• Apr222013

    POSTED AT 06:35 PM

    Notes were given out last week to confirm your membership status in NJHS.  If you have not already done so, be sure to complete your service hours for March/April.  See the Documents tab for service options.  Ask a sponsor if you have any questions!
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    POSTED AT 03:29 PM

    Keep Mandeville Beautiful (KMB) and the City of Mandeville are calling all volunteers to help beautify and cleanup Mandeville on Saturday, April 27th from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. The event is being held in conjunction with Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup.


    Litter, graffiti, unkempt streets, roads, blocks and parks are far more than just unsightly; these are symptoms of uncaring behavior and a wake-up call for citizens who are concerned about their community’s quality of life. Keep Mandeville Beautiful needs your help in answering that call!  On Saturday, April 27th, your group can make a visible difference in Mandeville by joining us for the annual Great American Cleanup™!


    The event offers a wide range of beautification projects in addition to litter cleanup.  Individuals, families and groups of all ages can volunteer for various projects that will improve the overall appearance of Mandeville such as litter cleanup, and weeding and mulching gardens.  Families, church groups, civic groups, businesses, Girl and Boy Scouts, Garden Clubs, Master Gardeners and school groups are all encouraged to roll up their sleeves for three hours. Student volunteers can earn community service hours. All volunteers are asked to pre-register.  The first 200 volunteers to pre-register will receive a t-shirt.


    KMB will provide each volunteer with a safety vest, litter grabber and bags.  Volunteers are invited back to the lakefront after the cleanup for the Watershed Festival, booths with family-fun, interactive educational activities.  Drinks, popcorn and cotton candy will also be offered to volunteers.


    The registration form for this project can be found in the NJHS documents tab of this website.

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    POSTED AT 03:49 PM

    The spring service projects include February, March, and April. You must complete a service project for two of the three months.


    Any student who participated in the “Gave from the Heart” campaign and sold at least 10 hearts is only required to complete four service hours between March 1 and April 30.  Those students who did not sell all 10 hearts are required to complete eight service hours during that time period. 


    NJHS Upcoming Service Project Opportunities


    Saturday, March 9th Crop Hunger Walk

    Time: 10:00 AM

    Where: Abita Trail Head

    Contact # 985-502-0922


    Saturday, March 9th  Ponchartrain Elementary Spring Fling

    Go towww.signupgenius.com. Go to the sign up tab. Enter this email address:  PESSF2013@yahoo.com. Click on PES Spring Fling 2013. Sign up for the shifts you want. When you get there that day, you need to sign in at the volunteer sign-up table. 


    Saturday, March 16th

    Time: 9-12      
    Where: MJH

    *This is only three hours, but it will count as a full project.



    You can also satisfy service hour requirements by volunteering at the library, Covington Food Bank, or Heritage Manor. If you have already done the training at one of these, it may be an easy option. If you haven’t worked at one of these facilities previously, you can find the information and necessary forms on the NJHS website.



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    POSTED AT 07:32 AM

    We hope that all members that were able to attend the NJHS Christmas Party enjoyed themselves!

    A packet of information regarding January's service opportunities was given at this meeting.  If you did not receive one, you can to go to "NJHS Documents" to download and print the information.

    We wish all NJHS members and their families a very happy holiday season!

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    POSTED AT 10:38 AM

    Attention Breakfast with Santa volunteers:  Remember you are responsible for having a ride to and from the Castine Center on December 15.  You need to volunteer from 8:30-12:00 in order to receive credit.  Each volunteer will also be responsible for having the volunteer form signed by Ann Keyes (coordinator) as well as returning it to Ms. Roberts.  If for some reason you are unable to volunteer please let Ms. Roberts know ASAP.  There are other members interested in volunteering.

    Members who received reminders for troop donations Friday, November 30th need to turn their donations in no later than Wednesday, December 5.  The donation is required in order to receive credit for the service project.

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    POSTED AT 08:02 AM

    The NJHS has adopted a platoon of 45 Marines that have been deployed to Afghanistan.  A list of requested/preferred care package items can be found under the NJHS Documents link.

    The society purchased food items to include in the care packages, so please bring travel sized toileteries and guart and gallon size ziplock bags.
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    POSTED AT 02:21 PM

    Paperwork was handed out at the last meeting.  First was the late policy.  This document must be signed by student and parent and returned before the next meeting, which is Wednesday, November 14.  Students who do not return this will not be allowed to attend the meeting.

    The other document was one given to students whose membership is in probationary status.  This also has to be signed by both student and parent and returned before the next meeting.

    Also, before the next meeting students should secure a $10 donation to help defray the cost of postage to send the care packages to our troops overseas.  They were given a document to use for this purpose. 
    At the November 14th meeting, students will make and decorate cards and stockings for the troops.  They will work with a partner to decide what to bring to the November 28 meeting to send to the troops.  Students must attend both meetings and have the donation and supplies to receive credit for the November service project.
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    POSTED AT 11:44 AM

    Meeting tomorrow!
    2:30 - 3:30 in the school cafeteria
    Have your ride pick you up promptly at 3:30.
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    POSTED AT 11:58 AM

    October's service project will be held at MJH on October 20th from 8-11:30.  We will be making Halloween bags that we will deliver to area hospitals.  We will also be doing something special for the MJH teachers!  You must be present for the entire time to earn credit for this service project!

    Only students who made donations will be allowed to participate on Saturday.  The last day to make a donation is tomorrow Thursday, October 18th.

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    POSTED AT 08:33 AM

    The October 10th meeting has been canceled!  Please bring your Halloween donations to Ms. Griggs or Ms. Kliebert.  Your name must be written on your donation.

    October's service project will be held at MJH on October 20th from 8-11:30.  We will be making Halloween bags that we will deliver to St. Tammany Parish Hospital and area nursing homes.  We will also be doing something special for the MJH teachers!  You must be present for the entire time to earn credit for this service project!

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