Building Community

This Week, Mabin Builds Community

One of our strategic goals at The Mabin School is to build community. This includes “engaging the larger community through mutually beneficial partnerships” as well as “building a culture of philanthropy and changemaking”. This week building community is high priority.

Moms of the World Unite

Thursday, April 25, we have our final Moms of the World Unite dinner for the 2018-2019 school year at Rose Avenue JPS. All year, we have been partnering with the Rose Avenue community through community meals and celebratory events. When we met in February, we learned how to Bollywood dance together, and tomorrow night, we will do some African drumming. All moms are welcome to join us, and childcare is provided. Please register here.

The Third Path Institute at The Mabin School

Last summer, our staff engaged in a book study of Nelson’s new resource, The Third Path,  by authors Dr. David Tranter, Lori Carson, and Tom Boland. David, Lori, and Tom will join us on Friday as our students explain to them how The Mabin School exemplifies relationship-based learning. At our assembly on Friday, Mabin students will present their reflections on the eight components of The Third Path and their application at Mabin. On Saturday the three authors will provide professional development to over 50 teachers from across Ontario at the final Third Path Teacher Institute of the 2018-2019 school year, hosted by The Mabin School.

The Centre for Relationship-Based Education Launch

The Mabin School has become a demonstration school for relationship-based learning as a founding member of the Centre for Relationship-based Education. This Saturday, we launch the movement from 2-4 pm in our gym with our new friends, the authors of The Third Path, along with other special guests: Dr. Jean Clinton, former Ontario Child Advocate Irwin Elman, and our own Gerry Mabin. All of you are invited to join us as we celebrate the birth of a global network that recognizes and promotes the idea that relationship is fundamental to all learning.

The Spring SocialThe Parents’ Association, and in particular Maggie Rosengarten and Chris Swail, have done a marvelous job of organizing our Spring Social, which takes place next Wednesday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m. This year, all proceeds will go towards our Capital Campaign, which is well underway. Our goal is 100% participation by our current families. (We already have 100% participation by the Board of Directors, the Staff, and the Campaign Cabinet.) If you have not already given to the Capital Campaign, you can do so right now by clicking here. Consider giving a pledge over 5 years, as I have done, so that your contribution can really make an impact.