SPIRIT WEEK! We had great participation in all grades and it was awesome to see the boys and their teachers get involved. Crazy Hair day and Classroom Theme days were big hits! For the classroom theme day, a couple classes did Beach/Hawaiian Day and we also had PJ Day, Animal Safari, Shirt & Tie Day, King for a Day, Gangsters and Twin Day. All the classes were super creative but in the end, the class that won free Slurpees after Spring Break was Miss. Works’ class with the Animal Safari theme.



WEEK AT A GLANCE

THURS. MAR. 25 – Wrap-up Floor Hockey Party

Check your inbox for an email from Mr. Q with the details of the Floor Hockey Wrap-Up party happening after school.

FRI. MAR. 26– Action Friday: Tubing @ Norquay

Our time slot for the park is from 10am to 12:30pm so that means we need to depart the school right at 8:30am on Friday morning.  PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR SON IS HERE ON TIME.  Students will be taking their lunch with them to the park as we will eat up there before heading back.   Estimating leaving the park at approximately 1pm or so with plenty of time to be back for the 3:30pm dismissal. Please ensure your son is dressed for winter weather and brings their backpack to keep their lunch, touque, gloves, etc, in. 

FRI. MAR. 26 – SPIRIT WEEK: Hoodie Day



March 27 – April 11 – Spring Break – SCHOOL CLOSED


April 14 – Vaccinations: Gr. 7 & 9


April 14 @ 7PM – Parent Meeting

THE THIRD ANNUAL OUTDOOR ED. TRIP

It is our pleasure to be able to offer 20 of our grade 8-10 students the opportunity to travel to the GULF ISLANDS in beautiful British Columbia for 9 days in May 2021. This trip is to replace the Utah trip planned last year before Covid-19 cancelled the trip. The nature of this adventurous based trip is to play in amazing landscapes, build teamwork, practical implementation of previous learned skills and to have fun! Canadian Flora, Fauna and Geography of the only temperate rainforest in the world will be at the forefront of all daily lessons. Many of the activities planned fit nicely into our CTS courses for grade 10 credits. Parent meeting will be set up April 14 @ 7 pm.


Mother’s Day Surprise

Mother/Son photo due April 16

We are preparing a surprise for our mothers and for this we would like every boy to submit a recent picture of themselves with their mom. Pictures can be sent to Miss Jenn at jhersak@northpoint.school any time before April 16. If you don’t already have one, use the time over Spring Break to take one!



Portfolio Leaderboard

The new Portfolio Leaderboard ranks North Point teams against other middle schools and high schools in our region. It is updated weekly on our Stock Market Game Resource Page. Take a virtual tour of all the Stock Market Game has to offer in lesson plans, functionality and impact on our students.


Student Perspective

Questions For Mr. Hirtle

by Riley Chapman

  1.  Why did you become a teacher?
    “Because I liked working with and coaching kids. Also, two of my best coaches were teachers.”
  2.  What’s your favourite superhero?
    “Superman because he was the first comic that I started reading, and I have always wanted to fly.”
  3.  Do you have any hobbies?
    “Go to the gym, play poker, hang out with my family and bike ride.”
  4.  What is your favourite basketball team and why?
    “Chicago bulls from the 1990s, because I love Michael Jordan.”
  5.  What is your favourite food?
    “Steak and Pizza for Sure!”
  6.  If you pick any other profession what would it be?
    “Professional athlete. Either Basketball or Professional Poker.”
  7.  If you could travel back in time what would you change?
    “I would go back to St. FX to play my fifth year of basketball eligibility.”
  8.  How long have you been teaching?
    “13 total years with a 7-year break in the middle.”
  9.  What is the best advice you’ve been given about teaching?
    “To build positive relationships with the students.”
  10.  What’s the hardest part of teaching?
    “To personally connect with each student every day, but it’s also the most satisfying.”
  11. How do you stay organized?
    “I set my weeks in triage order, if it doesn’t need to be done in 48 hours it’s put on the back burner.”
  12.  Where is your favourite place to travel?
    “Back home to Nova Scotia or someplace hot and tropical.”
  13. Where have you always wanted to travel but haven’t been yet?
    “I wouldn’t say it’s travelling, but I’d like to go to Atlanta Georgia and see The Masters golf tournament.”

Stay tuned for my next article!



NAVIGATOR SQUAD POINTS

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Contact Mr. Fagan to get your books counted. Don’t forget that Spirit Week participation will earn you Navigator points a well!


FLOOR HOCKEY

We had fantastic participation in Floor Hockey with about 65% of the boys being involved. The wrap-up party is today after school and medals will be handed out in April after Spring Break.

Sign-up sheets for Basketball have been posted on the gym doors.

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.