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Monday June 14th... Our final offical Leadership Meeting for this school year...
 
Agenda:
1) Shout Outs:  
2) Assessment Packages for those wishing a mark due
3) Dear Mrs. C, Cmac, and C....letters
What...did you do?
So What... how did it impact you and others?
Now What... what are your goals after this?
4) Group Reports... Get REAL, Open for Change, Spirit Fingers
What...was the purpose fo your group and what did your group do?
So What... what did you achieve, what difference did you make?
Now What... what are your goals after this, what would you do the same, what would you do differently?
5) Corn Roast Start up for Next year... Friday September 10th
     Team of 5 to coordinate meet after this meeting today and on    Tuesday September 7th at 8:30 am
     Start up Leadership Meeting Wednesday Sept. 8th at Lunch
     Shucking Corn Friday Sept. 10th at 8:00 am
6) Other?

LET THEM EAT CAKE!
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Monday June 7th
 
Guest:
Megan Quigley

Youth Outreach and Event Coordinator
Victoria International Development Education Association
250 507 3886
407-620 View Street
Victoria, B.C.
V8W 1J6
VIDEA as an organization/ Youth involvement:

VIDEA, the Victoria International Development Education Association, has actively engaged teachers, students, youth and the general public in learning about and becoming involved in international issues, with a particular focus on the need for socially just and sustainable global development.

VIDEA has many branch that work locally and globally, one being the Victoria based Youth Initiative. This is a group of engaged and motivated high school youth that work towards intitatives that promote and and teach about international justice. Such projects have included our Dare to be Fair Festival, Ethical Fashion Show, Reverse Trick or Treat and more.

My focus for the presentation:

One focus of justice based international development is the need for gender equity. If we consider gender to be a social construct, and the repurcussions of gender on human rights, we can recognize gender as a surce of systemic violence and discrimination. By campaigning for gender equity, via fair trade as well as empowerment, one campaigns for equality.

The VIDEA Youth Initiative is looking for voulenteers and furthermore for anyone interested to be involved with and attend a Victoria wide student forum on gender.
Shout Outs:
to everyone who responded to the RSVP for today after school!
to everyone who helped with the talent show!
to Corrie, Brandon and Danny for helping spread mulch out front!
 
Reports:
 
Spirit Fingers:

 

1) FUTSAL

 

Get R.E.A.L.

1)  Final Secret Garden Party this year...   Friday June 11th right after school for about 1 hour...come eat, socialize, plant a few seeds...

2) June 26th...next Recycle Depot

Open for Change

1) Make your Mark TODAY!

$1  thumb print

$2 peace sign

$5 hand print

$10 DOUBLE HAND PRINT

 

Messages, Reminders and Sign-ups:

  • All assessment packages for a MARK in leadership due next Monday... 
  • Next Monday final class... Spirit Fingers, Get REAL and Open for Change writing up year-end report.              

TODAY AFTER SCHOOL.... AMAZING RACE AND CAKE!  MEET HERE AT 3:15

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Monday May 31st
 
Warm-up : Fun... Evolution
Shout Outs:  GROUP REFLECTION 
 
Reports:
 
Spirit Fingers:

 

1) TALENT SHOW...June 4th --Need Helpers

2) dodgeball is this week and staff vs student futsal game

 

Get R.E.A.L.

1) Bike to School Week this week--treats in foyer if you bring your helmet.

2) Spreading Mulch after school tomorrow...front of school...need help!

3) Next and Final Secret Garden Party this year...   Friday June 11th right after school for about 1 hour...come eat, socialize, plant a few seeds...

4) June 26th...next Recycle Depot

Open for Change

1) Handprinting Finale... bring money for your Mark on Reynolds Wall and to support our Sister community in Panajachel Guatemala Next Monday June 7th!!

$1  thumb print

$2 peace sign

$5 hand print

$10 DOUBLE HAND PRINT

 

 

 

Messages, Reminders and Sign-ups:

  • Modules, Activity Folders, hours--> course credit (Camp Thunderbird, Heather's workshops, presenting workshop at Middle School Conference may count as modules for this transition year)

M May 31               SEMESTER 2 GROUP REFELCTION

M June 7                SEMESTER 2 Letters

                             Year End Leadership BBQ and Celebration

 after school

Guest:
Megan Quigley

Youth Outreach and Event Coordinator
Victoria International Development Education Association
250 507 3886
407-620 View Street
Victoria, B.C.
V8W 1J6
VIDEA as an organization/ Youth involvement:

VIDEA, the Victoria International Development Education Association, has actively engaged teachers, students, youth and the general public in learning about and becoming involved in international issues, with a particular focus on the need for socially just and sustainable global development.

VIDEA has many branch that work locally and globally, one being the Victoria based Youth Initiative. This is a group of engaged and motivated high school youth that work towards intitatives that promote and and teach about international justice. Such projects have included our Dare to be Fair Festival, Ethical Fashion Show, Reverse Trick or Treat and more.

My focus for the presentation:

One focus of justice based international development is the need for gender equity. If we consider gender to be a social construct, and the repurcussions of gender on human rights, we can recognize gender as a surce of systemic violence and discrimination. By campaigning for gender equity, via fair trade as well as empowerment, one campaigns for equality.

The VIDEA Youth Initiative is looking for voulenteers and furthermore for anyone interested to be involved with and attend a Victoria wide student forum on gender.
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F June 11               Secret Garden Party-Courtyard             

M June 14             

Semester 2 Assessment packages due for students wishing formal grade                    

 

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No Meeting Monday May 24th--Victoria Day

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Monday May 17th, 2010
 
 
Shout Outs:  TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED WITH THE SPRING FAIR...SIMPLY AMAZING!!!
 
Reports:
 
Spirit Fingers:

 

1) Intramural FUTSAL... continues this week

 

2) TALENT SHOW...June 4th

 

Get R.E.A.L.

1) Recycle Depot this coming Saturday May 22nd

2) Next and Final Secret Garden Party this year...   Friday June 11th right after school for about 1 hour...come eat, socialize, plant a few seeds...

Open for Change

1) Handprinting Finale... 2nd board up for leadership & Flex next week?

 

2) Me to We in Vancouver next year... Meet with Heather today after meeting

 

Messages, Reminders and Sign-ups:

  • Modules, Activity Folders, hours--> course credit (Camp Thunderbird, Heather's workshops, presenting workshop at Middle School Conference may count as modules for this transition year)

Sa May 22              Recycle Depot

M May 24               (Victoria Day)

M May 31               SEMESTER 2 GROUP REFELCTION

M June 7                SEMESTER 2 Letters

F June 11               Secret Garden Party-Courtyard             

M June 14             

Semester 2 Assessment packages due for students wishing formal grade                    

Year-End Celebration & Amazing Race

 

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Monday May 11th, 2010
 
Warm-up: Let's get Physical
 
Shout Outs:  a special shout out today... voting for who you think best represents a positive, reynolds leader at each grade for year-end Awards. 
 
 
Reports:
 
Spirit Fingers:

 

1) Intramural FUTSAL... continues this week

 

2) SPRING FAIR... Activity Coordinator Meeting Wednesday after school room 32

 

3) SPRING FAIR... EVERYONE INVOLVED...Thursday after school room 32

4) SPRING FAIR... FRIDAY MAY 14th!!!!!

 

5) TALENT SHOW...June 4th

 

Get R.E.A.L.

1) Next and Final Secret Garden Party this year...   Friday June 11th right after school for about 1 hour...come eat, socialize, plant a few seeds...

4) Display at Spring Fair?? Selling ECO-ETHICAL PRODUCTS??

4) stay tunded for GREEN MEN  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-SrXKlHZFo ...  

Open for Change

 

1) Purchase--- Painting HAND PRINTs Tomorrow... plan for Spring FAir...

 

2) Me to We in Vancouver next year... Meet with Heather today after meeting

 

Messages, Reminders and Sign-ups:

  • Modules, Activity Folders, hours--> course credit (Camp Thunderbird, Heather's workshops, presenting workshop at Middle School Conference may count as modules for this transition year)

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Monday May 3, 2010
 
Theme for May...Health: Mental, Physical...
 
Warm-up: Mental Sharpness "Applause"
 
Shout Outs:
--to everyone working on the Spring Fair... Great Team Work... keep it up!
--Brandon and Kim for now being TV stars...filmed for ECOKIDS show on Friday!
 
Reports:
 
Spirit Fingers:

 

1) SPRING DANCE... This Thursday May 6th 7-10 pm

 

2) Intramural FUTSAL... This week

 

3) SPRING FAIR... meeting after School Wednesday May 5th

 

4) SPRING FAIR... FRIDAY MAY 14th

 

5) TALENT SHOW...June 4th

 

Get R.E.A.L.

1) Meeting Thursday May 6th at lunch

2) Operation Coffee Mug continues...spread the word

3) Secret Garden Party... this Friday May 7th right after school for about 1 hour...come eat, socialize, plant a few seeds...

4) Display at Spring Fair?? Selling ECO-ETHICAL PRODUCTS??

4) stay tunded for GREEN MEN  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-SrXKlHZFo ...  

Open for Change

 

1) Purchase HAND PRINTs Now... Leave a LEGACY... support children in Guatemla and Ecuador

 

2) Hand Prints May 11th

 

3) Display at Spring Fair?? Fundraising at Spring Fair...

 

4) Me to We in Vancouver next year...

 

Messages, Reminders and Sign-ups:

  • Modules, Activity Folders, hours--> course credit (Camp Thunderbird, Heather's workshops, presenting workshop at Middle School Conference may count as modules for this transition year)

 
 

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Monday April 26th
 
Warm-Up
Story for Conservation Theme: The Earth has caught a cold...
 
Shout Outs:
--to those who helped with staff vs students karaoke!! Especially to Matt Robins who MC'd
--to everyone who helped at the Recycle Depot
--Get REAL folks who helped with EARTH WEEK
 
Reports:
 
Spirit Fingers:

 

news: Main organizers of the spring fair-please have your whole activity ready by the end of April.

 

next activities:

1)  Talent Show is June 4th - need students to sign up to help with set-up before and during the show and then clean up

 

2)  May 6th End of the year dance:  Need people to sign up to sell tickets

 

next meeting: 

Get R.E.A.L.

News :  Earth Week Went Well... stay tunded for GREEN MEN  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-SrXKlHZFo ...

 

Next Activities:

  • Green Team at Spring Fair
  • Next Secret Garden Party Friday May 7th
  • Next meeting  Thursday May 6

 

Open for Change

News: The 10 by 10 Handprints project is coming along... Staff have begun their board!

Next Activity: 10 by 10 Challenge!  Selling tickets starts today!  SIGN UP ...Hand Prints May 11th

Next Meeting:  

 

Health Team

News:   Futsal sign up this week.

Next Activity:   Games start next Tuesday.

Next Meeting:

Messages, Reminders and Sign Ups:

 

Senior Fun for Year end... Wild Play Day??

 

  • Modules for Credit... Deadlines:
  • Module 1: Apr. 5 (now it's late)
  • Module 2: Apr. 19 (now it's late)
  • Module 3: May 10
  • Module 4: May 31
  • ** modules sent to you when you e-mail Heather **

    ** all modules must be complete if you want an official mark for leadership**

     

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    To see photos goto: http://hcoey.tripod.com/camp_thunderbird_2010

     

    Monday April 19th
    Theme for April... CONSERVATION
       
    Energy Conservation 
     
    Water Conservation
     
    Warm-Up
    Sign up for Earth Month Challenge--pick your action
     
    Shout Outs:
    Everyone who came to Camp Thunderbird... great teamwork!
     
    Reports:
     
    Spirit Fingers:

     

    news: Main organizers of the spring fair-please have your whole activity ready by the end of April.

     

    next activities:

    • Staff vs. Students Karaoke Wednesday at lunch and 
    • Spring Dance May 6
    • Spring fair May 14
    • Talent Show June 4

    next meeting: short meeting for spring fair Wednesday after school 

    Get R.E.A.L.

    News : Earth Week this week

    §  Every Day--Display for REDUCTION + selling re-useable items---Marketing needed again...

    §  Monday... Launch Operation Coffee Mug 

    §  Tuesday... Clothing SWAP

    §  Wednesday... WASTE FREE WEDNESDAY...school garbage pick up

    §  Thursday... The Climate Project Assembly.... Lights Out Canada afterwards for the afternoon

    Next Activities:

    • Green Team at Spring Fair
    • Next Secret Garden Party Friday May 7th
    • Next meeting  Thursday May 6

     

    Open for Change

    News: The 10 by 10 Handprints project is coming along... Staff have begun their board!

    Next Activity: 10 by 10 Challenge!  Selling tickets starts today! April 19-May 10 ...Hand Prints May 11th

    Next Meeting:  

     

    Health Team

    News:  Floor Hockey Happening 

    Next Activity: Futsal Up Next 

    Next Meeting:

     

    Messages, Reminders and Sign-ups

    • CC350 Changing the Cycle-- Claremont School Environmental Themed Spring Fair on May 1st --- looking for Teams of 5 to ride around their track for 350 laps (10am to 3pm)... get sponsorship to raise money for a community climate change initiative. ... Register by April 20th... raisetheroofevents@gmail.com
    • Senior Camping Trip ??
    • Modules for Credit... Deadlines:
    • Module 1: Apr. 5 (now it's late)
    • Module 2: Apr. 19 (due today)
    • Module 3: May 10
    • Module 4: May 31

    ** modules sent to you when you e-mail Heather **

    ** all modules must be complete if you want an official mark for leadership**

    Get Ready for Final Assessment...Project Folders, Modules, Hours...

     

    M-Th Apr. 19-22     Earth Week this Week

    Sa Apr. 24              Recycle Depot

    M Apr. 26

    M May 3

    Th May 6                Semester 2 Dance

    F May 7                  Secret Garden Party-Courtyard

    M May 10

    F May 14                Spring Fair

    M May 17

    Sa May 22              Recycle Depot

    M May 24               (Victoria Day)

    M May 31               SEMESTER 2 GROUP REFELCTION

    F June 4                Talent Show

    M June 7                SEMESTER 2 Letters

    F June 11               Secret Garden Party-Courtyard             

    M June 14              Semester 2 Assessment packages due for students wishing formal grade                    

    Year-End Celebration & Amazing Race

     Lots of great activities coming up for Earth Week April 19-22nd... check this one out!   Clothing Swap coming up April 20th.


    Wearing lightly used clothing is great for the planet because they do not require new energy and resources to produce. As part of Earth Week, to promote the 3 R’s and environmental awareness, Reynolds Green Group is organising this year’s Clothing Swap.


    It's happening Tuesday, April 20 at lunch in room 212.

    To participate drop off your lightly used clothing to room 138 Tuesday, April 13 and Thursday, April 15. Then you will receive a ticket that will allow you to take that number of items on the day of, April 20th.

    Oh, and there will be cupcakes!

    So, come out and swap your old clothes for new ones - well new to you!

    Facebook Event link:

    http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=107071352665806#!/event.php?eid=107071352665806&ref=ts

    More Questions: Ask Annelise Miska bloo_tools@hotmail.com  or Griffin Marsh funkybob.griffin@gmail.com , student organizers

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    Monday April 12th
    Theme for April... CONSERVATION
    Today--Resource Conservation...Reduce STUFF http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAqpyJBt8hg
       
    April 19-- Energy Conservation 
     
    April 26-- Water Conservation
     
    Warm-Up
    Sign up for Earth Month Challenge--pick your action
     
    Shout Outs:
     
    Reports:
     
    Spirit Fingers:

    news:
    next activities
    :

    Staff vs Student Karaoke Thursday April 15th

    spring fair May 14
    next meeting: Wednesday April 14th after school
     

     

    Get R.E.A.L.

    News :   

    Next Activities:

    • Farm to School Information Steering Committee Meeting Wednesday April 14th Here 7-8 
    • Next Secret Garden Party Friday May 7th
    • EARTH WEEK April 19-22nd

    §  Every Day--Display for REDUCTION + selling re-useable items---Marketing needed again...

    §  Monday... Launch Operation Coffee Mug 

    §  Tuesday... Clothing SWAP

    §  Wednesday... WASTE FREE WEDNESDAY...school garbage pick up

    §  Thursday... The Climate Project Assembly.... Lights Out Canada afterwards for the afternoon

    Next meeting  Thursday at Lunch--organizing Earth Week 

     

    Open for Change

    News: The 10 by 10 Handprints project is coming along... collabortive meeting...staff approved! 

    Next Activity: 10 by 10 Challenge! Presenting to staff tomorrow... selling tickets April 19-May 10 (sign up)... Hand Prints May 11th

    Next Meeting: Today after school-- Advertising Plan!

     

    Health Team

    News:  Spelling Bee Report Out...

    Next Activity:

    • Floor hockey intramurals.  We need some people to help out with set up and clean up.
    • Are there any students interested in the drinking water testing.

    Next Meeting:

     

    Messages, Reminders and Sign-ups

    • Camp Thunderbird Trip We leave Friday!!...bring all your gear to the couch room in the am (will keep it locked for day)... pick up immediately after school and get on bus at front...we leave at 1:30 sharp...return around same time on Sunday.
    • CC350 Changing the Cycle-- Claremont School Environmental Themed Spring Fair on May 1st --- looking for Teams of 5 to ride around their track for 350 laps (10am to 3pm)... get sponsorship to raise money for a community climate change initiative. ... Register by April 20th... raisetheroofevents@gmail.com
    • Senior Camping Trip June 4,5,6
    • Modules for Credit... Deadlines:
    • Module 1: Apr. 5 (now it's late)
    • Module 2: Apr. 19
    • Module 3: May 10
    • Module 4: May 31

    Get Ready for Final Assessment...Project Folders, Modules, Hours...

    F Apr. 16                Camp Thunderbird 

    Sa. Apr. 17             Camp Thunderbird

    Su Apr. 18              Camp Thunderbird

    M Apr. 19

    Sa Apr. 24              Recycle Depot

    M Apr. 26

    M May 3

    Th May 6                Semester 2 Dance

    F May 7                  Secret Garden Party-Courtyard

    M May 10

    F May 14                Spring Fair

    M May 17

    Sa May 22              Recycle Depot

    M May 24               (Victoria Day)

    M May 31               SEMESTER 2 GROUP REFELCTION

    M June 7                SEMESTER 2 Letters

    F June 11               Secret Garden Party-Courtyard             

    M June 14              Semester 2 Assessment packages due                       for students wishing formal grade                    Year-End Celebration & Amazing Race

     

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    Monday March 29th, 2010
     
    Warm-Up
     
    Shout Outs:
    Everyone who helped out at the Secret Garden Party... planting, food, music
    Everyone who helped out at the Recycle Depot!!
     
    Reports:
     
    Spirit Fingers:

    news:
    next activities
    :

    Staff vs Student Karaoke will be April 15th

    spring fair May 14
    next meeting: wednsday (march 31)

     

     

    Get R.E.A.L.

    News :   

    Next Activities:

    • Farm to School Information Steering Committee Meeting Wednesday April 14th Here 7-8 
    • Next Secret Garden Party Friday April 9th
    • Shelbourne Bicycle Event Sunday April 11th: Schools can win bike racks for most participants... Start 10:30 am Gorden Head Rec Centre... ride slow pace down Shelbourne (street blocked off) to Shelbourne Plaza... At the Plaza there will be events and displays about cycling, and about the Shelbourne Corridor Plan.
    • Earth Week April 19-22 EARTH WEEK April 19-22nd

      §  Every Day--Display for REDUCTION + selling re-useable items---Marketing needed again...

      §  Monday... Launch Operation Coffee Mug ---4stations (main entrance, by band room, down by Flex and out Shops doors... Clean and Dirty Mug Trays with a sign... Take a Clean one on the Way out, leave your dirty one on the way in... stop using disposable mugs at Tim Horton’s and Starbucks.... 4—coffee cup lid chainsà one at each station?  How do we Market this idea?  Letters to Starbucks and Tim Horton’s

      §  Tuesday... Clothing SWAP

      §  Wednesday... WASTE FREE WEDNESDAY...litter-less lunch...

      §  Thursday... The Climate Project Assembly.... Lights Out Canada afterwards for the afternoon

    Next meeting  Thursday at Lunch--organizing Earth Week & Next Secret Garden Party  

     

    Open for Change

    News: The 10 by 10 Handprints project is coming along  

    Next Activity: 10 by 10 Challenge!  Hand Prints

    Next Meeting: Today after school--Must finalize DATES

     

    Health Team

    News:  Spelling Bee Report Out...

    Next Activity: Floor Hockey Intramurals    

    Next Meeting:

     

    Messages, Reminders and Sign-ups

    • Camp Thunderbird Trip April 16,17,18
    • Senior Camping Trip June 4,5,6
    • Modules for Credit... Deadlines:
    • Module 1: Apr. 5
    • Module 2: Apr. 19
    • Module 3: May 10
    • Module 4: May 31 Edit Text

    Planning Activities

     

     

    SPRING CLEANING… APRIL

    Gently Used Clothes & Toys Collection

     

    APRIL 1st EASTER JELLY BEAN COUNT CONTEST

     

    Year-End Dance May 6th 7-10pm

     

    10 BY 10 HANDPRINT EVENT 

     

    SPRING FAIR MAY 14TH

     

    SPELLING BEE

      

    FOOTSAL

     

    FLOOR HOCKEY

      

    KARAOKE

     

    SECRET GARDEN PARTIES IN THE COURTYARD

    March 26th April 9thMay 7thJune 11th

     

    EARTH WEEK April 19-22 (Earth Day April 22nd)…REDUCTION CAMPAIGN

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    Monday March 22nd, 2010
     
    Welcome Back!
    Warm-Up: Compliments:
    Shout Outs:
    Reports:
     
    Spirit Fingers:
     

    News : 

    Next Activity:

    • Staff vs Student Karaoke will be April 15th (Meet with Courtney today after general Leadership meeting)
    • Spring fair!


    Next meeting
      

     

    Get R.E.A.L.

    News :  All of our entries were in the top 10 for the Green Games voting... waiting to hear from the judging category...

    Next Activities:

    • Farm to School Information Evening Wednesday March 24th in Theatre 7-8 pm 8-9 pm Film: Island on the Edge
    • Thursday Health and Sustainability Event at Oak Bay (Brandon, Kim, Marketa, Annelise, Griffin and Heather)
    • Secret Garden Party Friday After School!
    • RECYCLE DEPOT this Saturday March 27th...Need Help

    Next meeting  Special Meeting Tuesday (tomorrow) at Lunch--organizing Secret Garden Party

     

    Open for Change

    News: The 10 by 10 Handprints project is coming along  

    Next Activity: 10 by 10 Challenge!  Hand Prints

    Next Meeting: Today after school--Must finalize DATES

     

    Health Team

    News: 

    Next Activity: 

    • Spelling Bee starts Wednesday
    • Floor Hockey Intramurals start next week   

    Next Meeting:

     

    Messages, Reminders and Sign-ups

    • Camp Thunderbird Trip April 16,17,18
    • Senior Camping Trip June 4,5,6??
    • Modules for Credit... Deadlines:
    • Module 1: Apr. 5
    • Module 2: Apr. 19
    • Module 3: May 10
    • Module 4: May 31

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    SIGN UP FOR THE ACTIVITIES YOU WANT TO BE PART OF FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE YEAR

    sign up lists on board in room 32 (leadership room)

     

    SPRING CLEANING… APRIL

    Gently Used Clothes & Toys Collection

     

    APRIL 1st EASTER JELLY BEAN COUNT CONTEST

     

    Year-End Dance May 6th 7-10pm

     

    10 BY 10 HANDPRINT EVENT 

     

    SPRING FAIR MAY 14TH

     

    SPELLING BEE

      

    FOOTSAL

     

    FLOOR HOCKEY

      

    KARAOKE

     

    SECRET GARDEN PARTIES IN THE COURTYARD

    March 26th April 9thMay 7thJune 11th

     

    EARTH WEEK April 19-22 (Earth Day April 22nd)…REDUCTION CAMPAIGN

     

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    Monday March 1st 2010

     
    Warm-up... 
    Random Acts of Friendliness... brainstorm of ideas...

    " Friendliness - Whaka-Hoahoa"

    Friendliness is being a friend.
    It is taking an interest in other people.
    It is going out of your way to make others feel welcome or to make a stranger feel at home.
    When you are friendly, you happily share your belongings, time, ideas and feelings.
    You share the good times and bad times together.

    We practise friendliness when we:
    like ourself and realise we have a lot to offer
    smile and greet someone we don’t know
    get to know someone and let them get to know us
    show an interest in others
    show caring when a friend needs us

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lerLkGF5lW0
     
     
     Give out hug coupons pay it forward during the week!!
     
    Shout Outs:

    Brandon, Fidel, Kim, Marketa, Jade, Jordan for creating entries to the green games.

    Dor for her write up in the Saanich News

    Dor and Katie for getting in their reports for the website before today

    Recycle Depot Volunteers

    Folks who showed up to Spring Fair Planning meeting

    Reports:
     
    Spirit Fingers:
     

    News : We need organizers for the ring toss and bowling in the spring fair
    Next Activity: Spring fair!
    Next meeting
    :  After spring break

     

    Get R.E.A.L.

    News: Article in Sunday Feb. 28th Times Colonist

    Next Activity:

    • Mr. Organic coming to speak in Theatre 12:30-1:30 on Wednesday...Food Security
    • Courtyard Gardening Gathering Thursday March 4th after school
    • Farm to School Information Evening Wednesday March 24th in Theatre 7-8 pm 8-9 pm Film: Island on the Edge
    • Green Games Entries Voting Until March 15th!!

    Voting Instructions: http://hcoey.tripod.com/id119.html 

    Next Meeting: Thursday March 4 This week

     

    Open for Change

    News: The 10 by 10 Handprints project is coming along  

    Next Activity: 10 by 10 Challenge!  Hand Prints

    Next Meeting: Today after school, we are painting the boards for the hand prints.

     

    Health Team

    News: Table Tennis Ends this week

    Next Activity:  Spelling Bee...To make it happen we need several people to step up.  2 judges, and perhaps 2-3 others to help with set up/take down/etc.

    Next Meeting:

     

     

    Messages, Reminders and Sign-ups

    • Deadline for Camp thunderbird forms TODAY... Trip April 16,17,18
    • Senior Camping Trip June 4,5,6??
    • Modules for Credit... Leaders in History has begun... are you working on it?  Three others to go... Need to complete by end of May.

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    Monday Feb. 22nd
     
    Warm-up... 

    Empathy: Identification with and understanding of another's situation, feelings, and motives.

    Character Dilemmas...

    Shout Outs:
     
     
    Reports:
     
    Spirit Fingers:

    News : We raised around $400 on iflurtz!!!
    Next Activity: Spring fair?
    Next meeting: 
     

     

    Get R.E.A.L.

    News: Article in Sunday Feb. 28th Times Colonist

    Next Activity: Green Games Entries due in Today :-)

    Next Meeting: Thursday March 4

     

    Open for Change

    News: 

    Next Activity: 10 by 10 Challenge!  Hand Prints

    Next Meeting: 

     

    Health Team

    News:

    Next Activity: Footsal

    Next Meeting:

     

     

    Messages, Reminders and Sign-ups

    • Modules for Credit... Leaders in History has begun

     

     

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    Monday Feb. 15, 2010
     
    Warm-up... Empathy...Other Peoples' Shoes
    Guest: Jessi Tamura Wells (BC Cancer Agency)
     
    Shout Outs:
    Thank you shout out to everyone who helped sell the iflurtz at lunch!
     
    Reports:
     
    Spirit Fingers:

    News: Iflurtz were a hit this week!

    Next Activity : Spring Fair ? 

    Next Meeting: ?

     

     

    Get R.E.A.L.

    News: 

    Next Activity: Green Games Entries due in Today :-)

    Next Meeting: Thursday March 4

     

    Open for Change

    News: 

    Next Activity: 10 by 10 Challenge! 

    Next Meeting: 

     

    Health Team

    News:

    Next Activity: Footsal

    Next Meeting:

     

     

    Messages, Reminders and Sign-ups

    • Modules for Credit... 

    Year 1:

    Leaders in History

    Marketing and Promoting Events

    Team Building

    Decision-Making Process & consensus

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    Monday Feb. 8th
    Warm-up
    EMPATHY:

    What the world needs now … is empathy

    Empathy symbol
    Here’s what they have to say over at www.empathysymbol.com:

    “Heinz Kohut defined empathy as “the capacity to think and feel oneself into the inner life of another person.” We think that’s what the world needs today. As the cultural wars rage — Judeo/Christians vs. Muslims, immigrants vs. native-borns, Red States vs. Blue States — what we all need is to walk in each others’ shoes, to empathize with the other’s position, situation, upbringing, life experiences and feelings. Empathy leads to respect and caring for each other, and that is the sure path to peace.”

    Reading that paragraph again, my brain catches on to the words “we think that’s what the world needs today”. Does anyone feel a song coming on? As in Burt Bacharach's Love Sweet Love sung by many http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bla8ReCgNA

    2nd version with CATs video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlCV6BOBGFQ 

    Shout Outs:
    • Welcome Back to Courtney... home from down under...
    • Everyone who helped with Haiti Relief efforts... including coin sorting and rolling!
    • Score Keepers
     
    Reports:
     
    Spirit Fingers:
    News :  iFlurtz comign soon

    Next Activity :  

    Next Meeting:

     

    Get R.E.A.L.

    News: 

    Next Activity: Green Games Entries

    Next Meeting: Thursday Jan. 7th

     

    Open for Change

    News: 

    Next Activity: 10 by 10 Challenge! 

    Next Meeting: 

     

    Health Team

    News:

    Next Activity: Footsal

    Next Meeting:

     

     

    Messages, Reminders and Sign-ups

    • Modules for Credit... 

    Year 1:

    Leaders in History

    Marketing and Promoting Events

    Team Building

    Decision-Making Process & consensus

    NEW YEAR INTERVIEW SCHEDULE
     

    Your Leadership Reflection Interview is listed below. 

    • Please bring your Reflection Sheet filled out with you. 
    • Please arrive 5 minutes early so that we avoid getting behind. 
    • Since there are no formal Leadership gatherings on these days please check the website regularly for updated information… and your e-mail! J

    If you do not have an interview yet… please e-mail Heather (hcoey@shaw.ca)  to choose a day and get a time.

     

    Monday Jan. 11th  FULL

     

    TIME

    Chris

    Glo

    Heather

    11:30-11:35

    Naegeen Noorani & Molly Schupach

    Kate Siemens & Angelina Hendry

    April Tang & Alison Goshulak

    11:35-11:40

    Russell Henry

    Connor White

    Tessa Maxwell & Emily Nuttall

    11:40-11:45

    John Roney

    Erin McQuarrie

    Brandon Laur

    11:45-11:50

    Paige Shirley & Karlee Bowers

    Jenni Bonkowski

    Katie Gamble & Tessa Fryer

    12:00-12:05

    Sinney Kuang

    Orthiselim & Airi Oji

    Elizabeth Tong

    12:05-12:10

    Lilian Tan

    Taylor Reynolds

    Zach Levinson

     

     

     

     

     

    Monday Jan. 18th

     

    TIME

    Chris

    Glo

    Heather

    11:30-11:35

    Alastair Kierulf

    Ayla Yazganoglu & Kelsey MacGillivray

    Emma Hoyne

    11:35-11:40

    Dor Zohar & Kaitlin Wiebe

    Sara McKinnon

    Griffin Marsh

    11:40-11:45

    Emma Kinakin & Tejana Howes

     

    Peter Nguyen

    11:45-11:50

     

     

    Julia Vander Heiden

    12:00-12:05

     

     

     

    12:05-12:10

     

    Malcolm Blanchard

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Monday Feb. 1st

     

    TIME

    Chris

    Glo

    Heather

    11:30-11:35

    Dayna Loeper & Corrie MacKinnon

    Kate Worthy, Natalie Green & Holly Pellatt

    JP Meldrum & Jeremy Griffon

    11:35-11:40

    Matthew Robins

    Alyssa Kreager & Torrie Johnson

    Julia Carr & Eden Levinson

    11:40-11:45

    Liam Reitsma & Brennan La Boucane

     

    Daisy Linden, Kaymi Yoon-Maxwell, Emily Stewart

    11:45-11:50

     

     

    Laila Drabkin

    12:00-12:05

     

     

     

    12:05-12:10

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Go Here to find the Midway Reflection form for Leadership

    Monday Jan. 4. --Complete Reflection Form and sign up for interview.
    Mondays Jan. 11, 18, Feb. 1  REFLECTION INTERVIEWS SEMESTER 1
     

    introspection 

    1. A looking inward; specifically, the act or process of self-examination, or inspection of one's own thoughts and feelings; the cognition which the mind has of its own acts and states; self-consciousness; reflection.

    reflection 

    4. careful thought or consideration

     
    Reports:
     
    Spirit Fingers:

    News: iFlurtz coming sooon!

    Next Activity: iFlurtz

    Next Meeting: Wednesday after school

     
     

    Get R.E.A.L.

    News: 

    Next Activity: Green Games Entries

    Next Meeting: Thursday Jan. 7th

     

    Open for Change

    news: our penny drive was a great success. 630$ raised.
    next activity: not yet planned
    next meeting: Monday jan. 4th/10

    **10 By 10 Challenge...everyone signed up?**

      

     

    Health Team

    News:

    Next Activity:Opportunity for a Farm to School Salad Bar program!

    Next Meeting:

     

     

    Messages, Reminders and Sign-ups

    • Recycle Depot-- Saturday Jan. 23rd

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    Monday Dec. 14th
     
    Warm-up
    What are you passionate about in Leadership?  If you were not able to do anything else what would you choose to be involved in?  Write your name grade and choice on card provided...
    Shout Outs:
     
    Reports:
     
    Spirit Fingers:
    News : nothing

    Next Activity : Decorating the foyer- Monday the 14th after school!

    Next meeting : Spirit fingers will meet  THIS thursday(10th) after school!

     

    Get R.E.A.L.

    News: Solar..School Front

    Next Activity: Green Games Entries

    Next Meeting: Thursday Jan. 7th

     

    Open for Change

    News: Potato Socks, Elivia Graduates

    Next Activity: Ongoing Penny Drive... 10 By 10 Challenge...everyone signed up?

    Next Meeting: today after school 3:30-4:30 rm 33

     

    Health Team

    News:

    Next Activity:

    Next Meeting:

     

     

    Messages, Reminders and Sign-ups

    • Mr. Ravenhill-- Scorekeepers
    • Penny Drive
    • Shoebox Hampers in by Thursday...
    • W.I.N.
    • Santagrams

    Story for the Holiday... Pippin the Christmas Pig...

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    Monday December 7th & 14th
    Quote:
    To go fishing for your passion
    you have to troll with your heart.
     
    Monthly Theme: Finding your Passion

    According to a recent survey, about 75% of the population do not know what their true passion is. Clearly, almost everyone seems to not be doing what they were meant to do. This is an eye-opener because doing what we really love is absolutely necessary if we want to be fully happy. Perhaps this is why there is so much unhappiness going on in our society, people just aren’t doing what they are here on Earth for. Finding your true passion isn’t as simple as it may seem. For some, yes it does come naturally, but most of the time, you have to ask yourself some questions to pinpoint exactly what you were born to do. Here are my 7 questions that can guide you to finding your ultimate passion:

    What puts a smile on your face?
    Is there a particular event, a particular topic that makes your whole face just lighten up? Whatever it is that makes you smile, and makes you happy whenever you encounter it, this is a sign of something you are passionate about. I truly believe that happiness and passion walk hand in hand. Both require each other. So following what makes you truly happy is a wonderful way to figuring out what you were put on Earth for. Think about something that you do or that perhaps you used to do that brings total peace to you when you do it. Peace is happiness, and happiness is passion.

    What do you find easy?
    Usually, what we find easy for us to do, will be related to what we are passionate about. It’s very hard to hate something that is very easy for us! For example, let’s say you are naturally good at playing the piano, you will find the activity easy, and this ease makes it much more fun for you. Fun leads to happiness and happiness is synonymous with passion :) So assess everything that you do, whatever it is that you find really easy and fun, this may very well be your passion. And don’t think that anything is off limits or silly. Some people have taken their passion for skateboarding, drawing, or collecting to full fledged careers. Remember this, you can make a career out of anything you are passionate about.

    What sparks your creativity?
    One of my passions growing up was hockey. It’s not too surprising, being Canadian and all ;) But I remember playing for hours and hours, and always coming up with different plays, and different methods to score goals. I was always full of creativity when playing hockey. Later in life, I developed similar creativity in business. Think about something in your life where you seem to always expand its horizon, always coming up with new, fun, and exciting ideas relating to that subject. Whatever makes you creative, is probably something that you are very passionate about.

    What would you do for free?
    In this society, we are ruled by the almighty dollar. That’s the way the system works, and that’s the game we have to play. The problem is, this leads many people to seek making money first, instead of what makes them happy. I have read countless number of stories about stock brokers and doctors for example, leaving their high paying positions to follow what they really love. There is a reason for that. I truly believe that if you follow what you are passionate about without thinking about if it will make you rich or not, you will end up being successful. Doing what you have a passion for brings out your best, and this leads to greatness. Greatness breezes to success. Do you think that the most successful people in the world got to where they are because they wanted to get rich? Absolutely not, they did what they were so passionate about, and their immense success was just a byproduct of their dedication. So think about something that you would just love to do, even if you were not getting paid. Think about something that you look forward to do, something that you wish you could do all the time.

    What do you like to talk about?
    The topics of conversation we have can definitely tell what we are interested in, and this is a good way to find out what we really enjoy in life. Most of the time, we aren’t totally aware of this. This is why, a very good way to figure this out properly, is to ask your friends. Ask them what they believe you like to talk about the most. Ask them what topic makes your eyes brighten up, and changes your entire behavior. I can guarantee you that some of their answers will be surprising to you. Some of these things weren’t that clear to you, but your friends can see the reaction on your face that you can’t see yourself. Try it out, it’s a very insightful exercise, and one that can direct you closer to figuring out your passion.

    What makes you unafraid of failure?
    When we do what we are passionate about, we have total confidence in our abilities. This makes us not worry about failing, because in our mind, how can we fail when we do what we love? Doing what you love is a success in and of itself, so failure is like an impossibility. Think of something that you just do or want to do, no matter what. Something that you do not have second thoughts about. Think about something that you feel you must do and that failure is not even a concern of yours, because the mere act of doing it is like the journey and the destination all wrapped up in one. This may very well be your true passion.

    What would you regret not having tried?
    We all have these dreams, and somehow, life pushes us in another direction, and next thing we know, we are far from those dreams we used to have. If you were at the end of your life, what would you regret not having pursued? What would you have liked to do, that you didn’t get a chance to? Think about what that might be. Whatever it is that you may experience regret now or later on for not having tried, this is a good chance to be your true passion. There is nothing worse than arriving at the end of the journey and having regret. This is why finding your passion, and following it is so important. Live your life so that you do not have regrets.  ~ Frederic Premji

     
    Shout Outs:

    Reports

    Open for Change

    News:
    nothing really to report on that.
     
    Activities:
    So we're doing the penny drive, from the 7th to the 16th, we'll be counting halfway through, so the 11th just to empty the jars and let the grades/staff know the standings. We'll be announcing the winners at the christmas assembly (prizes include a trophy and bragging rights, and possibly timbits for each class in the grade that won). The funds raised will go towards our action plans. 1) build a school in guatemala (70%) 2) adopt a village with SD61 (20%) 3) a trip in 2012 (kenya or ecuador) (10%).
    How it works:
    All you want in your grades jar is pennies. But if there is something else like a nickel that takes away 5 pennies from your total penny count.
    example:
    If a grade 9 puts 5 dollars into a grade 12's jar they are now minus 500 pennies. Therefore they are going to want to put more pennies in their jar, and put anything else in the other ones. The grade with the most pennies (of highest negative value will win).
    I hope that makes sense haha :).
     
    Meeting:
    The nest meeting will most likely be sunday the 6th, just to get everything in order. Hopefully, at 5 or 530. 
     


    Get REAL

    News:

    Next Activities:

    Next Meeting: Thursday Dec. 10th

    Health Team

    News:

    Next Activities:

    Next Meeting:

    Spirit Fingers

     

    News: No new news 

    Next Activities: Iflurtz?

    Next Meeting: most likely sometime next week

     

     

    purpose statement : "To bring joy, fun, motivation, and spirit to the Reynolds school and community."

    Messages, Reminders and Sign-ups

    • Helping Reynolds Athletics

    We need people to Timekeep , Scorekeep and work the 30 second clock.

    I am hoping we may be able to get some Leadership students to volunteer.

    NO experience is necessary and they are easy to learn. Officials at each game are happy to help them through the task and will not put any pressure on them if they are learning.

    Games are as follows:

    Sr Boys and Girls games are on TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS

    Jr Boys and Girls games are on MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS

    A schedule is posted at the end of the changeroom halway behind the gym.

    If they are interested, please see Mr. Ravenhill, Mr. Loukes, Mr. McDonald or Mr. Basi ASAP

    We have SR games on DECEMBER 8TH AND 15TH ( 5:45 and 7:30pm ) that need minor officials before Christmas.

    Any help you can give us will be greatly appreciated and you will be giving back to your school.

    Thanks,

    Dave Ravenhill
    Athletic Director
    Reynolds Secondary School
    Victoria,BC

    • YCI (youth combatting intolerance) group  Tuesdays room 216 with Mr. Van
     

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    Monday Nov. 30th
     
    Warm-up
     
    Acknowledgements & Shout-Outs
    • To everyone who has signed up to make a shoebox hamper so far: Corri MacKinnon, Angelina Hendry, Kate Siemens, Katie Gamble, Sara McKinnon, Lucille Kewley, Emily Nuttall, Rebecca Carlos, Mikhaila Morris, Eden Levinson, Julia Carr, Natalie Green, Alison Goshulak

    Reports

    Open for Change

    News:
    nothing really to report on that.
     
    Activities:
    So we're doing the penny drive, from the 7th to the 16th, we'll be counting halfway through, so the 11th just to empty the jars and let the grades/staff know the standings. We'll be announcing the winners at the christmas assembly (prizes include a trophy and bragging rights, and possibly timbits for each class in the grade that won). The funds raised will go towards our action plans. 1) build a school in guatemala (70%) 2) adopt a village with SD61 (20%) 3) a trip in 2012 (kenya or ecuador) (10%).
    How it works:
    All you want in your grades jar is pennies. But if there is something else like a nickel that takes away 5 pennies from your total penny count.
    example:
    If a grade 9 puts 5 dollars into a grade 12's jar they are now minus 500 pennies. Therefore they are going to want to put more pennies in their jar, and put anything else in the other ones. The grade with the most pennies (of highest negative value will win).
    I hope that makes sense haha :).
     
    Meeting:
    The nest meeting will most likely be sunday the 6th, just to get everything in order. Hopefully, at 5 or 530. 
     


    Get REAL

    News:

    Next Activities:

    Next Meeting: Thursday Dec. 3rd

    Health Team

    News:

    Next Activities:

    Next Meeting:

    Spirit Fingers

     

    News:Set up for Airband has been moved to  Dec 1 to the block before lunch (sorry for short notice)

     

    Next Activity: Airband on Dec 1st

     

    Next Meeting: Sometime next week

    Messages, Reminders & Sign-ups
    • Mrs. Smith--Christmas Card Making
    • Kate Siemens-- Santagrams
    • Dec. 4th... Gym Riot Coop Games Leaders...get t-shirt TODAY Be at SJ by 9:00 am on FRIDAY...
    • Team 1-- Kelly Milliken & Annika Benoit-Jansson
    • Team 2-- Corrie Mackinnon & Dayna Loeper
    • Team 3--Taylor Reynolds & Hanna McLeod-McKay
    • Team 4-- Zack Whitfield & Sam Prill
    • Team 5-- Sara McKinnon & Tessa Fryer
    • Team 6-- Katie Gamble & John Roney
    • Team 7-- Sabrina Mohamed & Rosanna Berger
    • Team 8-- Karlee Bowers & Paige Shirley
    • Team 9-- Emma Kinakin, Jane Egan 
    • Team 10-- Katie Gray & Victoria Milne
    • Workshop Presenters: Brandon, Annelise, Kim
    • Who will be staying for lunch??
    • Meet right after today's meeting to make sure you feel prepared :-)
    • Staff vs Student Airbands
    • Reminder of Planning Process and Forms when activities are Initiatied

    Other Opportunities

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    Monday Nov. 23rd
    Pro-D Day--No Meeting...
    ** CHECK THE SIGN-UP BOARD IN HEATHER'S ROOM **
    Use the day to RELAX......
     
     
     
     
     

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    Monday Nov. 16th, 2009
     

    Start up

    Perseverance...Practice it with VOW of Silence --> planned for early December...stay tuned!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUv0WoAGWT4

    vow of silence.

    Sometimes the quietest actions create the loudest response. In 1930, Gandhi led a peaceful 240-mile, 24-day trek through India in protest of British taxes, signaling the beginning of the end of British colonial rule. In 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono staged two "bed-ins" inside Amsterdam and Montreal hotel rooms to promote world peace, capturing the attention of media around the world.

    The Vow of Silence campaign is meant to do just the same—attract as much attention as possible to raise awareness and create real social change. Each year, youth around the world pledge to stay silent for 24 hours to support children who are silenced by the denial of their basic rights.

    Participants can collect donations for each hour, minute or second they stay silent, or for the day as a whole. Silence can mean no speaking, or it can mean no communicating at all: no e-mailing, no social networking, no instant messaging, no note-writing. You can join the movement by taking the Vow this year on November 20 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Alternatively, you can choose another date that suits you better. However you choose to take the Vow, you stand up for the voiceless. (WE WILL BE CHOOSING A DATE IN EARLY DECEMBER) http://www.freethechildren.com/getinvolved/youth/campaigns/campaigns.php?type=vowofsilence/ 

    Acknowledgements--Shout Outs

    To everyone who helped out with the Remembrance Day Assembly--It was AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Reports

    Open for Change

    News:

    Next Activities:

    -Vow of Silence

    -Shoebox Hampers

    -Potato Socks

    -

    Next Meeting:

    Get REAL

    News:

    Next Activities:

    Next Meeting: Thursday Dec. 3rd

    Health Team

    News:

    Next Activities:

    Next Meeting:

    School Spirit and Community Building

    News:

    Next Activities:

    Next Meeting:

     

    Messages, Reminders & Sign ups:

    • Get Sustainable Conference this Wednesday

    WHEN:  November 18, 2009

    TIME:  9:00 am to 3:00 pm

    LOCATION:  SJ Willis Educational Centre

    COST:  Free of Charge

     

     

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND

     

    · 5-10 students per high school 

    · Students that have a prior interest/or a desire to learn more about environmental issues at the school level and beyond

    · The ideal is to recruit students from Environmental Clubs and Leadership so we may create new connections between the groups

     

    HOW TO REGISTER

     

    1. Students can register online at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=MqxSqXWBbgbsKo9Fh6wstA_3d_3d

    2. Participants must have parents/guardians sign a permission form and return it to the Heather student/teacher (email Heather to get the permission form today!)

    • Middle School Leadership Conference on Friday Dec. 4th.  Will need to break cooperative games teams into pairs so we have enough for 10 teams.  Pick up cooperative games sample list (must know a minium of 15 activities to do with the students).  Will need to be at SJ Willis by 9 am with Lime Green Reynolds Shirt on the Friday. 
    • Also need workshop presenters for the Middle school conference on the Theme of Sustainability...
    • Sign up for Workshop this Friday 1:30-4:30

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    NEVER GIVE UP!

    Monday Nov. 9th
     
    Warm-up-- 2 stories of Perserverance...

    Moso Bamboo Tree, The
      by: Joel Weldon, The Sower's Seeds

    The moso is a bamboo plant that grows in China and the far east. After the moso is planted, no visible growth occurs for up to five years - event under ideal conditions!

    Then, as if by magic, it suddenly begins growing at the rate of nearly two and one half feet per day, reaching a full height of ninety feet within six weeks.

    But it's not magic. The moso's rapid growth is due to the miles of roots it develops during those first five years, five years of getting ready.

    Keep On, Keeping On
      by: Jim Donovan, , Source Unknown

    Colonel Sanders went to more than 1,000 places trying to sell his chicken recipe before he found an interested buyer. The fact that we can buy Kentucky Fried Chicken today attests to his perseverance. Thomas Edison tried almost 10,000 times before he succeeded in creating the electric light. If he had given up, you would be reading this in the dark!

    The original business plan for what was to become Federal Express was given a failing grade on Fred Smithıs college exam. And, in the early days, their employees would cash their pay checks at retail stores, rather than banks. This meant it would take longer for the money to clear, thereby giving Fed Ex more time to cover their payroll.

    Sylvester Stallone had been turned down a thousand times by agents and was down to his last $600 before he found a company that would produce Rocky. The rest is history! To truly succeed requires a total commitment to your goal. Too many people make the mistake of quitting just short of success. Keep going no matter what. If you really believe in what you are doing, give it all youıve got and donıt give up.

    You will succeed. There is no such thing as failure. Every action produces an outcome. It may not always be the outcome you are looking for, but it is an outcome nonetheless. If you monitor the results of your actions and keep correcting what is not working, you will eventually produce the outcome you are looking for.

    Be Persistent - Ray Kroc, the late founder of McDonalds, put it best when he said: "Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with great talent. Genius will not. Un-rewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not. The world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence, determination and love are omnipotent."

    Don't quit before the miracle happens!

     
    Acknowledgements "Shout Outs"
     
    Messages, Reminders and Sign-ups
    • Grads looking for helpers at the Grad dinner and dance Thursday Dec. 3rd to set up and take down (10 students) *sign up on board
    • Dec. 4th Middle School Conference--need more teams for cooperative, gym riot games *sign up on board
    • Shoe box Hampers *sign up to create this special gift for a person in need
    • Need someone to take the lead and contact MADD regarding roadblocks and youth presence
    • W.I.N. Clothing Drive
    • Stream Team Watershed Project Looking for students interested in using the watershed model to teach elementary students at Lake Hill...like little kids... interested in the environment?  This could be for you... *sign up on board

     

    • Steering Committee Meetings

    (get into groups today to start discussions) -- setting goals and calendar--what's next... Project Managers and groups for upcoming activities, Logo, Purpose, Information for Website Link

    Leadership students not part of steering committees...Sign up on board for the groups you want to be on the e-mail list for (planning, project updates, minutes...) *See Board for organization and areas the committees oversee

    • Each group create a logo, purpose statement and determine its organization (chairs, secretary?)

    1. Open for Change (full group)

    2. Get. R.E.A.L.  (5 members so far)

    Great link for video clips of panellists at the annual PAGE (Peace and Global Education) conference called "THE GREEN CHALLENGE": Environmental Sustainability and Challenges for Canada" in Victoria this past Oct. 23rd, 2009.      http://www.pagebc.ca/Videos.php

    3. Health Team (needs a group of committed individuals)

    4. Spirit and School Community Building (3 members so far)

     
    Other Meetings and Opportunities
    New schedule for Get R.E.A.L. meetings in room 31
    1st Thursday of Month-- Steering Committee Meeting
    2nd Thursday of Month--General Meeting... ANYONE INVITED TO THIS MEETING WHO WANTS TO TAKE PART IN ECO-ACTIVITIES...
    3rd Thursday of the Month--Special Project Meeting time as needed
    4th Thursday of the Month--Directed Study and Course Credit support
     

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    Monday Nov. 2, 2009
     
    New Month...New Theme...
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    per⋅se⋅ver⋅ance
    [pur-suh-veer-uhns]  
    –noun
    1.

    steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., esp. in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement.


    1.
    doggedness, steadfastness. Perseverance, persistence, tenacity, pertinacity imply resolute and unyielding holding on in following a course of action. Perseverance commonly suggests activity maintained in spite of difficulties or steadfast and long-continued application: Endurance and perseverance combined to win in the end. It is regularly used in a favorable sense. Persistence, which may be used in either a favorable or an unfavorable sense, implies unremitting (and sometimes annoying) perseverance: persistence in a belief; persistence in talking when others wish to study. Tenacity, with the original meaning of adhesiveness, as of glue, is a dogged and determined holding on.

     

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    Acknowledgements:
    Thank you to the "Open for Change" Group for doing such a great job creating their group's vision and organization
    Griff (9), Katie (10), Tessa (10), Jordan (10), Erin (10), Annika (11), Alyssa (11), Candace (11), Jessica (12), Kelly (12)
     
    Thank you to Brandon and Kim for Leading the Get R.E.A.L. (Reynolds Eco-Action Leaders) group last Thursday... Looking to find a group of 10 students like the "Open for Change" Crew to organize the group and attend the distict, "Get Sustainable" Youth  Leaders Conference November 18th, 9-3pm at SJ Willis. 2 grade 9's, 3 grade 10's, 3 grade 11's and 2 grade 12's ideally... talk to me after this meeting.
     
    Messages, Reminders and Sign-ups:
    4 subgroups with student organization teams of 10 (from all grades)
    -Open for Change -- Guatemala, Free the Children/Me to We, Homelessness
    [kick start activity: We Day Vancouver]
    *Established Team*
    -Get R.E.A.L. (Reynolds EcoAction Leaders)-- Green initiative, Recycling, Alternative Energy, Reducing, Green Products, etc...
    [kick start activity: Get Sustainable District Youth Conference] 
    *Needs to confirm Team*
    -Health Team (Needs Name)-- Intramurals, Fruits and Veggie program...other
    *Needs to confirm Team*
    [kick start activity--Fresh Minds Symposium at U-Vic]
    -School Spirit and Community Building Team (Needs name and organizing group)--dance, pumpking carving, staff vs student challenges.
    *Needs to confirm Team*
     
    WORKSHOPS FOR COURSE CREDIT...need 6 for year (6 offered each semester)
     
    • Heather... Leadership Styles and How to Lead a student group--set of 3 all together Friday Nov. 20th 1:30-4:30
    • Chris...  

    Santa's Pancake Breakfast in around the corner, and I am currently recruiting volunteers!

     

     

    This annual event will be held on Saturday December 12th 9am-12pm at the Burnside Gorge Community Centre, 471 Cecelia Rd.  We need a large crew of volunteers!  Duties range from Banquet Assistants to Greeters and Craft Zone Assistants.  Please read through the attached document for details about the volunteer shifts available.

     

    If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please send me back an email with the volunteer duty you are most interested in, and the time you are available.

     

    Please pass this email along to others that enjoy volunteering.

     

    Thanks, and I hope to see you there!

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Gillian

     

    Gillian Rowan

    Team Leader - Recreation Services

    Burnside Gorge Community Association

    471 Cecelia Road, Victoria BC, V8T 4T4

    Tel: (250) 388.5251 ext. 225  

    Fax: (250) 388.5269

    Email: rec-bgca@shaw.ca

    Please contact Tricia Sanders, 598-2022 ext 223, tsanders@obkp.org to volunteer or for more information and cc Heather

     

    Volunteer Opportunities Fall 2009

    Kiwanis Pavilion

    3034 Cedar Hill Road

     

    • Decorating Bulletin Board for Remembrance Day

     

    • Christmas decorating, Monday Nov. 30, Dec 1 and January 4th

     

    • Helping with recreation programs on Professional Development Days

     

    • Volunteers are also   needed to   help our residents participate in a weekly social event each Wednesday afternoon between 1-3:30pm, or assist with a weekly  bus outing on Tuesday afternoons between 1-3:30pm

     

    • Are you free one morning or afternoon Monday-Friday to work with our rehabilitation assistants and recreation therapists in small group activities and outings   that focus on promoting creativity, friendship and socialization for seniors?

     

     

    Other ways to get involved:

    • Assist with meals between 4:30-5:30 in the evenings.  Training will be provided
    • “Adopt a grandma or grandpa.” Parents and caregivers of young children and babies can participate in a group visit or set up individual visits with our residents.
    • Help our residents participate in our  Thursday morning interdenominational church service
    • Be a “best friend” to a senior through weekly visits. Visits between 3:30-5:00 are a great time for youth visits after school.

     

     

    Other meetings and Opportunities:

    • Today after school-- anyone interested in Green Initiatives...
    • Get R.E.A.L. Thursdays at Lunch: proposed schedule--

    1st Thursday of Month (Nov. 5):  Information/Planning Meeting

    2nd Thursday of Month (Nov. 12): Working Group Meetings

    3rd Thursday of Month (Nov. 19: Course Credit Option Support

    4th Thursday of Month (Nov. 26): Working Group Meetings

     

    Fresh Minds Symposium at U-Vic... Next Monday all day....meet at U-Vic Wright Building 9:30 am

    Kelsey MacGillivray, Sally Schupach, Ayla Yazaoglo, Brennan La Boucane, Liam Reitsma, Tessa Maxwell, Elizabeth Tong, April Tang, Tylor Reynolds, Jordan White

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    Monday Oct. 26, 2009
     
    Warm-up....Common Sense
     
    Common Sense Test:
     
    Sunscreen Song:

    11 Common Sense Learning Principles

    Acknowledgements:
     
    Messages, Reminders and Sign-ups:
    **sign-up lists now on rolling board**
    • Checking e-mails...are you getting information?? Update e-mail information on board
    • Fresh Minds Symposium...information for attendees
    • Certificates for RVM and prizes!
    • Guest from Mary Manning Centre (Jessica Van der Veen  Re:Event on November 20th
    • Ms Thomas-- International Studen Buddies
    • Posters for Out of the Rain Youth Shelter  Benefit Concert on Nov. 12th
    • Getting Message out at Road Blocks--Sign up if interested 
    • Shoebox Hampers...sign up if you are going to make one
    • Dec. 4th Middle School Leadership Conference at SJ... Coop games leaders and workshop leaders...sign up
    • Reynolds Wear 

    • "Be the Change" Me to We Report Out

    • Get R.E.A.L. Report Out

    • Pumpkin Carving

    • Halloween Dance

    • Dessert Fundraiser Volunteers

     A non-profit counselling agency in the neighbourhood that serves people of all ethnic and financial backgrounds is looking for students to help at a dessert fundraiser evening on Sat. Nov. 14th.  

    1. 4-6 pm and/or: 8:30 to 10:00 pm: Strong individuals to help set up /tear down tables and chairs for evening event. (We did not get anyone in this category and we really could use it!)

     

    2. 6:00 to 9:00pm: Presentable kids to help serve tea and coffee and maintain dessert displays and clear dishes

     

    Anyone interested can contact me directly at info@southislandcentre.ca or 472-2851 (am) or 414-0154 (pm).

    Barbara Underhill

     Director of Development
    South Island Centre for Counselling & Training
    info@southislandcentre.ca
    250-472-2851

     

    Other meetings and Opportunities:

    • Wednesday Oct. 28th "Be the Change" Me to We dessert meeting at Heather's 7:00pm
    • Thursday Oct. 29th Lunch Get R.E.A.L.

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    Waste Reduction Week in Canada this Week

    Monday Oct. 19th
     
    Warm-up (connected to monthly Theme Compassion & Common Sense)
    Acknowledgements
    Messages Reminders and Sign ups
    • Fresh Minds Symposium 5 grade 9's 5 grade 10's Monday Nov. 9th --must register for workshops by this Friday!!!! so Heather needs names + top 3 workshop choices each below...
     

     

     

    MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2009

    9:30am Symposium Check-in, Bob Wright Building
    10:00am Welcome
    10:10am Keynote Presentation:
    Dr. Lara Lauzon
    10:30am How to Make the Most of Your Conference Experience
    This session will: (a) introduce participants to the University as a context for knowledge creation and for challenging or questioning ideas, theories and practices, (b) guide participants to identify individualized goals for their own conference learning engagement and experiences, and (c) prepare participants to actively share, construct, and question ideas about sustainability throughout the conference.
    10:50 BREAK
    11:15am Spotlight on…Sessions:

    Session A - Becoming Batman: Can you really be a superhero? - Paul Zehr
    Through years of rigorous training Batman has approached near super-human status. This makes Batman so attractive to so many--it seems grounded in the reality of hard work and achievement. Is this the result of hard work? Or is there science behind the superhero?

    Session B - Health, Geography and Community Mapping - John Newcomb
    Mapping the spread of epidemics and disease is vital to stopping them, but other roles for geographers include understanding how mapping our resources can contribute to a healthier community. Community mapping has become a major field of geography. This session will take you outdoors to explore and map parts of the UVic campus with a hands on activity. Please dress for outdoors and appropriately for the weather.

    Session C - Humans and ‘Hobbits’ - Helen Kurki and Becky Wigen
    Look into the past with the bones of our ancestors. Hands-on activities allow students to explore human fossils from as far back as 3.5 million years to as recent as the 17,000 year old “Hobbit”.

    Session D - Opening the Circle: Including Everyone and Welcoming Our Differences - Moussa Magassa and Trisha Best
    Do you ever wonder if your actions and language are as inclusive as they could be? Do you feel frustrated about so much talk about “diversity, without enough action to support it? At the end of this workshop, you will be able to better connections with other people and groups working for social justice, change, and peace.

    Session E - Them (Human) Bones - Stefan Scott
    The bones in our bodies are much more intricately designed that most of us imagine, and they do so much more that simply support our body structure. In this session we’ll learn about the different types of bones in our bodies and their various functions. How a bone’s health can change throughout our lifetime and why? We will also have some ‘hands-on’ time with bones to learn how to side them (left versus right) as well as analyze them to learn more about the stories they tell and the roles they play.

    Session F - Unleashing Your Super Powers - Sara Wegwitz
    In “Unleashing Your Super Powers” participants will have a unique opportunity to explore the various aspects of health and wellness in their own lives. In this fun and interactive workshop, we will reveal that being powerful, strong, and extraordinary is attainable for everyone. “ Ka-blam!”

    Session G - Whose Life Is it, Anyway? - Phil Duchene
    Process Drama activities are brilliant ways to explore and make sense of human behaviour; your own and everyone around you. They are like 3D interactive games allowing players and an audience to change characters and storylines as improvised scenes unfold. Safe, fast and fun.

    12:30pm LUNCH
    1:15pm Afternoon Experiences
    • TBA
    2:15 pm School Showcase
    Choose a health project (school or community) that you have completed, planned, or is currently underway to share with other high schools from around the province at the Fresh Minds Symposium, and become eligible to win a $300 award for your school! Submissions must be received before October 23, 2009. Download the PDF Poster for more information.
    3:00 pm Symposium Ends

    • Toiletries to Anawim House
    • Anyone interested in learning about different cultures and sharing your culture and time with international students at Reynolds?  There's a great opportunity for you to become a Canadian buddy while participating in fun social events at school.

    • Pumpkin Carving
    • Halloween for Hungry
    • Halloween Dance
    • Youth off the Streets Benefit Concert

       

      Feed the Need is paring up with PSCC Fundraising Committee to launch its third campaign, Youth off The Streets!  Together we plan to host a multitude of fundraising events in support of the Out of the Rain Youth Shelter Program.  Charitable Registration No. 2995 1174 RR0001

       

      The program was designed to help youths aged 15-25 yrs by providing them basic assistance during the coldest months of the year. The program is open from November to April, providing each youth two hot meals (dinner and breakfast) as well as a bed for the night. Doors open from 10pm to 8am, with seven different locations participating alternating different nights of the week. The goal of the program is to institute a healthy and safe way of life for these youth who have no place to go; some will come for the entire night to escape the street nightlife and others for the hot meal. On an average night the program serves anywhere from 23-27 youths and their pets. Two fulltime staff members are present throughout the entire night to help with meals, setup and support; volunteers are always welcome for various positions!

       

      This is such an incredible opportunity for both fundraising efforts and the community. The youth who benefit from this program rely on our support to access basic necessities we sometimes take for granted. This year we have a goal to raise $10,000 towards the program, a goal I believe we can easily achieve with all our efforts!

       

      The first event will be a benefit concert held at Vic High Theatre. The first part of the evening will feature one of the most amazing bands right now in Victoria, the Vic High Rhythm and Blues Band will blow you away with their soulful performance.  Then to close out the night, your heart will be stolen by the beautiful lyrics and unbelievable falsetto by multitalented recording artist Shawn Hlookoff.

       

      The concert is November 12, 2009 from 7:00pm – 11pm. Doors open at 6:00pm.

      Tickets are $10 adults and $7 students!! Don’t miss out on this incredible experience!

       

      I am really excited about all the possibilities that lie ahead for this upcoming year and the difference we are going to make in our own community! I look forward to working with all of you!!

       

    Thanks

    Kara Martin

    Provincial Services EAW / Feed The Need

    Phone: (250) 387-9829   Fax: (250) 356-7751

    Kara.Martin@gov.bc.ca

     

    "Be the change you wish to see in the world" ~ Gandhi

    Please consider the environment before printing this email   ŝ

    • Getting Message out at Road Blocks--
    • Sanid Ayer: "The high school students were reminding drivers not to drink and drive, were there to support MADD, and were giving out Telus phone cards, (with 5 free local calls).  I thought it was very powerful to have teens share an important message . . . I happened to see Vic Derman at the Saanich Light Up.  He liked the idea of doing something similar in Saanich, and said he would mention it to Saanich Police." 

    • Reynolds Wear Report on Progress
    • Me to We Report on Progress
    • Waste Reduction Week this week
    • Volleyball Intramurals
    • Community Dance

    Dear Ms. Charlton,

     

    I write on behalf of the Board of Directors of the Mary Manning Centre - Child Abuse Prevention & Counselling Society.  The Centre provides counselling for children and youth up to 18 years of age for sexual abuse and extreme physical abuse. 

     

    We are having a fundraising and consciousness raising dance featuring the Vic High Rhythm and Blues Band on Friday November 20th, at the Da Vinci Centre.   

    Friday, November 20th, 2009

    from 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

     

    at the Da Vinci Centre

    195 Bay Street

     

    For tickets call

    Mary Manning Centre:

    (250) 385-6111

    tickets:  $10/adults; $8/youth; and $25/family

     

     

    This is the first of what we hope will become a fun annual event engaging different performers from schools across the lower island over the coming years.  By drawing in performers, volunteers and artists from the various schools across the lower island we hope that more students will become aware that Mary Manning Centre is here for them and their friends if they need help. 

     

    We are looking for volunteers to:

     

    *      Sell tickets (we hope to sell out!) 

     

    *      Set up

     

    *      Clean up

     

    *      Food and refreshment sales

     

    *      Decorate the hall

     

    *      Seek silent auction donations

     

    *      Help set up the silent auction

     

     

    We are open to students who want to extend their commitment to managing, creating or coordinating aspects of the event and are happy to act in a mentorship capacity. 

     

     Perhaps some of your students would be interested and/or perhaps you could refer me to others in the system who may wish to be involved this year or in the coming years either as performers or in an organizational capacity.

     

    Please let me know if you need more information and thank you for your attention to this matter.

     

    Jessica Van der Veen, Vice-Chair

     

    Mary Manning Centre

     

    Other Meetings and Opportunities

    • Me to We follow up at SJ Willis today 3:30-7:30 (Kelly, Katie,Erin)
    • Reynolds Wear Team meeting right after main leadership meeting today :-)

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    Oct. 12, 2009
     
    Happy Thanksgiving
     

    Semester 1

     

    Thank you to ALL the students who helped out at the Royal Victoria Marathon (and put up with any abuse too)... Nice Job!!

     

    Hi, everyone. Just wanted to thank you all for your help in collecting backpacks through your schools. We picked up more than 200 backpacks on Friday, and they’ve all been put to very good use! We did a marathon packing session at Our Place on Saturday and packed up 700 backpacks in all, so we’re ready to go come Wednesday when Project Connect is on. There’s plenty of word on the street already that we’ll be handing out backpacks that day, and much anticipation!

    I’m looking forward to meeting students at the forum on Thursday. Details one more time: 12:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at Downtown Community Activity Centre, 755 Pandora Ave. It’s a big room – a gymnasium, in fact – so no worries about having too many people, so please feel free to bring any students who are interested in being there.

    See you there, and thanks again for your support in this! One small technical note – I seem to have lost the email of Princess Lafayette, but I know I’ve got a fellow student on this list, so could you forward this message to Princess? Thanks – see you Thursday.

    Jody Paterson Communications patersoncommunications@gmail.com

    250-881-4792 http://closer-look.blogspot.com

    We are looking for volunteers to help out with the annual PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST!
    It is on THURSDAY OCTOBER 29th during lunch in the foyer. However, we would need the helpers about 45 minutes before as well as after lunch for setting up and cleaning up (you would have to miss some of your A & D block classes), but you can leave for lunch or participate in the contest if you like. Some of the tasks involved include wrapping tables & floor in garbage bags, hauling pumpkins, setting up supplies, and decorating. The more helpers, the faster things will go! If anyone is interested in helping out, email Ali back at aliboudewyn@hotmail.com & attend the brief meeting after school on Wednesday after school in flex.

    Thank you,

    -Ali Boudewyn & Anna Jacquet :)

    Main Coordinators for Activities

    ** if you want to help out with any of these activities please see the coordinators

    ** sign up sheets will also come around in class

    ** If you would like to introduce a NEW activity see Heather or Chris for forms

    ** All planning forms and log sheets in Room 33 (plastic drawers in corner of room by windows

     

    Volleyball/Intramurals—Connor White & Russell Henry and Bianca Legaspi

    Homeless Wee (Oct. 11-18)—Katie Gamble, Taylor Reynolds & Anna Jaquet

    Halloween Dance (Oct. 29)—Jordan White, Kelly Milliken & Jessica Noble

    Pumpkin Carving (Oct. 29)—Ali Boudewyn & Anna Jacquet

    Halloween for Hunger (Oct. 31)—Mikhaila Morris

     

    W.I.N. Clothing Drive (Nov. ____)—Ayla Yazganoglu

    Karaoke Challenge (Nov. ____)—Ayla Yazganoglu, Sabrina Mohamed & April Tang-Tran

    Hamper Drive (Nov/Dec. ___)—Annelise Miska, Nikki Gabers & Laila Drabkin

    Shoebox Hampers for Our place (individual...sign up with Heather)

    Leadership Conf. Cooperative Games  Teams (Dec. 4)—sign up with Heather

     

    Deck the Halls (Dec. ___)—Emily Nuttall, Tessa Maxwell & Ali Boudewyn

    Candygrams(Dec. ___)—Molly Schupbach, Karlee Bowers & Kate Siemens

    Potato Socks (Dec. ___)—Julia VanderHeiden, Tessa Fryer & Katie Gamble

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    October 5, 2009
    Theme for the month... After seeing the Dalai Lama in Vancouver last week... Compassion and Common Sense... Heart and Head
     
    Compassion:
  • a deep awareness of and sympathy for another's suffering
  • the humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it
    Common  Sense:
  • the basic level of practical knowledge and judgment that we all need to help us live in a reasonable and safe way
  • The Dalai Lama says this gives him inspiration in his quest to benefit others:
     
    May I become at all times, both now and forever
    A protector for those without protection
    A guide for those who have lost their way
    A ship for those with oceans to cross
    A bridge for those with rivers to cross
    A sanctuary for those in danger
    A lamp for those without light
    A place of refuge for those who lack shelter
    And a servant to all in need.
     

    3) Acknowledgements
    Thank you to everyone who took part in any way during the COPS for CANCER campaign...amazing!!
    Thank you to the students who went to Me To We in Vancouver... you were a pleasure to travel with.
     
    4) Messages, Reminders and Sign-ups
  • Royal Victoria Marathon is this Sun. Oct. 11--Volunteer forms needed in today 
  • Homelessness Action Week  (Oct. 11-18)--> gently used back packs needed by this Friday Oct. 9... toiletries for Aawim House by Oct. 18th.
  • Reynolds Garden Club
  • Magazine Fundraiser
  • Me to We Report Out http://we.freethechildren.com/get-involved
  • Reynolds Wear 
  • Halloween Dance Oct. 29th

    **Signing up for Activities

    October
    Halloween Dance
    Pumpkin Carving
    Halloween for Hunger
    Spirit Week
    November
    Hamper Drive
    W.I.N. Clothing Drive
    Karaoke Challenge
    Nov/December Hamper Drive
    Decorate the Teacher
    Candygrams
    Collection for Our Place
    Shoebox Hampers
    Annual Leadership Conference Coop. Games team
     

    5) Workshops, Meetings and other Opportunities

    • Get R.E.A.L. Thursday Lunch Oct.8
    • Dance meeting?
    • Me to We meeting?

     

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    September Retreat 2009

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    Monday Sept. 28, 2009
     
    1) Sign IN
     
    2) Warm up
    Communication Theme: "telephone activity"
     
    3) Acknowledgements
    Thank you to everyone who helped with CAR WASH & RECYCLE DEPOT...and who are helping with the DANCE and/or SHAVING their heads for COPS for CANCER
    • Thank you to everyone who volunteered at Hartland...they said you were the best volunteers ever!!!
     
    4) Messages, Reminders and Sign-ups
  • Royal Victoria Marathon Sun. Oct. 11
  • Elementary Cross Country Meet Helpers (set-up and Marshalling) 2:30-3:30 and 3:30-5:30 or both Mon. Sept. 28
  • Reynolds Garden Club
  • Get R.E.A.L. Reynolds Eco-Action Group (Green Group)
  • COPS for CANCER DANCE this Thursday!!
  • Magazine Fundraiser
  • Reynolds Wear --team of 4-5 Needed
  • Homelessness Action Week  (Oct. 11-18)http://www.solvehomelessness.ca/--> backpack collection

  • Anawim House-- http://www.anawimhouse.com/

    Anawim House is an adult only facility and we offer two different programs: an outreach day program where those in need of companionship and sharing can drop by 6 days a week and also a residential program. We invite our people to seek to change their self defeating behaviors, achieve 30 days of sobriety, and treat others with kindness and respect.

    Outreach day program

    Men and women in need, who want to live in a new healthy way:

    People at risk, without a safe and healthy place to spend the day

    People in need of food, clothing or refuge

    Those who do not have a place to bathe or do laundry

    People who need someone to care and believe in them

    Those who want to respect each other and leave the violent addictive ways of the street behind

    Those who have the willingness to risk new ways

    People who are searching to free themselves from the trappings of poverty to allow them to be who they were meant to be

    Needs Donations:

    -Food, Cleaning Supplies, Toiletries, Clothing (complete list available)

  • Victoria Student Leadership Conference Dec. 4th...we run the Gym Riot!

     

    GETTING INVOLVED IN ACTIVITIES-- A HUGE PART OF LEADERSHIP...Learning by doing...

  • Traditional Activities....  Need coordinators and team members to sign up...

  • CLICK HERE IF YOU HAVE A NEW LEADERSHIP IDEA YOU WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE!!

    September
    Corn Roast  
    Reynolds Wear
    Magazine Fundraiser  
    COPS for CANCER (NJ)
    October
    Cops for Cancer Dance
    Pumpkin Carving
    Costume Trick or Treat
    Spirit Week
    November
    Hamper Drive
    W.I.N. Clothing Drive
    Karaoke Challenge
    Nov/December Hamper Drive
    Decorate the Teacher
    Candygrams
    Collection for Our Place
    Shoebox Hampers
    Annual Leadership Conference Coop. Games team
    January
      Reynolds Wear
    Kindness Week
    Iflurtz
    February
    Iflurtz
    Have a Heart
    Candygrams
    March
    Airband Contest
     
    Jelly bean Count
     
    Spring Fundraiser
    April Spelling Bee
     
     
     
    Kindness Week
    May
     
    Talent Show (Schlappy)
    Year End Dance
    Spring Fair
    June
    Ongoing
    Games/movie Lunch
    Recycling   
    Guatemala Connection
    Free the Children Foundation
    Spring Fair

    5) Workshops, Meetings and other Opportunities

    • Get R.E.A.L. Thursday Lunch Oct.1
    • Dance meeting?
    • Spring Fair meeting right after this meeting
    • Me to We Day in Vancouver Tuesday 

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    Monday Sept. 21
     
    PRO-D Day NO SCHOOL FOR YOU...
     
    Things to make note of this week:
     
    1) Feedback from the Hartland Happening!  They said the kids were the best volunteers they have ever had!  AWESOME!!!!

     

    2) Sign-ups (See Lists outside Heather's room 33 in Flex Alley)
    • Royal Victoria Marathon Sun. Oct. 11
    • Recycle Depot Sat. Sept. 26th
    • Elementary Cross Country Meet Helpers (set-up and Marshalling) 2:30-3:30 and 3:30-5:30 or both Mon. Sept. 28
    • Reynolds Garden Club
    • Get R.E.A.L. Reynolds Eco-Action Group (Green Group)

    2) Meetings:

    • Wednesday Sept. 23 at Lunch room 33 Me to We Group:

    Katie Gamble, Tessa Fryer, Erin McQuarrie, Candace Jung, Kelly Milliken, Jordan White, Annika Bennoit-Jansson

    • Thurs. Sept. 24 at Lunch room 31 Get REAL (green group)

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    WELCOME BACK FOR A NEW SCHOOL YEAR AND THE MANY EXCITING THINGS TO COME...BECAUASE...
    YOU,
    "Make a difference, Make it Happen!"
     
    1st meeting: Monday Sept.  14th 11:30
    We have over 130 students registered in Leadership this year so we are going to start off meeting in two groups...
    Grade 9's room 31 (66)
    Grade 10-12's Room 32 (67)
     
    Objectives for today...first meeting of the year--
     
    1) Introduce Leadership Advisors: Chris McDonald, Gloria Solley and Heather Coey
    2) Find out who is here...collect e-mail addresses
    3) Sign up for Saturday's LEADERHIP RETREAT 10 am - 11 pm... Team Building, Fun, Getting to know one another, movie night... bring bagged lunch, snack, drink...2 slices of pizza each provided for dinner...sign up for type of pizza...
    4) Magazine Fundraiser
    5) Topic of the Month: Communication
    6) Leadership as Club....Leadership as Course...what's the difference?
    7) Purpose of Monday meetings (share information, recognize accomplishments, plan, organize and assess activities
    8) Foramat of meetings:
    Warm-up (quote, song, you-tube clip, game)
    Acknowlegements
    Messages, Reminders, Sign-ups
    Meetings
    Other Workshops and Opportunities
    9) Cops for Cancer Involvement... Mr. Norris-Jones
     
     
    TOPIC OF THE MONTH-- COMMUNICATION

    No one would talk much in society if they knew how often they misunderstood others. - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

    Many of the problems that occur in an organization are the direct result of people failing to communicate. Faulty communication causes the most problems. It leads to confusion and can cause a good plan to fail. Communication is the exchange and flow of information and ideas from one person to another. It involves a sender transmitting an idea to a receiver. Effective communication occurs only if the receiver understands the exact information or idea that the sender intended to transmit.

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    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
     

    1.  HARTLAND LANDFILL EVENT

    Are you interested in participating in a fun and interactive CRD event?

    We need your help to make the 4th Annual Hartland Open House a huge success!

    This year the Hartland Happening takes place September 20, 2009, and we are looking for energetic people to help out with all aspects of the event. Join in with the festivities to help  create a successful event for the 4th year running!  The event gives the public a look behind the scenes at the award winning Hartland landfill. There will be educational displays, guided tours, refreshments and many other interesting happenings  to help out with. 

      

    The time commitment would be:

    Sunday, September 20th from 930 am to 4 pm

    e-MAIL MR. McDonald if you are interested cmcdonald@sd61.bc.ca

     

     

    2.  MARSHALL’S FOR ROYAL VICTORIA MARATHON OCT.11

    http://www.royalvictoriamarathon.com/

    This requires an adult zone captain and then as many volunteers as possible…last year we had 60!! It brings in money to the school as well.

    If you are interested (AND IF YOU HAVE A PARENT WHO MIGHT WANT TO BE THE ZONE CPATAIN) e-mail Heather hcoey@shaw.ca

    3.     The Burnside Gorge Community Association is hosting The Gorge Waterway Cleanup on Saturday September 19th 9am-12noon

    Each year more than 100 volunteers participate in this event, retrieving debris from the ocean and shoreline.  This year's event will be a great one, with some new local businesses participating, and an after-event volunteer recognition lunch in our Community Centre 12:30-2pm. 

    Please consider joining us for this year's Gorge Waterway Cleanup, and also help us reach more community members by forwarding this message to anyone you know that may be interested.  If you wish to assist through the distribution of posters and handbills, they will be available in the reception area of our Community Centre by Friday.

    If you require any additional information, or would like to sign-up as a volunteer for this event, please send me an email or give me a call.

    Contact Gillian Rowan

    Team Leader - Recreation Services

    Burnside Gorge Community Association

    471 Cecelia Road, Victoria BC, V8T 4T4

    Tel: (250) 388.5251 ext. 225  

    Fax: (250) 388.5269

    Email: rec-bgca@shaw.ca

     

    4.      September Recycle Depot Sept. 26th shifts 8:30-10:30 10:30-12:30 OR 8:30-12:30 

    e-mail Heather hcoey@shaw.ca

     

    5.      Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:45pm (need permission from classroom teacher) help out in the Reynolds Recycle room sorting and cleaning items as they are brought in from the collection towers.  E-mail Heather hcoey@shaw.ca  

     

    6.      CCRP Magazine Fundraiser...big fundraiser for Flex/Leadership coming soon.  We hope everyone will try and sell/renew at least one magazine subscription.  Each subscription = 15 min. Towards service/leadership time J  Prizes for top sellers.  Can order through catalogue or online https://www.ccrp.ca/ (code to come)

    7.      COPS for CANCER dance, car wash other... Talk to Mr. Norris Jones in room 212 or e-mail: dnorris@sd61.bc.ca