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  1. FERRERO ROCHER & MOJA CHRISTMAS FUNDRAISER It’s that time of the year! We are once again holding our very popular chocolate and coffee Christmas Fundraiser. An order form will be placed in every family pocket tomorrow which will provide you with all the details. 100% of the chocolate purchase and $5.00 per bag of coffee will go directly to the school. Deadline for ordering is Fri, Dec 9th and delivery to the school will be Thurs, Dec 15th.
  2. HOLIDAY FAMILY EVENT Mark your calendars for our Holiday Family Drop-in Event from 4:30-6:30pm on Wed, Nov 30th. Details to follow!
  3. FIRST TERM REPORTS & PARENT CONFERENCES First term report cards will be distributed end of day on Thurs, Dec 1st. Please return the signed “School Copy” to your classroom teacher at the Parent/Teacher Conference on Fri, Dec 2nd. Sign-up sheets for conference times will be posted on the office bulletin board at the end of next week. Please note that school is not in session on Fri, Dec 2nd. Childcare will be available in the After School Care room during your conference time for North Star Casa & Elementary students.

Casa

  1. PARENT DISCOVERY NIGHT We welcome all parents of 4 and 5 year olds to join us for our next Parent Discovery Evening “Looking Ahead” on Tues, Nov 22nd from 6:30-8:30pm. On this evening, the teachers at North Star will go over the benefits of completing the 3rd year Extended-day Program, as well as continuing into our Elementary Program. Parents will have the opportunity to visit each of the classrooms and see examples of the incredible work these children experience on a daily basis. We also look forward to having graduates and former parents visit at the end of the evening for an informal Q &A and to discuss their experience at North Star. The sign-up sheet is posted on the office bulletin board.

Extended-day Kindergarten

  1. EXTENDED-DAY KINDERGARTEN PE The Extended-day K students will be studying Nutrition for PE next week.
  2. HIGH TOUCH-HIGH TECH The Extended-day K students will participate in the “Jurassic Jr” workshop with a High Touch-High Tech scientist on Wed, Nov 23rd.
  3. PARENT DISCOVERY NIGHT We welcome all parents of 4 and 5 year olds to join us for our next Parent Discovery Evening “Looking Ahead” on Tues, Nov 22nd from 6:30-8:30pm. On this evening, the teachers at North Star will go over the benefits of completing the 3rd year Extended-day Program, as well as continuing into our Elementary Program. Parents will have the opportunity to visit each of the classrooms and see examples of the incredible work these children experience on a daily basis. We also look forward to having graduates and former parents visit at the end of the evening for an informal Q &A and to discuss their experience at North Star. The sign-up sheet is posted on the office bulletin board.

Elementary

  1. LOWER ELEMENTARY PE The Lower El students will continue with rock climbing for PE next week.
  2. LOWER ELEMENTARY HTHT The Lower El students will participate in the “Germs Make Me Sick” workshop with a High Touch-High Tech scientist tomorrow Fri, Nov 18th.
  3. UPPER ELEMENTARY PE The Upper El students will be participating in Sword Play at Academie Duello for PE next week. Please sign and submit the attached permission form and waiver on or before Mon, Nov 21st.
  4. GRADE 6 IMMUNIZATIONS Reminder that our VCH nurse will be here on Tues, Nov 22nd to administer the Grade 6 immunizations to those students that submitted a consent form.
  5. FREE DRESS DAY Our next Free Dress Day is NEXT Fri, Nov 25th. 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.