Over the weekend, some of our teachers helped to transform our Gaga Pit from the knuckle injury inducing, clothing soiling, mud making, dust bowl to a new and improved playing pit with freshly installed turf. Hopefully this will save some knuckles, some clothing and some cleaning for Edna. To celebrate, we had a Gaga Pit Tournament this week as well. Special thanks to Mr. Kostecki, Mr. Devost, Mr. Fagan, Mr. Redick, Mr. Humeniuk and Coach Michael for the time and muscles on the weekend.
WEEK AT A GLANCE
MON. Oct. 25 – Healthy Hunger: Opa! (Richmond Campus); Mucho Burrito (Currie Campus)
TUES. Oct. 26 – Townhall; Non-uniform day; Fun Lunch
TUES. Oct. 26 @ 6:30pm – Parent Council Information Meeting via Zoom
FRI. Oct. 29 – Halloween related activities (see below)
FRI. Oct. 29 – Gr. 6-8 Fitness Option class is going to Crossfit in the afternoon
Parent Council Info Meeting
On October 26th 6:30 pm we will have a Parent Council information meeting via Mr. McClelland’s Zoom – https://us06web.zoom.us/j/3087277144. At this meeting we will go over what is involved and what positions are available.
Friday, October 29
Elementary/Middle School students are welcome to wear their costumes to school. Costumes will be worn in the morning only. The boys should bring a change of clothes and a bag to put their costume into. We will be doing a mini Halloween parade right before lunch. In the afternoon the K-5 students will watch a movie in the gym. The Gr. 6-8 students will go to the Option courses as usual. Look for an email from your son’s homeroom teacher for class specific information.
High School students will be doing a neighbourhood clean-up and are encouraged to dress up in their costumes.
Here we Grow
North Point Adding School for Girls and Co-ed High School
We are excited to announce that starting in September, 2022 we will be adding a girls school program. We believe girls can benefit tremendously from our model and we have had a number of inquiries over the years. We are also pleased to announce that our high school will become co-ed, with a configuration of grades 10 to 12. To read more about our plans, read the letter sent out by email.
We hope you enjoyed your Checkpoint meeting with mentor teachers a couple of weeks ago. We are putting the finishing touches on the IDPs and IPPs that you discussed at that time. Please be on the lookout for copies of the document, as we are sending them home in envelopes with the boys on Monday. Please review the document, sign and scan or send it back to the homeroom teacher. If you prefer to sign the IPP online, please let the teacher know and we will make that available. If you would like to suggest some changes or have any questions, please direct them to the mentor teacher. Please feel free to email Brandon McClelland at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the process or require further support. Thank you for your time and attention as we set realistic and appropriate goals for our population for the 2021 – 2022 school year.
Proof of Vaccination
Adults entering the building, who are volunteering or meeting in person with teachers or admin, will require proof of vaccination or results of a negative rapid test. Please have more than just the QR code proof of vaccination on hand in case our scanners are unavailable. We are still encouraging parents to remain outside the school at pick-up time and greatly appreciate your cooperation with this. If parents are in the school for less than a few minutes and remain at the front by the office to quickly drop off items for their son or to sign a student out at the front desk, proof of vaccination will not be required if.
Follow this link for the latest parent update, provided by Alberta Education.
NAVIGATOR SQUAD POINTS
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Contact Mr. Fagan to get the books your son has read counted toward his Navigator Squads points. Just send an email in or sign a note outlining how many pages the book had. Points are not awarded for ‘pages within an unfinished book’ but rather only for the number of pages in a completed book!
The Gr. 7/8 team played an intense game on Monday night against the Calgary Islamic School who were mostly grade 9s. Every set was very close but they ended up losing the match 2-1. It is great to see the boys improving from game to game.
The High School JV team played another game against Clearwater Academy on Wednesday. It was a hard fought and exciting battle. They will wrap up their season with a game against Renert on Monday, October 25 and a fun Halloween tournament at Calgary Academy on Friday, October 29th. All the boys have shown tremendous improvement and have had a ton of fun!
After a few weeks of network troubleshooting and tremendous patience, the North Point Esports team finally played a match against a team from Torrington, CT. North Point Navigators defeated the Torrington Raiders 8-1. Evan, Angus and Baudouin were adamant about thanking their opponents for the match during the 9 game tournament. Next week, the Navs play Page High School from Arizona.
North Point Soccer Academy
The signup for the Calgary City FC – North Point Soccer Academy partnership is going strong. Coach Comacho visited the gr. 6 and 7 gym classes and excitement for this opportunity is growing. To sign up for this after-school soccer program go to the Calgary City FC registration site. You will need to login to your Power Up account. If you do not have a Power Up account, you will need to sign up for one first.
This program starts on October 25 at our North Point gym right after school on the following days:
U10-U12 – MONDAYS @ 3:30 – 4:45
U7-U9 – TUESDAYS @ 3:30 – 4:45
If you have any questions, concerns, or technical glitches, please do not hesitate to reach out to Mr. Humeniuk!