December 10, 2020

December 10, 2020

This will be our last to the Point newsletter until January 14th. January 4-8 all students will be learning from home. Contact your son’s teacher directly for more information. The school building will be open and most teachers will be teaching from the school. We a looking forward to seeing all our North Point Navigators in person on January 11th.


FRI. DEC. 11 – Action Friday: Gr. 1-6 Christmas Movie at Canyon Meadows Theatre

FRI. DEC. 11 – Action Friday: Gr. 7-9 Making Pancakes from Scratch

MON. DEC. 14 – Gr. 1-6 Healthy Hunger: the Lunch Lady

MON. DEC. 14 – Gr. 7-9 Special Guest Speaker for STEM

TUES. DEC. 15 – Townhall (all grades) & Fun Lunch (Gr. 1-6)

FRI. DEC. 18 – LAST DAY: Gr. 1-6 Pyjama Day, Cookie Decorating & Secret Santa

December 11th – Christmas Movie at Canyon Meadows Theatre (Gr. 1-6)

On Friday afternoon we will be having our Christmas Party for the Gr. 1-6 at the Canyon Meadows Theatre where we will be watching a Christmas movie. The ticket price has been paid for by the school. The boys are welcome to bring money for snacks if they would like something from the concession. A Kids Pack combo is $8.50 to give you an idea on how much money to send.

December 11th – Pancake Making (Gr. 7-9)

Who: All students in grades 7-9
What: Making pancakes from scratch using simple ingredients
When: The boys are expected to be online at 9:00am on Fri., Dec. 11
Where: Mr. Kostecki’s Zoom room (Zoom ID: 540 877 0076)
Why: To have some fun and show the boys that you can make pancakes from scratch!

Click here for the document, Friday’s Fluffy Flapjacks, that has the list of ingredients, the cooking instructions, and some instructions for how we are going to eat together. If you have a family recipe, feel free to use it instead. Please let Mr. Kostecki know if you need more info.

December 14th – Guest Speaker for STEM (Gr. 7-9)

Andrew Reimer is a Mechanical Engineer, focused on reshaping the future of transportation. He started his career in Europe, studying a Master’s in Motorsport Engineering while designing, building, and racing a student-built racecar. Having engineered suspension systems for Tesla, and now architecting future micro-mobility vehicles at Lyft, Andrew is a key contributor to several products and innovations in the electric vehicle space.

December 15th – Townhall & Fun Lunch (Gr. 1-6)

Christmas Ornament Ceremony and Stephen’s Backpacks
Boys in Gr. 1-6 who are new to our school this year will be called up to hang their ornaments on the Christmas tree. We will also have the opportunity to hear from the founders of Stephen’s Backpacks, including possibly Stephen himself. Townhall will be followed by Fun Lunch of pasta from Via Cibo, provided by the school.

December 18th – Pyjama Day & Last Day festivities

The Parent Council will be providing the Gr. 1-6 boys with the cookie and individualized decorating supplies for cookie decorating. The Secret Santa exchange will happen in their classrooms. 

Our boys in Gr. 7-11 at home will log-in for some virtual fun in the morning and then have the rest of the day off to celebrate the upcoming break!


We will be sending the boys work bins home with them on the last day, along with their Chromebooks and chargers so they are prepared for At-home Learning during our first week back (but at home), January 4th – 8th.  If you are planning on starting the winter break earlier, please let your teacher know so they can send the items home with your son on their last day.


Just a reminder to parents that we will not be sending home report cards until the end of the school year. Please continue to check on your son’s progress on your parent page of School Cloud. The 5R Character comments and outcomes have been posted by all the teachers in all grades. The marks and comments for the Gr. 1-5 students are still in process. As always, if you have any concerns or questions about how your son is doing, please contact their teachers.


Food Bank – Children’s Cottage – Stephen’s Backpacks

The donations continue to flow in. We are overwhelmed by the generosity of our school community!  Stephen’s Backpacks will be coming to the school for our Townhall on Tuesday the 15th to pick up the backpacks and speak to the boys briefly.


Top 8 At home Activities For The Holidays

By Riley C., Grade 6 – Mr. Hirtle
  1. Making a Gingerbread House

One of my favorite things to do when Christmas comes around is making a gingerbread house. Usually, I build it, then Christmas goes by, and the gingerbread goes stale. Haha

  1. Baking Christmas Cookies

I always loved baking cookies with my mom! We would always make shortbread cookies, or ginger snap, and sometimes I would get to lick the spoon after we made the dough!

  1. Secret Santa 

At North Point we have a tradition called Secret Santa. You draw one of your classmate’s name from a hat and you get them something that they asked for (you also don’t tell anybody what, and who you got). In my family, we never have done this, but I think it’s a great idea. 

  1. At Home Winter Olympics

I think this would be a wonderful idea for you to get active and competitive with your family. Some Things that you can do could include: a minute-to-win-it type game, or first to do 20 push ups, then maybe even a scavenger hunt!

  1. Christmas Crafts

Especially when I was younger, I loved to make little crafts like salt dough ornaments or making a pop out Christmas tree on a card. I like crafts because they are fun for the entire family and can be whatever you want.

  1. Play a Board Game

Playing a board game is always enjoyable, whether it’s checkers with your son, or Monopoly with the whole family. My favorite game would probably be Monopoly but I also like Settlers of Catan! My dad got a new game called Ticket to Ride a couple of days ago and it’s a blast!

  1. Watch a Holiday Themed Movie

What’s the holidays without a Christmas movie? We always watched this one DVD that had all the classics, like Rudolf the red nosed reindeer, or the little drummer boy. My favourites are the Polar Express and Elf.

  1. Have a Snowball Fight

Having a snowball fight is always fun, even if it’s in your front yard! You can make forts to defend against your opponents, sneak attack your enemies, you may even have to defend yourself against a sneak attack! I love having snowball fights, especially with my friends!

Have a wonderful Christmas Break and I will see you in the New Year!

Stay safe!

Stay Tuned for my next article!



Contact Mr. Fagan to get your books counted.


The volleyball lunchtime mini-league on Tuesdays and Thursdays continues through the last week of school for the Gr. 3-6 boys. The Huskies, Wolves, Sharks and Falcons are competing for all the marbles.


We hope your family will find some time to get outside and enjoy the outdoors together sometime over the Christmas break. Here are some ideas on where to release some pent up energy.


Bowness Park: 8900, 48 Avenue NW
Canmore Park: 2020 Chicoutimi Drive NW
Confederation Golf Course: 3204 Collingwood Drive NW
Maple Ridge Golf Course: 1240 Mapleglade Drive SE
Shaganappi Point Golf Course: 1200, 26 Street SW
South Glenmore Park: 90 Avenue & 24 Street SW


Big Marlborough Park: 6033 Madigan Drive NE
Bowness Park Lagoon (rentals available): 8900, 48 Avenue NW
Carburn Park: 67 Riverview Drive SE
Olympic Plaza (rentals available): 228, 8 Avenue SE
Prairie Winds Park: 223 Castleridge Boulevard NE
Prince’s Island Lagoon: 4 Street & 1 Avenue SW
Thomson Family Park: 1236, 16 Avenue SW


Big Marlborough Park Dry Pond: 755 Madeira Drive NE
Bridlewood: 26 Bridleglen Road SW
Confederation Park: 2807, 10 Street NW
Deerfoot Athletic Park: 1503, 16 Avenue NE
Glendale Park: 2225, 45 Street SW
Hidden Valley: 10504 Hidden Valley Drive NW
Kingsland Dry Pond: 505, 78 Avenue SW
Maple Ridge Dry Pond: 1127 Mapleglade Drive SE
Marlborough Community Association: 636 Marlborough Way NEMcKenzie Towne: 160 McKenzie Towne Drive SE
Monterey Park: 2707 Catalina Boulevard NE
New Brighton: 1750 New Brighton Drive SE
Prairie Winds Park: 223 Castleridge Boulevard NE
Richmond Green: 2539, 33 Avenue SW
Royal Oak: 9100 Royal Birch Boulevard NW
Rundle Dry Pond: 4120 Rundlethorn Drive NE
Sacramento Dry Pond: 10404 Sacramento Drive SW
Scarboro: 1737, 14 Avenue SW
Signal Hill: 2063 Sirocco Drive SW
St. Andrew’s Heights: 2504, 13 Avenue NW
Stanley Park: 330, 42 Avenue SW
Thorncliffe/Greenview: 5600 Centre Street NE

For more ideas on how to make the winter special – adapting
traditions to new circumstances, looking after health and wellness,
exploring classes and programs plus education support, planning for the future and finding ways to enjoy time together safely – visit the Calgary’s Child website or view their Winter Edition Magazine. Links are below.