Weekly Memo May 31

  1. MMUN PRESENTATION We are now at maximum capacity for the MMUN Presentation!  It will be held in the Jim Graham Room at the North Shore Winter Club from 5:00 to 6:00pm on Tues, June 5th.  Thank you for your support and we hope you enjoy the evening.
  2. CELEBRATION OF LEARNING will take place the evening of Fri, June 8th from 6:00-7:00pm for Casa, K and Years 1-5.  The Year 6&7 students will hold their MMUN Presentation instead.
  3. AID TO LIFE TOUR Christie will be holding tours of the Aid to Life Infant/Toddler Program for North Star families on Thurs, June 7th from 8:30 to 9:30am.  Classes for September are booking quickly with one session already full!
  4. MEMORY BOOKS will be on sale next week.  The cost for each book is $40.  Payment must be submitted on or before June 8th as we will be placing the order immediately following and therefore unable to accommodate late requests.
  5. FINANCIAL AID In an effort to recognize the needs of families and be consistent with other independent schools on the North Shore, the Board of Directors has approved the implementation of a Financial Aid Program for families with children in the elementary program.  Any family that would like to make an application for financial aid can contact Tiffany for the required application forms.  All information will be confidentially submitted and evaluated by a subcommittee of the Board.  Applications for the 2012/13 school year need to be submitted by 8:00am on Fri, June 1st.  Attached please find Financial Aid Application – Single Residence and Financial Aid Application – Separate Residence.
  6. LOST & FOUND  Our Lost & Found bin is overflowing!  Please take a couple of minutes to look through and see if anything belongs to your family.  Thanks!
  7. CRIB REQUEST If anyone has a crib or co-sleeper that they no longer need or are willing to lend out would you please let Jeanne know.  Thanks!
  8. CHILDRUN The big day is coming Sun, June 3rd.  Following are a few important points:  *ChildRun is located at 33rd & Heather, 5 blocks south of the hospital. The run starts at 9 am.  *Feel that last-minute urge to join? Last-minute registration is available on site (but is usually crowded).  *T-shirts will be delivered to North Star no later than Wednesday, May 30. I will let you know when you can pick them up – they will be on the bench in front of Tiffany’s office.  *Our team will have a meeting place and a school sign on the ChildRun site in the School Teams area. The teams will be arranged alphabetically by school name.  *Team photos will be taken between 8:15 and 8:30 sharp under the North Star sign.  *To access free parking, please enter and exit through the hospital’s Heather Street entrance just south of West 28th Avenue, and then continue to the SE corner of the parking lots. Spots fill up quickly so you may need to find alternate parking. The event location is then just a few blocks up Heather Street (heading south) from Children’s Hospital at West 33rd Avenue & Heather Street.  *Remember – walk, jog or run – it’s a fun event so pick whatever pace suits you.  Attached please find the ChildRun Route Map  *I look forward to seeing you there – email me if you have any questions!  Brett Coyle ([email protected]) bkcoyle (at) shaw (dot) ca.
  9. NORTH STAR FAIR & FUNDRAISER will take place on Sat, June 16th from 11:00am to 3:00pm.  A sign-up sheet for volunteers will be posted next week.
  10. YEAR END PICNIC will take place at Cates Park from 12:00 to 3:00pm on Wed, June 20th.  Further details to follow!


  1. KINDERGARTEN PE  The Kindergarten students will be biking for PE beginning next week.


  1. LOWER ELEMENTARY FIELDTRIP The Year 1-3 students will be going on a fieldtrip to Stanley Park on Mon, June 4th.  Please ensure that your child brings a litter free lunch, water, and snacks.  They will be exploring on the beach so should be dressed in appropriate clothing for getting wet and muddy – rain boots and waterproof clothing are recommended.  A signed copy of the attached Stanley Park Permission Slip was due yesterday.
  2. SUMMER CAMPS  There are still a few spots left in our K to Year 5 Summer Camps.  They are Birding Bonanza (July 3-6), Kitchen Chemist (July 16-20) and Gorilla Gardening (July 23-27).  Please see Jeanne to register.
  3. LOWER ELEMENTARY PE  The LE students will have PE in-house next week.
  4. UPPER ELEMENTARY PE  The UE students will have PE in-house next week.

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