Sunday, September 6, 2015

YAC PLANNING AND PEACE TEAM MEETING, TUESDAY, 9/8/2015

AGENDA
Supplies for card making at the Harper Wing all week.
Snacks: Animal Crakers, chocolate and apple juice
Expected participants:  YAC planning and Peace Week teams.  We do not have official meetings until after the club's fair on 9/18.

1. Wednesday 9/9(D day rehearsal) and Thursday 9/10 (E Day live webcast)  Students Rebuild Bookmark Challenge 10:30-noon Wednesday and Thursday D and E Days  Cochran Library Audio Visual Room

We will make an announcement at chapel to get more YAC members who made bookmarks to attend the webcast, but missing class time is a big conflict to overcome.  The below students have permission to miss class from Dr. Powell provided the make-up work in a timely manner.
Ambassadors:  Mallory, Gabrielle, Dylan, Mrs. Clay, Mr. Fryer
Mrs. Kruse and her classes for partial time both days
Sept. 9, at 11am I have 3 students in French 5 (Rob, Conner, and Mackenzie).  We can come to the library for the webcast and stay for half an hour.
Sept. 10, at 11am I have my second section on French 3.  I don't know how many of them made bookmarks, but we could come to the library, if not just to fill in with more people.  That is 3rd period.  It ends at 11:28 and I cannot ensure that we will be able to stay for period 4.
Katherine (Classroom with a Cause) will join on Thursday at 11:31
Please make sure you notify your teachers and read all the information sent by Nicole via e-mail.
Email one
The efforts you've put into this challenge and the bookmarks you've produced is wonderful!  Thank you so much.  I'm so excited for you to connect with your peers in Peru and engage in a conversation on literacy.

Start to think of some questions and comments you would like to share with your peers.  You can also look through the script I've attached here in this email to get a better idea on what will be discussed during the webcast.

Also below are the panelists who you'll be speaking with on September 10th!  Read through each one to learn more about who you'll be engaging with.

This link below features a link with highlights from the last webcast, so you can watch what the upcoming webcast will be like:

Panelists: 
1.Volunteer Reading Promotor: Young girl (sixteen) from the last grade of Luis Pata school. She´s responsible of the implementation of different activities in  her community (Luis Pata) as Reading camps, Story time, Book Banks.

2. Student from the 3rd grade of primary school in Luis Pata: Abigail is 8 year old and she´s bilingual and very collaborative in class and is learning around the five literacy skills promoted by the project. Also, she´s participating in Reading Buddies once a week.

3. Student from 6th grade of primary school in Luis Pata: he is 12 years old and is very active in the Reading Buddy activitiy.

4.Director and teacher of first grade from the school 54125 in the community of Toxama (two hours away from the webcast). Victor Román Yauris is a bilingual teaching (Quechua-Spanish) (you had received his life story)

6. Teacher from 3rd grade of primary school Luis Pata: Milagros is bilingual  and she´s Docente de 3rd grade de la I.E de  Luis Pata: Milagros

7. Literacy Boost Coordinator in Apurímac: José Carmen Reinaga.

8. Representative of Save the Children (Perú): we need to confirm if Magaby Villalobos (María Gabriela Villalobos) will participate in the webcast because she was selected as the new Director in our country office and she will assume her new position in August.

Please let me know if you have any questions!

E-mail 2
We're nearing the webcast!  Great news is that both of your schools have successfully tested Google Hangouts on Air and all the equipment you'll be using.  The links and timing for all upcoming connections were sent in a previous email, but please let me know if you need me to resend anything. Here are some next steps:
  • Script & Info: I'm reattaching the script to help students understand the format of the webcast.  Also, below is information about the Luis Pata Center.
  • Student Questions: Students can begin to brainstorm questions they'll want to ask their peers in Peru.  Each student can have their question ready, but please have 3-5 representatives ready to come up to the microphone and present them on behalf of the class.  *As the class prepares their questions, please send them over so we can help the students in Peru to prepare their responses.
  • Press & Social Media: Below are the handles and hashtags our organizations are using to promote the event.  Feel free to hashtag away!  Also, you'll find a Press Release attached if you'd like to promote the event in your local community.  Let me know if you have any questions about this.
About the Luis Pata Center
Luis Pata is a smaller town center with a mayor and council, a communal president and a board of directors. It does not have the support of public institutions are evident when compared with others that receive public assistance. The school of Luis Pata is 17 kilometers (30 minutes) away from the province of Andahuaylas. In the community, the residents are mainly engaged in agriculture (corn, potatoes, wheat, quinoa, barley). Livestock farming is done on a small scale, so it is an activity of subsistence and is not commercial. Its agriculture products are sold at fairs and markets in Andahuaylas and Talavera (it’s a district of Andahuaylas province). Although there are several nuclear families (father, mother, children), in Luis Pata, there are many children who are raised by single mothers and their grandparents or other close relatives (aunts, uncles).

Social Media
Tag: @Students Rebuild, @Global Nomads Group, and @Save the Children. 
Handles: #srliteracychallenge #globalnomads #internationalliteracyday

Here is the Students Rebuild Literacy Challenge Curriculum (16 pages)

Links provided by Mrs. Clay
Webcast script in this google folder
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B8MXWwVORNENckg4OGJZRTVFWWc

e-mail from Mrs. Clay
About Student Rebuild Challenge and webcast http://studentsrebuild.org/find-challenge/literacy-challenge

About the Bezos Foundation http://www.bezosfamilyfoundation.org/

About Global Nomads  http://gng.org/  They are handling the webcast and they have a lot of information about the webcast with Peru in their website.

About SAVE THE CHILDREN https://www.savethechildren.net/


Pictures of the small team that made bookmarks at Boys and Girls Club during National Volunteer Week:Global Youth Service Days:http://casadycommunityservice-learning.blogspot.com/2015/04/its-time-to-celebrate-tell-world-your.html


AUGUST 2015

Watch Our Live Webcast from Peru!

Join us on September 10 at noon Eastern, 9:00 a.m. Pacific for a free, live webcast -- a virtual field trip to Peru. RSVP and watch it here.

You'll see two schools in the U.S. who took the Literacy Challengeconnect with educators and students in Peru who benefitted from the Challenge. All you need is an internet connection to watch. There's even a chat feature so you can submit questions to be answered in real time.Learn more and mark your calendar!

E-mail to teachers participating in webcast with webcast links

Dear Jennifer and Carmen,
I hope this find you both well and excited for the upcoming Literacy Challenge Webcast!  I wanted to introduce your schools to one another, since you've both been so involved in the challenge and, for that, are our two Ambassador Schools!

Carmen is Director of Service Learning at the Casady School in Oklahoma City, OK.  Jennifer is the ELD Math Specialist at the Vista Magnet Middle School in Vista, CA.

Below are links for your Ambassador Classes (interactive class) and also for any classes you wish to involve as Participant Schools (online viewers).  Also there is information on the Panelists, and attached are the Script and Ambassador School Instructions.  The links are for you and your tech personnel to connect in with.  The other information you're welcome to share with your students.

LINKS
Please be sure to read each "Connect In" time and note when students should be seated and ready to go.

Connect in: 11:30am ET (8:30am PT10:30am CT)
Students ready: 11:45am ET (8:45am PT10:45am CT)

Ambassador School Live Webcast! Sept 10 at 12pm ET (9am PT11am CT):
Connect in: 11am ET (8am PT10am CT)
Students ready: 11:30am ET (8:30am PT10:30am CT)

Participant School (online viewers) Live Webcast!
Here is the link for Participant Schools!  It also features a link with highlights from the last webcast:

Panelists: 
1.Volunteer Reading Promotor: Young girl (sixteen) from the last grade of Luis Pata school. She´s responsible of the implementation of different activities in  her community (Luis Pata) as Reading camps, Story time, Book Banks.

2. Student from the 3rd grade of primary school in Luis Pata: Abigail is 8 year old and she´s bilingual and very collaborative in class and is learning around the five literacy skills promoted by the project. Also, she´s participating in Reading Buddies once a week.

3. Student from 6th grade of primary school in Luis Pata: he is 12 years old and is very active in the Reading Buddy activitiy.

4.Director and teacher of first grade from the school 54125 in the community of Toxama (two hours away from the webcast). Victor Román Yauris is a bilingual teaching (Quechua-Spanish) (you had received his life story)

6. Teacher from 3rd grade of primary school Luis Pata: Milagros is bilingual  and she´s Docente de 3rd grade de la I.E de  Luis Pata: Milagros

7. Literacy Boost Coordinator in Apurímac: José Carmen Reinaga.

8. Representative of Save the Children (Perú): we need to confirm if Magaby Villalobos (María Gabriela Villalobos) will participate in the webcast because she was selected as the new Director in our country office and she will assume her new position in August.



2. PEACE WEEK this WEEK 9/10- to 9/15 YAC next Meeting

Peace Week T-shirt:  We will order 100 today.  Please sign-up and bring money for the next meeting.  The cost will be $10 per t-shirt.  We have sent a donation request to Coca Cola but have not heard anything yet.

  


9/10: Thursday E Day   
Middle Division International Club makes Pinwheels during their Activities Period.   MD YAC/SEE has already started making kits for Veterans in their advisories.  Kits will be delivered on 9/25th. YAC volunteers needed

Peace Team places World Peace Village at Buildings with Peace One Day Passports.  YAC volunteers needed to make passports this week, if YAC decides they are needed.

Last Day to Sign-up to play the Global Compassion Games



 Pick up seedlings from the Oklahoma Department of Forestry


9/11: Friday F Day UNITY DAY







8:00 Chapel:  Sam Presti, Vice-President of Thunder and General Manager. Introduction by Peace Team

8:30-3:00 @ the Wing :  Cards for Village police, firefighters, and doctors and nurses at Mercy Hospital.  Cards with Icee Boxes will be delivered to Mercy Hospital first and then to Village police and firefighters.  We need people to sign-up to deliver the cards and buy a box of icee's before the delivery.

3:30-6:30 @ Boys and Girls Club:  Cards for closest police and firefighters to the club.  Popcorn and viewing of Faith-4-Peace One Day.  Faith is 90 minutes. Peace One Day is 5 minutes.  Facilitator:  Mrs. Clay.  If we have YAC volunteers, we will have a room to make cards for OKC policy/firefighters or pinwheels with younger children.

9/12:  Saturday  SERVICE DAY  INTERDEPENDENCE DAY

1. Jesus House: Serve with the Interfaith Alliance and Mrs. Clay 9-4 PM
2. Out of Darkness: Walk with Mrs. Milligan for prevention and awareness of suicide, Lake Hefner, 8-Noon
Video for Casady School Peace Team

 


9/13:   Sunday   VIDEOS WITH A CAUSE  HEALTH DAY
Oklahoma Department of Forestry Giveaway



3:00-5:00 Wing, Faith (90 minutes)-Peace One Day (5 minutes)
3:00-4:30   Faith
5 minutes        Welcome
5 minutes        Introductions
5 minutes        What is Belief?
45 minutes      Belief by Opera Winfred (Premiere in OKC) - Love
30 minutes      Dialog, Next Steps and Closing




4:30-5:00       Peace One Day teasers and walks of choice
a: Labyrinth
b. Around the Lake





Facilitator: Mrs. Clay Co-facilitators needed

9/14 Monday ECONOMIC JUSTICE, COMPASSION GAMES A DAY
Peace Team will introduce guest speaker, Buddhist  Jennifer Reed, racism, economic justice and my faith. 



YAC FRESHMEN BEGIN TO PLAN STUDENTS AGAINST HUNGER FOOD DRIVE AT FIRST YAC MEETING AFTER CLUBS FAIR.  Resource:   Semester of service
http://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/gysd/pages/3104/attachments/original/1386536257/Sodexo_Module_Final_-_web.pdf

Compassion Games Pinwheels for Peace Day small ones to wear on peace day and big ones to plant around the labyrinth.



9/15 Tuesday  HEALTH DAY, B DAY  WALKS AND PINWHEELS

7:30 Walk around the lake and/or labyrinth.  Smoothies for YAC members who sign-up ahead of time.  

Activities: Pinwheels for Peace Day - Big ones for around the labyrinth or chapel

From Mr. Fryer:
Here is the link to that project and free eBook, which features art created by Syrian children affected by their civil war:

Inside Outside Project (free eBook)   This is the project website: