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to the Point – Sept. 5, 2019

Welcome to the first (mostly) weekly bulletin of the year! Hope it’s been a great first few days for your boys. It’s been busy and fun getting to know all the new students and hearing about everyone’s summer adventures. Thanks also to all the parents who joined us on the first day of school for our Welcome Coffee. It was great to meet many of you!


SAVE THE DATE

Thursday, September 26 – Checkpoint Meeting!
Checkpoint Meetings are an opportunity for parents and students to meet with teachers to discuss progress and address questions/concerns. Online booking is usually available starting 2 weeks prior to the meeting dates.

Friday, September 27 – 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).

Monday, September 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.

During this meeting we will hold elections for the following positions:

– Chair
– Co-Chair
– Secretary
– Treasurer

All positions are for a one year term.  In the case where we may have more than one nominee for a position, each nominee will be allowed to present themselves to the audience and a vote will decide that position.  You may only nominate a parent for a position if they have been asked prior to the meeting and are willing to have their name put forward.  If you are not able to make the meeting, but are interested in a position, you may send a friend to stand in your place at the meeting for the nomination.  

It is imperative that we have the positions held by a representative to ensure that we are able to meet quorum and have as many voices in our meetings as possible.  If you have any questions please do contact Maureen Appel at appel.maureen@gmail.com.


Quick Reminders

Picking Up/Dropping Off You Boys
For picking up, please note that you should meet your child by the office or outside at 3:30 only. Drop off is also by the office or outside only.


THIS WEEK

THURSDAY Sept. 5 – PARENT ORIENTATION @ 6:30 PM
Please join us for our annual orientation evening. Meet the faculty staff and find out what is planned for the 2019-20 school year. Students are not required to attend this evening session.

FRIDAY Sept. 6 – ACTION FRIDAY – Injanation
Please ensure you have signed the waiver for your son to attend this event. They will not be able to participate without a waiver.

FRIDAY Sept. 6 – ICE CREAM SOCIAL
After students return from Injanation, we will host an Ice Cream Sundae social. Parents are welcome to join us starting at 2:30 p.m.

Lunch @ NP

Friends of North Point Society (Parent Council)

Healthy Hunger

Friends of North Point Society manages a weekly lunch program through the Healthy Hunger website! Monday Sept. 16 is the first Healthy Hunger lunch at North Point. The other dates will be set up in the system shortly. Remember all orders must be made by WEDNESDAY of the week prior. 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. You can setup an account here. Thanks to the FNPS for all their hard work.

If you have any questions about the Healthy Hunger program, please contact Maureen Appel.

TRAVEL PROGRAM FUNDRAISER

Hot Dog Thursdays

Every Thursday, the North Point Travel Program will run a Hot Dog lunch. Students can purchase a hot dog, juice and bag of chips (cash only). All profits will be put to offset expenses for the annual Travel Program held during Spring Break. If you have questions about this, please contact Mr. Redick.

2017-18 Yearbooks

THEY HAVE ARRIVED. Pre-orders will be delivered to each child who has ordered one next week. If you wish to order a 2018-19 Yearbook, as we have a few extras, they can be purchased at the School Office for $40. We accept cheques or cash. Thank you!



ATHLETICS & SQUADS

Navigators Squads

The first squad challenges of the year took place on Wed. Sept 4. The weather was awesome for a great afternoon of fun. Results will be posted shortly.


Navigator Athletics

Grade 7-9 North Point athletics kicks off Sept 10 with the first Cross Country Running race. We encourage all students in Junior High to try out for our teams. Here is the run down for the fall sports. Sign-ups for volleyball, golf and cross country are all this week. We may go into next week as well as pending student interest.

Cross Country Running – Grades 4-8

Meets are on the Wednesdays – September 18th, September 25th and October 2nd. Please see Coach Fagan and the for full details.

Golf

Coach Redick is looking forward to another exciting season of golf! Practices at the driving range after school start soon. Please contact Coach Redick for more information. The CISAA golf tournament is Oct. 2 at Springbank Links Golf Course (125 Hackamore Trail, Calgary, AB T3Z 1C2).

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. Details about the team, practices and games will be out in the next week or two. 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.


Week at a Glance

Summit Kids is open on professional development days; offering day camps right out of North Point! Day camps may include off-site outings where Summit Kids explore the community, Summit Science camp, and so much more! Our child-led initiatives aim to empower the children we serve by teaching independence and providing further opportunity for a variety of skills to build upon!

To register today:

  • Visit us at www.SummitKids.ca/Registration
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the page and select Non-Members Grade 1-6 Registration
  • Under the School Year Programssection, select Click to View Offerings
  • Under the Grades 1-6 section, select Click to View Offerings
  • In the search box, type in North Point
  • Click the check box under the Grade 1-6 After School and/or Grade 1-6 Before School sections
  • Fill out your child’s registration form and proceed to cart!

Further questions? Contact Bob, our Campus Lead at 403.477.1122


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!