October 13, 2022

Taking advantage of the fantastic fall weather, our Phys. Ed. classes at our School for Boys and our School for Girls went over to Currie Reservoir Disc Golf Course at Richmond Green to learn about and practice their disc golf skills. Cale from the U of C disc golf club came to give some instructions and tips on technique.



WEEK AT A GLANCE

MON. OCT. 17 – Healthy Hunger: Mucho Burrito (Richmond); the Lunch Lady (Currie) 

MON. OCT. 24 – Healthy Hunger: Subway (Richmond); Edo (Currie) 



Open HouseHelp us spread the word by telling your family and friends to come and check us out. Below are some scripts you can copy and paste into an email.

Richmond Campus – Wednesday, Oct. 26 @ 7pm

TEACHING BOYS the way BOYS LEARN
Experiences & Environments that Challenge & Motivate BoysPlease join us for an information session for boys entering Gr. K-6 at our Richmond Campus on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. Begin your journey with North Point with a short presentation. Following that, staff will be available for school tours and to answer your program/grade specific questions. Let us show you how your child will fit into North Point now and for the future.

Parents and potential North Point Navigators are welcome to attend! Please Register Here: http://eepurl.com/cxabyf

Currie Campus – Wednesday, Nov. 2 @ 7pm

TEACHING BOYS the way BOYS LEARN
Experiences & Environments that Challenge & Motivate Boys

TEACHING GIRLS – Building Confidence, Discovering Passions.
North Point School for Girls is an environment that celebrates girls’ strengths and interests, and nurtures their overall growth within a culture of achievement where discovery and development of a girl’s individual potential is paramount.

OUT OF THE DESK – And into the World.
North Point High School is an environment that fosters strong, independent learners, expands the learning environment outside the classroom and prepares students for the next steps in their education and beyond.Please join us for an information session for boys entering Gr. 7-9, girls entering Gr. K-9, and High School students entering Gr. 10-12 at our Currie Campus on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. Begin your journey with North Point with a short presentation. Following that, staff will be available for school tours and to answer your program/grade specific questions. Let us show you how your child will fit into North Point now and for the future. 

Parents and potential North Point Navigators are welcome to attend! Please Register Here: http://eepurl.com/cxabyf



Thank You – Casino

A huge thank you to all our parents and staff who volunteered on behalf of Friends of North Point Society at the casino held on October 6th and 7th.  We would not have been able to do it without your help. The funds we receive will enhance the programs and education of all students at North Point Schools. 


October 11 marked the 10th anniversary of the International Day of the Girl, first officially commemorated by the United Nations in 2012. The Girls School spent time together learning about the importance of this day and reflecting on current events affecting girls and women across the world. The month of October is also significant as it is Women’s History Month in Canada.


The days continue to fly by as this school year progresses. We continue to build on the great work that was accomplished at retreats around relationships and effective role modelling. We are very fortunate to have the team from I Got Mind supporting us.In addition to the sessions during retreats, the team visited both campuses on Tuesday to work with our girls and grade 7 to 12 students. These sessions force us to look within, understand the impact our behaviour has on others and realize that we are all role models. The team from I Got Mind will be working with us for the duration of the school year and will be back at both campuses for the next two Tuesdays.Last week we held our first round of Checkpoint meetings where we focused on relevant and realistic goals for the year. We appreciate these times to brainstorm with you and we are proud when our students are active participants in the process. Goals will be sent home next week. We are confident our teachers already have a good sense of the students’ individual needs and the documents will contain strategies tailored to meet those needs. Thank you for your input and support through this process, as well as everything else we endeavour to accomplish this school year.

Today was our first spirit day of the year and it was nice to see so many students representing their favourite team!



Huge Thank You to Maureen Appel & Holly Friesen

Since the 2016-17 school year, Maureen Appel has held the position of Chairperson of our North Point School Council and also started up our Friends of North Point Society, shortly thereafter.  Her partner in this adventure has been Holly Friesen.   Holly has been our steadfast treasurer keeping track of any and all funds that come into the FNPS through healthy hunger, donations and now soon to be some casino funds.  Maureen has one son still at North Point and Holly has two boys still at the school.  We are so grateful to Maureen’s leadership and passion in helping support the school whenever we need volunteers, ideas or a few dollars here and there.  Together Maureen and Holly have made a huge difference for our North Point community by sticking with us through thick and thin and they are very excited about welcoming new families into the fold.  Thank you Maureen and Holly and hopefully we will continue to have your support for a few more years to come!


Healthy Hunger Lunches

program organized by Friends of North Point Society.  Lunches are currently set up until Christmas break.  If you wish to order lunch for your student and do not have an account, simply create an account at Healthyhunger.ca for your student. Attach them to their classroom at one of the following campuses:North Point School – Richmond CampusNorth Point School – Currie CampusOnce you have them set up, you will see the lunch availability,  Please note that the order deadline for Monday lunches is midnight on the Wednesday prior to the lunch.


Healthy Hunger VolunteersWe currently are looking for a couple more volunteers to hand out the Healthy Hunger lunches at each campus.  If we could get 4 volunteers at each campus, we could then rotate volunteers on a monthly basis. 


Student Spotlight

Oliver J. in Gr. 9 recently competed in Charleston, South Carolina in the Grind for Life skateboarding contest where he placed 1st in the Bowl event at the advanced level. Congratulations Oliver!


Help us Fill the Shelves

Sue Galcher, one of our parent volunteers, has taken on the task of helping us create and build a Learning Commons at our Currie Campus. We have a dedicated and inviting space so now we need to fill it. Sue has some great contacts that allow her to trade books in for the kind of books that would interest our students, so no matter what books you have, she can turn them into the right books. Please drop off your gently used or new books in the collection bins at the Main Offices at the both campuses by October 27.For larger donations contact Sue Galcher directly at suegalcher@live.com or 403-243-0220


Friends of North Point Society AGM

Our Parent Council is looking for parents who would like to get involved with us and our Non-Profit Society.  We have many positions available and are looking for parents to help with various activities that the Parent Council assists the school in organizing.  If you are interested, please contact Maureen Appel at appel.maureen@gmail.com.  Please watch for a forthcoming announcement of our first Parent Council meeting of the year as well as our Annual General Meeting.




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Athletics

The latest Navigator Athletics schedule is on TeamSnap or the Navigator Athletics website

Volleyball

We have three North Point teams involved in volleyball this year  (7/8 Triple Ball, 8/9 Volleyball, and High School Volleyball), and  we are now entering the heart of the season.  The games have had some amazing moments and the athletes have shown respect and sportsmanship while involved in game play and they have improved as individuals and as a team at all levels. 

The regular league will finish over the next couple of weeks with the possibility of having playoff or championship events early to mid November!

Physical Education

With the incredible Fall weather so far, we have been enjoying the outdoors during physical education class and on breaks.  Due to great interest and excitement in the Gaga Ball Pit, we will endeavor to have our second annual GaGa Ball tournament during PE class next week.  The many short and sweet rounds are a great way to have lots of activity and work on sportsmanship, including understanding how to win and lose with grace.We have been working on Ultimate Frisbee in a number of physical education classes on both campuses – including some noon hour pick up and intramurals at the Richmond campus.  We are currently looking at putting together some after school exhibition matches and/or a school wide tournament so that we can extend the fun and have some friendly competition!