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  1. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Our 2016 Annual General Meeting is scheduled for Wed, Jan 18th. Notice of AGM and new By-Law information was distributed to families yesterday. If you did not receive one at the front office, please check your family pocket.
  2. NEW STUDENT WELCOME Please join us in welcoming new students Ryan Eghbali, Cy Milroy, Aiden Konkin and their families.
  3. NORTH STAR ANNUAL FUNDRAISER Mark your calendars for Sat, Feb 4th and stay tuned for more details!
  4. SPUD FUNDRAISING A quick reminder of the Spud Fundraising Program that North Star is participating in this year. This is a great way to have fresh local, organic produce delivered straight to your home or office and 25% of sales from the organic produce boxes will be donated to North Star! Please see the attached Spud flyer for details and promo code.
  5. INFANT & TODDLER PARENT DISCOVERY NIGHT is scheduled for Tues, Jan 17th from 6:30-8:00pm. We are thrilled to have guest speaker Desiree Cluff from “Rockababy – The Baby Guru” come join us for an evening discussing all things related to sleep! Whether you have a baby or a toddler, it is never too late to learn skills to elicit healthy sleep habits. She knows that all families (and children) are unique so there will be ample time for questions and answers specifically related to your needs. We are happy to extend this evening out to other families and you are all welcome to bring a friend!  Please confirm attendance by signing up on the bulletin board outside the Infant & Toddler classroom.
  6. INFANT & TODDLER OPENINGS We still have openings in the Monday Infant classes and Wednesday 12:40pm Toddler class. Please feel free to pass this along to friends and family. We appreciate referrals!

Casa

  1. SAVE THE DATE Mark your calendars for the Parent Discovery Evening (parents of 3 & 4 year olds) Tues, Jan 24th. The topic will be Montessori’s Marvelous Mathematics from 6:30-7:30pm.

Extended-day Kindergarten

  1. PIZZA DAYS Attached please find the order form for all pizza dates until Spring Break. The deadline to order is Mon, Jan 9th. Please note that MMUN students will not be here on Wed, Mar 8th.
  2. EXTENDED-DAY KINDERGARTEN PE The Extended-day K students will be skating for PE next weekThey will need to bring their skates and bag (which should include a cloth to wipe skate blades), a helmet (that covers the forehead and is tight fitting), gloves and ski pants or warm clothes. Students will not be able to participate without a helmet and gloves. Please sign and submit the attached permission form on or before Mon, Jan 9th.
  3. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED We are looking for a couple of volunteers to help tie skates at 12:30pm on each of our skate days. Dates are listed on the permission form. Please let Jeanne know if you are able to help out. Thanks!

Elementary

  1. PIZZA DAYS Attached please find the order form for all pizza dates until Spring Break. The deadline to order is Mon, Jan 9th. Please note that MMUN students will not be here on Wed, Mar 8th.
  2. LOWER ELEMENTARY PE The Lower El students will have Health & Nutrition on Tuesday and begin skating on Thursday for PE next weekThey will need to bring their skates and bag (which should include a cloth to wipe skate blades), a helmet (that covers the forehead and is tight fitting), gloves and ski pants or warm clothes. Students will not be able to participate without a helmet and gloves. Please sign and submit the attached permission form on or before Mon, Jan 9th.
  3. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED We are looking for a couple of volunteers to help tie skates for the LE students at 1:45pm on each of our skate days. Dates are listed on the permission form. Please let Jeanne know if you are able to help out. Thanks!
  4. UPPER ELEMENTARY PE The Upper El students will be skating for PE next weekThey will need to bring their skates and bag (which should include a cloth to wipe skate blades), a helmet (that covers the forehead and is tight fitting), gloves and ski pants or warm clothes. Students will not be able to participate without a helmet and gloves. Please sign and submit the attached permission form on or before Mon, Jan 9th.
  5. UPPER ELEMENTARY HTHT The UE students will participate in the “Globs, Goo & Guts” workshop with a High Touch-High Tech scientist on Fri, Jan 13th.
  6. FREE DRESS DAY Our next Free Dress Day is tomorrow Fri, Jan 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.
  7. AFTER SCHOOL ART Please note that After School Art begins tomorrow Fri, Jan 6th for those that registered.