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Sept. 19, 2019

We are getting into the groove of things here at North Point and learning is happening all over the place!


SAVE THE DATE

MON Sept. 30 – ORANGE SHIRT DAY

North Point School will raise awareness for this important reconciliation process in Canada. Check our online calendar for details about this day. Students are invited to wear an orange shirt on our first dress down day, Sept. 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.

MON Sept. 30 @ 7:00pm – Parent Council AGM

North Point Parent Council (Friends of North Point Society) will have an annual AGM on September 30th at 7pm at the school.  We will follow with a regular Parent Council Meeting immediately after.

THURS Oct. 24 @ 7:00pm – Travel Program Information Meeting

Join us to learn about the Spring Break Travel Program to the Grand Canyon (Mar 19-29, 2020). Meeting will include:

  1. Potential Itinerary
  2. Packing Lists
  3. Trip Requirements
  4. Costs

WED Nov. 13 @ 7:00pm – ADHD Parent Talk

Photo by Annie Spratt

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.


THIS WEEK

FRI Sept. 20 Non-instructional day – NO CLASSES

NEXT WEEK

MON Sept. 23 Health Hunger – Opa!

TUES Sept. 24 Townhall / Fun Lunch Tuesday / Dress Down Day

On the last Tuesday of every month, we hold a morning Townhall Assembly for all students to: highlight positive activities that have taken place during the month, discuss opportunities for improvement and preview upcoming activities. This is also a school sponsored ‘Fun Lunch’ and boys can dress down! Lunch will be A&W Hamburgers, including Beyond Meat and Gluten Free options. If you know your son will not eat any of these, please send a lunch along for him.

WED Sept. 25 Order Healthy Hunger for following week

THURS Sept. 26 Early Dismissal @ 12:00pm

THURS Sept. 26 Checkpoint Meetings 1:00 – 8:00 pm

The  Conference Manager by SchoolSoft is open for booking your Checkpoint Meeting.

FRI Sept. 27 ACTION FRIDAY – Terry Fox Run

Join us for the annual Terry Fox run in the afternoon. Parents welcome to attend. We will confirm exact time next week (or check website calendar for updates) Students may bring a contribution to the school or may make a donation online on the Terry Fox website (search for North Point School).


North Point @ Our Kids Expo

Spread the word and let your friends know that some of our teaching staff will be exhibiting at the Calgary Private School Expo on Sunday, Sept 29th!

Booth #: 15
Hyatt Regency Calgary, 700 Centre St S, Calgary
Sunday, Sept 29, 2019, 12:00 – 4:00 pm

This is an opportunity to speak with some of our teaching and administrative staff to gain more information about our wonderful school.

To attend the expo for free register below and use this coupon code “GRADS10”. Simply bring the voucher to the event for your free entry.

https://www.ourkids.net/expo/calgary-expo.php


Special Sponsor Information

Dear Parents – I asked one of my former students, Dr. Chris Woo, if he would be a guest speaker during one of our health classes this year.  He is a young man launching an exciting career and can share some insight into his journey of school and life.  He also graciously offered to sponsor our business fair from the proceeds of eye exams he might do for North Point families.  His office is close to the school so you should check it out if you need an exam!

Sincerely,
Mr. Devost


Hello Parents and Students of North Point School for Boys,

I am a local optometrist that has opened a small office and am looking to work with school programs dedicated to developing life skills and entrepreneurship among the youth. After knowing Brent Devost for many years and learning more about the program at North Point School, I would like to help contribute to this year’s Business Fair. My office, Eye to Eye Optometry, will be donating a portion of the proceeds from each eye exam performed on any North Point School student, staff and/or family member to the Business Fair. Giving back and making an impact has always been a goal of mine, as my dream of opening my own practice would not have been made possible without the help of others.

Please note that annual eye exams for individuals under the age of 19 or over the age of 65 are covered by Alberta Health Care (annual cycle resets every July 1st). Feel free to contact my office to schedule an appointment at (403) 475-3937 or by email at inquiries@eye-to-eye.ca. More information about my office can be found at www.eye-to-eye.ca.      

Looking forward to meeting everyone,
Dr. Christopher Woo
B.Sc., O.D



ATHLETICS & SQUADS

Navigators Squads

Standings so far:

Mountaineers: 60
Aviators: 25
Mariners: 60
Astronauts: 40


Navigator Athletics

Here is an update of what’s going on with our Navigator Teams. GO NAVIGATORS!

Cross Country Running

Practices are Thursdays at lunch time where the boys are required to wear proper running shoes and regular gym attire (athletic pants or shorts are okay). The next competition will take place Wednesday September 25th. North Point will provide transportation to the competition and return to the school later in the evening if needed (return time will depend on race location and traffic). Parents are encouraged to come watch and parent volunteers at the race events are always needed as course marshals and finish line spotters. If you are interested in volunteering or if you have any questions then please let Coach Fagan know. 

*Grade 6 students will be competing in the Grade 7 pool. 

2019 ScheduleLocationStart Time
Wednesday, September 25Calgary Academy**4:30

** Please note venue change

For more information visit: https://www.leaguelineup.com/topnews.asp?url=isaajr&itemid=147438

Golf

Practices will take place Wednesday and Thursday at 3:30 to 4:30 at Canada Golf on Deerfoot and Glenmore. Practices will be September 18th, 19th, and 25th. Golf season is very short. The city championships are on Oct 2, 2019 for 4 golfers who are selected for our Grade 7-9 team. I will drive students to driving range and back to the school. Please have your son picked up by 4:45. Hope to see many of you out there. 

The CISAA golf tournament is Oct. 2 at Springbank Links Golf Course (125 Hackamore Trail, Calgary, AB T3Z 1C2). Those boys who are participating will still go on the Annual Retreat. They will golf early and be taken out to the Retreat after they are done.

 Please contact Coach Redick for more information.

Volleyball – Grades 6-9

The Volleyball team this year will be run by Coach Qureshi, who brings many years of experience as a player and a coach. We are still waiting for the tournament schedule to be posted.

Practices are Wednesday and Thursday at lunch. Contact Coach Qureshi if you have any questions in the meantime.


Annual Retreat

October 2-4

Outdoor Education is a key element of the North Point program. Each year, students in Grades 4-9 attend a camp outside of the city for a few days. Experience in the wilderness fosters courage, self-reliance, cooperation and resilience. As students’ mature, risk and achievement are necessities in forming their identity and confidence. Taking on challenges and overcoming adversity strengthens character.

This year the Grades 4-6 will attend the Camp Goldeye near Nordegg, AB and the 7-9 will attend the Columbia Outdoor School (also know as Blue Lake Camp) near Columbia Lake, BC.

Information and waiver forms have been sent home with your son. Please return them to Mr. Kostecki IMMEDIATELY.


Week at a Glance

Engineering Academy

At North Point School

Virtual Reality Programming

Interested in software engineering? This course is perfect for teens who are seeking more experience and knowledge in the field of programming in the field of Virtual Reality. For the duration of the project, students will experience designing and building with different applications of Virtual Reality including coding, gaming, computer generated imagery and a whole lot more.

The program is open to the public (girls and boys) and will be held at North Point School located at 2445 – 23rd Avenue SW, Calgary.

Ages 9-15

3:45 – 5:15 pm Wednesdays
8 Classes from Oct 9  – Nov 27, 2019

Oct 9, Oct 16, Oct 23,
Oct 30, Nov 6, Nov 13, Nov 20, Nov 27

Fee: $265 + GST

See the Roots 2 STEM website to register.



North Point School Boys in Business Fair

It’s never too early to start dreaming of your business venture for this year’s Boys In Bu$iness. Our annual business fair will be June 6th, 2020!