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


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:

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Welcome to our first ECSLIT meeting!

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


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


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.


After, Meghan and Priscilla lead an intense game of

ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS Leadership Style!



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.”


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


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

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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!


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


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


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.”

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

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


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


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


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



-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




West side!


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!

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



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

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)


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.

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