June 17, 2021

June 17, 2021

We would like to wish a very Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads, Grandpas and Uncles who are shaping our boys to be boys with Respect, Responsibility, Resourcefulness, Resilience, and Relentlessness. We hope you enjoy a very special day, however you celebrate it!



WEEK AT A GLANCE

FRI. June 18 – SAT. June 26 – Gulf Islands Outdoor Education Trip

FRI. June 18 – ACTION FRIDAY: Baseball @ Optimist park

All grades will be going at 9:30-11:30 rather than at their regularly scheduled Action Friday times. Please bring a baseball glove if you have one.

MON. June 21 – Heathy Hunger: Edo

MON. June 21 – THURS. June 24 – Gr. 6-7 Exams (See exam schedule below)

THURS. June 24 – NO HOTDOG DAY

FRI. June 25 – Action Friday: TBA

LAST WEEK TO ORDER YEARBOOKS (See below)



WITH YOUR HELP IT WAS A HUGE SUCCESS

A heartfelt thank you to the North Point community for the overwhelming success of our first Annual Walkathon fundraiser.  We were able to raise $24,535 for school programs to benefit our students.  The boys were up for the challenge and crushed the walk within 3 hours, with smiles and enthusiasm.  We had a glorious day for our walk around the Glenmore Reservoir, followed by a picnic lunch and a fun afternoon of football, frisbee, spike ball and school spirit.  Exceeding our fundraising goal by over 200 percent is truly humbling, and we are grateful to the entire North Point family! 

Here is a PDF letter if you would like to send it to your friends and family who supported us.


OFFICE UPDATES & REMINDERS

Get your Cheques in!

If you haven’t done so yet, please ensure your 2021-22 school year post-dated cheques are submitted before the end of June.  

For any account inquires and assistance, please contact Dave at the school office.

Summer Hours

July

School office is closed from July 1 through August 2.

Enrolment inquires and urgent matters can be emailed during this time to:

Brent Devost (Head of School) at bdevost@northpoint.school

Or Dave Jackson (Business Manager) at djackson@northpoint.school

August

School office will be open weekday’s from August 2-27 from 9am to 3pm.

From August 30th and forward the office hours will be back to regular from 8am to 4pm.


2nd ANNUAL STUDENT ENTREPRENEUR PITCH COMPETITION

Congratulations to all the participants in the 2nd Annual Student Entrepreneur Pitch Competition. A $25 gift card is awarded to the winners and runners-up receive $10. A composite video of the pitches can be viewed at Pitch Competition MixTape.  

Grades 3/4 – Winner is Odin B. Runners-up are Declan S. and Tyson P.
Grade 5 – Winner is Ryder H. Runner-up is Colton S.
Grades 6/7 – Winners are Maximiliano C. and Nicholas S. Runners-up are Deven D. and Sami D.
Grades 8/10 – Winner is Rowan A.


EXAM SCHEDULE

Grade 6 & 7

Monday June 219:00 – 12:00  Grade 7 Science
Grade 6 Social
Students can leave after exam or stay for supervised study hall
Tuesday June 22 9:00 – 12:00  Grade 7 Math
Grade 6 ELA PAT Part B
Students can leave after exam or stay for supervised study hall
Wednesday June 239:00 – 12:00  Grade 7 Social
Grade 6 Science
Students can leave after exam or stay for supervised study hall
Thursday June 24 9:00 – 12:00  Grade 7 ELA
Grade 6 PAT Math
Students can leave after exam or stay for supervised study hall

Students are only required to be at school to write their Exam and can then head home once they are finished.  Boys will be required to stay in the exam room until at least 10 am regardless of whether or not they have finished their exam early.   

Regular classes will not be conducted during exam week. 

If students choose to remain at the school they will be expected to complete any outstanding assignments they might have and/or prepare for their remaining exams in an independent study hall area.



Class of 2021

Three of our original seven students are graduating from High School this year. Congratulations on your accomplishments, boys, and we wish you all the best in your future endeavors! This is what their plans are for next year:

Aidan Cook – Taking a gap year to work and travel.

Jett Devost – Attending University of Calgary in the B.Sc. Psychology program.  He wants to become a Forensic Psychologist eventually.

Will Vernon –  Going to play Junior B hockey with the Golden Rockets in Golden, B.C.

Jett, Aiden and Will – you’ve come a long way!

STUDENT PERSPECTIVE

My Review of Grade 6

by Riley Champman

As the year is winding down to the last few weeks of school, I was thinking of all the great times, and cool things we did in grade 6. In grade 6 we do things called PATs (which is short for Provincial Achievement Tests) so this might be my last article for the year, as we have a lot of studying to do.

Let’s get things started with my favourite things in grade 6. I love doing S.T.E.M., which is why it is one of my favourite things to do, especially in the last month or so. We go down with the grade 7s, and Dean is letting us do really cool stuff with motors and simple things like foam board. The next thing I love doing is Financial. I always thought that Financial is a great opportunity to learn real-life skills that can help you massively in the future. The academics in North Point grade 6 are also amazing, as in my old school I wasn’t getting challenged enough. North Point has given me that challenge and motivation I was missing. I would also like to recognize sports included in P.E. and the recess breaks at lunch. 

My least favourite parts of grade 6 were a couple of times of online learning. It’s not North Point that’s the problem, as they have an amazing system for online school, it’s really just online school itself. It is so much better to learn in person, than on a video screen. 

I definitely cannot forget about Action Fridays! To have the opportunity to do things like that on a Friday is amazing as you can take a break for a couple of hours, while doing something fun or enjoying Calgary’s nature, like the Walkathon last week (which was amazing). 

I want to give a big thank you to all of the teachers in North Point for everything that they do. Also to Dean and Mr. Groberman for giving us the opportunity to do things like S.T.E.M. and Financial.

THANK YOU SO MUCH NORTH POINT!



YEARBOOKS

LAST WEEK TO ORDER YEARBOOKS!

All yearbooks must be ordered online at: https://ybpay.lifetouch.ca/

Our school’s Yearbook ID code: 14362521



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Contact Mr. Fagan to get your books counted.


INTRAMURALS

Spike Ball tournaments are ongoing.

The Financial Academy is partnering with the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the U of C Haskayne School of Business to recruit students for their Entrepreneurial Thinking in Action Summer Camps. These virtual camps are 2 hours per day for 1 week (5 days) with a minimum of two teachers in each course. Registration is free for North Point students entering grades 9-12

The Entrepreneurial Thinking in Action camps draw on leading edge practices in curriculum development to deliver a transformational learning experience. Over the five days, students will work in teams to develop their entrepreneurial thinking skills under the mentorship and guidance of University of Calgary instructors, students and alumni. These experiential camps will teach our future leaders how to identify opportunities for innovation, understand customer value, develop a new venture or social enterprise business concept and pitch ideas to a panel of entrepreneurial leaders from our business community.

There are two levels of camps: Level 1: Introduction to Entrepreneurial Thinking in Action and Level 2: Building Entrepreneurial Thinking in Action. Level 1 camps run July 5-9, July 12-16, July 19-23, and July 26-30. Level 2 camps are August 9-13, and August 16-20. Complete details can be found here or on the HCEI Summer Camps 2021 website.