Friday, December 31, 2010

MLK Week chapel speeches,MLK Day Activities

Youth Helping Others from MLK Day on Vimeo.
Chapel Speakers: January 10-14 YAC Students must have bios by Wednesday

Monday: Dr. Gloria Pollard, Respect Diversity Foundation Speaker, all chapels, 771-3316, Cell: 210-4152. Introduction by D.J. Wood.
Tuesday: NO CHAPEL ( Rain check until National Volunteer Week-Class Meeting DayElizabeth Muller 630-0895.,UD and MD chapel. Dance and service. )
Wednesday: UD: Dr. Cheryl Steele’s contact information is, 286-0981.Author of What if books. Introduction by Zainab.  (Rain Check until National Volunteer Week or Multicultural Week: Cultural Collision Class and MD Chapel: Waha Thuweekah, William Voelker, Comanche Nation Ethno-Ornithological Society, 580-464-2750,
Thursday: Amy Petty, Bombig Survivor for UD and MD Chapel Contact Lynn Roller: 235-3313 at the Oklahoma National Memorial Museum. Introduction by Caitlin A. and Rebecca R.
Friday: OCU President Robert Henry, Contact: Michelle Hale: 208-5000. UD confirmed, MD pending confirmation, introduction by Caitlin A. and Aamina

Service Day Saturday: @Habitat for Humanity, 595-2800, Volunteer Coordinators: Rick 520-3257, Chris Hearn Cell: 409-5557
Service Day Sunday: MLK Day Community Activities provided by RDF. Contact: Mrs. Joan Korenblit:, 359-0369

6:30 a.m.-8:00 a.m.: Prayer Breakfast @ Reed Center. Contact Mrs. Joan Korenblit:, 359-0369
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. MLK Day Parade @ OKC Downtown. Contact Casady CDC and YWCA, parade participants.

Set-Up: 7:30: YAC Facilitator: Cecil R.50 volunteers needed. 16 years olds with release of liability,
8:00-8:15: Group gathering at Bennett. Transportation to: 8517 Hurst Court at Hope Crossing Addition. South of Britton and Kelly
8:30-9:00: Training at site. Photo opportunity (before).
9:00-12:00: FRAMING
12:00-1:00 Pizza lunch provided by Upper Division and Athletic Program, Pizza for Habitat staff about 12 provided. About 4 pieces of pizza per person. Drinks: Water in coolers. Bring refillable water bottle. Cups available if needed, no snacks please.
1:00-3:00 Habitat House Framing ends. Finishing early is a happy occasion!!! Group must stay for group photo. (AFTER)
Casady Site Supervisors: Coaches, Mr. Pena, and Mr. Huestis, Habitat Contact Person: Chris Hearn; Cell: 409-5557. YAC Reminder: YAC still needs to talk to Chesapeake's volunteer and outreach coordinators for help with volunteers and matching funding for other construction dates, not for the framing date.

9:00a.m.-3:00 p.m.: Challenge 20/20 Green Team YES @ Woods Community Center
8:30: Set-up. YAC Facilitator: Salman H. Limited to 15 participants
9:00-12:00 Carbon Footprint Calculator:Which one should be used by the Green Schools of Oklahoma?
12:00-1:00 Lunch provided by Mike's Rich Bean.
1:00 – 3:00 Energy Audits: Learn how to use the tool kit by doing an audit of the community center and the service-learning office.
Trainers: Carbon Footprint Calculator, Christina Stallings, Project Learning Tree Coordinator, 405-522-6158, work cell # 405-227-8858, Energy Audits: Mr. Les Peace, CEO of Partnership in Environmental Education Foundation, Casady Site Supervisor : Mr. Mark Delgrosso.

10:00 a.m-12:00 p.m. Snacks for Boys and Girls Clubs @Student Center
9:30: Set-up: YAC Facilitator: Mrs. Clay . Youth YAC facilitator needed
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Come and Make Healthy Trail Mix Bags for Boys and Girls Club
Supplies provided by the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. Collaboration with Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma Kids Cafe, Family. Facilitator of the opportunity and supplies: Debbie Bell, 972-1111, Ext 102, Kids Cafe, Director.

10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Reading for the Visually Impaired @ the Cochran Library
End of day Friday: Set-up. YAC Facilitator: Mrs. Clay. Youth YAC facilitator needed

10:30-12:00: Record your voice reading inspirational books at our library for the hearing impaired.  Tapes will be donated where needed by New View Oklahoma, former League for the blind.

10:00-2:00 Musical Rehearsal with Mrs. Crossno, Fee,

2:30 p.m. -4:30 p.m. Matinee with a purpose @ Fee and Student Center
Set up:2:00, YAC Facilitator: Devin J.? Miss Pargeter?
2:30 p.m. See You tube videos and films on the Power of ONE.  Reflective art activity follows film showing

Thursday, December 30, 2010

YAC meeting agenda 1/3/11

Welcome back! Here's our agenda for monday's meeting.
- Making MLK flyers for individual activities/events
-Talk to Devin about movie
-Introductions for MLK speakers
-Chapel announcements about MLK week (presenter and writer needed)
-Report about FedEx day 12/30/10
-Stuffed animal stories (Remembering Sasha)

A-day freshmen/sophomore YAC class meeting series (6 meetings requested, if more needed, YAC members need to talk to pertinent administrators) start 1/4/11 (ideas)
  1. Sweatmonkey setup
  2. YAC re-introduction
  3. Pat Webb Workshop
  4. Mrs. Joan Korenblit Haiku and Mural Workshop (April 4)
  5. More snacks for Boys and Girls club 
  6. Relay for Life (make Sweatmonkey page)
  7. Walk the World (make Sweatmonkey page)
  8. Fundraising for Habitat for Humanity(make Sweatmonkey page)
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MLK FedEx Day 12/30/10

Attending: Christine, Caitlin
Agenda (added agenda items in bold):
1.Finalize MLK chapel speeches, MLK Day service opportunities, Advertising
2. Create 2011 Calendar-YAC interaction with freshmen and sophomore through 5 Class Meetings...First A Day taken for Webinar with SweatMonkey
3. YAC 2010 Reflection
4. stuffed animal stories

Check entries below for further needs in BOLD
1. MLK Speeches and activities:
Speakers needed/unconfirmed: Wednesday, Friday (MD unconfirmed)
Introduction speakers needed for: Wednesday, Friday
Advertisings, announcements: 
Volunteer opportunities: See schedule, 4 different activities on MLK day
Called Mrs. Steele, Beatrice Johnston (needs to call again)
Popcorn and Movie
2. Freshmen/sophomore sweatmonkey, workshop, and 4 other meetings
Should we try to set up everything so that the freshmen/sophomore just have to input their information?
April 4th Haiku (before ISAS April 7th)
Knitting? Mural?
3. reflection!
4. The Stuffed animal story project
needs to be done!!
5. making posters for advertising MLK day activites

PLANS FOR THE REST OF THIS YEAR (very open, includes large and small plans)
JANUARY: MLK activities, everything listed above
FEBRUARY: Multicultural Week (28-March 4)
MARCH: Relay for Life
APRIL: pre-ISAS haiku workshop A Day (4), National Volunteer week (10-16)
MAY:Walk the World

Write bios/chapel introductions
Contact YWCA
Individual activity fliers
Set up A Day plans with Sweatmonkey
Contact William Voelker about later date

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Happy new years!

YAC Fedex Time thoughts before you start meeting

Happy New Year. Welcome back!

YAC FEDEX TIME, DECEMBER 30, 10:30-3:30 AT THE THE WOODS COMMUNITY CENTER.  Expected attendance: Caitlin A., Christine L, Sody G. Lunch and snacks provided courtesy of Mr. John Kennedy, YAC Invitational Donation and Mrs. Joan Korenblit for supervising the first two hours of this FEDEX Time.  Only Caitlin (10:30-2:00) Chrisitine (10:30-4:00) attended.  Christine will be the Shinnyo-en foundation reporter with a team of freshmen.  She is also investigating permission to represent Casady at the possible trip to Japan with the Foundation.  Mrs. Clay has been invited to present, Actualizing the Six Billion Paths to Peace with the Shinnyo-en Foundation.  Due to ISAS trip, Mrs. Crossno, Christine, and Caitlin are unable to attend.  Mrs. Clay will take written or video clips as part of her presentation in April at NYLC, pending administrator approval.

1.Finalize MLK chapel speeches, MLK Day service opportunities..Done
2. Create 2011 Calendar-YAC interaction with freshmen through 5 Class Meetings...First A Day taken for Webinar with SweatMonkey.  Plan in place
3. YAC 2010 Reflection  Left for F-day with Sweatmonkey help

I invite you to view my short celebration of what we did together,  Iam not sure if this happened. 

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NOW to business

MLK Day Activity: Casady Green School
Christina Stallings will be the facilitator of the Challenge 20/20 Green Team Yes training on MLK Day. So far we have two students and one teacher expected to attend: Salman H (leader of the project), Cathy Z (doing energy audits for her science project in the MD) and as the Casady supervisor of the training, Mr. Mark Delgrosso. It should be a small manageable group working on carbon footprint with Christina in the morning. The team will work with Les in the afternoon. They will use the energy audit tool kits provided by the Oklahoma Green Schools Committee to audit at least my office and the community center. Decide who will start advertising the MLK Day activities Monday during chapel announcements and how..  Salman needs to finalize this.  We will open it to Green team, YAC interested members Kathie Z. and friends from the middle school as a first priority.  Then is first come, first served.  Must register at Sweatmoney to get credit hours. 

Joan Korenblit, CEO of the Respect Diversity Foundation will be the adult supervisor for the first two hours. I left food, MLK Day Schedule and calendar to be filled by you at the Community Center. At 10:00 a.m. I am going to Sasha Bully’s grandmother’s funeral at John Ireland Funeral Home in Moore, 120 S Broadway St, Moore, OK 73160. I could not re-schedule the FEDEX time because this is a calendar planning meeting for 2011. I expect three students to attend: Caitlin A, Christine L and Sody G. I should to be back with the group at 11:30. Thank you Mrs. Korenblit!  The Class Meetings were brainstormed under her guidance.  Thank you for volunteering to help with one class meeting focusing on Haiku poetry.

NEW!NEW! YAC CLASS MEETING TIME- Your opportunity for Servant leadership!!!!
Please plan your interaction with freshmen and sophomores through Class meetings. The first class meeting on Tuesday, I have a webinar for all classes with Sweatmonkey. I have been working with Mr. Jim Bonfiglio on setting this for the service-learning website. This will empower students to certify hours and keep an ongoing service/giving resume/portfolio of their giving back to the community activities.

I also will need another Class meeting for a very special guest, Pat Web will lead a workshop during a class meeting, Date: TBA at Pat’s convenience on mindfulness.  I have requested a total of 6 class meetings.  If you need more, we need to request them from pertinent administrators.

A-day freshmen/sophomore YAC class meeting series (6 meetings requested, if more needed, YAC members need to talk to pertinent administrators) start 1/4/11 (ideas)

Class Meetings what and why

Sweatmonkey setup: Planning service, reporting hours, certifying hours made easier.  Online 24/7 service record/portfolio/file/resume

YAC re-introduction: YAC has not had a chance to meet the freshmen and explain what they do and want to do for the rest of the year.  After the meeting the idea of providing site visits to Boys and Girls Club, Special Care, Johnson and Britton Elementary was discussed with YAC 2005 chairs.

Pat Webb Workshop: This workshop will help us see the value on slowing down, and listening! Mindfulness and New Diplomacy workshop.  Freshmen had Mrs. Webb as an English teacher and there should be a buy in from the class, at least according to Christine.

Mrs. Joan Korenblit Haiku and Mural Workshop (April 4): Stuco used this poetry at their latest fundraiser.  Classes could make a mural to be entered at the next Respect Diversity Foundation Exhibit advocating respect for diversity, random acts of kindness, peace and love for our environment.

More snacks for Boys and Girls club: Action service opportunity during school day for the whole school.  Mayb in combination with a family service afternoon during National Volunteer Service Week. 

Relay for Life (make Sweatmonkey page);  Emily might need this time to give information and details.  We think she has already done her recuiting.

Walk the World (make Sweatmonkey page): Christine might need this time to give information and details as well as recruit walkers

Fundraising for Habitat for Humanity(make Sweatmonkey page): STUCO might want a day to talk about their fundraiser efforts and maybe brainstorm with the entire student body regarding fundraising ideas and/or inform their plan of action.

Casady Buildings being used on MLK Day:
We expect the following buildings to be used on January 17th: Woods, Student Center and Library. Woods for Casady Green School, Student Center: 10:00 a.m. –12:00: Food Bank making healthy treats for Boys and Girls Club with me as the supervisor and possible attendance of the Healthy Eating Club. We need a YAC Youth facilitator for this. Mike is considering opening the snack bar depending on sign-up numbers for MLK Day at Casady. Library: Time TBA I have two ladies checking schedules, one of them is the author of the book, If, see attached bio. Another is the CEO of the YWCA. Both are considering offering a workshop on reading and mural making. If they are unable, I will provide a workshop and mural making on Teens for Human Rights. There will a book/films/YOUTUBE and mural making opportunity at the library, regardless. The two teachers who have expressed interest in helping the library activity are Mrs. Johnson and Miss Pargeter. The Student Center and Library activities will be opened to the Casady community on a come and go basis. The kids will advertise it as family volunteering for teens and children younger than 16 years old. We need a YACyouth facilitator for this.  After the FEDEX meeting we decided to explore having a movie or you tube videos at LEE..Must check copyright laws with Mrs. Johnson, facilitator: Devin, and Mrs. Pargeter.  We also need to check with Mike regarding food (lunch and snacks and drinks) availability.

The 16+ year olds have the opportunity to frame the Habitat house that STUCO started to fundraise for before the break. The house is located in the Crossing Addition south of Britton and Kelly. The students will be supervised by coaches and transportation will be provided by coaches too.

Please make flyers and sign-up sheets for each one of the activities and for the chapel speakers.

MLK Chapel speakers Week of 10-14th
Joan Korenblit has provided the contact information for three of our speakers.  Ask Ms. Korenblit to help you create your one minute introduction for each speaker.  You have some bios.  Check the internet for others. A change was made on Wednesday.  I need to contact Mrs. Johnson regarding how interested she is on the guest speaker for her class and what budget she has.  The Native American speaker will be coming for MD chapel if Mrs. Johnson is not interested or not at all for MLK.  We will reserve him for Multicultural Week, should Mr. Miano and the club be interested.
On Monday we have Dr. Gloria Pollard for all chapels D.J. Wood’s choice
On Tuesday, Elizabeth Mueller for UD and MD. Johnesha’s choice.
On Wednesday we have two possible speakers for UD William Voelker who is also coming for the Cultural Collisions class. Since he requires a fee, Joan also provided the contact information of the author of the IF books used by Spanish Classes last year. I am very excited about this speaker. Cheryl is clearing her schedule for all chapels and checking about providing a workshop on MLK Day at the Library.
On Thursday we have Amy Petty, Bombing Survivor for UD and MD chapels. Caitlin Anderson’s Choice.
On Friday we have OCU President Robert Henry for UD and MD? chapels.

If you need to get in touch with me, my cell is 520-1325.

NOW decide what you want to accomplish in the morning and what you want to do in the afternoon.  Also decide where you want to eat lunch.

The reflection of 2010 should be left for the afternoon.  Postponed until Monday or later when YAC meeting schedule permits it.

May 2011 bring us inner peace, harmony and balance as well as closer to a world at peace someday with the POWER OF US WITH YAC.  The slide show below is 15 minutes long.  We will do this in the afternoon or at our next YAC meeting

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

YAC FEDEX Time, December 30, 10:30-3:30 Woods Community Center

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YAC FEDEX TIME, DECEMBER 30, 10:30-3:30 WEATHER PERMITING AT THE THE WOODS COMMUNITY CENTER. RSVP TO MRS. CLAY: Expected attendance: Caitlin A., Christine L, Sody G.  Lunch and snacks provided courtesy of Mr. John Kennedy, YAC Invitational Donation

1.Finalize MLK chapel speeches, MLK Day service opportunities
2. Create 2011 Calendar-YAC interaction with freshmen through 5 Class Meetings...First A Day taken for Webinar with SweatMonkey
3. YAC 2010 Reflection
YAC Members and their 2010 record for SweatMonkey credit
Class of 2011-SENIORS
1. Caitlin A: Senior Chair, YAC Invitational: UD Hope Trunk, Habitat Fundraiser; Clubs Fair, Multicultural Club-Native American Connections; Toy Story; Six Billion Paths to Peace: Shinnyo-en Dinner, UD Chapel Introduction; Fall Fest, Casady Cans Do, Lower Division, MLK Day speakers, Relay for Life-YAC 2010 Holiday Lunch, YAC-STUCO Habitat fundraising meetings.  YAC Fedex Time in December (10:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.)
2. Devin J: Pinwheels for Peace at UCO: International Day of Peace, Anime Peace Matinee, Respect Diversity Foundation Annual Exhibit, Relay for Life-YAC 2010 Holiday Lunch
3. Reshawn L: YAC Invitational: UD Hope Trunk, Kindness Project
4. Johnesha H: Senior Chair, Peace Jam-CDC Coordinator, Clubs Fair; Toy Story, SweatMonkey Webinar; Pinwheels for Peace, Six Billion Paths to Peace, Fall Fest, Casady Cans Do Lower Division, MLK Day Activities
5. Alizay P: Project Ignition, Kindness Projects, Just for Fun: Lace
6. Cecil R: Clubs Fair, Habitat for Humanity: Saturdays Service, MLK Day Habitat House Framing Facilitator
7. Rebecca R: Senior Chair, YAC Invitational: UD Hope Trunk; Environmental Club Connections:Environmental Club: Recycling; Pinwheels for Peace: Just for Fun: Lace
8. D. J. W: Senior Chair, Clubs Fair, Toy Story, SweatMonkey webinar; Six Billion Paths to Peace: UCO International Day of Peace, Shinnyo-en Dinner, Kindness Projects, Casady Cans Do Upper Division, MLK Day speakers and activities, Just for Fun: Knitting, Lace, Relay for Life-YAC 2010 Holiday Lunch

Class of 2012-JUNIORS
1. John B. Service Saturdays: Food Bank and Habitat for Humanity, Just for Fun: Lace
2. Khadija H: Six Billion Paths to Peace:T-shirt distribution, International Peace Tree, Relay for Life-YAC 2010 Holiday Lunch
3. Chandler H.: Junior Chair, Knitters for Soldiers, Toy Story, Care Packages for Soldiers
4. Leah L: Junior Chair, Asia Connections Projects: Anime Peace Matinee, Toy Story, SweatMonkey Webinar; Pinwheels for Peace, Knitters for Soldiers, Relay for Life-YAC 2010 Holiday Lunch
5. Nicole L: Junior Chair, YAC Invitational: MD Hope Trunk, Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity; September 11th Food Bank; Pinwheels for Peace, Knitters for Soldiers , Casady Cans Do: Primary Division, Relay for Life
6. Elizabeth N.: Junior Chair, Habitat for Humanity, Knitters for Soldiers, Relay for Life
7. Andrew Y: YAC FEDEX TIME: Project Ignition, Clubs Fair, Project Ignition meetings

Class of 2013: SOPHOMORES
1. Tony A: Sophomore Chair, Pinwheels for Peace, Toy Story
2. Ali C: Pinwheels for Peace
3. Sody G: Sophomore Chair, YAC FEDEX TIME: Habitat for Humanity, Walk the World, Clubs Fair, Toy Story, Pinwheels for Peace, Relay for Life-YAC Holiday lunch
4. Rebekah D: SweatMonkey Webinar, Pinwheels for Peace, Zoo Experience, Casady Cans Do: Middle Division
5. Haley D: Pinwheels for Peace, Casady Cans Do: Middle Division
6. Tina R: YAC Invitational: LD Hope Trunk; Toy Story; Pinwheels for Peace, Just for Fun: Kntting and Lace
7. Christine F: Sophomore Chair, YAC FEDEX TIME: Walk the World 2010; Clubs Fair Toy Story, Pinwheels for Peace, Relay for Life-YAC Holiday Lunch
8. Caitlin H: SweatMonkey Webinar; Pinwheels for Peace; Zoo Experience, Casady Cans Do: Middle Division
9. Judy H: SweatMonkey Webinar; Pinwheels for Peace, Zoo Experience, Casady Cans Do: Middle Division
10. Sophia S. Pinwheels for Peace, Johnson Elementary Strings

Class of 2014: FRESHMEN
1. Shiva B: Freshman Chair, Walk the World 2009, YAC Invitational: PD Hope Trunk, Seed of Peace Project; YAC FEDEX TIME: Clubs Fair; Toy Story; SweatMonkey Webinar
2. Salman H: Challenge 20/20: Green Schools Pilot Program: Energy Audits in collaboration with Environmental Club, YAC 2010 Celebration lunch, Just for Fun: Lace, YAC 2010 , Relay for Life-Holiday Lunch , Green team meetings
3. Adam H: YAC FEDEX TIME: Clubs Fair, Connections to Mercy School; Toy Story, Fall Fest, Casady Cans Do: Middle Division, Just for Fun: Lace, Relay for Life-YAC 2010 Holiday Lunch
4. Christine L: Freshman Chair, YAC FEDEX TIME: Online fundraising, Clubs Fair; Toy Story, SweatMonkey Webinar; Pinwheels for Peace, Six Billion Paths to Peace: T-shirt Distribution, September 11th Food Bank-SeptemberFest, Just for Fun: Knitting, Relay for Life-YAC 2010 Holiday Lunch. YAC December FEDEX time (10:30-4:00)
5. Arjun R: Clubs Fair; Pinwheels for Peace; Six Billion Paths to Peace: T-shirt distribution; Toy Story, Casady Cans Do Primary Division, Huddle to Fight Hunger spokesman, Just for Fun: Lace and Knitting, Relay for Life-YAC Holiday Lunch
6. Jasmine S: Clubs Fair, Pinwheels for Peace, Six Billion Paths to Peace: T-shirt distribution, Toy Story, Service Saturdays at the Food Bank, SeptemberFest, Rose State Global Oklahoma, YAC Holiday lunch

The Power of US-YAC in 2010

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Be the change you want to see the world! Mahatma Gandhi

the power of ONE

Friday, December 17, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

December 10 YAC meeting - Relay for Life and Christmas Stockings

December 10: YAC meeting (pre-lunch)
-Brief recap of year
-Relay For Life local event  American Cancer Society- Introduction, video, raise money
   Start forming teams (8+) to create a goal to raise AT LEAST $100 by the time of the relay. Overall goal for the relay for life program: over $10,000. We need teams and team leaders! The committies/job groups: Arts and entertainment, advertising, sponsoring, accounting and data, registration, website creation and other weblinks (will be premade)
-Chapel talk and T-shirts for relay for life, fundraising events, purple week, luminaria
INFORMATION LINKS for those who are more curious about: Relay for Life 

Christmas Project
Stockings filled with art supplies/candy/stuff, decoration day with tea,
Location: YAC room, afterwards: Stockings will be delivered to Britton Elementary
Time: ALL next week (Dec 13-17)
Goal: at least 60 stockings

Asian connections
Location: Breakfast at Jimmy's Egg.  YAC will pay
Time: 7:00 December 14

the People Tree
will be a way to thank Shinyo-en

This is our final F-day YAC meeting of 2010. Thank you so much for your participation so far. The next half of the school year is already filled with events and opportunities. Have a safe and warm winter break <3
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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

December 10: Celebration, reflection and evaluation meeting and holiday lunch


The Beginning

Meeting Agenda: Meeting facilitators: YAC Senior Chairs1. Relay for Life Presentation Emily

2. HALO project-possible presentation Katie

3. MLK Service and chapel: D.J, Caitlin,Cecil, Mrs. Clay

4. Asia Connections Project-Breakfast with JOI Coordinator Site Reviewer 7:00 a.m. at Jimmy's Egg on December 14. Leah and Mrs. Clay

5. YAC PEOPLE TREE: ORNAMENTS NEED for each realigious celebration in the month of December. People ornaments: Mrs. Clay

6. Thank you note for Shinnyo-en Foundation..MUST BE SENT NEXT WEEK!
7. STUCO and Gales will be coming for lunch: Habitat for Humanity fundraiser---collaboration, process, dates for building
8. DATE AND PLACE FOR YAC FEDEX meeting Goal: YAC 2011 calendar
What should we do in 2011, why and how?


Presentations to freshmen. Schedule Class Meetings: MLK Day,Challenge 20/20-Green Team YES, What is yac, who is yac, why yac, who is Mrs. Clay,requirement,internship, project opportunities, SweatMonkey. In collaboration with STUCO: Habitat for Humanity fundraiser and what can students younger than 16 do, Project IgnitionBuild YAC capacity through film series in collaboration with Debate: Documentary on MLK and Pay it Forward/Blind Side/7 Pounds/Youth for Human Rights. Guest speakers: Mr. Wiley, Dr. Gerard, Dr. Ramsey, Mr. and Mrs. Miano, Mrs. Johnson,

NETWORKING, REFLECTION AND CELEBRATION LUNCHSuggested Process. Lunch facilators: YAC senior chairs1. Welcome
2. Thank you for collaborations: GALES, Art Club, and Language Teachers: Pinwheels for Peace; STUCO: Casady Cans Do; Adminstrators: All projects
3. Eat
4. Chalk Collaborative reflection and evaluation of 2010, Dynamic Leadership of 2011: Converge, connect, collaborate and create

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Author of 'Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes,' Dies at 88

Eleanor Coerr, whose Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes (Puffin, 1977) introduced children to the true story of a Japanese girl who suffered from the effects of an atomic bomb attack, died November 22. She was 88.

Eleanor Coerr has died at 88.

The inspiring book follows Sadako Sasaki, who was two-years-old when the United States dropped an atom bomb on Hiroshima during the final stages of World War II in 1945. It chronicles Sasaki as a healthy schoolgirl winning relay races, through her diagnosis with leukemia, and her long stay in the hospital. She died a decade after the attack at the age of 12.

While in the hospital, Sasaki began making origami cranes to pass the time. Her ultimate goal was to make 1,000, but, according to the book, she died with only 644 completed. Sasaki's classmates finished making the remaining cranes, and all 1,000 were placed at her grave.

Sasaki's classmates started a national campaign to build a peace statue to remember her and the many other children who were victims of the Hiroshima bombing. To help raise money, they sold copies of a photocopied and staple-bound autobiography of Sasaki called Kokeshi. To this day, the statue of Sasaki, erected in 1955, is decorated with thousands of paper cranes given by people from all over the world.

Coerr learned of the story while living in Japan after the war and visiting Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park. A missionary friend who had a copy of Sasaki's autobiography encouraged Coerr to write about the girl, who is sometimes referred to as the Anne Frank of Hiroshima.
American school children learned about Sasaki through the 1977 publication of Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, and teachers quickly incorporated the book into lessons about the horrors of war and the art of origami. The book has been translated into many languages and each year on August 6, Peace Day, thousands of paper cranes made by children from numerous countries are placed at Sasaki's statue.

"This slim book of 80 pages, written in very simple language, presents [Sasaki's] heart-wrenching story," said literary critic Anita Silvey on October 25, the 55th anniversary of Sasaki's death. "A three-handkerchief story, it will always work for those readers who request a sad book. It even ends with the line, 'She never woke up.' By showing the effect of a war on the life of a vibrant and attractive child, Eleanor Coerr wrote a powerful book that advocates for peace."

Coerr was born in 1922 in Kamsack, Saskatchewan, Canada, and grew up in Saskatoon. She began her professional life as a newspaper reporter and editor of a column for children. She also wrote The Big Balloon Race (HarperCollins, 1984) and Mieko and the Fifth Treasure (Penguin, 1993).

In May of this year, Coerr attended a ceremony at New York's Tribute World Trade Center Visitor Center, where Sasaki's brother presented one of the original cranes folded by his sister.

This article originally appeared in the newsletter Extra Helping.

Casady Greatest Hits-Pinwheels for Peace!

Casady Greatest Hits

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

YAC Meeting: Nov. 2: MLK Day Preparation

D.J. and Caitlin will run the meeting.
D.J. the stickers are in one of the left doors at my office. Ask Mrs. Taucer or Ms. Infantino to open my office.

1. Week Before MLK Day: Chapel speakers and possible activitiesOCU President was the only speaker confirmed on Dec. 13th before the Thanksgivng break.
Caitlin: Updates on Amy Petty
D.J. updates on rest of week speakers

2. MLK Day; Activities
Cecil updates on Framing of the house: Volunteers, food, transporation, supervisor.

Salman updates on Green Team Workshops.

Chandler updates on Knitting for Soldiers possible activity.

Caitlin updates on collaboration for fundraising and building Habitat House between STUCO, GALES, and YAC.

Human rights, MLK, Jr.'s Dream and service? What are the commonalities?


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Yac meeting - 11/11/10

Participants: D.J., Christine l and F., Salman, Alizay,Leah,Caitlin. Many YAC members are also PASS volunteers and could not attend.

YAC MEETING - 11/11/10
Planning and discussion of projects between thanksgiving and christmas.

Bake Sales benefiting walk the world..Christine is managing this. Mrs. Clay told Christine to contact Friends of the UN. Christine announced location of the Walk: Casady Lake...Construction will have ended by then. Mrs. Clay will contact administrators to get location secured.

Goal: 100 participants from Casady and as much money as possible.
Work on advertising walk the world and raising awareness this year were suggestions by Caitlin
Green Team website survey was down. No report on this project by Salman.
Troop Packages..Help Chandler after two tomorrow at Bennett making packages
MLK knitting day possible.
*************YAC HELP WANTED BOARD************
Planning MLK Day of Service


We need YAC members to help with MLK visitor speakers! SEE POST BEFORE THIS!

D.J. is facilitating this. She will handle the YAC meeting in December bringing awareness and discussion of Youth for Human Rights and continue MLK Day planning. Mrs. Clay will ask Mrs Taucer to consider supervising the YAC meeting while see is away.

D.J. is reviewing the bio's of suggested speakers from the CEO of Respect Diversity Foundation below. After the YAC meeting, D.J. and Mrs. Clay contacted a dance instructor to explore a dance performance at chapel...if the CDC group welcomes that.

MLK Day proposal was taken to STUCO by Caitlin and Nicole to help fundraise and build a house for Habitat. STUCO approved the project and is now working on fundraising ideas. Caitlin and Nicole are facilitating collaboration with STUCO. Nicole and Chandler are members of STUCO and YAC. Caitlin will talk to STUCO President about ideas discussed during the YAC Invitational for the Habitat Project. Cecil is managing volunteers for MLK Day Framing of house,ONLY. We hope to frame a house, weather permitting. 50-60 volunteers 16 years old or older needed.

Caitlin will also talk to Gales and Multicultural Club about a possible collaboration for the Habitat Project on MLK Day and beyond.
STUCO meeting with Habitat CEO Anne Felton
Mrs. Felton brought fundraising ideas. She suggested not to delay construction until the Spring. Winter months, weather permitting are better. They are not as busy either. She confirmed Casady's framing of house set for MLK Day. Thank you Habitat workers for giving up your off day to work with us.

STUCO presented a couple of emerging fundraisers in mind: Coffee House, Heritage vs. Casady B-Games ideas

Caitlin will explore partnership with Chesapeake Volunteer Coordinator.

Cecil had a preliminary meeting with Mr. Shelley and Coach Bonfiglio regarding history and MLK Day volunteer possibilities-older than 16 years old only- from winter sports and wellness.

Cecil will speak to winter sport coaches next week for volunteers and supervisors on MLK Day. He will generate a volunteer list to give to Scotie.

Scotie will talk to his Healthy Eating Club members to see if they are interested in fixing sandwiches on MLK Day for the volunteers framing the home for Habitat. Mrs. Clay already contacted Mrs. Thomas for supplies. Mrs. Thomas will talk to Mr. Sheldon. Scotie will not be able to participate himself. This club needs to find an adult supervisor for sandwich making at Calvert on MLK Day.

Mr. Pena has the challenge of finding construction days for Habitat Project. YAC and STUCO will look for partnerships for building and fundraising purposes. The goal is to for the seniors to have the opportunity to see the house completed before graduation.
Speakers for Week Before MLK DayMrs. Clay helped Caitlin contact Mrs. Roller from the Memorial Museum to see if we can get Mrs. Petty to speak at chapel. Caitlin will follow-up with Mrs. Roller next week.

We have President Henry from OCU confirmed as a chapel speaker on January 13th. His guideline is to motivate Casady to serve on MLK Day. The details of the discussion of the speech are left for D.J. to handle.

After the meeting D.J.and Mrs. Clay brainstormed possibilites and developed and tentative calendar.

Monday: January 10, 2011: Chapel Speaker: TBA

Tuesday: January 11, 2011: Chapel Speaker: TBA YAC Meeting: CEO of RDF?

Wednesday: January 12, 2011:Chapel Speaker: TBA

Thursday: January 13, 2011: Chapel Speaker: OCU President Robert Henry.

Friday: January 14, 2011: Chapel Speaker: TBA

Saturday: January 15, 2011: Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Day

Sunday: January 16, 2011: Attend OKC opportunities available to honor MLK

Monday: January 17, 2011: At Brainstorming Stage
Prayer Breakfast: 7:00-8:30 a.m. Reed Center. Interested students attend with Mrs. Clay. There is a nominal cost for breakfast.

Habitat for Humanity: Frame a Home: 10:00-3:00 p.m. Winter sports volunteers, transportation and supervision by interested coaches. Cecil is handling this.

MLK Parade: Boys and Girls Club might have a float and Mr. A.Jay Johnson would like CDC to consider attending with the group of students CDC has mentored through dance classes in the past two years during YAC site visits.

Food for Habitat for Humanity Volunteers: By Healthy Club in collaboration with Mrs. Thomas. Supervisor for sandwich making time needed...maybe. Sandwiches delivered to construction site at 11:00 a.m. Water in water coolers with ice. Students encouraged to bring refillable water bottles. Scotie is handling this. Possible location: Calvert

9:30-3:30 Green Team Energy Audits and Project Learning Tree activities. Student Facilitator: Salman Hamid. Teacher Supervisors: Mrs. Clay and Mr. Delgrosso? Audit instructors: Mr. Les Pace and Mrs. Christina Stallings from Green Schools Committee Board. Location: Woods Community Center. The Center and Mrs. Clay's office and lab will be audited. Participants need to bring money for pizza lunch. Water provided. Lunch will be delivered.

Ending Racism Story Telling and Mural Making: At Cochran Library. Facilitated and supervised by YWCA workshop facilitators. No food allowed at the library. Time: TBA

Knitting for Soldiers: Managed by Chandler, time, location(Student Center or her home), and supervision TBA

Middle Division, Positive Tomorrows SEE Period Project: Making blankets for PT possible. Time, Date, Location and supervising teacher TBA by PT team.

2:00-4:00 ??? Food Bank, Kids Cafes considering giving a lesson on healthy treats and making treats with participants for a few Kids Cafes locations.

Primary Division teacher consider providing a workshop for 3year olds and parents...time and process TBA

Posted by your friendly neighborhood YAC yak. <3

YAC Meeting: Nov. 11th Preparing for MLK Day

How are Human Rights and the Dream connected?

Special thanks to Joan Korenblit, Respect Diversity Foundation for sending the Youth for Human Rights videos. She stated, "They are powerful and thought provoking. They touch on thirty human rights. My plan for Nov. 19 was to share some of these videos (see below) – launch into a discussion. Perhaps come up with more human rights – and create a collaborative HAIKU from the discussion.

You might want to have a kiosk at the MLK event to show them

1. We Are All Born Free & Equal
2. Don’t Discriminate
3. The Right to Life
4. No Slavery
5. No Torture
6. You Have Rights No Matter Where You Go
7. We’re All Equal Before the Law
8. Your Human Rights Are Protected by Law
9. No Unfair Detainment
10. The Right to Trial
11. We’re Always Innocent Till Proven Guilty
13. Freedom to Move
13. Freedom to Move
14. The Right to Seek a Safe Place to Live
15. Right to a Nationality
16. Marriage and Family
17. The Right to Your Own Things
18. Freedom of Thought
19. Freedom of Expression
20. The Right to Public Assembly
21. The Right to Democracy
22. Social Security
23. Workers’ Rights
24. The Right to Play
25. Food and Shelter for All
26. The Right to Education
27. Copyright
28. A Fair and Free World
29. Responsibility
30. No One Can Take Away Your Human Rights

Possible Speakers for MLK Week

1. Razi Hashmii, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK) Direct: 405-415-6851 Cell: 405-248-5853 (Moved.)

2. Cheryl Steele 286-0981

3. Roshini Nambiar, spiritual leader of the Vedic Temple 833-6107 (I learned that Roshini will be working.)

4. Angela Monson, OKC School Board Chairman C= 314-9613 w= 271-2390

5. John Mkize 330-3982
Helped negotiate apartheid in South Africa (colorful)

6. Albert Gray Eagle 720-939-2056

7. Boston Snowdon (

8. Gloria Pollard 771-3316

9. Joyce Henderson 478-1049

10. I mentioned Elizabeth Muller as the dance choreographer. Her style is very peaceful. Possibly too “flowery” for your students. I don’t know. Her contact info is: 630-0895.

11. I’ve sent an e-mail to Beatrice Johnson, coordinator of Reading to End Racism (RER) for the YWCA, suggesting that she and her volunteers participate in an RER event at Service Night . Feel free to contact her at, 249-5863. The contact info for Beatrice Johnson is below. She said she’d like to have volunteers with Reading to End Racism lead story telling and discussion groups for a family night event at Casady.

Beatrice Johnston, Sr. Director, Racial Justice and Economic Empowerment
YWCA Oklahoma City, McFarland Branch, 1701 N. Martin Luther King Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111, Phone: (405) 424-4623, Fax: (405) 424-4625

This afternoon at the UNA-OKC meeting, Juliet Abdeyawad, an OSU student on the board of directors, agreed to make a hanging art collage of photos of events promoted by UNA-OKC. This collage will be showcased at the Respect Diversity Symbol Exhibit. She’ll also create a power-point presentation to show at the April luncheon. Therefore, we would appreciate it if you would forward photos from the 2010 Walk the World event. This is a great way to promote Walk the World 2011.
Contact info: Juliet Abdeyawad, 405/762-0374,
P.S. We’d like for a representative to (again) share information about Walk the World at the next luncheon.

Joan Korenblit, Executive Director, Respect Diversity Foundation,, 405/359-0369

An example of Service-Learning project in the curriculum for Veterans

In recognition of Veterans Day, we here at the National Service-Learning Clearinghouse would like to spotlight just some of the great work that students are performing on behalf of our veterans. Voicing Experiences Through Service (VETS) is a multi-year, multi-state project funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service and housed at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, Indiana University, Bloomington. VETS supports young people ages 14 to 21 as they build relationships with veterans and collaboratively record oral histories of their service. These histories are then submitted to the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. You can read more about VETS in our service-learning success stories:

Last year, students from Creekwood Middle School and other schools in the Humble Independent School District in Texas took on a World War I-themed service-learning project. Inspired by the story of Frank Buckles, the last surviving WWI veteran in the U.S., students learned about the war in their classes, and raised funds to help restore and rededicate the WWI monument in Washington, D.C. You can learn more about the project in this video:

For resources and ideas for service-learning projects that honor veterans in your community, please see our Veterans page on the NSLC website:

Please let us know about service-learning projects that you’ve taken part in to honor and assist veterans! Email us at


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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

World Kindness Week:

Kindness is Contagious..PASS IT ON!!!!

Keith McPherson, climbing a canyon will be more than a dream come true—it symbolizes the spiritual, physical and mental rehabilitation of self-determination.

Donate to HUDDLE to fight THUNGER



MAKE a special SHOE BOX for needy children: Participate in Aly's project

Sometimes, a hug is all what we need.

Free hugs is a real life controversial story of Juan Mann, A man whos sole mission was to reach out and hug a stranger to brighten up their lives.

In this age of social disconnectivity and lack of human contact, the effects of the Free Hugs campaign became phenomenal.

As this symbol of human hope spread accross the city, police and officials ordered the Free Hugs campaign BANNED. What we then witness is the true spirit of humanity come together in what can only be described as awe inspiring.

In the Spirit of the free hugs campaign, PASS THIS TO A FRIEND and HUG A STRANGER! After all, If you can reach just one person

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

YAC Meeting: Knitting Lesson

Participants: Christine, Defne, Arjun, Chandler, Alizay, Jasmine, Tina, Salman, Zainab
Knitting for Troops Project
Chandler, YAC Junior Chair facilitated the meeting and the knitting demonstration and lesson. After everyone started to knitt, Chandler gave the history of the Knitting for Troops project and invited YAC to participate in the first knitting day at her home this Saturday. Zainab will help sewing labels to the finished scarves which will be sold this year at two stores, No Regrets and Balliet's. Chandler needs help with knitting and making packages for soldiers this month.

Green Team Project
Salman showed an interactive carbon footprint calculator website and asked YAC members to take the test. Mrs. clay was used as an example. The link to the test is ...

Casady Cans Do, Students Against Hunger Results
We raised over $1,500 and over 7,000 cans between all schools. Our goal was $1,700 and 2,000 cans in the Upper Division. We raised almost all the money, but only 1,500 cans. Mrs. Clay asked YAC members who helped to send their reflection via e-mail to certify hours.

MLK Day planning will take place with YAC senior chair this week. They were not able to attend.

Shinnyo-en thank you letter and healing stories with toy animals still pending.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

HUDDLE TO FIGHT HUNGER- Donation at your finger tips!

Whole School Results
Results of Canned Food Drive, Casady Cans Do, Students Against Hunger

Whole School Resutls: Cans and Money
7459.51 Cans: 6,251 Money: 1,350.51

1,510 cans $1,200.51
THANK YOU CYCLONES! The Food Bank trailer picked-up donations on Friday. The following Saturday, YAC members John and Carmen delivered a check for over $1,300 to the Food Bank when they volunteered at the Food Bank sorting the Students Against Hunger donations. A special moment for John and Carmen was the opportunity to sort the donations provided by Casady School.

Do you want to donate meals to the Food Bank?
Go to



Monday, October 25, 2010

YAC MEETING: Advisory/Lace Art introduction

Jan and Judy from the Lace Club of Oklahoma City came to demonstrate lace making to YAC interested students. Arjun became the lace champion. Other students who attended were Tina, D. J., Reshawn, Johnesha, Salman,Alizay,Defne,Aamina. Mrs. Clay invited her advisee, Karalyn and YAC welcome a new member, John. John has been attending Service Saturdays since the beginning of the year.

We had a wonderful time attempting to learn how to make a fish with yarn. Pinctures forthcoming.

Aamina took a few minutes of the meeting to give a report of cans and money collected the first day of the Casady Cans Do Food Drive. $319 and 359 cans. She stated that if we keep this pace, we will not be able to beat the $1,700 and 1,960 cans from last year. Other YAC members were more optimistic and stated that we need to do more advertising, more signs!!! but noone volunteer to make them.

Mrs. Clay suggested to be proactive at motivating friends to bring donations. She also asked if selling Dr. Pepper for a $1.00 a can would be good. Students stated that they did not have time for that and all other activities this week. The motion to sell drinks was killed before it started.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Casady Cans Do - Students Against Hunger Food Drive, October 25-30: WHY? HOW?

Totals from last year's Food Drive. Let's do better this year!
Casady High School – 1,920 LBS and $1,657.15

Casady Middle School - 3,693 LBS

Casady Lower Division and Primary
– 1,000 LBS

WHY? Each week, the Food Bank provides enough food to feed more than 77,000 hungry Oklahomans – nearly half of which are children.







Upper Division PlanMonday: Fruit Day:
Wear any color of the rainbow
YAC sells hot and cold drinks at Woods and wears Six Billion Paths to Peace T-shirts

Tuesday: Meat+Veggies Day:

Wear brown, green, pink, etc.
YAC sells hot and cold drinks at Woods

Wednesday: Soup DayWear red, brown, yellow, etc.
YAC sells hot and cold drinks at Woods

Thursday: Halloween Costume DayWear Halloween Costume
7:00-7:30 a.m. "Cans for Cakes"
Pancakes at Student Center
Pay in cans-5 cans or $5 all you can eat
StuCo will also have a separate Halloween themed Olympic Event this day

Friday: Blue and White Spirit Day ( Homecoming)
Pep Rally
Last Day to bring cans/money

Upper Division STUCO/YAC Collaboration. Thank you Gales for the signs!

UD YAC and STUCO on duty

Sam Monday and Friday)
Davis (Tuesday)
Clark (Tuesday)
Molly (Wednesday)
Jason (Wednesday)

Caitlin (Leaves Thursday)

Asha (Monday and Friday)
Nina (Tuesday)
John (Tuesday)
Ally (Wednesday)
Nicole (Wednesday)


Gracie (Monday and Friday)
Eihab (Tuesday)
Tripp (Tuesday)
Sydney (Wednesday)

Cans for Cakes on Thursday STUCO

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Casady Cans Do Students Against Hunger 2010-STUCO-YAC SCHEDULE

Totals to beat from last year: (Sent by the Food Bank)

Casady HS1,920 cans or pounds and 1,657.15

Casady MS - 3,693 LBS

Casady ES – 1,000 LBS

Mrs. Waters: Could you write a press release for this week or a news item for the website? Thank you.

Gales made signs last week and I think will continue to make signs and perhaps write statistics on side walks with chalk next week, weather provided. YAC members made signs to take to other divisions along with the can costume to motivate donations. YAC students with a couple of STUCO reps will be helping collections at every division next week. Students will be excused from chapel and must arrive to their locations before 7:30. Students should return to UD by 8:15. No one should be late to class.

Liz sent the below STUCO schedule for the week.
UD cans will be picked-up by Mr. Fresonke and his crew on a daily basis at a time convenient for them. Cans and money daily results will be read on a daily basis at lunch time. Money should be turned-in to Mrs. Jenkins on a daily basis. Aamina, Zainab, and D.J need to make containers for money for each grade level. They will be providing stickers, the first day and tattoos the second day, while supplies last.

In addition to this, the Ceramic classes will have a small silent auction on Wednesday with monies collected by Friday. The Kitchen will have a soup kitchen lunch one day this week too. Our chef, Mrs. Thomas will say a few words at lunch time that day about what our kitchen does with the leftovers. From Monday to Wednesday, the S-L office will sell Japanese Drinks for $3:00. which will bring a $1.00 profit for the Food Bank per drink. I need YAC members on duty to sell them. If it is a cold day, we will sell hot chocolate for $2.00.

Monday: Fruit Day: YAC students on duty: Aamina and Zainab Shakir and D.J. Wood Other YAC students on duty at other divisions MD: Adam Hassoun, LD: Caitlin Anderson, Johnesha Hawkins, PD: Arjun Reedy
Wear any color of the rainbow. YAC will sell drinks at S-L office during A and B block, proceeds going to Food Bank

Tuesday: Meat+Veggies Day: : YAC students on duty: Aamina and Zainab Shakir and D.J. Wood Other YAC students on duty at other divisions MD: Adam Hassoun, LD: Caitlin Anderson, Johnesha Hawkins, PD: Arjun Reedy
Wear brown, green, pink, etc. YAC will sell drinks at S-L office during A and B block, proceeds going to Food Bank

Wednesday: Soup Day: YAC students on duty: Aamina and Zainab Shakir and D.J. Wood Other YAC students on duty at other divisions MD: Adam Hassoun, LD: Caitlin Anderson, Johnesha Hawkins, PD: Arjun Reedy
Wear red, brown, yellow, etc.YAC will sell drinks at S-L office during A and B block proceeds going to Food Bank

Thursday: Halloween Costume Day: : YAC students on duty: Aamina and Zainab Shakir and D.J. Wood Other YAC students on duty at other divisions MD: Adam Hassoun, LD: Caitlin Anderson, Johnesha Hawkins, PD: Arjun Reedy
Wear Halloween Costume
Pancake Breakfast in Student Center from 7:00-7:45 am
Pay in cans-5 cans or $5 all you can eat
Call this breakfast: "Cans for Cakes"
StuCo will have a Halloween themed Olympic Event this day

Friday: YAC students on duty: Aamina and Zainab Shakir and D.J. Wood Other YAC students on duty at other divisions MD: Adam Hassoun, LD: Caitlin Anderson, Johnesha Hawkins, PD: Arjun Reedy
Blue and White Spirit Day (for Homecoming), Pep Rally, last day to bring cans/money

For the themed days, people may bring the themed food, or any food. They must bring cans or money to come out of uniform. I believe we decided on at least 5 cans or $5 to come out of uniform.

StuCo needs YAC members to count the cans and money for each grade so that at the end of the week we can know which grade raised the most (total cans and money) to announce who won the week long Olympic Event.

StuCo has the grades assigned to work with the YAC members in the morning either in the student center stamping hands or dressed as cans outside the divisions. I will send out a reminder this weekend.
Freshmen reps are scheduled to work Monday
Sophomore reps are scheduled to work Tuesday
Junior reps are scheduled to work Wednesday
Senior reps are scheduled to work Thursday
Freshmen reps are scheduled to work Friday
However, on the Thursday, we might need more YAC and Gales members to help out as dressing as cans/stamping hands because StuCo members will be busy with the Pancake Breakfast.

The Canned Foods Week is a Week-Long Olympic Event. The grade with the most cans and money combined at the end of the week wins. StuCo will do its best to announce this in chapel on Thursday or Friday of this week.

Sydney is in charge of making signs and she plans to start putting them up Friday of this week, and then a lot next week, too.

Sunday, October 17, 2010


Habitat for Humanity thanks the Casady volunteers who helped paint the exterior of two houses last Saturday. (Aamina, Zainab, John, and Mrs. Clay: 8:30-2:00); clean-up a the Hope Crossings Park (Mrs. Clay, 8:30-12:00), place a lawn in a house and clean-up construction on two houses (Cecil and Mrs. Clay: 8:30-11:00)

Food Bank: Thanks the Casady Volunteers for their help in August (summer volunteers) and September: Food-4-Kids Packing(Christine, Jasmine and Mrs. Clay (8:30-4:30-2 hours at SeptemberFest); Food For Kids and Bread Packing (John and Mrs. Clay and Mrs. Clay Family: Flor, Joe, Sulan)9:00-12:00

HUNGER AWARENESSNext week is the Casady Cans Do Students Against Hunger Food Drive. Learn about the Food Bank "experientally" by volunteering this Saturday from 9:00-4:00. See Mrs. Clay if in need of transportation. Minivan will leave at 8:30 a.m. from the Student Center Parking lot. The age requirement to volunteer at the Food Bank is 8 years old. Sign-up at the Woods Community Center or e-mail Mrs. Clay at

Hunger Awareness

Oklahoma Hunger Facts: Source: Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
a. 500,000 Oklahomans will wonder where their next meal will come from today.
b. Oklahoma is the sixth hungriest state in the nation.

Who is hungry? Are they all homeless? Play the San Francisco Food Bank game "Hunger 101" and find answers.

What does the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma do?
In Fiscal Year 2010, the Regional Food Bank distributed 36.5 million pounds of food to more than 700 charitable feeding programs and elementary schools, in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties. Each week, the Food Bank provides enough food to feed more than 77,000 hungry Oklahomans – nearly half of which are children.

Friday, October 15, 2010

YAC meeting- 10/15/10

Attendees: DJ, Defne, Judy, Caitlin, Christine L, Arjun, Salman, Adam, Aamina, Rebecca, Johnesha, chandler, alizay, reshawn, Jasmine

AGENDA: Can Drive led by Aamina
We need sign ups for the can drive in approximately two weeks. Out of uniform
Can or 3 Dollars
Advertising - are we doing it or stuco?
-Chapel announcements
-Making Signs - Gales and YAC
can costume
STUCO help

Collect, give out stickers, and count cans
Have mrs clay's cell phone number
make posters
"casady canned food food drive"
[ oct 25-29]
Bring cans and/or money

Senior chairs need a lunch to write letter to shinyo en.
Bring money.
YAC SENIOR CHAIRS - need meeting

Salman presented his GREEN TEAM and 20/20 presentation
-branch of environmental club- He will have a PP presentation at chapel, October 25

Posted by your friendly neighborhood YAC yaks.

Can drive is a go, flyers will be posted everywhere. Making excitement for Can Drive. gales is helping. Use giant chalk to chalk statistics

Thursday, October 14, 2010

10 year ISAS Evaluation

After a meeting with the evaluator from ISAS, Mrs. Clay's recommendations for YAC are:
1. Help administration carve time for service days as part of the regular schedule.
2. Continue to promote and facilitate advocacy "all school projects" like pinwheels for peace. Total cost from service-learning budget for Pinwheels for Peace: $1,500 supplies and division gatherings at different divisions. Shinnyo-en provide $4,500 in t-shirts + the cost of transportation, accommodations for staff and speakers. Shinnyo-en also provided a wonderful dinner for the service clubs leaders and their sponsors: YAC, STUCO, Gales,and Art Club who made pinwheels outside of class.
3. Revise meeting agendas to motivate great YAC participation in weekly meetings

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Six YAC Meeting: Casady Cans Do: Students Against Hunger Plans

Agenda for next meeting
1. Finalize plans for Students Against Hunger Week, October 25-29th.
2. Make posters for each division.
3. Green Schools Presentation...Salman Hamid
3. Write thank you note to Shinnyo-en

Planning report for Casady Cans Do: Students Against Hunger Drive
YAC will work in collaboration with STUCO and GALES.

YAC will provide can costumes and YAC students have volunteered to be at divisions before 7:30 a.m. They will wear costumes and/or be resources to do what the division sponsors of the drive need them to do. Mrs. Clay will be at the Student Center sending STUCO volunteers to help at all divisions: Monday: Frehmen, Tuesday: Sophomores, Wednesday: Juniors, Thursday: Seniors, Friday: Freshmen. Gales meet this week but has been asked to consider making sidewalk signs with hunger statistics weather permitting and permission granted by administrators.

YAC Casady Cans Do, Students Against Hunger Drive Helpers Excused from Chapel. Must be at division before 7:30 and must be heading to class by 8:15. Noone should be late to class

UD: Aamina, Zainab, D.J.

MD: Adam

LD: Caitlin

PD: Arjun

STUCO(Sydney) and YAC(Aamina)will make signs to inspire students and faculty to donate. STUCO will promote a class competition through "out of uniform" if bringing cans or money with the following incentive and theme;

Stuco will have a pancake breakfast the last day of the drive to raise money for the Casady Cans Do Food - Students Against Hunger Food Drive. they have decided to assign colors to each out of uniform day

Subject to change still. I have been told is a "fluid idea."

Monday: Red T-shirts: Soup cans collection day.. and any other can too. Minimum $3 donation, if not bringing cans
Tuesday: Multicolor t-shirt: Rainbow day- canned fruit day. Minimum $3 donation for out of uniform
Wednesday: Brown T-shirt: Canned bean day or Minimum $3.00 donationa out of uniform
Thursday: Green t-shirt day: Vegetable canned food day or $3.00
Friday: Blue and White t-shirt day: Spirit Day, any can of food or $3.00

Stuco/YAC will be counting donations every morning at the UD and providing daily results. The prize? I was not told yet.
Every division is following their own process, but all are reporting daily totals as well as send pictures to Mrs. Waters, Marketing Director:

Sunday, October 10, 2010




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