to the Point – May 26, 2019

We missed the photo in the last to the Point bulletin!
Such a great way to finish the Mother’s Day Tea – hugs for all the moms.

6 days until the 4th Annual Boys in Business Fair (June 1) !

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

Please let Bruce know ASAP if your child will NOT ATTEND the Business Fair. Thank you!

#northpointdads SAVE THE DATE – Friday June 14, 2019 – Annual Softball Tournament and Father’s Day Celebration! We invite all dad (or step/grand-dads!) to join us for an afternoon of fun with your son on the diamonds. Play some softball, share a few laughs and some (root) beers and more. Please let us know if you can make it so we can do some planning.

#throwback #northpointspacetalk – Our March 20, 2019 space talk with David Saint-Jacques now has a bigger audience – The IBSC has added our story to their website – see all their school stories featured here –

Communications/Marketing & Administrative Specialist

North Point School is HIRING – Seeking a Communications / Marketing & Administrative Specialist (0.8 part-time). If you know anyone who would be a great candidate, please send them to our CAREERS page.

** MON May 27 SEE EMAIL sent at 6:00 a.m. on May 26 **
(Healthy Hunger orders moved to Wednesday this week)

TUE May 28 Town Hall, Dress Down, Fun Lunch
– Lunch will be Pizza (Little Caesars – Cheese, Pepperoni and Hawaiian), Fruit, Juice & a Cookie)
** WED May 29 Healthy Hunger – Spolumbo’s **
THU May 30 AGM – Friends of North Point Society 7 p.m.
FRI May 31 ACTION FRIDAY – Disc Golf

THIS WEEK: 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 See you all on May 30 at 7 p.m.


Special thanks to Sandi MacGregor, ATB Entrepreneur Strategist for teaching our students all about being an entrepreneur during their visit to the ATB Entrepreneur Centre on May 23. Students learnt great information about banking and entrepreneurship.

6 DAYS to go !

Need information about the business fair? Find all you need at You may also contact Bruce Groberman, Director of Financial Education, at 403.617.7690 or for more information.

Reminder students can start as early as 8:00 a.m. on Saturday JUNE 1, and they should arrive NO LATER than 9:30 a.m. Everything must be completed and ready for customers by 10 am.

We can still use a few VOLUNTEERS to help with setup on Saturday morning. Sign up here is you can help out –


We are still looking for a few guest judges! Would you like be a judge at the Business Fair? Its fun and easy to do. We will provide you with score sheets with the boys names and business names. There are 3 basic questions to ask and you score their responses from 1-10. Contact Bruce to be a guest judge at


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.


Special thanks to our newest donors for their generous donations to the Business Fair this year. You help make this event possible for our young entrepreneurs this year and beyond!

  • Donation in kind – Calgary Italian Bakery on providing ½ price buns for our Spolumbo sausages!
  • $250 – $499
    Solvera Solutions – Calgary
  • $500 – $999
    ATB Financial
    – Board member John Blevins
    – Paulo Dacosta
  • $2000+
    Anonymous donor

Please see Mr. Fagan to sign up!
** Due to the nice weather and a conflicting event,
this lunchtime activity will begin on May 28. **


~~~ Track & Field Recap

Kristin a recap of this past weeks CISAA Track & Field Meet in the June 2 bulletin. Congratulations to all athletes in Grades 7-9 for their resilience and perseverance getting ready for this event.

~~~ Sportsmanship Cup

Each month, Ms. Quinn keeps a tally on the good deeds and sportsman conduct during Physical Education classes. We will be back next weekend with the May results !

~~~ 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

North Point is Hiring

North Point School is seeking a part-time Marketing and Communications Manager to start in August 2019. Job details and application information are available here.

19th Annual FunnyFest Calgary Comedy Festival May 30 - June 9, 2019

This local non-profit organization is delivering the “Comedy Workshop” for North Point School Grade 7-9 students and is offering 25% or $5 off tickets to the 19th Annual FunnyFest Calgary Comedy Festival Society, May 30 June 9, 2019

  • 11 venues – 50% of Venues admit All ages; However, the comedy is adult themed (but not dirty) – Clarion HotelRichmond’s PubDog & DuckStonegate PubJoyce on 4thWeaselhead PubStephen AvenueOlympic Plaza
  • 20 shows
  • 6 performers per show
  • 2 shows per night
  • 2 hours of non – stop laughter per show
  • Prizes

EACH COMEDY EVENT FEATURES:  6 performers per show; average length 90 min – 120 min; doors open 1 hour before show time; Yes, there are great food options & tasty beverage services (at most venues). 

FunnyFest Comedy does it all — from high – brow to low – brow and everything in-between!

Click here for more info and to buy tickets:

Tickets:  $5 off or $15 (Or a nickel a laugh!)

Calgary's Child

Cooking for and WITH Kids

Looking for a bit of inspiration for lunches and at home? This amazing couple has built a family and a business while blogging and travelling about healthy eating. They live in Sweden and over the last 10 years have amassed a great following. Spectacular photography, real-life stories about everyday living with healthy food (and travel)! Check out their latest book “Little Green Kitchen”. Even you don’t eat vegetarian, these can be the basis for meat recipes. Available for sale on Amazon. Learn more at
— shared by Ms. Veronique, who has followed GK since their oldest daughter was born.

Great Ideas are Meant to be Shared

North Point started as a small idea and grew because people started to tell their friends and they told two people and they told two people… (for those of you old enough to remember the Pantene commercial of yesteryear!).

Author Seth Godin’s blog post of May 21 was exactly about that. Thought I would re-share it here. Please keep telling people about North Point – it’s how we will continue to grow and build on a positive life-long learning environment for boys (and maybe eventually girls!).

It’s all horizontal (and books went first) 

With enough top-down energy, it feels like the creator of an idea can broadcast it, anytime and anywhere. That enough hype / promo / media / leverage ought to allow a major publisher or network or candidate to bend the culture simply by yelling.

If you follow this road, you’re going to be sorely disappointed.

For 500 years, this hasn’t been true for books. And now it’s not true for anything.

Ideas spread from person to person. Horizontally. Because someone who encountered an idea cared enough to spread the word, to talk about it, to insist that friends and colleagues pay attention, if just for a moment.

If you can figure out how to embrace the true fans, they’ll go ahead and spread an idea–not because you want them to, but because they want to.

Your ability to reach a tiny group of committed fans is essential. But the work spreads because of the fans, not because you figured out how to spend money to interrupt more and more strangers.