Weekly Memo – Oct 6

  1. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING  The Annual General Meeting will take place at 6:00pm on Wed, Oct 26th.  A Notice of AGM with further information has been sent to all families via email.  Please see Jeanne if you have any questions.
  2. FUN AND FABULOUS FRIDAY FUNDRAISING FEATURE  This week’s Fabulous Friday Feature is going to be Flavoured Popcorn!  Each bag will cost $3.00.  We will be selling popcorn from 11:15 to 11:30 FOR HALF DAY CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES.  We will also be selling from 3:15 to 3:30 FOR FULL DAY & ELEMENTARY CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES.  Thank you for your support!  The year 6 and 7 students.
  3. THANKSGIVING  Reminder that school will not be in session for Thanksgiving on  Mon, Oct 10th.
  4. USBORNE BOOK SALE  Congratulations North Star families!!!  Not only did we BEAT our book earning total from last year reaching over $550 worth of books, the teachers once again received all their wish list books and even had to add some more thanks to the generosity of all the families who purchased a book to donate! We will be distributing donated books to the families so that your children can hand deliver them into the classroom. Well done everyone! I’ll keep you posted as soon as the books arrive (within 2-3 weeks).
  5. ACTIVITY & SCHOOL SUPPLIES  A reminder to Elementary & K that the fees for activity & school supplies were due Oct. 1st.  If you have not done so already, please submit a cheque as soon as possible.  Activity fee – $685 Elementary, $450 K.  School Supplies – $60 Elementary, $50 K.
  6. PATIO REMINDER  Just a reminder that, due to licensing requirements, the outside patio needs to remain clear at all times.  Please ensure that your children do not play in this area after school.  Thanks!
  7. PEACE SIGN CONTEST  In honour of the International Day of Peace, the Upper Elementary students embarked on a “Peace Design” contest.  The winners, one from each grade level, would have their designs turned into templates for t-shirt printing.  The results are in!  We would like to thank the Lower Elementary children who did a wonderful job at judging and deciding on the winning designs.  Congratulations:  Elliot Deveau, Arthur Akbulatov, Talia Morfopoulos and Kaden Morfopoulos.  If your child would like a t-shirt printed with a winning peace design of their choice please bring in a slightly worn, clean, light coloured t-shirt from home during the week of Oct.11th-14th.  In turn, the Upper Elementary class will kindly receive donations towards their fundraising efforts.  Thank you for your support!  The Oak Room.
  8. WITCHES & WIZARDS DAY  Out of Uniform day is scheduled for Fri, Oct 28th.  Reminder to parents that a full costume is not necessary or expected as we know that many children have had their costumes organized since last Halloween.  A witches or wizards hat, wand, cape or even just a black and/or orange clothing item would be more than suitable to participate in this day.  Please remember – no masks or anything that alters your child’s facial appearance.
  9. HALLOWEEN  Reminder that Mon, Oct 31st is a regular day for our school and students come dressed in their school uniforms (Elementary) and regular clothes (Kindergarten & Preschool)


  1. EXTENDED DAY K PE  The Extended Day K students will continue with Yoga on Tues/Thurs .  Please ensure that your child brings a yoga mat and water bottle.
  2. NEW CASA PARENT PHONE CALLS will take place next week from Tues, Oct 11th to Fri, Oct 14th.  Please sign-up for your time slot on the office bulletin board.


  1. LOWER ELEMENTARY PE  The LE children will continue with rock climbing on Tues/Thurs.  Please ensure that your child wears securely fitted shoes.
  2. PARENT ED NIGHT  The first Parent Ed Night for Elementary parents is scheduled for Mon, Oct 17th.  Sign up sheets and further information will be posted on the office bulletin board next week.
  3. UPPER ELEMENTARY FIELDTRIP  The UE students have had the great fortune to receive tickets to this year’s WE DAY celebration on Thurs, Oct 13th. This all day event takes place at Rogers Arena.  The UE students will need to meet at the Lonsdale Quay Seabus Terminal at 7:45am.  They will return via Seabus and be arriving back at the Lonsdale Quay Terminal for pick up at 3:00pm.  Your child will need to bring a bagged lunch with morning snack.  There will be no food concessions open in the morning, so please ensure that they have eaten  a good breakfast.  Children are welcome to bring cameras, monetary donations and used alkaline batteries to support Free the Children causes.  If they are interested in purchasing WE DAY paraphernalia they may bring $10-$25 to do so.  A full list of what to bring is posted on their website under Event Day Logistics Plan and is attached to the bulletin board outside of the Oak Room.  Students will be wearing homemade t-shirts and have free choice of pants and shoes.  Please complete the attached We Day Permission Form and return it to Jeanne no later than Tues, Oct 11th.

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