Weekly Memo Sept 26th

All Families

  1. TERRY FOX DONATION JAR The Year 1-6 students will be running an honorary Terry Fox Run tomorrow.  The students have placed a Terry Fox Donation Jar at the front desk if you would like to donate to their run.  Thank you!
  2. WEALTHY SCHOOL REVOLUTION (WSR) All orders placed by yesterday’s cut-off date will be delivered Thurs, Oct 3rd.  The next order cut-off date is Wed, Oct 9th to be delivered Oct 17th. 
  3. USBORNE BOOK SALE is scheduled for tomorrow Fri, Sept 27th.  Feel free to check out the online catalogue at www.usborneonline.ca/christine if you wish to browse or pre-order prior to the sale.  We have a paper catalogue available at the front desk and an information flyer was also placed in your family pocket.
  4. WSR FILMING WSR will be featured in a television spot and they have chosen North Star for their location.  Filming will take place from 1:00-2:00pm on Fri, Sept 27th in the Arbutus Room (the students will be doing their Terry Fox Run).
  5. MOJA MONDAY Our first Moja Monday of the year will be held on Mon, Sept 30th!  Maria Wentzel (North Star parent & Moja Coffee owner) will be in our lobby on Monday morning to help start your day with a delicious cup of coffee.  Moja coffee will also be available for purchase at that time.  This is a fundraising effort that directly impacts your child’s classroom.  Coffee bean sales = classroom materials and classroom materials = a prepared and happy learning environment!  Enjoy!
  6. NORTH STAR’S BLOG Don’t forget to check out the Blog section of our website.  You may also subscribe to the RSS feed just as you do with the Weekly Memo.  Simply click on the “Blog” icon and then “subscribe via RSS feed”.   Happy Reading!
  7. FAMILY POCKETS Please remember to check your family pocket on a daily basis so that you don’t miss anything important!

Casa

  1. NEW CASA PARENT PHONE CALLS  Sign-up sheets for parent/teacher phone calls for NEW STUDENTS to the North Star Casa program will be posted on the office bulletin board on Monday.  Phone calls are 15 minutes in length and are an update on your child’s integration into the program and a chance for you to ask questions.  Phone calls will take place from Oct 7th to 10th.

Kindergarten

  1. KINDERGARTEN PE The Kindergarten students will be participating in dance classes with Perform Art Studios from Tues, Oct 1st to Thurs, Oct 17th.  Please complete the attached Perform Art permission form and return to the front office by 8:30am Mon, Sept 30th.

Elementary

  1. TERRY FOX RUN The Elementary (Year 1-6) students will be running an honorary Terry Fox Run at 1:00pm tomorrow to raise money for Cancer research.  Please ensure that your child is prepared for the weather.
  2. FREE DRESS DAY Our first Free Dress Day is scheduled for tomorrow Fri, Sept 27th.  Students typically donate a minimum of $1.00 towards DEBRA (this week all donations will go to the Terry Fox Run).  Students will not be required to wear a uniform but be free to choose what they wear to school.  Please keep in mind that students must wear appropriate footwear and clothes must be in good repair.  Hats and gloves are not permitted in the classroom.  It will be Free Dress day next Fri, Oct 4th as well.
  3. LOWER ELEMENTARY PE The LE students will be participating in Flicka Gymnastics from Tues, Oct 1st to Thurs, Oct 17th.  Please complete the attached Flicka permission form and return to the front office by 8:30am Mon, Sept 30th.
  4. UPPER ELEMENTARY PE The UE students will be participating in a fitness program with Level 10 Fitness next week.  Please complete the attached Level 10 permission form and return to the front office by 8:30am Mon, Sept 30th.
  5. PARENT OBSERVATIONS We will begin booking parent observations on Mon, Oct 7th.  Observations are scheduled for 20 minutes on Wednesdays and Thursdays between 9:00-10:00am.  We encourage all parents to book at least one observation throughout the year.

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