CAS: Creativity, Action, and Service -DP
C & S: Community and Service -MYP


Make "Wiki-Wednesday" a habit.Check this document every Wednesday for updated CAS and C&S Opportunities.

Spreadsheets last updated: APRIL 4, 2014
Deadline to turn in forms:9th/10th- C&S= May 15, 201412th- CAS= May 1, 2014

Volunteer Service Fair 2013Thanks to all who participated!
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This week's SERVICE SPOTLIGHT is:


THE GASTON GATORS!!!!

A BIG chance for LAST MINUTE service hours (at least 15+!!!)

Gaston Gators are once again hosting the “AMayzin Meet” on May 9th and 10th at Huntersville Family Fitness and Aquatic Center. Volunteers are needed to serve as back up timers (operate stopwatch and record swim times). Sessions begin a 4:45 on Friday evening, 8:00 am on Saturday, 12 noon on Saturday and 4:00 pm on Saturday. You may work multiple sessions on Saturday. Volunteers will need to wear comfortable shoes which may get wet.

Contact Don Scruggs at don.scruggs@duke-energy.com or 704 400-3005 for more information or to volunteer.



NEW:Learning Help Centers of Charlotte (LHCC) - 2014 Summer Enrichment Camp "Fan into Flame"
Our 2014 Summer Camp takes place from Monday, June 23 and continues weekly throughout the summer to Thursday August 14. (Volunteers are needed on the following Mondays June 23, 30, July 7, 28, August 4 and 11). We are appealing to high school students who can assist our elementary school children at one of our three apartment learning centers in south, east and north Charlotte, with our summer reading program. We just need assistance on Monday afternoon's.

Our Monday reading program is the pre-requisite for our children to attend the fun and recreational activities including soccer and creative arts on Tuesdays, field trips on Wednesday and swimming on Thursdays. Many of our young immigrant students are two or more levels behind on reading, which is why we offer this supplemental reading program throughout the summer to encourage reading, learning and writing for those whose who speak little English at home.

Simply click on http://www.lhcclt.org/get-involved/ to quickly sign-up to volunteer using our Meet the Need portal on the day(s) that best suit you and your fellow students.
For more information on volunteering or Learning Help Centers of Charlotte, please email us at info@lhcclt.org

NEW:Teen Summer Volunteers 2014
Do you have time to give and talent to share? Are you interested in helping people find good books? Do you want to get silly with kids at storytime? Are you organized and like to help behind the scenes? Would you like to meet and work with other teens who share your interests? Volunteering provides many benefits including building community relationships, networking and professional development, and the opportunity to enhance the lives of others. If you want to have a meaningful summer, apply to be a teen volunteer with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.

Selection for the 2014 Teen Summer Volunteer program is based on a combination of completeness of application, interview performance, schedule availability, grade level, and other factors. It is not based on when the application is submitted.

You must be at least 13 years old by June 11, 2014 to apply.

Please follow the link below to officially apply for the Teen Summer Volunteer Program between the dates of April 1-April 30, 2014.Applications will not be accepted after this time. We look forward to reviewing your application!
http://www.cmlibrary.org/services/services-teen.asp

NEW:Chick-fil-A® Connect Race Series of Charlotte benefiting Limbs for Life
Date: 4/26/2014

ALL volunteers are asked to check-in by 6:00 AM and volunteers will be dismissed after teardown by 11:30 AM

*The minimum age for volunteering is 15 years old. If you are under the age of 15, you may submit a special request for involvement by emailing amanda@connectevents.net, and you will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian on event day.*
Contact: Amanda Butts 706-310-6053 ext.121 amanda@connectevents.net

Go to the following link to register to volunteer and read descriptions of different volunteer opportunities: Volunteer Registration Form


NEW: Dress For Success Charlotte - Power walk event that will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Freedom Park in Charlotte from 7:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.Volunteer Sign-up


NEW:

2014 Highland Creek Elem. SpringFest


Springfest is on Saturday, May 10th from 3pm-7pm at Highland Creek Elementary. Volunteers will be working various carnival type stations. Shifts will run in two hour increments, from 3-5 and 5-7. There are also a few opportunities in the sign up for set up and tear down shifts. Only 10-15 volunteers are needed for these shifts. All volunteers will need to check in upon arrival 15 minutes prior to their shift, that gives time for you to make it to your assigned stations.
Questions? Contact Lori Wilson at 704-728-2052

To volunteer go to the SignUp Genius link: PLEASE SIGN-UP TO VOLUNTEER BY APRIL 15!!!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0844A8AE22AAFC1-2014/5376960


NEW:
ZOOTASTIC PARK OF LAKE NORMAN
VOLUNTEER
camp@zootasticpark.com

We are off exit 42 on 77. Our address is 448 Pilch Road, Troutman.


NEW:GIRLS ON THE RUN 5k: Promoting anti-bullying
Date: May 3, 2014Time: 7-10Location: Behind Blythe Elementary

Student volunteers will be needed to help run booths, direct parking, and more!
(One of the booths will be an anti-bullying theme which is what Girls on the Run promotes. Volunteers are needed to paint the girls' pinky nails blue to represent no bullying.)'
Check out the website for information and contact info to sign-up!http://gotrcharlotte5k.racesonline.com/

To volunteer contact Jessica Otto at jotto@girlsontherun.org



NEW:Huntersville Elementary is hosting a Parent's Night Out to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. They will host Parent's Night Out on the following Fridays: March 7, April 4, and May 2 and are looking for no more than 8 North Meck Students to help babysit each date!
Go to the SIGN-UP Genius to volunteer!
Huntersville Elementary Parent's Night Out Sign-Up Genius
For any questions please contact Kathy Webber at:
ktwebber1986@gmail.com

12 Good Deeds

http://twelveintwelve.org/

Do you like Math? Do you enjoy helping others? Sign-up to tutor your fellow vikings during enrichment/acceleration with Ms. Sartell for community & service hours!



The Learn Works program might be a good place for IB community service if students are looking for an ongoing opportunity. volunteers are asked to commit to at least one day a week for the school year (2 days a week is ideal, but they are grateful to have one day a week if that is what fits into a volunteer's schedule). Here is the website for the program: http://www.adajenkins.org/education/learnworks.cfm There is a link at the website to the different volunteer possibilities (which age group you want to tutor, etc.)YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 16 YEARS OLD! If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Leslie Wilson at: leslie.wilson@adajenkins.org

Hello LEARN Works Friend!
If you would like to volunteer on a regular basis this semester/session, please visit the Ada Jenkins Center website, www.adajenkins.org, to view the directory of opportunities. LEARN Works could definitely use your help in making a difference in students’ lives .
If you have any questions contact:
Leslie Wilson
LEARN Works Volunteer Program and Enrichment Coordinator
Ada Jenkins Center
212 Gamble St; PO Box 1842
Davidson, NC 28036
704-896-0471, ext 137


Musical Minds is looking for volunteers Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 3-5. Interested volunteers should contact Tim Huber. Email: thuber1@carolina.rr.com, phone 704-577-9544.
Remember….You don’t have to have any music background to volunteer in the classroom!



Amigos de la Biblioteca tutoring will take place at the North County Regional Library (16500 Holly Crest Lane Huntersville, NC 28078) on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:15 p.m.
Please contact Molly Collins at mcollins@cmslibrary.org or Irania Patterson at ipatterson@cmslibrary.org

Amigos de la Biblioteca is a tutoring program affiliated with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. Our mission is to provide tutoring aid for ESL (English as a Second Language) children. The program trains High school students to tutor elementary school children once or twice a week in a library setting. They help children with reading, writing, and general homework needs. Parents and children also have an opportunity to explore the library services and resources available.

ESL and Latino elementary school students have distinct disadvantages when it comes to doing their homework every night. Not only are they challenged with learning new materials, but they are also faced with a language barrier. Students with less developed English skills may not understand their homework-and that they cannot ask for assistance from their parents, who like their children, are learning English as a new language.

Why this is a win and win situation?
-Amigos de la Biblioteca offers high school students the opportunity to learn about a different culture, practice and /or learn Spanish, or any other language and receive community service hours for their hard work.

-ESL elementary students have the opportunity to excel in their homework, improve their reading, make a friend, practice English, and enjoy stories..

Teen Tutoring Program in which teens (grades 8-12) tutor elementary school students (K-5) in either reading/writing or math. Please see attached flyer!



Teen Advisory Council (which meets on the 1st Tuesday of every month - 5:30-7:15) and Community Service Sundays. To register for these,visit the library website and search for our library's events here:http://www.cmlibrary.org/programs/

If you would like an application for the Teen Tutoring Program, please email Molly Collins at mcollins@cmlibrary.org



Angels in Need Exceptional PeersWhat is "Exceptional Peers?''Exceptional Peers is a program three months in duration. The goal is to help foster friendships between children with special needs in the Lake Norman area and exceptional "typical" peers. These "exceptional" peers can be any age... same age as your child... a little older... or even a high school student can be paired with a younger child. Angels in Need's sole role is to match the children with an "Exceptional Peer" and play dates then take place in the home or in the community, with parental supervision.
How does it work?
Volunteers and parents of exceptional children sign up for the program. We ask that all parties involved set aside about 4 hours per month in which to participate. Once a potential match is found, a meeting is held with the volunteer, the volunteer's parent, the parent of the exceptional child and an AiN representative; procedures and policies are reviewed; a potential schedule is determined; waivers are signed and then... let the playing begin!
To read more about Angels in Need check out the following link:
http://www.angelsinneed.org/lake-norman-special-needs/exceptional-moms/peer-buddies
Sign-up at this link to volunteer with Angels in Need:
https://docs.google.com/spreadshee/viewform?formkey=dDR1NExtcWRjVGhpTUl0d2Y1RzZaTFE6MQ#gid=0


Band Community Service Opportunity
Hey North Meck students! Do you need community service hours? Do you have experience on Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, or Trombone? If so, I would love for you to join me, Mr. Robinson, at JMA during my 6th grade beginning band classes: Brass Methods and Woodwinds Methods. The classes start at 2:52 p.m. and end at 4:15 p.m. Brass meet on A Days and Woodwinds meet on B Days. That is 1 hour and 23 minutes of community service per class! We know our first 5 notes and are learning more each day. You would help with the following: helping instruct a small group of kids or do 1 on 1 help. These kids would love to see a real life high schooler come work with them!! If you are interested, please email me ASAP so I can set up which days you want to drop by. stevend.robinson@cms.k12.nc.us
• Brass Methods (ADay) 2:52-­‐4:15pm at JMA (Trumpet of trombone players needed to help teach the basics)
• Woodwinds Methods (BDay) 2:52-4:15 at JMA (Flute or Clarinet players needed to help teach the basics
• Bring your instrument so you can jam with the kids!



Camp CARE! There are plenty of volunteer needs for Camp CARE! See the link below to view a segment that was on the news this week and to get an idea of what this organization and camp are all about.
http://www.wcnc.com/on-tv/larrys-look/Larrys-Look---221476111.html
Stay tuned for contact information!!!


GenerationNation seeks student volunteers for an exciting service-learning opportunity tied to election 2013 - the Kids Voting election! Earn service hours while helping kids learn about democracy, government, the election process, and student voice!

Sites are conveniently located across the community. Captains and volunteers will be assigned on a first come first served basis. Sign up now and learn more: http://www.generationnation.org/index.php/kidsvoting/volunteers
Opportunities include service as a site captain or co-captain - great leadership opportunity that an enable you to earn the most service hours (and looks great on college apps) - or working a shift for a captain.
Contact Amy Farrell at amy@generationnation.org or 704-343-6999 with questions or for more information.


Carolina Raptor Center. A great volunteer opportunity that is perfect for C&S and CAS. They offer long term and short term volunteer activities. Please see the following PDF for more information, including who to contact!



Trees Charlotte There will be tree plantings in 2014. Take a look at the website and goals of this great organization.http://treescharlotte.org/ Contact Heike or Dave (contact info listed on the website) to volunteer! Check out the upcoming planting dates!

WOW Volunteer opportunities:
http://www.davidsonlands.org/category/worldofwonder/wow-nature-events/

To volunteer, please respond via e-mail to dlc.wow@gmail.com with WOW Student Volunteer and date in the subject line, with your name, school and any questions in the message.


Help keep score and time with the Town of Cornelius athletic leagues. Contact Ryan Wertz at (904) 892-6031 X 161 to get training and sign up. For basketball, contact Harold Voelker with the Town of Davidson. His email is hvoelker@townofdavidson.org

Check out these websites for more opportunities!Know of another website? Send it to Mrs. Townsend at megane.sage@cms.k12.nc.ushttp://www.volunteermatch.org/search?l=Charlotte%2C+NC%2C+USA
http://www.handsoncharlotte.org/
http://www.adajenkins.org/
http://www.projecthalo.net/Volunteer.aspx (Animal Shelter)

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QUESTIONS ABOUT CAS, or C&S?
Read the Guidelines and Student Manual, and the CAS Subject Guide here. Then, contact our CAS coordinator Mrs. Townsend at megane.sage@cms.k12.nc.us.

Updated (May 30, 2013): CAS Guidelines & Student Manual/Journal!




IMPORANT INFORMATON ABOUT C&S/ CAS AND REFLECTING:

Long term projects: Keep a running log form and turn in ONE reflection at the end of the month with your log form. The reflection needs to be thorough and based on the 8 Learning Outcomes. (If you do 30 hours that month you should have more than one paragraph of reflection!)

Religious and Political activities, or "free labor" DO NOT COUNT! Per I.B., you may not pass out flyers for your church, work at a business for free, use internships, babysit for free, walk your neighbor's dogs or mow their lawns, etc. for community service. UNLESS, they are truly service! For example, mowing your neighbors lawn just to get hours doesn't count, but mowing your neighbor's lawn because they broke their leg or because they are elderly does count. Babysitting for free just to get hours doesn't count but babysitting for the parent who is working 3 jobs and needs help does count. Make sure you justify why your activity is service in your reflection forms.

9th and 10th grade: Only 5 hours MAXIMUM will be accepted for school and/or club sports & only 5 hours MAXIMUM will be accepted for Creativity activities such as Science Olympiad, Chess, Speech and Debate, etc...

Turn in forms to S-8. There is a drop box on the filing cabinet!


Reflection Form for C&S 9th and 10th:
9th & 10th grade please turn in forms on the 12th of each month. Use the LOG FORM below to keep track of your hours. Make copies of your forms for your records BEFORE you turn them in! We are not responsible for lost forms and do not have the funds to copy forms for you. Thank you!

9th/10th C&S LOG Form: Try to get involved in ongoing activities. If you do a one time event, you do not need a log form! If you are involved in tutoring, for example, keep track using the log form for each time you go during the month! Start a new log form after the 12th when you turn in your log and reflection forms.





Reflection Form for CAS 11th and 12th:
11th & 12th grade students turn in ONE log form per activity EVERY 4-6 weeks (i.e. Please do not use the same log form for baseball and acting classes)


Attention 11th/12th grades: Google voice is experiencing technical difficulties! If you would like to assist in setting up a Google Voice come talk to Mrs. Townsend.
11th/12th CAS Reflection form: No matter which method you choose to reflect, keep an ongoing reflection to help you better observe and report on what you've done! Reflect on the learning outcomes and think about TOK! (ways of knowing, ethical principles related to CAS, experiential learning, etc.)




PLEASE keep track of your hours and make copies of your reflection forms for your records!

(Last updated: APRIL 4, 2014)
C&S Hours Spreadsheet for 9th:

C&S Hours Spreadsheet for 10th:



CAS Hours Spreadsheet for 11th:

CAS Hours Spreadsheet for 12th:



SUMMER C&S/ CAS ASSIGNMENTS:


Rising 9th & 10th graders may submit 10 hours of Community Service completed over the summer. These hours must be turned in by September 1, 2013. Remember that you are focusing on Community Service (giving back to the community and helping less fortunate). A total of 35 hours is required for 9th grade and 40 hours for 10th.

Rising 11th graders: Read the following letter and use the North Meck CAS guidelines link to complete your forms in preparation for CAS and your interview:



Rising 12th graders: Read the following letter and use the North Meck CAS guidelines link to complete your forms in preparation for CAS and your interview: