to the Point – May 5, 2019

to the Point – May 5, 2019

Photo of the week: Would you let your son crack an egg on your head? The Gr. 1-3 boys studied eggs this week and Mr. Devost was a willing participant ! Thanks Coach.

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

BUSINESS FAIR photos – are you starting to build your products? We want photos! Send them to Ms. Veronique or tag us in your social media posts #northpointbusinessfair @northpointschoolforboys (instagram/facebook) or @northpointsfb (twitter).

Due to the Mother’s Day Tea on Thursday, Formal uniforms will be worn on THURSDAY. Boys can wear regular uniform on Wednesday. Also – no hot-dog Thursday this week.

UNIFORM FITTINGS – Save the date! We will hold Uniform Fitting Days on June 10 and 11 at the school. You will be able to determine the sizes needed and place orders for the 2019-20 school year. For complete details, please check the calendar.

THANK YOU – We received this donation at the school this week. Special thanks to our anonymous donor for their thoughtfulness! We will put it to good use.

MON May 6 Healthy Hunger – Pita Pit
WED May 8 Regular uniform
THUR May 9 FORMAL Uniform
May 9 Early Dismissal at 12:00 p.m.; NO hotdogs today
THUR May 9 Mother’s Day Tea t 12:15 p.m.
THUR May 9 Checkpoint Meetings 1:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

FRI May 10 ACTION FRIDAY – Urban Hike

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.


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

27 DAYS to go !


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.

We are still looking for sponsors for the Business Fair. If you have any contacts or suggestions, please send to Mr. Groberman or send a Sponsorship Package. Details are below.


Just a reminder that Wednesday May 1 was the DUE DATE for students to submit their business plans for the 4th Annual Boys in Business Fair. If your son missed the deadline please ensure the plan is completed ASAP and submitted to Mr. Groberman. Links to key resources are available:

  • Access the online-fillable business plan HERE 
  • Access a download & printable version HERE 
  • The Information Package for Students and Parents with guidelines, video resources, food FAQ’s and more are available HERE.
  • Instructions on How to Use Google Classroom From Home are available HERE.

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 You may also contact Bruce Groberman, Director of Financial Education, at 403.617.7690 or for more information.

NEW BUS ROUTE FOR 2019-20 – North Point School is extremely pleased to announce a new South West/South East morning and afternoon bus route for the 2019-20 school year.  The route details (stops, schedule) will be designed as 2019-20 registrations are received.  For more information or to be added to the SW/SE bussing list, please contact Dave Jackson at the main office.


~~~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.” (, 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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