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.

MULGRAVE SPIRIT WEEK 2012 FOCUSES ON SUPPORTING NOT FOR SALE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING & MODERN SLAVERY. Not For Sale is a Campaign of students, artists, entrepreneurs, people of faith, athletes, law enforcement officers, politicians, social workers, skilled professionals, and all justice seekers united to fight the global slave trade and end human trafficking. Order your Spirit Week shirt now. Details below. And find out how you can shop ethically as a concious consumer to avoid child and/or slave labour products by using NFS Free2Work iPhone app. Check out the clip here:

Free2Work App 2.0 from Not For Sale Campaign on Vimeo.


A REGULAR SCHOOL WEEK BEGINS. To find out out more 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.

G6-7 SHADOW DAYS ARE THIS WEEK. No it’s not like Groundhog Day… Our G6s are hanging out in the Middle School for a few days. We welcome you! Have fun and of course step out beyond the shadows!


Kenya: Wed Jan 11. @1.15 in 1022.
Costa Rica:  Thurs @ 1.15 in 1022. Parent meeting on Thurs Jan 12
China: Next meeting TBA by Mr Hardy in C9 Annex (Mr Hardy’s room)

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

House Competitions. Volleyball starts this week. Get out there V-Ballers!

G10-12 SS ADVISOR MEETINGS on Wed this week

Town Hall Meeting: G6-8 Mediated Reality Presentation on Wed @ 2.30

GRAD PHOTOS this week as well. Speak to Mr Steffens if you have any questions.

MUSICAL THEATRE Reminder that if you’re interested in the new musical theatre co-curricular you need to email Mr. Pope or you can fill out a sign up form off the Black box door and hand in to Mr. Pope.  This activity is being run by Ms. Creber and Mr. Pope. There will be an optional information session with Ms. Creber and Mr. Pope at 3:30 next Wednesday in the black box.  As well we would like your input on ideas for a short one act musical or revue that you would like to do.  Please email any suggestions or questions to Mr. Pope.

EXTRAS WANTED FOR MUCH ADO. If anyone is interested in being an extra in the US show Much Ado about Nothing please contact Mr Pope gpop@mulgrave.com this week by email.


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

Athletics Winter Team Photos this Wed @ lunch. Speak to your coach for details or click here: 2012 Winter Athletic Photos.

Our Sr. Girls Lady Titans beat Sutherland 55-53 last week in an exciting game that was decided in overtime. Way to go, Ladies! GO TITANS GO!!!

SCOREKEEPERS STILL WANTED! The Athletics department is still in need of scorekeepers for a few more basketball games. Please contact Mr. Leduc as soon as possible if you are interested in this service opportunity. GO TITANS GO!!!



INVITATION TO “JUSTICE HIGH MULGRAVE” ON SAT JAN 21st. G7-9 students are invited to participate in a free, unique, youth driven global education and leadership conference at Mulgrave School called “Justice High”, facilitated by students from the innovative, service learning-based Global Stewardship Programme of Capilano University and sponsored by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).“Justice High Mulgrave” is a one day series of Global Education symposiums for Middle School youth that seek to foster critical awareness and engagement on issues related to the UN Millennium Development Goals (UNMDGs http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/ ). It is a full day symposium that engages youth in interactive workshops to educate, inspire, and promote taking action! These workshops explore UNMDG topics such as homelessness in the downtown eastside; poverty and statelessness in developing nations; fresh water conservation and access to potable water; community gardens and permaculture; and access to quality education. Each workshop includes a key component that promotes and provides the resources for students to take action both personally and practically.

Interested? Check out the Justice High Mulgrave notice or check your emails for details. Middle School students from all over the lower mainland are invited. Let Mr wilson know ASAP if you are interested in being a Mulgrave delegate.

MULGRAVE’S SPIRIT WEEK 2012 MARCH 5-9 SUPPORTS “NOT FOR SALE” an international organisation that fights to abolish modern atrocities of slavery, child labour and human trafficking. Pre-order your Spirit Week shirt now. Click here for the form or send me an email with your order (name and size). The cost is $25. Payment is due when you pick up your shirt. Pre-orders are due by Jan 23, 2012 at the latest. Shirts are $30 during the week if not pre-ordered, while supplies and preferred sizes last.

It’s all about the barcode. What’s in a barcode? Check it out:

The Story Behind the Barcode from Not For Sale Campaign on Vimeo.

TALENT WANTED FOR NOT FOR SALE BENEFIT CONCERT. S-SAC is looking for Mulgrave musicians, singers, dancers, comedians, poets and performers for a special evening event in support of Not 4 Sale during Spirit Week on Wed Mar 9. We also hope to have a few celebrity performers.  All proceeds raised fight child labour and human trafficking! Contact Melissa G G11 if you are interested in getting involved 

eFolio Experts (eFEs): If you signed up or want to take on this service commitment, we have our first meeting today @ 1.15 in the Annex Lounge. Check your emails for the invitation today!

ARE YOU A BELIEBER IN CELANTROPY?. Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga Top List Of 11 Most Inspiring Celebrity Activists Of 2011 (SLIDESHOW)

ONE.org wants your voice! What can you do in 2012 with your voice to change the world? Get on the frontline. Be an activist in the fight against extreme poverty and preventable diseases.



NORTH SHORE NEIGHBOURHOOD HOUSE AND JOHN BRAITHWAITE COMMUNITY CENTRE: 225 East 2nd St. North Vancouver, B.C.; JBCC: 145 West 1st St., North Vancouver. North Shore  Neighbourhood House and John Braithwaite Community Centre are partners in delivering  community, social and recreational services to the Lower Lonsdale Community. CONTACT:  Kelly Hardman, Volunteer Services Coordinator PHONE:  (604) 982-8314. EMAIL: khardman@jbcc.ca WEBSITE:  www.nsnh.bc.ca or www.jbcc.ca. VOLUNTEER TITLE: Special Events Assistant. VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES:   Help at a wide variety of Special Events throughout the year, eg: Fall Festival, Seniors Christmas Party, High Tea Fundraiser, Children’s Halloween Party. Volunteer help is required in all aspects of the special event – setup, decorating, hosting, serving, carrying out activities such as face painting, leading games, etc. and clean-up. MINIMUM AGE: 14

PARKGATE COMMUNITY CENTRE. 3625 Banff Court, North Vancouver. CONTACT:  Jamie Turner, Volunteer Coordinator PHONE:  (604) 983-6385. EMAIL:  jturner@myparkgate.com. WEBSITE:  www.myparkgate.com. VOLUNTEER TITLE:  Youth Volunteer Opportunities. VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES:   Volunteer opportunities available for youth throughout the year. Summer Camps, Youth Centre, Seniors, Children’s Sports Programs, Children’s Art/Pottery Programs, Birthday Parties, Special Events and Special Projects. See our website www.myparkgate.com or phone the Volunteer Coordinator for more information. MINIMUM AGE: 14

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

Global Hands

MULGRAVE G10 MYP & G11-12 CAS eFOLIOs ARE DUE FOR REVIEW AND ASSESSMENT NEXT WEEK. Visit here for everything you need for your eFolio. Make sure you review expectations highlighted in the email sent to you.

NEED HELP WITH YOUR eFOLIO BLOG? All this week Monday-Friday you can visit Mr Wilson and student eFolio Experts in the Annex Lounge starting at1.15pm. Get all the techie help you need to get your blog set up and posts working!

TOMS IS GIVING HOPE IN AFRICA. Check out their new campaign 4socialgood.

ANNIVERSARY OF THE OPENING OF GUANTANAMO BAY ‘DETENTION’ CENTRE. January 11th, 2012 marks the unfortunate 10 year anniversary of the opening of Guantanamo Bay. Amnesty International will be holding a rally next Wednesday in support of the closure of Guantanamo and end of unlawful detentions there. To take action on any number of our current campaigns, please visit www.amnesty.ca or contact the office.


The Canadian Red Cross is holding their annual Humanity Strikes Back Conference on Feb 18th and 19th from 9-5pm at 3400 Lake City Way, Burnaby BC. This is a youth conference targeted at Gr. 9-12s teaching them how to build skills for activism. Cost of event is $50 – includes conference fees, materials and meals. For more information, please go to www.humanitystrikesback.ca; email humanitystrikesback@redcross.ca; or call Melanie at 604 709 6653. Take action!

JOIN MULGRAVE”S SUN RUN TEAM NOW: The run happens Sunday, April 15th, 2012 at 9 AM. Starting at Georgia Street between Thurlow Street and Burrard Street. The Vancouver Sun run is Canada’s best community run, as well as being the 2nd largest timed 10K run in the world. Last year, 51,419 Sun Runners all over Vancouver participated and celebrated the 26th year of the event. Cost: students-$25, Teachers-$35 (Discount for running with the school). SIGN UP FAST, BECAUSE THE EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT DEADLINE IS APPROACHING! Register by January 31st for the early bird discount. If you want to run with the Mulgrave Titans Team, sign up on-line. Details in the email sent out last week. Registration on http://activenet1ca.active.com/vancouversunrun. If you have any questions, feel free to ask student organiser Niko K in grade 11 at keshtkarn@mulgrave.com.

CALLING ALL ECO-ACTIVISTS & FISH LOVERS: SALMON RELEASE STUDENT LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY. This is a great leadership opportunity to work with JS students on their salmon release project. Let Mr Wilson know if you would like to join the team. I will arrange a meeting of interested parties soon.

GLOBAL WEEK 2012 MEETINGS START NEXT WED JAN 18 in 1002. G10-11s should check your emails for an invitation to get involved leading next year’s global education initiative. This term will be spent exploring global issues and developing a global focus. Contact Mr Wilson for details.

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