Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Back to School


 Greetings North Phoenix Prep Families,
The first day of school will soon be upon us! Please note the following information to make sure your student is prepared-


Campus sneak peek- August 8th or 9th 1 pm-4 pm

·         Volunteer Fingerprinting: August 8 from 1 to 3 pm.   All volunteers must have a fingerprint card on file with the school office.

   Uniforms-
   Please review the uniform policy here

·           Our PSO will be having an used uniform sale August 8th from 1pm-4pm
  Take advantage of great deals on gently used uniforms!

·            Anton Uniforms Temporary pop-up store-Phoenix location: 3539 W Bell Road 

This store will only be open from July 7th- August 19th. After that date, all of these uniforms will return to our Tempe store.


   Update your student’s library by purchasing their Classics to Keep at the Barnes and Noble Book      Fair: Aug 6- 9

   21001 N. Tatum Blvd. Ste. 42
   Phoenix, AZ 85050 2017-2018
   480-538-8520
Book fair ID#12173456


·           FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
  The school day begins at 8:10am and will end at 3:20pm. Full uniform is required for the first day.     Parents and students, please be aware that students should be in their classrooms at 8:05 am so             instruction can begin promptly at 8:10am.
  • CONSUMABLES AND SUPPLIES

   North Phoenix Prep faculty create supplemental materials for certain courses.   As with our Classics    to Keep books, we strongly encourage families to purchase these workbooks, which are essential        for some of our classes.  Once purchased, these materials will then be distributed to the students at      school.
  Consumables
  Please click here to ensure that your students have everything they need for the first day of school.     Be sure to choose Middle School or High School Family Contribution according to your student’s       grade level.

  Supplies
  View and print the Supply List – please note additional items might be added by teachers during        the first weeks of school.
  • DROP OFF AND PARKING                                                                                                         Review our drop off procedures here and take a look at our parking map here


     Parking passes
     Students who park on campus must obtain a parking pass. Please see Mrs. Swart in the front office      to pick up the required forms. Parking is limited to the student area.

  • LUNCHES

     Students may pack a lunch or support our PSO by ordering lunches through Great Hearts boonli


      Please direct any technical inquiry about the lunch program to support@orderlunches.com 

Monday, July 31, 2017

Lunchtime at NPX!

Dear North Phoenix Prep Families,

We hope you’ve been having an amazing summer! As another school year approaches, we wanted to tell you about some changes you may notice when using the Greathearts/Orderlunches ordering/payment platform this year. First, the service we use, Orderlunches, is now called Boonli. While the software has a new name, the platform still provides the same secure and time-saving features, but with some additional benefits:

·        Starting in early fall, the platform will be mobile ready! Once that update goes into effect, you will be able to log in from anywhere – smartphone, tablet or computer – and order school lunches. The platform saves you valuable time and makes finding what you’re looking for even easier.
·        You’ll discover a new way to order with color-coded features, so at-a-glance you can see how many items are in your cart, what orders have been placed and the total number of users with an order each day.
·        Like always, you’ll be able to star favorite items, so the platform will automatically select them every time they are offered.
·        After saving an order, if you’d like to copy that order to other users it’s as easy as a click of a button.
·        Navigation is simple – just click on the menu icon in the upper left-hand corner to open up tabs to your order history, profile, program information and help menu.

As a reminder, to access the platform visit http://greathearts.boonli.com. The first time you visit a tutorial will pop-up to offer a quick and guided walk through. The platform is very user-friendly and intuitive and we think you’ll love how easy it is to manage your orders and payments.  Ordering will be open on August 10th

New users will also need a password: NPP14

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Enjoy the final weeks of summer!

Michelle Stelnik

North Phoenix Prep Lunch Coordinator

Fall Sports!

Greetings Gladiators,

The 2017 Fall Sports Season for both MS and HS is right around the corner. We will be forming the following teams:

Middle School: (Includes 5th-8th Grade)
·         Boys and Girls Cross Country
·         Boys 11 man tackle Football
·         Girls Volleyball

High School:
·         Boys and Girls Cross Country
·         Girls Volleyball

Try-outs
Try-outs dates will be announced by the end of this week. All athletes must register at the below given link and turn in all of the proper forms prior to tryouts.

Practices
Practices for the all teams will begin the week of Aug. 14 upon completion of tryouts. Exact practice dates, times, and locations will be given as soon as they are finalized.

Registration
Use the following link to register:  Fall Sports
If link does not work, please go to – northphoenixprep.greatheartsacademies.org then athletics then registration.

Link to download and print the physical form: 2017-2018 AIA Physical Packet

For all High School Athletes only – link for concussion training:

If the physical and/or the concussion form do not work, please go to – northphoenixprepathletics.org then forms.

It’s important that this registration happen prior to tryouts as it contains documents that need to be signed. If this is not completed before tryouts, unfortunately the athlete will not be able to participate in the try-out.

We are looking forward to having as many students as possible participate. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions and . . . GO GLADIATORS!!!


Joe Page | Athletic Director
C: (602) 885-6924 | E: Joe Page

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Headmaster Letter

Dear North Phoenix Prep Families,

We are almost ready for the start of school!  As you are no doubt making your own preparations for the coming school year, I thought I'd share how our great-hearted teachers are preparing to teach your young scholars.

New faculty and staff began their training on July 10th at New Faculty Orientation, during which time they learn more about the Great Hearts mission to cultivate the hearts and minds of students through the pursuit of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty.  In addition, they receive intense practical training on Socratic teaching, classroom management, assessment strategies, and loads of other pragmatic elements.  This training lasts several weeks.

Then there's the Great Hearts Summit, an annual convention of sorts, which is held for all faculty and staff at Grand Canyon University tomorrow.  Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Scott Crider from the University of Dallas, and our topic is Classical Rhetoric: the Art of Language.  We will also discuss Martin Luther King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail" -- one of the finest letters in the American rhetorical tradition.  We also have breakout sessions on specialized topics in the afternoon. This is just one of many ways in which Great Hearts faculty pursue Truth, Goodness, and Beauty together.

On Tuesday, all North Phoenix faculty and staff begin our in-service training.  In addition to preparing our classrooms and curricula, our faculty will meet with subject and grade teams, receive CPR certification and emergency response training, discuss strategies for students with disabilities, and learn new systems and procedures for our campus.

Why do we make all of these preparations?  Because we are passionately committed to the mission of cultivating our student's hearts and minds.  Because this work is more than just a job; it's a calling. And because we genuinely love to teach our students.  We can't wait to see you on August 10th!

With Devotion,

Headmaster Weinhold

P.S.  Have you seen our traffic pattern for the new campus?

Parking Map

Our new campus has more parking spaces than any other Great Hearts Academy!

To see how we've divvied them up, please refer to the map below: