Weekly Memo Nov 13

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  1. OUT OF UNIFORM PYJAMA DAY It’s time to pull out your most comfy p.j.’s and fuzzy slippers because Pyjama day is next Fri, Nov 21st!
  2. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING will be held at North Star on Mon, Nov 24th at 6:00pm. Childcare will be available. Further information to follow in the Notice of Annual General Meeting which we will distribute via email.
  3. CHRISTMAS TREE DECORATING North Star Montessori will be taking part in the Lynn Valley Christmas Celebration by decorating a tree.  We would like to invite the children to participate by making decorations. Could you send one or two CDs or DVDs that you don’t need any more to school with your child by Nov 24th? We will be collecting them to decorate on November 25th. We encourage everyone to come out to the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Sun, Nov 30th from 4:30-5:30pm at Lynn Valley Village.
  4. SEXUAL HEALTH SPEAKER We are pleased to have a speaker from Saleema Noon Sexual Health at our school on Mon, Nov 17th. A parent information session will be taking place from 8:30-9:30am and then she will be speaking with age appropriate groups throughout the day. While this is open to all parents, it is geared towards parents of Extended-Day and Elementary students.
  5. FUNDRAISING CORNER TICKETS are almost sold out! Tickets are now available for friends and family outside of the school community. Only 1 week to go until our curling fundraiser!!! Don’t miss out on getting your tickets this Friday. Cash or cheque accepted. Cost is $35/ticket. CHILDCARE by donation is filling quickly! There will be a sign up form posted on the bulletin board outside of Tiffany’s office. Max 22 children! First come, first serve. There will be a box on the table when you sign your children in. Please place your donation in an envelope in the box. North Star Montessori children only! SILENT AUCTION ITEMS Thank you to those who have already donated items towards our event. Friendly reminder: All donated items need to be brought into the school by Fri, Nov 14th latest and given to Jeanne. WINE WALL Only 20 bottles have been donated!!! Last year we received almost 60 bottles. Please dig deep and donate towards this fun event wall. “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” — Winston Churchill
  6. AID TO LIFE is now registering for January to June classes. This unique program offers parents the opportunity to learn alongside their child in a beautifully prepared Montessori environment. Parent-Infant classes (for children 2-15 months) run on Mondays and Parent-Toddler classes (for children 15 months-3 years) run Tuesdays through Fridays. Please see attached flyer for more information and feel free to pass on to friends and family! Christie Stanford (the Head Facilitator) is always available to chat if you would like more specific information about this program.

Casa

Please see All families section and check back next week for Casa specific information!

Kindergarten

  1. MMUN MOVIE NIGHT FUNDRAISER As part of their fundraising efforts for the MMUN (Montessori Model United Nations) the Upper Elementary students will be hosting a movie night Thurs, Nov 27th from 3:30-5:15pm. The movie being shown is Wall-E and it is open to all students in the Kindergarten & Elementary programs. The cost is $10 which includes a fruit kebob, popcorn & juice. Please sign up on the sheet posted on the office bulletin board next week.
  2. PIZZA DAYS The UE students will be holding MMUN Fundraiser Pizza Days on the following dates…Nov 19, 26, Dec 3, 10, 17! Please complete the attached order form and submit to the front office on or before Mon, Nov 17th if you would like your child to participate. Please note that this form is for all Pizza Days.
  3. KINDERGARTEN PE The Kindergarten students will be having PE in-house next week.
  4. KINDERGARTEN FIRE TRUCK VISIT is booked for Thurs, Nov 20th.
  5. ADVANCED NOTICE Beginning Tues, Nov 25th, students will be ice skating at the NSWC for PE. Students will need a pair of ice skates, helmet, gloves and warm clothing. If you do not wish to purchase new items, there are options for used equipment including North Shore Sports Swap.

Elementary

  1. MMUN MOVIE NIGHT FUNDRAISER The Upper Elementary students will be hosting a movie night Thurs, Nov 27th from 3:30-5:15pm. The movie being shown is Wall-E and it is open to all students in the Kindergarten & Elementary programs. The cost is $10 which includes a fruit kebob, popcorn & juice. Please sign up on the sheet posted on the office bulletin board.
  2. PIZZA DAYS The UE students will be holding MMUN Fundraiser Pizza Days on the following dates…Nov 19, 26, Dec 3, 10, 17! Please complete the attached order form and submit to the front office on or before Mon, Nov 17th if you would like your child to participate. Please note that this form is for all Pizza Days.
  3. LOWER ELEMENTARY PE The LE students will have PE in-house on Tuesday and continue with the fitness program at Hybrid Strong on Thursday next week.
  4. UPPER ELEMENTARY PE The UE students will have PE in-house next week.
  5. ADVANCED NOTICE Beginning Tues, Nov 25th, students will be ice skating at the NSWC for PE. Students will need a pair of ice skates, helmet, gloves and warm clothing. If you do not wish to purchase new items, there are options for used equipment including North Shore Sports Swap.
  6. UPPER ELEMENTARY FIELDTRIP The UE students will be going to the VSO on Thurs, Nov 20th. Please complete and submit the attached permission form on or before Mon, Nov 17th.
  7. AFTER SCHOOL LEGO BRICKS The next session of our Lego Bricks program will begin in January.  If you would like to register your child please complete the attached registration form and submit to the front desk on or before Mon, Nov 24th.

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