Weekly Memo Sept 21

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  1. PHOTO DAY Mark your calendar for class & individual photos taking place on Mon, Oct 2nd.
  2. PARENT DISCOVERY EVENING If you are the parent of an infant or toddler, please join Christie Stanford for the Infant & Toddler Parent Discovery Evening ” Talking to Your Toddler” Tues, Sept 26th from 6:30-7:30pm. On this evening Christie will discuss the characteristics of children from walking to 3 years old. Children at this age are curious and into everything! We will talk about setting healthy limits, dealing with intense emotions, and how to ultimately create a respectful relationship with your child. The sign-up sheet is posted on the Infant & Toddler bulletin board.
  3. ORANGE SHIRT DAY is taking place on Fri, Sept 29th. Students may choose to wear something orange as First Nations, local governments, schools and communities come together in the spirit of reconciliation.
  4. THE CARD PROJECT We will be taking part in the Card Project again this year so if you’re looking for Christmas cards or gifts this is a great opportunity! Each student will submit one piece of artwork that can then be turned into cards or notebooks for purchase. All orders will be delivered to the school by the end of November in plenty of time to mail to out of town friends & relatives. Further details to follow in the coming weeks!
  5. MOUNT SEYMOUR FUNDRAISER This year we have partnered with Mount Seymour and 15% of the purchase price for any season pass will go back to North Star! If you are planning to purchase an Adult, Youth or Family pass simply login to http://mtseymour.ca/group-sales. The username is NORTHSTAR and the password is NSTARSEY17 (please make sure to use all upper case). Early bird rates are available until Oct 15th! (Note that the Upper Elementary students will receive a free season pass in January through the PE program at North Star. If they already have a pass they can receive a free lesson instead.)
  6. FOUND KEY A key was found in the coatroom. Please see Jeanne to claim it.
  7. SCHOLASTIC BOOKS A reminder that book orders are due tomorrow Fri, Sept 22nd. For further information on Scholastic Books please see email sent out last week.
  8. USBORNE BOOK SALE is taking place in the Cedar Room from Sept 26-28. Parents can drop-in throughout the day from 8:00am to 3:45pm.
  9. FEATURE FAMILY SHEET Reminder for new families to complete and return your Feature Family Sheet for posting on office bulletin board. This is a great way for members of the North Star Community to get to know you.
  10. PARKING A reminder to please read the email regarding parking that we sent out yesterday and please do not park at the end of the cul-du-sac or in the wheelchair access spot. 
     

Casa

  1. NEW CASA PARENT PHONE CALLS will be taking place from Mon, Oct 2nd to Fri, Oct 6th. Calls take place after school and give parents an opportunity to touch base with the classroom teacher about their child’s transition into North Star. Sign-up sheets will be posted on the office bulletin board next week.
  2. CHANGE OF CLOTHES A reminder to please ensure that your child has a complete change of clothes, including undergarments and socks, which are to be labeled and left in a bag on his/her hook in the coat room. In addition to bathroom accidents, students also require a change of clothes for the occasional classroom water spill and outside play on a rainy day.

Extended-day Kindergarten

  1. EXTENDED-DAY PE The Extended-day students will play courtyard games on Tuesday and the Terry Fox Run on Thursday for PE next week.
  2. CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK If you are interested in becoming a parent volunteer for any of the fieldtrips where volunteers are needed throughout the year please see Jeanne for information on obtaining a criminal record check.
  3. PIZZA DAY is next Wed, Sept 27th.

Elementary

  1. UPPER ELEMENTARY HTHT The UE students will participate in the “Space” Workshop with a High Touch-High Tech scientist on Fri, Sept 22nd.
  2. LOWER ELEMENTARY PE The LE students will play Kickball on Tuesday and the Terry Fox Run on Thursday for PE next week.
  3. UPPER ELEMENTARY PE The UE students will continue with biking on Tuesday and the Terry Fox Run on Thursday for PE next week.
  4. CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK If you are interested in becoming a parent volunteer for any of the fieldtrips where volunteers are needed throughout the year please see Jeanne for information on obtaining a criminal record check.
  5. PIZZA DAY is next Wed, Sept 27th.

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