Passion Project
Passion Project 2019 – How competition can lead to growth or change
March 14, 2019
Our 8 minute long-distance call with ISS astronaut David Saint-Jacques
March 21, 2019
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to the Point – March 17, 2019

Happy St. Patrick’s Day


This is our last week before Spring Break. You will receive the next to the Point on Sunday April 7, 2019. ENJOY THE BREAK!

Warmer Weather Ahead!

We are all grateful that the weather is warmer and boys can spend more time outside. Just a reminder from the Parent Handbook:

“Before school formal supervision begins at 8:10 a.m. in the morning. Please do not drop off your child prior to this time. Students are to remain outside until 8:25 a.m. and should not enter the school prior to that time. After-school formal supervision ends at 3:45 p.m. There is no formal supervision after that time.”

THIS WEEK

Mon MAR 18 Healthy Hunger – The Lunch Lady
Wed MAR 20 Talk with SPACE – David Saint-Jacques (ISS)
Thur MAR 21 NO HOT DOGS today (sorry – the boss is gone to Utah!)
Thur MAR 21 Utah Travel Program students depart
Thur MAR 21 Last day of classes before Spring Break
Fri MAR 22 SPRING BREAK (thru April 7)


NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

SCHOOL-WIDE

SPACE CHAT – ARISS MAR 20, 2019 – The countdown is on for our brief LIVE CHAT with ISS astronaut David Saint-Jacques. You should have already received the details. We hope you can join us for these 10-11 minutes of earth to space communication started at 2:16 p.m. If you plan to attend, please arrive by 2:00 p.m.


Passion Project

PASSION PROJECT SHOWCASE RECAP THANK YOU to all parents and extended family who were able to join us March 13, 2019 and toured the amazing Passion Project Fair! The boys were so excited to talk about why they picked their topic and tell anyone who would listen all about it. An incredible amount of work went into these projects. Special thanks to Kim Pirie for her vision on this activity and our faculty for the guidance they gave the boys to make this a reality.

Be sure to read the full article and view the photos in our latest news post on the website.


TERM 3 CURRICULUM – The Term 3 Curriculum document is complete. Curriculum files for all three terms this year are now available in the PARENTS section of the website under ACADEMICS.


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PROGRAMME News

~~~ June 1, 2019 – 4th Annual Boys in Business Fair

North Point School Boys in Business Fair

On June 1, 2019, hundreds of Calgarians (including you we hope!) will come to North Point and shop at the small businesses managed by our young entrepreneurs, aged 6-14. “Boys in Business” has quickly become one of Canada’s largest children’s business fairs. The annual Business Fair is a high-visibility community event and key North Point School tradition – participate now to be part of this legacy!

PARENTS/STUDENTS – We have compiled the key information to plan for this event in one easy location. Here you can find the Information Package for Students and Parents with guidelines, online business plan for students, video resources, FAQ’s and more. Access these resources in this PDF document HERE. A printed copy of this document has also being sent home with students.

SPONSORS/DONORS – This annual event is made possible by the generous support of our sponsors, supporting donors and volunteers. YOU CAN HELP! As a parent, you can help us by getting involved.
– Be a Corporate Sponsor
– Send information to a potential Corporate Sponsor
– Become or solicit a Supporting Donor

If you work for a company with a community grant program tell them about our Fair. If you know of a potential sponsor or supporting donor send them our sponsorship package. Cash donations are eligible for a tax receipt, and can be designated towards specific aspects of this annual event.

The 2019 Sponsorship/Donor Package and online application form is available at www.NorthPointBusinessFair.com. You may also contact Bruce Groberman, Director of Financial Education, at 403.617.7690 or bgroberman@northpoint.school for more information.



ATHLETICS & SQUADS

~~~ Navigators Squads

as of MARCH 1, 2019

Most Improved (Feb. to Mar.) – Mountaineers (216%!)


Sportsmanship Cup

Each month, Ms. Quinn keeps a tally on the good deeds and sportsman conduct during Physical Education classes. Here are recent results.

SAVE THE DATE

~~~ YEARBOOKS

We are getting closer to our minimum order required to make the yearbook a reality – each week we are climbing higher ! Help us get there – ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK HERE. Use the code 13427419.


~~~ CALENDAR – Upcoming

Thursday March 21 – ALL Grade 4-9 students (except those going to Utah) will attend SAIT. We have squash courts booked.


~~~ On Kim’s Radar this week

Friday March 8 was International Women’s Day. We thank all of our female faculty, staff and, of course, North Point School Founder Kim Pirie for being an inspiration and strong role models for our boys.#internationalwomensday