Monday, October 30, 2017

Casady Cans Do,Students Against Hunger, Food and Fund Drive 2017 begins today

Dear Members of the Casady Community

It is almost time for the annual
Students Against Hunger
Casady Cans Do Food and Funds Drive!!
Monday, October 30th - Friday, November 3rd

About 17 percent of Oklahoma's population is considered food insecure.

That means 652,090 individuals, more than 250,000 of which are children, are unsure where they will get their next meal, according to Feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap 2014 Report. That's a huge amount of people and if you choose to give just a little bit of what you have to them, it would be a great help!

In our community, food is often taken for granted and sometimes we tend to overlook those people who are in dire need of these basic necessities. This is our chance to give back to Oklahoma and to extend our help to families that need it.

One dollar is equal to 6 pounds of food, which means you are giving 5 Food Bank Meals to people in need!   You can drop your donations by the front offices and the UD Student Center from 10/30-11/3 at 7:15-8:10 am. We accept donations of cash, checks, and cans.  Checks payable to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.  Please consider donating to the Casady Food and Funds Drive this coming week!  

 Casady YAC ("Youth Active in the Community")

Letter by YAC Secretary, Malavika R’20

YAC welcomed Food Drive Speaker, Mrs. Natalie Wood to UD and MD Chapels. Ava R. introduced Mrs. Wood at UD Chapel

Natalie Wood started working at the Food Bank in May of 2016.  She was the Special Events and Marketing Coordinator.  Today she is assuming a new role, Manager of Donor Relations.  One of Natalie’s favorite experiences of her job is the opportunity to travel to different schools informing on ways students, faculty, staff and parents can help the fight to end hunger in  our state.

Mrs. Wood showed the following video to motivate reflection and inspire Cyclones to donate to the Students Against Hunger Fund and Food Drive 2017

YAC placed boxes and food bank flyers at all divisions during the YAC meeting on Tuesday, 10/24/2017

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Positive Directions Mentors Program Begins

Meaningful,      Exciting,        Significant

Mentors reflected via cell (405-520-1325) to this directive:  One word that describes the experience and what makes you say that!

"Exciting! Getting to know D'Michael was so exciting because he was genuinely eager to be with us."

"Optimistic! because I am very excited to see where this mentoring goes and my mentee or "little" , and I bonded over roller coasters, siblings, etc.  She is very sweet and I am glad I get the chance to mentor and help her."


Evie is coming next week

Ford is coming next week

Christian is coming next week

Playground and Mentoring Room

We need mentors – 100 students are still waiting.  Please refer a friend!

A few important dates for your calendar:

Wed. 10/26       
Tonight, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. – Health Fair & Walk the Night Away

Sat. 10/28         
Last SHA Volley Ball Game, Douglas HS, 11:00 a.m.   

Sat. 10/28         
Volunteer Workday, time change due to cold temps – now 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – join us! 

Sat. 11/4           
Our students, and our partnership with Oklahoma Christian, will be recognized at their Basketball Coronation, after their 1:00 p.m. game.

Tues. 11/7        
4th Grade Baking Class, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. – volunteers needed!

Thurs. 11/9      
 5TH Grade Fall Ball (ballroom dance demonstration/celebration), 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., Gym

Fri. 11/10          
Special Veteran’s Day Assembly -- 8:45 a.m., Cafeteria

Mon. 11/13       
4TH GRADE FIELD TRIP – 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – OKC Boathouse District

Sat. 11/11         
Pie for Parents – 9:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. – volunteers needed!

Friends and Family Luncheon -- please join us!  Adult lunches $3.50 (cash).  Schedule attached.
10:30 a.m. student performance.

5th Grade Ballroom Judging, 2:15 p.m.

WEEK OF 11/20 – 11/24 – NO SCHOOL.

Questions or Suggestions?  I’m here! 

Thank you for caring about our kids.  We appreciate you.


Tobi Campbell
Stanley Hupfeld Academy at Western Village
& Positive Directions Mentoring

Monday, October 23, 2017

Project Then and Now ended with a book publication

YAC Cyclones Sharun P. and Malavika R. helped Mrs. Marolyn Stout, a resident of Brookdale, Independent Living, make her dream a reality, publish her memories of "50 Years Behind a Fitting Room Door" before her 90th Birthday. 

Cyclones typed Mrs. Stout manuscript in PressBooks, a Metropolitan Library Systems online resource that empowers self-publishing.  Miss Elisabeth Wright, Village Teen Librarian, trained the Cyclones on the program and connected Mrs. Stout to the Metropolitan Library Systems graphic designer, Mr. Rick George, who did the art for the book cover.

The Village Library and Brookdale had a book signing and birthday party for Marolyn on Sunday, October 22nd from 1:30-3:30 pm.  Marolyn signed 100 books and 70 people attended her birthday celebration.

90th Birthday Party Celebration by Brookdale
@ Book Signing at the Village Library
Marolyn will be 90 years old on October 24,2017

Marolyn D. Stout managed or worked at fashion boutiques in north Oklahoma City from 1961-2011. She tells her stories and experiences, incorporating fashion history, world events, and plenty of humor - along with her trademark poetic writing style.  
"50 Years Behind the Fitting Room Door"is available on Amazon and Kindle.

Marolyn and her family @ the book signing and 90th B-Day Celebration

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Fall Fest 2017 Memories

Fall Fest 2017








2nd grader Hip Hop Dancer and Friends