Now that the boys are back from their Annual Retreats, things are in a comfortable rhythm here at North Point. We want to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving and a great extra long weekend!
|Please note that our official school START time is 8:30 am. Students should be dropped off BEFORE this time to be able to get their coats and backpacks stored appropriately so they can be in class by 8:30 am or be getting on a bus to SAIT at that time. Thank you!!|
FRI Oct. 11 – Non-instructional Day – No Classes
MON Oct. 14 – Thanksgiving Monday – No School
Student Vote – Oct. 17
Next Thursday (Oct. 17) North Point will have the chance to participate in a parallel federal election voting process through an initiative called Student Vote. North Point students will be selecting the candidates from the school’s riding and be able to practice active citizenship as part of their Social Studies course. The last Student Vote results were presented by Peter Mansbridge on CBC News so expect to see results again the night of the official election. If you have any questions, please let Mr.Fagan know.
The 2nd Annual Financial Academy Meme Contest is underway. The challenge is to take a photo and make a meme of entrepreneurship and/or business as learned in the Financial Academy. It should relate to the student’s everyday life in a fun and creative way.
Entries will be judged on creativity, originality, and clarity of the message. The deadline for sending in your meme is Monday, October 28, 2019. We will start posting entries as they come in for your viewing enjoyment. Four winners will be selected – one from each class. Their meme will be published in an upcoming edition of the newsletter, possibly on our social media channels, displayed on Financial Academy bulletin board and receive a $20 gift card awarded on Nov 4.
MON Oct. 21 – Special Guest Author Coming to NP
Sigmund Brouwer is coming on Oct. 21 with his latest book, Moon Mission, about the Apollo 11 1969 moon landing, told from the astronauts’ point of view (and how STEM was instrumental in setting it in motion.) It’s aimed at Grades 5 to 9. Brouwer also has a Boys Only Book Club (https://boysonlybookclub.com ) so he’s got a lot of experience getting boys interested in reading!
Sigmund Brouwer is the author of more than 30 books for both children and adults, and is the creator of the Rock and Roll Literacy Show, which he’s presented to students across North America. Several of his novels have won or been finalist for Book Awards. He lives in Red Deer.
WED Oct. 23 – School Picture Day 8:45 – 11:00 am
Picture day (individual, class and school-wide photos) will be on WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 23rd from 8:45 to 11:00am. Being a Wednesday and “picture day” all students are expected to be in their formal uniform. The date for re-takes will be sometime in November and will be announced later. Please note, this date has been changed from what was previously published on the calendar.
THURS Oct. 24 @ 7:00pm – Travel Program Information Meeting
Join us to learn about the Spring Break Travel Program to the Grand Canyon (Mar 19-29, 2020). Meeting will include:
- Potential Itinerary
- Packing Lists
- Trip Requirements
WED Nov. 13 @ 7:00pm – ADHD Parent Talk
Mr. Les Redick, subject expert will present the latest on ADHD.
ADHD – “Students at Risk”
Topics to be discussed: Gaming / Homework / Emotional Regulation / Social Skills / Risky Behaviors / Etc.
This presentation is free to attend and open to North Point families and the general community – bring a friend!
Please register on our Facebook Events page so we know how many to anticipate.
ATHLETICS & SQUADS
As the weather turns snowier, our outdoor athletics wrap up and the focus is on Volleyball. The boys are practicing hard and we’re looking forward to hearing how the games go. GO NAVIGATORS!
Volleyball – Grades 6-9
Grade 6-7 Volleyball Practices:
- Monday’s from 3:30 pm till 4:30 pm.
Grade 8-9 Volleyball Practices:
- Wednesdays from 3:30 pm till 4:30 pm.
Please note if recess and after school practices may change due to certain circumstances or events then parents/students will be notified via e-mail. On any days where school is cancelled or not open, then practice will be cancelled as well.
If you have any questions please feel free to reach out and Coach Qureshi.
Game Schedule for Grades 6/7
|Date||Time||Visiting Team||Home Team||Location|
|10/15/2019||4:15pm||North Point School||South Foundations for the Future||South Foundations for the Future 7 Boys|
|10/29/2019||5:15pm||North Point School||Glenmore Christian Academy||Glenmore Christian Academy Court 1|
|10/31/2019||4:15pm||North Point School||Trinity Christian School||Trinity Christian School Court 2|
|10/31/2019||5:15pm||North Point School||South Foundations for the Future||Trinity Christian School Court 1|
Game Schedule for Grades 8/9
|Date||Time||Visiting Team||Home Team||Location|
|10/15/2019||4:15pm||North Point School||Lycee Louise Pasteur||Lycee Louise Pasteur|
|10/17/2019||5:15pm||North Point School||Tanbridge Academy||Tanbridge Academy|
|10/22/2019||4:15pm||North Point School||Tanbridge Academy||Tanbridge Academy|
|10/29/2019||5:15pm||North Point School||Lycee Louise Pasteur||Lycee Louise Pasteur|
|10/31/2019||4:15pm||North Point School||Foothills Academy||Foothills Academy|
|11/7/2019||5:15pm||North Point School||Foothills Academy||Foothills Academy|
All dates and locations are available online as well through this link: https://www.leaguelineup.com/schedules.asp?url=isaajr&download=1
Week at a Glance
It’s never too early to start dreaming of your business venture for this year’s Boys In Bu$iness. Our annual business fair will be June 6th, 2020!