Friends of Northside Events

2018/2019

Event

Date

Friends of Northside Committee Description

Chair(s)

Cat.

Freshman Parent Welcome Night

August 20, 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 11, 6:30pm

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

Steve Karall, Tina Knight

C

Prospective Student Open House

October 20, 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 7 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 xx @ Von Steuben

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.  

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

C

Graduation Reception

June 10, 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

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 parents to create welcome bags for college representatives.

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, Elizabeth McManus

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 8 @ Dank Haus

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

C= Community event

F= Fundraising event