Camp North Shore
Since all of the sixth graders are settled into middle school and have Greenkill coming up, we figured that they should have the chance to celebrate! On October 23 from 7-9pm, the sixth graders are invited to come have some fun in the NSMS cafeteria! There is an entry fee of $10 and each person will receive three tickets. All proceeds will be used to cover the costs of the dance, and we will be making a donation to UNICEF. There will be a DJ, games, food, s'mores, different kinds of fundraisers and much more!! Please wear North Shore apparel or any other camping/outdoors gear you may have. It will be a great night!
The Sixth Grade Student Board has been working very hard to organize the entire sixth grade social. The board is a group of sixth graders who give up their lunch and recess time to help make our school a better place. Ms. Abel is the advisor of the Sixth Grade Board, and she is very involved in making sure all students are learning and having fun at the same time! The sixth grade board is a branch of the Student Government. The Student Government includes the sixth, seventh and eighth grade boards, social studies class representatives and elected officials (they have not been elected yet). The Student Government has the same focus as the Sixth Grade Board but is hoping to not only focus on making our school a better place but also on our community and even our world.
UNICEF is an organization run by the United Nations. They help save many children all over the world every day. Right now one of the main things UNICEF is working on is giving resources to children and families that have lost their homes and much more in the Nepal Earthquake. Nearly 1.7 million children are in need of aid.
Other ways that UNICEF helps children and families all over the world is with child survival, emergency relief and earthquake relief. The UNICEF Foundation works in over 190 countries and territories around the world. They save and protect children by providing them with health care, immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education and much more.
Not only are we going to be donating to UNICEF with some of our proceeds, we are also going to be doing Trick or Treat for UNICEF. Before each kid leaves Camp North Shore, they are going to receive a UNICEF box. On Halloween when everyone is Trick or Treating, students will be able to collect coins for UNICEF. This program started in 1950 and continues to brighten up children's lives all around the world.
Last year three students from Glenwood Landing School started a program with the help of the Dignity Diplomats. Hannah Ikawa, Janice Cho and Loretta Wang had the have a pencil drive to donate to a school in Ethiopia. Dr. Behar, one of the Dignity Diplomats advisors, had a friend who went to the school in Ethiopia and has gone back to help out. The girls, along with the Dignity Diplomats, thought this would be a great opportunity to help change lives. They started the drive in the middle of June, hoping they would receive 100 pencils to donate. In the end the school raised over 2,000 pencils exceeding their goal of 100. Since this drive went so well, we figured, why not start it up again?
This year each advisory will have the chance to raise as many pencils as possible from now until October 23. The advisory that raises the most pencils will receive a prize that will be announced at the sixth grade social. Advisories will receive bonus points for collecting notebooks as well. We are hoping for even more success than last year. Let's keep up the hard work!
The Sixth Grade Board is hoping for a large turnout at the first sixth grade social of the year! Please remember your North Shore and/or camping gear! It will be a great night with lots of fun, for more information please talk to a Sixth Grade Board Member or Ms. Abel. We hope to see you at Camp North Shore!