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June 11, 2020

As we prepare for the final weeks of school it is bittersweet. While knowing our farewell to our students will look very different this year, we are excited for the plans we have made to make it special. Despite the restrictions in place, we are excited to celebrate the accomplishments of our students, especially the grade 6s and 9s as they reach these milestone in their academic paths. 


SCHOOL IN FALL

Announcement from the Minister of Education

Yesterday afternoon Minister LaGrange released guidance documents for 2020-21 School Re-Entry. The approach taken in the creation of these documents continues to emphasize the following four principles:

  • The safety of children, students and staff comes first.
  • Children and student learning will continue.
  • Provincial funding is still flowing to schools.
  • School authorities have flexibility to do what is best for their community.

Mr. Devost has put together a summary of the guidance document as it pertains to our school. You can read it here.


ON THE CALENDAR

June 16 & 18: Uniform Fit Days

9:00 am – 2:30 pm in the Learning Commons

The Wear It team will be at the school with sample uniform parts, for every grade, available at the fitting. You will also be able to place your order. See the flyer here.

June 15: All work due

June 16: TownHall

June 18,19, 22 and 23: Exams – Gr. 6-9

Exam times at the school will be scheduled to allow for physical distancing and appropriate numbers in the school.

Grade 6-9 students are asked to drop off all school resources on the last day of their exams.


LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL EVENTS

June 23: Last day of classes/exams

June 23: Grade 9 Grad BBQ (students and staff only)

Mr. Redick will have more information for the Grade 9 students.

June 24 & 25: Drop off all school resources

Remaining school resources can be dropped off at the school anytime between 8:30-3:30. Mr. Jackson and Mrs. Reimer will assist you in checking school resources in.

June 26: Farewell Drive-by

Come say good-bye to the teachers and pick up report cards and a special treat bag! The teachers will be along the sidewalk, by the staff parking lot, waiting for you. So that everyone can drive by the school in a safe manner, please follow the arrows on the route marked on the map below. The schedule is suggested so we don’t have a traffic jam. If you have two sons at North Point, pick the time that suits you best – you don’t have to drive by twice. If the scheduled time doesn’t work for you, just pick a time that works better. We look forward to seeing everyone in person!

June 26: Awards video presentation


LAST ACTION FRIDAY

June 12: Artist Maya Gohill



June 5 – Hello Fresh Cooking Class

What a fantastic opportunity our boys had to partake in Experiencial Learning at home! With the help of Hello Fresh, the Jr. High boys cooked together over Zoom. It looks like it was a great success!

Angus W. looking like a pro in his apron.
Thomas M. and Ty G. showing us their skills.
Brody F. – Looks delicious!
Grady H. – “What an awesome idea!! So excited to get to the groceries delivered as well. “

June 5 – Virtual Escape Room

The grade 4-6 were divided up into breakout rooms to take part in a Virtual Escape Room. The boys were tasked with solving several puzzles to decode keywords which unlocked different parts of the room. Mrs. Pirie and Mrs. Reimer had the privilege of jumping into one of the breakout rooms. The boys in our group worked really well together, were very respectful of the Escape Room staff and had lots of fun! We’d like to give a shout out to Maximilliano who was relentless and determined to solve the puzzles even after the time had elapsed. Way to stick with it Maximilliano! Below are some examples of what the Virtual Escape Room looked like.



INTRODUCING…

We are delighted to introduce you to Miss Emily Works, our new Math teacher. We are excited to be a part of launching another successful career here at North Point, in much the same way we did with Mrs. Stewart (as our first ever Grade K-3 teacher who is a Navigator Forever and currently busy raising her wonderful children) and Mr. Fagan, who is fantastic member of the North Point Team. We are confident that Miss Works will quickly become a part of our North Point 5R culture and be a valued member of our school community!

Miss Works is originally from Yellowknife, NT where she grew up playing hockey and soccer competitively and is a recent graduate from the University of Alberta’s Education program. She joins our team with plans to implement hands on learning and individualized lesson plans to help her students reach their full potential. She believes in the importance of community and working together to achieve a common goal.

Interesting facts about Miss Works:

  • Played hockey, competing in the 2012 Arctic Winter Games in Whitehorse, Yukon.
  • Played high performance soccer, competing in the 2013 National Club Championship and won a silver medal at the 2014 Arctic Winter Games in Fairbanks, Alaska.
  • Was part of the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers Ice Crews
  • Favourite Sport: Hockey
  • Favourite book: “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio
  • Favourite Song: “Springsteen” by Eric Church
  • Favourite Quote: Learning is the only thing that the mind never exhausts, never fears, and never regrets.”

Welcome aboard, Miss Works!


Congratulations to all the Student Entrepreneur Pitch Competition participants. It was great to have dozens of boys submit their business pitches in a one-minute Flipgrid video. The following 13 students were chosen as the winners and each will receive a $10 gift card. A selection of winning Flipgrid videos can be viewed at Pitch Competition MixTape.

  1. Odin Bain, Grade 2
  2. Liam Ward, Grade 3
  3. Sam Main, Grade 4
  4. Brandon Fontaine, Grade 4
  5. Deven Davda, Grade 5
  6. Josh Knudsen-Brunel, Grade 5
  7. Maximiliano Calatayud, Grade 5
  8. Riley Chapman, Grade 5
  9. Kasey Poldas, Grade 6
  10. Will Pittard, Grade 6
  11. Carter Price, Grade 7
  12. Dylan Fraser, Grade 7
  13. Rowan Althorp, Grade 9

WHAT ARE THE BOYS UP TO?

Felix C. hiking Eagle Ridge in Kananaskis with his siblings, grandfather, and cousin.


NOTABLE NAVIGATORS

Our Notable Navigators this week are our fabulous team of transportation specialists, otherwise known as our… Bus Drivers!  With two regular bus routes that Sharon and Xolile manage along with all of our field trip activities, you need people you can count on and all three of these folks consistently rise to the challenge.  Phil joined us recently when Sharon hurt her wrist and has fit right in to our Navigator culture.  His pleasant demeanour and willingness to step up and help in any way he can makes him such a welcome addition to NP.  Xolile’s incredible smile and positive attitude make her such a pleasure to work with and we are very lucky to have her on our NP team.  Sharon is our senior driver and has been so reliable over the years.  She is so helpful with taking our buses to get washed, maintained and driving to so many places around the city for us.   Thank you to our Terrific Transportation Trio!


Navigators Squads

Keep reading, keep participating in challenges, keep wearing your uniforms, keep being RELENTLESS!!

Standings to date:

Mountaineers: 1183
Aviators: 1555
Mariners: 1980
Astronauts: 2201



CALGARY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Are you up for the challenge?

Kids and families can read (or be read to) and take part in virtual challenges based on science, technology, reading, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STREAM) through the Library’s website throughout the summer.  

For teens, there’s the Ultimate Summer Challenge: Teen Takeover.

Track your reading through the website or app and complete fun, creative challenges to earn digital badges. The more badges you earn, the more chances you have to win.   

You can register any time between June 1 and August 31, 2020 with your free Library card. All kids must register with their own Library card, and you can get a free card online.  

Register for the Ultimate Summer Challenge starting June 1!