1. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING A reminder that our Annual General Meeting & Parent Social is scheduled for Wed, Oct 25th. The notice of AGM was distributed via email and family pockets and all families are encouraged to attend. The deadline to register for attendance & childcare was yesterday. If you missed the deadline but would still like to attend please RSVP to Jeanne today so that we are able to make childcare and catering arrangements. Please note there will also be a brief overview of our emergency evacuation procedures.
  2. LICE 911 As lice continues to be reported in the Elementary Program we have booked a technician from Lice911 to come to our school on Wed, Oct 25th and do a head check on all students. PM Casa – if you would like to bring your child in for a head check please come by the school between 9:30-10:00am.
  3. THE CARD PROJECT We will be taking part in the Card Project again this year and each student has now submitted their artwork which will be turned into cards or notebooks for purchase. Some are winter themed and could be used as holiday greeting cards and others are for more general use. All cards will be available for viewing online through a North Star link on Thurs, Nov 2nd. Orders will be delivered to the school by the end of November in plenty of time to mail to out of town friends & relatives.
  4. ASC DROP-INS To maintain consistency as we transition new staff and establish a new routine for the After School Care program, drop-ins will be unavailable until Wed, Nov 1st.
  5. PRO D DAY Reminder that tomorrow Fri, Oct 20th is a Pro D Day. School will not be in session. 
  6. FAMILY POCKETS A reminder to please check your hallway family pocket on a regular basis.
  7. BLACK & ORANGE DAY Mark your calendars for Black & Orange Day on Tues, Oct 31st. To ensure that there is no confusion (or tears) on this fun day, we would like to remind everyone of the following guidelines: students are invited to wear black and/or orange coloured clothing to school; Halloween costumes are not permitted; and, in keeping with our Healthy Foods Policy and out of respect for parents who choose not to give their child sweets, please leave all candy and sweets at home.
  8. MABEL’S LABELS In need of some laundry, dishwasher and microwave-safe personalized labels? Mabel’s peel and stick labels have recently added North Star Montessori to their list of schools to support our fundraising goals. Simply visit 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! There are many styles and products to choose from for school supplies, school uniform, work, camp or sport. Shipping is fast and free! Never lose uniform or lunch box pieces again!
  9. ANNUAL FUNDRAISER The North Star Annual Fundraiser is scheduled for Sat, Nov 18th! Save the date as we are looking forward to seeing everyone! Thanks to all for the silent auction items you’ve collected so far… we already have Canucks tickets and Sea To Sky Gondola passes!!! Event details coming soon!


  1. PRACTICUM STUDENTS Please join us in welcoming our current practicum students from the AMI Training Centre, Jennifer Cassar and Sophie Zhang. Jennifer will be in the Sitka classroom and Sophie will be in the Cypress classroom from Mon, Oct 23rd to Fri, Nov 3rd.

Extended-day Kindergarten

  1. EXTENDED-DAY PE The Extended-day students will have Dance on Tuesday and PE in-house on Thursday.
  2. PIZZA DAY is Wed, Oct 25th.
  3. DANCE PERFORMANCE Reminder that parents are invited to see the Halloween dance performance at 2:45pm Tues, Oct, 24th at the NSWC dance studio. Please see email sent this week for details.


  1. FSA’S We began administering the FSA’s to the Year 4 & 7 students on Tues, Oct 17th and will continue through the end of the month. If you have any questions please contact Katy through the classroom email.
  2. LOWER ELEMENTARY PE The LE students will do Yoga and Outdoor Games next week. Brooke has emailed parents the groups so that students know which day to bring their yoga mat.
  3. UPPER ELEMENTARY PE The UE students will have Dance on Tuesday and PE in-house on Thursday.
  4. DANCE PERFORMANCE Reminder that parents are invited to see the Halloween dance performance at 2:45pm Tues, Oct, 24th at the NSWC dance studio. Please see email sent this week for details.
  5. PIZZA DAY is Wed, Oct 25th.
  6. AFTER SCHOOL ART The next session of After School Art will begin on Fri, Oct 27th for those students that registered.
  7. FREE DRESS DAY Our next Free Dress Day is Fri, Oct 27thStudents 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.