December 6, 2019
In this issue:

  • Fine Arts
  • Grateful Hearts
  • Teacher Feature
  • Winter Conferences
  • College Counseling
  • Angel Tree
  • Thank YOU!
  • December Lunch Menu
  • Student Pick Up
  • Save the Date
  • Remind
  • Board Meeting Dates

Upcoming events:

  • December 11th HS Winter Concert
  • December 18-20 S1 Exams and Half Day Dismissal
  • December 20 End of Q2
  • 12/2301/8/20- Winter Break
  • January 6-8 Winter Conferences
  • January 9th- school resumes
Congratulations and a big thank you to Ms. Foglesong and Mr. Crowley for a wonderful Middle School winter concert!

Highlights from the event are below. You may also access additional moments via our instagram account by clicking on any of the pictures below.

Great job 7th and 8th grade students! Thank you parents for all your support of the NPX fine arts program.

Grateful Hearts extended through December 12th!

Grateful   hearts is the North Phoenix annual holiday gift giving campaign where we shower our amazing faculty with love and appreciation. 

Teacher Feature- Dr. Stephen Bain
By: Jack Miller

This week’s Teacher Feature is on Dr. Stephen Bain, one of our amazing humanities teachers at North Phoenix Prep. Dr. Bain carries three degrees: a B.A. in Humanities and Biblical Studies, a Master of Humanities, and a Ph.D. in Humane Letters, both with a specialization in philosophy. In the course of his education, he attended three different colleges: Point University (formerly Atlanta Christian College), the University of Dallas, and Faulkner University. Dr. Bain has taught for nearly ten years, teaching from fifth grade to upper class college students. This year, he is teaching freshman and sophomore Humane Letters, as well as senior Rhetoric and Public Speaking. He and his family are originally from Georgia, and three of his four children attend North Phoenix Prep and Archway. When asked his favorite thing about our school, he responded, “the curriculum,” and elaborated that he loves the reading of the great works. Dr. Bain is in his second hear of teaching at our school, and is very loved by his students. It is teachers like him that make our school as great as it is.
Winter Conferences

Winter conferences will be held for 8th, 10th, and 11th grade students January 6th - 8th. All parents/guardians of students in those grades should have received a conference sign up email earlier in the week. Please check your email, including spam or trash folder.

If you need to change your conference time sign up or need additional assistance scheduling a conference please email our Assistant Headmaster, Ms. Alison Stone

If you need to change your communication information. (email, address, phone) please contact our Office Manager, Ms. MeLisa DeSilva
College Counseling Corner
Save-these-Dates …The Senior Dinner has been scheduled for Friday, May 15, 2020 at the Fountain Hills Community Center in Fountain Hills! As we approach this celebration, we will periodically be updating you with important information that will make this an evening to remember!

Great Hearted seniors have been given a friendship task. Each senior has been asked to complete a packet in which they write a letter, poem, quotes, etc. to each of their classmates. Some of the seniors have already turned in these relational gems while others are still in the process of working on them. The Class of 2020 has been asked to submit their completed packet on or before we return from Winter Break on Thursday, January 9, 2020 . Please encourage your son/daughter to take part in this Great Heart tradition that requires everyone’s participation.

The North Phoenix Preparatory Pinning and Blazer Ceremony will be held on Friday, January 10 th !  Seniors will receive their pins, and Juniors will don their blazers and ties! Please review your email for guidelines and links for purchasing ties and RSVP instructions on attending this wonderful event.

Junior students and parents are invited to join us at North Phoenix Preparatory Academy for a College Counseling Night on Monday, December 16, 2019 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. College Counseling will be equipping you with college information and the importance of utilizing Naviance as one of your tools throughout this process. Your attendance is just one of the many ways that your student and you can partner with College Counseling in this exciting college journey!

The deadline to sign up for the Great Hearts Summer College Tour is Saturday, February 1 st , 2020 . This tour is open to all current 10 th and 11 th grade students. As a reminder, this summer we will be visiting 11 colleges in San Francisco, L.A. and Santa Barbara including UC Berkeley, University of San Francisco, Stanford, Cal Poly, UC Santa Barbara, Pepperdine, Pomona and Occidental. On this six-day tour we will also have a guided tour of San Francisco, beach time, and a guided tour of L.A. The cost of the tour is $2,289 for students which includes round trip airfare, lodging, two meals a day, a fulltime tour guide plus more. For more information or to register, please refer to the attached flyer . Lastly, if you have additional questions please reach out to Rachel Corcos, our Lincoln Prep College counselor that will be a chaperone throughout the entire trip –

Kathleen M. Miller | College Counselor
Student Outreach
Angel Tree Tradition Continues

Gladiator families,

Six years ago, when my sister was in eighth grade, she started a program at North
Phoenix Prep that we called Angel Tree. Since the start, I have been learning the ropes from herand have taken over the program this year. Every year we “adopt” a class (or now around 50 students) from Palomino Intermediate Elementary School. This means we agree to get gifts for the students in the class who may otherwise not get gifts for the holiday season. One way we accomplish this goal is by setting up a homeroom challenge. You can help us by participating in it! Students from our school bring in coins and dollar bills to their homeroom classes to raise money which helps to buy holiday gifts, school supplies, and non perishable snacks for students at Palomino. Both the middle school and high school homeroom that brings in the most money wins a donut party.
This is the sixth year of the program and it wouldn’t be possible without your generosity. Another important way you can help is by stopping by the office to “adopt” a student from Palomino. You can check out a tag and agree to purchase a gift for a child this holiday season. We suggest the gifts remains around $20 and please have them returned to NPX unwrapped with the tag attached. By adopting a child and encouraging your student to participate in our homeroom challenge you will help us have another successful year! The homeroom challenge runs from December 2nd to December 13th. We ask that all gifts (with their tags) are returned by December 13th.

Thank you so much and happy holidays!

Sofija Brnovich
Gladiator families,

Thank you for all the many ways that you support our great school.

A special thank you to everyone that took part in our first annual Giving Tuesday Campaign. Through this national giving day, we increased our overall family participation and made great progress on our Community Investment goal for the year

We are so thankful to all our 2019-2020 Community Investment Donors
December Lunch Menu

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Important dates to remember:

Half Day's - December 18th , 19th, and 20th

Winter Break December 23rd - January 8th
School resumes January 9th
Yearbook orders

Please follow this link to order yearbooks through PICTAVO!

Student Pick-up Reminder
Parents and guardians we need your help to combat traffic congestion. Please know that there is no need for Prep parents to enter the inside lane until 3:25 as the bell does not ring until that time and your student will need time to leave their classroom, go to their locker, and gather their belongings. Archway parents will receive priority before 3:25 pm. If you are in the traffic lane prior to 3:25 and do not have an Archway student (indicated by a pick-up placard) then you may be asked to drive around. Thank you for your cooperation.

Junior and Senior Class Blazer and Pinning Ceremony

Date:  Friday, January 10th
Time:  2:15 PM
Location:  North Phoenix Prep Gym

Please save the date for a special Gladiator tradition Parents of 11th and 12th grade students only- RSVP
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Email is preferred to phone call- Thank you!
Upcoming Board of Directors Meetings:
February 13, 2020
May 14, 2020
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