to the Point – May 5, 2019
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to the Point – May 12-25, 2019

Photo of the week: Mother’s Day tea! Thank you to all everyone who could make the time to attend our Mother’s Day tea. It was huge success and there may have been a few Kleenex’s used during the boy’s “I Love You Mom” videos! Wow – HAPPY MOTHER’s DAY. It all ended on a great note with the boys giving their mom’s a big hug. Special thanks to Ms. Jenn for spearheading this and everyone who helped out.

THREE (3) weeks until the 4th Annual Boys in Business Fair (June 1) !

Business Fair volunteers are needed – see below for details. Things are heating up as the boys get their products ready for the June 1 Business Fair. Good luck to everyone as they prepare.

It was great to see everyone at the Checkpoint Meetings this past week. We have two short weeks coming up with the long weekend. The next to the Point bulletin will be sent on May 26. Now that the weather is improving the boys will be outside more so please send appropriate clothes/footwear.

Please join us in welcoming a new student – Patrick Corbett and his family to the North Point family. Patrick starts in Grade 2 on Monday May 13 ! We are excited to have him join Ms. Jenn’s class.

BUSINESS FAIR photos – thanks for the photos I have received already. Great to see these products starting to come together.

You can send any photos of products in progress to Ms. Veronique or tag us in your social media posts #northpointbusinessfair @northpointschoolforboys (instagram/facebook) or @northpointsfb (twitter).


MON May 13 Welcome new student Patrick Corbett – Grade 2
MON May 13 Healthy Hunger – Subway
THU May 16 ADHD Presentation at 7:00 p.m.
FRI May 17 Non-instruction day – NO CLASSES
MON May 21 Victoria Day Holiday – SCHOOL CLOSED
FRI May 24 CISAA Junior High Track & Field Meet


Notice of Annual General Meeting – Friends of North Point Society

All North parents are invited to please join us Thursday May 30, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. for the Annual General Meeting of the Friends of North Point Society (FNPS), held at North Point School. We will review the year and look ahead to 2019-20. There will be elections for the FNPS 2019-20 Executive Committee. We will follow the AGM with a regular FNPS meeting immediately after.

During the AGM, we will hold elections for the Chair, Co-Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. All positions are for a one year term. 

In the case where we may have more than one nominee for a position, each nominee will be allowed to present themselves to the audience and a vote will decide that position. You may only nominate a parent for a position if they have been asked prior to the meeting and are willing to have their name put forward.  If you are not able to make the meeting, but are interested in a position, you may send a friend to stand in your place at the meeting for the nomination.  

It is imperative that we have the positions held by a representative to ensure that we are able to meet quorum and have as many voices in our meetings as possible.  

If you have any questions or wish to put your name forward for an executive position, please contact Maureen Appel at appel.maureen@gmail.com. See you all on May 30 at 7 p.m.


PROGRAMME News

Financial Academy at North Point School

The Financial Academy is going on a field trip ! Mr. Groberman has organized a trip for all students to the ATB Entrepreneurship Centre on May 23, 2019. Details are on the North Point calendar. Special thanks to ATB and Sandi MacGregor, Entrepreneur Strategist with ATB, for making this possible.


North Point School Boys in Business Fair

19 DAYS to go !

2019 VOLUNTEERS

We will need volunteers to help setup on Friday May 31 for a few hours (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Saturday June 1 starting at 7:30 a.m and with tear down starting at 2:00 p.m. If you can help with either day for any amount of time, please let us know – you can sign-up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0A45A8A822A2FD0-4thannual.

2019 SPONSORS

THANK YOU to TD Bank for once again sponsoring the Business Fair. This is the third year they have been a sponsor of our event.

2019 DONORS

Spolumbo Fine Foods & Deli

Please join us in thanking Spolumbo’s for their donation in kind. The provided a large discount for their delicious sausages for the Business Fair.
Mr. Redick will be stepping up his game (from Hot-dog Thursdays!) to man the grill with some Spolumbo’s sausages to keep our shoppers fueled for their excursion around the 4th Annual Boys in Business Fair on June 1. Be sure to come get one early so you are not disappointed.



Sponsors Needed ! Please help.

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

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

~~~Sportsmanship Cup

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


~~~ Navigators Squads

as of MAY 1, 2019

Most Improved (1-April to 1-May)
MVP – Will P, Owen W, Brandon F, Lochlan D.
SQUAD – Mariners (14%)



Latest North Point News


Speaker Series – May 16, 2019
ADHD – At Home & At School

Mr. Les Redick, subject expert will present the latest on ADHD. Parents are led through a discussion of how ADHD presents itself from early elementary school through to adulthood. Parents are shown what ADHD looks like at home and how it may look different at school. Parents are given strategies on how to manage ADHD at home and how to support teachers in the classroom.

To learn more – visit the school calendar or our Facebook event. This presentation is free to attend and open to North Point families and the general community – bring a friend!


International Boys’ School Coalition

Are you curious about boys’ education? North Point School is a member of the International Boys’ School Coalition. They “connects dedicated educators worldwide to discover the best learning practices for boys. Members join a coalition of professionals who are committed to advancing schools and the learning experience for boys.” (www.theibsc.org, 2019)

The recently began a Podcast exploring boy’s education. You can listen here or look for it in your favorite podcast app.


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