Reminder of January Lunch Ordering/Lunch Volunteer Signup

This is a kind reminder for January lunch ordering, if you haven’t placed an order for your kid for January, please note that Jan.1 is the deadline for the week of Jan. 8, 2018. The closing window is 7 days.
Have questions about lunch? Please email: rosepointpaclunch@gmail.com

We are still looking for lunch volunteers in January, if you can spare 1 hour (11:30am-12:30pm) to help the lunch program, please click on the links below and signup. Thank you!
January 15 to 19
January 22 to 26
January 30 – February 2

Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday!

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Parent Conversation Group Schedule 2018

Mark your calendar! PAC Parent Education Committee has set up the dates and topics for the Parent Conversation Group for 2018.
All sessions will be held on Fridays from 9:00 – 10:00am in the Learning Commons (AKA: school library). Come and have a conversation with other parents on the following topics:
January 12: Ready for Progress Reports?
February 2: Focus on Bullying (Pink Shirt Day is Feb. 28)
March 2: Digital Literacy & Online Safety
April 6: Managing Peer Pressure
May 4: Mental Health Issues & Resources
June 1: Talking about Drugs & Alcohol

2018 Winter After-school Programs (updated)

MONDAY: Sea Smart – Ocean Explorer (For Gr.1-4)

Date: Jan. 15 to Mar. 12, 2018 (except Jan. 29, Feb. 12 & 19)

Time: 3:00 – 4:45pm

Room: D110

Cost: $180 per child (includes cool t-shirt)

Register: seasmartschool.com

TUESDAY: Mad Science (For K-7)

Date: Jan. 16 to Mar. 6

Time: 3:10 – 4:10pm

Cost: $130 (tax included)

Regiter (Before Jan. 8): https://register.madscience.org/vancouver/

WEDNESDAY: LEGO Robotics (For Gr. 1-6)

Date: Jan. 10 to Feb. 28

Time: 3:15 – 4:45pm

Cost: $228+GST (Early bird registration before Dec. 1)

$240+GST (register after Dec. 1)

Register: http://daedalosacademy.com/events/robotics-program-at-norma-rose-point-school-winter-2018/

THURSDAY: Young Rembrandts – Drawing Class (For Gr. 1-6)

Date: Winter – Jan. 25 to Mar. 15; Spring – Apr. 19 to Jun. 7, 2018

Time: 3:05 – 4:15pm

Room: D110

Cost: $140/session (tax & supplies included)

**SAVE $20, register both Winter & Spring sessions

(2-payment option available)

Register: http://www.youngrembrandts.com/metrovancouver/

FRIDAY: Vanchess – Chess Classes (For Gr. 1-7)

Date: Jan. 12 to Mar. 16

Time: 3:00 – 4:30pm

Cost: $150

Register: http://www.vanchess.ca/

Please note, all after-school programs are organized by individual companies, they rent NRP site through VSB and any requests should go to them directly.

Couple of Reminders and Updates

Direct Appeal Tax Receipts

Direct appeal tax receipts are sending home this week, please check your child’s bag for it. NRP PAC would like to thank you for supporting our amazing school!

Food Bank Donation

A great thanks to everyone who contributed to this year’s food bank donation. We have collected 16 boxes of food items for Greater Vancouver Food Bank and the UBC Food Bank!!

Kind Reminder: Dress for the Weather

Please send your kids to school with gloves, hats and rain/snow boots, so many kids were red, wet and cold after recess.

Lost & Found Donation

All unclaimed lost & found items as of last Friday (Dec. 15) had been washed/dried and packed for donation to a local YMCA daycare.

Food Bank Donations 2017

Food Bank and volunteer call for Lost & Found clean up

Food Bank Drive

Please note, Food Bank Donation boxes will be picked up on Tuesday Dec. 19, all donations must be in their original box/package as we can not donate any loose items. Thank you for your donation!

Call for volunteer – Lost & Found final clean up

We are looking for 1-2 parent volunteers to help with Lost & Found final clean up. We will wash/dry all the clothes, clean all the containers/water bottles, and have them packed in boxes/bags. All items will be donated to a local YMCA day care, who only deals with at risk families. If you can spare 1-2 hours on Monday or Tuesday morning, please send an email to rosepointpac@gmail.com with your availabilities. Thank you!

NRP Robotics Team Wins 1st Place

 

RoboticsTeam_NormaRosePointRobotics Team wins 1st Place Champion’s Award at Tournament

Congratulations to the Norma Rose Point Robotics team Forces of Atlantis for winning 1st Place Champions Award at the FIRST LEGO League Lower Mainland Tournament, which was held on December 3rd at North Surrey Secondary. The members of Forces of Atlantis are: Jane Jeong (Gr. 6), Kevin Liu (Gr. 6) Iokasti Trikeriotis (Gr. 6), David Golland (Gr. 6), Lourdes Golland (Gr. 8), Elijah Gemmell (Gr. 8) and Kyoungjoo Chae (General Gordon, Gr. 6). The team was helped by coaches August Hale and Ana Golland from Daedalos Enrichment Programs.

At the tournament, the team had to present a project which they researched on the topic of water conservation. They also competed in a robotics game where their skills in robot design and programming were put to the test. The judges had this to say about them in announcing their award: “[Forces of Atlantis] are strong together, gathering their (brain) forces, and have come to ace in all areas of knowledge. This team has shown strong friendships, great design ideas and focused minds in various tasks.”

Event Featured on CBC and Global News

News media came to film the event. You can watch the CBC News feature as well the Global News feature to get a glimpse of the excitement! CBC also published an article about the event here.

About FIRST Lego League

FIRST LEGO League is one of four FIRST® programs. FIRST is a non-profit organization with a mission to get kids excited about science and technology. FIRST and The LEGO Group partnered to create the FIRST® LEGO® League program in 1998. In the HYDRO DYNAMICS season, there will be over 235,000 kids participating  in about 90 countries around the world!   FIRST LEGO League teams prepared for this tournament by working on the Robot Game and a research Project, and developing their Core Values and teamwork. For the HYDRO DYNAMICS Project, each team identified a problem that happens within the human water cycle; created an innovative solution; and shared their solution with others.  In the Robot Game, teams can earn points in a 2.5-minute match (text from: http://firstinspires.org)

Championship in Victoria

Norma Rose Point’s Forces of Atlantis FLL team still needs to prepare for the Championship Tournament that will be held in Victoria BC on February 3rd, 2018, hosted by St. Margaret’s, involving over 35 teams from all over BC. Winners of the Championship move on to the World Festival held in Houston, U.S., in April. We wish them all the best of luck!

Food Bank Drive

It’s this time of year, the annual Food bank drive has started at NRP. Each year NRP will donate food to either the Greater Vancouver Food Bank or the UBC Food Bank.
We would like to encourage each and every student to bring one or more food item(s) (non-perishable food items only) for donation before Dec. 19. Boxes can be found within each community as well as by the main foyer.
Most Wanted Items listed on Greater Vancouver Food Bank website:
  • Canned fish, chicken or turkey
  • Canned black beans, chickpeas, and kidney beans
  • Dried Lentils
  • Nuts and/or seeds
  • Natural Peanut butter
  • Brown rice, barley and whole wheat pasta
  • Powdered skim milk
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruit
  • Hearty stews with 10g or more protein

Thank you for helping others!

Tickets still available for a fun night with NRP Staff!

Tickets are still available for purchase for the Mugeta Fundraiser tomorrow December 7 from 5:30-7:30pm.

This is a time when any child from K-8 is invited to spend 2 hours playing games, eating popcorn and watching a movie….all with the amazing staff of NRP!

Cost is just $10.

Think of all the things you as a parent could do during that time? Go for coffee, go out for dinner or do some Holiday Shopping!!!

We would really like to see this event be successful so please have your child join this event.

If your child is unable to make the event but you would like to support the fundraiser, please drop off your donation to the school office. The money will go to purchase backpacks and supplies for the school children in Mugeta.

Want more information about Mugeta School? Simply ask your child. Joash presented to all students at an assembly yesterday and got a lot of the students very excited to help out.

Thank you for supporting this fun School Fundraiser.

A couple of community events

UNA Nature Club

UNA Nature Club is a free program for campus residents and will pick up in 2018 on Sunday, January 7. Running the first Sunday of every month, campus families are invited to drop in between 10:30 am – 1:00 pm to enjoy all of our regular museum programming, including museum tours, Raising Big Blue movie, and special hands-on activities just for you!

Families that pre-register here will receive a small gift when they check in.Something new this year is the Nature Club Passport, which comes with prizes. Kids will receive a blank passport at the first Nature Club event they attend. Come back each month and personalize your passport with your favourite fun facts. After your passport is completed you will be entered into a draw to win 1 of 6 birthday parties or 1 of 10 family memberships to the Beaty Biodiversity Museum.

Vancouver Kyokushin Karate Kids Challenge Cup

Time: Dec. 9, 2017 1:00pm to 6:00pm (you can go to the community centre to watch the tournament anytime between 1-6pm)

Location: Wesbrook Community Centre

Admission: Free with donation to Food Bank

Karate poster