March 4, 2019
“Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens.” ~ Epictetus
In this issue:

  • Headmaster Letter
  • Re-enrollment
  • 10th Grade Field Trip
  • PSO Meeting & Events
  • Spring Festival!
  • Student Spotlight
  • Yearbook
  • Prom
Upcoming Dates

  • 3/7/2019 10th grade field trip to Renaissance Fest
  • 3/13/2019 Early Release 2:10 pm
  • 3/14 PSO Meeting 7 pm
  • 3/18- 3/22 No School Spring Break
  • 3/24 PSO dine out at Chipotle
  • 3/30/2019 Spring Festival

Headmaster Letter

Dear North Phoenix Prep Families,

I recently came across  this article  by Jeff Haden in Inc. magazine. The article cites a recent Johns Hopkins study of skills practice. It turns out that the  way  we practice is even more important than  how much  we practice. That's important to keep in mind as our students are completing homework, studying for exams, and participating in classes. "Most people simply repeat the same moves," writes Haden. "Like playing scales on the piano, over and over again. Or going through the same list of vocabulary words, over and over again." But the researchers at Johns Hopkins found that "if you practice a slightly modified version of a task you want to master, you actually learn more and faster than if you just keep practicing the exact same thing multiple times in a row." The implications for this concept are wide-ranging, so be sure to check out this important article.

With Devotion,
Headmaster Weinhold
Re-Enrollment Begins Today!

Please update and carefully review all the guardians and parent contact information in the enrollment Parent Portal when filling out the registration packet. This will help ensure the most valid data for export back into PowerSchool for next year and for the academy to contact at any time if needed. 
10th Grade Field Trip!

Huzzah! The 10th grade field trip to the Renaissance Festival will take place on Thursday, March 7. Please register your student HERE
no later than Monday, March 4th. The cost is $25 for transportation and admission to the festival. In addition, please make sure your student brings:

• A sack lunch or money to buy lunch
• Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen)
• Water bottle
• Optional: money to buy souvenirs

Students may also bring a cell phone to communicate with chaperones.

There will be pre-planned meet ups for certain events and to check in with chaperones. So long as someone in the group has access to a cell phone, it will be fine if your student does not have a cell phone. Students may wear jeans/nice pants and athletic shoes but must wear a uniform top for the trip.
Take the Credit-   A friendly reminder that contributions to the Arizona Public School Tax Credit are due by April 15, 2019
Your dollar for dollar Tax Credit contribution will support our qualified extra-curricular, athletic programs, clubs, field trips, and character-building programs. 100% of all Tax Credit gifts stay at North Phoenix Prep.
We are currently at 51% of goal…and every credit counts!
NPX PSO Meeting

March 14th, 7 pm

On campus, in the North Phoenix Prep MPR

Chipotle Dine Out! Sunday, March 24th 4 pm - 8 pm
Chipotle 4622 E. Cactus Road
Spring Festival!
Announcing Festus Vernum
March 30th 4 pm - 8 pm

This year’s Spring Festival attractions will include a laser tag maze, zipline, defender dome dodge ball, human foosball, 26’ climbing mountain, 24’ slide, bounce houses, carnival games, and more! 

Thru March 24, take advantage of online pre-sales pricing: purchase HERE

Student wristbands: $15/child with a cap of $45/family (3 children or more); no charge for children under 4 years of age or younger; adults free 

Adult zipline pass: $5/rider

 Food truck vendors: Chef Wade’s East Coast Joe’s Mama’s Dogs, Mein Man, Ava’s Kettle Corn, Kathy’s Cupcakes, and Shanny’s Frozen. Questions? 

All PSO Parent Mixer!

Saturday, 4/13, 5-9 PM, Mostow Home, More details coming soon!
Student Spotlight

Our very own Owen Donsker is currently performing the lead role of Evan in the musical 13 at Spotlight Youth Theatre!

Follow this LINK to read a review of 13 by Gil Benbrook with Talkin' Broadway
(ticket information is included in the review)
Time is running out to purchase your students yearbook! Sales end March 15th!
 Click on the button above to purchase.
High School Junior and Senior Students! Save the Date for Prom 2019
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