Happy Mother’s Day!
We would like to wish all the Moms, Grandmas and special ladies in the lives of our students a very Happy Mother’s Day. We know you are there to love, support, encourage, champion, nurture and spur on your sons and they love you for it. Each class has put together a short video to tell you how much you mean to them. Click on the links below to see the video each class has made. (You will be taken to YouTube)
Grade 1/2 – Mother’s Day Song
Grade 3/4 – I Know my Mother Loves Me Because…
Grade 5 – Mother’s Day Awards
Grade 6 – Mother’s Day Cheer
Grade 7 – Mother’s Day Art & Poetry
Grade 8 – Mother’s Day Quiz
Grade 9 – Mother’s Day Poem
Grade 10 – Mother’s Day Song
WEEK AT A GLANCE
May 7: Gr. 7-11 ACTION FRIDAY
In appreciation of our Mothers and caregivers, this Friday we will be baking them cookies in our own kitchens! The boys will find a recipe that they can follow here to make some delectable desserts for the ones they love. If you have a tried and true family recipe that you like or one that works better for any dietary concerns, please feel free to roll it out and bake along with the group.
This is the basic information you will need to connect to the Zoom baking meeting:
Who: ALL students in grades 7 – 10 (optional for grade 1)
What: Baking cookies for the ones we love
When: 9:00 – 10:30am
Where: Mr. Kostecki’s Zoom Room (Meeting ID 540 877 0076) NO PASSWORD NECESSARY
Why: Episode 3 of the North Point Navigators Covid Pivot Culinary Artists Series!
May 7 – 25 – All grades will shift to online learning.
We’ve got this! We’ve done this before and we can do it again. Please talk to your son’s teacher if you need extra support. We are here for you and we want your son to succeed.
May 7 – Mother’s Day Surprise plant pick-up
Gr. 7-11 Moms: The Mother’s Day Gift the boys were going to take home on Friday is available for pick-up this week at the front office. The indoor plants were meant to be a surprise and hopefully you are able to swing by and take them home. If that is not possible, we completely understand, and will make sure and find a nice home for them!
Passion Projects are an opportunity for students to research and present on a topic, any topic, that they are passionate about. They will then do a 2-5 minute presentation on their topic which also answers some preset questions.
We will have the presentations set up in the gym or in classrooms depending on available space and appropriate Covid spacing. We will be live-streaming and/or posting the presentations to YouTube since we are unable to have parents attend the presentations in person.
Dates for presentations will be updated shortly
PATs Part A for Gr. 6 & 9
Part A of the PATs for grades 6 & 9 which were scheduled for next week will be rescheduled for a time when they can be back in the school building.
EXTRA LONG WEEKEND
Friday, May 21 is Non-instructional day so there will be NO SCHOOL for students. Monday, May 24 is Victoria Day and the school will be closed. We hope you all enjoy an extra long weekend with your families!
It has been a crazy year but we have created some great memories along the way. Our Navigators have show Resiliency and Resourcefulness throughout the year and we are working on capturing these moments in our yearbook. Yearbooks will be delivered to North Point School in September 2022. Yearbooks must be pre-ordered. They are not available for purchase at the school as we only order the quantity required.
All yearbooks must be ordered online at: https://ybpay.lifetouch.ca/
Our school’s Yearbook ID code: 14362521
June 4th – 1st ANNUAL NP WALKATHON
FOOT STEPS FOR OUR FUTURE
On June 4th, 2021, North Point School for Boys will be launching our first Annual Walkathon, which will be an opportunity for our boys to raise funds for school programming. We feel it is important that they recognize and appreciate that the programs offered at North Point come at a cost and that they can help to bridge the gap between tuition/government income and program expenses. It allows us to join together as one community working toward the common goal of providing the best for our students.
The Walkathon will be a 14 km route, beginning at North Glenmore Park and ending and Sandy Beach, where we will wrap up the day with an outdoor picnic. There will be stops along the way and the bus will be on call to fast track any students that may need an extra ”lift”. Parents are welcome to join us on the walk, which will go ahead, rain or shine.
Students will need to seek out sponsorship and our hope is that each student is able to raise a minimum of $100 by finding friends and family that would be willing to support their efforts.
Our Walkathon 2021 goal is $12,000
More information will be coming shortly with online donation pages and pledge forms. Please remember that no donation is too small.
INTRODUCING MISS. GLOWA
We are very excited to welcome Miss. Paige Glowa to our North Point teaching team for the 2021-22 school year as an elementary/middle school teacher. Miss. Glowa’s five years as a teacher includes the rich teaching experiences of teaching in Kuwait as well as at a school for children with special needs here in Calgary. Paige completed a Bachelor of Elementary Education degree at the University of Calgary with a major in inclusive education. Prior to that, Miss. Glowa completed a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brandon University in 2014 with a major in French and a minor in psychology.
Growing up, Paige played AAA hockey and softball, while also enjoying being a spectator at her hometown’s hockey games. She has completed two half-marathons and is currently training to complete a full marathon. On the weekends, you can find Paige in the gym, attending a spin class, or hiking in the mountains.
Miss. Glowa believes in life-long learning, is deeply committed to a healthy, active lifestyle and is looking forward to getting to know our North Point family in September.
In case you missed the post on social media, one of our students, Caden KH, showed off his acting chops in a commercial for Mercedes Benz Calgary. You can check out the commercial on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/p/COYs_fdhVGp/?igshid=1bv5wd4ptp9zb
We think it’s fantastic when students share their accomplishments with us. Way to go Caden!
North Point had excellent results against other schools in our region. Our top high school team was Anson H. and Mikhail J., ranked in 10th place out of 89 teams. Our top middle school team was Devon F. and Jordan D., ranked in 5th place out of 116 teams. Congratulations to all our young investors!
NAVIGATOR SQUAD POINTS
|MOUNTAINEERS •••||AVIATORS •••||MARINERS ••••||ASTRONAUTS|
Contact Mr. Fagan to get your books counted. Don’t forget that Spirit Week participation will earn you Navigator points a well!
Teams have been selected and the schedule has been posted. Good luck to all the teams!
MORE SPORTS TO COME
Pending: 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.