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October 8, 2020

Autumn at North Point wouldn’t be the same without a visit to the Calgary Farmyard (formerly the Calgary Corn Maze). Another glorious day to enjoy all the outdoor activities!



WEEK AT A GLANCE

OCT. 9 -12 – Thanksgiving Extra Long Weekend

We really do have so many things to be thankful for as a school community. Back-to-school has gone quite well, in spite of the many adaptations we have had to make. Our parents have been so understanding and we really feel that we have their full support. The boys have been champions in adapting to all the changes and to top it all off, we have had the best Fall weather in awhile! Happy Thanksgiving!

FRI. OCT. 16 – Action Friday: Sports Day & Art Gallery Visit

This Friday we have a special double header. The boys will participate in both a Sports Day at the school and have the opportunity to visit the Christine Klassen Gallery where Carl White, our resident artist, has an exhibit.



SAVE THE DATE

WED. Oct. 21 – School Picture Re-take Day

TUES. Oct. 27 – Townhall and Fun Lunch

THURS. Oct. 29 – Halloween at North Point

FRI. Oct. 30 – Non-instructional Day: NO SCHOOL for students



INTRODUCING…

Our Resident Reporter: Riley C.

Riley is a grade 6 student here at North Point who will be making a regular contribution to the newsletter. Riley loves to write and we are happy to give him some space to share his creativity. So without further adieu, here is Riley’s first article:

My Life at North Point this far…

By Riley C., Grade 6 – Mr. Hirtle

I remember my first day last year at North Point, I was excited to see what this school had to offer. The teachers and students were very welcoming, and new students like me, did not feel out of place.

It was an amazing year, and my teachers kept my attention the entire time. I think the best part of the year is spending time with my class every Friday doing something fun, they were called Action Friday. My favorite Action Friday activity last year, was Injanation. I have never experienced this before until I started at North Point.

North Point, in my opinion, is the best school that I have attended. All the teachers pay attention and are always trying to encourage us to do our best. They take the time to get to know each student and help them achieve their full potential. I feel incredibly lucky to be a part of North Point and believe that it will give me the tools to achieve my goals in life and be successful in the future.

One of my goals this year was to become a student writer for the NP newsletter and to come up with an interesting topic each week that everyone would find appealing to read. Including the 9th graders. I am looking forward to having an even better year in grade 6.

Stay Tuned for my next articles…


PHOTO CONTEST

Get your Mountain Day picture in to Ms. Pirie as soon as possible!

Squad point are on the line. 100 points will be awarded to the grade categories and 500 points to the best photo overall. In addition, the winning photos will be mounted on canvas and displayed in our Mountain Day gallery in the hallway!



NAVIGATOR SQUAD POINTS

MOUNTAINEERS ••• MARINERS ••• ASTRONAUTS •••• AVIATORS
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Contact Mr. Fagan to get your books counted.


VOLLEYBALL

Practice: Mondays 3:30-4:30 after school

Mr. Q is working to get a volleyball mini-season started for grades 7-9 and practices have started. We had three boys show up on Monday so we could use a few more! Anyone interested in participating should be prepared to stay for practices after school on Mondays. Parents, please pick up your son up at the school at 4:30pm.



The Mental Health of Boys

IBSC Parenting Boys Speaker Series

October 28, 2020

Join Natasha Devon, a well-known mental health advocate from the United Kingdom, for insight into the impact of our current times on the mental health of boys, including strategies parents and educators can use to support boys’ mental health. Registered participants gain access to additional resources.

Hosted on the IBSC Shorts platform, the keynote will be available October 28 – 30, 2020. During this time you can interact with the Devon and other participants on a discussion board.

Registration: $50 Pay by credit card only.
Limited to the first 200 registrants.
REGISTER NOW

Watch your email for login information for the session 24 hours before the keynote starts.