Learning to solder in Roots2Stem is always a big hit with the boys. The Gr. 6/7s were practicing Responsibility in using hot new tools and building materials in a safe manner while learning Respect by working together in groups. Great team-work!
WEEK AT A GLANCE
FRI. NOV. 6 – Action Friday: Tennis Centre
MON. NOV. 9 – Healthy Hunger: Subway
TUES. Nov. 10 – Remembrance Day Ceremony
WED. Nov. 11 – Remembrance Day: SCHOOL CLOSED
THURS. Nov. 12 @ 7:00pm – ADHD Parent Talk
FRI. NOV 13 – Action Friday: TBD
A very warm welcome to grade 10 student, Anson H., to our North Point family. Anson plays baseball, says sleep and hanging out with friends are his favourite activities and is well versed in world geography as he has been to 36 countries and lived in Africa for a year. Anson joins our Aviators squad. We’re excited to welcome Anson as our newest Navigator!
REMEMBRANCE DAY CEREMONY
On Tuesday, November 10th at 10:30 am we are welcoming military veteran Vince Fowler as our special guest speaker for our annual Remembrance Day Ceremony.
The ceremony will only be for students this year, however we are planning to Zoom the ceremony via Mr. Fagan’s Zoom room.
Please have the boys dress in their North Point formal that day, even though it’s a Tuesday.
Here is some information about Vince and you can learn more about his story at the link below.
Vince joined the military in August 1989, attended Basic Training in CFRS Cornwallis, PPCLI Battle School that same year, and after his Basic Para Course on November 11th, 1991, Vince was posted to the Canadian Airborne Regiment in the summer of 1992 – ensuring Vince was then deployed to Somalia with his Regiment in December 92 – returning in June 1993.
“Somalia was my university education. I saw both the best and worst behaviours of mankind.”
LAST CALL FOR PHOTO CONTEST
This is the last week for boys to submit their pictures from Mountain Day for our photo contest. Selections of the winners will be made next week and announced at our next Townhall on November 24.
We will be having an Open House for prospective families on Wednesday, November 25. Please help us spread the word. Here is something you can email to your friends/family or share on social media:
TEACHING BOYS the way BOYS LEARN
Experiences & Environments that Challenge & Motivate Boys
North Point School for Boys invites you to join us on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. Begin your journey with North Point with a short presentation. Following that, staff will be available for school tours and to answer your program/grade specific questions. Let us show you how your child will fit into North Point now and for the future. Parents and potential North Point Navigators are welcome to attend! Covid-19 precautions will be in place and masks are mandatory inside the school. Please Register Here: http://eepurl.com/cxabyf
SAVE THE DATE
DEC. 9 (1:00pm) – GRADE 6 VACCINATIONS & GRADE 7 CATCH-UP VACCINATIONS
OWNING A FISH
By Riley C., Grade 6 – Mr. Hirtle
Does your son want a pet, but maybe doesn’t have the responsibility to have a cat or dog? Well I have a solution for you – why not try a pet fish. There are many different types of fish from all shapes, sizes and colors to choose from. As a previous fish owner my favorite is the Beta fish, so I am going to talk about that species. My fish’s name was Roo and he would always go to the glass and greet me each day (probably because he was hungry), but I would like to think he was saying “hi”. Roo was a black and blue betta fish, and had large thin fins.
There are lots of responsibilities involved in owning a fish, but definitely not as many as owning a dog. The primary objective is to feed the fish everyday! But only a few pellets as the fish is very small. Overfeeding is not good at all. Another responsibility is to keep the water conditioned so the water is safe and clean for your fish and so it protects their scales and fins. The other important ingredient is biological betta bowl cleaner, that reduces organic waste. Lastly having a water filter would also be a good idea to maximize the lifespan of the fish.
Other than feeding, the most important task, in my opinion, is keeping the temperature at a good level. Betta’s do require warmer temperatures and should have their water heated between 23-27 degrees celsius. Fish also love to have live plants in the aquarium like moss balls. The plants produce oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide and ammonia that the fish generate.
The fun part is selecting the decorative items inside the aquarium. I chose a pirate skull for the fish to hide, a silk plant so the fish could rest on the leaves and some colourful rocks to brighten it up. My Betta fish was with me for 2 ½ years which is longer than the average life span. I believe he lasted this long because I took care of him with all the items noted above. My sister picked out her Betta fish this week for her birthday, and I will definitely give her tips on how to take care of the fish properly. If you are interested in checking out some fish, try your local pet store and ask lots of questions.
Stay tuned for my next article!
FINANCIAL MEME CONTEST WINNERS!
The winners of a $25 gift card are:
Connor Swain, Thomas Mousseau, Marko Slisko, Deven Davda, William Pittard, Lochlan Dunlop and Ryder Henderson
Congratulations to the winners and thanks to everyone who participated!
Watch the 3rd Annual Meme Contest video here.
NAVIGATOR SQUAD POINTS
|MOUNTAINEERS •••||MARINERS •••||ASTRONAUTS ••••||AVIATORS|
Contact Mr. Fagan to get your books counted.
Practice: Mondays 3:30-4:30 after school
Our Navigators have an opportunity to play in a mini-tournament with one other school. There are currently few if any schools actually playing volleyball games, they are just practicing, so this is a unique experience. We need two complete Volleyball teams (12 players) to make the mini-tournament work. The success of the volleyball mini-tournament will determine whether we go ahead with other sport mini-tournaments. All grade 6-9 are welcome to join.
International Boys School Coalition Parenting Boys Speaker Series
Boys and Social Media
Featuring Emma Sadleir
November 17 – 19, 2020
Get insight into boys’ social media use from South Africa’s leading expert on social media law. Emma Sadleir discusses the responsibilities of parents in the digital age and explains the legal and disciplinary consequences you and your children can face for online activities. She offers strategies for engaging with boys about their digital footprint and details safety factors to consider when using social media. Registered participants gain access to additional resources. Get more details.
This session includes a 45-minute, prerecorded keynote address followed by an asynchronous conversation with fellow participants and speakers on a discussion board. You have access to this content and conversation for three consecutive days. Comment on the keynote, interact with the speaker, share your own resources that may benefit others, and learn from the information global colleagues and parents contribute.