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DEADLINES & IMMINENT EVENTS
Sept 29 Fall Concert Series 7pm
Oct 04 Orchestra & Wind Ensemble 7:30pm
Oct 06 Concert & Symphonic Band 7:30pm
Oct 08 Campus Clean-Up 9am-12pm
Oct 10 Teacher In-Service Day no school for students
Oct 20 PFC Meeting 9am Lecture Hall
CLICK HERE to read the new PFC President's letter
Campus Clean-Up Day
Saturday, October 8
Campus Clean-Up Day is coming and we need adult volunteers and donations! Our clean-up is part of the City of Walnut Creek's Community Service Day and we have BIG plans to beautify our campus. Come work alongside our 400+ student volunteers to weed, mulch, paint, and plant new trees!
Click here for ADULT Volunteer SIGN-UP
If you can't be there to help, please sign up to donate food or water for our volunteers. Northgate students do not need to sign-up in advance.
If you have specific DIY skills or equipment, we especially need you! Let those weekend warrior experiences pay off for our school! Please click here to send an email to Julie Chesnutt if you are interested.
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Don't forget to Sign Up!
The school directory will be published in late fall. Have you signed up yet? If you haven't had a chance to enter your information, please click here.
Northgate is offering advertising in our Parent/Student Directory to local businesses. This directory is the go-to source for connecting students and families via phone numbers/emails, etc. It also contains useful information pertaining to the school and staff. This is a great way to promote your business and give back to the school. Please email Joanna Sibley if you are interested.
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Northgate Education Fund UPDATE
The Northgate Education Fund is our Parent Faculty Club's sole fundraiser for the 2016-17 school year. Your generous contributions to this fund support important components in your child's education--including technology, additional class sections, counselors, and much more. The Fund's Goal for this year is $140K. We are currently $20K short of our goal and we need your support.
Many of you made a mental note at registration to go online to contribute to the Fund. This is your gentle reminder to do so, and that we still need and appreciate your contribution! Every student benefits from your Education Fund contribution and 100% goes back into the school.
Please follow this link to the Parent Faculty Club WebStore. If your company matches charitable donations, email us and double your contribution!
Thank you for making a difference!
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The PFC is in the process of filling the roles of the standing committees and the executive committee. Some of you have already experienced the benefits of volunteering at Northgate and may want to continue in your current role, some might want to try something new. We would also like to welcome the newest families and ask if there is a particular interest for your volunteerism.
We have a few “retirees” on the Executive Committee, whose positions must be filled for a successful 2016-2017 school year. Those positions are President and a co-chair for the Education Fund. While these positions generally require more hours, the remaining Committee members and the Northgate Administration Team make the job easy!
Please email which committee interests you. If you would like to co-chair with a friend, email both names together. Have fun and get to know the students, staff and other great parents through volunteering!
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10 Parents needed for
Northgate’s WASC Report
2 one-hour Wed-afternoon meetings per month
from April, 2016 to February, 2017
The accreditation by the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC) is used by schools to monitor student learning and set school improvement goals. ACS WASC accreditation is an ongoing cycle of quality. Schools assess their program and the impact on student learning with respect to the ACS WASC criteria and other accreditation factors.
Every six years, accredited schools conduct a self-study and host a self-study visit. The self-study process culminates in the refinement of a schoolwide action plan. Throughout the accreditation cycle, schools are expected to address the schoolwide action plan and demonstrate evidence of acceptable student achievement and school improvement.
For Northgate, this ACS WASC process will assist us as we engage in an in-depth look at what currently exists and what needs to be improved upon in relation to student learning on campus. We need parents, along with teachers and students, to be a part of this year-long endeavor as we go through our self-study.
Please consider this important parent representation to better Northgate’s future for our students and community. Contact Jon Fey for meeting information.
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