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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. We are almost to our goal of $35,000. Help us get there!

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

Virtual "Live Auction" Postponed Indefinitely

As you know, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we converted the Taste of Northside Spring Benefit into a virtual event, which we intended to host on Friday, April 17.

Given that so much is still in flux--including the economy and whether the offered sporting events and concert will take place this season--we feel we must postpone the virtual event to a later (to be determined) date when things stabilize. We hope, for countless reasons, that will be sooner rather than later.

Until then, we will sit tight and assess the evolving situation. Look for future announcements regarding the virtual event here, in the eblast, and on Facebook. As always, we sincerely thank you for your continued support and patience.

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.

To pay any remaining open balance, please go to

Thank you for your support!

Questions? Email Debra Swan, Event Chair at

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Friends of Northside Meeting

Tuesday, April 28
7:00 pm

The FON Board continues to meet online and everyone is welcome. Click HERE to join.

Do join by phone, dial Dial In: 312.626.6799; Meeting ID: 952 1786 0693

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Virtual First Friday

Friday, May 1
9:00 am

Let's gather again virtually via Zoom. Pour yourself a cup of coffee and meet us online.

Join Zoom Meeting by clicking HERE.

Meeting ID: 771 2197 0944
Password: 081336


A Message and Performance from NCP's Chamber Strings

Click HERE or the image below for the YouTube video.

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Click the image for a message and a performance by members of NCP's Chamber Strings.

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.

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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.


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!

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



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 1. 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!

National Decision Day Celebration

The Northside Prep faculty and staff are extremely proud of the class of 2020's post-secondary achievements and are looking forward to celebrating their accomplishments! However, the official May 1st National Decision Celebration will be rescheduled due to the coronavirus impact on the rapidly evolving post-secondary admissions process. Based on the data the counseling department collected, NCP students and families need additional time and support to finalize their college decisions.

As the counseling department mentioned in previous e-mail communications, a number of institutions have changed the format of their information sessions, campus tours, and enrollment and deposit dates to accommodate prospective students and their families during the quarantine. However, those changes have significantly affected prospective students and their family’s ability to navigate the next steps in the college selection and enrollment process. For more details about changes to the college admissions and enrollment process, visit your respective college websites or the National Association for College Admissions Counseling online tool click HERE.

Despite the decision to reschedule the National Decision Celebration, your family can still expect a special message from the NCP community to the class of 2020 on Friday, May 1. The counseling department will be sharing the message via e-mail, on all NCP social media platforms, and the NCP website. More details on the rescheduled celebration will be shared with students and families in the near future.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, feel free to contact Ms. Moore,


To view this message in your browser, click HERE.

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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