie xie!

KarmaGoat

Introducing KarmaGoat from KarmaGoat on Vimeo.

KARMAGOAT: CRAIG’S LIST FOR SOCIAL GOOD. Looking for ideas do give and give back for this holiday season. Check out social enterprises like KarmaGoat, Me to We, Oxfam Unwrapped and more.

GOING LOCAL! NEWS ABOUT WHAT YOU CAN DO IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD:

ST. JOHN AMBULANCE CADETS (NORTH SHORE DIVISION): North Vancouver The St. John Ambulance Cadets is a non-profit youth organization that provides leadership development opportunities through first aid training and community service. CONTACT: Audrey Haboosheh, Divisional Training Officer/Officer-in-Charge PHONE: (604) 990-1290. EMAIL: nshore@bc.sja.ca FAX: (604) 984-0475. VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES: First aid and leadership training. TRAINING AVAILABLE: Emergency First aid certificate – 15 yrs and under. Medical First Responder course – 16 years and up. REQUIREMENTS: Be able to commit for a term of approximately one year. Members 16 yrs and up should have a Standard First Aid certificate prior to joining. SKILLS/ATTRIBUTES DEVELOPED AND BENEFITS: Basic and advanced first aid training, leadership training, first aid competitions, provide first aid at public events to gain volunteer hours, have fun, build friendships. HOURS INVOLVED: Tuesday night training meetings 6:30 – 8:30 pm at the North Shore Branch. Occasional events on weekends such as competitions, parades, training. MINUMUM AGE: 11 – 18.

VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH: North Vancouver. Vancouver Coastal Health delivers acute, residential and community health care services to more than one million residents in the cities of Vancouver, Richmond, North Vancouver and West Vancouver, 13 other municipalities and regional districts and 15 First Nations communities. It is one of five regional authorities (plus one provincial health authority) serving 16 health service delivery areas throughout BC. CONTACT: Sarie Peters, Volunteer Resources PHONE: (604) 984-5929 EMAIL: nsvolunteer@vch.ca FAX: (604) 984-5838 WEBSITE: www.vch.ca. VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES: Varies by program site. Includes the following sites: adult day centres, community health centre clinics, Diners Club, Cedarview Lodge, Cedar Gardens, Evergreen House, Kiwanis Care Centre, and Lions Gate Hospital. TRAINING AVAILABLE: Site-based training provided. REQUIREMENTS: Mature, reliable, able to commit to placement, interested in healthcare. Screening and interview required. SKILLS/ATTRIBUTES DEVELOPED AND BENEFITS: Teamwork, communication, listening skills, and the ability to provide comfort to others. HOURS INVOLVED: 3 hrs per week. Time commitment of at least 6 months. MINIMUM AGE: Grade 11 or Grade 12.

CHECK OUT Mulgrave Service-BasedClubs. Please register online or with Ms May in the MS office if you decide to join a Mulgrave club.

BONES 4 PEACE IS STILL ON THIS WEEK @ LUNCH

What if bones could speak? 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. Engagement in this initiative over the coming weeks is a great eFolio citizenship or creativity commitment. Check out the clip above or OneMillionBones for more details on this creative protest and call for voices of past atrocities in Burma, Rwanda, Somalia, DRC and Sudan. WANT TO GET INVOLVED?  Go to the art room at lunch this week! Check your emails or contact MrW awilson@mulgrave.com.

Global Hands

MULGRAVE eFOLIO STEPS GUIDE & CHECKLIST LAUNCHED. Speak to me anytime if you’re having a challenge connecting. Check out its evolution on TheMulgraveCitizen.

 

CHECK OUT POSTERITY: posters for social good, art for humanity, created as a part of the 50/50 initiative to aid the famine relief efforts in East Africa ow.ly/7zTTP

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