Friends of Northside Events
Friends of Northside Committee Description
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),
Back to School Night
September 12, 6:30pm
Provide refreshments in the cafeteria; staff informational table during event w/flyers.
Steve Karall, Tina Knight
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
Parent Education Seminar: College Process
November xx, 6:30-7:30pm
Organize parent panel to share perspectives on the college application process.
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
Parent Education Seminars/FAN
Schedule presentations about issues relevant to NCP parents.
Lauri Schwegel, Miriam Disman
Prospective Incoming Freshman Welcome
Reception for admitted students. Staff informational table at event. Provide cookies & water.
Steve Karall, Grace Sawin, Jennifer Blitz
Spring College Fair
April 18 @ NCP
Provide venue or refreshments for college fair co-hosted with Von Steuben. Location rotates among the 3 schools.
New Student Registration
April x, Saturday am
Staff informational table while incoming freshmen select their classes.
Grace Sawin,Jenny Hasler
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
June 11, 7pm
Organize and serve light refreshments following the graduation ceremony.
Sameera Pendyala, Tina Knight
Compose weekly email newsletter.
Debra Swan, Sue Kawecki
Dance & other chaperones
Supervise chaperones for various events.
Faculty Lounge Committee
Organize and maintain faculty lounge supplies such as coffee, tea, paper goods.
Eileen Moran, Layhao Diep-Chung,
Solicit parent greeters to welcome college representatives and escort them to their location to talk to NCP students.
Dawn Zarembski (Franke), Sameera Pendyala
Website, email support
Jeri Higgins, Grace Sawin,
Graphic needs for marketing and support.
Facebook, social media
Preside over monthly parent coffee gatherings.
Office Bulletin Board
Update events on board.
Parent Night Out
Sept. 28 & Spring?
Organize group social outing for parents.
Jenny Hasler, Michele Sparks
FON Connect (NeonCRM)
Grace Sawin, Betty Lin, Seetha Thotakura
Support athletic teams and coaches
Mike Hughes, Steve Karall
March 10 @ Chicago Cultural Center
Organize event, including silent and live auctions; Fund A Need
Debra Swan, Matt Schechter, Peter Beale-DelVecchio
Cubby Walk (FON)
Support FON as it organizes walkathon from NCP to Cubs game at Wrigley Field.
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
Buy A Brick
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
Auction @ Gala