Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Announcing Hogwarts Head Girls, Head Boys, Prefects and ELFS

Every year four students are chosen from each house for their outstanding leadership qualities.  They are the Head Boys, Head Girls, and Prefects.  These students are called upon to help their Heads of House and to be examples for younger students.  It is both an honor and a responsibility.  To qualify, students must have attended the program before and showed themselves to exemplify their house qualities of Hope, Peace, Love, and Faith.  They are chosen by their Heads of House. 

House ELFS (Enriching Life through Fun & Service) are Junior Staff.  They are high school students who have made a commitment to serving Hogwarts.  In our wizarding world, to be a House ELF is a high honor.  Not all who apply become ELFS.  If a student transitions to ELF, they usually stay in the house in which they were sorted unless there is great need.  They also have the opportunity to choose an ELF name.

I am pleased to announce the following students have been chosen:


Head Girl - Maggie Hastings
Head Boy - Colin Duffey
Prefect - Sam Cordova
Prefect - Michaela Cartier
ELF - Arpie (Alana Wyatt)
ELF - Raven (Robin Hyatt)


Head Girl - Jessica Clivio
Head Boy - Bannock Ewart-O'Neall
Prefect - William Hayman
Prefect - Lola King-Martellock
ELF - Sir Nugget (Aaron Bourgeois)
ELF - Fisch Sucher (Allen Vignes)


Head Girl - Helena Spofford
Head Boy - Forrest Homan
Prefect - Beth Sullivan
Prefect - Lily Peck
ELF - Faendal (Lyndon Davis)
ELF - Rebby (Rebecca Wyatt)


Head Girl - Olivia Sassetti
Head Boy - Casey Goyette
Prefect - Bryan Vignes
Prefect - Lois Divoli
ELF - Wren Featherly (Brenna Duffey)
ELF - Shoney Enola (Rebecca Gurt)
ELF - Snowdrop (Ariana Cordova)

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Support Our Social Action

Donate to Relief Kits
This summer, our social action at Hogwarts will be a hands-on project of making relief kits to send through the MCC (http://www.mcc.org/kits) to those in need throughout the world.  The students will be learning especially about Syrian refugees and viewing art made by Syrian refugee children.
It is our hope that each child will make at least one kit.  They will have an opportunity to learn how to sew the bag that the kit will be sent in (even the youngest kids). 

Could you contribute some of the following (NEW, unopened) items?  Drop them off in the box in the Bancroft room, on or before July 14.  Our students will be encouraged to bring donations as well.

School Kit Contents
School kits are MCC’s most-requested item. Notebooks and pencils become treasures to families who struggle to afford basic school supplies. School kits also are given to refugee and displaced children, helping students and teachers add some normalcy to disrupted lives. They are frequently requested after disasters. MCC sends school kits to places including Afghanistan, Jordan and Kenya.

4 spiral or perforated notebooks (8 1⁄2 x 10 1⁄2 in and 70 sheets)
8 unsharpened pencils
1 ruler(flat, flexible plastic; indicating both 30 cm and 12 in)
12 colored pencils (in packaging)
1 large pencil eraser

Hygiene Kit Contents
Hygiene kits are often presented to displaced people who do not have access to hygiene supplies. Some are given through schools or orphanages to encourage children in healthy habits. People in such countries as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea), Haiti and Bosnia and Herzegovina have received hygiene kits in the past few years.
1 adult-size toothbrush
1 squeeze-tube toothpaste (minimum 6 oz)
1 large bar bath soap
1 fingernail clipper (good quality)
1 hand towel (larger than fingertip, dark color)

Monday, June 3, 2013

YRU2 Craigville Retreat

This year, eight youth and two adults spent Memorial Day Weekend at Craigville Retreat Center on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.  Although the weather was wet, gray, and cold, there were breaks when we could enjoy volleyball, wiffle ball, and walks on the beach.  Here, in the picture below, we visited downtown Hyannis and enjoyed a walk along the seaport and did a little window shopping. When the weather was unfriendly, we enjoyed playing indoor games of “5-Second Rule” and other group activities, while warming up to a roaring fire in our living room.  Overall, we enjoyed a relaxing, fun, adventurous time together, and many of us look forward to returning next year. Special thanks to Ken Mandile for volunteering as our Advisor for the trip!