TOONIES FOR TERRY!
Don’t forget to drop off your two knees in the jars in the atrium. Do it for Terry!
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said that “young voices must be part of our decision making process.” Each year, our Constituency Youth Council brings together youth from across West Vancouver – Sunshine Coast – Sea to Sky area to engage with the federal political process as a part of our Liberal Government’s commitment to meaningful engagement.
Our council includes youth from different schools, neighbourhoods and local associations. We meet several times a year and discuss issues that matter to us, our community and our country. Keep checking this site and our CYC Facebook page to find out what we’re working on.
Open to youth aged 15 – 18 who live or go to school in our riding, each member will gain leadership skills, volunteer experience and a certificate at the end of their term. The length of the term is from October 2018 to August 2018. The link to apply is: http://bit.ly/2NNw5w0 or here http://pgoldsmithjones.liberal.ca/page/constituency-youth-council/ .
Please submit your application by October 15, 2018 to be considered for MP Pamela Goldsmith-Jones’ Youth Council, if you are 15 – 18 years old and live or go to school in our riding.
If you have questions, please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-913-2660.
UPPER SCHOOL FALL CO-CURRICULAR GUIDE IS OUT
The Fall Co-Curricular Guide is now available.
If you don’t see something you would like to do and you have an idea about something you would like to introduce to Mulgrave like a club or event why don’t you try applying to the Start Up forum here or drop in to the Social Impact Lab where you can talk about your big idea with Mr. Wilson or Mr Cutbill on Thursdays at lunch in 1039. See See details below.
ORANGE SHIRT DAY ON THURSDAY! #EVERYCHILDMATTERS
The Upper School will be hosting Orange Shirt Day #EveryChildMatters on Thu Sep 27 – a day that facilitates community reflection and engagement around the legacy of residential schools in Canada. It’s a day, an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come.
All Upper School students are invited to come to school wearing “cool for school” orange clothing and/or accessories and donate $2 or more to support an indigenous organization partnered with Mulgrave Changemakers.
On the day, students will be given an orange armband to wear as a symbol of our commitment to reconciliation and dialogue. A final installment to the day will be an interactive art activity taking place outside of the theatre at lunch.
This is the first year that the Mulgrave Community will be taking part in Orange Shirt Day. Recognizing children’s rights and valuing freedoms is part of the Mulgrave ethic. Orange Shirt Day allows us to focus these values on the continuing progress needed in our country to guarantee the rights and securities of indigenous children in Canada. Although officially we celebrate Orange Shirt Day on September 30th, we at Mulgrave will be hosting an event on September 27th.
Thank you for your support with this important national initiative.
What is Orange Shirt Day? Read more here
APPLY TO JOIN MTIC
The Mulgrave Technology Integration Council (MTIC) is an Upper School student-led leadership team that works with both school administration and the students to guarantee the effectiveness of the technologies used in Mulgrave.
Current projects include proposals to remake MY Passport, develop SEQTA integration and review the idea of a new Global Citizenship Award.
If you are interested in applying to join this exciting new student-led leadership Council, please contact David Chen G11 at email@example.com.
The G7-10 MY (MYP Middle Years) Passport has been launched for the 2018-2019 school year. What is Passport? It’s your ticket to real-world experiential learning outside the classroom.
MY Passport Google Classroom Codes:
Join G7 Passport: q556pha
Join G8 Passport: j0c70yc
Join G9 Passport: rc41wu
Join G10 Passport: 1duucrj
MY PASSPORT STARTUP DEADLINES:
All of this information is also hosted in the Passport Google Classroom. Here are two things you need to start on now:
- Passport Goals: to be completed by Oct 10 2018. Please post and update goals on an ongoing basis throughout the year as you engage in the experiences of Passport. Speak to your Advisor teacher for due dates specifics in your Advisory.
- Passport Profile: to be completed by Oct 10 2018. This should be completed/updated for 2018. Please see overview here or speaker to your Advisor teacher
GEx GUIDE IS LAUNCHED
Read the new GEx Guide and get your parents to complete the following steps:
G8-9 GEx REGISTRATION STEPS 2018-2019
Review G8-9 GEx Guide here (shared with parents and students via email and in the Connexions newsletter)
Complete Top 3 GEx Preferences Form – G8-9 GEx 2018-2019DUE Tue Sep 25, 2018
Review final G8-9 GEx options posted in the updated GEx Guide by Fri Sep 29, 2018 (shared with parents and students via email and in Connexions newsletter)
Attend the G8-9 GEx Parent Information Session Tue Oct 2 6.00-7.30pm at Mulgrave. Here you will get a chance to hear first-hand about the programmes offered from our service providers and chaperones. This meeting is meant to give parents all the information needed to make an informed final GEx choice. There will be more details about programmes as well as safety and security.
Make your final GEx expedition selection: G8-9 GEx Expeditions Registration Form Due on Tue Oct 9. This form will be emailed to you after the parent information session on Tue Oct 2.
If you have any questions, let MrWilson / firstname.lastname@example.org know.
The Global Nomads are a major G9-12 leadership team that focuses on getting Mulgrave engaged in understanding and acting on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We run SDG awareness and social impact campaigns, the annual Upper School Global Week (which focuses on SDG engagement) and the Cypress Student Summit, an annual conference on global issues for Mulgrave students.
We meet Mondays at lunch. If you are interested in joining our team this year, our first meeting is on Monday, September 17 at 1:30 PM in room 2026 (Mr Eakin’s room). Treats provided!
Backpack Buddies and Big Buddies Starts Up Soon
Once again this year, Mulgrave’s Upper School are supporting the Community First Foundation Backpack Buddies programme which makes sure that at risk kids have meals over the weekend; this program is supported through our Advisory programme and via other teams where 1-2 time a year you are asked to bring in food or money to support the collection of kid-friendly meals for children at schools on the North Shore and Vancouver.
Want to be a Big Buddy?
This year we are also running a Mulgrave Big Buddies programme with Admiral Seymour Elementary school in East Van which involves Mulgrave students visiting the school regularly and being “big buddies” helping in the classroom. If you would like to participate in Backpack Buddies or the Big Buddies programmes, you need to get your Advisory involved in Backpack Buddies first. Ask your teacher if he or she is signed up for Backpack Buddies this year and offer to be a leader to help facilitate the programme in your Advisory. Engagement and help with Backpack Buddies is a ticket in for the Big Buddies and then we can send you
Drop by the Social Impact Lab:
Get Creative & Change Your World
◾ Mr. Wilson <email@example.com>
◾ Thursdays @ 1:30 in Room 1039
Do you have a great idea you want to launch but need support? Are you a (social) entrepreneur seeking to launch your business project or social enterprise? Are you working on a Capstone or Personal Project or developing a proposal and want to plan it with others? Want to make a social impact in art, film or other media? Do you need a place to meet meet with a team you are developing? Are you thinking of pitching a new idea to Mulgrave’s StartUp? The Social Impact Lab is an “open studio” club you can join to experiment and help build your project, event or social impact venture to change the world. We don’t need to meet all the time, but I’m available if you sign-up. The club is geared to Grade 7-12s working on big ideas. Send me / Mr Wilson an email if you are interested in joining the lab or drop by Thursdays in 1039 to see if it.
Drop by the Science Club during lunch this Thursday!
This week at science club we will be making RED CABBAGE RAINBOWS. Come see for yourself how you can turn one cabbage into the colours of the rainbow!
No sign up required. Just drop by Rm 1014 on 20 Sept (Thurs) at 1:30pm. See you there!
Got a great idea for a club, activity, leadership initiative, social good project for Mulgrave or beyond? Want to launch a social entrepreneurship venture? Need support or resources? Submit your proposal to the StartUp crew here.
Join Club 360
◾ Meeting time Wednesdays @ 1.30 Room TBC
Club 360 supports the 360 Campaign initiated by Anna E in her G10 year as part of her Personal Project. Join the team and change the lives of Syrian refugee families. More information coming soon at an upcoming assembly and via email or contact lead Anna E G12 firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re gearing up for our 25th Anniversary celebrations in December. If you have any photos of Mulgrave or Mulgravians over the years that you’d like to share, please upload them to this folder. Many thanks! If you didn’t receive an invitation to the big birthday bash on December 20th, please send us a note and we’d be glad to email one to you.
#Volunteer with the Lighthouse Park Preservation Society #environment #sustainability #Eco
Lighthouse Park Preservation Society is a membership-based non-profit organization formed in 1998 to protect the natural integrity of Lighthouse Park; to promote public awareness of its natural features and to support the development of biological zones near the park boundaries.
VOLUNTEER TITLE: Volunteer Weed and Ivy Pulling
VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES: Volunteers will be meeting at various parks, including Caulfield Park, North Piccadilly Park and The Dale Park, to pull invasive weeds and ivy
TRAINING AVAILABLE: Training provided by the Lighthouse Park Preservation Society REQUIREMENTS: Volunteers should bring sturdy shoes, hiking boots and work gloves. NSCR’s North SKILLS/ATTRIBUTES DEVELOPED AND BENEFITS: Volunteers will gain experience working in the outdoors and with wildlife
HOURS INVOLVED: Hours vary
MINIMUM AGE: Grade 7 +
West Van and @MulgraveSchool Gets Ready to Vote #StudentVote #bcpoli #westvanpoli
Join EVERGREEN @EvergreenBC
Through our award-winning suite of programmes, EVERGREEN has actively engaged Canadians in creating and sustaining healthy urban environments in our schools, our public spaces, in housing and transit systems and communities themselves.
Contact: Laura Nickerson, Project Manager Phone: 604-913-2703
VOLUNTEER TITLE: City Park Stewards
VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES: Volunteer will be removing invasive plants from parks and replacing them with trees and shrubs
SKILLS/ATTRIBUTES DEVELOPED AND BENEFITS: Volunteer will get to work outside and gain experience working with local nature
HOURS INVOLVED: 9:00 am -12:00 pm on the fourth Saturday of each month
MINIMUM AGE: High School
VOLUNTEER @ THE NORTH VAN SEYMOUR FISH HATCHERY
Seymour Salmonid Society (Seymour River Fish Hatchery), North Vancouver
CONTACT: Reece Fowler, Volunteer Coordinator
MINIMUM AGE: 15 (younger with parental supervision)