NORTH POINT GIVES BACK
On Friday the majority of our student body was involved in giving back to the community in some way. The Gr. K-5 walked around our neighbourhood for our annual Candy Cane Walk; the Gr. 7 & 8s went to the Magic of Christmas to sort donations in the warehouse and pack large red sacks for families in need; the High School boys volunteered at the Mustard Seed and spread cheer around the neighbourhood by shovelling sidewalks and delivering candy canes; and on Monday, the Gr. 6s packed up the gifts they have been collecting for the Children’s Cottage to deliver to their warehouse. Below is a note received from the Children Cottage.
Hello Jason, Brent & Brandon,
I wanted to say my personal thank you to you, all of your faculty, students and parents for your kind support of our families at the Children’s Cottage.
Happy holidays to all of you and wishing you good health now and for the year to come.
WEEK AT A GLANCE
FRI. DEC. 10 – Non-instructional Day; NO CLASSES
MON. DEC. 13 – Health Hunger: OPA! (Richmond Campus); Subway (Currie Campus)
TUES. DEC. 14 – Townhall, Fun Lunch, Non-uniform day
TUES. DEC. 14 – Drama Lunch Club performance @ 2pm for students; @6pm for families
FRI. DEC. 17 – Ugly Christmas Sweater Day
***Santa Hats are allowed to be worn in school during the last week!***
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On Tuesday, December 14th, there will be two performances of the play that our Theatre Lunch Club has been hard at work on for the past several months. At 2:00 pm they will put on a show for the student body and at 6:00 pm parents and siblings are invited to enjoy the performance in the elementary/middle school gym.
Why do we have an ornament ceremony at North Point besides that it’s a way to decorate our tree? Mr. Kostecki reminded us of two really important reasons. Firstly, our ornament ceremony is about family. When a new student steps into our halls, they become part of our North Point family for life. No matter how long they stay with us – one year or all twelve – they are welcome to come back and access the resources, the mentors here. Hanging an ornament on our tree represents that family bond. Secondly, the ornaments on our tree represent leaving things better than how we found them. Whether it’s representing our school in the community or our character in the classroom, we want to encourage our students to be a positive influence and brighten their world like the ornaments brighten our tree. Thanks for the fanatic reminders Mr. K and welcome again to all the new students and staff! We will treasure your ornaments always.
High School Outdoor Ed Trip
Last week Mr. Redick with the help of his son, Zach, took the Gr. 10/11 Outdoor Ed. Option class to Mosquito Creek for two nights. They had both fantastic and challenging weather. The first day was pouring rain which meant that the starting fires and cooking over a campfire lessons didn’t happen due to soaked fire pits and a lesson in how to dry out your gear replaced it. Overnight, a foot of snow fell which was perfect for snowshoeing! The way home presented another lesson in avalanche preparedness as they were delayed due avalanche blasting to prevent spontaneous avalanches. We are thankful they all arrived back as school safe and sound!
Our North Point families are overwhelmingly generous! Thank you to those who have sent items in for the Food Bank and Stephan’s Backpacks (what can be included in a backpack?). Our table and Christmas tree are brimming over. We will continue to collect items up until December 14th!
THE INVESTMENT COMPETITION HAS BEGUN!
North Point School has entered The Stock Market Game competition for the sixth year! All students from grades 6-11 are participating. To support the students, we have a Stock Market Game Resource Page with information packages, video tutorials, lessons, and portfolio-ranking leaderboard. To see how students start their investing expedition, watch our 7 Things To Know Before You Start video on YouTube. Beginning with a $100,000 opening account balance, students work together to create and manage a virtual investment portfolio of real-world stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. The Stock Market Game runs from December 1 to April 15. There is a $250 prize for the team with the highest equity on April 15, 2022. Competition details can be found here. Visit SMG website for more information here.
Info Regarding Travel Outside of Canada
As winter break approaches and travel plans are being made, we wanted to ensure families are aware of current federal requirements for travel. For families considering travelling outside of Canada, please be aware that under federal travel requirements unvaccinated children under 12 (including those who have had their first of two vaccine doses) are not to return to school for 14 days once they return to Canada. Please see the full requirements outlined by the Government of Canada:
Our pre-order chocolate bar sales was 1,629! We still have bars left that you can order or just purchase directly at school. Check in with office if you would like to get in some last minute orders! Our High School students had the opportunity to see the workings of inside the chocolate factory when they volunteered to wrap our chocolate bars and package them up for delivery to our school. On Wednesday, 16 boxes of chocolate arrived and tomorrow we have a crew of parent volunteers willing to put all the orders together. All the orders will be ready for pick up on Monday!
Our Farmer’s Market Box subscriptions continue throughout the year and the benefit to the school is also ongoing. When you or your friends subscribe, remember to select one of the NP navigator teams so that we get credit for those subscriptions.
Link to Flyers
Please download these flyers to email or hand out to family and friends.
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The boys represented North Point with pride at the CISAA Wrestling Tournament and placed second by just a few points. They narrowly missed bringing home the banner but we are so proud of the hard work they put in. Basketball in ongoing and Mr. H will have an update soon.
North Point Soccer Academy – Winter Camp!
North Point Soccer Academy continues to run until December 15th. The growth amongst the players and opportunity to improve has been fun to watch and a positive experience. Several athletes who had not been involved in community soccer have even decided to join the City FC club to get even more touches and a higher level of competition.
City FC is providing another opportunity for those families looking for something active for their boys over the winter break. Calgary City FC will be hosting a 3 day soccer camp:
Calgary City FC – Winter Soccer Development Camp
When: December 27th, 28th, 29th
Where: Viper Dome: 2221 Crowchild Tr.
U5 to U7: 9AM – NOON
U7 to U13: 9AM – 3PM
tele: 403 819-2333
Please contact Coach Comacho directly for a discount code for all North Point families.