Friday, September 4, 2015

SAVE THE DATE: Costco Fundraiser!

Saturday, October 3rd , 2015 from 8-10:30 a.m. 
480-375-2850-Heather or Jeff 

  • Spread the word! The more people that help to represent your school, the better for your school. Bring your friends, neighbors, teachers, family, etc.,
  • Not A Costco Member? We have a special promotional rate for NEW Members to sign-up. Anyone can attend the event, but keep in mind that anyone shopping this day must be a Costco Member to shop. *New Members will receive up to a $20 Costco Cash Card. *This is a special event promotion and huge savings! 
  • Come do your weekly shopping at this event and help your school earn much needed supplies! We will have the school wish lists available to you. 
  • For every *$75.00 spent this day (*excluding gas, Costco cash card purchases and online purchases), Costco will donate a ream of paper to that school. It adds up in the end! Total reams of paper donated to participating schools from the Spring event was 1,236 reams of paper, that’s 4 full pallets of paper! Wow!!!! 

Free at the Event for Everyone: 

  • Food demonstrations and sampling will be available throughout the day from our bakery, deli and food court. 
  • We will have complimentary refreshments. 
  • Brand New: Download the Free Costco App today and get up to date information on Everything Costco! You can do anything from shopping online, to refilling prescriptions to getting our coupon items on the Costco App. Also, you can download the Costco Cookbook from the app. 

*Additional information: Please promote the cash cards and membership to all, this is a huge savings that is NEVER offered in the warehouse.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Join Us for Curriculum Night

Curriculum Night will take place on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 6:00 PM for Middle School and High School.

School Pictures: Tuesday September 8, 2015

Please note the date change for School Picture Day, it is September 8. Please be sure your child is dressed in correct uniform attire that day (well, and every day). Forms will be sent home with your child. If you need an additional copy, please ask Mary Brems in the front office.

Forgotten Lunch Boxes

Beginning Monday August 31st, any lunch boxes/bags that are in the “Lost” area will be thrown away. If your child has a missing container, please have them search the lost area in the corner of Building H before the end of day, August 31. Going forward we will discard forgotten lunch containers bi-weekly.

Lost Books and Bookbags

Students must keep their books with them or secure them in their lockers and all back packs must be kept inside lockers – not on the floor or on top of their locker. When NPX staff see books or book bags on the floor, ground, or on top of the lockers they will be removed and put in the school office – Room 601. The cost of books, book bags, and supplies are just too expensive to take a chance they will be taken. We take the items for their safety and safe return to students. A detention may occur to regular offenders.

Lanyards & Name Tags – Middle School Only

PLEASE note that lanyards and name tags are part of the uniform for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. It is a violation of school policy for any middle school student not wearing a complete uniform. You can find the NPX uniform policy on the first few pages of the student planner or in the Family Handbook.
If your student loses either the replacement cost is:
  • Name Badge only - $3 
  • Lanyard only - $5 
  • Both - $8 
Students will not be reissued a replacement without payment.

Custody Papers

Please review your agreement and be sure we have the most up-to-date custody and court paperwork.

If there are custody agreements for a student, please make sure the front office has a copy of the agreement showing who has the power over the student’s education decisions. If you have legal custody of a student who may be a niece/nephew, grandchild, friend, etc., the front office and Great Hearts need legal court documents to show this custody. We cannot accept hand-written notes from parents that are notarized or any other non-legal documents.

If you have any questions regarding the above, please let Mrs. McHenry know and she can refer you to the person at Great Hearts who can help.

Immunizations - FORM

At age 11 children must have Meningococcal and Tdap immunizations. If your child has not had these shots and they have recently turned 11, please make arrangements to have this done immediately. If you choose a personal exemption, you must complete a new form each school year.

It is imperative to have all documentation into the school by October 9. If forms are not received by the school, your child(ren) will not be allowed to attend school after November 1.

Our nurse, Erin Krich, is currently going through student files verifying immunizations on each student. She will be contacting you over the next few weeks if your student is missing information.

New Emergency Medical FORM

It has come to our attention that the Emergency Medical Form you all filled out with your Enrollment Packet or Re-Enrollment Packet is not totally sufficient for giving proper care to your children. Please take a moment to complete the newly updated Emergency Medical form and bring it into the office. Either you or your child may drop it off in the School Office.

Hearing & Vision Screening

During the week of September 14, Mrs. Krich, our school nurse will be conducting hearing and vision screening on all 6th grade students, 9th grade students and any student regardless of grade who is new to NPX this year. She be screening students on the following schedule:
  • Monday, September 14, all 6th and 9th grade students. 
  • Tuesday, September 15, new 7th, 8th, & 10th grade students. 
  • Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of that week she will seek out the students who were not available on Monday or Tuesday.


We ask you to complete this form because it is extremely important to providing NPX with reimbursements on technology that we can then spend directly on student learning!

What is E-Rate? E-Rate is the commonly used name for the Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund. The program provides discounts to assist schools and libraries in the United States to obtain affordable telecommunications and Internet access. It is one of four support programs funded through a Universal Service fee charged to companies that provide interstate and/or international telecommunications services. This program has helped Great Hearts Academies to receive a 40% reimbursement for internet and 20% reimbursement for phones. Over a year, this adds up to quite a bit of savings for each academy. 

Why do we need to collect these formsWithout the completed forms and information requested, we are unable to collect funding under E-Rate. This is free money that can help NPX to significantly cut costs for internet and phones.