What a fantastic day for the Terry Fox run on Friday. It was a little hazy but that made the temperature more bearable for the six laps around the school. Many of the boys put in a fantastic effort and ran most, if not all, of the route. A well deserved cold treat finished off the day!
North Point raised $2,800.00 for cancer research. At this point, that puts our school in the top 10 fundraising schools in Alberta.
Let’s keep it going and make a difference in the lives of so many Canadians affected by cancer. Donate at: http://www.terryfox.ca/NorthPointSchoolforBoys. It’s not too late for students to set up their own fundraising page. They can go to the link above, click “Set up a Student Page” and follow the prompts to get going.
WEEK AT A GLANCE
FRI. SEPT. 25 – Non-instructional Day: No School
MON. SEPT. 28 – Healthy Hunger: The Lunch Lady
TUES. SEPT. 29 – PEP Hockey Academy Starts
TUES. SEPT. 29 – Townhall, Fun Lunch, Non-uniform Day
On the last Tuesday of every month, we hold a Townhall Assembly (adhering to current health guidelines) for all students to:
- highlight positive activities that have taken place during the month
- discuss opportunities for improvement
- preview upcoming activities
This is also our school sponsored Fun Lunch with volunteers from our Parent Association and is a non-uniform day. Lunch will be provided to all students. There will be options for special dietary concerns and allergies. For more information please contact Maureen Appel at firstname.lastname@example.org. This Tuesday’s lunch will be A&W burgers (both plain and cheese) along with desert and a juice box. Feel free to pack a snack though for recess if necessary.
WED. SEPT. 30 – Orange Shirt Day: Every Child Matters
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 or a personal orange shirt.
WED. SEPT. 30 @ 4PM-8PM – Checkpoint Meetings
THURS. OCT. 1 @ 8AM-4PM – Checkpoint Meetings (NO SCHOOL OR PEP HOCKEY FOR STUDENTS)
SAVE THE DATE
WED. Oct. 7 – School Picture Day
A reminder that Wednesday Oct. 7th is picture day. Being a Wednesday, all students must be in their formal uniform. For grade 9 and 10, please arrive in your formal uniform for a 8:30am photo shoot. After that the students can change and head out on their camping trip. Re-takes will be Oct. 21st.
FRI. Oct. 9 – MON. Oct. 13 – Thanksgiving Long Weekend
There will not be any school on Friday, Oct. 9 or Monday Oct. 13. We wish you a fantastic extra long weekend with your family!
MOUNTAIN DAY TODAY!
Mr. Devost rang the Mountain Day bell and that started a buzz of excitement. The sun is shining and the sky is blue so it should be a fantastic day to be out in the mountains, enjoying the fall colours, and building community. We are excited to hear all about it when they return!
GR. 5 SCIENCE
The Grade 5 class took to the outdoors to investigate how wetlands improve water quality through filtration. You can watch the action here.
ART CLASSES STARTED
Mr. White introduced the boys to their Art Class and handed out their supplies on Friday. The grade 3-5s learned about shading and the different kinds of pencils in the gym, while the older classes we able to have their art classes outside and enjoy the fantastic fall weather.
NAVIGATOR SQUAD POINTS
The bulk of Navigator Points are rewarded for reading. Below is the poster which explains how points are awarded for books read. Contact Mr. Fagan to get the books your son has read counted.