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  1. PARKING A reminder to please be mindful of where you park at pick-up and drop-off. Parking is very limited so please do not park at the end of the cul-du-sac, do not double park and please park as close to the vehicle in front as possible so that traffic is able to flow and others are able to find a parking spot.
  2. CCMA ACCREDITATION Representatives from the Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators will be at North Star on Friday, May 13th as part of our Montessori Accreditation process.

Infant & Toddler

  1. SUMMER & FALL REGISTRATION Please find attached our Summer 2016 Toddler Registration Form and September 2016 Infant & Toddler Registration Form (this form includes dates up to and including June 2017). Reminder that the deadline for priority registration of current students is Friday, May 6th after which time any remaining spots will be offered to families on our waitlist.

Casa

  1. 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.
  2. OUTSIDE PLAY Now that the weather is getting warmer, teachers will be taking students out on the patio to play. Please remember to bring sunscreen and a hat for your child.
  3. PARENT DISCOVERY NIGHT Reminder that the next Parent Discovery Night is scheduled for Monday, May 9th. The topic is The Important Role of Imagination & Creativity in the Casa and will be presented by Christie Stanford. The sign-up sheet with further information will be posted on the office bulletin board next week.

Extended-day Kindergarten

  1. 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.
  2. EXTENDED-DAY PE The Extended-day Kindergarten students will have HTHT on Tuesday and PE in-house on Thursday.
  3. HIGH TOUCH HIGH TECH A Scientist from HTHT will be here with their Jurassic Jr presentation on Tuesday, May 3rd.
  4. PARENT DISCOVERY NIGHT Reminder that the next Parent Discovery Night is scheduled for Monday, May 9th. The topic is The Important Role of Imagination & Creativity in the Casa and will be presented by Christie Stanford. The sign-up sheet with further information will be posted on the office bulletin board next week.

Elementary

  1. LOWER ELEMENTARY PE The LE students will continue with Track & Field for PE next week in preparation for the Montessori Regional Track Meet.
  2. UPPER ELEMENTARY PE The UE students will continue with Track & Field next week in preparation for the Montessori Regional Track meet.
  3. HIGH TOUCH HIGH TECH A Scientist from HTHT will be visiting the Upper Elementary classroom with their Edison’s Workshop presentation on Friday, May 6th.
  4. FREE DRESS DAY Our next Free Dress Day is NEXT Friday, May 6th. Students donate a minimum of $1.00 to their teacher upon entering the classroom first thing in the morning to wear their choice of clothing rather than the school uniform. Students must wear appropriate footwear, clothes must be in good repair and hats/gloves are not permitted to be worn inside the classroom.
  5. MONTESSORI REGIONAL TRACK MEET We will be hosting the 2nd annual Montessori Regional Track Meet at West Van Secondary School track on Thursday, May 26th. We are looking for a number of parent volunteers to help fill roles throughout the day. Please let Jeanne know what times you are available and if you have First Aid. Thanks!!!