Club signups for Quarter 2 are posted now! Click here to see what we have to offer this time around! Also, this week Lion’s Den information will be going home for parents.
On Thursday, October 17th, we will be having 50s Dress Up Day to celebrate the 50th day of school. Please make sure student attire is school appropriate (closed-toe shoes only) and relatively simple. Students are fine in a white t-shirt and jeans (with the bottoms rolled up if possible), girls can wear full skirts if they want. There are a lot of ideas online and feel free to use your imagination.
On Friday, October 4th we had our first 4A day of the year. The 4A days let us spend some time focusing on one of the 4As that are the heart of everything we do at Canyon Pointe – academics, athletics, arts, and activities. This 4A day was all about academics in a Brain Bee format. Kids had fun making volcanos, creating race tracks, trying orienteering, learning about constellations (and making slime), and doing experiments. Some of the pictures are below.
Watch for an update very soon for all of the upcoming events between now and Winter Break!!
Next week is spirit week at North Pointe Preparatory (our district’s 7th-12th grade school). As we support the Falcons in their homecoming efforts, we are participating in our own spirit week by dressing in a different color each day.
If your students are participating in color week, they can dress down all week long!!! Please have your students wear at least one clothing item that is obviously that color. Jeans are acceptable if the shirt they are wearing primarily has the color of the week.
Of course, creative interpretations are always encouraged,
and I’d love to see some students in the color of the day from head to toe!
Students are welcome
to dress in the following colors:
Monday – Red
Tuesday – Green
Wednesday – Purple (NP
Thursday – Blue
Friday – Yellow
Also, watch your child’s backpack for information about the Old School Carnival at North Pointe next week. The event will be held from 6-8 pm on Wednesday and it looks like a lot of fun.
We are having our first 4A Day, Brain Blast, on Friday, October 4th and are in need of some fabulous Lion family volunteers!
Each 4A Day consists of rotations that classes will circulate through with activities related to that theme. For example, Brain Blast typically has a variety of indoor and outdoor activities that get the children thinking in new ways about familiar things while having fun!
Each of these stations is led by a designated volunteer. The volunteer walks the students through the directions for the activity and simply enjoys the experience with them. A teacher or staff member will always be with the classroom to monitor and assist with each rotation. For this event, we are in need of at least 8 volunteers, so please consider joining us!
4A Days are truly an incredible and unique Pointe Schools tradition that are made possible through the support and assistance of our fabulous families. If you would like to volunteer, please email me directly or call the office.
Just a reminder, parent teacher conferences are Thursday, August 29th and Friday, August 30th. If you haven’t signed up, please sign up as soon as possible to ensure you get a time that works for you.
Dismissal will run from 12:00-12:30 both days. No lunch will be available. All students on campus after 12:30 must be registered in Lion’s Den. There will be no clubs on Thursday.
Don’t forget that there is no school on Monday, September 2nd! We will see you back on Tuesday, September 3rd!
We will be kicking off Literacy week on September 9th. We will have our Fall Book Fair and activities for students all week. On Thursday, September 12th, we will have Literacy Night. We have fun activities planned for all grades and special gifts for students who attend. On Friday, we have planned Storybook Dress Up day! Students may wear a costume representing their favorite storybook character. Make sure to send the book in for them to share with their friends. There will be lots more events so keep an eye out!
For the book fair, we are recruiting several volunteers. If you would like to volunteer, please call the office and let us know.
As we move into our daily practice of learning how to be kind, we had our first Station all school meeting on Friday afternoon. We read a story about being respectful that showed how to help someone work through a hard time, how to speak respectfully to teachers, and how to compromise. Then we learned the first part of our “Be Kind” dance – the “Be Respectful” move. We’ll be practicing this move this Friday. In September, we’ll combine this move with the “Be Responsible” move.
The students had fun and look forward to our next Station event. The “Be Kind” pledge is starting to be very meaningful to them all and is providing a common language for us to be a community making life-long connections.
As a brief reminder, signups are now open for Parent/Teacher conferences. Click on your child’s teacher’s name to sign up. Also, school will be ending at 12:00 noon on Thursday, August 29, 2019 and Friday, August 30, 2019 for Parent/Teacher Conferences. There will be no school on Monday, September 2nd.
Sign-ups for our Parent/Teacher Conferences on August 29th and
August 30th are now active. These conferences offer an incredible opportunity
to touch base with your student’s teacher and see how the year is progressing,
review benchmark testing data, and discuss observations/goals for the year.
Please contact us sooner
if there is any concern/issue you would like to discuss at any time.
Furthermore, please feel comfortable requesting a meeting with your student’s
teacher at any time (no need to wait for a formal conference).
Please use the links on
the website to access the sign-ups for each teacher. Sign-ups will be available
until August 26th. After this time, please email the teacher directly to see if
there are additional slots available.
To find the sign up go to mycanyon.org and click on your teacher’s name. You will see a link to sign up for conferences.
Today we had a very special assembly all about being kind and making a difference in our classrooms, school, and community.
Part of the visit was Baxter from the Diamondbacks coming out. The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Be Kind Project donated a Buddy Bench for the school. The way the Buddy Bench works is that when someone is feeling down or doesn’t have someone to play with they sit on the bench. When someone sees them they go over and invite them to play or talk. Students were excited to see the bench and learn how to use it.
The Be Kind Crew also used dance, music, poetry, and great moves to travel through the Be Kind City and demonstrate ways for students to act and pay it forward for kindness.
The students were excited and eager to learn more. Ask them what their favorite part was. Or what was their favor part on the Be Kind City map? What does pay it forward mean? What is a pay it forward card? What does it mean to be considerate? These are just a few of the questions posed today and answered by the Be Kind Crew.
Next up for the Be Kind project in our community is our focus on the Be Kind Pledge during our Station time on Friday afternoon. All year we will be learning about the Be Kind Pledge while learning a cool dance routine. At the end of year, we will know the pledge, what it means, and be able to demonstrate why kindness and all its components matter. We can’t wait to see how this part of our story unfolds!