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:
Cultural Center of India
Happy New Year! My name is Anusha Puri and I am a graduate of the IB program at Moody. Currently, I am leading volunteer efforts for the Cultural Center of India in Virginia (CCIVA), a non-profit organization which hosts various cultural events throughout the year and partners with retirement homes and shelters within the community.
We believe that this would be a wonderful opportunity for students at Moody to get involved, not only with cultural activities but also investing in giving back to the community. Our next event is Republic Day Celebration on January 26th at CCI, from 10 am to 2 pm. We will have art competitions, dance, and food booths that would require at least 20 volunteers during that time.
If this would benefit students at Moody, they will receive volunteer hours for their time. To get started, there is a volunteer interest form that can be filled out.
We need the help, and if you need the community service hours, or if you just want to come out and join the fun, join us to volunteer at the 2019 Jerrell Steele Invitational gymnastics meet held January 4th - 6th, 2019 at the Meadow Event park in Doswell.
We are so excited and can't wait to continue to host one of the largest meets on the East Coast right here in Richmond with over 1300 women and men gymnasts. To host a meet of this size and caliber, we need lots and lots of help to run 3 full sets of gymnastics gyms. LOTS of Community Service hours for those that volunteer - so please remember to bring your forms to the meet.
Please find the signup genius below to sign up. We would really appreciate if you could please share with your siblings, families, friends and other affiliated groups to help volunteer. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com. We look forward to working with you!
Coach Doug, Coach Colleen, DAG Board
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. 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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