Friends of Northside Events 2020-2021
C= Community event F= Fundraising event
Friends of Northside Committee Description
Freshman Parent Welcome Night
August XX, 6pm
Provide refreshments (water & cookies); staff table with laptops available for directory input during event. FON Pres & LSC Chair speaks
Jennifer Blitz, Matt Schechter
Back to School Night
September XX, 6:30pm
Provide refreshments in the cafeteria; staff informational table during event w/flyers.
Kristen Werries Collier, Jennifer Blitz
Parent Night Out
Sept. XX & Spring?
Organize group social outing for parents.
Jenny Hasler, Diane Gallaher
Annual Appeal (FON)
September XX- January XX
Support FON as it solicits donations for NCP from the NCP community.
Matt Schechter, Linda Weil-Silk
Prospective Student Open House
October XX, 11am-2pm
Organize informational open house for middle school students who are considering applying to NCP.
Brad Hack, Seetha Thotakura
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 XX, 8am-2pm
Dec Buffet: Organize breakfast and lunch items donated by parents. Held in Faculty Lounge. May Teacher Appreciation week
Kathy Irwin, Christine Lee
Parent Education Seminars
Schedule presentations/speakers about topics relevant to NCP parents.
Spring Benefit - Chair
March XX @ Dank Haus, Sept Start
Organize event, including silent and live auctions; Fund A Need
Spring Benefit – Solicitation Committee
March XX @ Dank Haus, Sept Start
Organize event, including gathering donations from businesses, parents, etc for auctions.
Prospective Incoming Freshman Welcome
Reception for admitted students. Staff informational table at event. Provide cookies & water.
Kristen Werries Collier, Seetha Thotakura
Spring College Fair
Provide venue or refreshments for college fair.
Janice Cody, Seetha Thotakura
New Student Registration
April XX, Saturday am
Staff informational table while incoming freshmen select their classes.
Matt Schechter, Seetha Thotakura
Cubby Walk (FON)
Support FON as it organizes walkathon from NCP to Cubs game at Wrigley Field.
Dawn Zambreski, Christine Lee
June XX, 7pm
Organize and serve light refreshments following the graduation ceremony.
Jenny Hasler, Seetha Thotakura
Buy A Brick
Coordinate ordering and installation of commemorative bricks for the NCP garden. Order form up all year but bricks are delivered and installed in the spring
Compose and distribute weekly email newsletter.
Tracy Shields, Amy Hayden
Dance & other chaperones
Supervise chaperones for various events.
Faculty Lounge Committee
Organize and maintain faculty lounge supplies such as coffee, tea, paper goods.
Janice Cody, Kathy Irwin
Solicit parents to create welcome bags for college representatives.
Website, email support
Jeanne Dilger, Julie Schaul
Graphic needs for marketing and support.
Facebook, social media
Diane Gallaher, Claire Shingler
Preside over monthly parent coffee gatherings.
Kim Moran, Janice Cody
FON Connect (NeonCRM)
Maintenance of constituent records in FON Connect.
Support athletic teams and coaches
Mike Hughes, Mike Moran
Corporate Sponsorship – Spring Benefit/Cubby Walk
Reach out to large corporations and small business related to sponsorship of events.
Grant Writing/ Diamond Project
New athletic field. Working with administration to prepare fundraising proposal to Diamond Project. May include gathering community support and meeting with potential stakeholders.
Christine Lee, Peter Beale- Delvecchio, Mike Hughes, Matt Schechter
Alumni and Prospective Parent Liaison
Serve as liaison for both alumni parents and prospective parents to connect with FON.
Junior Book Awards & Reception
Organize ceremony for event where colleges award honorary books to select members of junior class.