The Gr. 6-8s have been taking advantage of the nice weather by walking over to the ODR (Outdoor Rink) during their Phys. Ed. class for some skating and boot shuffling. However, the skating and outdoor gym had been put on pause for the time being due to the mud and lack of ice. Nice problem to have in the middle of February!
WEEK AT A GLANCE
FRI. FEB. 11 – Get your Valentine’s Chocolate!
MON. FEB. 14 – Healthy Hunger: Edo (Richmond Campus); Subway (Currie Campus)
MON. FEB. 14 – Happy Valentine’s Day: wear pink or red!
TUES. FEB. 15 – Gr. 9 Vaccinations (non-Covid) @ Currie Campus
TUES. FEB. 15 – Friends of North Point Society Meeting @ 7pm (at the Richmond Campus)
WED. FEB. 16 – Bookings for Checkpoint meetings open
THURS. & FRI. FEB. 17 & 18 – Teacher’s Convention: NO CLASSES
MON. FEB. 21 – Family Day: SCHOOL CLOSED
Get Your Valentine Treats Here
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner so now is the perfect time to order some Master Chocolat chocolate bars for your loved ones. We have also set up another link for you to pre-order from if you like and we can have your bars ready for pick-up or to be sent home with your son. https://forms.gle/nLTa9jDMYKR5nqao7.
Please feel free to send the link to friends and family who might be interested. Because we have the bars at the Richmond Campus, you can simply pop in to purchase bars anytime from the front office. Orders can be picked up from the Richmond Campus as soon as they are paid for. Chocolate bars are $5 each.
Parent Council Meeting
Tuesday, February 15th at 7:00pm
Friends of North Point Society (the not-for-profit society for Parent Council) will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, February 15th at 7:00pm.
Please consider becoming involved with the Parent Council. Your help is greatly needed. If you have any questions related to any role please contact Maureen Appel at email@example.com.
February 22 & 24
We have been touring potential families through the school, having potential navigators join us for their Shadow Days and are accepting students for next year. We are excited about the interest in our school and would like you to help us spread the word about our upcoming Open Houses:
Richmond Campus – February 22 @ 7PM
This information evening is for:
- School for Boys grades K-7
Currie Campus – February 24 @ 7PM
This information evening is for:
- School for Boys grades 8-9
- School for Girls grades 4-9
- Co-ed High School grades 10-12
Keep an eye out for our social media posts to share and like.
Telus Be Brave Hockey Game
Departure time: 5:00 PM North Point Richmond Campus
Return time: 9:00 PM North Point Richmond Campus
Cost : $12 per student (Bring cash or cheque to Mr.Jackson)
Any questions please ask Mr.Fagan firstname.lastname@example.org
*This year they will not be providing pink shirts, so find anything pink to wear!
Checkpoint Meetings – Mar. 2 & 3
The online conference manager tool will open for booking on Feb. 16. Please book a meeting time when your student is able to attend. If your student is in K – Gr. 8, you will book a 20-minute meeting with the mentor teacher or teaching team. Gr. 9 – 12 will book 20-minute time-slots during which all three High School teachers will be available. You may select either face 2 face or virtual meetings. A meeting link will be sent in your confirmation email if you select the virtual option. Mr. Humeniuk will be available for Elementary / Middle School families to drop-in and meet with.
Individual Plan Updates
The first round of IPP and IDP evaluations are complete. Hard copies of these updated documents will be coming home in an envelope with the students tomorrow. Please review the documents and reach out to the mentor teacher with any questions. Thank you for the support in helping us work with the boys in areas not always included in the respective programs of studies.
Planning for Next Year
Re-enrollment Packages Coming Soon
We will be sending out our re-enrollment packages at the beginning of March. We anticipate our retention rate will continue to be very strong. If you have any questions about next year at all, please reach out to Mr. Devost at email@example.com.
Currie Campus Sneak Peak
During our upcoming Checkpoint meetings on the evening of March 2nd and during the day on March 3rd , we welcome our current North Point families to stop by our Currie Campus and check it out. Our Grade 8-9 boys along with our High School and Girls School will be located at Currie next fall. Regardless of your grade next year, we would love to have you pop in and see Currie!
Alberta Education Assurance (AEA) surveys
Each year, the government sends surveys to teachers, students and their parents or guardians. The surveys gather feedback on the quality of education provided by school authorities and their schools. The surveys ask the same questions each year to make sure we measure how schools are performing over time. These surveys typically arrive in February and you have up until Mar 25, 2022 to complete it.
Teachers and students complete surveys online. Parents receive a survey by mail and have the option to complete it online or on paper. Parents with more than one student in an eligible grade will receive a separate survey for each child. Students complete the online survey in school.
In private schools all students in Grades 4 and above, as well as their parents, are included in the survey. All teachers in these schools receive the survey every year as well.
Responding to the survey is voluntary however as a school we truly value hearing from our parents on this survey. The surveys give important feedback that helps schools improve, so the government encourages Albertans to complete them.
All responses remain anonymous. Results are calculated at the provincial, school authority and school level. Results for groups with fewer than 6 responses are not reported.
SURVEY LINK – https://public.education.alberta.ca/APOS – once you receive your RAC access code/s from Alberta Education, you can use this link to complete the survey. You will find North Point School for Boys from the drop down menu. Select “North Point School for Boys (DSEPS) 1982” if your son has a psychological education assessment on file with us or “North Point School for Boys 2318” if not.
Thank you for your support through the Master Chocolat Chocolate Bars sales as well as the subscriptions to the Dunvegan Gardens Farmer’s Market boxes! Both fundraisers are ongoing. If you’d like a few more chocolate bars, just let the front office know. To receive a Farmer’s Market Box, sign up on Dunvegan’s website. (don’t forget to indicate the correct Navigator team!)
NAVIGATOR SQUAD POINTS
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In physical education this week at the Richmond Campus, we connected activities to the winter Olympics in concrete and creative ways. Through discussions, games, and play, we helped with awareness, all around fun and overall. Gr. K-5 played some winter themed games in the gymnasium and the Gr. 6-8 spent the wildly warm weather at the local outdoor rink.
At the Currie Campus, North Point High School had their final training session at WTM Muay Thai which neighbours the high school in Currie Barracks.
The boys learned how to ‘teap’ , kick, punch, elbow and knee in their pad classes and they ended the class very sweaty. Coach Albert and Jason were fantastic with the boys. Check out their webpage for kids or adult classes.
In CISAA Sports our 7/8 Basketball season continues and they have a rematch against the Calgary Waldorf 7/8 team next Tuesday and the Calgary Waldorf School Grade 7 team on Thursday next week.
The North Point Curling program also continues to ramp up. This week our athletes assembled into two teams and played in exhibition matches against Westmount Charter School. We had great fun and much success with our North Point School winning one of those exhibition matches!
North Point School is excited to be offering a basketball academy to any young players aged 7-12 interested in participating and learning the game of basketball. This program includes skill development sessions with some friendly competitions and games to promote growth and the love of basketball.
North Point’s awesome Coach Qureshi and some of his top notch Legends Basketball program coaches are working together to offer this exciting program and we are looking forward to a fun basketball program.
Open to Ages: 7-12 Years old
Cost: $80 per participant
Jersey: Each player gets a reversible jeresy to keep
3 vs 3 Tournament: One friendly end-of-season mini-tournament to showcase what players learned
Location: North Point School for Boys
For more information or Registration email: firstname.lastname@example.org