Pink Day is Mulgrave’s annual Upper School version of the province-wide Anti-Bullying Pink Shirt Day. On Wednesday, February 28th all students in the Upper School students and staff are encouraged to wear ‘pink civvies’ for the day and to stand up to bullying by not being bystanders! This is a very apt focus for the day as Pink Shirt Day originated when students in a high school stood up for a young boy who was being bullied for wearing a pink t-shirt. The cost to participate is $2. All funds support the Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Canada and the Red Cross Respect-Ed Violence Prevention Program.
As well, we are supporting Kids Help Phone through the funds raised on the Lunar New Year civvies day from the previous Friday, an organization on the front line supporting kids’ mental health. If you have any questions, please contact HeadsUp through Meridy M G11 email@example.com or speak to faculty lead Megan Collins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to get involved in supporting youth mental health and well-being at Mulgrave and beyond? Consider joining the G7-12 HeadsUp leadership team next year! Applications come out in the spring.
ORDER SOME AWESOME FOOD. SUPPORT AN AMAZING CAUSE. Back by popular demand, it’s time to order your Spirit Week Lunch from Tacofino and Booster Juice. $15 for 2 the best west coast inspired tacos in Vancouver and $5 for a premium smoothie from Booster Juice.
Lunch orders are due by Monday, March 12th at 5pm. Lunch happens during Spirit Week on Wednesday, March 14 at 1.15pm. Pick up on skybridge. Pay when you pick up (cash or cheque). No IOUs.
ALL PROFITS 100% go to support the amazing work of The White Helmets: https://www.whitehelmets.org. See details about Spirit Week 2018 below.
Sponsored by your SSAC Team
WHAT IS SPIRIT WEEK ALL ABOUT THIS YEAR?
SUPPORTING OUR LOCAL & GLOBAL FIRST RESPONDERS
This year, our student-driven G7-12 Service Action Council (SAC) leadership team is excited to announce that they are developing an Upper School Spirit Week campaign from March 12th to 16th, which seeks to engage the Mulgrave community in the heroic and selfless world of first responders – our local and global ‘unsung heroes’. Our campaign will raise awareness about a diversity of first responder organisations, including The Canadian Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, North Shore Rescue, West Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services, and The White Helmets. All funds raised during the week will support The White Helmets – a neutral and unarmed volunteer team of men and women who rescue and provide medical care for victims of bombings and missile strikes in Syria. As well as saving lives, the White Helmets deliver public services to nearly 7 million people, including reconnecting electrical cables, providing safety information to children, and securing buildings. They are the largest civil society organisation operating in areas outside of government control, and their actions provide hope for millions.
The week will involve a wide range of activities such as first aid training, guest speakers, visits from local first responders, an obstacle course competition, and much more. Further details will come out as the week approaches in March. In the meantime, as always, we have a Spirit Week lunch and gear for sale to support our ‘unsung hero’ cause.
Order your Spirit Week Lunch here! Get them while supplies last. Orders due by March 12th at 5pm. No IOUs. Lunch happens during Spirit Week on Wednesday, March 14 at 1.15pm. Pick up on skybridge.
For more information, contact SSAC via Andrew H email@example.com.
Join the G11-12 “Youth Get It” Internship Program at Coast Capital Savings
The student job that kick-starts careers.
We offer opportunities for Grade 11 and 12 youth to be paid members of our Youth Get It Interns. They work as community ambassadors and as Member Service Representatives helping our members in our branches.
Being a Youth Get It Intern is a job that requires professionalism and a friendly and helpful attitude. Students will gain skills like leadership, community relations and financial literacy that prepare them for their future endeavours.
We’re looking for youth who:
- are entering grade 11 or 12 in September 2018
- live in Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley or Greater Victoria
- have community service and volunteer experience
- As part of the selection process you may be invited to attend an information session on Saturday, April 22. If selected to attend, this information session is mandatory in order to be eligible for the Coast Capital Savings Youth Get It Intern program.
How to apply
Applications will be accepted in the Spring.
Complete the online application, and include the following:
- Cover letter and resume
- Two written references – this could be from a teacher, career counsellor or current employer
- A copy of your most recent report card or current transcript
MY/SY PASSPORT REMINDERS: REFLECTION TIME
Very soon your wonderful advisor teacher will ask you to update your Passport and add evidence of your engagement and learning related to your Passport goals for the year. This means you now need to start posting multimedia reflections on your progress with your academic goals and at least two other areas of engagement from your Passport domain options that you decided to explore this year starting in October. Of course your goals may have changed and you can also update your goals and then update your reflections on where you’re at.
HOW DO I REFLECT?
Need more information about what you are doing? Check out the Passport Hub – Everything you could possibly need to know about the MY or SY Passport programmes at Mulgrave. If you have any questions, contact Mr. Wilson: firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAPSTONE REMINDERS: REFLECTION TIME
G11 CAS Capstone
It’s time for your first update for Grade 11 CAS Capstone. Please see reflection guidelines here or touch base with Ms Wall.
G12 CAS Capstone
It’s time for your final updates for Grade 12 CAS Capstone. After this in February you will sign up for your final multimedia exit presentation. Details on this will come out soon. See Ms Wall for support…
G8-9 GEx FEES, FORMS & DOCS DUE
Check your emails or expedition resource pages for details.
NEW #STARTUP APPLICATIONS COMING SOON! #SOCENT #KICKSTARTER #STARTSOMEGOOD
APPY NOW TO KICK START YOUR CLUB OR SCHOOL INITIATIVE
Can’t find a club you are interested in? Got a great idea for an Upper School Mulgrave club, service initiative, community activity, fundraiser, awareness campaign, or cause to support at Mulgrave and beyond? Make your pitch to the StartUp Forum!
The StartUp Forum replaces the Mulgrave Dragon’s Den (The Den) format from previous years. The forum is made up of a student-led panel drawn from a range of leadership teams and grades, facilitated by SAC (the Service Action Council). This team will review all new school, citizenship, service, social good or fundraising proposals by students and make decisions on whether or in what way the pitch moves forward with possible support, resources and opportunities. They also decide on the scope and impact on school.
WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS: LOOKING FOR WAYS TO GET ENGAGED?
Are you looking for opportunities in global-local leadership, school or community engagement? Searching for Passport or G11-12 CAS Capstone experiences or volunteer opportunities in leadership, global-intercultural, personal health and wellness, creativity, activity, and service.
SoGo is your 24/7 searchable listings of #socialgood Passport and CAS resources. Simply scroll through posts below in SoGo | #SocialGood BulletinBoard @MulgraveSchool or visit the site here for all the resources you need to get engaged in experiential learning beyond classroom.
To find out more about all the student life happenings at Mulgrave and beyond, please see the weekly student announcements on the TMC (TheMulgraveCitizen) blog and all the other leadership, service, global citizenship and #socialgood postings on the blog SoGo. If you are on Twitter, you can also follow @MulgraveCitizen for regular updates. You can also contact Antony Wilson, Head of Student Life, email@example.com.
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