Weekly Memo May 5

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  1. PRO D DAY & VICTORIA DAY Reminder that Friday, May 20th is a Pro D Day and Monday, May 23rd is Victoria Day. School will not be in session on either day.
  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.
  3. WELCOME BACK to former North Star teacher and current University of Oxford PhD candidate Hanako Shimamura! Hanako will be in the Casa classrooms on Monday, May 9th and Wednesday, May 11th to continue with data collection for her research project.

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 tomorrow Friday, May 6th after which time any remaining spots will be offered to families on our waitlist.

Casa

  1. SUMMER CAMPS We now have sufficient numbers to move ahead with the first 3 sessions of summer camp (with only 1 space left for “In the Forest”!) however still require 2 more participants to move ahead with “It’s Picnic Season” July 25-28. Students currently registered in the 2015-16 Casa & Extended-day program are eligible to register and the deadline is Monday, May 16th. Please see the attached Summer Camp Registration Form for further details.
  2. 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 is posted on the office bulletin board and the deadline to register is tomorrow Friday, May 6th.

Extended-day Kindergarten

  1. SUMMER CAMPS We now have sufficient numbers to move ahead with the first 3 sessions of summer camp (with only 1 space left for “In the Forest”!) however still require 2 more participants to move ahead with “It’s Picnic Season” July 25-28. Students currently registered in the 2015-16 Casa & Extended-day program are eligible to register and the deadline is Monday, May 16th. Please see the attached Summer Camp Registration Form for further details.
  2. EXTENDED-DAY PE The Extended-day Kindergarten will have track & field for PE next week.
  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 is posted on the office bulletin board and the deadline to register is tomorrow Friday, May 6th.

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 tomorrow Friday, May 6th.
  4. UPPER ELEMENTARY OUTDOOR SCHOOL The UE students will be attending outdoor school at Camp Latona from June 1st to 3rd. Further information was emailed directly to parents yesterday.
  5. FREE DRESS DAY Our next Free Dress Day is tomorrow 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.
  6. 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.
  7. TRACK MEET PARENT VOLUNTEERS We are looking for a number of parent volunteers to help fill roles throughout the day. Please let Jeanne know (a) what times you are available and (b) if you have First Aid. The deadline to sign up as a parent volunteer will be Thursday, May 12th. Sign up soon to ensure you are part of the action!!!

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