Tuesday, December 12, 2017

December 12 meeting

Santa Sammy by Hannan H.'19


Attendance and Minutes by Miss Smith

Freshmen : Abbey K., Tina N., Isabela P.,
Ava R., Grace U., Lauren W.
Juniors: Sahanya B. Katherine S.
Seniors: Mariam and Safra S.


Minutes:

Holiday YAC Activities:Stockings for Our Spot, Blood Drive, Hope for the Holidays ICS, Boys and Girls Club Visit

Mariam and Safra did a basic summary of what is going on this week and what is coming up after break.

Hope for Holiday Drive - Katherine asked for more volunteers and pictures for Mr. Foster's project

Blood Drive - tomorrow, make sure it is in the campus announcements.  UPDATE:  Mrs. Clay sent Coach T. a chapel announcement.

After the Holidays YAC Activities

MLK Day - YAC tradition to all go to the food bank.  We are scheduled to go to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma from 1:30-3:00.  Mrs. Cherylynn O'melia will supervise UD and MD volunteers.  

President Service Award - Encourage classmates to report hours for this.  Due at the end of February.  Awards are ordered at the end of February and they are delivered during National Volunteer Week at Chapel in April.

New Facebook Page for Casady Service Learning - Ms. Smith explained how it will function and invited YAC to put social media chair as admins on the page so as to merge the YAC accounts into the new page and add new content when necessary.https://www.washington.edu/wholeu/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/happiness-feature.jpeg



Happy Holidays 

Sunday, December 10, 2017

YAC makes a difference during the holidays: Stockings for Our Spot, Hope for the Holidays Drive for ICS

And the Spirit of the holidays is alive and well at Harper Wing
YAC members started cutting the Xmas Stockings for the Head Start Program "Our Spot"  There will be 50 happy kids with art supplies and special stockings for the holidays.
Thank Art Club for including YAC in this Cyclone Holiday Tradition


Art Club and YAC members finishing up stockings for "Our Spot" Head Start Children








OUR SPOT HEAD START is a licensed Child Care Center that serves children ages 3 years, 4 years, and 5 years old.  It is located at 1532 W HEFNER RD.  The fifty 2017 Art Club Stockings will be delivered to the children on Tuesday, December 12th at 3:00 PM.  


Mrs. Seitter and Mrs. Pardue, Art Club sponsors, and YAC sponsor,  Miss Sarah Smith (substitute teacher for Mrs. Clay), are helping the UD Cyclones make and deliver the "art supplies, homemade stockings" for the 3 and 4-year olds who attend the afternoon session.  Mrs. Telemico, Our Spot Director (Our Spot <ourspoths@coxinet.net>), stated that the afternoon session only has 47 children as some have moved away.  The range of ages in the afternoon classes are 3 and 4-year olds.

Stockings will be delivered at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, December 12th by available Art Club, YAC members and sponsors.



YAC Project Leader speaks at Chapel with 4th Grade Project leaders
ICS Hope for the Holidays Project Leaders Speak at UD and LD Chapels

My name is Katherine Schoeffler, and I’m a junior at Casady this year. I’m here to talk to you all about the Infant Crisis Services Hope for the Holidays Donation Drive like last year, and I’d like to start us off with a quote that I use with the lower division.

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“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It's not.”


This quote is from Dr. Seuss in the book, The Lorax. Now, I absolutely love this quote because it explains the way that change starts with you.

Infant Crisis Services gives food, formula, clothes, diapers, and many other necessities to children in need. During their visit, each child is provided with a week’s worth of these items. This gives them such an amazing holiday, free from worries that young children should never have to face.




Last year, combined with Lower and Primary division, it took more than three cars to send all of the donations to Infant Crisis Services, which is why I’m so excited to share this project with you all. Three cars. That’s amazing.

Another example! There was one incredible student in the Primary Division that used all of her piggy bank money from a lemonade stand last summer to buy three boxes of diapers for babies who needed them. And another student in the high school! She donated nearly all of her stuffed animals that she no longer needed to the cause. These people are just like you. They have truly pure and giving and generous hearts, just like you.


The holidays are an exciting time for everyone. I would love to get everyone to use their holiday spirit to donate items and give babies and toddlers the amazing, worry-free holidays they deserve. This drive is so important to me because 1 in 4 babies goes hungry each night, but we can help them by donating items and volunteering.
Here’s a wishlist provided by ICS. This gives the children such an amazing holiday, free from worries that young children should never have to face, and everyone deserves a wonderful holiday season.
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If you can, please bring to the Giving Tree at the Student Center:
Diapers
New or gently used toys
Baby bottles,
Sippy cups
Blankets,
Gently used childrens clothing
Monetary donations
The drive will take place December 11-15, which is next week, in the mornings and I just want you to know that I’m so excited to introduce you all to this drive, so just thank you all so much in advance for helping a child in need to have a happy holiday.



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UD HFHD Details
 The Hope for the Holidays Drive UD chapel speech by Katherine and the fourth grade speakers started the drie at tje UD division.  The speech took place on Wednesday, December 6.  The ICS Baby Mobile will pick-up the UD donations on December 14th after they pick up the PD donations at 10:00 am. As the drive continues until the 15th, Katherine will take last minute donations to ICS at the end of the day of December 15th.

UD Hope for the Holidays Drive volunteers early morning shift is from 7:15-7:55  No chapel should be missed!

Monday: December 11: Katherine, Ellie, Hannah
Tuesday, December 12: Katherine, Ellie, Hannah
Wednesday, December 13: Katherine, Ellie, Hannah
Thursday, December 14: Katherine, Ellie, Hannah
The ICS Baby Mobile will pick up donations from the PD and the UD at a time TBA by Katherine
Friday, December 15: Katherine, Ellie, Hannah

ICS Hope for the Holidays Drive in LD and PD


Santa Sammy by Hannah H.'19


The fourth graders made posters and gave a LD chapel speech accompanied by YAC Vice-President Katherine S.'19.  The drive began Friday, December 1st and will end on December 12th.  On December 13th, selected 4th graders will deliver the donations to Infant Crisis Services with Mrs. France and Mrs. Freeland. Special thanks to Mrs. Freeland for helping pack the donations and to our staff for transporting the donations boxes from the tree to the caravan of cars that will deliver the LD kindness. generosity, and compassion to ICS.



 



UD volunteers at the LD report to duty at 7:15 and stay until 7:55.  No one is excused from attending chapel
Friday, December 1:  Mrs. Clay
Monday, December 4:  Mrs. Clay
Tuesday, December 5: Mrs. Clay
Wednesday, December 6: Katherine S. 
Thursday, December 7: Volunteers Needed
Friday, December 8: Isabela P. and Ava R.
Monday: December 11: Volunteers Needed
Tuesday, December 12: Claire R.
Wednesday, December 13: Volunteers Needed.  
4th graders will transport donations in cars driven by Mrs. France and Mrs. Freeland.  Loading will start at 10:30 and leave for ICS at 11:10 

The Primary Division also started the ICS Hope for the Holidays Drive on December 1.  The ICS Baby Mobile will pick-up the PD and UD donations on December 14th. High School students volunteer on a daily basis to remind the little donors to bring needed items for Oklahoma infants and toddlers in need.


  


UD volunteers at the PD report to duty at 7:30 and stay until 8:15  
Volunteers are excused from UD Chapel to help PD donors and teachers

Friday, December 1:  Sahanya B. and Anna B.
Monday, December 4:  Sharun P. and Malavika R.
Tuesday, December 5: Volunteers Needed
Wednesday, December 6: Sharun P. 
Thursday, December 7: Volunteers Needed
Friday, December 8: Volunteers Needed
Monday: December 11: Sharun P. and Malavika R.
Tuesday, December 12: Volunteers Needed
Wednesday, December 13: Sharun P. and Malavika R.
Thursday, December 14: Volunteers Needed
The ICS Baby Mobile will pick up donations from the PD at 10:00 am on Thursday, December 14,2017.

Friday, December 1, 2017

December 5th meeting

Agenda
Attended:
Seniors: Mariam and Safra
Juniors: Sahanya, EG, Hannah H., Claire R. Catherine S.
Sophomores:  Saadia
Freshmen: Katherine H., Gabriella K., Tina N., Isabela P., Ava R., Grace U., Lauren W.
Adults:  Mrs. Seitter, Mrs. Pardue, Mrs. Clay
Minutes by Mrs. Clay

Activity:  Cut Xmas Stockings to help art club make and decorate 50 stocking for Our Spot Head Start.  Mrs. Seitter and Mrs. Pardue provided the stocking material.  Safra and Mariam are members of both clubs and approved this item of the agenda.  Mrs. Clay and Mrs. Seitter explained that the clubs have joined hands in the past to provide stockings filled with art supplies for children of a chosen school to have an art activity to do during the holiday break.

1.  Blood Drive and ICS Hope for the Holidays updates
Blood Drive speaker was Mrs. HannahLu Watson.  Sign-up at main office. Claire Richardson will work with Miss Smith to host the drive on December 13th from 7:30-12:30.  The goal is to have 30+ donnors

Volunteers needed for ICS Hope for the Holidays in the LD (no excuse from chapel) and PD (excused from chapel)  Just remind the kids to bring donations.A few signed up, but more volunteers needed still. Katherine and the fourth graders, leaders of this project, will speak at Chapel tomorrow.


2.  Sign-up to volunteer at Boys and Girls Club with Sahanya on 12/8/2017 from 4:30-6:00. Sahanya made a sign-up sheet, but at the end of the meeting, no one had signed up.  Sahanya has candy canes to take.  She solved the problem of transportation for younger students by asking people who can drive siblings only.  UPDATE 12/10/2017:  Sahanya stated, 'Payton Bell, Meg Bohanon, and I went for two hours and played games and gave out candy canes! Thank you!"


ON PARKING LOT
4. Merideth Well "Wells, Meredith" <meredith.blecha@okstate.edu>  Music Project.  Ms. Wells had to postpone her visit.  Ms. Wells wishes to have help on a Cinco de Mayo 5k to fundraise for musical instruments and internet instruction for kids in Haiti.  Mr. Moore is already on board and is helping refurbish some musical instrument  Aurian K. will be the lead youth facilitator of this project.

5.. Items from the floor
- I am Poem;  Two people provided poems.  UPDATE: Mrs. Clay will try to attend an I AM workshop at Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill, Mass

Agenda items for next meeting
Activity:  Finish Stockings.  They will be delivered at the end of the day on 12/12/2017
1. YAC Welcomes Miss Sarah Smith, Mrs. Clay's substitute
2. Blood Drive 2017 final details
3. ICS Hope for the Holidays ends Wednesday at LD, Thrusday at PD and Friday at UD
Santa Sammy by Hannah H.'19





Thanks for the memories of 2017

Made with Padlet
Santa Sammy by Hannah H.'19


The fourth graders made posters and gave a LD chapel speech accompanied by YAC Vice-President Katherine S.'19.  The drive began Friday, December 1st and will end on December 12th.  On December 13th, selected 4th graders will deliver the donations to Infant Crisis Services with Mrs. France and Mrs. Freeland. Special thanks to Mrs. Freeland for helping pack the donations and to our staff for transporting the donations boxes from the tree to the caravan of cars that will deliver the LD kindness. generosity, and compassion to ICS.



 

UD volunteers at the LD report to duty at 7:15 and stay until 7:55.  No one is excused from attending chapel
Friday, December 1:  Mrs. Clay
Monday, December 4:  Mrs. Clay
Tuesday, December 5: Mrs. Clay
Wednesday, December 6: Katherine S. and Miss Smith
Thursday, December 7: Volunteers Needed
Friday, December 8: Volunteers Needed
Monday: December 11: Volunteers Needed
Tuesday, December 12: Volunteers Needed
Wednesday, December 13: Volunteers Needed.  
4th graders will transport donations in cars driven by Mrs. France and Mrs. Freeland.  Loading will start at 10:30 and leave for ICS at 11:10 
The Primary Division also started the ICS Hope for the Holidays Drive on December 1.  The ICS Baby Mobile will pick-up the PD and UD donations on December 14th. High School students volunteer on a daily basis to remind the little donors to bring needed items for Oklahoma infants and toddlers in need.


  
UD volunteers at the PD report to duty at 7:30 and stay until 8:15  
Volunteers are excused from UD Chapel to help PD donors and teachers

Friday, December 1:  Sahanya B. and Anna B.
Monday, December 4:  Sharun P. and Malavika R.
Tuesday, December 5: Volunteers Needed
Wednesday, December 6: Sharun P. and Malavika
Thursday, December 7: Volunteers Needed
Friday, December 8: Volunteers Needed
Monday: December 11: Sharun P. and Malavika R.
Tuesday, December 12: Volunteers Needed
Wednesday, December 13: Sharun P. and Malavika R.
Thursday, December 14: Volunteers Needed
The ICS Baby Mobile will pick up donations from the PD and the UD at a time TBA by Katherine

The Upper Division Hope for the Holidays Drive 2017 is from December 11th-December 15.  The drive will start the ICS Hope for the Holidays Drive with an UD chapel speech by Katherine and the fourth grade speakers on behalf of the drive.  The speech will take place on Wednesday, December 6.  The ICS Baby Mobile will pick-up the UD donations on December 14th. 


UD Hope for the Holidays Drive volunteers early morning shift is from 7:15-7:55  No chapel should be missed!

Monday: December 11: Katherine, Ellie, Hannah
Tuesday, December 12: Katherine, Ellie, Hannah
Wednesday, December 13: Katherine, Ellie, Hannah
Thursday, December 14: Katherine, Ellie, Hannah
The ICS Baby Mobile will pick up donations from the PD and the UD at a time TBA by Katherine
Friday, December 15: Katherine, Ellie, Hannah


YAC at work for Hope and Life during the Holidays

Santa Sammy by YAC
Social Media Coordinator
Hannah Hameed'19

Hope for the Holidays: Infant Crisis Services

Casady Volunteers
Katherine Schoeffler, junior
Fourth Graders



This year's drive for infant items will kick off Dec. 1 and continue through Dec. 12 in Lower Division and Dec. 13 in Primary Division. The Upper Division joins the drive on Dec. 11-Dec. 15.

Please help us spread holiday cheer to children in need. 









Donations are welcome from anyone in the Casady Community and can be dropped off in the mornings during carpool to be placed under the Christmas trees by the front offices at the Lower Division and Primary Division and at the Gaylord Student Center in the Upper Division:
  • Diapers
  • New or gently used toys
  • Baby bottles, sippy cups
  • Gently used children’s clothing (sizes preemie-4T)
  • Blankets
  • Winter coats
  • Monetary donation


Katherine S, who heads up Casady's drive to support ICS, has been a member of the Teen Board and has volunteered at ICS in the summers since she was 13. In 2015, she led the drive in the Primary and Lower Divisions, and last year the Upper Division joined the drive. Katherine is assisted by the fourth grade class, the entire Lower Division and the Primary Division. The fourth graders started the project a few years ago.

The Upper Division YAC will be collecting donations the week of December 11th-15th  to help the 4th graders make a difference in the lives of infants and toddlers in need in Oklahoma.

Inline image 1Babies in Oklahoma live in poverty, putting them at a moderate to high risk for developmental delay.  Early childhood nutrition is an integral part of our community’s health and future. When our babies and toddlers are able to get the food they need to grow big and strong, we all win.  


Infant Crisis Services provides life-sustaining formula, food and diapers to babies and toddlers in times of crisis…Because no baby should go hungry.






Please contact, YAC Vice-President, Katherine at katherineschoeffler@casady.org or any of the fourth graders for more details.

Blood Drive to Benefit Oklahoma Blood Institute

YAC Blood Drive 2017 Project Chairs
Claire Richardson, junior
Christopher Goodall, senior
Ellison Guzzy, junior
Dear Families,
On Wednesday, Dec. 13, the Casady Upper Division YAC (Youth Active in the Community) is hosting our annual Blood Drive! While we encourage each other who are 16 and older to donate, this drive is not limited to just students. You are invited to DONATE, too.
We learned several things from the Oklahoma Blood Institute:
  • The Oklahoma Blood Institute is the sole provider of blood in Oklahoma.
  • They need 1200 units of blood each day to meet the demand.
  • Each unit donated benefits 3 people - from infants to geriatrics.
  • There is no artificial substitute for blood; it must come from us.
We know that we have several Casady families whose lives have been changed for the better because of the gift of blood. We hope that you will be able to join us on Wednesday, Dec. 13 in the Casady Wing, from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The Sign-up Sheet to reserve your spot and Blood Institute Permissions Slips are available at the UD Administration Office.
  • Bring completed permission slip and a picture ID to the Wing.
  • Eat a good breakfast and hydrate before you donate!
  • The gift of life is the perfect gift to give!
Gratefully,
Malavika Rajaram, sophomore
YAC Secretary

Please Note: Parents and those over 16 may sign up to donate blood, but walk-ins are welcome. Requirements include those 16 or 17 must weigh at least 125 lbs, and those over 18 must weigh at least 110 lbs. Permission slips for all students and ID's for all donors are required. Please join the Casady Community for a successful blood drive to support the Oklahoma Blood Institute.



Tuesday, November 28, 2017

11/28/2017 agenda Casady Blood Drive 2017, ICS Hope for the Holidays Drive

Agenda
1:10 Harper

22 members attended.  New sign-in sheet.

Seniors: Mariam and Safra
Juniors: Sahanya, Anna, Hannah H., Claire R., Katherine S.
Sophomores:  Ahmed, Saadia, Reese
Freshmen:  Katherine H., Graeme J., Abbey K., Isabela P., Ava R., Cate R., Grace U., Lauren W., Cam W.
Adults
Mrs Clay, Mr. David Crawford:  Information about Blood Drive 2017 and Mrs. Watson: Blood Drive Speaker on 12/5.

Minutes by Anna B.
 ***Dates from ICS primary and Lower Division drive changed to 12/1
Sign up at Harper if you wish to volunteer. Contact Katherine S. for details
Upper Division ICS Drive will be December 11-15
Help decorate the Xmas Tree at the Gaylord Student Center today or tomorrow before lunch.  Unused Xmas ornaments will be donated to Stanley Hupfeld Academy's Santa Store.

-Mrs. Clay's  Xmas Present:  
Write your "I AM From" Poem following the format below this weekend and send it to Mrs. Clay via email (clayc@casady.org) Poems will be shared with Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Clay Substitute teacher.
  The link contains examples of poems written by Youth LEAD OKC youth and adults including Mrs. Clay's https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OQPicY6fCVdUGFREHJH5hOVtwf23QBRvZk-1Nz2VPIc/edit?usp=sharing.



Where I am From
*Youth LEAD and Casady Service-Learning YAC  does not own or claim any right to this template.


I am from____________________________________________________,
(ordinary item that characterizes you)
from___________________________________________________
(your favorite product name)
and_______________________________________________________.
(some item that you hold precious)


I am from______________________________________________________________
(description of where you want to live)
______________________________________________________________________.
(three adjectives that define it)
I am from the __________________________________________________________
(natural item, such as a flower)
_______________________________________________________________________.
(the importance of that item)


I am from ______________________________________________________________
(family tradition)
and ___________________________________________________________________.,
(family trait)
from ______________________________________ and ____________________________
(names of two family members)


and ______________________________________________________________________..
(another family name)


I am from the _______________________________________________________________
(description of family tendency)
and_______________________________________________________________________.
(another tendency)
From______________________________________________________________________
(something you were constantly told as a child)
and _______________________________________________________________________.
(another thing you were told)


I am from _________________________________________________________________.
(representation of religion or culture or lack of it)


_________________________________________________________________________
(Description of what that religion, culture or non-culture means to you)


I'm from______________________________________________________________________,
(place of birth and family ancestry)
_____________________________________________________________________________.
(two food items representing your family)


From the________________________________________________________________________,
(specific family story about a specific person and detail)
the ______________________________________________________________________________,
(another detail)
and _______________________________________________________________________________.
(a detail about a family member)


I am from ________________________________________________________________________.

(a dream you have)


- Mrs. Clay substitute visiting 11/28 at 3:30 pm.  Her name is Sarah Smith. She will be the S-L Director during Mrs Clay "Family Leave" from December 6th to the end of March 2018.
 Miss Smith's RESUME

- Bring gently used donations to Harper or to Sharun P.  for Positive Directions Santa's Store @ Stanley Hupfeld Academy.  Mrs. Clay will take donations from Mrs. Susan Peck to Stanley Hupfeld tomorrow.

- Fridays, 4:15-5:15 or 6:00 at Boys and Girls Club;  Contact YAC VP, Sahanya B. if interested.  There is a sign-up sheet at Harper

- Blood drive: Sign-up and permissions at main office.  Mr. Crawford gave details of the drive.  Mrs. Hannah Lu Watson- Bennett's grandmother- provided some food for thought.  Mrs. Watson will have the drive facilitators (Claire R., Chris G., and Ellie G) to write the letter for marketing to send to the Casady Family.
Fliers were updated by Sharun P., after school.  TV Screens already have reminders. 





Blood Drive 2017 PP HERE

Wednesday, December 13, 7:30 am -12:30 pm @ Woolsey Wing
Claire Richardson'19, Christopher Goodall'18, and Ellison Guzzy'19 Blood Drive 2017 Chairs
Sign up and permissions at the main office 
16 year olds MUST bring a signed permission slip and a photo ID to donate