We had wonderful weather for the Terry Fox Run on Friday and we heard reports of our students being Respectful on the pathways. Thanks to the generosity of our school family, we have raised $5,603 for cancer research. Thank you for your support!
The first few weeks of school for the girls have been exciting, with the girls being fully engaged in classroom learning and off-site experiences. Our main focus has been on team building, collaboration, and problem-solving. Some highlights for the girls have included a school scavenger hunt, in-class and off-site escape rooms, having the high school girls spend time with us in our classroom, writing collaborative class stories, and cheering each other on during the Terry Fox Run.
A few words of reflection to share from our girls:
“I like this school a lot because I feel supported by my teachers and I like my classmates!” Maddy, Grade 7
“Everyone is so caring and welcoming and I’m so happy!” Izzy, Grade 7
“I like the girls school a lot because I feel welcomed and I’ve made lots of new friends.” Hannah, Grade 7
“I feel supported all day long and I like that I can be open and honest with my classmates here.” Lea, Grade 5
What a fantastic start to the new school year!
There has been a lot of action and excitement in the first thirteen days.
Electives, STEM, Financial Academy and extra curricular activities are in full swing already, as we aim to provide programming for every interest.
We are also very proud of the fact that we have added three classrooms for the boys at our Currie campus and have welcomed five girls into our high school program.
Other than having fun, staying active and team building, our main focus for both campuses in these first few weeks has been our 5R Character Program.
We have been working hard to reinforce and recognize the behaviours and incidents of the boys being Respectful, Resourceful, Resilient, Relentless and Responsible.
We are thankful to be a part of a community that holds these values in high regard and appreciate the support we receive from all of our families.
This will be another great year and we are excited to Learn Always, Learn All Ways!
WEEK AT A GLANCE
FRI. SEPT. 23 – Non-instructional Day – NO CLASSES
MON. SEPT. 26 – Healthy Hunger (Richmond: Edo; Currie: Subway)
TUES. SEPT. 27 – THURS. SEPT 29 – Student Retreats
FRI. SEPT. 30 – National Truth & Reconciliation Day – SCHOOL CLOSED
MON. SEPT. 26 – Healthy Hunger (Richmond: the Lunch Lady; Currie: Mucho Burrito)
SEPT. 27-29 for ALL students
Our annual retreats are right around the corner on September 27-29. Here are some details to keep in mind:
The K-3 Boys will have some fun retreat-like activities at the school with our Gr. 2-3 boys having the option of spending one night at North Point School – Look for an email from Mr. Pettifor for more details.
Gr. 4-6 Boys are going to Goldeye Centre in Nordegg. Drop-off and busing to/from the Richmond campus will run the same as a normal day on the morning of Sept. 27 and after school on Sept. 29.
Our Gr. 7-9 Boys and the Girls School are going to Camp Pioneer Ranch in Rocky Mountain House. The buses will be leaving from the RICHMOND campus. Bus students will stay at Richmond and SHOULD NOT take the shuttle to the Currie Campus. If you normally drop off your child at Currie, please drop them off at RICHMOND campus instead. Same goes for pick up on Sept. 29 – the bus from Goldeye will return to RICHMOND campus in time for regular busing for bus students and parents should pick up their child at RICHMOND and NOT Currie.
The Gr. 10-12 students are going to the Lake Louise Hostel. The Grade 10-12 bus will be leaving from CURRIE campus. The shuttle between Richmond and Currie will run as usual for both Sept. 27 and Sept. 29.
An email from your child’s teacher will be forthcoming with further details including a packing list.
WED. Oct. 5 @ 4pm-8pm & THURS. Oct. 6 @ 8am-4pm
The first Checkpoint Meeting is a time to touch base with your child’s homeroom mentor teacher who will review and create your student’s Individualized Development Program (“IDP”) or Individualized Program Plan (“IPP”) with you. Families should book an appointment with their child’s homeroom teacher and the expectation is that the student will be present for the Checkpoint Meeting.
October 6th and 7th, 2022
Friends of North Point Society is running its first ever Casino on October 6th and 7th, 2022. We need 40 parent volunteers to make this happen. The proceeds of this casino will provide your sons and daughters with many school opportunities from activities, special events, curriculum enhancement, field trips, etc. We still need the following shifts covered:
- 4 volunteers for Thursday evening shift 7:00pm to 3:30am
- 2 volunteers on 7pm to 3:30am Friday evening and
- 4 volunteers for the 11pm-3:30am Countroom shifts
If you can commit to one of these times, please contact Maureen Appel at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible
On Wednesday, October 12th, Lifetouch will be here in the morning to take individual, class and whole school photos. Please ensure your child has paid special attention to their hair that morning and that they are wearing their formal uniform of navy polo shirt and khaki pants for boys and white polo and cardigan with khaki bottoms for girls. Photo order instructions will be sent home with your child after their picture has been taken.
Cell phone surveys
As we continue to evaluate our overall approach to cell phone use at North Point Schools we would like your feedback. Please fill in the survey by Monday, September 26th. Fill in the survey that applies to your child’s grade and location. If you have children attending different schools, please fill in all of the surveys that apply.
Richmond Campus Gr. K-7: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdKFKd4UiNGMMvdIvPEr4BUQcIyo5rnAsUWrYe52OA7GkQJFA/viewform
Currie Campus Jr. High and Girls School
Currie Campus High School:
Lost & Found
Please take the time this weekend to label your son’s or daughter’s clothing. It is not unusual for a dozen hoodies to be left on the field and playground after recess, gym or the end of the day. WIthout labels, it is impossible to get these back to the rightful owners. Feel free to come by and check out the treasures in our Lost & Found on a regular basis.
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 bin at Main Offices at the both campuses by October 27.
We still need volunteers to help deliver the weekly Healthy Hunger lunches to the classrooms. It only takes a few minutes. Lunches are delivered at 11:45 and delivered to the classrooms at 12 noon. Most lunches come already assembled by classroom, some may require a bit of organization. If you can give us some of your time to help, it would be much appreciated. We are looking for one volunteer per campus. Please contact Maureen Appel at email@example.com.
Healthy Hunger Coordinator
We are looking for a volunteer to set up the lunches in Healthy Hunger for us. This entails emailing the restaurants in advance for available dates, setting up the lunches for both campuses and posting for the parents to order from. This can be done at any time from the comfort of your home on your schedule. Please contact Maureen Appel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. Please watch for a forthcoming announcement of our first Parent Council meeting of the year as well as our Annual General Meeting.
NAVIGATOR SQUAD POINTS
|MOUNTAINEERS •••||AVIATORS •••||MARINERS ••••||ASTRONAUTS|
The Morning Running Club has been a huge source of Squad Points this week. Anyone who runs a lap of the field at Richmond Campus will earn points for their squad.
What an amazing week in North Point athletics! Athletes were active in all three North Point Navigator sports!.
Our first race was held this past Tuesday at the Calgary Waldorf School and our team was met with great weather and amazing support from coaches, fans, and each other. WIth over 260 athletes from over 20 schools, our North Point team was right in the mix with top 25 and even some top 10 performances across the field . We also had our first ever Navigator from the North Point Girls School participate in CISAA (Calgary Independent Schools Athletic Association) competing in the U13 Race! This is a fun, supportive, and electric atmosphere with the team points accumulating each week for every athlete across the finish line! At Tuesday’s town hall we encouraged every North Point student in Grade 7 -12 to sign up for the next races:
- Race #2: Monday. Sept 26th @ Calgary Academy
- Race #3: Monday, October 3rd @ Tanbridge Academy
In Jr High we held our team practices for TripleBall and 8/9 Volleyball and our Sr High School Volleyball team competed in their first match on Wednesday against the CWAA Cyclones. It was an amazing start to the season with the team taking shape and putting the concepts and plans they have been practicing into the game! The schedules for the JR High team should be finalized by this weekend!
It was a busy week in Golf with the team heading out to the driving range on Wednesday. It is great to see the interest grow this year! The coaches are busy putting the CISAA team together while providing the opportunity for all Navigators who enjoy the sport and want to improve to come out as a team!
AFTER SCHOOL SOCCER ACADEMY
Oct 3rd to Dec 5th
Grade 1 to 3
Grade 4 – 7
Starting in October, in cooperation with Calgary City FC, North Point will be offering an after-school soccer program for North Point families and siblings (from 3:30pm – 4:45pm). The cost for this 8-week program is $180 and this will include a team shirt along with the technical training. Each age group needs a minimum of 8 participants and the groups will be capped at 16. Each week they will be guided by the technical director and his coaching staff and all levels are welcomed. Through the appropriate LTAD (long term athlete development) model, play and game based activity will be used to ensure that athletes develop skill and confidence while having fun!. For further information and to sign up your son/daughter, please contact Coach Comacho: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any ideas, suggestions, or questions regarding athletics and physical education, please let us know!