Halloween was celebrated in style today – complete with slime, costumes, games and treat bags. Halloween at North Point wouldn’t be the same without a family of dinosaurs. Thank you to our Parent Council for providing the individually packaged treat bags (which probably didn’t make it home).
WEEK AT A GLANCE
FRI. OCT. 30 – Action Friday: Non-instructional day – no classes
MON. NOV. 2 – Healthy Hunger: Pita Pit
FRI. NOV. 6 – Action Friday: Tennis Centre
A very warm welcome to grade 8 student, Oscar W., to our North Point family. Oscar is a hockey player, an avid outdoorsman (bow hunter and fisherman), the oldest of three brothers and is an all around great guy by Mr. Devost’s assessment! He joins our Astronauts squad and is our 100th student in this school year.
SAVE THE DATE
TUES. Nov. 10 – Remembrance Day Ceremony
WED. Nov. 11 – Remembrance Day: SCHOOL CLOSED
THURS. Nov. 12 @ 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.
Please pass this event on to your family and friends so they can benefit from Les’s insight as well!
DEC. 9 (1:00pm) – GRADE 6 VACCINATIONS & GRADE 7 CATCH-UP VACCINATIONS
School Immunization Program
- Students who are currently in grade 6 will be immunized for their Hepatitis B (HBV) and/or Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine series in the school setting. Watch for consent forms going home in the next week or so.
- Students in grade 6 in the 2019-2020 school year (now in grade 7) who did not complete their Hepatitis B (HBV) and/or Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine series will be immunized within the school setting. We will only immunize those Grade 7 students with a signed consent form from the previous school year(s).
- Students in other grades where an immunization consent form was signed in the previous school year(s) will be immunized in the school setting in order to complete any outstanding immunization series.
If you do not wish your child to complete their immunization series or your child was immunized privately within the past 6 months, please contact your school’s designated Community Health Centre.
By Riley C., Grade 6 – Mr. Hirtle
My Dad is always reminding me about how when he was a kid, all he ever got to play with was dirt, and if he was lucky, a couple of sticks and some string he found in the garbage (#sadlife). Lately, with COVID around, I have really been getting an education of what he was talking about… SO BORED!
ACTION FRIDAY’s to the rescue! We are so fortunate at North Point to have the opportunity to get out of the classroom and burn off a week’s worth of pent-up energy, AND have a blast while doing it! Not only do we have PE each day, but the cherry on top is our Action Friday adventures!
Last week we went to The Flying Squirrel! I really love this name because it is the perfect description of how we all act there! Just a bunch of crazy kids bouncing on trampolines, climbing walls, making foam forts, and doing backflips into the foam pit! The only thing we were missing are furry tails! Some kids played tag, while others tried to do tricks on the Super Jump Trampolines. There was also a Dodge Ball Pit where lots of mayhem gets thrown down. Nothing but huge smiles all around, and the occasional, minor injury.
If you haven’t been there, you have to check it out! It is sooo much fun! And… it is a fantastic way to get some quality exercise while hanging out with friends and family. Make sure you bring lots of water with you though, you’re going to need it!
The staff are really friendly and helpful and I think it’s one of my favourite places to go to. I wish my dad had something like this when he was a kid, but at least he can experience it as an adult, with me!
Here is the link to The Flying Squirrel https://flyingsquirrelsports.ca/ to book your next adventure!
Although the weather was better on Tuesday than it has been, it was still not nice enough to hold our Townhall outside. Instead, we had a virtual Townhall. Miss. Jenn hosted and set the tone with a musical dance treat from our Gr. 1/2 class. They showed us some great moves in full costum to “Ghostbusters”.
Some reminders that came out of Townhall were to remember to wear our masks in the hallways and public areas and to be Respectful with our language – both by using appropriate words and proper tone in addressing our fellow Navigators. Please review these reminders with your sons as we want to create a safe and respectful environment for all our students.
We heard highlights from all the classes of boys being Responsible, Respectful, Resourceful, Resilient and Relentless by working extra hard, being great roll models, going the extra mile and being helpful.
The winner of our 5R draw this month for a $25 gift certificate to A&W was Deven D. Congratulations Deven!
To “wrap” it all up, Miss. Jenn held a mummy making contest. Each class was given a roll of toilet paper and the first class to mummify one of their classmates and bring them to Miss. Jenn’s class won some candy. The grade 9s won by being first, however, special mention should go to the grade 5s who had the best looking mummy!
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.