Weekly Memo April 14

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  1. PRO D DAY Reminder that tomorrow Friday, April 15th is a Pro D Day. School will not be in session.
  2. TUITION PAYMENTS Administrative staff will be set up at the front office to accept tuition payments at morning drop-off on Monday, April 25th and Tuesday, April 19th & 26th. Tuition cheques for the 2016-17 academic year are due by Tuesday, April 26th for the May 1st payment.
  3. PAD AGREEMENTS For those families that chose the monthly tuition payment option we have placed a PAD (Pre-Authorized Debit) Agreement in your family pocket. If you would like to have your monthly tuition payment automatically debited from your account each month please complete the PAD Agreement and submit it along with a void cheque by Wednesday, April 20th.
  4. OUT OF UNIFORM DAY Our next Out of Uniform Day is “Favourite Literary Character” on Friday, April 22nd!

Infant & Toddler

  1. SUMMER & FALL REGISTRATION We will be posting the application forms for summer & fall registration in next week’s Weekly Memo. Please check back next Thursday, April 21st if you are interested in registering!

Casa

  1. PARENT DISCOVERY NIGHT: Reading and Writing the Montessori Way is scheduled for Monday, April 18th 6:30-7:30pm. Come join Lalena and Zahra as they delve into the Montessori Primary Language Curriculum. They will answer some of the questions: What is a sound game? Why does writing come before reading? What is the Phonetic Approach? Parents will leave with a clearer idea of the process of reading and writing in the Casa class and how best to support their child at home. The sign-up sheet is posted on the office bulletin board.
  2. SUMMER CAMPS This year North Star is offering a Summer Program for students currently registered in the 2015-16 Casa & Extended-day program. Please see the attached Summer Camp Registration Form for further details. Please note that the registration deadline is Monday, May 16th.

Extended-day Kindergarten

  1. PARENT DISCOVERY NIGHT: Reading and Writing the Montessori Way is scheduled for Monday, April 18th 6:30-7:30pm. Come join Lalena and Zahra as they delve into the Montessori Primary Language Curriculum. They will answer some of the questions: What is a sound game? Why does writing come before reading? What is the Phonetic Approach? Parents will leave with a clearer idea of the process of reading and writing in the Casa class and how best to support their child at home. The sign-up sheet is posted on the office bulletin board.
  2. SUMMER CAMPS This year North Star is offering a Summer Program for students currently registered in the 2015-16 Casa & Extended-day program. Please see the attached Summer Camp Registration Form for further details. Please note that the registration deadline is Monday, May 16th.
  3. EXTENDED-DAY PE The Extended-day Kindergarten students will be hiking on Tuesday and will have PE in-house on Thursday next week. Please complete and submit the attached permission form by Monday, April 18th.
  4. AFTER SCHOOL CARE 2016-17 Attached please find the 2016-17 ASC Application Form. If you would like to register your child for ASC next year, please complete and submit the attached form. Spaces will be filled on a first come first serve basis.
  5. MOVIE NIGHT is tonight Thursday, April 14th for those that registered. Pick-up time is approximately 4:45pm.

Elementary

  1. PARENT DISCOVERY NIGHT: Nurturing Creativity and Imagination in the Elementary Class is scheduled for Monday, April 18th 6:30-7:30pm. Come join Christie, Brooke & Katy as they discuss some of the key lessons in the Montessori Elementary Class and how creativity and imagination are supported within the Cosmic Curriculum. Demonstrations will be given on the Great Lessons and how the teacher’s role as storyteller is crucial. Parents will leave with a deeper understanding of the Geography and History lessons and how these materials and stories elicit creativity and imagination. The sign-up sheet is posted on the office bulletin board.
  2. AFTER SCHOOL CARE 2016-17 Attached please find the 2016-17 ASC Application Form. If you would like to register your child for ASC next year, please complete and submit the attached form. Spaces will be filled on a first come first serve basis.
  3. LOWER ELEMENTARY PE The LE students will be hiking for PE next week. Please complete the attached Varley Trail and Quarry Rock permission forms and submit by Monday, April 18th.
  4. UPPER ELEMENTARY PE The UE students will have HTHT on Tuesday and will be hiking for PE on Thursday next week. Please complete the attached permission form and submit by Monday, April 18th.
  5. HIGH TOUCH HIGH TECH A scientist from HTHT will be visiting the Upper Elementary classroom with their Power of Light presentation on Tuesday, April 19th.
  6. MOVIE NIGHT is tonight Thursday, April 14th for those that registered. Pick-up time is approximately 4:45pm.

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