Weekly Memo Nov 23

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  1. PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES will be taking place on Fri, Dec 1st. Sign-up sheets for conference times are posted on the office bulletin board. Please note that school is not in session on Fri, Dec 1st. Childcare will be available for North Star Casa & Elementary students in the After School Care room during your conference time. Year 7 students will be leading their conferences. Please see Elementary section for further info.
  2. MOJA COFFE HOLIDAY FUNDRAISER This year we will be holding a Holiday Coffee Fundraiser with the ever popular Moja Coffee!!! An order form with all the details has been placed in hallway family pockets. The deadline for ordering is Fri, Dec 1st with delivery to the school on Thurs, Dec 7th.
  3. THE CARD PROJECT Don’t miss out on your last chance to create a card, notebook or sketchpad from your child’s artwork! To place an order simply go to www.TheCardProject.ca and input your child’s art number which you will find printed on the back of the card that was placed in your family pocket. Complete instructions were included with your child’s sample card. Reminder that final orders are due this Sun, Nov 26th
  4. PICTURE DAY A reminder that photos were delivered to the school on Mon, Nov 20th for those families that ordered. They can be picked up at the front office.
  5. ANNUAL FUNDRAISER Mark your calendars for the North Star Annual Fundraiser now scheduled for Sat, Jan 20th! Please continue to collect auction items for this fun event and drop off any items you have to the front office! Please find attached the updated auction donation letter as well as the auction donation information form which must be submitted for any donations of $100 or more requiring a tax receipt.
  6. MABEL’S LABELS is currently holding a 40% off Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale!!! In need of some laundry, dishwasher and microwave-safe personalized labels? Simply visit campaigns.mabelslabels.com and choose North Star Montessori (North Vancouver) from the drop-down menu. Great gift ideas for newborns to adults… and birthday loot bag party favours too!
  7. CRIMINAL RECORD CHECKS All parent volunteers for school field trips, PE support and going outs are required to have a criminal record check for volunteers. If you wish to volunteer this school year, please pick up a letter from Jeanne and take it to your local law enforcement branch to request a volunteer criminal record check.

Casa

  1. CHILD-PARENT NIGHT Reminder that the Casa Child-Parent Night is on Mon, Nov 27th. Timeslots are available from 5:45-6:15 or 6:30-7:00 and sign-up sheets are posted on the office bulletin board. This is an opportunity for your child to show you around their classroom and present some of the things they are currently working on in class.

Extended-day Kindergarten

  1. CHILD-PARENT NIGHT Reminder that the Casa Child-Parent Night is on Mon, Nov 27th. Timeslots are available from 5:45-6:15 or 6:30-7:00 and sign-up sheets are posted on the office bulletin board. This is an opportunity for your child to show you around their classroom and present some of the things they are currently working on in class. Please note that ALL Extended-day students sign-up in the Sitka class.
  2. FIRST TERM REPORT CARDS will be distributed end of day Thurs, Nov 30th. Please return the signed “School Copy” to your classroom teacher at the Parent/Teacher Conference on Fri, Dec 1st
  3. HEARING & VISION SCREENING will be taking place Mon, Nov 27th. A Parent Notification Letter from Vancouver Coastal Health was placed in all family pockets. Please let Jeanne know if you have any questions or did not receive a letter.
  4. EXTENDED-DAY PE The Extended-day students will continue with skating for PE next week.
  5. PIZZA DAY is next week Wed, Nov 29th.

Elementary

  1. CHILD-PARENT NIGHT Reminder that the Elementary Child-Parent Night is on Tues, Nov 28th. Timeslots will be available from 6:00-6:30 or 6:45-7:15 and sign-up sheets are posted on the office bulletin board.
  2. FIRST TERM REPORT CARDS will be distributed end of day Thurs, Nov 30th. Please return the signed “School Copy” to your classroom teacher at the Parent/Teacher Conference on Fri, Dec 1st
  3. YEAR 7 STUDENT-LED CONFERENCES Year 7 students will be leading the upcoming Parent Conferences on Fri, Dec 1st. The students will lead the conference for the first 20 minutes followed by a 10 minute parent-teacher meeting.
  4. LOWER ELEMENTARY PE The LE students will continue with skating for PE next week
  5. UPPER ELEMENTARY PE The UE students will have PE in-house on Tuesday and Fitness at the NSWC on Thursday next week.
  6. UE HIGH TOUCH-HIGH TECH The Upper Elementary students will participate in the “Evolution Revolution” workshop with a HTHT scientist tomorrow Fri, Nov 24th.
  7. PIZZA DAY is next week Wed, Nov 29th.
  8. FREE DRESS DAY Our next Free Dress Day tomorrow Fri, Nov 24th. 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 are not permitted to be worn inside the classroom.

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