Dec. 5, 2019

Dec. 5, 2019
Our “New Student Ornament” tree is up. I think we might need a bigger tree next year!

Save the Date – Christmas Concert

TUES. Dec. 17 @ 7pm ~ MRU Nickle Theatre


FRI. Dec. 6 – Action Friday: Candy Cane Walk & ECCO Recycling (Gr. 7-9)


MON Dec. 9 – Healthy Hunger: OPA!

FRI. Dec. 13 – Deadline for new students to bring in Christmas Ornament with their name and 2019 written on it

FRI. Dec. 13 – Deadline for Secret Santa gifts

FRI. Dec. 13 – Action Friday: Stephen’s Backpacks / Children’s Cottage


We would like to wish Andy Kilpatrick and his family all the best as they start a new adventure in New Orleans. Andy had been a much appreciated member of our school family and he will be missed by his classmates and teachers. Shiela, thank you for all your countless hours of volunteering and your involvement with the Friends of North Point Society. Bon Voyage from all of us at North Point!

Christmas Treats

We are looking for volunteers to bring in Christmas treats for the Christmas party on December 18th. Please let Kim or Maureen know what you are able to bring.

Stephen’s Backpacks

HELP US HELP OTHERS! We want to collect as many items as possible for the Stephen’s Backpacks Campaign to fill as many backpacks as we can for the homeless this Christmas. If you’d like to donate items or fill a backpack yourself we greatly appreciate it! Let’s give back this holiday season from North Point!

All items donated must be NEW. Personal care items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, etc. should be new. Other ideas include gift cards, travel mug, small fuzzy throws/blankets, socks, mittens, hats, scarves, non-perishable treats, gum. Please do not include alcohol-based items please. Read about the list of items on their website HERE.

Items can be dropped off at the main office until Thursday, December 12. Thank you!

Food Bank Donations

We’ve got a good start on the Food Bank Donations. Keep them coming!

We are collecting non-perishable food items for the Calgary Food Bank. We will have a table near the office to put your donations on. We will be accepting donations until Tuesday, December 17.

Top needs:

  • Canned Meat (Turkey, Chicken, Ham, Tuna)
  • Kraft Dinner
  • Canned Pasta Sauce
  • Peanut Butter
  • Cereal

Challenge Winners

Yet another challenge was held this week in Root2STEM Engineering Academy. The boys built mouse trap cars. Once again, the boys were awarded Squad Points for their efforts. The Grade 6/7 group was awarded extra points for beating the 8/9 group in distance – an astounding 7.5 metres. Good work boys!

To enhance their unit on Investing in Stocks, Bonds & Funds, the boys in Grades 6-9 started playing the Stock Market Game this week. To find out more, take a look at this PDF. The game runs until February 7, 2020.


Navigators Squads

Standings to date:

Mountaineers: 485
Aviators: 630
Mariners: 924
Astronauts: 731

Week at a Glance

Here is a listing of some favourite holiday events, as well as some fresh new ones we think you’ll enjoy.