Sunday, August 21, 2016

PSO Lunch Service Begins this week

Hot lunches will only available to students who have pre-ordered. Orders must be placed 4 days in advance. Please confirm you placed an order or send a sack lunch with your child.

Read all the details about pre-ordering here: http://npxparents.org/lunch-program/

URGENT - several spots are still open for this week and next. Sign-Up Today!
Please consider volunteering to serve lunch, the PSO can only offer this service to our students with the support of our volunteers.

Q1 Clubs Start Monday Aug 22 - Register Today!

Our faculty has a variety of options for NPX students this quarter, beginning the week of August 22.   For specific extra curricular questions, please email the faculty contact provided.  Open to both high school and middle school students unless otherwise noted.  For all general inquiries and payment plan options, please contact Ms. Harris at kharris@northphoenixprep.org

Registration & Payments are made online, more information coming soon! 

Jupiter is Coming!

NPX has adopted an online gradebook system called Jupiter.  This is a far more intuitive tool for communicating with you about grades and assignments.  We will not be providing live access to student grades, but we will be using this tool for progress reports as well as quarterly and semester grades.  Stay tuned for more details in the weeks ahead.  

1st Progress Reports will go out Monday August 29 from Jupiter. 

Student Planners

The delivery of student planners has been delayed by the vendor. We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused your student. We will distribute them to all students as soon as they arrive. As of now this is estimated to be the week of Aug 29. If you have any questions or concerns please contact tvandeusen@northphoenixprep.org

Traffic Patterns - Pick Up/Drop Off

PLEASE OBEY TRAFFIC LAWS, RIGHT OF WAY, & COMMON COURTESY WHEN NAVIGATING OUR PARKING LOT and ADJACENT STREETS. The safety of our students, their families and our neighboring community is paramount.

School drop off and pick up is outlined on this map with the red arrows.
Please pull up to the front of the lane to drop off or pick up your child. If you need more time to do this, please park in one of the numerous parking spaces.

The Archway and Prep parking lots are separate.

ENTER ONLY at the south end of the parking lot near Sweetwater Rd and EXIT ONLY by the middle gate.

To drop off at Prep and then continue to Archway, you will now have to exit the Prep lot and enter for Archway at their entrance.

Letter from NPX Athletic Director

Dear NPX Community,

Greetings from your new Athletic Director. My name is Joe Page, and it is with great enthusiasm, anticipation, and excitement that I write this letter.

Let me begin by telling you a little about myself. I have a Bachelors of Business Administration degree from Texas A&M University. Immediately following college, I worked for six years for the YMCA in both Houston, Texas, and here in Scottsdale. I served as a Youth Sports Supervisor as well as the Youth and Adult Sports Program Director. Following this, I worked overseas for 17 years in several different capacities. During my entire time overseas, I was very actively involved in starting, overseeing, coaching, etc. in a variety of youth sports programs and organizations. Upon returning to the US, I immediately became involved in more of the same and was working in the Paradise Valley school district as an English teacher. When I heard about the AD job at NPX, needless to say, I was more than intrigued and excited. I have always loved working with sports and especially with youth sports programs and organizations.

Junior College 101 is underway!

Miss Smith met with the junior class during Lyceum on Thursday this week to introduce College 101, a program and curriculum designed to provide students with structure and support throughout the college research, application, and admissions process.

Our meetings will usually run 12:15-1:15 pm, with students bringing lunch to our designated room. Room assignments may vary according the requirements of the given topic and classroom availability, but will always be announced prior to the meeting and posted in 4th period classrooms. Students were divided into two groups of approximately 16 students, Alpha (which meets on Tuesdays) and Omega (which generally meets on Thursdays, but occasionally joins Alpha for a Tuesday session). All College 101 dates for the first semester are posted on the College Counseling Calendar.

CTCL College Fair - Aug 31

Attention High School Students. You are invited to attend the Colleges That Change Lives College Fair
When - Wed, August 31, 7pm – 9pm
Where Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort Salons ABE, FHJ 11111 North 7th Street Phoenix, AZ 85020 map

Learn more about this event here

Upcoming Events

Events Calendar

  • Tuesday, August 23
    • 12:15pm - College 101 - Alpha & Omega
  • Monday, August 29
    • Progress Report Q1-P1
  • Tuesday, August 30
    • 12:15pm - College 101 - Alpha
  • Wednesday, August 31
    • 7:00pm - CTCL College Fair
  • Thursday, September 1
    • 7:45am - Used Uniform Closet
    • 8:15am -Headmaster Coffee - 6th Grade Parents
    • 12:15pm - College 101 - Omega
    • 4:30pm- MS Volleyball @ Anthem
  • Friday, September 2
    • R & R Weekend - No Homework!
  • Monday, September 5
    • No School: Labor Day 

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Headmaster Letter

Dear North Phoenix Families,

Thank you for a wonderful first week of school!  It has been such a joy to have students back on campus.  I have been pleased to see so many students being receptive and charitable to one another, and to see our incredible teachers engaging the students with good will.  Thank you all!

Curriculum Night Thursday Aug 18

NPX will be hosting its annual Curriculum Night on Thursday, August 18th.  This special evening is your opportunity to walk through a day in the life of an NPX student and meet your student’s teachers.  We will begin in Building G promptly at 6:00 p.m.  You are encouraged to arrive early in order to pickup your schedule and find a seat.  We will hear from the PSO, our Director of Academy Giving, and go over the schedule for the evening.  We will also have tables setup for our special programs like clubs and college counseling so that you can ask questions and get more information.  

Cross Country Practice Starts Mon Aug 15

Practices for HS and MS will start the morning of Monday, Aug 15th.

HS will practice Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 5:47am-7:25am

MS will practice Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 6:12am-7:25am

Updated Homework Club - Quarter 1

NPX Homework Club 2016-2016  

PART I DAY and PAYMENT options 
Option 1: 1 day per week - $80
Option 2: 2 days per week - $160
Option 3: 3 days per week - $240
Option 4: 4 days per week  - $320
Option 5: 5 days per week  - $370

Please note that no refunds will be granted for withdrawals. Payments for the club are made quarterly.

Space is limited! Openings will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.


PART II: DESCRIPTION 

Quarter 1 Extra Curricular Opportunities!

Our faculty has a variety of options for NPX students this quarter, beginning the week of August 22.   For specific extra curricular questions, please email the faculty contact provided.  Open to both high school and middle school students unless otherwise noted.  For all general inquiries and payment plan options, please contact Ms. Harris at kharris@northphoenixprep.org

Registration & Payments are made online, more information coming soon! 

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

School Starts August 10

We are looking forward to seeing you all on Wednesday August 10. Please be rested and ready to learn. School starts promptly at 8:05 am. The first few days school is back in session, we suggest planning for extra time at drop off and pick up. It is important your child be on time and present in class, attendance will be monitored very closely. See you soon!

Aug 9: Back-to-School Orientation

STUDENT ORIENTATION: TUESDAY AUGUST 9th 

  • 6th grade and students new to North Phoenix Prep - 9am to 11am 
  • Returning students 11am to 3pm - open-entry/open-exit 
Please take note of services available between 10am and 12pm
Pick up supplies, get finger printed, join the PSO, sample lunches, pick up used uniforms.

The orientation will be brief. Incoming students and their parents should arrive 10-15 minutes before the beginning of their orientation session. We will start with a brief informational from Headmaster Weinhold. The students will be dismissed immediately following the presentation to their homerooms. (A listing will be available that day to instruct the students where to find their rooms.) Uniforms are not required. Once inside their homerooms, students will be given their class schedules, locker combination, and lock. Teachers and staff will be there to help students find lockers, and navigate through their schedule.

New Student Orientation Aug 9

The faculty and administration are eager to meet you at tomorrow's New Student Orientation! Students are invited to bring their school and locker supplies. After the orientation has concluded, students and parents will have the opportunity to set up lockers and continue to familiarize themselves with the campus. While you are here, please don't hesitate to ask questions. We are delighted to have the opportunity to help you and your student get off to a smooth start to the year.

Welcome Letter from Headmaster Weinhold

If you missed the welcome letter sent out last week you can read it here

Monday, August 8, 2016

Back-to-School Year Bookfair

Back-to-School Year Bookfair:
August 5 - 10

Back to School Bookfair: August 5th – 10th
Bookfair ID: 11926128

On-Campus: August 9th, 10am – Noon 

Please mention Bookfair ID: 11926128
at Barnes & Noble Desert Ridge 21001 N Tatum Blvd Phoenix, AZ 85050
Or Visit bn.com/bookfairs to support us online from 8/5/16 to 8/10/16 by entering Bookfair ID 11926128 at checkout.
A percentage of your Barnes & Noble purchases will benefit North Phoenix Prep!

Print the Classics to Keep book list

PSO Lunch Service

PSO volunteer lunch service begins Monday August 22nd. Online lunch ordering will open August 11th Thursday. Please read the details of how to order here.

9th Grade Retreat


The 9th grade class will be travelling on their retreat to Tonto Creek August 15th to 17th. The cost is $140 per student you can make your payment now on our new payment portal.

9th Grade NPX Students

You are invited to the 9th grade retreat to
Tonto Creek Camp

Depart campus 8:30 am Monday August 15th, return 2 pm Wednesday August 17th!
$140 includes:
  • Transportation, 2-night stay and 6 meals
  • 6 Outdoor STEM units taught by Tonto Creek Counselors
  • Team Building with Freshman Class and High School Teachers
  • Introduction to College Counseling with Miss Smith

Register here by Friday August 12th!

Direct inquiries to: lsmith@northphoenixprep.org

NPX Homework Club Beings August 10

NPX Homework Club
Homework Club is a place for North Phoenix Prep students to complete homework, receive peer tutoring, or quietly socialize in a structured, supervised environment.  The program runs every school day beginning immediately after school through 5:00 PM, excluding half days and holidays.  Please note: All students who are not enrolled in an extracurricular activity or Homework Club need to be off-campus by 3:30 pm.

Volleyball Tryouts August 11

Volleyball Tryouts are August 11 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Read the following message from Coach Covely.

Monday, August 1, 2016

2016-2017 Calendar Changes

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have had to make a few changes to our school calendar.  Our most recent and updated version of the calendar is on our website, and it includes these schedule changes. These changes match those made to the Archway North Phoenix calendar.

Please note the following changes that were made to the calendar:

Anton Uniforms

Uniforms: Our uniform vendor is open through August 20th, at 3539 West Bell Road (in the Savers Plaza on the southwest corner of 35th Ave and Bell). Uniforms are also available online at Anton Uniforms. However, we strongly encourage you have your child try sizes on the first time you shop. After August 20th, uniforms will only be available at the South Scottsdale Store.

Payment Portal & Athletic Registration

Beginning with the 2016-2017 school year, NPX will no longer accept payments in the school office.

All payments for extracurricular, field trips, athletics, field trips, etc. will be collected by credit/debit card through our online registration and payment portal.

Student supplies and workbooks are now available. Pre-order now, pick up at orientation.

 More details to follow soon...

School Books & Supplies

You can print the Classics to Keep list and take it to any bookseller. For your convenience, you can use the NPX Amazon Store to order books and supplies.

School Supply List: The supply list describes general and grade-specific supplies. This list is subject to change prior to the start of school and teachers might request additional supplies.

School Distributed Materials: NPX will have student workbooks, recorders for music class, paintbrushes for art class, and student planners available during the Back-to-School Orientation, or from the school office.
  • All Middle School students must use the NPX student planner.
  • 7th & 8th grade students will need a soprano recorder.
  • 8th & 11th grade students will need a paint brush set.
Locks: The school provides locks for student use. PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE A LOCK FOR YOUR CHILD. HE/SHE WILL ONLY BE PERMITTED TO USE THE LOCKS PROVIDED BY THE SCHOOL.


Textbooks: Students will receive their textbooks the first day of school. Textbooks must be covered by Monday, August 15 – no exceptions. Book covers may be cloth or paper. Gladiator Book Covers are available to purchase from the school for $1 each. These will be available at the orientation event.

If the cost of books, supplies or uniforms presents a financial hardship for your family, please fill out this Request for Assistance form

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Sports Physicals


Appointment times are full - if you did not sign up, please visit your physician for a physical. 

Sports Physicals are required to participate in all Gladiator Athletics. Please schedule a visit with your family physician to have this form filled out prior to participating in any athletic activities. 


Uniform Dress Code Review

Before you shop, please review the Updated Uniform Dress Code for 2016-2017. There are a few changes for the 2016-2017 school year, please verify prior to shopping. Changes to footwear affect all students. Other uniform changes only apply to the Junior Class.
  • We have 2 changes to the footwear portion of our uniform dress code.
    1. Top-siders (boat shoes) are no longer an option.
    2. Middle school students (grades 6, 7, 8) will have the option to wear plain, black sneakers. They must be free of all colors. Logos that are black are acceptable. Must be black shoe-laces. The all black policy will be strictly enforced as part of the dress code.
  • Please view the examples of acceptable and unacceptable footwear prior to making a shoe purchases.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Book Fair at Barnes & Noble

End of the Year Bookfair:
June 1st – 6th

Please mention Bookfair ID: 11869732
at Barnes & Noble Desert Ridge 21001 N Tatum Blvd Phoenix, AZ 85050
Or Visit bn.com/bookfairs to support us online from 6/1/16 to 6/11/16 by entering Bookfair ID 11869732 at checkout.
A percentage of your Barnes & Noble purchases will benefit North Phoenix Prep!

Print the Classics to Keep book list


Please mention Bookfair ID: 11869732 Or Visit bn.com/bookfairs to support us online from 6/1/16 to 6/11/16 by entering Bookfair ID 11869732 at checkout, a percentage of your Barnes & Noble purchases will benefit North Phoenix Prep!Download the Book-Fair flyer

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Final Grades

Final grades will be available Friday June 3. You will receive an email with instructions about how to view them.

Textbook Collection

Teachers will be collecting textbooks this week. Please help us by making sure your child returns all school issued materials by Friday May 27th. All damaged and missing materials are subject to charge. When applicable, replacements are preferred. If you are aware of missing or damaged materials, please contact Ms. VanDeusen to assist you in finding a replacement.

Early Releases and Finals Schedule

Please note North Phoenix Prep is on an early release schedule Tuesday May 24 - Archway is a full school day.
Students should be in full uniform for the remainder of the school year, this includes the 8th grade promotion and awards ceremony.

Finals Schedule: 

  • Tuesday, May 24 - Final Exams Period 1&2
  • Wednesday, May 25 - Final Exams Period 3&4
  • Thursday, May 26 - Final Exams Period 5&6
  • 8:05 - 10:05 First Exam
  • 10:05 - 10:30 Break/Study
  • 10:30 - 12:30 Second Exam

Last Day of School May 27

  • 8th Grade Promotion and All School Awards Ceremony
  • followed by Rocket Launch
  • 10:00am to 12:30pm

Yearbooks are Here!

Students who pre-ordered yearbooks will recive them on Wednesday afterschool. We have a short supply of yearbooks in stock for those who still want to purchase one for $35.

Uniform Donations

  • Is that skirt, sweater, pullover, pair of pants/shorts a little too small for next year?
  • Is your child not returning to NPX for 2016-2017?
Please consider donating uniforms, and drop off before school ends on Friday.
We are in very short supply of all girls items.

Lost & Found

Please remind your child to check the lost and found this week! We will be discarding and donating all items left in the lost and found after Friday 12:30 pm

Physicals & Immunization Reminder

In preparation for the 2016-2017 school year we recommend you schedule your child for a visit with their family physician. Athletes must have a recent physical examination and some students may be due for immunizations before starting school. 

In accordance with Arizona State Law (A.R.S 15-872), students must have proof of all required immunizations, or a valid exemption in order to attend school.
It is also a requirement for 6th grade students, 11 years and older to receive the Meningococcal and Tdap vaccine. The Meningococcal vaccine provides protection against the meningitis bacteria and the Tdap vaccine provides protection against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough).
Please provide updated immunizations to the school health office as soon as possible. It is recommended that you schedule an appointment well in advance for your child to receive the necessary vaccines prior to the beginning of the new school year.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Mrs. Krich, school nurse.