teacher appreciation week

Teacher Appreciation Week

Hi Parents! This week, May 4 - May 8, is Teacher Appreciation week. We would love to honor our dedicated teachers and staff for all the hard work they have done during these unprecedented times. We would like to virtually show a little appreciation towards the teachers by compiling a collection of messages of teacher/staff appreciation and then have Friends of Northside share the collection with the faculty/staff.

Email your message to The deadline for submitting the messages is Tuesday, May 5. Please let us know if you want your name attached to your message or if you want your message to be anonymous. Thank you!


Support Northside Family Businesses

FON is working with NCP faculty and staff to coordinate an effort to support the businesses of Northside families. Please use THIS FORM to submit information about a Northside family business. Then we will share the list with the NCP community.

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Parent Questions - For Parents Only

As a reminder, this Question Form is available to submit your questions to the NCP administration. Please note that you will not receive a direct response to your question. Instead, this form will be used as a repository for parent questions. Once the admin team receives information or finds answers to these questions, they will be sent out as part of the parent updates.


NCP Virtual Counseling Needs Assessment

During the quarantine, the NCP Counseling Department would like to make sure they address your needs, questions, or concerns in an effective and efficient manner. As a result, they are offering individual and small group Google Meet sessions for students and parents to maximize their ability to connect with the NCP community.

The counseling department would like your feedback on the sessions they offer by Friday, May 8. Click HERE to access the needs assessment. Please note, your responses will be confidential unless you request a follow-up and provide your contact information. Thank you!

Class of 2020 National Decision Day Tribute

Hello Class of 2020 Parents!

In honor of National Decision Day, the counseling department shared a special message for seniors on the Northside College Prep Instagram (click HERE) and the school website (click HERE) to access the video.

If your family has any questions or would like additional assistance with finalizing your college decision, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Moore, or your respective school counselor.

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Please Continue to Support the Paddle Raise to Build a New Turf Field

This year’s Paddle Raise is dedicated to raising funds for a much-needed, new turf athletic field. Every year, more gym classes and home athletic games must be cancelled because our Northside field is in such poor condition. Heavy use over the years has rendered it virtually unusable. A new turf field will allow our students, and future Northsiders, to play and exercise outside safely throughout the year. Let's give all of them a home-field advantage. Please demonstrate your strong support for this long-overdue improvement to the Northside campus by making a monetary contribution to the 2020 Paddle Raise.

Thanks to the overwhelming support of our NCP community, we are able to set a new Paddle Raise goal of $40,000!

Participate in the Paddle Raise for NCP's new turf field. Our Northside video club, the Mustang Reel, created THIS VIDEO to inspire your generosity. Let's all PONY UP, and then click HERE to see the impact of your contribution.

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Click Here to Watch the Video

Silent Auction Items Winners - Please Contact Kristen Werries Collier

Thank you to those of you who have contacted Kristen Werries Collier to coordinate picking up the silent auction items that you won. If you have not done so, please email her at

Pickups are taking place in a safe, social-distancing manner from the front porch of her Wicker Park home. For those of you who do not want to venture out, Kristen will continue to hold your items and future arrangements will be made.

Parent Parties

Thank you to everyone who signed up to participate in a NCP Parent Hosted Party. We are working with the party hosts to reschedule the parties as soon as the stay-at-home order has been lifted. When the time comes that we can gather together again, we will re-open the parties for purchase and let everyone know the details. Thank you for your patience!

To pay any remaining open balance, please go to

Thank you for your support!

Questions? Email Debra Swan, Event Chair, at


It's Not Too Late to Purchase Your 2019-2020 Yearbook

Yearbooks are still on sale for $55:

1. Go to
2. Enter the code: 4187220
3. Purchase!
1. Go to
2. Enter the code: 4187220
3. Purchase!
One summer job

One Summer Chicago Application Is Open!

Summer Jobs Available for Students - Apply Online by May 20

One Summer Chicago brings together government institutions, community-based organizations, and companies to offer over 30,000 employment and internship opportunities
to youth and young adults ages 14 to 24.

Students can apply HERE.


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. FAN hosts speaker events, discussing the issues that interest you.

FAN events are free to all.

Upcoming FAN event:

Managing Stress, Anxiety, and Parenting Under Covid-19
Tuesday, May 5
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lisa Damour, PH.D.
Psychologist, Teacher, Speaker, Consultant, New York Times Columnist



Please Support Our Supporters

All these great restaurants and food and beverage providers stepped up to donate their offerings for the Benefit. Many are in our own backyard and we’d like to help see them be here, serving our communities when our city is fully operational again. Some are operating with online orders and curbside pickup. Others are closed for the next two weeks.

Please consider ordering from them or purchase a gift card for later use. Say 'thank you from the Northside community'.

Baobab BBQ – closed temporarily
Bombay Wraps
BryAnna’s Restaurant
Calo Ristorante
Eli's Cheesecake
Flacos Taco’s
Himmel’s Chicago
Kasia's Deli
King Pho
Le Pain Quotidien – closed temporarily
Lao Sze Chuan
Lucila's Alfajores
Sukhadia's Sweets and Snacks
• Urban Ragi
Backyard Grill
Alarmist Brewing
Argus Brewery
Meomi Wines/Constellation Brands
Spiteful Brewing
Star Union Spirits
Wheatley Vodka


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Seniors, click HERE for the Class of 2020 web page.

Northside’s website can be found HERE.

Friends of Northside's website can be found HERE.

To see all volunteer opportunities on one page, click HERE.

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