The Gr. 6-7 Art option has been learning about the elements and principles of art and design. Students have explored a number of art mediums and styles to inspire artistic visions and express themselves through their creations. Projects have included creating flip-book animations, notan art designs, oil and chalk pastel compositions, origami folded paper creations, watercolor and acrylic paintings, and pencil drawings. Alongside creating projects, they have learned about contemporary and historical artists, used a variety of design techniques, and practiced technical drawing skills through sketchbook and art activities. It is amazing to see the creativity and passion come to life every week!
We are very excited to announce that we have three new students who have joined the Girls School this week! A huge welcome to Kensey (Gr. 7), Evelyn (Gr. 7), and Lavinia (Gr. 6). This brings our first year cohort to 10 and the girls are thrilled!
Gr. 8-9 Boys Jr. High Highlight
Gr. 9 student, Oliver J., recently competed in the World Skate Tour in Dubai. He competed against 126 of the best skateboarders in the world, and placed 53 out of 126 skaters. Oliver is currently ranked as No. 57 park skateboarder in the world. If you want to see more and support Oliver’s skateboarding, you can follow him on Instagram on oliver_holmdk.
Co-Ed High School
Our High School students had the opportunity to learn from members of the Calgary Police Hate Crimes Unit by engaging in a presentation on the topic of bias, prejudice and hate.
Many of our high school students braved the cold temperatures on Thursday and Friday last week and enjoyed the slopes at Lake Louise. And to end this week, all high school students will be attending Contemporary Calgary for an artist talk, gallery walk, and photography river walk.
WEEK AT A GLANCE
FRI. MAR. 3 - ACTION DAY: Alberta Tennis Centre (Gr. 5/6-7 Boys School and all Girls School); Artist Exhibition (High School Art Option)
MON. MAR. 6 - Healthy Hunger: Mucho Burrito (Richmond); the Lunch Lady (Currie)
MON. MAR. 13 - Healthy Hunger: Edo (Richmond); Booster Juice (Currie)
Passion Project Presentations
Passion Projects are an opportunity for students to research a topic, any topic, that they are passionate about. They will then present their research in a showcase set up at each campus. Richmond students will present on Monday and Currie students will present on Tuesday. Parents and family are welcome to come check it out. We are looking forward to seeing what our students are passionate about!
Our annual Ski Trip will take place this year on March 24th. We will be heading to Nakiska for the day with any student who has registered from Gr. K-12. If you have not yet registered please do so by following the links below. If your son/daughter will not be attending please let their mentor teacher know, or email Sbjornson@northpoint.school. We are still waiting on some payments as well which can be emailed to Djackson@northpoint.school.
As a reminder there will be NO alternative activities on this date as we will require all teachers to supervise at the Ski Hill. If your child will not be attending they are asked to stay home on this date.
March 25 - April 10
Young Entrepreuner's Busines Fair
Save the Date: Coming Sunday, June 4th
The Young Entrepreneurs Business Fair is a real-life marketplace where North Point students exhibit and sell products or services to potential customers. The money generated from sales belongs to them.
On June 4, hundreds of Calgarians (including you, we hope!) will come to WinSport and shop at the dozens of small businesses managed by our young entrepreneurs from Gr. K-12. This is our 6th annual Fair, which has grown into Canada’s largest student business fair. It is free and open to the public.
Stay tuned for more information about online business plans, posters and more. If you want to volunteer or become a sponsor/donor, contact Bruce Groberman, Director of Financial Education, at email@example.com.
The Re-enrollment package was sent out yesterday by email. Please take the time to carefully read through the entire package. We ask that you return the package and your post-dated cheque(s) to the school no later than FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2023 to secure your spot for next year. After that date, you may lose your enrollment priority as we will continue accepting new students into the school for the 2023-24 school year.
Please follow this link to the re-enrollment package for the 2023-24 school year.
If you are not planning to return to NORTH POINT for the 2023-24 school year, please follow the link below and complete and return the Student Information Transfer Form to the Admissions Office on or before March 17th, 2023.
The early return of your child’s enrollment package is very helpful to our early planning process for next year.
Jr. High Debate Tournament
On March 10th, the first annual junior high debate tournament will be taking place for Gr. 8 & 9 students at the Currie Campus. All students are involved in the competition as debaters, judges, chairpersons, and timekeepers. By debating both sides of a resolution in separate rounds, teams will engage in perspective taking, strategic questioning, active listening, clashing, and public speaking. This year's resolution guides students to explore topics such as taxation, public spending, private investment, inflation--and hockey!
"Be it resolved that the Government of Alberta and the City of Calgary provide significant public funds for a new Calgary Flames facility."
The 5th Annual Financial Academy Meme Contest is underway. The challenge is to take a photo, video or drawing and make a meme on a financial topic like Managing Money, Banking, Business, Entrepreneurship or Investing. The contest is open to all students from Gr. 3-11. Winners receive a $20 gift card.
Entries will be judged on creativity, originality, and clarity of the message. The deadline for submitting memes is Friday, March 17. Prizes will be awarded the following Monday. Selected memes will be published in an upcoming newsletter edition. Watch theFinancial Meme Contest Instructions on YouTube for details and highlights!
NAVIGATOR SQUAD POINTS
We are currently doing a floor hockey unit at the Richmond campus. Jr High athletes at both campuses will have any opportunity to sign up for the fun annual tradition of the CISAA Floor Hockey Championship taking place at the end of this month. Stay tuned!
The North Point basketball season is heating up as we wind down. We had a fun and fantastic Sr High School Basketball tournament this past weekend, our Gr. 9 basketball team is in a semi final tonight!, and our Gr. 8 basketball team will be playing for Bronze next Tuesday. The North Point basketball teams were invited to a Legends basketball tryout, and it was great to see 16 players come out and others expressing interest in playing some Spring basketball at the club level.
For Gr. 5 & 6 students we will be setting up exhibition matches with other schools and there will be a tournament style wind up at the end of the sessions for all participants.
After School Basketball Academy
The Legends basketball club will be running an after school Jr NBA basketball program at North Point School. Students in Gr. 3-6 are invited to sign up for this 6 week program that will be supported by amazing coaches who are certified Jr NBA specialists. The program will focus on individual skill development through games, practice, and situational drills.
North Point Jr NBA - Legends Basketball
After School Basketball Academy
3:30 to 5:00PM
March 8th to April 26th
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