Friends of Northside Events

2017/2018

Event

Date

Friends of Northside Committee Description

Chair(s)

Cat.

Freshman Parent Welcome Night

August 23, 6pm

Provide refreshments (water & cookies); staff table with laptops available for directory input during event. FON Pres & LSC Chair speaks

Steve Karall, Bernadine Pickett, Grace Sawin (database), Nancy Lowenthal (refreshments)

C

Back to School Night

September xx, 6:30pm

Provide refreshments (during kids’ lunch period); staff informational table during event w/flyers.  

Steve Karall, Nancy Lowenthal

C

International Potluck

October xx, before FON/PN meetings, 6-7 pm

Organize parent potluck featuring cultural dishes.

Steve & Rachael Kim

C

Prospective Student Open House

November x, 11am-2pm

Organize informational open house for middle school students who are considering applying to NCP.

Matt Schecter, David Rosengard, Layhao Diep-Chung

C

Parent Education Seminar: College Process        

November xx, 6:30-7:30pm

Organize parent panel to share perspectives on the college application process.

Kelly Zehfuss

C

Teacher & Staff Appreciation

December xx, 8am-2pm

Dec Buffet: Organize breakfast and lunch items donated by parents.  Held in Faculty Lounge. May Teacher Appreciation week

Nancy Liljedahl, Jill & Dan Cartalucca

C

Parent Education Seminars/FAN

TBD

Schedule presentations about issues relevant to NCP parents.

Miriam Disman

C

Prospective Incoming Freshman Welcome

March xx

Reception for admitted students.  Staff informational table at event.  Provide cookies & water.

Steve Karall, Bernadine Pickett, Grace Sawin

C

Spring College Fair

April x @ NCP

Provide venue & refreshments for college fair co-hosted with Von Steuben. Location rotates among the 3 schools.

Michele Sparks, Sameera Pendadyala, Bernadine Pickett,

C

New Student Registration

April x, Saturday am

Staff informational table while incoming freshmen select their classes.

Grace Sawin, Steve Karall

C

Junior Book Awards & Reception

June x, 8-9:30am

Organize ceremony and reception for event where colleges award honorary books to select members of the junior class.  Need to grant access to committee members for directory.

Mignon Fulton (awards committee), Seetha Thotakura, Layhao Diep-Chung

C

Graduation Reception

June 11, 7pm

Organize and serve light refreshments following the graduation ceremony. Have cupcakes or more cakes to enjoy; maybe have catering company involved to serve.

Elizabeth McManus, Sameera Pendyala

C

Eblast

Year round

Compose weekly email newsletter.

Nancy Lowenthal, Anne Marie Cook

C

Dance & other chaperones

Year round

Supervise chaperones for various events.

SignUp.com

C

Spiritwear/Rokkitwear

Year round

Coordinate online spiritwear sales and support Saddle Shop (Ms. Cirrincione).

Shirley Roman; David Rosengard

C

Faculty Lounge Committee

Year round

Organize and maintain faculty lounge supplies such as coffee, tea, paper goods.

Eileen Moran, Layhao Diep-Chung,

C

College Ambassadors

Year round

Solicit parent greeters to welcome college representatives and escort them to their location to talk to NCP students.

Dawn Zarembski (Franke), Sameera Pendyala

C

Website, email support

Year round

Maintenance.

David Gunkel, Grace Sawin,

C

Graphic Designer

Year round

Graphic needs for marketing and support.

Cliff Questel

C

Facebook, social media

Year round

Maintenance.

Grace Sawin

C

First Fridays

Year round

Preside over monthly parent coffee gatherings.

Grace Sawin, Nancy Lowenthal

C

Office Bulletin Board

Year round

Update events on board.

??

C

Parent Night Out

Winter? Spring?

Organize group social outing for parents.

Nancy Lowenthal

C

FON Connect (NeonCRM)

Year round

Maintenance.

Greg Wojcicki, Grace Sawin, Betty Lin, Elizabeth McManus

C

Athletic Boosters

Year round

Support athletic teams and coaches

Darcy DeWolfe, Steve Karall, Elizabeth McManus, Thea Yosowitz, David Rosengard

C

Gala

March 10 @ Chicago Cultural Center

Organize event, including silent and live auctions; Fund A Need

Caryn Brissman, Jennifer Campion

C/F

Cubby Walk (FON)

May xx

Support FON as it organizes walkathon from NCP to Cubs game at Wrigley Field.

Elizabeth McManus, David Rosengard

F

Annual Appeal (FON)

Spearheaded in fall but continues all year.

Support FON as it solicits donations for NCP from the NCP community.

Nancy Liljedahl, Matt Schechter, Michele Sparks, Sue Moulton

F

Buy A Brick

2x Year

Coordinate ordering and installation of commemorative bricks for the NCP garden. Order form up all year but only 2 order periods per year.

Elizabeth McManus & Steve Karall

F

Corporate Sponsorship

Year round

F

Auction @ Gala

Year round

F

Grantwriting

Year round

F