Saturday, August 29, 2015

CASADY YAC PEACE WEEK ACTIVITIES FIRST DRAFT

BEFORE PEACE WEEK 2015

September 1: 2;30 pm
Labyrinth between Wing and Lake
September 2
Outdoor labyrinth drawn by Dr. Diane Rudebok
September 3: PEACE BEGINS WITH ME  Cannon Susan Joplin  Saint Paul’s Episcopal
Peace Team introduction of Cannon Susan Joplin
Labyrinth experience : Transept, Butterfly Garden, Activities Period
September 4: PEACE ONE DAY SKYPE
Peace Team chapel introduction of Peace Week
Casady YAC Peace Team Skypes with Jeremy Gilley, at the Cochran Library at Activities 10:10 AM
September 9: STUDENTS REBUILD LITERACY CHALLENGE Google Hangout with Peru - Rehearsal  
Casady YAC Bookmark Project Student Ambassadors, 11:00 AM, Cochran Library (Global Nomads, Bezos Family Foundation).  After School: World Peace Village at designated buildings in Upper Division
September 10:  STUDENTS REBUILD LITERACY CHALLENGE Google Hangout with Peru- Live Webcast
Casady YAC Bookmark Project Student Ambassadors, 11:00 AM, Cochran Library (Global Nomads, Bezos Family Foundation) After School:  World Peace Village @ designated buildings in Upper Division
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Peace Week  9/11-9/21 International Day of Peace
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11 THEMES, A BLUEPRINT OF CHANGE FOR A PEACEFUL SUSTAINABLE AND TRANSFORMED WORLD
FRIDAY, September 11
UNITY
National Day of Service and Remembrance.  
Chapel: YAC Peace Team / Mr. Sam Presti
YAC’s Good Deed: Baked goods for Village police and firefighters. Global Compassion games begin.
4:00-5:30 PM @ Boys and Girls Club Pinwheels for Syrian Refugee Children. Popcorn with BELIEF -4-PEACE ONE DAY
SATURDAY, September 12: INTERDEPENDENCE
Service Day
9:00-4:00 PM Jesus House Service with Interfaith Alliance, Mrs. Clay supervisor,
8:00 - 11:00 AM Out of Darkness Walk, Hefner Lake
Mrs. Milligan’s “Repplin’and Steppin Team
SUNDAY, September 13
ENVIRONMENT
3:00-5:00  Peace Walk around the Casady Lake
Popcorn with  BELIEF -4- PEACE ONE DAY
Oklahoma Department of Forestry Seedlings Giveaway for PEACE DAY PLANTING
MONDAY, September 14
ECONOMIC JUSTICE
Peace Team Chapel  introduction :Jennifer Reed
Global Compassion Games, Pinwheel Syrian children.
TUESDAY, September 15
HEALTH
Early morning PEACE Walk around the lake
Global Compassion Games, Pinwheels Syrian children
WEDNESDAY, September 16
CHILDREN AND TEENS
7:30 PM  Kindness is Contagious @ Quail Springs
$11.25.  Reserve ticket with a credit card at http://gathr.us/screening/12710
THURSDAY, September 17
WOMEN
UD/MD Chapel: Orchestra piece of Peace
Global Compassion Games, Pinwheels Syrian children
FRIDAY, September 18
HUMAN RIGHTS
3:00-5:00 Middle Division YMCA Service Fest
3:00-6:00 Youth LEAD OKC training  @ Wing
6:00-8:00 PM  popcorn with BELIEF -4- PEACE ONE DAY
SATURDAY, September 19
FREEDOM
8:00-12:00 Boys & Girls Club  Day for Kids Fair and school supplies giveaway, Oklahoma Department of Forestry seedlings give away, World Peace Village Awareness- Art Installation: People to People mural  
10:00 - 8:00 PM  Youth LEAD OKC training
SUNDAY, September 20
DISARMAMENT
1:00 - 5:30  OCC’s Interfaith Youth Tour. $15 per person.  A Christian, Jewish and Muslim experience
12:00-5:00 Youth LEAD OKC leader retreat
6:00 PM  Recipeace dinner with:  BELIEF -4-PEACE ONE DAY
MONDAY, September 21
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE (IDP)
Pinwheel blessing.. Wing all day: Peace Youth Celebration from Rwanda http://www.peaceoneday.org/2015-celebration
3:16-3:56  PM Popcorn with   PEACE ONE DAY
6:00-8:00 UN OCU IDP Celebration.  Bring Drums!

      
The Annual Global Compassion Games, Survival of the Kindness last for 11 days.  They begin on September 11th, a National Day of Service and Remembrance, and end on September 21st,  United Nations International Day of Peace.  The Games are part of the 11 Days of Global Unity and  CASADY YAC PEACE WEEK


Why to Play?  It is easy and rewarding to be kind.  Nobody can calculate the ripple effects of doing good for another, the Earth, and even for oneself.   
Who writes the game’s missions? The International Kindness Team, Andy Smallman, founder of Kind Living and the Puget Sound Community School with David Spangler, American Spiritual philosopher write the daily kindness missions.  Fish illustrates them.       
How to Play:  It's free. Go to http://compassiongames.org/ and Sign up.  You will receive, via e-mail, 11 kindness missions from Sept. 11 through Sept. 21st. That’s all there is to it. The missions will also appear at the Casady Compassion Games Blog.



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Help Bring
Kindness is Contagious
To Oklahoma City
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When?  
September 16, 2015 @ 7:30 PM

Where?
Quail Springs AMC
@ Quail Spring Mall
2501 W Memorial Rd.

How?  
Tickets: $ 11.25
Make ticket credit card reservation @

To show the movie we need 61
reservations.  If this does not happen,  the movie will not be shown, and credit cards will not be charged.

Why?  
It is time to re-orient towards kindness as a way of creating more
compassionate communities and
making a difference.  

Learn how generosity can help YOU live a happier, healthier, wealthier, longer and more fulfilling life from heartfelt stories and scientific research.

Movie trailer @

“Speaks to our capacity to fully understand quality of life situations and scenarios.”  - The Huffington Post

“I have come to believe that kindness may be the most important asset in any relationship, be that with a family member, friend, partner or spouse, boss or employee or the clerk behind the counter.” Charlotte Lankard

MD PEACE WEEK ACTIVITIES


9/18: SEE PERIOD
Advisory activity set-up: 2:30-4:00
Advisories host YMCA Aftercare: 4:00-5:00
Advisories clean up:5:00-5:15
*Plan for this event to be outside between Calvert and Crabtree with ball activity games/booths between McClendon and Casady Lake.  Additionally, plan for 75 K-5 grade children.

OBJECTIVE: To plan and execute a culminating community outreach event for YMCA Aftercare students.
EXPLANATION OF EVENT:  Each seventh and eighth grade advisory will plan and execute a game or activity for the kick off party with the YMCA students on 9/18.  Individual advisories will be responsible for implementing their respective game or activity.  Additionally, each advisory is responsible for all equipment, supplies, and set up and clean up of their activities.
ADVISORY TEACHERS’ OVERVIEW:
Step One:
8/31: 
Plan to discuss possible activities in advisory.  I suggest using your previous booth idea that was canceled due to inclement weather. The advisory plan sheets are due to Ms. O’Melia no later than Friday, 9/4.Step Two:
Ms. Larsen will approve plan sheets
and Ms. O’Melia will distribute approved plans to the various advisories promptly.
Step Three:
Tuesday, 9/8: 
An advisory secretary jots responsibilities/donations beside each advisory student’s name. Each student must have designated responsibilities/donations during the event. Advisory teachers approve, and if needed teachers revise the overview of responsibilities.

***Teachers, I need an email of any advisory students volunteering items.  I must submit any needed announcements to Stacey by Thursday, 9/10.
Step Four:
9/11&14Briefly remind students of assigned duties and donations. 
DAY OF THE EVENT:
*Prior to the first period 7:55 AM bell, students drop off food donations as needed in Community Room kitchen.
2:30-4:00 PM
Advisory students collect all equipment and needed supplies.  Students are supervised by their advisory teacher as they set-up their game, booth, or activity.  All activities will take place between Calvert and Crabtree except ball games or booths, which will be set up between McClendon and Casady Lake.
4:00-5:00 PM
YMCA counselors and staff walk elementary Aftercare students to the field. Students are divided into groups of ten by Y personnel, and each group is assigned a starting booth or activity. After the initial activity students may progress to various for activities of their choice.
5:00-5:15 PM
Counselors and staff walk YMCA Aftercare students back to the Y facility.  Advisory teachers and students clean up their areas.
5:15 PM
Casady students are dismissed in the carpool area
.  I submitted an alternate dismissal time email announcement.
Ideas for Advisory Activities:Food Booth: This booth provides snacks/drinks for approximately 300 people.  This booth may need to be two advisories working together.
Game Booths: Ideas such as soccer, softball, Capture the Flag, parachute games, etc.
Fishing Booth: Children fish for prizes with magnets attached to fishing pole, and fish for magnetic prizes.
Party Souvenir Booth: 
Children choose a random gift sack with souvenir prize to take home.
Cake Walk Booth:  
Children play musical chairs to win a cake pop.
Face Painting Booth:  
Student artists paint happy designs on children’s faces.
Egg Toss Booth:  
Children toss hard-boiled eggs to a partner.  Prizes recommended for the winning pair.
Gunnysack Races: Children race around a cone or tree while hopping in a sack. Prizes suggested for the winning team.
Bowling Booth:  Plastic bowling bowl is used to bowl.  The child that gets the most pens down wins each round.  Prizes are suggested.
Wheelbarrow Race Booth:  Pair children up to race.  One child is the wheelbarrow and the other holds his/her feet. 

***The above ideas are some possibilities.  Please do not feel limited to these suggestions.