November 7th, 2013 + Challenge (Straw Tower)

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November 7th was an exciting day for elementary student leaders and teachers because it was the second E-CSLIT meeting of the 2013-2014 school year! The Catholic Teacher Centre was packed with 37 elementary schools composed of 201 amazing students and 64 fabulous teacher.

Here is a summary of what happened.

Elementary student leaders waiting patiently for the meeting to begin.
Elementary student leaders waiting patiently for the meeting to begin.
Tanika and Tesmond make a speical guest appearance to E-CSLIT!
Before the meeting officially begins, Tanika Riley from Por Amor (aka Insight) and Matthew Jones (aka Testament) from P.E.A.C.E. make a special guest appearance!
Tanika and Tesmod get two volunteers to rap with them.
Tanika and Testament find volunteers to rap with them. Here is our first volunteer! (Tell us who you are by writing a comment below)
Check it out! Here's a volunteer showing off their rapping skills!
Check it out! Here’s another volunteer showing off their rapping skills! (Tell us who you are by writing a comment below)
Another volunteer impressing everyone with their rhymes!
Another volunteer impressing everyone with their rhymes! (Tell us who you are by writing a comment below)
It's 4:30 p.m. and you know what that means! The E-CSLIT meeting officially begins. Our E-CSLIT Chair, Marivic, welcomes everyone.
It’s 4:30 p.m. and you know what that means! The E-CSLIT meeting officially begins. Our E-CSLIT Chair, Marivic, welcomes everyone.
Susan teaching everyone an amazing song called, Hope In Christ.
Susan Hookong-Taylor from the Catholic Teachers Centre, teaches everyone an amazing song called, Hope In Christ.
One of E-CSLIT's guest for the evening was Susan Hookong-Taylor, who led us in prayer.
Susan also leads us in prayer.  Shout-outs to superintendent Geoff Grant, Father Obinna (CTC), Rob Gallo (Religion Resource) for dropping by!
November's virtue of the month is Peace. Michael Consul gives his speech about the virtue! :)
November’s virtue of the month is Peace. Michael Consul gives his speech about the virtue! 🙂

Check out his speech by clicking this LINK.  (All pictures and Powerpoint included)

Our guest speaker, Leisha Zamecnik, from Spreading Compassion, explains how important our actions are.
Our guest speaker, Leisha Zamecnik, from Spreading Compassion, explains how important our actions are.
Leisha explains that there is a choice of "doing nothing" or "taking positive actions." Which option would you choose?
Leisha explains that there is a choice of “doing nothing” or “taking positive actions.” Which option would you choose?
Students play the game Leisha has set up for them.
Students play the game focusing on positive actions
Students playing a game that Leisha has set up for them! Let's go St. Maria Goretti!
Let’s go St. Maria Goretti!
The students working hard! Way to go! (Let us know what school you're from)
The students are working hard! Way to go! (Let us know what school you’re from)
Ms. Ann Andrachuck, the Chair of the Board welcomes all the elementary student leaders and teachers. She shares a few words on leadership! :)
Ms. Ann Andrachuck, the Chair of the Board, welcomes all the elementary student leaders and teachers. She shares a few words on leadership! 🙂
Milky way and Snickers say hello to everyone and explains that everyone receives a wristband.
Milky way and Snickers say hello to everyone and explains that everyone receives a Faith, Hope, and Charity wristband or pen. Each school also received a CD with the songs “Faith, Hope and Charity” and “Hope in Christ”
The rush for pizza! Who doesn't love pizza?
The rush for pizza! Who doesn’t love pizza?
Check it out! It's the E-CSLIT team. From left to right it's: April, Snickers and Milky Way. :)
Check it out! It’s the E-CSLIT team. From left to right it’s: April, Snickers and Milky Way. 🙂
Marivic posing with some of the amazing leaders. (Let us know what school you're from)
Marivic posing with some of the amazing leaders. (Let us know what school you’re from, write a comment below)
It's a party in the the students' tummy!!!
It’s a party in the the students’ tummy!!!  (Let us know what school you’re from, write a comment below).
Check out this school's tower and them enjoying the pizza! (Let us know where you are from)
Check out this school’s tower and them enjoying the pizza! (Let us know where you are from)
Say Cheese! :)  (Let us know what school you're from)
Say Cheese! 🙂 (Let us know what school you’re from)
The Challenge: To build a straw tower using tape that will be able to hold a a large amount of pennies!
The Challenge: To build a straw tower using 2 feet of masking tape that will be able to hold the most weight in!
Mike and Marivic smiling for the camera with these awesome people! (Let us know what school you are from)
Mike and Marivic smiling for the camera with these awesome people! (Let us know what school you are from)
Milky Way and the leaders posing with their tower!
Milky Way and the leaders posing with their tower! (Let us know what school you are from)
Check out St. Martin De Porres' tower!
Check out St. Martin De Porres’ tower!
Check out this tower!
Check out this beautifully constructed tower!  This school adhered to all the rules 🙂
Look at the smile! :)
Michael Consul smiling ear to ear – E-CSLIT makes him soooooo happy 🙂
Snickers and the students smiling for the camera :)
Snickers and the students smiling for the camera 🙂  Hey, where did you get that P.E.A.C.E. shirt? Let us know by writing a comment below
Brian Meli sharing his best teacher practice!
Mr. Brian Meli from Immaculate Conception shares his best teacher practice emphasizing why we should Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle
Brian Meli shows the students the garbage he picked up!
Brian Meli shows the students the garbage he picked up! By the reaction of the students in the front row, it kinda stinks 🙂
Before the meeting comes to an end, everyone watches the "What does the Fox say? Remix."
Before the meeting comes to an end, everyone watches the “What does the Fox say? Remix.”

Student Leadership “The Fox” Remix

Congratulations to the winners of the Social Media Challenge! Marivic smiles with St. Conrad, the second place winner. :) They received ($300?)
Congratulations to the winners of the Social Media Challenge! Marivic smiles with St. Conrad, our second place winner 🙂 They received ($300?)

It’s 6:30 and the E-CSLIT meeting comes to an end 😦

Congratulations to St. Ursula and St. Barbara who won 3rd place for the social media challenge. They will be receiving tickets to attend the Angel Foundation Christmas Gala on November 15th. The Second place winner is St. Conrad who won $300. Last but not least, our 1st place winner is St. John the Evangelist who won $500! 🙂

The meeting was a huge success and thank you to everyone who came!

Be sure to join our next….

  • Next online meeting on: Thursday, November 21st, 2013 
    • Special Guest (Melissa Grelo – CP24 and CTV’s The Social)
  • Next face to face meeting on: Thursday, December 5th, 2013


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Thanks for an amazing first meeting student leaders and teachers.

Here are the rules for your November E-CSLIT Face-to-Face Challenge:

Straw Tower

The Challenge
Create a tower that can hold up a plastic cup only using the items below.

Items to be used / Specifications

  • 25 Straws
    • regular drinking straws (not extra wide bubble tea straws)
    • all 25 must be used
    • straws can be cut if desired
  • Masking tape
    • 1-2″ thick masking tape only
    • 2 feet of masking tape max (not a whole roll)
  • Red Plastic Cup
    • Coins will be placed in the cup so make the opening accessible
    • Bottom of cup must be at least 12″ off the ground
tape
Use these type of straws
Red cup
Make sure red plastic cup is held by tower and is at least 12″ off the ground

Goal
The school who’s tower can hold the most weight in pennies, WINS!

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

Got questions: Leave a comment below

Bring your straw towers to our Thursday, November 7 meeting.

 

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