October 11, 2018
In this issue:

  • Fall Conferences
  • 8th Grade Field trip is Thursday!
  • Gladiator Sweatshirts
  • Homework Club
  • Family Movie Night
  • College Counseling
  • Headmaster Coffee
  • Because of You
  • Young Artist Competition
  • Homecoming
  • Elks Contest
  • PSO Fundraiser
Important Dates

  • October 15th & 16th - Fall Conferences- No School
  • 10/17 Early Release Wednesday 2:10 PM
  • 10/18 Thursday -8th Grade field trip to MIM
  • 10/19 PSO Movie Night
  • 10/20 PSO Fundraiser
  • 10/27 NPX Homecoming "A Fairytale Garden
  • 11/2 Half Day dismissal 12:40pm
  • 11/3- MS Social "Spooktacular"

Fall Conferences

A note from the OM

Sign up invitations for fall conferences were sent out Thursday, October 4th. Per the newsletter September 16th, fall conferences are by invitation only. This will include 12th grade students and students new to the North Phoenix Campus as well as students in need of a fall conference as deemed necessary by teachers and administration. This does not include most Archway graduates. If your student falls into these categories and you have not received an email invitation please check both parent/guardian email addresses, as well as your spam folder before contacting me. In most cases the invitation is not in the primary folder or has gone to an email address not regularly checked. If you have received your invitation please sign up ASAP so that we may plan accordingly.

In service,

MeLisa DeSilva
Office Manager
North Phoenix Preparatory
Thursday, October 18th- 8th Grade Field trip to the Musical Instrument Museum.

Click on the image for additional information and to register. Note the following:

  • Students will travel via bus
  • Students must pack a sack lunch

NPX Gladiator Sweatshirts

The weather is getting cooler- finally! Dress for success in a newly designed North Phoenix Preparatory Gladiator sweatshirt! Available in black or maroon.

Click on the image to be directed to the payment portal to order.

Coming Soon!

Gladiator Shirts in dryfit athletic wear from Anton Uniforms
for Middle School students.

Purchasing information will be shared once available
Sign up now for Quarter 2 Homework Club

Q2 Homework Club starts Thursday, October 18th. Wednesday the 17th is an early release day. If your student is new to Homework Club you must first register HERE

Sign up for Q2 Homework Club HERE
Friday, October 19
North Phoenix PSO Movie Night
6 PM @ Field
Join us for a free movie on the lawn, featuring the Jungle Book (2016). Bring your own picnic or check out on-campus food trucks, to include Mama's Dogs, Flying Saucer Pizza Company, Ava's Kettle Corn, Tropical Snow and more. The movie will begin at 7 PM.  Please, no pets at the event. Questions? events@anppso.org
College Counseling Corner

In addition to the PSAT announcement below, separate emails were sent out to the families of our junior and senior class students. Please follow the links for information.

PSAT- All High School Students
On Wednesday, October 24 th, all high school students in grades 9-11 will take the PSAT.  For 11 th grade students, this will also be their NMSQT or National Merit Scholar Qualifying Test. Juniors are encouraged to continue working on Khan Academy and/or see Miss Smith or Ms. Cole for additional practice materials. Though 9 th and 10 th graders will be taking the PSAT, it is NOT recommended that they spend extra time with test prepping. 

Coffee with the Headmaster
Please note the upcoming Headmaster Coffee's

Parents/guardians of currently enrolled North Phoenix Prep Students are invited to attend

  • 11th & 12th Grade Wednesday, October 17th 8:30 am
  • 9th & 10th Grade Wednesday, October 24th 8:30 am
  • 7th & 8th Grade Wednesday, October 31st 8:30 am

Because of you…

Because of your gift to our Community Investment campaign, Humane Letters is a cornerstone of the liberal arts curriculum at North Phoenix Prep. In the 9th through 12th grades, English and History are combined in our Humane Letters courses: these are 2-hour long, daily seminars, directed socratically and revolving around readings from Western Civilization’s best works in philosophy, drama, history, autobiography, poetry, novels, and essays. Students learn to read carefully, discuss clearly, and write coherently.

Featuring, Mr. Olsen's 9th grade Humane Letters Class
Ninth grade Humane Letters is a discussion based class rooted in American literature and United States history. Over the course of the first quarter, our discussion skills have continued to grow, as has our mastery of the history of the Revolutionary War and founding of our nation. Our seminars on Adventures of Huckleberry Finn  have elicited a lively dialogue, and our corporate examination of the United States' founding documents has been particularly fruitful. I am quite proud of the work my students have done in the first quarter and I look forward to watching them continue to hone their discussion and analytical thinking skills. ~Mr. Olsen

The quality of education delivered at our school is only possible with your generous support of our Community Investment campaign. We are honored to publicly recognize those families and friends who have contributed to the Community Investment campaign. A complete list of donors is available upon request.

Jackie Curtis | Academy Giving Manager
Archway Classical Academy North Phoenix | North Phoenix Preparatory Academy 
Fall 2018 Young Artist Exhibit + Competition

The Young Artist Exhibition + Competition is a segment of Tempe Festival of the Arts in Kids Block where young artists will have the opportunity (for free) to display and sell their work to 225,000+ guests, possibly be recognized as Best of Show, and receive a cash prize! All art pieces submitted will be displayed.
Homecoming is October 27th

High School Students only
7pm - 10pm in Archway MPR
Them is "A Fairytale Garden"

DRESS CODE- Semi Formal

Bare midriffs, bare backs (below the bottom of the shoulder blades), and any other “holes” in the gown are not permitted. Sheer or “see-through” fabric over any part of the body required to be covered (midriff, lower back, etc.) is not permitted.
Dress shoes are required and must remain on the feet the entire evening.
The NPX Student Handbook rules regarding hair, makeup, nail polish, jewelry, and any other issues not covered in this description must still apply. See specifically the semi-formal dress code section

Shoes are required and must remain on the feet the entire evening.
The NPX Student Handbook rules regarding hair, jewelry, and any other issues not covered in this description must still apply. See specifically the semi-formal dress code section.
Elk's Lodge Essay and Video contest-

Open to junior high and high school students as well as post graduates. Follow the link to find out more

PSO Fundraiser!

Save the date: October 20th

Come have a great time at SkyZone!

North Phoenix will receive 40% of proceeds if we get 100 or more participants.

Please know that Skyzone Socks are mandatory (available for $2 at Skyzone)
North Phoenix Preparatory | 14100 N 32nd Street | Phoenix, AZ | 85032 | 602-996-4355