Soccer Clinic in the Sunshine
Coach Comacho was at the Currie Campus with the Gr. 5-9 Girls School giving a soccer clinic. They enjoyed learning new skills outside in the fantastic fall weather! Coach Comacho will be back on Monday to work with the girls in Gr. 2/3.
To wrap up a very exciting first week of school, our Grade 5/6/7 and 8/9 girls went to Trapped and worked together to solve escape rooms. The girls demonstrated Resilience and teamwork.
his week, the girls in our younger Grade 2/3 classroom, as well as our Grade 5/6/7 group attended their first music classes at the Chinook School of Music. The girls immediately connected with their music instructor and are looking forward to engaging in voice lessons in preparation for the Girls School’s first ever Christmas concert this year!
8/9 Boys School
Our Grade 8 boys have transitioned to Currie Campus with great success! We celebrate the boys demonstrating many of our 5Rs, including being Responsible, Respectful, and Resilient. Our Grade 9 boys are gearing up for their first ever Hot Day operation today. This group will take on this leadership role for the year and work together with Mr. Redick to make sure hot dogs are prepared and delivered to our K-12 students at both campuses.
High SchoolStudent Highlight – Abigail Gray, Grade 12Abigail is working closely with our Girls School this year and has demonstrated Responsibility and leadership. Mentorship is a key element of our North Point program and it’s been wonderful to see this opportunity come together. Setting Up For Success
Our high school has spent a great deal of time getting to know their new space and classmates through team challenges and a trip to the local bowling alley! This week, students are settling into their classes and setting themselves up for a successful start to the school year!
WEEK AT A GLANCE
TONIGHT @ 7:00pm – Meet the Teacher
FRI. SEPT. 15 – Terry Fox Run – Carburn Park
Parents are welcome to join us. New time for the K-6 Boys is posted below.
WED. SEPT. 20 – order deadline for first Healthy Hunger
FRI. SEPT. 22 – Non-instructional Day – NO CLASSES
MON. SEPT. 25 – Healthy Hunger: OPA! (Richmond); Noodlebox (Currie)
Meet the Teacher
TONIGHT @ 7pm
Come and meet your child’s teacher and see the classrooms. Other staff will be available to answer questions as well.
Terry Fox Run
The entire student body will participate in the Terry Fox Run on Friday September, 15. We will be doing the run at Carburn Park (67 Riverview Dr. SE) around the pond. Parents are welcome to join us if they would like to. Each group will run for an hour.
It is our desire to raise $8000 (~$50/student) for cancer research. All of the donations are made online at: https://schools.terryfox.ca/30445
Here is the schedule for the day:
9:00am – Whole school assembly at Richmond
10:00am – High School and Girls School arrive at Carburn Park
11:00am – The 7/8/9’s arrive at Carburn Park
Friends of North Point Society
Annual General Meeting
Friends of North Point Society will hold their Annual General Meeting on September 21st, 2023 at 7:00pm
Friends of North Point Society is the non-profit society that raises funds in support of North Point Schools. Throughout the year we currently run the Healthy Hunger program for student lunches and organize the casino that raises funds for program enhancement at all our schools.
As parents of students at North Point Schools, we are all part of our school community. We encourage each parent to take part in our Parent Advisory Council meetings as well as join our Society. We need volunteers to assist us in running this Society so that our students continue to enjoy many of the programs offered at our schools. The Society is a separate entity from each Parent Advisory Councils, but parents can certainly serve on both if they like.
Parent Advisory Councils
– Boys School, Girls School, High School
This year is the first year that we will be inviting parents to join a parent advisory council (“PAC”) for their specific school. Our Boys School PAC will be opened to parents with sons in Grades K-9, our Girls School PAC for parents of our Girls School students and High School PAC for parents that have boys or girls in our high school.
PAC’s provide a means for parents and community to work together with administration, staff and students to promote the well-being and overall effectiveness of the school community. The purpose is to support positive culture-building through sharing knowledge, time and energy where one can!
Mrs. Davidson (Girls School), Mr. McClelland (Boys School) and Mr. Devost (High School) will reach out to you all very soon about the first PAC meeting in October.
What is the difference between the Friends of North Point Society and Parent Advisory Council?
The main purpose of the Friends of North Point Society is fundraising for the schools, whereas the purpose of the PAC’s is much broader in terms of helping support a positive school environment. PAC’s can raise some funds on their own if they so choose, however all raffle and casino licenses are run through Friends of North Point Society. Members of each PAC may work closely with the Friends of North Point Society on various school fundraising initiatives.
October 11 & 12
Parents and potential North Point Navigators are welcome to attend! Please Register Here: http://eepurl.com/cxabyf
High School Leadership
We would like to recognize the fantastic leaders in our High School who are being great examples by wearing their uniforms!
High school classes are already deep into academic curriculums. All classes have been so hard at work that you can hear a pin drop at times!
Hot Dog Lunch and Tuck Shop
We had a successful launch of Hot Dog Thursdays today! Thank you to Mr. Redick and his team!
The money raised during Hot Dog Thursdays and Tuck Shop is used to support the North Point outdoor education program.
To create an account, e-transfer money to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not send money to Mr. Redick’s North Point email account as this North Point email address is not secured for money transfer. Please indicate the spending limit per week and the name of the student in the e-transfer message box.
To help you determine a reasonable limit, please review the prices below:
- One Hot Dog (all beef) – $2.50 (veggie dogs available on request)
- Bag of Chips – $1.50 (Salt & Vinegar, Doritos, All Dressed, Cheezies)
- One Juice Box – $1.00
- One large Sour Soother – $0.50
- Bag of Popcorn – $1.00
- One Granola Bar – $0.75
- Ichyban Noodles (pkg) – $2.00
The First Healthy Hunger is scheduled for September 25. Please have your order in by midnight on September 20. If you do not have an email order confirmation, your order was not placed.
Friends of North Point Society organize Healthy Hunger lunches each Monday. We rotate through a list of restaurants with relatively healthy choices for the students. It is strictly optional for the students to order. If you wish to take part, simply set up an account at Healthyhunger.ca, choose North Point School, either Richmond Campus or Currie Campus, and select your students’ class. Lunches are delivered to the classroom at noon each Monday. Lunches are usually set up well in advance and you may order multiple lunches at a time or go in weekly to order. Please note, the cut off day and time for weekly lunches is Wednesday at midnight prior to the lunch. If you miss this deadline, we are unable to add any more orders for the coming Monday. Here is a link for instructions on how to register your child.
NOTE: Please make sure you choose the right campus so your child’s lunch comes to the right place.
NAVIGATOR SQUAD POINTS
Students will earn points throughout the year for a variety of challenges including citizenship, reading and athletics. The majority of Navigator Squad Points are awarded for reading. NEW!! Mr. Schneider has created an easy way to keep track of reading points. Please use this form to submit your child’s reading progress: https://forms.gle/hk5gbG2xUtWeT5C29
In Phys. Ed we have been establishing routines, having fun with cooperative games and have enjoyed being active in the great weather outside. With the amazing Fall weather, we have our outdoor courts set up to learn and practice volleyball and smashball, and some classes had a chance to practice their soccer skills with guest coach German Comacho!
For those families interested in having their son/daughter involved in afterschool soccer, Coach Comacho will be running the after school program this Fall:
Boys’ After School Soccer Academy
Mondays: 3:30 to 4:45pm
Starts: SEPT 25th
Girls’ After School Soccer Academy
Wednesdays 3:30 to :4:45pm
Starts: OCT 4th
Location: North Point Richmond Campus
Length: 8 weeks
The sessions will take place on the field at Richmond campus as long as possible and move into the gym as the weather turns!
The sign up is live and families who are interested or would like more details can go to the Calgary City FC website: https://www.calgarycityfc.ca/. To register for the after school program at North Point click on “Click Here To Register” and follow the prompts to create an account and then select North Point Soccer Academy as the session of choice.
Athletes from the Currie campus were invited for a round of golf this past Wednesday and interested golfers from the Richmond campus will head to the Shaganappi golf course next Wednesday! The Sr High team will compete in the city championship on Monday (Sept 18th) at the Wintergreen Golf Course! Good Luck to Liam B., Dom K., Simon P. and Cole S. Athletes at the Girls School are also practicing and we will have two Navigator representatives at the Jr. High Championships in early October.
We have been busy this week with volleyball practices at Hounsfield Heights for the Sr. High and 8/9 Boys teams, and at the Richmond campus the 6/7 Boys have enjoyed noon hour sessions. Some in-class sessions will take place at MRU next week for the girls volleyball program. The interest has been fantastic so we will be adding some after school practices for our Girls School as well as our 6/7 Boys! Stay tuned for updates!
CROSS COUNTRY UPDATE
We have had students running in the 8AM run club, in physical education class, and we will all have a chance to challenge ourselves and get some kilometres in with Friday’s Terry Fox run! Our cross country coaches have organized and will offer further training as well!
Our first CISAA Races are next week and with all the running we have had this week, any interested athlete in Jr High (Gr 7 -9) or Sr High (Gr 10-12) is invited to join.
Here are the details and a chance to sign up/confirm attendance for these fun and friendly races!
JR High Race Sign up (Gr.7, 8, 9)
LOCATION ~ Calgary Academy
Race Date: MONDAY, September 18th, 2023
Race Location: Calgary Academy
( 1677 93rd Street SW, Calgary )
Race Distance: 1.5KM
sign up: https://forms.gle/bENUkQZdSAbXeCVa9
SR High Race Sign up (Gr 10, 11, 12):
LOCATION ~ Calgary Academy
Race Date: TUESDAY, September 19th, 2023
Race Location: Calgary Academy
( 1677 93rd Street SW, Calgary )
Race Distance: variable (3-5K)
sign up: https://forms.gle/oaY1Sk7kWjj6YeEi6