October 28, 2018

In this issue:
  • Headmaster Letter
  • PSO News
  • Gladiator Sweatshirts
  • Senior Class Auction
  • Homework Club
  • Headmaster Coffee
  • Picture day re-takes
  • Drama Performances
  • Middle School News
  • Headmaster Coffee
  • Free Money!
  • Winter Sports
  • Drop off & Dismissal
  • Great Books Lecture
  • GH Info Night
Important Dates

  • 11/1 Great Books Lecture @ Veritas Preparatory 6:30pm
  • 11/2 Half Day dismissal 12:40pm
  • 11/3- MS Social "Spooktacular"
  • 11/5-11/30 Greatful Hearts
  • 11/7 Picture Re-takes
  • 11/8 11th Grade Drama performance 7pm @ Calvary North
  • 11/14 Early Release 2:10pm
  • 11/15 GH Info Night
  • 11/21 Half Day 12:40pm dismissal
  • 11/22-11/23 Thanksgiving Break No School

Headmaster Letter

Dear North Phoenix Prep Families,

Hosting professors from around the nation has become something of a tradition at our Academy. Each time we do so, our guests leave impressed with the same appreciation for our faculty and students that I have. What a joy to share our vision with these ambassadors of higher education!
On this Thursday, North Phoenix Prep is pleased to host Dr. Joseph Wysocki, who is visiting our campus to learn more about our classical liberal arts curriculum, as well as the Socratic teaching techniques that our faculty use to provide a truly transformative education for our students.  
Dr. Wysocki is Assistant Vice Provost and Director of the Honors College at Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina. He has also served as Director of Thomas More Scholarship, Chair, and Associate Professor of Government and Political Science.  Dr. Wysocki earned his Ph.D. in Political Science at Baylor University.  Prior to Baylor, Dr. Wysocki earned a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Belmont Abbey College.
Welcome to North Phoenix Prep, Dr. Wysocki!

With Devotion,

Headmaster Weinhold
NPX PSO announces Greatful Hearts
It has been a long-standing Great Hearts' tradition to give a collective thank you gift to our teachers around the holiday season. In previous years, this campaign was called Snow Storm and ran November through December. We have chosen to improve upon our endeavors to give generously to our teachers and to pair it with the fall season. Fall is already a season rich in the tradition of giving thanks and expressing gratitude. The shift for collecting donations from December to November will allow families to focus on this campaign before the hustle and bustle of the holiday season begins. This holiday gift-giving opportunity provides a chance for parents and students to shower our amazing faculty with appreciation and love collectively and at one special time. In lieu of holiday gifts for faculty and staff, we invite all North Phoenix families to participate in this annual holiday giving campaign. Show your heartfelt appreciation by contributing a one-time monetary gift to be distributed evenly among faculty and staff at our Teacher Appreciation Luncheon in December. Last year, our community was able to gift over two hundred dollars to all full-time faculty members! 

The Greatful Hearts campaign will run from November 5 th – November 30 th

Stay tuned for additional communications regarding the Greatful Heart Campaign
Introducing “Helping Hands”, a new program helping the families of
North Phoenix Preparatory!
Have you ever felt like you needed someone to lean on but didn’t know where to go for help? Have you ever felt like a little bit of temporary help would make all the difference in the long run? Do you wish you could reach out to others in need but don’t really know how to or where to start? Then Helping Hands is where to go! Please follow this LINK to find out more.

NPX Gladiator Sweatshirts

Parents please note that if you ordered a sweatshirt on the NPX portal that the order was placed on Friday 10/26. When the shirts arrive we will notify the students and distribute the shirts to them according to their order.
Senior Class Silent Auction

Please consider supporting the North Phoenix Prep Senior Class and the PSO who have created an on-line silent auction.   All proceeds will go towards sending the entire 2018 Senior Class to Washington, DC this Spring for their Senior Trip!  
Bidding will be closed at 11:59 pm on October 30.

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
Picture Re-takes is next week-
November 7th

If you did not get a picture on picture day or you would like a new image, do not miss out on ordering pictures for your student. 
Pre-orders for picture packages may be placed online now at https://ios.mydorian.com using your school's access key provided here HHRGJB26. Online pre-orders using your school's access key are available up to 4 days after retake day.

Semester 1 Drama Performances November 8th & 29th
11th Grade Drama Production

Thursday, November 8th
Calvary Chapel North

Come support our 11th grade students in their fall production of
"Twelfth Night"
12th Grade Drama Production

Thursday, November 29th
Calvary Chapel North

Our senior students are excited to present
"The Importance of Being Earnest"
Middle School News
Purchase your Gladiator Shirts!

Our wonderful uniform provider, Anton Uniforms now have our new Gladiator team shirts available for purchase on their website.
·      Shirts are made from athletic dry-fit material. Perfect for those Gladiator games!
·      Purchase from the Anton website
·      Purchasing closes November 8th
·      All shirts will be delivered to the school for distribution
Purchase the shirt according to the Gladiator team your student is on- follow the link below

Middle School Social

Saturday, November 3rd
6pm - 9pm  in the  Archway Multipurpose Room

NPX PSO Presents


Bring your dancing feet and enjoy some tasty treats

Note- the ticket price listed in last weeks newsletter was incorrect.

Cost: $10

Due by Friday, November 2nd to the black box in the front office

Otherwise $15 at the door

Cash  OR  you can pay by check made out to NPX PSO

Please note, this is NOT a costume party


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

Parents/guardians of currently enrolled North Phoenix Prep Students are invited to attend
  • 7th & 8th Grade Wednesday, October 31st 8:30 am
Free Money for our School!
Did you know that you can double or even triple your Community Investment and Tax Credit donations to North Phoenix Prep? Many companies will match your donations to our school through their Corporate Gift Matching Programs.
Simply click on this link, type the name of your employer in the “Matching Gifts” tab, and hit submit to find out if your company offers a Corporate Matching Gifts Program. If your company does have a Matching Gifts program, please submit the appropriate paperwork to your Human Resources department to have your gifts to our school matched. Please contact Jackie Curtis at jcurtis@northphoenixprep.org or 602-404-7414 with any questions.
Having your gift matched is an easy way to increase the impact of your donations to North Phoenix Prep without any additional cost to you. And your support will provide our faculty and students with the resources they need to learn and thrive. Thank you!
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.  Please click here for a listing of our 2108-19 Community Investment campaign donors   as of October 26th.
Gladiator Winter Sports Teams!

Click on the links below to learn about winter sports at North Phoenix Prep

Click on the image to be directed to the Gladiator Athletics Page

Drop-off and Dismissal
Drop-Off:   Please keep in mind that NO SUPERVISION is provided
prior to 7:30 for students with Archway siblings and 7:45 for Prep Students . An increasing number of students are gathering outside the Archway MPR doors prior to 7:30 and/or the Prep academic building prior to 7:45. Please keep your children with you until the correct drop off time.

Pick up : Prep families- please do not arrive on campus prior to 3:25. Arriving early impedes the flow of traffic for Archway dismissal. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

 Another way to help with Drop-Off and Dismissal is to use the carpool option, sponsored by PSO. North Phoenix families can register online for private access to an interactive map that enables you to locate and contact others in the carpool family. 

Great Books Lecture

Great Hearts is delighted to announce that Dr. Joseph Wysocki, the Director of the Honors College at Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina, will be visiting Great Hearts early November. On November 1 st, he will give a lecture on the importance of reading Great Books for our society, and all parents and students of the Great Hearts community are invited. Not only is this a great opportunity for students who are considering Belmont Abbey College upon graduation from Great Hearts Academies, Dr. Wysocki can provide an excellent introduction to the merits of attending any honors college!

Date:    November 1 st
Time:    6:30pm-8:00pm
Place:   Library of Veritas Preparatory Academy
                3102 N 56th St #100, Phoenix, AZ 85018
Parking just off 56 th Street. Entry through front lobby.

Please sign up here if you are planning on attending this event.

Great Hearts Information Night

Tell your family and friends about Great Heart Information Night . A classical, liberal arts education establishes your child in virtue. Visit a tuition-free Great Hearts academy on November 15th (6:00pm-7:30pm) to speak with parents, teachers and administrators about the difference a Great Hearts education can make in your child's life.

Registration requested.

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