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Weekly Leadership Agendas/Notices 2010-2011

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Monday June 13, 2011
 
 
Thank you for a great year!! 

Let's Eat CAKE!

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Mon June 6, 2011
 
Full Group... complete assessment of Goals for course + Dear Heather, Courtney & Chris Letter
 
Mon June 13 Full Group + Leadership Wind-up Social After School!
 
GUEST: 

Nancy Martens

Coordinator Volunteer Resources

Queen Alexandra Centre for Children's Health 2400 Arbutus Road Victoria, B.C.  V8N 1V7

250-519-6792 phone

250-519-6932 fax

volunteering for Lose the training Wheels bike camps.   Volunteers are not paid -- not because they are worthless,  but because they are priceless.

 

 
** Sara to speak about recent leadership experience
 
Warm-up Activity:
 
Shout Outs!: 

 

Reports:
Spirit Fingers:
  • dodge ball finals tomorrow!!

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  • Building the Vision
  • Photo Sensitive Submissions

 

  • open4changelogo.jpgOpen for Change --Social Awareness...Local & Global Action 

Wed. June 15th... after school --Perogoi Party...cook in canteen then go to courtyard -- Jordan getting ingredients to make.  

  • Sending final cheque to Guatemala
  • Guatemal display...boards to go up

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Monday May 30, 2011
 
Open Meeting Today
*Get your goals complete... be prepared next week to complete your assessement of goals and write us a friendly letter letting us know the highlights of the year for you and where you are headed next with leadership...
 
Mon May 30 Spirit Fingers
Wed June 1 Open 4 Change
Thurs. June 2... 4pm... Eco Potluck Picnic...walk to Mt. Doug
Mon June 6 Full Group... complete assessment of Goals for course + Dear Heather, Courtney & Chris Letter
Mon. June 13th... Final Leadership Meeting + year end celebration after school
Wed. June 15th... Open 4 Change Perogi Party after school
 

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Monday May 16, 2011
Mon May 16 Full Group [TODAY!!]
Wed May 18 Open 4 Change
Mon May 23 Victoria Day
Wed May 25 Get REAL Green Group
Mon May 30 Spirit Fingers/Open Meeting
Wed June 1 Open 4 Change
Mon June 6 Full Group... complete assessment of Goals for course + Dear Heather, Courtney & Chris Letter
+ GUEST: 

Nancy Martens

Coordinator Volunteer Resources

Queen Alexandra Centre for Children's Health 2400 Arbutus Road Victoria, B.C.  V8N 1V7

250-519-6792 phone

250-519-6932 fax

volunteering for Lose the training Wheels bike camps.   Volunteers are not paid -- not because they are worthless,  but because they are priceless.

 

Wed June 8 Get REAL Green Group
Mon June 13 Full Group + Leadership Wind-up Social After School!
 
Warm-up Activity: cold, warm, hot clapping...
 
Shout Outs!: 
  • To Courtney and helpers for all the awesome SPIRIT activities last week!!
  • To anyone who randomly cleans up around Reynolds....like BRANDON!!
 
Reports:
Spirit Fingers:
  • Feedback: Spring Dance, Spirit Week, Airband, Talent Show...
  • Dodgeball 
  • Other?
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  • Recycle Depot May 28th
  • Eco-Hike Thursday June 2nd 4pm...to Mt. Doug--100 Mile Potluck Picnic
  • Photo contest results--to National Exhibition
  • Mondays Courtyard Gardening Days 3:15-4:30 (everyone welcome)


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  • CHANGE 4 CHANGE BOXES
  • RELIEF BRACELETS $10 ($3 GUATEMLA, $3.50 DARFUR)
  • FINAL FUNDRAISER THIS YEAR FOR GUATEMALA...Next Recycle Depot  + May 24--26
  • T-shirts

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Monday May 2nd, 2011
Mon May 2 Full Group..Today :-)
Wed May 4 Open 4 Change
Mon May 9 Spirit Fingers/Open Meeting
Wed May 11 Get REAL Green Group
Mon May 16 Full Group
Wed May 18 Open 4 Change
Mon May 23 Victoria Day
Wed May 25 Get REAL Green Group
Mon May 30 Spirit Fingers/Open Meeting
Wed June 1 Open 4 Change
Mon June 6 Full Group... complete assessment of Goals for course + Dear Heather, Courtney & Chris Letter
Wed June 8 Get REAL Green Group
Mon June 13 Full Group + Leadership Wind-up Social After School!
 
Reports:
Spirit Fingers:
  • Spring Fling Dance this Thursday!
  • Staff vs Student Air Band Contest Wed. May 11
  • Spirit Week
  • Talent Show
  • Futsal wrap-up this Thursday...then Dodgeball starts next week
  • Other?
greenlogo.jpgGet R.E.A.L. Get REAL (Reynolds EcoAction Leaders
  • Recycle Depot May 28th
  • Eco-Hike Thursday June 2nd 4pm...to Mt. Doug--100 Mile Potluck Picnic
  • Photo contest results--to National Exhibition
  • Mondays Courtyard Gardening Days 3:15-4:30 (everyone welcome)


open4changelogo.jpgOpen for Change --Social Awareness...Local & Global Action 

  • CHANGE 4 CHANGE BOXES
  • RELIEF BRACELETS $10 ($3 GUATEMLA, $3.50 DARFUR)
  • FINAL FUNDRAISER THIS YEAR FOR GUATEMALA...Next Recycle Depot 
  • T-shirts

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Monday April 18, 2011
 
In honour of Earth Week:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJ-J91SwP8w&feature=player_embedded

 

The Post Carbon Institute (PCI) condenses the story of our dependence on the remnants of ancient sunlight to five minutes in "300 Years of Fossil Fuels in 300 Seconds." 

"Now that we're reaching the end of cheap and abundant oil and coal supplies," says PCI, "we're in for an exciting ride. While there's a real risk that we'll fall off a cliff, there's still time to control our transition to a post-carbon future." "300 Years" is a lively and engaging recapitulation of how we got to where this roller coaster ride has taken us, and why remaining on it is no longer an option.

The video, written and narrated by Post Carbon Fellow Richard Heinberg and designed by San Francisco's Monstro Design, won Best Video in the Small Nonprofit category in the recent YouTube/See3 DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards. PCI received one of four top prizes in that competition, in which thousands of organizations participated.

 
Shout out: to everyone who helped at the Evening for Ecuador...big success!!
 
Reports:
Spirit Fingers:
  • Spirit Week
  • Talent Show
  • Other?
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Earth Week

M April 18th –Cheese Making workshop room 104 RIGHT NOW

T April 19th –  Bike to School + Bicycle Maintenance workshop at lunch on Basketball Court

W April 20th—Low Impact Day (lights off, paperless, meatless, reuse)--follow pledges made in advisory 

Th April 21st—Photo Energy Display + Sustainable Cities Display and Rap in foyer at lunch


Open for Change --Social Awareness...Local & Global Action 

  • CHANGE 4 CHANGE BOXES
  • RELIEF BRACELETS $10 ($3 GUATEMLA, $3.50 DARFUR)
  • FINAL FUNDRAISER THIS YEAR FOR GUATEMALA...
  • MEETING THIS WEDNESDAY

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Monday April 4, 2011
**Full Group Meeting**
-This Wednesday Open 4 Change meeting
Mon Apr. 11 Pro-D
*April 16, 17, 18 Camp Thunderbird Retreat--bus leaving at 1:30pm from front of school
Mon Apr. 18 Full Group
Mon Apr. 25 Easter Monday
Mon May 2 Full Group
Mon May 9 Open Meeting
Mon May 16 Full Group
Mon May 23 Victoria Day
Mon May 30 Open Meeting
Mon June 6 Full Group
Mon June 13 Full Group + Leadership Wind-up Social After School!
 
Messages & Reminders:
  • Goal Sheets in Please
  • CAMP THUNDERBIRD
--confirmed to go April 15, 16, 17
Tessa Fryer, Griffin Marsh, Erin McQuarrie, Russell Brown, Brandon Laur, Sara McKinnon, Brigitte Millington, Nolan McConnell-Fidyk, Trevor Nevile, Matt Bawtinheimer, Alastair Kierulf, Lochlan Ellis, Katie Gamble, Anna Sollazzo, Zenani Boya, Luc Steele, Roxanne Boyle..
 
Shout Outs
--Thank you to everyone who
voted for the BC Green Games...Reynolds won $1000 for the entry on the L.U.N.C.H. Program!!
Reports:
Spirit Fingers:
  • Spelling Bee
  • Futsal
  • Other?
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  • BEFORE EARTH DAY APRIL 21ST

    -April 4-April 15th Energy Photo Contest: Goal is to have photos up for display on Earth day and ready to send to Canadian Gallery

    -Off the Grid for Earth day April 21st : Make sure to register online as a delegate http://www.offthegridfestival.ca/

                  -Earth Week

    M April 18th –Cheese Making workshop

    T April 19th – Low Impact Day (lights off, paperless)

    W April 20th—Bike to School + Bicycle Maintenance workshop at lunch

    Th April 21st—Photo Energy Display + Sustainable Cities Display and Rap in foyer at lunch

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    Open for Change --Social Awareness...Local & Global Action 
 
  • EVENING FOR ECUADOR... TICKETS!!! April 13th
  • CHANGE 4 CHANGE BOXES
  • RELIEF BRACELETS $10 ($3 GUATEMLA, $3.50 DARFUR)

Food for Thought

4. Enable Others to Act  [Mar/Apr]

         Serve othersservant leadership

         Collaboration

         Credibility and Trust

 

Trust Activities: http://wilderdom.com/games/TrustActivities.html 

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Monday March 28th, 2011
**Full Group Meeting**
-This Wednesday Get REAL meeting
-Next Wednesday Open 4 Change meeting
Mon Apr. 4 Full Group
Mon Apr. 11 Pro-D
*April 16, 17, 18 Camp Thunderbird Retreat
Mon Apr. 18 Full Group
Mon Apr. 25 Easter Monday
Mon May 2 Full Group
Mon May 9 Open Meeting
Mon May 16 Full Group
Mon May 23 Victoria Day
Mon May 30 Open Meeting
Mon June 6 Full Group
Mon June 13 Full Group + Leadership Wind-up Social After School!
 
Messages & Reminders:
  • Goal Sheets in Please
  • CAMP THUNDERBIRD
--confirmed to go April 15, 16, 17
Tessa Fryer, Griffin Marsh, Erin McQuarrie, Russell Brown, Brandon Laur, Sara McKinnon, Brigitte Millington, Nolan McConnell-Fidyk, Trevor Nevile, Matt Bawtinheimer, Alastair Kierulf, Lochlan Ellis, Katie Gamble, Anna Sollazzo, Zenani Boya, Luc Steele, Roxanne Boyle..
There are others who have expressed interest but we still do not have forms....we MUST HAVE 3 more confirmed with forms please as we had to pre-pay for 20!!
 
Shout Outs
--Thank you to everyone who came out at the end of Spring Break to help out at the Recycle Depot
Reports:
Spirit Fingers:
  • Spelling Bee
  • Futsal
  • Other?
greenlogo.jpgGet R.E.A.L. Get REAL (Reynolds EcoAction Leaders)
  • MEETING THIS WEDNESDAY AT LUNCH
  • ENTER ENERGY PHOTO CONTEST
  • WORK PARTY TO WHEEL IN MULCH FOR NEW GARDEN BEDS IN COURTYARD... this week? 
  • VOTE FOR GREEN GAMES ENTRIES!!! Voting ends Thursday
  • Secret Graden Party...but everyone is welcome this Friday in the Courtyard after school

Vote for the BC Green Games

Voting March 1st -31st

Goto: http://www.bcgreengames.ca/register.html  and register...

or just login if you have voted in the past...

Goto: Gallery-- 2011 Entries on top Menu

Goto: Filter by School and type in Reynolds Secondary

Click on SEARCH—top right

See our 4 Entries

         Sustainable Cities

         Visual Impact...Energy

         Reynolds L.U.N.C.H. (Locally United for Nutrition and Courtyard Harvest) Program

         Reduce...Building a Culture of Less & Local

VOTE... make sure to use all your votes...hopefully on Reynolds Entries

We could win up to $1000 for an entry

Thank You!


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Open for Change --Social Awareness...Local & Global Action 
 
  • EVENING FOR ECUADOR... TICKETS!!! April 13th
  • CHANGE 4 CHANGE BOXES

In February, we had two fantastic volunteers from Canada here working at PAMI, our partner school for Child Workers, Mayan Indian Children and other extremely poor children. PAMI provides a good education to the neediest kids in Panajachel.

Volunteers Joce and Devon at PAMI

Devon and Joce were an instant hit with our 160 students at PAMI. They taught English and helped our kids in many other ways. Their enthusiasm was contagious and their love for the children was really felt and reciprocated, as evidenced by all the hugs and tears exchanged on their last day at PAMI. We can hardly thank enough these two super girls for the wonderful impact they had on our kids and teachers. They left us all with wonderful memories to cherish for years to come. We also wish to thank the Reynolds Secondary School in Victoria, B.C. for recommending Devon and Joce and for all the support Reynolds students have given our children and programs here in Guatemala. If you would like to volunteer for a few weeks or several months, please contact us at: robertotolf@yahoo.com.

 

 

Food for Thought

4. Enable Others to Act  [Mar/Apr]

         Serve othersservant leadership

         Collaboration

         Credibility and Trust

 

Why is it important to have trust as a leader?

 

Trust Activities: http://wilderdom.com/games/TrustActivities.html 

Monday March 7
**Full   Group Meeting** --next 2 Spring Break
Guest Speakers Re: Change Conference
Madeleine and Taylor
 

The 10th Annual Change Conference will take place on April 8th and 9th at GNS; it was founded in 2001 by Amelia Warren, a grade 10 student at the time. She was inspired to create change in her community after returning from a life changing trip to India. The Change Conference is an event that aims to empowering youth to make constructive change in their communities and further afield.  All students

are invited to come, registration is now open at www.changeconference2011.com The recommended age range is from Grades 8-12. Tickets will be $35 for conference delegates, and $25

for just The Buried Life keynote.

 

The Conference will include The Buried Life as the main keynote speakers.  The Buried Life is an MTV show featuring a group of four Victoria BC friends (including Duncan Penn GNS Grad'01 and Jonnie Penn GNS Grad'04) who attempt to complete their bucket list of 100 things to do before they die. For every thing off their own bucket list they cross off, they help a stranger accomplish one of their own dreams. For more information please visit http://www.theburiedlife.com.

 

The conference will also offer a variety of engaging workshops such as VIDEA, the Child and Nature Alliance as well as Jody Paterson and various service projects including tree planting. A grade eight student Ella Van Cleave will also speak about her work as a Joey Ambassador, campaigning for the end to the Japan whale hunts. It will run on Friday evening (April 8th) and all day Saturday (April 9th). Any questions can be directed to changeconference2011@hotmail.com

 

Messages & Reminders:

*Goal Sheets in please :-)

 

Hey Chris,

 

I just spoke with my colleagues over here at PPP about your question.  We don't have anything on the go in Jakarta (the only part of Indonesia we really work in is West Papua), but we have had projects in Fiji over the years (though I'm not sure if there's been anything on Taveuni specifically).  The main project we have happening right now to do with Fiji is our bid to be included in CIDA's International Aboriginal Youth Internships Program (brochure attached), which provides training and funding for Aboriginal youth in Canada to do an internship in international development work.  We hope through this project to send two interns to Fiji, though we haven't confirmed placement partners for this yet.

 

I wanted to ask as well if you've heard any interest on your end from the kids in your leadership group? I haven't heard from any of them yet, which is a bit dissapointing considering their initial enthusiasm at the idea.  If you have any thoughts about how I could follow up with them that would be great.  Also, with my practicum timeframe closing into the two month mark, I am looking at ways to bring my intentions with this project to youth instead of having them come to me (particularly my empathy workshop).  If you can suggest a way for me to conduct workshops within Reynolds, or to maybe do a focus group instead (short-term intensive version of the Youth Council), I would appreciate that.

 

Thanks very much, and talk to you soon,

 

Jeremy

 

 

Reports:
Spirit Fingers:
  • Spelling Bee
  • Futsal
  • Other?
greenlogo.jpgGet R.E.A.L. Get REAL (Reynolds EcoAction Leaders)
  • MEETING THIS WEDNESDAY AT LUNCH
  • ENTER ENERGY PHOTO CONTEST
  • WORK PARTY TO WHEEL IN MULCH FOR NEW GARDEN BEDS IN COURTYARD... this week? 
  • VOTE FOR GREEN GAMES ENTRIES!!!

Vote for the BC Green Games

Voting March 1st -31st

Goto: http://www.bcgreengames.ca/register.html  and register...

or just login if you have voted in the past...

Goto: Gallery-- 2011 Entries on top Menu

Goto: Filter by School and type in Reynolds Secondary

Click on SEARCH—top right

See our 4 Entries

         Sustainable Cities

         Visual Impact...Energy

         Reynolds L.U.N.C.H. (Locally United for Nutrition and Courtyard Harvest) Program

         Reduce...Building a Culture of Less & Local

VOTE... make sure to use all your votes...hopefully on Reynolds Entries

We could win up to $1000 for an entry

Thank You!


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Open for Change --Social Awareness...Local & Global Action 
 
  • EVENING FOR ECUADOR... TICKETS!!!
  • CHANGE 4 CHANGE BOXES
 

Food for Thought

4. Enable Others to Act  [Mar/Apr]

         Serve othersservant leadership

         Collaboration

         Credibility and Trust

Monday Feb. 28th
 
Guest Speaker Jeremy Bally
Pacific People's Partnership - www.pacificpeoplespartnership.org - is currently recruiting local youth to be involved in an advisory council.  We work on issues of human rights, environmental sustainability, social justice, and cultural survival for Indigenous people in Canada and in the Pacific Islands (Melanesia, Polynesia and Micronesia).  We will offer members of the Youth Council education on human rights, environmentalism, activism and networking.  In return, we will be asking for feedback on the question: "How can youth contribute to Pacific People's Partnership now and in the future?"  Both the education and feedback will be entirely open to change based on what participants want and feel will work best for them.  It is an opportunity to be integrated in and genuinely contribute to a well-established local charity and non-profit organization.  Also important to the Youth Council is helping members to achieve Ubuntu, a South African word meaning that when others are tortured or oppressed, we are all diminished, and we have a role as members of a global community to bring ourselves towards peace and sustainability.  We will explore why we do and why we do not feel passionate about issues, and through doing so we will try and discover together the best way to inspire both ourselves and others to feel genuinely connected on a local and global level to people, the world, and the problems that we can only solve together.  And best of all - free pizza at the first meeting!  
 
Messages and Reminders:
Important for Everyone... Course Credit Sheets
 

Join the Fight! Leadership Roles for Youth with the Canadian Cancer Society

 

 

1. Tan Free Grad Campaign

 

Become a student leader for our Tan Free Grad Campaign and help to prevent needless cases of skin cancer and scary wrinkles at the same time!  

We need your help with:

  • Promoting the Tan Free Grad Pledge (we will provide you with pledge cards, posters and other materials to help promote a tan-free grad in your school)
  • Collecting pledges from fellow students
  • Motivating your fellow classmates to take a pledge to be tan-free before graduation.

Participating schools will be entered to win a grand prize for being the school to collect the most tan-free grad pledges.

 

 

 

 

 


2. Relay for Life

 

Walk with us in this inspirational 12-hour overnight event as we come together and fight to make cancer history. 

We need your help with:

  • Recruiting youth teams.
  • Filling team captain roles.
  • Organizing activities to make the night a fun filled event!

 

3. Start a Canadian Cancer Society Club at your School

We need your help with:

  • Talk to your school’s administration and tell them your plans
  • Find a cool and enthusiastic teacher to support your club
  • Ask a friend (or friends) to help you lead the club
  • PROMOTE your club! (Posters, announcements, Facebook). 

 

What’s in it for YOU?

         Get the chance to work with Canadian Cancer Society mentors who will help you to grow your leadership skills.

         Access to free training

         The opportunity to be creative, have fun, meet new people and truly make a difference in the Fight Against Cancer!

 
Reports:
Spirit Fingers:
 
 
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  • TEENS FOR JEANS...68 PAIRS DONATED TO COOL AID SOCIETY!
  • ENTER ENERGY PHOTO CONTEST
  • WORK PARTY TO WHEEL IN MULCH FOR NEW GARDEN BEDS IN COURTYARD... 
  • THURSDAY MAR. 3RD 4-8PM ECO-WORKSHOP & LOCAL POT LUCK  DINNER #3
  • VOTE FOR GREEN GAMES ENTRIES!!!

Vote for the BC Green Games

Voting March 1st -31st

Goto: http://www.bcgreengames.ca/register.html  and register...

or just login if you have voted in the past...

Goto: Gallery-- 2011 Entries on top Menu

Goto: Filter by School and type in Reynolds Secondary

Click on SEARCH—top right

See our 4 Entries

         Sustainable Cities

         Visual Impact...Energy

         Reynolds L.U.N.C.H. (Locally United for Nutrition and Courtyard Harvest) Program

         Reduce...Building a Culture of Less & Local

VOTE... make sure to use all your votes...hopefully on Reynolds Entries

We could win up to $1000 for an entry

Thank You!


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Open for Change --Social Awareness...Local & Global Action 
 
  • EVENING FOR ECUADOR... TICKETS!!!
  • CHANGE 4 CHANGE BOXES
 
 
Food for Thought

Monday Feb. 21, 2011
Open Meeting
Wednesday Green Group Meeting
 

Monday Feb. 14th, 2011
Happy Valentine's Day! photoshop-heart-brushes-21.jpg

Shout Outs:
 
Messages and Reminders:
  • Camp Thunderbird Forms by Spring Break...Lots of Spaces left...
  • Course....
Reports:
Spirit Fingers:
Meetings 1st and 3rd Thursdays each month room 32
(Main Advisors: Courtney & Chris)
Fun School Activities

  • School Wide Spall'in Bea coming up-- knead halp!
 
greenlogo.jpgGet R.E.A.L. Get REAL (Reynolds EcoAction Leaders) (Main Advisor: Heather)
Meetings 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at noon in room 32 

                                                                         http://hcoey.tripod.com/id138.html

The purpose of the Get REAL (Reynolds EcoAction Leaders) group is to provide leadership to the staff & students at Reynolds for engaging in eco-friendly and responsible activities which impact both the school and broader community, and to connect with the staff E-Team for coordinated efforts.

1) Photo Project & Display on Energy--Green Group--photos in on Wednesday

2) Courtyard --Friday Work Party... building more garden beds...anyone interested?

3) National Sweater Day On February 17, turn down your thermostat and put on a sweater to show your commitment to the planet. Lowering your heat by even 2C lowers your ecological footprint.

4) Teens for Jeans...bring in your old jeans and get a 25% off coupon for a new pair at Aeropostale in the Mayfair Mall.. Up to Feb. 20th



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Open for Change --Social Awareness...Local & Global Action (Main Advisor: Heather)  
  • Meetings 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at lunch in Room 32

    http://hcoey.tripod.com/id126.html                Our mission is to help others both locally and globally through fundraising, awareness, collections and activities, focusing on our global connection to Panajachel Guatemala and locally with our homeless initiatives, while maintaining a relationship with FreeThe Children Foundation.

    1) Meeting this Wednesday

    2) Evening for Ecuador

    3) Change 4 Change

    4) Talent Show fundraiser for Guatemala



  • When: A few Wednesdays throughout the months of March, April and May. We will begin with one Wednesday (hopefully March 9) and from there, assess the success and necessity of a second workshop.

    Who: Boys and Girls Club from Esquimalt, and Reynolds Secondary Leadership class students.

    Where: Reynolds Secondary School.

    What: A program to help spark a passion and interest in reading in order to help increase literacy rates within Macaulay Elementary School. During each workshop, the Reynolds students will choose a variety of different children’s literature (poetry, picture books, short stories) to read to a group of K-5 students. Following reading the book, the Reynolds students will lead activities and crafts based around thematic elements in the book. The day will end with each Reynolds student taking on 3 or 4 “buddies” for a smaller group read of a children’s story. The Reynolds students will participate in a few “How to teach reading” workshops with Ms. Sholinder, in order to help the K-5 students learn methods they can use on their own time when trying to read.

    Why: Literacy rates in Canada can always be improved, and with a motivated and driven group of Reynolds High School students, they can act as both role model and tutor to a group of at risk youth.

     

    Contact ms.sholinder@gmail.com

    Theme for Thought:

  • Theme for Jan.-Feb.
    Challenge the Process...by reducing the resistance rather than pushing against blockers

             Open to: Change, Innovation, Venturing out,

             Work the force field...momentum

    INNOVATION... 


    Who’s Line Is It Anyway?


    “Normal” behaviour is encouraged at work [and often at school], as this is the easiest, most efficient way to get things done. As a result, our creative self often is hidden away, getting flabby from under-use. Then along comes a manager [or teacher] demanding we do some brainstorming to come up with an innovative solution. Ouch! Like un-used muscles, creativity improves with exercise, so here’s a brainstorming exercise to warm-up those under-used creative muscles.

    Just like the TV show, the principle of this brainstorming exercise is simple – improvisation.  [In a group of 3-4 choose a prop from the middle of the room and when the timer begins you will have 10 minutes to come up with as many creative uses of the item as you possibly can.]
     e.g. a belt could become a Japanese warrior’s head-band or a toy dog is hidden from the group and is “dog-gone”. You get the drift! 


    ....you’re aiming for quantity not quality right now... 

     

    By Lyndsay Swinton

  • Monday Feb. 7, 2011
    Open Meeting
    -- Open 4 Change Talent Show Fundraiser Committee Meeting
    --Open 4 Change Movie Fundraiser Survey Questions Meeting
    --Get REAL-- The Energy Project: Through a Young Lens. ... Black & White Photos... planning the contest...
    **THIS WEDNESDAY GET REAL GREEN GROUP MEETING**

     

     

    Literacy Project 2011 Proposal:

     

    When: A few Wednesdays throughout the months of March, April and May. We will begin with one Wednesday (hopefully March 9) and from there, assess the success and necessity of a second workshop.

     

    Who: Boys and Girls Club from Esquimalt, and Reynolds Secondary Leadership class students.

     

    Where: Reynolds Secondary School.

     

    What: A program to help spark a passion and interest in reading in order to help increase literacy rates within Macaulay Elementary School. During each workshop, the Reynolds students will choose a variety of different children’s literature (poetry, picture books, short stories) to read to a group of K-5 students. Following reading the book, the Reynolds students will lead activities and crafts based around thematic elements in the book. The day will end with each Reynolds student taking on 3 or 4 “buddies” for a smaller group read of a children’s story. The Reynolds students will participate in a few “How to teach reading” workshops with Ms. Sholinder, in order to help the K-5 students learn methods they can use on their own time when trying to read.

     

    Why: Literacy rates in Canada can always be improved, and with a motivated and driven group of Reynolds High School students, they can act as both role model and tutor to a group of at risk youth.

     

    Contact ms.sholinder@gmail.com

     

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    Monday Jan. 31, 2011
    1st day of 2nd Semster
    Full Group Meeting

    Shout Outs:
    Thank you to those of you who came out on Thursday to do a clean sweep of the recycle stations and pick up garbage outside
     
    Thank you to everyone who was a guide for our open house
     
    Thank you to everyone who helped out at the last Recycle Depot-- it was very busy--many hands make lighter work :-)
     
    Important Messages and Reminders:
    -Formal Grade for Leadership?  Modules must be done...
    e-mail Heather to get them sent to you.
    Due Dates:
    Module 8   Due Feb. 7
    Module 6   Due March 7
    Module 7   Due April 4
    Module 5   Due May 2
     
    If anyone ever wishes an individual appointment with a leadership advisor to help go over goals or talk about project ideas etc. please sign up on the sheet provided each week.
     
    Reports:
    Spirit Fingers:
    Meetings 1st and 3rd Thursdays each month room 32
    (Main Advisors: Courtney & Chris)
    Fun School Activities
     
    1) intramural floor hockey
    2) Mission & Vision
    3) iFlurtz
    4) Scorekeepers needed for basketball games on Tuesday at 4:15, 5:45 and 7:30pm.
    5) Spirit fingers meeting Thursday to discuss Valentine's day activities and Spirit week
     
    greenlogo.jpgGet R.E.A.L. Get REAL (Reynolds EcoAction Leaders) (Main Advisor: Heather)
    Meetings 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at noon in room 32 

                                                                              http://hcoey.tripod.com/id138.html

    The purpose of the Get REAL (Reynolds EcoAction Leaders) group is to provide leadership to the staff & students at Reynolds for engaging in eco-friendly and responsible activities which impact both the school and broader community, and to connect with the staff E-Team for coordinated efforts.

  • Focus Areas Second Semester

    1) Photo Project & Display on Energy--contest to win a digital camera

  • Entry: 2 black and white photos personally taken...one representing energy miss-use and one representing sustainable energy use

    2) Courtyard -- Secret Garden Parties and L.U.N.C.H. Program set up

    3) REDUCE... buidling a culture of LESS & LOCAL (t-shirts, People for the Planet Parties and Eco-Workshops (Next one Thurs. Mar. 3rd), Green Men

  •  National Sweater Day On February 17, turn down your thermostat and put on a sweater to show your commitment to the planet. Lowering your heat by even 2C lowers your ecological footprint.

  • Teens for Jeans...bring in your old jeans and get a 25% off coupon for a new pair at Aeropostale in the Mayfair Mall

  • Lights Out Canada April 21st

    4) Green Games Entries  

    5) Off the Grid Youth Summit planned for April 21, 2011

    6) Complete Vision Statement Power Point 


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    Open for Change --Social Awareness...Local & Global Action (Main Advisor: Heather)  

  • Meetings 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at lunch in Room 32

    http://hcoey.tripod.com/id126.html                Our mission is to help others both locally and globally through fundraising, awareness, collections and activities, focusing on our global connection to Panajachel Guatemala and locally with our homeless initiatives, while maintaining a relationship with FreeThe Children Foundation.

  • Focus Areas this semeseter

    1) A-Z Acts of Kindnezz  (with Keildoscope Video contest?)

    2) Global Actions

    • Guatemala Display
    • Fundraiser for Guatemala and Adopt a Village (Talent Show + Change 4 Change)
    • Evening for Ecuador

    3) Getting T-shirts done

    4) People for the Planet Parties

    5) Complete Visions Statement Power Point

    Theme for Thought:

  • Theme for Jan.-Feb.
    Challenge the Process...by reducing the resistance rather than pushing against blockers

             Open to: Change, Innovation, Venturing out,

             Work the force field...momentum

     

  • Importance of Momentum Activity:
    Wine Bottles and Water

    Explanation: Leaders provide insightful wisdom to their team by encouraging them to take a step back to re-assess their own reality. It's too easy to forget to take stock in what the team has achieved or to take the time to feel good about those important accomplishments.

    We don't always remember how important it is to occasionally stop what we're doing for a moment and just "be grateful" for all that we have, all those that we love, and for all that the future holds.

    As most of us come to school each day, we sit down and plan our day. We then set out to complete and check off our to-do lists. However, how often do we sit down and purposefully plan our work, let alone our life?

    Leaders can remind their team members to ask the following three questions to ensure they fully leverage their time and resources.

    1. What is (are) the outcome(s) that I must achieve in order for this day/month/year to be successful and fulfilling?
    2. Why is this goal important to me?
    3. What specific steps must I take in order to achieve this outcome(s)?

    Now ask your team members to apply the preceding questions to each of the following LIFE categories:

    • Family
    • Friends
    • Financial
    • Physical
    • Spiritual
    • Emotional
    • School

    By going through the above exercise, you will no doubt realize how well you are currently "owning your own outcomes". Be fair to yourself, and ensure you lead a healthy and well-balanced life.

    Moral to the story:

    1) Take time to recognize accomplishments and use the momentum of those to carry you forward.

    2) Take the time to plan your life, not just your day, and gain momentum by appreciating a bigger picture.




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    Monday Jan. 10, 2011
    Full Group Meeting this Monday 
    Open Group Meeting  next week Jan. 17
    No Meeting During Exams Jan. 24
    Full Group Meeting Jan. 31
     
     
    Shout Outs:
    Thank you to everyone who made a difference to someone less fortunate over Christmas...
     
    Important Messages and Reminders:
    -Formal Grade for Leadership?  Modules must be done...
    Due Dates:
    Module 8   Due Feb. 7
    Module 6   Due March 7
    Module 7   Due April 4
    Module 5   Due May 2
     
    • Guides needed to help at Reynolds Open House Thursday (meet in office 6:30pm)
    • Next Recycle Depot Sat. Jan. 22nd...lots of volunteers needed
     
    Semester End Reflection --Today (4 questions)
    1) What have you done so far within leadership (please include any umbrella group(s) you are involved in?
    2) What do you think you have learned?
    3) What are your goals for the second semester (including if you intend to get a formal grade or not)?
    4) Would you like an individual meeting time with an instructor to help you with anything in Leadership?  If yes, please indicate if you would like to speak with a particular advisor and what times would work for you, as well as the general topic for the meeting.
     
    Reports:
    Spirit Fingers:
    Meetings 1st and 3rd Thursdays each month room 32
    (Main Advisors: Courtney & Chris)
    Fun School Activities
     
    1) Complete Vision Statement Power Point
    2) we need scorekeepers today and wednesday afterschool for basketball.  4:15 and 5:45pm game times
    3) Meeeting to determing 2nd Semester Focus areas This Thursday at lunch room 31
     
    Get R.E.A.L. Get REAL (Reynolds EcoAction Leaders) (Main Advisor: Heather)
    Meetings 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at noon in room 32 

                                                                              http://hcoey.tripod.com/id138.html

    The purpose of the Get REAL (Reynolds EcoAction Leaders) group is to provide leadership to the staff & students at Reynolds for engaging in eco-friendly and responsible activities which impact both the school and broader community, and to connect with the staff E-Team for coordinated efforts.

  • Focus Areas Second Semester

    1) Photo Project & Display on Energy

    2) Courtyard -- Secret Garden Parties and L.U.N.C.H. Program set up

    3) REDUCE... buidling a culture of LESS & LOCAL (t-shirts, People for the Planet Parties and Eco-Workshops, Green Men

    4) Green Games Entries  

  • Recycle Revolution Part 3 -->the GREEN MEN

  • Buidling a Culture People for the Planet Parties Including Eco- Workshops

  • L.U.N.C.H. Locally United for Nutrition and Courtyard Harvest

  • Photo Project on Energy

    5) Off the Grid Youth Summit planned for April 21, 2011

    6) Complete Vision Statement Power Point 

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    Open for Change --Social Awareness...Local & Global Action (Main Advisor: Heather)  

    Meetings 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at lunch in Room 32

    http://hcoey.tripod.com/id126.html                Our mission is to help others both locally and globally through fundraising, awareness, collections and activities, focusing on our global connection to Panajachel Guatemala and locally with our homeless initiatives, while maintaining a relationship with FreeThe Children Foundation.

  • Focus Areas this semeseter

    1) A-Z Acts of Kindnezz  (with Keildoscope Video contest?)

    2) Global Actions

    • Guatemala Display
    • Fundraiser for Guatemala and Adopt a Village
    • Evening for Ecuador

    3) Getting T-shirts done

    4) People for the Planet Parties

    5) Complete Visions Statement Power Point


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    Theme for Thought:

  • Theme for Jan.-Feb.
    Challenge the Process...by reducing the resistance rather than pushing against blockers

             Open to: Change, Innovation, Venturing out,

             Work the force field...momentum

  • **Thumb Wars...paradigm shift

    Guest Speaker:

  • Stephanie Wong (Canadian Cancer Society Youth Ambassador) Tanning bed bylaw

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    Happy New Year!!!
    Next meeting Full Group Monday Jan. 10th
    • Open 4 Change Wed. Jan. 5
    • Spirit Fingers Thurs. Jan. 6
    • Get Real Wed. Jan. 12

    Monday Dec. 13, 2010
    Grade 9-12 Full Group Leadership Meeting
    • Thank you to the Candygram Elves
    • Thank you to the Hall Decorators
    • Potato Socks were delivered today--how did it go?
    • Shoebox Hampers get delivered tomorrow...135 at last count..84 to Street Link beds and 51 to Our Place
    • Leadership has also helped 20 families needing food this Christmas & donated Turkeys for the Youth Empowerment Christmas dinner...
    • Wear your most festive clothes on Friday and lead the way with fun and dance...
    • Any other messages
     
    Thank you for all that you do for Reynolds,
    Our Local, and our Global
    Communities!
     
    Happy Holidays
    See you in the New Year!
     
    • Special Holiday activity from Courtney, Chris and Heather...
     

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    Monday Dec. 6th 2010
    Full Group Meeting this Monday and Next Monday
     
    Shout Outs:
    -Thank you to everyone who participated in Leading the Middle School Conference... you were awesome as usual!!
     
    Warm-up:
    -Spontaneous fun and Games
     
     
    Reports:
    Spirit Fingers:
    (Main Advisors: Courtney & Chris)
    Spirit Fingers
    Fun School Activities
     
    Meetings 1st and 3rd Thursdays each month
    1) Intramurals
    2) Decorating the Halls
    3) Candygrams
    4) Other activities for Christmas?

    Get R.E.A.L.
    (Main Advisor: Heather)
    Get REAL (Reynolds EcoAction Leaders) 
  • The purpose of the Get REAL (Reynolds EcoAction Leaders) group is to provide leadership to the staff & students at Reynolds for engaging in eco-friendly and responsible activities which impact both the school and broader community, and to connect with the staff E-Team for coordinated efforts.

    Meetings 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at lunch in room 32

    1) Meeting this Wednesday

  • Open for Change

  • (Main Advisor: Heather)

    Open For Change
    Social Awareness...Local and Global Action
     
     

    Our mission is to help others both locally and globally through fundraising, awareness, collections and activities, focusing on our global connection to Panajachel Guatemala and locally with our homeless initiatives, while maintaining a relationship with FreeThe Children Foundation.

     

    Meetings 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at lunch in room 32
    1) potato socks
    2) shoebox hampers

  • Theme for Thought:

  • Creating Vision Statements in 3 umbrella Groups

  • Monday Nov. 29, 2010
     
    Leadership Open Meeting
    -Planning for Middle School Conference for this FRIDAY Dec. 3rd... be at SJ Willis fully prepared with your group by 10:15 am at the latest (lunch will be provided) (See below for agenda & teams)
    -African AIDS angels after school today in room 128
    -Wednesday-- Open 4 Change Meeting
    -Next Monday--Full Leadership Meeting

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    Monday Nov. 22, 2010

     
    Meetings:
     
  • Nov. 22 Lead 9-12 FULL GROUP Today :-)
  • Wed. Nov. 24 Get REAL @ Lunch
  • Nov. 29 Lead Open Drop In  **Middle School Conf. Final Prep.
     
    Shout Outs:
     
    Warm Up:
     
    Reports:
    Spirit Fingers:
    (Main Advisors: Courtney & Chris)
    Spirit Fingers
    Fun School Activities
     
    Meetings 1st and 3rd Thursdays each month
    1) Intramurals
    2) Reynolds Wear
    3) Karaoke
    4) Middle School Conference Gym Riot and Workshops --Next Monday meet to finalize
  • 5) Vision Statement Power Point
  • DECEMBER 3RD Middle School Leadership Conference... Cooperative Games /Gym Riot Leader Teams

  • 1. Karlee, Kahlina, Ange

    2. Monique, Jenessa, Ripleigh

    3. Brigette, Lindsay, Anna

    4. Quinn, Griff, Holly

    5. Tyesa, Vanessa, Danielle

    6. Erin, Sara L., Eric S.

    7. Taylor, Corrie

    8. Katie, Emily S., Kevin C.

    9. Tessa, Emma H., Sara M.

    10. Austin, Joy, Alastair, Seamus

    11. Hannah P., Emma T, Zenani

     Workshop Presenters

    1. Brandon (Situational Leadership)

    2. Tessa, Emma H. (Making a Difference Locally and Globally)

    3. Aldyn, Sara L. (High School How to)

     
    Get R.E.A.L.

    (Main Advisor: Heather)

    Get REAL (Reynolds EcoAction Leaders) 

    http://hcoey.tripod.com/id138.html 

    The purpose of the Get REAL (Reynolds EcoAction Leaders) group is to provide leadership to the staff & students at Reynolds for engaging in eco-friendly and responsible activities which impact both the school and broader community, and to connect with the staff E-Team for coordinated efforts.

    Meetings 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at lunch in room 32

    1) Biosphere reserve report out

    2) Courtyard...

    3) People for the Planet Parties...

  • 4) Vision Statement Power Point

    Open for Change

    (Main Advisor: Heather)

    Open For Change
    Social Awareness...Local and Global Action
     
     

    Our mission is to help others both locally and globally through fundraising, awareness, collections and activities, focusing on our global connection to Panajachel Guatemala and locally with our homeless initiatives, while maintaining a relationship with FreeThe Children Foundation.

     

    Meetings 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at lunch in room 32
    1) potato socks
    2) shoebox hampers
    3) Logo
    4) VISION STATEMENT POWER POINT

    Theme for Thought:

    2. Inspire shared Vision...me we   [Nov/Dec]

             Build with others and have an end in Mind

             Communicate with eloquence

             Communicate with passion and enthusiasm

     

    Vision statements for Spirit Fingers, Get REAL, Open 4 Change: Power Point with images/quotes + "theme song/music"

     

    Vision: Defines the desired or intended future state of an organization or enterprise in terms of its fundamental objective and/or strategic direction. Vision is a long term view, sometimes describing how the organization would like the world in which it operates to be. For example a charity working with the poor might have a vision statement which read "A world without poverty"

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    Monday Nov. 15, 2010
     
    Open Session Today
     
    If you are helping with the Gym Riot Coop. Games at the Middle School Conference...please show up to practice activities you can use... Handout will be available...
     
    The Schedule for Friday Dec. 3rd is as follows:
     

    8:30 a.m.                      REGISTRATION

    9:00 a.m.                      WELCOME

    9:15 a.m.                      KEYNOTE:

    10:30 a.m.                    nutrition break

    10:45 a.m.                    GYM RIOT    Reynolds Leaders... must be at SJ Willis by 10:15 at the latest---stay until 11:45 for sure but may stay for lunch if you’d like.

     

    11:45 a.m.                    Lunch

    12:30 p.m.                    BREAKOUT #1  (45min)—Workshop Presenters 1st session

    1:15 p.m.                      Break

    1:30 p.m.                      BREAKOUT #2  (repeat of above) (45 min) – Workshop presenters 2nd sesssion

    2:15  p.m.                     CLOSING REMARKS / door prizes

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    Monday Nov. 8th
     
    **Last chance to get your handprints done...right now :-)**
     
    A Reminder about Open Drop-In Sessions
     
    Use drop-in sessions to:
    • check in with Heather, Chris or Courtney if you need to get together with action groups to get things done
    • discussion time-- How are things going?  What needs to happen next?  How can we improve on what we are doing?
    • create displays, posters, etc. for projects...
    • general time to connect and meet up with other leadership students...
    • have lunch with great people :-)

    Suggestion: Just come every Monday at lunch...if it is a full group meeting--you will be there... if it is a drop-in session you will be there to connect as needed!

     
    Meetings for November
  • Mon. Nov. 1 Lead Open Drop In
  • Wed. Nov. 3 Open for Change
  • Thurs. Nov. 4 Spirit Fingers
  • Nov. 8 Lead 9-12 FULL GROUP
  • Wed. Nov. 10 Get REAL
  • Nov. 15 Lead Open Drop In   ** Middle School Conf. People meet
  • Wed. Nov. 17 Open for Change
  • Thurs. Nov. 18 Spirit Fingers
  • Nov. 22 Lead 9-12 FULL GROUP
  • Wed. Nov. 24 Get REAL
  • Nov. 29 Lead Open Drop In  **Middle School Conf. Final Prep.
  •  
    Shout Outs:
     
    Warm Up:
    Picasso
     
    Reports:
    Spirit Fingers:
    (Main Advisors: Courtney & Chris)
    Spirit Fingers
    Fun School Activities
     
    Meetings 1st and 3rd Thursdays each month
    1) Intramurals
    2) Reynolds Wear
    3) Rock Band
    4) Karaoke
    5) Middle School Conference Gym Riot and Workshops Sign up for  Friday Dec. 3rd
     

    DECEMBER 3RD Middle School Leadership Conference... Cooperative Games /Gym Riot Leader Teams

    1. Karlee, Kahlina, Ange

    2. Monique, Jenessa, Ripleigh

    3. Brigette, Lindsay, Anna

    4. Quinn, Griff, Holly

    5. Tyesa, Vanessa, Danielle

    6. Erin, Sara L., Eric S.

    7. Taylor, Corrie

    8. Katie, Emily S., Kevin C.

    9. Tessa, Emma H., Sara M.

    10. Austin, Joy

    11. Hannah P., Emma T, Zenani

    12. Alastair

     Workshop Presenters

    1. Brandon (Situational Leadership)

    2. Tessa, Emma H. (Making a Difference Locally and Globally)

    3. Aldyn, Sara L. (High School How to)

     
    Get R.E.A.L.

    (Main Advisor: Heather)

    Get REAL (Reynolds EcoAction Leaders) 

    http://hcoey.tripod.com/id138.html 

    The purpose of the Get REAL (Reynolds EcoAction Leaders) group is to provide leadership to the staff & students at Reynolds for engaging in eco-friendly and responsible activities which impact both the school and broader community, and to connect with the staff E-Team for coordinated efforts.

    Meetings 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at lunch in room 32

    1) Nov. 4 Eco Day (report out)

    2) Courtyard...

    3) IDEA...

    Culture:  is a shared, learned, symbolic system of values, beliefs and attitudes that shapes and influences perception and behaviour -- an abstract "mental blueprint" or "mental code."

    Must be studied "indirectly" by studying behaviour, customs, material culture (artefacts, tools, technology), language, etc.

    Creating a culture of Less & Local (note that local action can have global effects!)

    People for the Planet Parties

    Sample Ideas (Remember the goal is to REDUCE (LESS STUFF) and BE LOCAL

    Often this might mean learning new skills or rather, old skills Re-skilling

             Darning socks Party

             Value Village Shopping Party (grad dresses?)

             Vancouver Island Potluck Party

             Tupperware Party for Litter-less Lunches

             Gift exchange Party but donate in the name of... (goats in Kenya, WWF, TLC, Free the Children...)

             Bike trip somewhere Party

             Bike repair Party

             Jam Party (preserves)

             Jam Party (music)

             Garden Party (do some gardening together)

             Tie-dying T-shirt Party

             Tree Planting Party

             Outdoor Concert Party

             Volunteer Soup Kitchen Party

             Make Soup for the Homeless Party

             Bake Bread Party

             Cook a meal together Party

             Lights off—Play games by candle light Party

             Others???

    Open for Change

    (Main Advisor: Heather)

    Open For Change
    Social Awareness...Local and Global Action
     
     

    Our mission is to help others both locally and globally through fundraising, awareness, collections and activities, focusing on our global connection to Panajachel Guatemala and locally with our homeless initiatives, while maintaining a relationship with FreeThe Children Foundation.

     

    Meetings 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at lunch in room 32
    -potato socks
    -shoebox hampers
     
     

    Theme for Thought:

    2. Inspire shared Vision...me we   [Nov/Dec]

             Build with others and have an end in Mind

             Communicate with eloquence

             Communicate with passion and enthusiasm

     

    Vision statements, Mission statements and values

    Vision: Defines the desired or intended future state of an organization or enterprise in terms of its fundamental objective and/or strategic direction. Vision is a long term view, sometimes describing how the organization would like the world in which it operates to be. For example a charity working with the poor might have a vision statement which read "A world without poverty"

    Mission: Defines the fundamental purpose of an organization or an enterprise, succinctly describing why it exists and what it does to achieve its Vision.

    It is sometimes used to set out a 'picture' of the organization in the future. A mission statement provides details of what is done and answers the question: "What do we do?" For example, the charity might provide "job training for the homeless and unemployed"

    Values: Beliefs that are shared among the stakeholders of an organization. Values drive an organization's culture and priorities and provide a framework in which decisions are made. For example, "Knowledge and skills are the keys to success" or "give a man bread and feed him for a day, but teach him to farm and feed him for life". These example values may set the priorities of self sufficiency over shelter.

    Strategy: Strategy narrowly defined, means "the art of the general" (from Greek stratigos). A combination of the ends (goals) for which the firm is striving and the means (policies) by which it is seeking to get there.

    Challenge: In the Spirit Fingers, Get REAL and Open 4 Change Groups, make sure you have your misson statement and logo...AND create a group VISION powerpoint or video that can be put on youtube to upload to our site to share.... you could start this in your group meetings and use Monday drop in time to work on it... let's have it done for beginning of Semester 2.
     

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    Monday Oct. 25th Full Group Meeting
     
    MAKE YOUR MARK TODAY..connect with our community in GUATEMALA!
     
    **Schedule Change**
  • Oct. 25 Lead 9-12 FULL GROUP
  • Nov. 1 Lead Open Drop In
  • Nov. 8 Lead 9-12 FULL GROUP
  • Nov. 15 Lead Open Drop In
  • Nov. 22 Lead 9-12 FULL GROUP
  • Nov. 29 Lead Open Drop In
  • Dec. 6 Lead 9-12 FULL GROUP
  • Dec. 13 Lead 9-12 FULL GROUP
  • Jan. 10 Lead 9-12 FULL GROUP
  • Jan. 17 Lead Open Drop In
  • Jan. 24 Exam Week
  • Jan. 31 Lead 9-12 FULL GROUP
  • Feb. 7 Lead Open Drop In
  • Feb. 14 Lead 9-12 FULL GROUP
  • Feb. 21 Lead Open Drop In
  • Feb. 28 Lead 9-12 FULL GROUP
  • Mar. 7 Lead 9-12 FULL GROUP
  • Mar. 14 Spring Break
  • Mar. 21 Spring Break
  • Mar. 28 Lead 9-12 FULL GROUP
  • Apr. 4 Lead 9-12 FULL GROUP
  • Apr. 11 Pro-D
  • April 15, 16, 17 Camp Thunderbird Retreat
  • Apr. 18 Lead 9-12 FULL GROUP
  • Apr. 25 Easter Monday
  • May 2 Lead 9-12 FULL GROUP
  • May 9 Lead Open Drop In
  • May 16 Lead 9-12 FULL GROUP
  • May 23 Victoria Day
  • May 30 Lead Open Drop In
  • June 6 Lead 9-12 FULL GROUP + Year End Celebration After School
  • June 13 Lead 9-12 FULL GROUP
  •  
    Shout Outs:
    -To everyone who came out to the courtyard on Thursday to work on it and bring in the mulch for the Native Species Beds
    -To everyone who helped out at the Recycle Depot on Saturday
     
     
    Warm Up:
     
     
    Reports:
    Spirit Fingers:
    (Main Advisors: Courtney & Chris)
    Spirit Fingers
    Fun School Activities
     
    Meetings 1st and 3rd Thursdays each month--Next one Thursday Nov. 4th
    1) Intramurals
    2) School Dance
    3) Reynolds Wear
    4) Middle School Conference Gym Riot and Workshops Sign up for  Friday Dec. 3rd
     
    Get R.E.A.L.

    (Main Advisor: Heather)

    Get REAL (Reynolds EcoAction Leaders) 

    The purpose of the Get REAL (Reynolds EcoAction Leaders) group is to provide leadership to the staff & students at Reynolds for engaging in eco-friendly and responsible activities which impact both the school and broader community, and to connect with the staff E-Team for coordinated efforts.

    Meetings 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at lunch in room 32--Next one Wed. Oct. 27th 

    1) Nov. 4 Eco Day

    Open for Change

    (Main Advisor: Heather)

    Open For Change
    Social Awareness...Local and Global Action

    Our mission is to help others both locally and globally through fundraising, awareness, collections and activities, focusing on our global connection to Panajachel Guatemala and locally with our homeless initiatives, while maintaining a relationship with FreeThe Children Foundation.

     

    Meetings 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at lunch in room 32--Next one Wed. Oct. Nov. 3rd
    -potato socks
    -shoebox hampers
     
     

    Theme for Thought:

    Model the Way .... Be the Change you wish to see in the world ~ Ghandi  
    Collages??

             Risk going first

             Commitment

             Align with values

     

    Your Top Values: http://www.stevepavlina.com/articles/list-of-values.htm 

    Are you living in line with your values?

    Why or Why Not?

    If not, What needs to happen so that you do?

    Why is it important to live in line with your values as a leader?

     
    Monday Oct. 18, 2010
    Lead 11-12
     
    Shout Outs:
     
     
    Warm Up:
     
     
    Reports:
    Spirit Fingers:
    (Main Advisors: Courtney & Chris)
    Spirit Fingers
    Fun School Activities
     
    Meetings 1st and 3rd Thursdays each month
    1) Intramurals
    2) School Dance
    3) Pumpkin Carving??
    4) Reynolds Wear  We need 2 senior students (grade 11 or 12) to commit to designing the Reynolds wear for this year.  There is a very specific timeline for this, and we need the designs to be done by next week.
     
     
    Get R.E.A.L.

    (Main Advisor: Heather)

    Get REAL (Reynolds EcoAction Leaders) 

    The purpose of the Get REAL (Reynolds EcoAction Leaders) group is to provide leadership to the staff & students at Reynolds for engaging in eco-friendly and responsible activities which impact both the school and broader community, and to connect with the staff E-Team for coordinated efforts.

    Meetings 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at lunch in room 32--Next one Wed. Oct. 27th 

    1) Recycle room Clean up after school today 3:15-4:15

    2) Recycle Depot this Saturday

    Open for Change

    (Main Advisor: Heather)

    Open For Change
    Social Awareness...Local and Global Action

    Our mission is to help others both locally and globally through fundraising, awareness, collections and activities, focusing on our global connection to Panajachel Guatemala and locally with our homeless initiatives, while maintaining a relationship with FreeThe Children Foundation.

     

    Meetings 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at lunch in room 32--Next one Wed. Oct. 20th
     
    -Report out Me to We
    -potato socks
    -shoebox hampers
     
    MAKE YOUR MARK..connect with our community in GUATEMALA Next Monday!
     

     Middle School Conference on Dec. 3rd... Cooperative Games--Gym Riot Teams (15 teams of 2 leaders)

    Workshop Presenters

    Ideas: How to do a recycling system, Global/Local social Action, Planning an event, the world of high school, Learning some team games and when to use them, Growing a Food Garden...

     

    Theme for Thought:

    Model the Way .... Be the Change you wish to see in the world ~ Ghandi 

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hN8CKwdosjE

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGyutkBvN2s  

     

    Challenge: Create a Personal Collage

    1) Put BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD in the center of a page

    2) surround the quote with images to inpire you to be that change: magazine clippings, words from songs, other quotes, picutres from internet, your own photos, your own art work... bring in to display in room for INSPIRATION

     

    Next Week:
    Guest:

    Tracy Gill-Lemke
    VOCYL (Victoria Opportunities for Community Youth Leadership)
    Program Coordinator
    (250)477-7231 ext 241

    tgill@clvic.ca

    www.canassist.ca/vocyl

     
     
     

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    Monday Oct. 4, 2010
    Lead 9-10
     
    Shout Outs:
    To REYNOLDS for the amazing collective effort of the Cops 4 Cancer campaign!
     
    Warm Up:
     
     
    Reports:
    Spirit Fingers:
    (Main Advisors: Courtney & Chris)
    Spirit Fingers
    Fun School Activities
    1) Intramural Volleyball--Intramural Volleyball starts Thurs.  Anyone interested in going through the planning process for an event like this should see Chris.
    2) RVM
    3) School Dance
    4) Pumpkin Carving
    5) There is a big art project planned for the front of the school (tile mosaic) and we need students who would like to be involved in the planning of this... Part of Green Spaces Project
     
    Get R.E.A.L.

    (Main Advisor: Heather)

    Get REAL (Reynolds EcoAction Leaders) 

    The purpose of the Get REAL (Reynolds EcoAction Leaders) group is to provide leadership to the staff & students at Reynolds for engaging in eco-friendly and responsible activities which impact both the school and broader community, and to connect with the staff E-Team for coordinated efforts.

    Meetings 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at lunch in room 32--Next one Wed. Oct. 13th

    Next week Oct. 11-15 Waste Reduction Week.. the GREEN MEN are coming...

    Open for Change

    (Main Advisor: Heather)

    Open For Change
    Social Awareness...Local and Global Action

    Our mission is to help others both locally and globally through fundraising, awareness, collections and activities, focusing on our global connection to Panajachel Guatemala and locally with our homeless initiatives, while maintaining a relationship with FreeThe Children Foundation.

     

    Meetings 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at lunch in room 32--Next one Wed. Oct. 6th
     
    -Me to We Oct. 15th
    -Collection for Our Place down town... toiletries (shampoo, soap, deoderant, etc.) + WARM things (scarves, gloves, mittens, touqes, warm socks)...LOTS of WARM SOCKS--needed for potato socks too.  Bring in for Oct. 12th to room 33 
    Clothes can be gently used or new, toiletries must be new...
     
    MAKE YOUR MARK..connect with our community in GUATEMALA TODAY!
     

     

     

    Theme for Thought:

    Model the Way .... Be the Change you wish to see in the world ~ Ghandi 

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hN8CKwdosjE

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGyutkBvN2s  

     

    Challenge: Create a Personal Collage

    1) Put BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD in the center of a page

    2) surround the quote with images to inpire you to be that change: magazine clippings, words from songs, other quotes, picutres from internet, your own photos, your own art work... bring in to display in room for INSPIRATION

     

     

     

    Other Messages and Reminders:

    Magazine Fundraiser!!!!

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    Monday Sept. 27, 2010
     
    Full Group Meeting: 9-12
     
    Guests:
    Griffin Marsh: Experience in Africa-->Open for Change Handprints
    Alana Stewart: Saanich Council--> Looking for youth representatives
     
    Shout Outs:
    To Annika for organizing the Cops for Cancer Bake Sale
    From Annika... To  everyone who baked or helped sell for the Cops for Cancer Bake Sale this week. We've raised a bunch of money, and it went great.   
    To Tessa and Katie for organizing and running the first Open for Change Meeting
    To everyone who came out to the Cops for Cancer Car Wash
    To everyone who volunteered at the Recycle Depot
    To everyone who came to the Leaderhip Retreat
     
    **Revisit the Planning Process and Forms**
    BLUE forms in FIRST
     
    Reports:
     
    Spirit Fingers:
    (Main Advisors: Courtney & Chris)
    Spirit Fingers
    Fun School Activities
    1) Intramural Dodgeball--> Volleyball
    2) School Dance--- Poster Making on Friday
    3) Pumpkin Carving
     
    Get R.E.A.L.

    (Main Advisor: Heather)

    Get REAL (Reynolds EcoAction Leaders)

    Meetings 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at lunch in room 32--Next one Wed. Sept. 29th

    Open for Change

    (Main Advisor: Heather)

    Open For Change
    Social Awareness...Local and Global Action
    Meetings 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at lunch in room 32--Next one Wed. Oct. 6th
     
    -Me to We Oct. 15th
    -Collection for Our Place down town... toiletries (shampoo, soap, deoderant, etc.) + WARM things (scarves, gloves, mittens, touqes, warm socks)...LOTS of WARM SOCKS--needed for potato socks too.  Bring in for Oct. 12th to room 33 
    Clothes can be gently used or new, toiletries must be new...
     

     

    All grade 9s bring in your money to get your mark on the board for next Monday

     

    Quick meeting at lunch for all students going to we day to talk about t shirts !! Be there

     

    And also hand in we day forms asap ! 

     

    Messages and Reminders:

     -Next Monday will be Grade 9-10 only...11-12 must check messages on board and on website please!  Can use time to get together in small groups for planning as well.

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    Monday Sept. 13, 2010
     
    Full Group Meeting: 9-12
     
    Guests:
    Mr. Norris-Jones--> Cops for Cancer this year
     
    Shout Outs:
    To everyone who helped out with the Corn Roast...Well Done and Thank You!! Special Thanks to: Katie, Tessa, Karlee, Brandon who were main coordinators and to the Roadrunner (identity Top Secret)
     
    Course Overview:
    • Navigating the website
    • Credit Course or Non-Credit Club CHOICE
    • Format of Meetings
    • Communication
    • 3 key Umbrella sub-committees
     
    Reports:
     
    Spirit Fingers:
    (Main Advisors: Courtney & Chris)
    Spirit Fingers
    Fun School Activities
    -Dances
    -Intramurals
    -Karaoke
    -Spirit Days
    -Pumpkin Carving
    -etc.
    1) first School Dance is Th. Oct. 28th
    2) Pumpkin Carving Contest
     

    Get R.E.A.L.

    (Main Advisor: Heather)

    Get REAL (Reynolds EcoAction Leaders)

    Environmental Initiatives

    -Eco-ethical products
    -Courtyard Garden
    -Recycling
    -Native Species Garden
    -Solar Panels
    -REDUCING campaign
     

    1) First Meeting this Thursday at Lunch Room 33 or 32 (depending on size)

     

    Open for Change

    (Main Advisor: Heather)

    Open For Change
    Social Awareness...Local and Global Action
    -Me to We Vancouver
    -Guatemala Connection
    -Adopt a Village with Free the Children in Ecuador
    -Campaigns for Causes (e.g. Cops for Cancer)
    -Homelessness Support (e.g. potato socks and shoe box hampers)
     
    1) 1st meeting today after school 3:15-3:45
    2) Special Presentation next Leadership Meeting by Griffin Marsh
    3) Cops for Cancer
    4) Me to We on Oct. 15th
     
    Food for Thought:

    Themes for Leadership 2010-2011 School Year  From Kouses & Posner

    1. Model the Way .... Be the Change you wish to see in the world ~ Ghandi  [Sept/Oct]

             Risk going first

             Commitment

             Align with values

     

    Messages and Reminders:

    -Wednesday this week: Special Leadership Meeting at Lunch just for Grade 9's

    -Saturday Full Day Retreat at School 9am - 9pm (get to know one another...Team Building... bring own lunch...pizza ordered for dinner)--sign up by Wednesday if you are coming please...would like as many as possible to be there.

    -No meeting next Monday Sept. 20th..Pro-D so check website and bulletin board!!

    -Next meeting Sept. 27th Full Group 9-12 then will alternate in October

     

    First Leadership Meeting: Wednesday Sept. 8th at Lunch Room 32 Grades 9-12