September 9, 2021

September 9, 2021
Top left: The High School boys showing the elementary boys some of the great architecture and views. Bottom left: Mmmm pancakes! Top right: Grayson R. oversees the cooking talents of Nolan M. and Evan D. Bottom right: Our first Gr. 12 student and one of our youngest Kindergarten students pose together.

On Friday, our High School students hosted our Elementary and Middle School students for a tour of the Currie Campus and some of Mr. Redick’s famous pancakes, cooked by the senior high boys. Some of our students and their teachers decided to take advantage of the beautiful weather by walking the distance between the two campuses. Between that and their hike at Dale Hodges Park, they got their share of exercise!



WEEK AT A GLANCE

TONIGHT @ 7pm – K-8 Parent Orientation & Meet the Teacher at the Main Campus

FRI. Sept. 10 – Options start

Gr. K-5 options program includes Art, Music and Drama along with Leadership, Cooking and Action and Adventure

Gr. 6-8 options will give students a choice of which options they will take. The options available are PEP Hockey, Art, Fitness, Action/Outdoor Education, Drama, Basketball, STEM/Rocketry, North Point Media

Gr. 9-12 will take Media Arts (Photography and Audio & Visual Concepts) and/or Outdoor Ed. (Wildlife, Wilderness, Forestry and Outdoor Skills)

FRI. Sept. 17 – Terry Fox Run (see below)



TONIGHT: Parent Orientation / Meet the Teacher

We invite all parents/guardians, both new and returning, to join us for an Orientation/Meet The Teacher Evening. We encourage at least one member of each family to attend. Students are not required to attend. You will have a chance to meet the teachers and staff and we can answer your questions about the upcoming school year.

K-8 parents – Thursday, September 9th (7:00 pm) at the Main campus.


Last Call for Lost & Found

There is still a large store of Lost & Found items at the school. When the snow starts to fly you may wonder where your son’s boots are. We will have a table of these items displayed during the K-8 Parent Orientation night. All remaining items will be donated to charity.


Terry Fox Run

Friday, September 17 – Afternoon @ Carburn Park

“I wanted to set an example that would never be forgotten.”

Terry Fox

Terry Fox represented the best that Canadians have to offer. He was an example of courage, humility, determination, and perseverance. From a young age he exemplified these attributes that made him an inspiration for not only Canada, but the entire world.

On Friday, September 17, North Point will again join the movement and our students will be the ones to continue Terry’s fight and lead this worthy cause towards Terry’s dream of a world without cancer. This year’s run will take place in the afternoon at Carburn Park. We will be transporting the boys to and from the park. Parents/guardians are welcome to join us. More information about the start time will come in the following weeks.

In past years, our school has done an exceptional job of raising funds for the Terry Fox Marathon of Hope. To donate on our school’s fundraising page please visit: https://secure.terryfox.ca/registrant/TeamFundraisingPage.aspx?TeamID=946722. You can also set up your son’s own fundraising page from that same link.



Mask Update

To align with the new provincial health measures, North Point is strengthening masking requirements.

Effective Monday, September 13th, a non-medical face mask will now be required while inside both of our campuses:

Masks for students and staff can be removed indoors while:

  • Engaging in instruction and learning in a classroom
  • Consuming food or drink
  • Participating in physical exercise or options programming

(Simply, we’re asking that boys wear a mask they are in the hallways and washrooms)

This applies to the following:

  • All students (Kindergarten – Grade 12)
  • All staff members
  • All visitors/volunteers

Masks will not be required outdoors and we will continue to support individuals who choose to wear a mask while in the classroom or outside.

As per the provincial requirements, masks continue to be required for all individuals (students, drivers, volunteers, and staff) on a school bus.

Please contact Mr. Devost or Mr. McClelland should a mask exemption be required for medical reasons.

We will continue to monitor the evolving situation and the new masking measures will be reviewed when there are changes in the provincial directions related to masking.

We recognize that there will be a variety of opinions on these new measures. North Point continues to focus on a balanced and thoughtful approach as we support the social, emotional, physical, and learning needs of our students while addressing provincial efforts to protect our healthcare system and reduce transmission of COVID-19.

Sincerely, North Point Administration


Parent Volunteers

Exciting Upcoming Events & Opportunities – HERE WE GROW

A huge thank you to our high school parents last night for signing up to support the school in various ways.  Please stay tuned as we will be sharing information soon about two amazing projects that we know will engage all of our families in helping our school and programs GROW!  One of them involves incredible chocolate treats and the other involves a farm to table extravaganza like no other!  If our Walk-a-thon success from last year was any indicator of how successful we can be when we work together as a North Point community, we can’t wait to see what’s in store next! We look forward to having our Elementary/Middle School parents signing up as well.

Note: If anyone has connections to a printing company that might be willing to help North Point’s cause, please contact Mr. Devost ASAP.


Parent Directory

This year were are giving parents the opportunity to voluntarily sign-up for a Classroom Parent Directory. If you were unable to attend or didn’t have an opportunity to sign up at one of the Orientation Evenings, but would still like to sign up to your son’s homeroom directory, please contact Dorothy Reimer no later than Wednesday, Sept. 15. We will not be doing ongoing updates after the 15th but will update the lists, in necessary, in January. This is completely optional.


High School Off Campus Forms

If you were unable to attend the High School Parent Orientation, here is a link to the Off-Campus Consent Form. Please return forms to you son’s mentor teacher.


Hot Dog Thursday

Our first Hot Dog Thursday was a steaming success! Mr. Q, Mr. Redick and the High School hotdog crew worked as a team to get forms, cooking and delivery done. There were a few kinks along the way but we will have them ironed out by next week. E-transfers for your son’s tab go to Mr. Redick directly.



School Volleyball

There was a volleyball meeting today at lunch for all students Gr. 6-8 students interested in trying out for the Volleyball team. We will be gauging interest at the Hight School level to see if the numbers warrant to starting a program. Practice time are yet to be determined. Games will be between other schools in the Calgary Independent School Athletic Association (CISAA) league also after school.

Intramurals

For Navigator Squad points and all the glory, we will be kicking off intramurals this month with volleyball.Sign-up sheets are up on the gym doors. Remind your son to sign up if he is interested.

Morning Run Club

Mr. Humeniuk will be leading laps around the school ground starting at 8:00AM every morning. This is a casual drop in running practice for whoever is at school early – to train for the upcoming Cross Country team, the Terry Fox Run or just to be a fitter person.



Young Guns Boxing Class at UNDRCARD

Some of the boys may remember going boxing with Mr.Fagan at Undrcard for Action Friday!  UNDRCARD Fitness Club now offers a multi-week program for tiny fighters! YOUNG GUNS is a boxing class designed for all levels (recommended ages 6-9 and 10-14) with instructor David “WILD ROSE”. 

During this 45-minute weekly session, your child will develop an understanding of boxing combinations while improving coordination, strength, flexibility and overall fitness. Don’t worry, UNDRCARD Fitness Club classes promise to get you fighter fit without getting hit. This program is non-contact and led by experienced boxing instructors, with youth coaching backgrounds. Parents, and friends of North Point are also welcome to check out Mr.Fagan’s class during the evening and mornings too! Check the website for more info. 

YOUNG GUNS BOXING is
Every Saturday September 18 – December 4 (excluding Oct. 9 and Nov. 13)
1:00 – 1:45 (Ages 6-9)
2:00 – 2:45 (ages 10-14)
** Limited availability (only 20 slots per class)

Only $175 for the 12 week program
(Kids gloves & hand wraps are available to purchase in studio)

Register online or send an email to hitus@undrcard.com for more details