February 20, 2018
"The slightest knowledge of a great book is better than the greatest knowledge of a slight book" ~Thomas Aquinas
In this issue:
  • Headmaster Letter
  • Important Dates
  • Uniform Sale
  • Father Daughter Dance
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Spring Sports
  • Yearbook
  • Tax Credit
Headmaster Letter
Dear North Phoenix Prep Families,

This past week our Seniors greeted me with a poetry recitation. "Would you like to hear a poem?" one of them excitedly inquired. "Why yes, of course!" was my somewhat surprised reply. Little did I know that this lyrical benediction was being given to passers-by all across our fair campus. My poem certainly brightened my day, and I was even more encouraged to witness Mr. Fleming happily leading his class in this creative assignment.

This cheerful moment in the life of our school exemplifies one of our  Philosophical Pillars , i.e. that teachers lead students through intelligence, charisma, humor, integrity, and example. Our model for this teacher-student mentorship is Socrates. Though he was not fully appreciated in his own time by his own city, Socrates inspired his students to love wisdom and to strive toward virtue. Not every moment can be as full of glee as our impromptu poetry recitations last week, but our belief is that love and friendship will, over time, transform the souls of our students and lead them toward the True, the Good, and the Beautiful. 

As we charge forward into another action-packed week, allow me to share a brief poem that I admire, "Anecdote of the Jar" by Wallace Stevens:

I placed a jar in Tennessee,
And round it was, upon a hill.
It made the slovenly wilderness
Surround that hill.
The wilderness rose up to it,
And sprawled around, no longer wild.
The jar was round upon the ground
And tall and of a port in air.
It took dominion everywhere.
The jar was grey and bare.
It did not give of bird or bush,
Like nothing else in Tennessee.

Let's have a great week, Gladiators!

With Devotion,
Headmaster Weinhold
Important Dates
  • Friday, February 23rd- Headmaster Coffee with 11th & 12th Grade parents/guardians
  • Saturday, February 24th - Father Daughter Dance - North Phoenix Gym
  • Friday, March 2nd- 7th Grade Field Trip to AZ Science Center
  • Friday, March 2nd - Headmaster Coffee with 9th & 10th Grade parents/guardians
  • Tuesday, March 6th - 10th Grade Field Trip to the Renaissance Festival
  • Friday, March 9th - Headmaster Coffee with 7th & 8th Grade parents/guardians
  • March 12th - 16th No School- Spring Break
  Used uniform sale this week!
After school-Wednesday & Thursday 3:45-4:30
In front of the Prep Educational Building Entrance
south side of campus

Father - Daughter Dance Saturday 2/24/18- 7PM
Tickets HERE

Volunteer Opportunities
Please sign up to monitor morning recreation- 7:30 am - 8:05 am Morning Volunteers
There are still a few spots open for lunch volunteers. 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm. Lunch Volunteers
Spring Sports
Spring sports are now underway!

The payment portal is now open for all those who have registered for Spring Sports.

Please follow the appropriate link below:

North Phoenix Prep Yearbook Preview!
This year’s yearbook is titled Spectatus, representing an esteemed Gladiator whose valor had been proven beyond a doubt. We wanted to honor the fact that this year we will have our first graduating class who have proven to be remarkable individuals. This yearbook is filled with wonderful memories of our school year, and includes some new, special sections for our first senior class.

Be sure to order a yearbook so you can enjoy all these memories with your classmates at the end of the year and for many years to come. The deadline to  order yearbooks online  will be until 11:59pm on March 16.
If you've yet to make your Tax Credit contribution to North Phoenix Prep, there's still time. You have until April 15, 2018 to make this important contribution to our school and still receive your contribution back as a dollar-for-dollar credit. If you have any questions, please contact Jackie Curtis at 602-996-4355 or jcurtis@northphoenixprep.org. 

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