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NEXT WEEK IS INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT WEEK IS COMING! Focus for 2012 is empowering girls and women. I am Making A Difference. From February 5 to 11, 2012, International Development Week (IDW) highlights the work of Canada’s development community and connects this work to Canadians. During IDW, Canadians, especially youth, are invited to take action and participate in Canada’s international development efforts through a number of events taking place across the country. IDW 2012 focuses on the empowerment of women and girls and sustainable economic growth.
Why invest in women and girls? Because gender equality is a development goal in its own right and it is smart! Mulgrave seeks to change the lives of girls through our Spirit Week campaign for Not for Sale
Support our Spirit Week campaign to fight to protect girls from Human Trafficking!
TMC // THIS WEEK @ SCHOOL
ANOTHER WEEK @ MULGRAVE. REPORT CARDS GO ONLINE NEXT FRIDAY! Monday is a late start. Get the schedule from MulgraveNet here. 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.
VOTE FOR SAM B G9 in an ICBC Poster Contest. Click here for details: https://apps.facebook.co/contestshq/contests/185600
GEO TRIP MEETINGS THIS WEEK:
Kenya: Wed Jan 18. @1.15 in 1022.
Costa Rica: Thurs @ 1.15 in 1022.
China: Fri Jan 20 @ 12.50 in C9 Annex (Mr Hardy’s room).
G9-10 IB Course Information Evening 7pm on Tuesday in theatre
Mediated Reality here on Wednesday for a G9-10 Presentation
House Competitions are on! Volleyball this week!
G10s go skate skiing this Friday! Enjoy the mountain…
Hey Grads: Good luck prepping for your DP Mocks this week!
SAC Spirit Week Retreat is this Friday. Don’t forget to give your forms to Ms Starkey!
HEY DON’T INTERRUPT ME… I’M READING A BOOK!
G9 EASTERN CANADA TRIP DEPARTS ON THURSDAY. Have fun G9s! Bundle up!
G7 Celebration of Science. Congratulations to all G7s for a great celebration and to all recognised. Winners are posted here.
Click here for the weekly schedule of games. GO TITANS GO!
No news this week…
TMC // THIS WEEK CITIZENSHIP4SOCIALGOOD
G1-12 MAKE SURE YOU CAS eFOLIO BLOGS ARE UP-TO-DATE. Assessments are happening now!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in getting involved now!
ANTI-BULLYING PINK DAY IS COMING WED FEB 29. This year under the SS leadership of Sophie C G10 and with the MS support of Angie J and Daniela M G9, we are supporting the It Gets Better Project, finding ways to help youth deal with bullying and hard times at high schools across North America. Order your Pink Day shirt this week and support It Gets Better. Shirts are dark/hot pink American Apparel Ts designed by Debbie P G11 and sponsored by Cambridge and Co.
To order a shirt, send Mr Wilson an email stating quantity and size by Tues Feb 7. Cost $25. All proceeds support It Gets Better.
INTRODUCING THE NEW MANGA & ANIME CLUB! Check out your email or Manga and Anime Club Jan 2012 for details. Contact Debbie G11 or Angela P G8 email@example.com. Meets in Ms Morgan’s room/2028 at lunch.
Join the new HANGUL (KOREAN) CLUB. Learn about Korean culture, pop music, TV, food… and learn the language. Club sponsored by Hayan and Charlotte G11. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
NEW PHOTOGRAPHY & PHOTOSHOP CLUB (PPC). Great eFolio creativity commitment for Grade 7-12! If you are interested in Photography and Photoshop, check out PPC on Thursdays at lunch in the art room. Contact Carol W email@example.com or Ms.Hallam for more details.
The World Community Film Festival is taking place at Langara College from Feb 10th-12th. The World Community Film Festival is BC’s largest social justice film fest. It features over 35 social justice and environmental documentaries that go to the heart of issues confronting communities here and around the world. The focus of the festival is to motivate audiences to action through awareness of issues both local and global. For more information, please visit: http://www.codev.org/film-festival/
MERT // MULGRAVE EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM WANTS YOU! Want to make a difference in the lives of others? Want to become one of the few, the proud, the MERTs? Complete the MERT 2012 Application Package before March 2! Speak to Mr Gilley for more information.
HEY (Helping Every Youth) Day, a local and international volunteer fair and event at Park Royal facilitated by West Van schools, is coming Sat Feb 23 and the student-organizing committee wants volunteers. Looking for a commitment to service? Hey Day Volunteer Application 2011-12! Contact Eunice if you have questions firstname.lastname@example.org
GOING LOCAL! NEWS ABOUT WHAT YOU CAN DO IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD:
WEST VANCOUVER POLICE DEPARTMENT. 1330 Marine Drive, West Vancouver. CONTACT: Cst Kelly English PHONE: (604) 925-7300. WEBSITE: www.wvpd.ca. VOLUNTEER TITLE: West Vancouver Police Student Work and Advisory Team (SWAT). VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES: Be part of a powerful community group made up of youth volunteers. SWAT Team members help to coordinate fun an interactive events involving the West Vancouver Police and the community youth such as the West Vancouver Police Ambleside Family Carnival. Also, help with important programs to promote crime prevention and community outreach initiatives while delivering important information to businesses and the community. SWAT members are expected to hold regular meetings to represent youth to help advise Police on issues faced by young people in West Vancouver. REQUIREMENTS: Students who would like to participate must be a West Vancouver Resident and attend a private or public school (Grade 8 – 12) and pass a background check. SKILLS/ATTRIBUTES DEVELOPED AND BENEFITS: Communication skills and experience working with police and community services. Students who participate in this program can obtain community service hour credits for their high school requirements. MINIMUM AGE: 13 (or be enrolled in Grade 8)
CHECK OUT Mulgrave Service-BasedClubs. Please register online or with Ms May in the MS office if you decide to join a Mulgrave club.
RED CROSS HUMANITY STRIKES BACK CONFERENCE for G9-12.
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 email@example.com; 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
WE WANT YOU! 4 GLOBAL WEEK 2012 MEETS WEDNESDAYS 1002 @ 1.15. 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.