Sept. 3, 2020

Sept. 3, 2020
Our outdoor Townhall

We’ve had a great first week! The weather was absolutely perfect for our outdoor Welcome Townhall! We had lots of room to distance and what could be better than doing anything school related outside! We welcomed 27 new students and 1 new teacher. We can’t wait to see how our students, both new and returning, will MAKE IT MATTER this year! On, Wednesday we spent the afternoon outside, once again, participating in our Navigator Challenges. This was an awesome way for our four squads to get to know each other!

FRI. SEPT. 4 – Action Friday: Hiking at Bowness Park

MON. SEPT. 7 – Labour Day: NO SCHOOL

WED. SEPT. 9 – Order for Healthy Hunger must be submitted by midnight

WED. SEPT. 9 @ 4:30pm – Webinar with Dr. Macdonald on Mental Health (details below)

THURS. SEPT. 10 – Hot Dog Lunch: set up your accounts with Mr. Redick


Teacher Emails

Miss. Jenn (Grade 1/2) –
Mrs. Fairhead (Grade 3/4) –
Mr. Qureshi (Grade 5) –
Mr. Hirtle (Grade 6) –
Miss. Works (Grade 7) –
Mr. Fagan (Grade 8) –
Mr. Kostecki (Grade 9) –
Mr. Redick (Grade 10/11) –

Teacher Zoom 

Here is a link to download a page with Zoom links for our staff.  If you click on any icon, it will take you directly to that person’s zoom meeting.


First Healthy Hunger (Edo Japan) will be on Monday, September 14th. You must place an order for you son by Wednesday midnight of the week before. Here is a link for instructions on how to register your son.


Hot Dog Thursday’s will start September 10th.  You can EFT funds directly to Mr. Redick at or send in in the exact amount of change with your son.  Teachers will take orders in the morning and deliver student money to Mr. Redick when they pick up the hotdogs to take back to class.   If you transferred funds to Mr. Redick, he will just subtract the dollar amount from your account with him.  Please make sure and include your child’s name in the memo section when sending funds to Mr. Redick. 


$2 hotdog, $4 combo (hotdog, juice box, chips), $1 popcorn, $.50 sour soothers.

Parent Wellness & School Re-Entry

Webinar with Dr. Brent Macdonald

We’ve all gone through the annual school start up, both personally as students and as parents.  There is always a feeling of excitement and fear, anxiety and hope.  2020 is obviously different.  In this webinar, Dr. Brent Macdonald will discuss some of the most commonly expressed fears and anxieties students might be feeling, along with the school’s response.  The primary focus, though, will be on parent wellness.  We all know that analogy about what to do if a oxygen mask drops while we are in a plane – we place the mask on ourselves before attending to the needs of others.  While broadly speaking, this is good advice, Dr. Brent Macdonald will examine the advantages of not getting on planes that may be more likely to crash in the first place!  Evidence-based approaches and a strong focus on mental toughness will underlie the approach used in this webinar.

Dr. Brent Macdonald is a registered psychologist in Alberta, PEI, Nova Scotia,  and the Northwest Territories, and is a certified teacher with over 25 years’ experience working with individuals with a variety of complex learning differences. He has taught at the junior and senior high level and was the assistant principal at an independent school for students with learning disabilities. He is a sessional instructor in the Departments of Psychology, Continuing Education, and Community, Health & Education at Mount Royal University.  He is also an adjunct assistant professor with the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary.  

Brent is a frequent guest on CBC Radio, Global Morning and Global Newshour, Breakfast Television, and CTV2’s Alberta Primetime. He is currently the lead psychologist with his own practice, Macdonald Psychology Group (, which in addition to providing counselling and assessment services, also provides consultation services to educators and parents.

Zoom details

NPA Parent Session 1
When: Wed Sep 9, 2020 4:30pm – 6pm
Joining info: Join Zoom Meeting (ID: 97332633108, password: 054835)
Join by phone(CA) +1 204-272-7920 (US) +1 301-715-8592
Join using SIP (passcode: 054835)

Joining instructions

Passcode: 054835


We are pleased to be offering the Power Edge Pro (PEP) Hockey Academy again this year.

PEP has emerged as the leader in hockey skill training. With Reactive Countering Training © being the base for the hockey skill training, players quickly learn to coordinate their hands, feet, eyes, brain & conditioning to significantly improve their hockey skills.  Mr. Fagan and Mr. Kostecki will be coaching the program this year.  

The program will commence on Tuesday, September 29th and finish on Thursday, March 25th, 2021.  The boys will then be re-integrating back into the regular PE program on Tuesdays and Thursdays with their peers.

Please download and fill in the Registration Form here.

Navigators Squads

Standings to date:

Mountaineers: 35
Aviators: 79
Mariners: 28
Astronauts: 15

The points above were rewarded for the Kahoot Challenge and the Rock Paper Scissors Tournament yesterday. However, reading points are the biggest contributor for squad points. Here are some pictures of the action!

Free Admission to Studio Bell

The National Music Centre (NMC) is pleased to announce it will reopen Studio Bell on Saturday, August 15, 2020. Studio Bell will remain open every Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, operating at reduced capacity until further notice.

It will not be your typical experience, but there will still be lots to see and do at Studio Bell. Explore the story of music in Canada through a self-guided CanCon tour, or catch pop-up, socially-distanced instrument show-and-tells and science and sound demos. Guests will also be able to see musical instruments and memorabilia from the most recent 2020 Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee, Jann Arden; and enjoy breathtaking architecture (photos are encouraged, but please wear your face mask at all times while in the building).

Masks are mandatory as per the City of Calgary’s mask bylaw that requires the public to wear face coverings in all indoor spaces. If you don’t wear a mask you won’t be permitted to enter Studio Bell.


Tickets : Free, Tickets Required.

Timed tickets are required for all visitors, including NMC Members. Tickets will not be sold onsite.

How to get tickets? Buy Online


Date & Time: Saturdays & Sundays, August 15 to September 6. | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Venue & Address : Studio Bell
National Music Centre – 850 – 4 Street SE, Calgary, AB T2G 1P2 Canada