Weekly Memo May 2

All Families

  1. EMERGENCY CELL NUMBERS If you have not done so, please provide Jeanne with the cell phone number(s) you would like to use to receive SCHOOL WIDE emergency text information from North Star.  This will be a number for which you will only receive information.  We will use a school cell phone for this purpose and that number may not be used to contact North Star for any reason other than an emergency such as an earthquake, fire, school closure, etc.  We would recommend having both parents included.
  2. CHILDRUN 2013 Join us for a 5 km walk/run or 1 km walk on Sun, June 2nd near Children’s Hospital that is fun, great exercise for people of any age or fitness level, and an opportunity to support a wonderful charity.  If you would like to join us this year follow the instructions to register.  Register at: http://bcchf.ca/events/events-calendar/childrun/.  Click on Register>select No (unless you were a member last year and know your registration information)>Join an Existing Team>scroll down to North Star Montessori team, and enter your personal information.
  3. LYNN VALLEY DAYS Mark your calendars for Sat, May 25th and Lynn Valley Days!  North Star will have an entry in the parade again this year – more info to follow.
  4. OTTAWA GRAD TRIP FUNDRAISERS The Grad Class will be holding a Bake Sale and a Read-a-Thon as part of their Ottawa Grad Trip fundraising efforts.
    • Bake Sale Bake sales will be held on May 13th and May 22nd.  Watch for posters around the school for further details.
    • Read-a-Thon A Read-a-Thon will take place on Tues, May 21st.  Grad students will be collecting pledges from friends and families.  As well we will post a pledge sheet on the office bulletin board for interested North Star parents & family.
  5. PRO D DAY Our next Pro D Day is scheduled for Fri, May 17th.  Class will not be in session.

Casa

  1. MOTHER’S DAY TEA The K & Casa students will be serving a Mother’s Day Tea on Fri, May 10th.  The morning tea will be from 11:00-11:30am and the afternoon tea will be from 3:00-3:30pm.  Please RSVP to your classroom teacher.

Kindergarten

  1. PIZZA DAY Our next Pizza Day is tomorrow Fri, May 3rd.
  2. KINDERGARTEN PE Get your helmets ready and bikes tuned!  The K students will be biking for PE beginning Tues, May 28th to Thurs, June 6th.
  3. MOTHER’S DAY TEA The K & Casa students will be serving a Mother’s Day Tea on Fri, May 10th.  The morning tea will be from 11:00-11:30am and the afternoon tea will be from 3:00-3:30pm.   Please RSVP to your classroom teacher.

Elementary

  1. PARENT ED NIGHT Our Parent Ed night with Lynn has been re-scheduled to Mon, May 6th for Year 3-6 parents.  The topic will focus on Cosmic Education in the Real World.  The sign up sheet is posted on the bulletin board.
  2. FREE DRESS DAY Our next Free Dress Days is tomorrow Fri, May 3rd.  We continue to raise funds for Debra, an organization that supports children with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB).  For a minimum donation of $1.00 (cash only) students will not be required to wear a uniform but be free to choose what they wear to school on each of those days.
  3. PIZZA DAY Our next Pizza Day is tomorrow Fri, May 3rd.
  4. YEAR 1&2 PE The Year 1&2 students will be biking for PE beginning Tues, May 7th.  Please sign the attached Mountain Biking Permission Form and ESC Waiver and return to the front office by Mon, May 6th.
  5. YEAR 3-6 PE The Year 3-6 students will be swimming for PE beginning Tue, May 7th.  Please sign the attached Swimming Permission Form and return to the front office by Mon, May 6th.
  6. MOVIE NIGHT As part of their fundraising efforts for the Ottawa Trip, our Grad Class will be hosting a movie night on Fri, May 10th from 3:15-5:00pm for students in Years 1-6.  The movie will be Rio which is rated PG.  Cost of each ticket is $10.00 which includes the movie, popcorn, fruit kebob and juice.  A sign up sheet will be posted on the office bulletin board.  Maximum 20 so sign up early!
  7. AFTER SCHOOL DRAMA Please note that Brandi will be away and we will have a substitute instructor for our class on Tues, May 7th.
  8. UNIFORM INFO Looking for the navy elastic waistband pants?  They are on our uniform list at the Lands’ End website.  Please click on the following link to access information.  http://www.landsend.com/pp/school-uniform-yoga-pants~223298_1187.html?schoolStoreNum=900109182&gender=1&grade=5

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