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FON Annual Appeal

The 2018-2019 Annual Appeal

How does your donation to the Annual Appeal benefit Northside?

▪ 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

Friends of Northside purchased all of these items with funds raised by the Annual Appeal. The Annual Appeal raises the money that maintains continuity of programming and personnel in our school, allowing Northside to build its strengths year upon year, rather than trying to make do with gaps created by budget cuts.

Your donations are critical in keeping Northside the nationally recognized high school that it is and always deserves to be.

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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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: Shampoo and Conditioner for a variety of hair types, Face Wash, Pads/Tampons, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Soap, Combs and Brushes, Q-Tips, Deodorant, Shaving Cream/Gel, Disposable Shaving Razors, Body Lotion

School Supplies: Folders, Loose Leaf Paper, Binders, Notebooks, Pens (Black or Blue), Pencils, Graph Paper, Highlighters, Index cards, Glue Sticks, Scissors, Backpacks, Pencil Cases, Sharpeners, Erasers

Non-Perishable Items: Granola Bars, Trail Mix, Single Serving Breakfast Cereal Cups, Dried Fruit, Fruit Snacks, Refillable/Reusable Water Bottles

Clothing: (For Males and Females) Hats, Gloves, Mittens, Winter Coats, Scarves, Underwear, Socks and Gym Clothes (S, M, L plain t-shirts and plain shorts and sports bras)

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This Week in Sports

Come to a game or match and support our student athletes!

Women's Volleyball

▪ Monday, October 22, 6:00 pm vs North Grand at NCP (V)
Monday, October 22, 6:00 pm vs North Grand at NCP (V)

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, October 23
7:00 pm
Faculty Lounge

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Halloween Concert

Thursday, October 25
7:00 - 10:00 pm

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Halloween Dance

Friday, October 26

Please volunteer to chaperone this annual dance. Students love it and without our parent chaperones, it wouldn't be possible. All volunteers must be CPS Level II Volunteer certified. Sign up HERE.

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Teacher Development Day

No Classes for Students

Friday, November 2

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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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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 taking AP exams must register by December 28, 2018.

For more information and to register, click HERE.

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Friends of Northside asks every family to contribute 5 hours to Northside each year. This could include staffing school events, chaperoning field trips, assisting with the Gala and more.

Volunteers Needed

Make a commitment to Northside by offering your time to work with other volunteers in one of these rewarding, on-going positions. Email Friends of Northside to indicate your interest or ask questions.

E-blast Co-Editor

Compose and distribute This Week at Northside and prepare other stand-alone blasts as requested.

Facebook/Social Media Editor

Update and maintain the Friends of Northside Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Graphic Designer

Provide professional guidance and materials for various design needs throughout the year.

Website Editor

Keep the Friends of Northside website current and enhance its visual appeal.

Database Manager

Maintain the Friends of Northside CRM (customer relationship management) database and develop meaningful reports.

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.

After the Education Wars: How Smart Schools Upend the Business of Reform

Andrea Gabor
Bloomberg Chair of Business Journalism at Baruch College at the City University of New York; former editor at BusinessWeek and U.S. News and World Report; author, After the Education Wars: How Smart Schools Upend the Business of Reform

Monday, October 22, 12:00 pm
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
25 E. Pearson Ave., Chicago
RSVP HERE

View flyer HERE

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

To visit FAN's website, click HERE.

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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 22
Boston University, 9:48 am
Claremont McKenna College, 9:48 am
Paul Quinn College, 10:38 am
Washington and Jefferson College, 11:36 am
Sciences Po - Columbia University Dual BA Program, 3:15 pm

Tuesday, October 23
Greenville University, 9:48 am
Roosevelt University, 12:26 pm
Texas A&M University, 3:15 pm

Thursday, October 25
Olin College of Engineering, 9:48 am
The New School - All Divisions, 9:48 am
Baylor University, 10:38 am
Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus, 10:38 am
Skidmore College, 10:38 am
Washington and Lee University, 11:36 am
Davidson College, 3:15 pm

Friday, October 26
Dean College, 9:48 am
Florida Polytechnic University, 9:48 am
Lafayette College, 9:48 am
Manchester Metropolitan University, 9:48 am
Michigan State University, 9:48 am
Reed College, 3:15 pm

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
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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