E-CSLIT Meeting #1 – October 7th, 2015

e-cslit-logo

Thank you to all who attended the first ECSLIT meeting of 2015-2016 which was held at the Catholic Education Centre (80 Sheppard Ave. E.).Over 15 schools participated in our first ECSLIT meeting and it was such a great start to our year. ECSLIT stands for the Elementary Catholic Student Leadership Impact Team. It’s where elementary student leaders from across the TCDSB  meet awesome new people, share opinions and ideas, and also learn from our inspirational monthly speakers…and of course…HAVE FUN!! 

Here is a recap on what happend:

Screen Shot 2015-10-15 at 12.36.08 PM

Welcome to our first ECSLIT meeting!

Screen Shot 2015-10-15 at 5.57.48 PM

Our new Director’s of Elementary Affairs, Meghan and Priscilla, getting the students hyped up!!!

mother-teresa-quote

We started off the night with a beautiful prayer by Mother Teresa, “Do it Anyway”

IMG_7758 

Mr. Gary Poole—Associate Director—reminded us of how important student leadership is, how important it is to strive to be the best leader, and how elementary students specifically are the core of student leadership.

IMG_3687

After, Meghan and Priscilla lead an intense game of

ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS Leadership Style!

IMG_2285

IMG_2283

Michael Consul spoke to us about the virtue of the month of October—gratitude. His speech taught us the key to happiness is “an attitude of gratitude.”

IMG_2287

Our musically talented and inspirational guest speakers for the night were Tanika Rielly and Matthew Jones 

  IMG_0598

Tanika, aka “Insight” from the Por Amor organization taught us how to make a better world for tomorrow through peace, love, positivity and unity. She inspired us to “manifest our gifts” and helped us realize our inner potential to change the world someday.

“One person has the potential to change the world. If we all took that responsibility, then we can make a change.” – Tanika Reilly

Screen Shot 2015-10-16 at 2.59.08 PM

Matthew, aka Testament ,spread an important message about P.E.A.C.E (People Everywhere Actually Coexisting Equally). He made an impressive freestyle rap on the spot, incorporating the virtue of gratitude, attitude, Blue Jays (#ComeTogether) and bananas!

IMG_2289

Our guest speakers also invited two student leaders up to the stage to freestyle rap on the spot!!!!

giphy

!!!!!!!!PIZZA TIME!!!!!!!

IMG_0607

While eating pizza, schools were challenged to build the tallest tower with only a piece of chart paper, a piece of tape, a cup and three straws. Everyone was very creative in using their equipment to make their towers, or as some people called theirs “The leaning Tower of Pizza.”

St.Kateri
St.Kateri
Comment down below If this is your school (:
Comment down below
If this is your school (:
Comment down below If this is your school (:
Comment down below
If this is your school (:
Comment down below If this is your school (:
Comment down below
If this is your school (:

IMG_6645

    Shout out to Our Lady of Fatima for building the tallest structure and winning the challenge!

Screen Shot 2015-10-16 at 12.33.47 PM

The loudest part of our night…..TEACHER CHALLENGE!!!!!!

IMG_0611

Challenge 1: BLOW THIS

– 2 teachers

– each teacher takes turns filling up their balloon with air and using the air to blow plastic cups off the table

– first team to drop all plastic cups on the floor wins

WINNER: East Side with 1 point

IMG_2304

Challenge 2: STACK’EM

-1 teacher

-teacher holds a stack of 30 white cups with one red cup at the top

-they must move each white cup (individually) back to the top without putting cups on the table

-first teacher to get red cup back to the top wins

WINNER: East Side with 1 point

IMG_2318

Challenge 3: YANK THAT!!

-2 teachers

-1 teacher is stacker and 1 teacher is the yanker

-stacker: stacks 5 cups with pieces of paper between the cups

-yanker: yanks paper from between the cups in order to stack 5 cups together

-if yanker drops cups, stacker must stack cups and paper again

-first to stack all 5 cups together wins

WINNER: West Side with 2 points

IMG_2325

TIE BREAKER Challenge 4: THE TOWER

-1 teacher

-GOAL: make tower of cups with plates in this order:

1 cup (at bottom) + plate + 2 cups + plate + 3 cups + plate + 4 cups + plate + 5 cups

AND THE WINNER IS

……(DRUM ROLL PLEASE)………

tumblr_nd35neloJ71rqfhi2o1_500

West side!

IMG_3728

Another BIG thank you to the leaders who participated in our first ECSLIT meeting of the year, and an ever bigger thank you to the awesome teachers who brought their students leaders to ECSLIT!

Priscilla, Mike, The Student Elementary Committee and I are super excited for the FUN packed year we have for everyone!

IMG_3718
CSLIT’s Director’s of Elementary Affairs Left: Meghan Lyz Right: Priscilla Daniel

REMINDERS!:

NEXT FACE TO FACE MEETING

Next Face meeting (to be announced) It will happen the week of November 1 – November 7

  1. East location: Blessed Mother Teresa
  2. West location: Father John Redmond

TO DO LIST
1. Gratitude rocks (keep 1, give 1)
2. Post a comment down below! Tell us what did you like & what did you learn?
3. Watch this video & comment

Watch video and tell us below:

A: Why does Toronto need ball pits?

B: As leaders, how can you make your school a more inviting safe place for ALL students to feel welcomed?

ONLINE MEETING (Thursday, October 22)

MONTHLY CHALLENGE!

Click here for details (:

9 thoughts on “E-CSLIT Meeting #1 – October 7th, 2015

  1. I liked it how people were very friendly there and Also the pizza was delicious so thank you for that! 😀

    I learned a lot of things and the one That stood out to me the most was that Gratitude comes before Happiness.

  2. It was awesome the people were very nice and we learned a lot of stuff like the secret of happiness-attitude of gratitude

  3. I liked how we were able to go out of our comfort zone.
    I learned that in order to have a happy life you must have an attitude of gratitude!

  4. The experience was inspiring. We learned important facts about gratitude. The workshop made us think about the influence we can have in our school as leaders. Everything worked out when we worked together. The games were really entertaining and fun and helped us develop leadership skills. We learned a lot from the presentations at the beginning.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s