February 4, 2021

February 4, 2021


WEEK AT A GLANCE

FRI. FEB. 5 – Action Friday: Indoor activities & games at the school

MON. FEB. 8 – Healthy Hunger: Spolumbo’s

TUES. FEB. 9 – PEP back at Flames Community Arena

TUES. FEB. 9 – Checkpoint Meetings 4:00pm – 8:00pm

WED. FEB. 10 – Checkpoint Meetings 8:00am – 4:00pm: NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

FEB. 11-12 – Teacher’s Convention: NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

MON. FEB. 15 – Family Day: SCHOOL CLOSED



PEP Hockey @ Flames Community Arena

Starting on February 9th, the PEP boys are back at the Flames Community Arena. Same times and days as before.


Checkpoint Meetings: Feb. 9 & 10

We will hold our next round of Checkpoint Meetings on February 9 at 4:00pm – 8:00pm and February 10 at 8:00am – 4:00pm. This means that there is no school on Feb. 10 for students to accommodate the meetings. This is a change from the previously published calendar. Book online at nps.schoolsoft.com


February 10, 11, 12 & 15: NO SCHOOL

Due to Checkpoint meetings, followed by Teacher’s Convention and then Family Day, our students have an extra, extra long weekend!


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.


February 24: TELUS BE BRAVE #EndBullying Online Event!

Although we will not be able to host students and teachers at the Scotiabank Saddledome for the 5th Annual TELUS BE BRAVE #EndBullying Game, we are excited to still be able to celebrate Pink Shirt Day with all Calgary and surrounding area schools.

This year we are inviting you to join us online to spread the message of empathy and kindness, to learn about bullying prevention, and to see how you can be the difference. We will be presenting three targeted sessions on the morning of February 24th.

  • 9:00am for elementary aged students
  • 10:00am for junior high/middle school aged students
  • 11:00am for high school aged students

TELUS Wise ambassador, Calgary Stampeders alumnus and member of the Calgary Fire Department Randy Chevrier will be the host for all three sessions while Singer, Songwriter, Speaker and Founder/CEO of ‘No Time for That’ Elsie Morden will share her powerful message with students. Randy and Elsie will also be joined by members of the Calgary Hitmen Hockey Club.



Lost & Found

We have a table of freshly washed, lost uniform items by the office. If your son is missing a North Point hoodie or athletic shirt, please come take a look and claim your stuff. An option for assisting you with keeping track of your son’s North Point gear would be to make use of the clothing labels through Mable’s Labels. A portion of the purchase price comes back to the school’s parent council. Click on the Support a Fundraiser link and search by our school name before you start shopping in order to make your purchase count.


Student Perspective

Questions for Mr. Fagan

by Riley Chapman

  1. Why did you become a teacher?
    History is one of my passions, and hockey, and… kids! not always in that order! North Point has blown my expectations because I get to do some extraordinary things that most teachers wouldn’t get to experience – like Action Fridays, Utah, Blue Lake.
  1. What hobbies do you have?
    Fly fishing is a hobby of mine and in typical years atNorth Point, I host the fly Fishing club. Travelling is another one of my hobbies. I have been to over 25 countries in Southeast Asia, Europe, and the Balkans. This year during Covid my goal is to play guitar and I have been playing pretty much everyday the entire Lockdown. And of course Hockey!
  1. What is your favourite food? Why?
    Indian Curry – it’s rich in flavour and I didn’t get too many challenging flavours when I was a kid, so that gave me a good appreciation for it.
  1. What’s the best part about North Point, in your opinion?
    I would say our ability to adapt and always reflect on our character.
  1. What type of student were you, when you were a kid?
    I was shy (I blushed easily) and very dedicated to hockey, but I still managed to do well in school. I wish I would have joined more teams and clubs and taken more adventures outside of hockey.
  1. What was your favourite subject in school?
    Social Studies.
  1. What do you see yourself doing in 20 years from now?
    I hope I’m still working in schools and continuing to be creative with school programming, but I am open to whatever makes me happy. I can’t imagine myself in a career outside of education but I will keep an open mind.
  1. What is your favourite Cartoon Character? Why?
    Sponge Bob SquarePants because he’s loyal to his friends, optimistic, quirky, and always doing his best for his community (Bikini Bottom).

Stay Tuned for my next Article!



NAVIGATOR SQUAD POINTS

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Contact Mr. Fagan to get your books counted.


FLOOR HOCKEY

We will begin Floor Hockey sign-ups for students in Grades 3-11, for our next intramural and sports-based program. Floor Hockey will finish in a season-ending tournament with prizes and food for all our participants. The date will be announced based on the number of students who sign up and once we get all the participants finalized.

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.



YYC Hot Chocolate Fest

This year marks the 10th Anniversary of Calgary’s Sweetest Festival! Every February, participating cafés, restaurants, and chocolatiers compete for the coveted titles of YYC’s Best Hot Chocolate, Best Spirited Hot Chocolate, and special Cup That Runneth Over Award. Calgarians can sip a variety of hot cocoas and determine the blend that roasts them all!

How does it work? Choose a hot chocolate from our list of contestants, head over during their business hours to try it, and then rate it to help us decide who will be crowned YYC’s Best Hot Chocolate!

 $1 (non-spirited) – $2 (spirited) from every cup sold supports Calgary Meals on Wheels, thereby directly providing nutritious meals to Calgarians.

For more information, visit the website.