It’s been hauntingly quiet around here as the Gr. 4-12s have been away on their Retreats. Here are a few pictures to remind us of all the energy that normally courses through our campus.
WEEK AT A GLANCE
FRI. Sept. 24 – Non-instructional Day – NO CLASSES
MON. Oct – Healthy Hunger: Subway (Currie Campus); Edo (Richmond Campus)
TUES. Oct. 5 – High School Esports begins
TUES. Oct. 5 – Theatre Lunch Club begins at Richmond Campus
WED. Oct. 6 – School Picture Day
Please ensure your son has paid special attention to his hair that morning and that he is wearing his formal uniform of navy polo shirt and khaki pants.
WED. Oct. 6 @ 4pm-8pm – Checkpoint Meetings
THURS. Oct. 7 @ 8am-4pm – Checkpoint Meetings; NO SCHOOL for students
FRI. Oct. 8 – Non-instructional Day; NO SCHOOL for students
MON. Oct. 11 – Thanksgiving; SCHOOL CLOSED
Enjoy the extra, extra long weekend!
On Wednesday, October 6th DHS School Photos will be here in the morning to take individual and class photos. Please ensure your son has paid special attention to his hair that morning and that he is wearing his formal uniform of navy polo shirt and khaki pants. A paper with photo order instructions will be sent home with your son after his picture has been taken.
WED. Oct. 6 @ 4pm-8pm & THURS. Oct. 7 @ 8am-4pm
The first Checkpoint Meeting is a time to touch base with your child’s homeroom mentor teacher who will review and create your son’s Individualized Development Program (“IDP”) or Individualized Program Plan (“IPP”) with you. Families should book an appointment with their son’s homeroom teacher and the expectation is that the student will be present for the Checkpoint Meeting.
Standard Gr. 6 & Gr. 7 Follow-up Vaccinations
Our AHS public health nurse will be here on October 13 at 1:00pm to administer the standard Gr. 6 vaccinations. These are not COVID-19 vaccinations. An envelope with consent forms has been sent home with all Gr. 6 students. Please return them to Mr. Jackson at the main office as soon as possible.
For grade 7 students, last year, when in grade 6, they only received their first round of shots. No consent forms needed as AHS has them from last spring. For new students, your sons name will be in the AHS system from their previous school and they will reconcile with our class lists to determine their status.
If you have any questions please call our school AHS Nurse, Matt Brooks at 403-944-7332
Recently, several of our students had the opportunity to audition with Youth Theatre Canada. We are proud to announce that one of our students, Dewy W. has been offered a spot on the cast of The Little Prince. Congratulations, Dewy, on launching your theatrical career and we hope you have a truly fantastic experience as you showcase your talents in this way!
One of our teachers picked up 20 North Point hoodies after gym class which were all not labeled. We have a fundraising initiative through Mable’s Labels (Click Support a Fundraiser and put our school in the search box) or you can simply use a sharpie but please, please, please label your son’s clothes (especially the hoodies). They all look the same!
Our Townhall took place over zoom to keep inline with current restrictions. The winners of this month’s 5R draw were Connor S. and Lucas L. Both were awarded gift certificates to McDonalds.
Grade K-5 Art
Mrs. Fairhead has been inspiring the elementary students to create self-portraits which have been brightening up our halls. They are fantastic artistic expressions and worthy of sharing with our North Point families!
NAVIGATOR SQUAD POINTS
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Contact Mr. Fagan to get the books your son has read counted toward his Navigator Squads points. Just send an email in or sign a note outlining how many pages the book had. Points are not awarded for ‘pages within an unfinished book’ but rather only for the number of pages in a completed book!
The month of September had three sports up and running (literally) with two of them coming to a close shortly.
The CISAA Golf Championship will take place 9AM – 3PM on Monday, October 4th at the Springbank Links Golf Course. Good Luck to our North Point Golfers.
CISAA GOLF Championship
Date: Monday, Oct 4th
Location: Springbank Links Golf Course
Time: 9:00 AM to Mid Afternoon
The CISAA JH Cross Country Running Championships are 4:30 – 5:30pm on Monday, October 4th at the Red Deer Lake Community Hall. All students from Gr. 6-8 are eligible to enter this race and help earn team points by filling in the online permission form:
All those who have this permission form filled in will be organized and then loaded onto the bus at the end of the day. They will have the honour of representing our Navigators and demonstrating the 5R’s as they push their limits, test their goals, and enjoy the camaraderie of this running community in a 2km race.
CISAA XC-R Championship
Date: Monday, Oct 4th
Location: Red Deer Lake Community Hall
178136 112 Street West
Time: 4:30 start (3:30 Departure)
The Grade 7/8 Boys won their first volleyball game this week, taking all three sets in their exhibition match against Calgary Academy. While regular season games will start this week, the team will have one more pre-season training day on the beach volleyball courts on Tuesday (Oct 5th).