September 30, 2019
In this issue:

  • Celebration Week!
  • Winter Concert Update
  • Gladiator Athletics
  • College Counseling
  • Middle School Events
  • October Lunch
  • Senior Trip Donations
  • Movie Night
  • Student Spotlight
  • Yearbook
  • Remind APP
  • Attendance

Upcoming events:

  • October 7th - 11th Fall Break No School
  • October 14 & 15 Fall Conferences- No School
  • October 16th PSAT - All High School Students
  • October 16th Field trip- all Middle School Students
  • October 18th - Family Movie Night
  • October 26th Middle School Social
Celebration Week this Week!
Hello Gladiators!
What better way to end 1 st Quarter -Let’s Celebrate!! You make it all possible!!

  • Monday: As a thank you to all of you who have made a pledge or gift to Community Investment this year, we will have a special drawing for a DINNER WITH THE WEINHOLDS!

  • All week: students can complete a "How Well Do You Know NPX?" quiz and enter to win some cool prizes
  • Be on the lookout for videos on social media and in your email on how your Community Investment gifts impact our students

Friday : We have a special SPIRIT & a “Cool Treat” Day! -show your GLADIATOR PRIDE - Wear your Spirit Shirts AND Crazy Socks! Students will enjoy a yummy treat during lunch!
  • Friday: We will have two special drawings
  • all families who make a pledge or give a gift to Community Investment during our celebration week will be entered to win a FUN FAMILY TREAT
  • all students who complete the quiz will be entered to win some cool prizes
 So much is possible when we all work together toward a common goal . Community Investment is vital to North Phoenix Prep, and we are excited to celebrate our community next week! Thank you to those that have already made your pledge or gift!! If you have yet to make a pledge or gift , now is the time to do it! 
With gratitude for you,
Jackie Curtis | Academy Giving Manager  
Winter Concert Update

Due to the large numbers of students enrolled in Music and Choir this year, along with the desire to have receptions post-performance, The Fine Arts Department, in conjunction with NPX administration, have decided to change the date of the High School and Honors Choir Winter Concert to Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at Calvary North Church Call time for ALL students is 5:00pm at the church.  This concert will be for 9th and 10th grade Choir, as well as the Middle School & Honors Choirs. The team felt splitting the concerts was in the best interest of students, their families, and the teachers tasked to supervise.
The Middle School Winter Concert will still take place on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at Calvary North Church. 
Gladiator Athletics

Let’s hear it for our boys varsity cross country team. On Friday they competed in the Nike Desert Twilight Cross Country Festival against teams for 7 different states.

Jordan Black, Ariel Antonini, Rocco Berbetti, Richie Johnston and Sammy Johnston all ran an incredible race. They competed in the elite division and all ran faster than they have ever run. Sammy Johnston now sits as the 4 th fastest sophomore in the state of AZ. He also ranks as the 3 rd fastest athlete in our division. A very special shout out also goes to Jordan Black. Jordan just put himself into the record books by being the 8 th Arizona High School athlete to break 15 minutes in the 5k. Jordan placed 4 th in the race. His time puts him as the 6 th fastest XC athlete of all time in the state of Arizona. Also, as of now, he is ranked as the 11 th fastest athlete in the country for this season. Great job Jordan!!!

Let’s all get out and support our Gladiators this week at the following games and meets:

Varsity Boys & Girls Cross Country – Saturday at 8:30 am at the Thunderbird Invitational at Mountain View Park in Phoenix.

MS boys and girls Cross Country – Saturday at 7 am in the Great Hearts Meet #3 at Espee Park in Chandler

JV and Varsity Volleyball –
Tuesday, here in our gym, vs. Superior – JV at 5 pm and Varsity at 6 pm
Thursday, JV only here in our gym vs. Anthem Prep at 5 pm

Middle School Volleyball – B white team – Wednesday at Lincoln Prep at 5:00 pm

Middle School Volleyball – B maroon team – Thursday at Paradise Honors at 5:00 pm

Middle School Volleyball – A team – Thursday at Maryvale Prep at 4:30 pm

Looking forward to seeing you at the games and GO GLADIATORS!!!
College Counseling Corner

Seniors and Parents,

Our FAFSA Workshop is quickly approaching and its time to request your FSA ID at this link . Our goal is to walk each family through the application process yet in order to do so, you will need a FSA ID which could take a few days to process.

Other critical documentation needed for the completion of our FAFSA Workshop includes:

Student and Parents Social Security Number Your Alien Registration Number (if you are not a U.S. citizen) Student and Parents 2018 federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned. (Note: You may be able to transfer your federal tax return information into your FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.) Student and Parents Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable) Students and Parents Records of untaxed income (if applicable) Student and Parents FSA ID to sign electronically.

We look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday, October 2nd from 6 - 8pm for this next important step in your son/daughters college application process. FAFSA completion is strongly recommended for every student, regardless of your income bracket, and is required before colleges / universities can determine student awards and federal loans.

Kathleen M. Miller | College Counselor
North Phoenix Preparatory Academy
Middle School Events in October

There are multiple events on the calendar for Middle School in October. Please see the separate email that was sent out over the weekend here. Or, sign up directly by following the links below.

October 16th

October 26th
Blue Willow Lunch Program

Please view the October Hot Lunch Menu

other available items and pricing available HERE

REMINDER! Pizza Day is now on Tuesdays to ensure there is enough time to serve our students.
Donations Needed for Silent Auction!

In late October we will hold our 2nd annual online silent auction, benefiting our seniors who are fundraising so hopefully the whole class can afford their senior trip. We rely on donations from our community to pull this off. Donations can include items, sports memorabilia, event tickets, services, etc. Please contact Josh Miller at if you'd like to donate, or have any questions.
Save the Date of October 18th and help us choose the movie. Stay tuned to cast a vote for your family’s favorite when the poll launches later this week! All three movie trailers can be viewed at :  
Student Spotlight

North Phoenix Prep 7th grade student Sushmita Marella has been selected as a finalist in the young artist category (ages 12-17)for the Eight Annual Mayor's Arts Awards to be held on October 10th in downtown Phoenix.

Congratulations Sushmita!

Read more about this amazing event and the awards HERE .
Yearbook ordering available now!

Early Bird Yearbook ordering now available! Please follow this link to order yearbooks through PICTAVO!

North Phoenix Prep Tennis Club

Students who are interested in joining the tennis team this spring are also encouraged to build their tennis skills by joining the NPX Tennis Club with Seth Korey Tennis Academy. This is separate than the fall break camp, is an after-school club and runs through December. Complimentary transportation is provided!
Start date is October 21st. Information and sign up HERE

Fall Break camp

October 7 - 11. Need a camp for your student during fall break? Consider Seth Kory's Tennis Camp . Seth Kory coaches our middle school tennis team in the spring.
If your student is interested in joining Lacrosse please take a look at this flyer .  
The Parent Love and Logic classes started last week. There will be another session offered in the spring. 

Neutralizing Arguing
Like dominoes toppling over, arguing leads to more arguing which leads to more arguing. In the end, what is left are limits that have been manipulated around, hurt feelings, resentment, or the loss of opportunity to learn from one’s mistakes. Reasoning with a child can also lead us into this trap. Reasoning with an angry person is like fighting a fire with gasoline. Next time that limit setting leads to an argument try an empathetic response like, “I know. I bet that feels terrible,” or, “And what did I say?”
Further one-liners available here...
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