Friends of Northside Events 2020-2021

C= Community event      F= Fundraising event

Event

Date

Friends of Northside Committee Description

Chair(s)

Cat.

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

C

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

C

Parent Night Out

Sept. XX & Spring?

Organize group social outing for parents.

Jenny Hasler, Diane Gallaher

C

Annual Appeal (FON)

September XX- January XX

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

Matt Schechter, Linda Weil-Silk

F

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

C

Parent Education Seminar: College Process                

November XX 6:30-7:30pm

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

Janice Cody,

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

Kathy Irwin, Christine Lee

C

Parent Education Seminars

TBD

Schedule presentations/speakers about topics relevant to NCP parents.

Seetha Thotakura

C

Spring Benefit - Chair

March XX @ Dank Haus, Sept Start

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

Matt Schechter

C/F

Spring Benefit – Solicitation Committee

March XX @ Dank Haus, Sept Start

Organize event, including gathering donations from businesses, parents, etc for auctions.

Help Needed

F

Prospective Incoming Freshman Welcome

March XX

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

Kristen Werries Collier, Seetha Thotakura

C

Spring College Fair

April XX

Provide venue or refreshments for college fair.

Janice Cody, Seetha Thotakura

C

New Student Registration

April XX, Saturday am

Staff informational table while incoming freshmen select their classes.

Matt Schechter, Seetha Thotakura

C

Cubby Walk (FON)

May XX

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

Dawn Zambreski, Christine Lee

F

Graduation Reception

June XX, 7pm

Organize and serve light refreshments following the graduation ceremony.

Jenny Hasler, Seetha Thotakura

C

Buy A Brick

Year Round

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

Janet Jasmer

F

Eblast

Year round

Compose and distribute weekly email newsletter.

Tracy Shields, Amy Hayden

C

Dance & other chaperones

Year round

Supervise chaperones for various events.

Help Needed

C

Faculty Lounge Committee

Year round

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

Janice Cody, Kathy Irwin

C

College Ambassadors

Year round

Solicit parents to create welcome bags for college representatives.

Janice Cody,

Seetha Thotakura

C

Website, email support

Year round

Maintenance.

Jeanne Dilger, Julie Schaul

C

Graphic Designer

Year round

Graphic needs for marketing and support.

Help Needed

C

Facebook, social media

Year round

Maintenance.

Diane Gallaher, Claire Shingler

C

First Fridays

Year round

Preside over monthly parent coffee gatherings.

Kim Moran, Janice Cody

C

FON Connect (NeonCRM)

Year round

Maintenance of constituent records in FON Connect.

Allyn Okun

C

Athletic Boosters

Year round

Support athletic teams and coaches

Mike Hughes, Mike Moran

C

Corporate Sponsorship – Spring Benefit/Cubby Walk

Year round

Reach out to large corporations and small business related to sponsorship of events.

Linda Weil-Silk

F

Grant Writing/ Diamond Project

Year round

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

F

Alumni and Prospective Parent Liaison

Year round

Serve as liaison for both alumni parents and prospective parents to connect with FON.

Grace Sawin

C

Junior Book Awards & Reception

On Hiatus

Organize ceremony for event where colleges award honorary books to select members of junior class.  

On Hiatus

C