May 25, 2020









In this issue:

  • Headmaster Letter
  • Q4 Evaluations
  • Community Investment
  • Recognizing our students
  • A Bid Adieu
  • Summer School
  • Next Year Planning
  • Volunteer Information
  • 2020-21 Dates and Calendar
Dates to Note:

  • May 25th - Memorial Day
  • May 29th - Grades posted
  • June 1st - Summer School Begins
  • June 27th - Graduation Ceremony


HEADMASTER LETTER

Dear North Phoenix Prep Families,


I told our faculty earlier this week that this has been the strangest conclusion to a school year that I have ever experienced. In fact, it feels less like a conclusion and more like things have simply stopped. Despite the lift that we received from our Farewell Parade and materials collection events, waving at one another from our vehicles just isn't the same as our normal ceremonies and celebrations. This open-ended feeling is particularly true in my case, since I am departing to a new role with Great Hearts America next year.

Yet even in the brief time that I have had for reflection, my heart is already overflowing with gratitude for the experience of serving as your headmaster. You have taught me more about the meaning of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty than I imagined possible. The camaraderie, friendship, and love that I have gained from the North Phoenix community far outweighs any service I have rendered. I will always remain in your debt, just as you will always remain in my fond remembrance.

Looking ahead, I have had the privilege of shepherding Ms. Jacobson during her transition into the school, and I can say with confidence that she will serve our community well. North Phoenix Prep's future will be a bright one as she takes the helm, and I look forward to seeing our community flourish in new ways because of her leadership.

Always a Gladiator!

With Devotion and Good Cheer,

Headmaster Weinhold
FOURTH QUARTER EVALUATIONS

Q4 evaluations and S2 grades will be available on the PowerSchool
parent portal May 29th.
COMMUNITY INVESTMENT

Gladiator Community we are so grateful for you!
 
Did you know?

  #CommunityInvestment allows you to support our academy and teachers all summer while we prepare to see you in the new school year.
You can help us finish this school year strong and continue our great work throughout the summer by fulfilling your pledge or by making a onetime gift of learning today at northphoenixprep.org/support
 
(a gift at any level will help and is greatly appreciated.)
 
On behalf of our students, faculty, and admin, we thank you!
Wishing our Argonaut families very safe and healthy summer break!
With sincere gratitude, Jackie Curtis – Academy Giving Manager
RECOGNIZING OUR STUDENTS

The End of Year Awards Ceremony and Virtual 8th Grade Promotion can be accessed by following their respective screen shots.
END OF YEAR AWARDS
8TH GRADE PROMOTION
In addition, please enjoy the Senior Tributes for the North Phoenix Prep
graduating class of 2020 .
A BID ADIEU

Dearest North Phoenix Prep Families,

I am composing this message to bid you all a bittersweet farewell. I will be concluding my time with North Phoenix Prep over the next few weeks and then begin a new season of service as the Office Manager of Anthem Preparatory. Our family moved to the Anthem area in late 2019, and while at the time, I did not give any consideration to a change of employment, the opportunity arose and I felt it would be in the best interest of my family to work closer to home. Please know this decision was not made easily, and I will always consider myself a Gladiator first.

I was truly blessed to have spent the past three years with the gracious and supportive community of North Phoenix Preparatory. Every day brought different experiences, challenges, and rewards; In fact, what consistently impressed me about North Phoenix Prep is the strength of our community to adjust to the winds of change, and to stand and work together for the greater good of our wonderful school.

I want to thank so many of you for the memories I will carry with me, and I regret that for most I will not be able to do so personally. Here are a few key memories I want to highlight.

I will remember that one person who emailed me often during the early months of my working at North Phoenix Prep. This person was invaluable to me in understanding the culture and traditions of our school. I want you to know how thankful I was for your input and insight. Thank you.

I will remember working together with many of you; teachers, students, and parents to create important events. Whether it was a monotonous testing day, a pancake breakfast, a new family orientation, a curriculum night, or a middle school social. It got done, it was collaborative and (mostly) fun, and sometimes downright glorious, and so worth it. Thank you.

I will remember you, those of you who jumped in and helped with the minutia of tasks that needed to be done. Helping without being asked; just showing up. True to the North Phoenix spirit. Thank you.

Last, I will remember the students. You have inspired me in many ways. Some of you have taken incredible steps towards growth and maturity, often in the face of insurmountable challenges. You are amazing. Keep putting one foot in front of the other and you can achieve anything you set out to do. Others of you have banded together to start new clubs, fund-raise for those in need, and write an excellent newspaper. Your efforts are seen and above all show how you understand the value of a cooperative effort that will remain past your time at North Phoenix Prep. Living on for the betterment of the school and students to come.

So finally, thank you, students. Oh, how I care for you all. Thank you for every “Hello Ms. DeSilva” I heard in the halls. Thank you for the office visits, the little chats, the giggles, and the smiles. What a treasure you have been to me.

With kindest regards,

Ms. DeSilva 
SUMMER SCHOOL

Attention Parents!

Summer school is still on for North Phoenix Prep. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be hosting summer school in an online format. The format will be different from what your students have experienced thus far in Google classroom. There will be synchronous, live, learning involved in all of the classes being offered for approximately 3-5 hours a week, as well as homework. The classes will be intensive and are meant to cover a year of material.
 
The cost of summer school has been reduced* to take into account the current environment we are living in. There have also been two classes added to the course offerings for high school credit recovery.

*Those families who have already registered/payed for summer school will receive a refund of the over-payment. Please check your email for this notification. Refunds may take up to 7 days to process.

Click HERE for the brochure

Register and pay for classes HERE
Scroll to choose entering 7th grade Prep or NPX Summer School (credit recovery)
 
Please reach out to Michelle Jensen for further questions and information. MJensen@NorthPhoenixPrep.org
PLANNING FOR THE UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR

An email will be sent out in the near future with information regarding the following items for the 2020-2021 school year.

·    Student Supply List/Ordering options
·    Grade Level Student Consumable Contribution
·    Classics to Keep List

Uniforms: Please see the following information from our uniform vendors

  • Anton Uniforms - Visit by Appointment M-F Only. Saturday First Come, First Serve. Orders Ship FREE. Hassle Free Exchanges Through Sept 1st. OR -ORDER ONLINE...... offering 20% off the whole store now – June 15th!
  • skip the lines … shop 24/7
  • try on at home … our new size charts will help you get the exact fit you need!
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DENNIS Uniforms - Our online store is open, with Free Shipping on orders $50+. DENNIS Retail stores remain temporarily closed. Summer 2020 Shopping Update

We will also have a surplus of used uniforms available during back to school events. Please look for communication from our PSO (parent service organization) regarding purchasing used uniforms.
VOLUNTEER INFORMATION

2020-2021 School Year Volunteer Background Checks Through the Raptor System
 
Great Hearts has changed our volunteer approval process for the 2020-2021 school year.  If you would like to be an approved volunteer for school year 2020-2021, or if you were a previously approved volunteer through a fingerprint background check, please complete reading this email then click on the volunteer link below.  All volunteers, regardless of previously approved status, are required to apply through the Raptor system. It should only take 10 minutes to fill out the requested information. You will receive an answer via email from the Raptor system within 48 hours. The cost is $5.00. All volunteers must be approved through this process; there are no exceptions.
 
Please note, when selecting the school, the system will not separate Archway and Prep (except Scottsdale).  For North Phoenix Prep|Archway North Phoenix, please choose Great Hearts North Phoenix. The system will approve you for both schools. You can choose multiple campuses if that applies to your family.
 
As you complete the online application, please note that you will be asked to choose the volunteer position in which you are interested. Choosing a volunteer position does not restrict you from volunteering in another capacity.
 
If you have any questions or concerns please contact John Lund, Great Hearts Safety Manager at  jlund@greatheartsaz.org .
 
We look forward to seeing you on campus for the 2020-2021 school year! 
 

2020 - 2021 DATES

  • August 6 First day of class
  • October 5-9 Fall break
  • December 21- January 4 Winter Break
  • March 15-19 Spring Break
  • May 27 Last day of classes

NPX 2020-2021 Family Calendar

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