Weekly Memo April 7

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  1. PRO D DAY Reminder that 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 Tuesday, April 5, 12, 19, 26 and Monday, April 25th. Tuition cheques for the 2016-17 academic year are due by Tuesday, April 26th for the May 1st payment.
  3. OPEN HOUSE Our next Open House is scheduled for Wednesday, April 13th from 4:00-7:00pm. Spread the word! This is a great opportunity for new families to tour the school, see inside the classrooms and meet the teachers.
  4. WELCOME Please join us in welcoming Matthew Li and family to the afternoon Casa program.
  5. OUT OF UNIFORM DAY Our next Out of Uniform Day is “Favourite Literary Character” and is scheduled for Friday, April 22nd!

Infant & Toddler

Please see “All” section and check back next week for Infant & Toddler specific information.

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 will be posted on the office bulletin board Monday.
  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 will be posted on the office bulletin board Monday.
  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 have PE in-house on Tuesday and will be hiking on Thursday next week. Please complete and submit the attached permission form by Monday, April 11th.
  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 The next Movie Night is scheduled for Thursday, April 14th. MMUN students will be showing Despicable Me from 3:15-4:45pm. Tickets are $10 for movie & fruit bowl or $7 for movie only and will be on sale after school beginning Monday.

Elementary

  1. PARENT DISCOVERY NIGHT: Nuturing 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 will be posted on the office bulletin board Monday.
  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 Quarry Rock and Rice Lake permission forms and submit by Monday, April 11th.
  4. UPPER ELEMENTARY PE The UE students will be playing soccer for PE next week.
  5. HIGH TOUCH HIGH TECH A scientist from HTHT will be visiting the Lower Elementary classroom with their Earthworks presentation on Friday, April 8th.
  6. FREE DRESS DAY Our next Free Dress Day is tomorrow Friday, April 8th. 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.
  7. MOVIE NIGHT The next Movie Night is scheduled for Thursday, April 14th. MMUN students will be showing Despicable Me from 3:15-4:45pm. Tickets are $10 for movie & fruit bowl or $7 for movie only and will be on sale after school beginning Monday.

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