Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Peace Week Calendar


BEFORE PEACE WEEK 2015

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EMPOWERING A NEW GENERATION OF PEACEMAKERS
September 1: 2:00 pm
Labyrinth between Wing and Lake
Outdoor labyrinth drawn by Dr. Diane Rudebok, Cannon Susan Joplin and Mr. Mark Coate
September 2, Activities
YAC and YLOKCasady begin creating pinwheels for Peace  
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.  All day long, starting at 10:00 am.  No shoes on indoor labyrinth!
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  
World Peace Village Installation at buildings by Peace Team
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
World Peace Village Installation at buildings by Peace Team
Pick-up seedlings from Oklahoma Department of Forestry
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. MD International Club makes pinwheels.

PEACE WEEK @ CASADY
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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: Thank you letters for: Village police and firefighters, doctors and nurses. MD writes to Veterans.  Global Compassion games begin.
4:00-5:30 PM @ Boys and Girls Letters  for first responders and Club Pinwheels for Peace. Popcorn with BELIEF -4-PEACE ONE DAY
SATURDAY, September 12: INTERDEPENDENCE
Service Day
9:00-4:00 PM Jesus House Service with Interfaith Alliance and Mrs. Clay
8:00 - 11:00 AM Out of Darkness Walk, Hefner Lake with
Mrs. Milligan’s “Repplin’and Steppin Team
SUNDAY, September 13
ENVIRONMENT
3:00-5:00  Peace Walk around the Casady Lake with Mrs. Clay.  
Popcorn with  BELIEF -4- PEACE ONE DAY
Oklahoma Department of Forestry Seedlings Giveaway
MONDAY, September 14
ECONOMIC JUSTICE
Peace Team Chapel  introduction :Jennifer Reed
Global Compassion Games, Pinwheels for peace.
TUESDAY, September 15
HEALTH
Early morning PEACE Walk around the lake
Global Compassion Games, Pinwheels for peace
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 for Peace @ UD and MD/Activities
FRIDAY, September 18
HUMAN RIGHTS
3:00-5:00 Middle Division YMCA Service Fest
3:00-7:00 pm Youth LEAD OKC training  @ Wing
7:00-8:00 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
6:00 PM  Recipeace dinner with:  BELIEF -4-PEACE ONE DAY @ Grand House
World Peace Village Installation at Casady Wing
MONDAY, September 21
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE (IDP)
World Peace Village Public Viewing with donated snack foods and Peace Youth Celebration from Rwanda playing  at Casady Wing http://www.peaceoneday.org/2015-celebration
Pinwheel blessing and planting by Labyrinth or around the chapel.  UD: 7:30 AM by Labyrinth, other divisions during chapel services
3:16-3:56  PM Popcorn with   PEACE ONE DAY @ Wing
6:00-8:00 UN OCU IDP Celebration.  Bring Drums!
TUESDAY, September 22
Choir Piece of Peace at UD Chapel
Friday, September 25
Middle Division YAC delivers Peace Kits to Veterans
      
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 e-mail 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 for you to implement 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?  
74 Oklahomans attending, will you?
Tickets: $ 11.25 Make ticket credit card reservation @


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.

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“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.