Friends of Northside Events

2018/2019

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, Grace Sawin (database),

C

Back to School Night

September 12, 6:30pm

Provide refreshments in the cafeteria; staff informational table during event w/flyers.  

Steve Karall, Tina Knight

C

Prospective Student Open House

November 5, 11am-2pm

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

Matt Schecter, Layhao Diep-Chung, Jennifer Blitz

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 21, 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, Jennifer Blitz

C

Parent Education Seminars/FAN

TBD

Schedule presentations about issues relevant to NCP parents.

Lauri Schwegel, Miriam Disman

C

Prospective Incoming Freshman Welcome

March xx

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

Steve Karall, Grace Sawin, Jennifer Blitz

C

Spring College Fair

April 18 @ NCP

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

Sameera Pendyala,

C

New Student Registration

April x, Saturday am

Staff informational table while incoming freshmen select their classes.

Grace Sawin,Jenny Hasler

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.

Janice Cody(awards committee), Seetha Thotakura, Layhao Diep-Chung

C

Graduation Reception

June 11, 7pm

Organize and serve light refreshments following the graduation ceremony.

Sameera Pendyala, Tina Knight

C

Eblast

Year round

Compose weekly email newsletter.

Debra Swan, Sue Kawecki

C

Dance & other chaperones

Year round

Supervise chaperones for various events.

SignUp.com

C

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.

Jeri Higgins, Grace Sawin,

C

Graphic Designer

Year round

Graphic needs for marketing and support.

C

Facebook, social media

Year round

Maintenance.

Grace Sawin

C

First Fridays

Year round

Preside over monthly parent coffee gatherings.

Grace Sawin

C

Office Bulletin Board

Year round

Update events on board.

??

C

Parent Night Out

Sept. 28 & Spring?

Organize group social outing for parents.

Jenny Hasler, Michele Sparks

C

FON Connect (NeonCRM)

Year round

Maintenance.

Grace Sawin, Betty Lin, Seetha Thotakura

C

Athletic Boosters

Year round

Support athletic teams and coaches

Mike Hughes, Steve Karall

C

Gala

March 10 @ Chicago Cultural Center

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

Debra Swan, Matt Schechter, Peter Beale-DelVecchio

C/F

Cubby Walk (FON)

May xx

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

Elizabeth McManus

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, Peter Beale-DelVecchio

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

Peter Beale-DelVecchio

F

Auction @ Gala

Year round

F

Grantwriting

Year round

F