September 10, 2020

September 10, 2020

The wonderful weather this week made outdoor gym even more enjoyable! It was great to see everyone participating and staying active. We heard and saw many of our new boys getting in on the action and Mr. Q was offering play-by-play commentary at the ga-ga ball pit!

Mountain Day

This annual North Point tradition begins with the ringing of our Mountain Day bell. When heard through the halls of North Point, students know this means a school day unlike all others. On Mountain Day, classes are cancelled and students and staff travel to a nearby secret location for a day of camaraderie, fresh air and activity. We keep the date a surprise for maximum anticipation and fun. Please ensure students have appropriate clothing / footwear and food/water for this surprise outing which could be at any time. Be READY as we ARE NOT telling anyone this year!


FRI. SEPT. 11 – Action Friday: Disc/Frisbee Golf

Gr. 7-11’s will be playing disc golf at the David Richardson Memorial Disc Golf Park in Royal Oak in the morning. The Gr. 1-6 group will be playing their disc golf at Baker Park in the afternoon.

MON. SEPT. 14 – Healthy Hunger: Edo Japan

THURS. SEPT. 17 – Hot Dog Lunch

FRI. SEPT. 18 – Action Friday: Terry Fox Run


Healthy Hunger


Friends of North Point Society runs Health Hunger as a fundraiser for special events for our school. The first Healthy Hunger (Edo Japan) will be on Monday, September 14th. Remember all orders must be made by WEDNESDAY of the week prior. Here are instructions on how to register your son. All those who ordered and received an email confirmation will receive their lunch. If you have not received a confirmation email, please send a lunch for your son. Thanks to the FNPS for all their hard work.

Upcoming Healthy Hungers:
Sept 21st. – Spolumbos
Sept 28th – Lunch Lady
Oct 5th – Mucho Burrito
Oct 19th – Subway

Hot Dog Thursdays

You can EFT funds directly to Mr. Redick at or send in in the exact amount of change with your son.  Teachers will take orders in the morning and deliver student money to Mr. Redick when they pick up the hotdogs to take back to class. If you transferred funds to Mr. Redick, he will just subtract the dollar amount from your account with him.  Please make sure and include your child’s name in the memo section when sending funds to Mr. Redick. 


$2 hotdog, $4 combo (hotdog, juice box, chips), $1 popcorn, $.50 sour soothers.


FRI. Sept. 18 – Terry Fox Run

North Point School for Boys is proud to take part in this year’s 40th Anniversary of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope. Please help show your support by donating to: Students can even get involved too by creating their own fundraising page under their school name: Thank you for your supporting our school in the fight against cancer and continuing Terry’s legacy! #terryfoxschoolrun @terryfoxfoundation

FRI. Sept. 25 – Non-instructional day: NO CLASSES

WED. Sept. 30 – Orange Shirt Day: EVERY CHILD MATTERS!

To commemorate the residential school experience, to witness and honour the healing journey of the survivors and their families, and to commit to the ongoing process of reconciliation, North Point students are encouraged to wear any orange shirt on Wednesday, September 30. Learn more about Orange Shirt Day HERE. You can wear your orange NP shirt, a personal shirt or order Orange Shirt Day t-shirts (optional) HERE.

WED. Sept. 30 @ 4pm-8pm & THURS. Oct. 1 @ 8am – 4pm – Checkpoint Meeting!

Checkpoint Meetings are an opportunity for parents and students to meet with teachers to discuss progress and address questions/concerns. This first checkpoint meeting is to review and provide input into your son’s Individualized Development/Program Plan.  We strongly encourage one/both parents from each family to attend. This year we will be holding Checkpoint Meetings on both Wednesday evening and Thursday during the day so that we can accommodate as many families as possible. There will not be classes on Thursday, Oct. 1 to make room for Checkpoint Meetings. Online booking will be available starting 2 weeks prior (Sept. 16).


Our Parent Council, Friends of North Point Society, would like to invite anyone who would like to be involved in fundraising and cultivating the culture of our school to contact Maureen Appel.


Kids Club in a recess club started by several of our grade 5 students for the purpose of helping newer grade 1-5 students connect and make friends. Here are a couple of the founders with a new Gr. 4 friend!


THEY HAVE ARRIVED. Yearbooks were delivered to each child who has ordered one (check their backpacks). We have a few extras so if you still wish to order a 2019-20 Yearbook, they can be purchased at the School Office for $40. We accept cheques or cash. Thank you to everyone who helped us finish strong last year and who contributed photos from home!

Inspiring students to make life-long financially responsible decisions

This is the 5th year of the Financial Academy, where the four pillars of our curriculum, Personal Finance, Basic Economics, Entrepreneurship and Investing are interwoven with the core subjects of Math, Language Arts, and Social Studies.

Exciting New Developments for 2020/21 

We are pleased to announce many enhancements in this innovative program:
Flexible Learning  – Instructor led classes are augmented with new student-paced lessons for personalized learning in every grade.
Gamification – We’re taking student engagement to the next level with animated quizzes, word matching games, digital collaborative boards, multiple-choice interactive video quizzes, interactive whiteboards, and more.
Formative Assessments – Data collected in our gamification activities is used to generate reports and create actionable insights into student engagement and progress.
More Contests – More contest than ever before including our Financial Meme contest, Student Entrepreneur Pitch Competition, Financial Game Day and Stock Market Game
Digital Badges – Digital badges are electronic credentials that recognize financial skills and achievements beyond what shows up on a report card and are accessible by the student to share. 
Revamped “Boys In Business” Business Fair Website – Our young North Point entrepreneurs can advertise their products in advance of the Fair on a revamped website available in early 2021.

Many more developments are coming to this incredible program. Stay tuned! If you would like more information contact Bruce Groberman, Director of Financial Education:


Help us raise money for North Point and keep your son’s items out of the lost & found! Mabel’s Labels has some great looking Back-to-School and safety products, including masks. 20% of all sales comes right back to our Parent Council (FNPS) to be used to foster the culture of our school. Check them out and don’t forget to put in North Point School for Boys when you click the SUPPORT A FUNDRAISER button.


PEP has emerged as the leader in hockey skill training. With Reactive Countering Training © being the base for the hockey skill training, players quickly learn to coordinate their hands, feet, eyes, brain & conditioning to significantly improve their hockey skills.  Mr. Fagan and Mr. Kostecki will be coaching the program this year.  

Registration Deadline: Sept. 21st

Start Date: September 29th, 2020
End Date: March 25th, 2021
Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays(Sept – March)
Time: 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Arena: Flames Community Arena – GOLD

Please download and fill in the Registration Form here.


Don’t forget to get your reading progress in to Mr. Fagan!


Carl White is a North Point parent and local Calgary Artist. He will also be our guest instructor for our art option. Carl has an upcoming gallery installation that he has invited the North Point community to check out.

Onion Skin : a love that moves the sun and the stars
September 11 – October 17, 2020

200 – 321 50 Ave. Calgary, AB

Friday September 18, 5-8
Saturday September 19, 1-4
Sunday September 20, 2-4

Referencing the metaphorical layers of an onion, Carl White’s newest body of work shifted focus to creating art in a time of great change as well as how he is taking on the role of an artist during such a vastly transitional time in history. Never one to shy away from larger philosophical themes in his creative practice, this body of work unabashedly lures the viewer into a visual meditation. Drawing from the symbolism of Hokusai’s “Great Wave,” the spirituality of the colour blue and transcendental power of art, Carl endeavours to create artwork that owes much to history but with his own characteristic style and contemporary handling of materials.