Moody Middle’s IB site coordinator is Mrs. Colleen Cassada.
Service as Action News!
The HCPS mission statement that encompasses IB Service as Action: To extend learning beyond the classroom and into the community to promote civic responsibility through active participation in service experiences, to foster a sense of caring for others, and to develop a habit of volunteer service to those in need. Below, you will find student volunteer opportunities, which changes throughout the year.
Service as Action News! IB accepted students need to earn 20 hours of Service as Action each school year. Many organizations in the community provide information on upcoming community and service opportunities, and we publish them here on gomoody as well as on Schoology. In addition, students are always welcome to visit with Mrs. Cassada during APL to learn more about C + S and share ideas!
Opportunities for Service as Action Hours:
ChinaFest: Year of the Earth Pig! is coming up on Sat., Feb. 16, 2019. The full day volunteer time frame is from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., or the morning shift will be from 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and the afternoon shift from 12:30-5:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided, as well as service hour verification for those who need volunteer hours for school and extracurricular activities.
We will be offering two orientation sessions on Fri., Feb. 8, at 10:00-11:00 a.m. and 6:00-7:00 p.m. These will take place in Conference Room 1 on the lower level of the VMFA across from Cheek Theater. At the orientation sessions, we will provide an overview of the schedule and activities planned for the event, and volunteers can then select which ones they would like to do on Feb. 16. If someone cannot attend an orientation session, additional logistical information will be sent out to those who have signed up after the orientation date.
If you can assist with this year's ChinaFest, please e-mail email@example.com:
-Whether you will volunteer for the full day, morning, or afternoon shift on Feb. 16.
-Whether you will be able to attend the morning or evening orientation session on Feb. 8.
-If you are unable to attend one of the orientation sessions, would you prefer to be assigned to an art activity; welcoming or prize table; greeting and ushering; counting visitors; or coat checking?
We need as many volunteers as we can get for this event, so please be sure to spread the word to others whom you know who might be interested in volunteering for it. They can e-mail me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP and with their responses to the above questions. For those interested in attending the event apart from volunteering, it will be free and open to the public from 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Thank you for your consideration!
Would you like to learn gardening skills and earn volunteer hours? Then, check out Tricycle Gardens (www.tricyclegardens.org), an organization in Richmond that uses “environmentally friendly farming practices” to grow crops in urban settings that can be sold in farmers’ markets and neighborhood grocery stores. Click on the “Act” link on the website to learn about volunteer opportunities and contact them for more information. Here’s a YouTube video that tells you more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gmo2t07jYfg Tricycle Gardens has a Community Garden Day every 3rd Saturday, a good time to volunteer!
Henrico County Police Athletic League’s Youth Leadership Council (YLC) If you are over 13, consider joining the Youth Leadership Council of Henrico County’s Police Athletic League. To find out more, contact Morgan Lewis at email@example.com or Mr. Dale Alexander at Dale.Alexander@HCAhealthcare.com.
Volunteer Opportunities at the Shady Grove YMCA: If you are 13 or older and looking for a wonderful way to give back to the community, consider volunteering at the Shady Grove YMCA. Contact Ms. Jaelyn Munson, Youth and Family Program Director, at 270-3866, or you may email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will tell you about available opportunities and orientation dates.
Hands On RVA Looking for ways to help the Richmond community? Check out https://www.handsonrva.org/
Help at the Library Henrico County Public Libraries often have volunteer opportunities for middle schoolers. Check out www.hcplteenscene.org
Looking for Community + Service Ideas?
Be sure to check this website and HCPS Link for scheduled C + S events. To spark your interest and ideas, here are some of the great activities Moody Raiders have engaged in this year: writing letters to military personnel and seniors in Assisted Learning centers;
- contributing to YMCA-sponsored community events;
- creating a Pet-A-Thon or walk-a-thon to support the SPCA or other worthy charities;
- organizing a neighborhood clean-up;
- coordinating a blanket drive for the SPCA;
- collecting pop-tops for Ronald McDonald House;
- embroidering pillow cases or creating jewelry to sell for charity;
- knitting caps for cancer patients;
- organizing a Saturday tutoring program;
- participating in Buddy Ball programs;
- coaching younger players in sports;
- working with elementary school teachers;
- tutoring younger children in reading and math, and so on . . .
Think about what inspires you and talk with Mrs. Cassada about how you can share that passion with others!
Moody Raises Money to Help Children in the Philippines: On November 25th, Moody students held a movie afternoon and donated the proceeds from refreshment sales to children hurt in the recent typhoon in the Philippines. The event raised a total of $168 for the Save the Children Fund. We received the following thank you:
Hello, Mrs. Schwieder:
Thank you and your students so much for your generous donation to help the children and families that were affected by the devastating typhoon. It’s always so inspiring when kids take an active interest in helping other kids.
Thank you again for your donation!
Schools & Community Organizations
Save the Children
54 Wilton Road | Westport, CT 06880
For a list of other C + S opportunities throughout the Richmond area, check out http://www.handsonrva.org Once you go to the website, click on the Calendar to discover what’s happening and when. If you see something worthwhile, share it with Mrs. Cassada so she can get the word out about that particular event!
Download the 2018 - 2019 Service as Action log here (2018-2019 SAA Log Page 1 and 2018-2019 SAA Log Page 2).
Logs will be collected on October 16 & 17, February 5 & 6 , and May 7 & 18. Your 20-hour commitment must be fulfilled by May 8, 2019. Please read over the log carefully, because it explains when you may perform your hours, as well as what kind of service is accepted by HCPS IB.
Henrico County Public Schools Community Service Opportunities: HCPS is providing a variety of ways for students to find out about service opportunities using social media.
IB-accepted students need to earn 20 hours of Service as Action each year. Many organizations in the community provide information on upcoming community and service opportunities, and we publish them here on gomoody as well as on School Space. In addition, students are always welcome to visit with Mrs. Cassada during APL to learn more about Service as Action, as well as share their own exciting ideas!
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