Thanks to Mr. Redick’s ingenuity, we have a new game at North Point. This Nine Square in the Air game set is portable (can be taken outside when the weather gets better) and comes apart for compact storage. Here the Gr. 9/10s are testing it out and learning the rules. Most of the other grades played Nine Square in the Air during Phys. Ed. this week as well.
WEEK AT A GLANCE
FRI. FEB. 19 – Action Friday: Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary
Please ensure your son is dressed to be outside. There are also some clothing restrictions (NO fur lined clothing/boots, toques with pom-poms or dangling lures) to be aware of. Please look at the website to know what is safe to wear.
MON. FEB. 22 – Healthy Hunger: Pita Pit
TUES. FEB. 23 – Townhall, Fun Lunch and non-uniform day
WED. FEB 23 – Pink Shirt Day & TELUS BE BRAVE #EndBullying Online Event!
WED. FEB 23 @ 7PM – High School Information Meeting
February 23 @ 7PM – High School Information Meeting
We will be hosting a meeting for all of our current Grade 8 & 9 parents next Wednesday, February 24th at 7 pm, here at North Point, to discuss our high school program. We are finalizing a lease agreement for a space at Currie Barracks in which to house our Grade 9-11 classes next year and allow more space for everyone as we continue to grow. We will share information about the new campus facility along with providing more detailed information about the high school program overall.
For those parents that are unable to attend in person or would prefer to meet virtually, we will provide a Zoom link so you can log-in and listen to the presentation live. For safety reasons and to ensure that we have enough space for everyone to attend, we are asking that just parents attend this meeting.
Begins February 22
The Stock Market Game for grades 6-10 runs from February 22 to April 30. Student participation is now easier, more interactive and accessible. Personal finance and investment learning are combined with capital markets presentations, mini-video lessons, and an updated SMG app. This is our fifth year competing in SMG.
Teams will be picked in early February. Beginning with a virtual $100,000 opening account balance, students work together to create and manage a virtual investment portfolio of real world stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. Portfolios and rankings within our division are updated weekly. At the end of the game Financial Academy digital badges and Navigator Squad points will be awarded to participating students. Visit SMG website for more information.
March 3 – School-wide Photo
Our photographer is coming back to the school to take the School-wide photo which hangs in our hallway. Please ensure that your son comes to school in his formal dress uniform as it is also a Wednesday.
March 3 @ 7pm – OPEN HOUSE
We will be hosting an in-person Open House at the School on March 3 for prospective families to check out what we have to offer. Please continue to share the the Social Media posts as they come out and help us to spread the word about our school.
Thank You from the Food Bank
We would like to share with you a letter we received from the Calgary Food Bank and thank you again for your amazing community spirit and kindness.
“To Our Friends at North Point School for Boys,
Together, we fight hunger and its root causes because no one should go hungry. Thank you for hosting the North Point School for Boys Holiday Food Drive 2020, this activity brought in 350 pounds of food.
We truly appreciate you generosity as the need fo food in your community continues to grow. Thank you for providing a better tomorrow for those facing food insecurity this holiday season.
Community Engagement Coordinator”
by Riley Chapman
Stay tuned for me next article!
NAVIGATOR SQUAD POINTS
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Contact Mr. Fagan to get your books counted.
Floor Hockey is well underway and is proving to be very popular with the boys. We have 4 teams of 5 in the Grade 3-5 group and 4 teams of 5 in our Grade 6/7 group for a total of 40 students participating. Floor Hockey will finish in a season-ending tournament with prizes and food for all our participants.
MORE SPORTS TO COME
March-April: Basketball 3 vs. 3
April-May: Badminton Singles & Doubles
May-June Soccer: 5 vs. 5
Tournaments will be held at the end of each month. Awards will be given at the following Townhall. There is a potential of off-site bookings for tournaments if COVID-19 restrictions will allow facilities to rent to the school.
Boys and Technology
IBSC Parenting Boys Speaker Series
Shimi Kang – March 2, 2021
Get expert insight into cutting-edge neuroscience that reveals a new understanding around how we metabolize experiences with technology that will lay the foundation for lasting success in our digital world. Harvard-trained psychiatrist Shimi Kang uses her new book to show how to help boys build healthy habits and make smart choices that maximize the benefits of tech—and minimize its risks.
Hosted on the IBSC Shorts platform, the keynote will be available March 2-7, 2021. During this time you can interact with Kang and other participants on a discussion board.