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Save the Date for the 2019 Spring Benefit

Taste of Northside - A Feast and Fundraiser for Northside College Prep!

Friday, March 8

7:00 to 10:30 pm

DANK Haus

Join us for a festive evening of food, drink and live entertainment to benefit NCP!

Sponsorship packages and tickets will be available for purchase online Friday, January 25. Watch for your invitation in the mail and keep reading about event progress each week, right here in This Week at Northside.

Early bird pricing is January 25 - February 17. Tickets ONLY $95.

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Call for Auction Donations

It’s auction time! This major fundraiser raises critical funds to support Northside. Please help us gather items to include in our online silent auction. Some ideas include:

Sports Tickets: Bears, Bulls, Hawks, Cubs, Sox, Fire, College Teams, or more

Restaurant Gift Cards: Who doesn't love to eat out?

Hotels and Getaways: Local hotels, an apartment in Paris, your home in Michigan, Indiana, or Wisconsin... Also hotels and/or homes in college destinations would be great – Boston, New York, LA, etc.

Unique Experiences: Access to the inaccessible! Backstage pass, on-ice at the Blackhawks, sold-out shows, chef's dinner, Behind the Scenes...

Important Auction Dates:
Online Auction: March 1 - 10
Live Auction at the Party: March 8

To donate, get more information, or volunteer, please email
Kristen Werries Collier, kristenwerriescollier@gmail.com.

Click HERE for the donation form. Print a form and carry it with you. Ask your favorite stores, theaters, and more if they will contribute an item to our auction. It takes just a few minutes, and all dollars raised in the auction make a difference for our school.

You can drop off auction items at school or email the committee HERE. Deadline for submissions is February 16.

Build a Social Experience for NCP

A fun aspect of our annual Benefit fundraising effort each year is the Parent Parties! Northside families offer to host a party for other Northside parents and families. The host pays for the party, guests pay to attend and the revenue generated from tickets is all donated to Northside. These parties raise $500-$2500 each and are a great opportunity to meet and mingle with other Northside parents. A few ideas are Moms & Margaritas, Poker Night, Wine Tasting, Backyard BBQ, Theme Dinner Party, and more.

Please consider hosting a party like one of those suggested, come up with your own idea or we can help you put something together. Reach out to Nancy Liljedahl at n.liljedahl@comcast.net if you are interested in hosting or want to brainstorm. Thanks for your support!

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Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Corporate Sponsorship contributions will be used to underwrite the cost of the 2019 Spring Benefit and enable Friends of Northside to provide more of its financial resources for programs and services for the school not covered by the CPS budget. For sponsorship opportunities and in-kind donations, please contact Matt Schechter, matthew.d.schechter@gmail.com. Click HERE for the sponsorship form.

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We Want Your Photos!

We are putting together a slideshow of our students participating in the many activities that make Northside special. If you have pictures you'd like to be considered for inclusion in the presentation, please forward them to Debra Swan at debra@theswans.net.

Food & Beverages Needed

Have a connection to a local restaurant or beverage vendor? We need items to add to our dinner buffet, as well as wine, champagne, and soda. Contact Debra Swan, debra@theswans.net, if you can help.

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No School

Monday, January 21
In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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This Week in Sports

Come to a game and support our student athletes!

Women's Basketball

▪ Saturday, January 26 at 4:30 pm (V) and 3:00 pm (SO) vs. Niles North at Niles North
Saturday, January 26 at 4:30 pm (V) and 3:00 pm (SO) vs. Niles North at Niles North

Men's Basketball

▪ Wednesday, January 23 at 5:00 pm (V) and 6:30 pm (SO) vs. Schurz HS at NCP *Thursday, January 24 at 5:00 pm (V) and 6:30 pm (SO) vs. Disney II Magnet HS at NCP
Wednesday, January 23 at 5:00 pm (V) and 6:30 pm (SO) vs. Schurz HS at NCP *Thursday, January 24 at 5:00 pm (V) and 6:30 pm (SO) vs. Disney II Magnet HS at NCP

Women’s Bowling

▪ Tuesday, January 22 at 3:30 pm vs. Payton College Prep at Home (Waveland Bowl)
Tuesday, January 22 at 3:30 pm vs. Payton College Prep at Home (Waveland Bowl)

Men’s & Women’s Indoor Track & Field

Indoor season will begin on Monday, January 14. Contact Director of Athletics Henderson for details.

Visit the NCP Athletics website for additional information about Northside teams, and download the 8 to 18 app via iTunes or Android to follow them on your phone.

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Friends of Northside Meeting

Tuesday, January 22
7:00 pm
Faculty Lounge

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Dates to Note

Monday, January 28 through Wednesday, January 30
Semester 1 Final Exams

Thursday, January 31
End of Quarter 2/Semester 1

Friday, February 1
School Improvement Day, no school for students

Thursday, February 14 - Sunday, February 17
Spring Musical

Monday, February 18
Presidents' Day, no school

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Important Deadlines to Note

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Purchase Yearbook Personal Ads for Seniors

All materials are due by Friday, March 17.

Commemorate your student's accomplishments or declare your best wishes with a personal ad in the upcoming Stampede. The prices are:

▪ Full Page $150
▪ Half Page $80
▪ Quarter Page $50

Members of the Stampede can create the ad for you, or you can submit a pre-made ad yourself (photo resolution no less than 600 dpi, please). If you choose to submit a pre-made ad, please also email the digital photos as separate attachments.

Click HERE to download the order form and turn it in to the Main Office with your payment, indicating your preferences. A Stampede member will then contact you to confirm receipt of your request, or to help you create your ad. Checks or money orders (no cash) should be made payable to Northside College Prep.

Questions? Contact Marion McCreedy, Stampede adviser, at mkmccreedy@cps.edu.

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And While We're Talking About Yearbooks...

Order yours now to avoid the March 1 price increase!

Yearbooks were not included as an item on the school fee schedule this year.

To purchase a yearbook please click the link below and follow the directions.
1) Click HERE
2) Enter code 4187219

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Juniors - Class of 2020! Save the Dates!

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Donate Your Sewing Machine

Ms. Woodruff is hoping to run a sewing colloquium this spring but needs sewing machines. If you have a sewing machine you can donate, please contact Ms. Woodruff at jwoodruff@cps.edu.

Thank you to everyone who has donated a sewing machine. And thank you to SewVacDirect who is donating 2 brand new machines!

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Travel this Spring with Northside

Spring Break 2019 Trip to the Grand Canyon

Students will have a chance to connect with the majesty of our National Park system. We will spend 5 nights in the Grand Canyon camping, hiking, stargazing, and learning wilderness skills. Students will participate in a second-semester colloquium to prepare them for the trip. Trip sponsors and chaperones include Ms. Qazi, Ms. Schaldenbrand, and Mr. Barry Smith. Approximate cost: $1,000 (includes flight, food, and lodging).

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Parking Lot Safety and Procedures

Our NCP school parking lot is a busy place before and after school. Families dropping off and picking up students are asked to be mindful of both safety and courtesy. Please assist us by ensuring that traffic lanes stay clear during drop-off and pick-up times. Pulling over to the curb on the right as your student enters or exits your vehicle keeps students safe and traffic flow efficient.

Please remember that ALL VEHICLES MUST EXIT ONTO KEDZIE. You may enter the parking lot from Kedzie or Bryn Mawr, but regardless of where you enter, all cars must exit onto Kedzie. For the safety of our students and the rest of the Northside community, please do not exit onto Bryn Mawr.

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CPS Volunteer Requirements

According to CPS policy, anybody who is going to be in contact with students must be approved as a CPS volunteer. There are two levels of volunteers, Level 1 and Level 2.

Level II Volunteers

(This process can be completed in a day & is required even of volunteers for Friends of Northside events)
A fingerprint criminal background check is not required for Level II Volunteers.

A Level II Volunteer is:

1. A parent providing supervised volunteer service in their child’s school or classroom for less than 10 hours/week;
2. Any individual providing volunteer service for less than 5 hours/week at a school where s/he does not have a child enrolled;
3. An individual providing incidental volunteer service with no ongoing individualized interaction with a student(s) including those who speak at a class/assembly, judge academic competitions, give musical performance, participate in the “Principal for a Day” program, job shadowing event or other one-time event provided where there is direct supervision of the activity/event by regular school employees;
4. A parent accompanying his/her child’s class on a one-day field trip or another type of extracurricular activity that does not involve an overnight stay; and/or
5. An individual providing volunteer service on projects/activities involving no or nominal contact with children (home-based volunteer activities, volunteers serving at Central or Network office).
1. A parent providing supervised volunteer service in their child’s school or classroom for less than 10 hours/week;
2. Any individual providing volunteer service for less than 5 hours/week at a school where s/he does not have a child enrolled;
3. An individual providing incidental volunteer service with no ongoing individualized interaction with a student(s) including those who speak at a class/assembly, judge academic competitions, give musical performance, participate in the “Principal for a Day” program, job shadowing event or other one-time event provided where there is direct supervision of the activity/event by regular school employees;
4. A parent accompanying his/her child’s class on a one-day field trip or another type of extracurricular activity that does not involve an overnight stay; and/or
5. An individual providing volunteer service on projects/activities involving no or nominal contact with children (home-based volunteer activities, volunteers serving at Central or Network office).

Level I Volunteers

(Please allow 8-12 weeks for the entire process)
A fingerprint criminal background check is required for all Level I Volunteers.

A Level I volunteer is:

1. A parent providing volunteer service in their child’s school or classroom for 10 or more hours/week;
2. An individual providing volunteer service for 5 or more hours/week at a school where s/he does not have a child enrolled; and/or
3. Any individual chaperoning an overnight school-sponsored trip, regardless of the hours/week that the volunteer serves (See also the Student Travel Policy).
1. A parent providing volunteer service in their child’s school or classroom for 10 or more hours/week;
2. An individual providing volunteer service for 5 or more hours/week at a school where s/he does not have a child enrolled; and/or
3. Any individual chaperoning an overnight school-sponsored trip, regardless of the hours/week that the volunteer serves (See also the Student Travel Policy).

To become a volunteer, please visit CPS' Volunteer website and follow the instructions. There is also a link on Northside's website on the Parents page Northside Volunteers.

Assistant Principal Kaitlin O'Hare is Northside's Volunteer Coordinator. After applying to become a volunteer, you must visit the school and show Ms. O'Hare your ID, so she can approve you to move forward in the volunteer process. For Level II volunteers, that is the only step you must take. For Level I, you will receive further instructions from CPS.

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Check out The HoofBeat, Northside's online newspaper, to get NCP news from the student perspective!

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What is FAN?

FAN is Family Action Network, an organization which connects parents, educators, and professionals through collaborative programming that educates, inspires, and positively impacts the broader community. Nearly every week during the school year there will be a dynamic and important speaker, discussing the issues that interest you.

FAN events are free to all.

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

David Blight, Ph.D.
Class of 1954 Professor of American History and Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, Yale University.
Recipient of the Bancroft Prize, the Abraham Lincoln Prize, and the Frederick Douglass Prize, among others.
Author or editor of a dozen books, including American Oracle: The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era; Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory; and the brand-new Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom
Friday, Jan. 25, 2019
7:00 pm
Evanston Township High School Auditorium
1600 Dodge Ave., Evanston

Out of Many Faiths: Religious Diversity and the American Promise

Eboo Patel
Founder and President of Interfaith Youth Core
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019
7:00 pm
Evanston Township High School Auditorium
1600 Dodge Ave., Evanston

To visit FAN's website, click HERE.

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Bragging Rights
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NCP Men's Varsity Basketball Beats Payton with Buzzer-Beater Layup!

Congratulations to the NCP men's varsity basketball team for their victory over Payton! The Mustangs were behind with only a few seconds left in the game, but thanks to a buzzer-beater layup, Northside was victorious. The crowd went into a loud, sustained frenzy as the team celebrated a very exciting Homecoming win.

And a big Thank You to the NCP Boosters Club for the concession stand and the retro-uniform sale. It was a great Homecoming celebration.

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Women's Basketball Clinches Conference Title

Northside's women's basketball team clinched their first conference title in nine years last Tuesday night with their 60-37 win over Clark at Northside gym.

Senior Alina Yamin led all scorers with 34 points.

The Mustangs finished the conference schedule with an 8-1 record. NCP has gone 16-2 in their two seasons in the CPS White North/West Conference. The last time Northside girl's team won their conference was in 2010 when they won the White North with an undefeated record.

NCP will travel to Westinghouse to open up the first round of the city tournament on Tuesday at 5 pm. The freshman-sophomore team who finished 4-4 in their conference will travel to Lane Tech for their playoff opener Tuesday as well.

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Two NCP Students Receive Honorable Mentions in the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Awards

Lauren Hollis and Kelly Martinez, received Honorable Mentions in the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Awards.
This places them in the top 400 of female high school students in the country!

“NCWIT Aspirations in Computing (AiC) provides technical girls and women with ongoing engagement, visibility, and encouragement for their computing-related interests and achievements from high school through college and into the workforce. AiC Community members are supported by their peers, volunteers, and NCWIT Alliance member organizations who offer exclusive access to scholarships, internships, and professional work. Community members also give back to others by planning and leading computing experiences for middle school girls and high school women. These opportunities allow women of the Community to strengthen their leadership, technical, and entrepreneurial skills, further preparing and motivating them to participate in the computing workforce.”

Do you have news or team results to share with the Northside parent community?

Click HERE to submit information.

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FON Connect

Friends of Northside uses a customer/constituent relationship management (CRM) system known as FON Connect that allows our parent volunteer organizations to work from one database. It is not a CPS database and is completely different and separate from the CPS Parent Portal and Northside's EPay website.

FON Connect serves as the NCP Family Directory and allows users to review their donation history, update their contact information, register for upcoming events, and more. Each parent has a separate account. Transactions, including donations, are recorded in the account of the parent who initiated the transaction or donation.

If you’re new to FON Connect, you'll need to set up a login and password. To do so:

▪ Click HERE.
▪ Click on “Forgot Password?”
▪ Enter your email address.
▪ Check your email for the link to create a login name and password.
Click HERE.
Click on “Forgot Password?”
Enter your email address.
Check your email for the link to create a login name and password.

Once you have set up your FON Connect account, keep your login and password in a safe, convenient place because they will be your keys to the database throughout your years at Northside.

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Navigating Northside

Navigating Northside

Navigating Northside, our parent handbook, is available on the school website under the Parents tab. Click HERE to access it directly.

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College Fair

College Fair

Tuesday, March 5
6:00 - 8:00 pm
at NCP

Northside Prep, Disney II Magnet, and Von Steuben High School are hosting a joint College Fair.

Register today at www.strivefair.com.
Please click HERE for more details.
If you have questions, contact Monique Moore, NCP College Counselor, mcmoore6@cps.edu or (773)-534-3954 x26811.

Volunteers Needed! Please sign up HERE to help.

Upcoming College Visits at Northside

Wednesday, January 23
IE University - Segovia, 12:26 pm

Friday, January 25
Truman State University, 9:48 am

SAT Prep Course

The Academic Approach SAT Prep course for Northside College Prep students will begin Wednesday, January 16th, in preparation for the upcoming exam in April. The first day of class students will participate in a full-length practice SAT Test that will be approximately 3.5hours long. Please note, the Academic Approach spring 2019 SAT Prep Course dates are outlined below. If your family registered and submitted a payment for the course, an e-mail will be sent to you in the near future with additional details.

For more information, contact Monique Moore, Northside Prep College Counselor at mcmoore6@cps.edu or (773) 524-3954 x26811.

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Naviance CCLR Live by Kaplan

College, Career, and Life Readiness

Naviance users have free access to Kaplan's interactive live-streaming and on-demand programming. Click HERE to learn more.

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NCP College Planning Handbook

This is a great resource that guides students through the entire college process. Click HERE to access a copy.

NCP College Planning Additional Resources

Click on the links below to check out the additional resources on the Northside College Prep website:

▪ Counseling Events
▪ NCP College Calendar
▪ NCP Scholarships
▪ CPS Scholarships
▪ NCP Summer Opportunities
Counseling Events
NCP College Calendar
NCP Scholarships
CPS Scholarships
NCP Summer Opportunities
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Help Northside When You Shop Online

You can help our school with no extra cost to you.

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way to support Northside while you shop.

Click HERE to read about AmazonSmile. Click HERE for detailed sign-up instructions. Skip the instructions and sign up HERE!

To choose Northside, please note that our AmazonSmile name is Friends of "North" "Side" (North Side - two words at AmazonSmile).

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Give Back to Northside

Purchase school and office supplies at Office Depot and OfficeMax, and Northside can receive 5% back in credits or FREE supplies. Simply provide our school ID 70031171 at checkout, online or in stores. There’s no cost to you!

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Follow Us on Social Media

▪ NCP's Official Facebook Page
▪ Northside Prep Parents' Facebook Page, a closed group for parents, by parents, to share their knowledge of Northside
▪ NCP's Twitter Page
▪ Friends of Northside Facebook Page, for news everyone can view
NCP's Official Facebook Page
Northside Prep Parents' Facebook Page, a closed group for parents, by parents, to share their knowledge of Northside
NCP's Twitter Page
Friends of Northside Facebook Page, for news everyone can view
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