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FON Annual Appeal

The 2018-2019 Annual Appeal

Why is your contribution to the Annual Appeal important?

Northside’s need for help from the NCP community has not changed. The reality is financial support from our community is needed more than ever to fund various positions and programs within our school. Your generous gifts directly impact the ability of the administrators and teachers to provide an outstanding education for our students.

With your help, Friends of Northside has been able to pay for:

▪ Staffing for college counseling
▪ Technology support
▪ Uniforms and equipment for our athletic teams
▪ Wellness Center support
▪ School security
▪ Transportation for field trips
▪ Funding for student clubs
▪ New copiers for the school
▪ Professional development for teachers
Staffing for college counseling
Technology support
Uniforms and equipment for our athletic teams
Wellness Center support
School security
Transportation for field trips
Funding for student clubs
New copiers for the school
Professional development for teachers

Click HERE (English) or HERE (Español) to read the appeal letter from Principal Mest.

Click HERE to make your 100% tax-deductible donation.

Click HERE (English) or HERE (Español) to download a paper form to return to the main office with payment.

Questions? Click HERE to contact Friends of Northside.

Keep Northside strong! Donations in every amount are greatly appreciated!

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Thank you to the 56 families who have generously donated so far. You have provided the campaign a strong start!

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Student Resource Closet

Donations Needed

Friends of Northside is creating a resource closet for our NCP students. We would like to fill it with school supplies, non-perishable food items, hygiene products and clothing necessities.

All items can be brought into the counseling office and placed in the large bin marked “Student Supply Box.”

Please make sure all of the items are new and unopened. No used clothing please.

If you have any questions please contact Nancy Liljedahl at n.liljedahl@comcast.net.

Thanks for your help and support!

Supply List:

Hygiene: Shaving Cream/Gel, Body and Face Lotion

School Supplies: Loose Leaf Paper, Binders, Index Cards, Graph Paper, Glue Sticks, Scissors

Clothing: Underwear (Male and Female) and Gym Clothes (Male and Female), S,M,L plain t-shirts and plain shorts, sports bras

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Donate Gently Used Winter Coats, Hats, Scarves, Gloves, and/or Shoes

Northside's Junior Leaders and Pay It Forward colloquium are teaming up to spread some kindness and warmth to Chicago's homeless. They are asking for your help to donate any gently used winter coats, hats, scarves, gloves, or shoes. If necessary, they will wash or dry clean the items, so don't worry about that. There will be donation boxes by the main office until November 16, so please donate what items you can. On December 19, they plan on renting buses to personally deliver the items as gifts to the homeless living outside. Thank you in advance for your generosity! If you have any questions, you can contact Mr. Heavey at mjheavey@cps.edu or Mr. Blease at rblease@cps.edu.

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Virtual FAFSA Completion Workshop

Presented by Ladder Up

LIVE Webinar
Thursday, November 1
12:00 - 1:00 pm

Up to 100 people can register. We will be going through the application screen by screen. Participants will be able to ask questions through the chat function. Register HERE.

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No School

Friday, November 2
School Improvement Day

Note the schedule for a four-day week:

Monday - Regular Schedule
Tuesday - Regular Schedule
Wednesday - Thursday Schedule
Thursday - Friday Schedule

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Winter Sports Tryout and Practice Information

Women's Basketball

Tryouts begin on Monday, October 29 at 4:00 pm in the NCP Gym. Practices are after school daily from 4:00 - 6:00 pm and Saturdays from 9:00 - 11:00 am. Contact Coach Henderson for more information.

Men's Basketball

Tryouts begin on Monday, November 5 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Practices are after school daily beginning at 3:15 pm for freshman and 6:00 pm for frosh/soph and varsity players. Contact Coach Matt Rollins for more information.

Men's Bowling

Contact Director of Athletics Henderson for information.

Women’s Bowling

There will be an information meeting in the cafeteria, day/time TBD. Tryouts will be on November 12. Contact Director of Athletics Henderson for details.

Men’s Swimming and Diving

Practices begin on Monday, November 19. Email Coach Ceja for more information.

Men’s & Women’s Indoor Track & Field

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

Wrestling

The wrestling team will co-op with Von Steuben High School this year. 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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NCP Family Directory Opt-Out Option

Northside College Prep has asked Friends of Northside to create an online student directory for the purpose of facilitating parent communication, community and volunteerism. Directory information includes student name, student and parent/guardian address, parent/guardian telephone number, parent/guardian e-mail address and student grade level. If you do not want Northside College Prep to disclose your child’s directory information, please complete the Directory Information Opt Out Form found HERE and submit it to the Main Office by Wednesday, November 21.

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Chaperones Needed

College Visit to Northwestern University

Wednesday, November 7
8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Interested chaperones can email Martha Mulligan at mlmulligan@cps.edu.

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Alumni Parent College Panel

Wednesday, November 7
6:30 - 8:00 pm
2nd Floor Atrium

You are invited to attend the annual parent panel about the college application process. Hear from parents of recent NCP alumni who will share their experiences and words of wisdom regarding their college search. Please RSVP HERE.

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NCP Athletic Boosters Meeting

Thursday, November 8
7:00 pm
Faculty Lounge

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FON's First Friday

Friday, November 9
8:00 - 10:00 am
Panera Bread, 6059 N. Lincoln

FIRST FRIDAY is Friends of Northside’s monthly coffee hour at Panera Bread, 6059 N. Lincoln. Please join us on the first Friday of each month when school is in session, 8:00am – 10:00am.

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Parent/Teacher Conferences

Thursday, November 15
Non-attendance Day for Students

Parents can meet with teachers on a first come, first served basis or sign up online for the 5-minute conferences. We will share the link and instructions for online conference scheduling when they become available.

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Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Break

Wednesday, November 21
Thursday, November 22
Friday, November 23

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LSC Meeting

Tuesday, November 27
6:30 pm

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Friends of Northside Meeting

Tuesday, November 27
7:00 pm
Faculty Lounge

Come to the meeting to learn more about what's happening at NCP.

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Travel this Spring with Northside

Spring Break 2019 Trip to England

On this trip you will experience the distinct character that is London. Admire St Paul's Cathedral, Big Ben, The House of Parliament, and Buckingham Palace. We will also travel to Somerset and visit Stonehenge, the United Kingdom's most mysterious landmark, Bath, Stratford (see where William Shakespeare was born) and Oxford.

See Ms. Fernandez or Ms. Vosnos or click HERE for an informational brochure.

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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AP EXAM REMINDER

Students who plan to take an Advanced Placement (AP) exam this spring must register and pay by 5:00 am, December 28.

The cost is $110 per exam. Click HERE to register online and pay using a credit or debit card.

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Alexander Hughes in the counseling office.

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Join the Spring Benefit Committee

The Benefit is NCP’s major spring fundraiser. Get involved, get to know NCP staff and parents and make a profound impact on Northside College Prep.

When is the Spring Benefit ?
Friday, March 8, 2019 - Save the Date!

What’s the time commitment for the team?
The time commitment depends on your role. There is something for everyone. Please join us!

What roles are available?
* Entertainment Chair - one or two people to determine and arrange the entertainment for the Gala.
* Auction Item Solicitors - at least five people to solicit auction items. It requires just a few hours a week and can be done in person or via phone or email.

Email ncpgaladonate@gmail.com or ncpspringbenefit@gmail.com for more information or to join the team!

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Parking Lot Safety

Parents, 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 1, 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.

This Imperfect Moment: A Conversation with "Ask Polly" Advice Columnist Heather Havrilesky

Heather Havrilesky
"Ask Polly" columnist, New York magazine's The Cut; writer for The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and The New York Times Magazine; author, How to Be a Person in the World, Disaster Preparedness, and the brand-new What If This Were Enough?

Monday, October 29, 7:00 pm
North Shore Country Day School Auditorium
310 Green Bay Rd., Winnetka

View flyer HERE

Heritage Baking: An Evening with Hewn's Head Baker Ellen King

Ellen King
Co-owner and Head Baker at Hewn in Evanston; author, Heritage Baking

Monday, November 5, 7:00 pm
New Trier High School/Northfield, Cornog Auditorium
7 Happ Rd., Northfield

View flyer HERE

Grand Rounds Presentation! Self-Driven: Why a Sense of Control is So Important for Children and Teens

William Stixrud, Ph.D. and Ned Johnson
Dr. Stixrud is a clinical neuropsychologist and founder of The Stixrud Group, a lifespan neuropsychology practice, is an adjunct faculty member of the Children's National Medical Center, and is Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Pedicatrics, The George Washington University School of Medicine.
Mr. Johnson is an author, speaker, and founder of PrepMatters, an educational company.
Dr. Stixrud and Mr. Johnson are the co-authors of The Self-Driven Child.

Tuesday, November 13, 9:00-10:30 am
New Trier High School/Northfield, Cornog Auditorium
7 Happ Rd., Northfield

Register HERE

The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives

William Stixrud, Ph.D. and Ned Johnson

Tuesday, November 13, 7:00 pm
New Trier High School/Northfield, Cornog Auditorium
7 Happ Rd., Northfield

View flyer HERE

To visit FAN's website, click HERE.

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NCP's Women's Cross Country Team Places at Sectionals

Congratulations to NCP freshman Elia Ton-That who placed 9th in the race with a time of 18:05.1. Elia will be moving onto the IHSA State Championship.

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

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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.

Upcoming College Visits at Northside

Monday, October 29
Monmouth College, 3:15 pm

Tuesday, October 30
University of Michigan, 3:15 pm

Wednesday, October 31
Lake Forest College, 3:15 pm

Thursday, November 1
Illinois College, 9:48 am
National Louis University-Chicago Campus, 9:48 am

Wednesday, November 7
Vassar College, 3:15 pm

Thursday, November 8
University of St. Francis, 11:36 am

Tuesday, November 13
Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University), 11:36 am

Thursday, December 20
Peace Corps Vanuatu, 3:15 pm

The list of college visits is updated frequently. For the most current information, parents of juniors and seniors should log into their parent account for Naviance.

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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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Support Northside - Shop AmazonSmile

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

Click HERE to read about AmazonSmile. Click HERE for detailed sign-up instructions or skip the instructions and sign up HERE.

Please note that our AmazonSmile name is Friends of "North" "Side" (North Side - two words at AmazonSmile).

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▪ 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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