The Gr. 8/9 Art option in our School for Boys and the School for Girls got messy at North Mount Pleasant Arts Centre where they made decorative clay plates! They focused on creating texture and building with coils. As they practiced these new skills they were challenged to be Resilient, Relentless, and Resourceful in bringing their ideas to life. The boys and girls were very Responsible and Respectful as they took care of the studio space, materials, and learned how to clean up afterwards. They worked together in cleaning up: the boys took on cleaning the tools, and the girls cleaned up the tables and floors. Everyone earned an R today! We’re excited to see their final products after they get fired in the kiln.
Currie Campus has been keeping busy. Last week students in our High School visited the Flying Squirrel trampoline park and our Gr. 9's enjoyed some time playing laser tag together at Laser City. This week, all students taking an art option went to North Mount Pleasant Art Centre to learn about and create clay pottery, and all of our PE students attended the Calgary Curling Club to curl! To end this week, our Gr. 8 and 9 boys will be heading out to Arbour Lake for an afternoon of ice fishing, skating, and ice hockey!
This week marked a special occasion for the Girls School. We had our very first group shadow day students for girls entering Gr. 2-3! Our current Girls School students had an opportunity to take on leadership roles and participate in this shadow day experience. We also had a group shadow day for students entering Gr. 7-9 this week as well. The classroom was buzzing as we filled the classroom with 12 girls. Certainly lots of curiosity, laughter and learning!
Midterm Exam Mark Statements were sent home on Tuesday, Feb. 7 this week, and Diploma marks will be available on myPass from Alberta Education by tomorrow, Feb. 10 at the latest.
Finally, a friendly reminder to families to please ensure that your child is coming to school in NP uniform and also that they are prepared with their required PE uniform as well. Thank you for your support!
WEEK AT A GLANCE
TOMORROW - Action: HS Art Option goes to North Mount Pleasant Arts Centre
TOMORROW - Action: Gr. ⅚, 6, 8 & 9 classes go Ice Fishing
MON. FEB. 13 - Healthy Hunger: Booster Juice (Richmond); Edo (Currie)
TUES. FEB. 14 - Spirit Day: Pink & Red Day
Students who wear pink or red will earn points for their Navigator squads
WED. FEB. 15 - Calgary Police Presentation for Gr. 6 & 7 “The Impact of Hate”
THURS. FEB. 16 & FRI. FEB. 17 - Teacher’s Convention: NO CLASSES for students
MON. FEB. 20 - Family Day: SCHOOL CLOSED
Open House: Feb 22
We have been touring potential families through the school, having potential navigators join us for their Shadow Days and are accepting students for next year. We are excited about the interest in our school and would like you to help us spread the word about our upcoming Open Houses:
Richmond Campus – February 22 @ 7PM
This information evening is for:
School for Boys grades K-9
Currie Campus – February 22 @ 7PM
This information evening is for:
School for Girls grades K-9
Co-ed High School grades 10-12
Keep an eye out for our social media posts to share and like.
Checkpoints: March 1-2
WED. MAR. 1 (4-8PM) & THURS. MAR. 2 (8AM-4PM)
Round three of Checkpoint meetings are on Wednesday, March 1 and Thursday, March 2. Please book a meeting time when your student is able to attend. Meetings can be booked on the Conference Manager by SchoolSoft starting on February 15 until noon on March 1.
The Impact of Hate
Our Gr. 8/9 boys and our Girls School were captivated and full of questions during the presentations this week by the Calgary Police entitled, "The Impact of Hate." The presentation covered topics such as bias, prejudice, discrimination. Th Gr. 6/7 boys will have their presentation on Feb. 15 at the Richmond Campus and our High School will receive a similar presentation by the Calgary Police coming up on Feb. 22 at the Currie Campus.
We are excited that libraries are coming to North Point Schools at both the Currie and Richmond campuses soon. Your generous book-drive donations are a fantastic start, but we need funding for more book purchases. This will be managed through SignUp Genius, an online fundraising platform. All donations are eligible for a tax receipt and every cent donated will be spent on books for our wonderful students. Thank you for your support!
To help you choose what your donation will be spent on, please use the link below. 'Slots' allow you to designate where you would like your donation to go, you can click on as many slots as you like. All donations are by e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you prefer not to use SignUp Genius, please simply e-transfer directly to Dave Jackson.