Jan. 30, 2020

Jan. 30, 2020

And all of a sudden January is over! The cold snap was a challenge, especially for the buses, but Mr. Jackson kept everything on track, Mr. Devost and Mrs. Pirie were kept busy with numerous School Tours and we welcomed six new students! So exciting! We are looking forward to many good things in February and beyond. Our Checkpoint meetings are coming up and we look forward to sharing your son’s learning journey with you. Before you know it, our Travel Program students will be on their way as well.


THIS WEEK

FRI Jan. 31 – PD Day: NO SCHOOL


NEXT WEEK

THURS Feb.6 – Checkpoint Meetings, Students dismissed at 12:00 noon.

FRI Feb.7 – Action Friday: Calgary Tower


SAVE THE DATE

THURS Feb. 6 – Checkpoint Meeting!

Checkpoint Meetings are an opportunity for parents and students to meet with teachers to discuss progress and address questions/concerns.

The  Conference Manager by SchoolSoft is open for booking your Checkpoint Meeting. If you are not already registered in the system, you can self-register using the REGISTER NOW button located on the log in page. If you have used SchoolSoft for another school, you will need to create a new account for North Point School.


STUDENT HIGHLIGHT

Mason was selected again this year to race for the Team Alberta BMX development team! Way to go Mason and good luck in your BMX season!


Electronics

Interested in electronics engineering? This course is perfect for teens who are seeking more experience and knowledge in the field of electronics. For the duration of the project, students will experience designing and building different electronic circuits including breadboarding, printed circuit boards, soldering and a whole lot more. Students will take home several projects they build for this course.

3:45 – 5:15 pm Wednesdays
7 Classes from Feb 5  – Mar 18, 2020

For more information and to register, go to: http://roots2stem.ca/np-engineering-academy/


To enhance their unit on Investing in Stocks, Bonds & Funds, the boys in Grades 6-9 started playing the Stock Market Game this week. To find out more, take a look at this PDF. The game runs until February 7, 2020.



ATHLETICS & SQUADS

Navigators Squads

Standings to date:

Mountaineers: 863
Aviators: 1215
Mariners: 1620
Astronauts: 1866

Athletics

Basketball (Grade 7)

DayDateTimeVSLocation
Tue2/11/20204:15 pmHeritage Christian SchoolHeritage Christian School
Thu2/13/20205:30 pmGlenmore Christian AcademyGlenmore Christian Academy
Thu2/20/20204:15 pmS Foundations for the FutureS Foundations for the Future

Basketball (Grade 7/8)

DayDateTimeVSLocation
Tue2/4/20205:30 pmChinook WindsChinook Winds

Week at a Glance


Teacher’s Convention Activities

Here’s something to check out during the upcoming (Feb. 14-15) Teacher’s Convention:

Penguin Walk at the Calgary Zoo.
Everyday from Jan 13, 2020 – Mar 16, 2020 at 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
2020 marks the 8th year of the Calgary Zoo Penguin Walk! The king penguin colony heads out on the zoo grounds for a daily enrichment walk in the winter months and visitors get to experience the fun! This incredible program allows visitors to get an up-close look at the group of king penguins as they explore, exercise, and waddle their way through the zoo. This is a free-choice activity for the penguins and is subject to weather conditions.

Location:Calgary Zoo: 210 St. George’s Drive NE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:calgaryzoo.com