On Friday, the Gr. 6-8 Action/Outdoor Education Option went to the Calgary Climbing Centre to learn all about climbing, belaying and rappelling including the equipment and commands used. The boys took turns belaying each other and the staff at the Climbing Centre were impressed with the Responsibility our students displayed. The boys all loved it and were already asking to go back on the way home.
WEEK AT A GLANCE
FRI. FEB. 4 – Action Friday: Gr. 6-8 Action/Outdoor Ed. Option at Bowness Park Skate-way (bring skates/helmets and dress for the weather)
MON. FEB. 7 – Healthy Hunger: Spolumbos (Richmond Campus); The Lunch Lady (Currie Campus)
WED. FEB. 9 – Theatre Lunch Club Cast Party @ Lunch
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.
Friends of North Point Society is looking for individuals to fill all roles within the Society. The activities of the Society currently include running the Healthy Hunger program, running fundraising events, assisting the school with events, running Mabel’s Labels fundraiser, and any other requests the school might have. The Society is currently approved for a casino that we are waiting to have booked by AGLC.
We are looking to fill the roles of any/all board members including the following: Chair/Co-chair, Treasurer, Secretary, Director at Large, and Volunteer Coordinator. Experience is not necessary.
The duties of the Officers and Directors are as follows:
- The Chair will plan the agendas for the meetings; conduct the meetings; act as a spokesperson for the School Council; and generally supervise the School Council. The Chair will prepare Annual Reports of the School Council.
- The Co-Chair will assist the Chair with their responsibilities.
- The secretary will keep accurate minutes and records of the meetings; take care of all correspondence and communication.
- The Treasurer will keep accurate records of all financial transactions of the School Council; present an accounting of the funds to School Council members; and prepare the accounts for auditing.
- The Volunteer Coordinator will help coordinate activities which involve parents and the school community; and will report those activities to the School Council.
- Directors at Large assist the Council with the handling of any issues that may arise such as filling quorum for meetings, advising on issues that may be presented to Council.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teachers Convention – February 17 & 18
Telus Be Brave Hockey Game
On Wednesday February 23rd at 6:00pm, North Point students and families have been invited to go to the Telus BE BRAVE Hitmen Hockey Game. Typically, this game happens during the school day for all to attend. This year we want to continue representing North Point by taking a bus to the evening game! We understand you have many evening commitments, but we are encouraging all to join us wearing pink and watching hockey for a good cause — #EndBullying! If you are interested please fill out the form as soon as possible so that we can reserve a spot. Here are the details:
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 email@example.com
*This year they will not be providing pink shirts, so find anything pink to wear!
Checkpoint Meetings – March 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.
Midterm Exams and Mark Statements
January 31 marked the midpoint of our school year! Midterm Exam Mark Statements for grade 6 to 11, will be sent home with the students, so please be on the lookout for a hard copy in a North Point envelope. If students were away for any of their exams, their mark statements will be sent home as soon as the exams are written, marked and entered into SchoolCloud. Please reach out to the course teacher for any specific inquiries.
We would also like to take this time to continue to encourage our families to support us in maintaining our dress code expectations. We feel strongly that our dress code helps our students to feel connected to each other and the school as a whole. It eliminates any socioeconomic differences, unifies our student body and allows for us to identify our students easily when we are off campus. We are truly a team here at North Point and greatly appreciate your efforts to help us reinforce this endeavour.
If you require new North Point gear, please go to wearit.ca
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 special Valentine’s Day labels ordered that should be at the school early next week! 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. 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.
Order Form: https://forms.gle/nLTa9jDMYKR5nqao7
Dunvegan Farmer’s Market Box
To receive a Farmer’s Market Box, sign up on Dunvegan’s website. (don’t forget to indicate the correct Navigator team!)
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Basketball and Curling continue in full force. We will have another update from Mr. Humeniuk next week.