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Walnut Creek, CA 94598

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May 31  Senior Projects
Jun 01  Seniors Projects
Jun 05  Seniors Baccalaureate 4-5pm
Jun 10  Last Day of School


Sunday, June 5 @ 4:00pm
Northgate High School Gymnasium
Reception to follow in the Forum

We are in need of food donations and volunteers on Sunday, June 5. Sign up via the Sign-up Genius link:

Request for Food Donations and Volunteers for Baccalaureate

  • Seniors: Please arrive by 3:30 outside the gymnasium wearing your cap and gown. Tassels should be on your right.

  • Parents: Doors open at 3:30. Please arrive early to take your seats before 4:00. Seating is bleacher style on a first come, first served basis. Limited handicapped seating is available. There will be no entry/exit to seating in the gymnasium during the processional/recessional.

The Baccalaureate ceremony is part of the Northgate graduation tradition. It is a non-religious event featuring musical performances, reflections from members of the senior class and an inspirational guest speaker. There will be an informal reception in the forum following the ceremony. All graduating seniors, their family and friends are invited. No tickets are required. Invitations were mailed to all senior families in early May.

Questions - Lisa Lamm or Rochie Gonzalez.

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GRAD NIGHT needs your HELP!

It takes hundreds of volunteers in order to put on an event like Grad Night for your Senior. Will you please consider how you can help and SIGN UP today on Sign-Up Genius

Our fundraising dollars are $1500 short this year. This money is extremely important to help cover the costs of grad night especially for those students who need a little help in order to attend. Can you please consider making a tax deductible donation to sponsor the event? Click here to donate.

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Senior Project
Volunteer Judges Needed!

Tuesday, May 31 1pm-3pm
Wednesday, June 1 1pm-3pm
at Northgate HS

We are looking for community volunteers to judge Senior Projects. Please take a moment to consider being part of this worthwhile endeavor—all are welcome—past NGHS students, present and past parents of NGHS students, friends and neighbors of the NGHS community.

These oral presentations are a vital component of the Senior Project, a graduation requirement of all Northgate students. It consists of three parts: a research paper, a tangible project on which students receive advice and assistance from an adult mentor and an oral presentation to a panel of judges including 2 community volunteers, 2 NGHS teachers and 2 juniors at NGHS.

All presentations take place on campus during the two afternoons. We are asking you to commit to one or both of these afternoon sessions. You would arrive at Northgate at 12:55 and your responsibilities should be complete by 3 PM. Please reply via email Mary Jo Leary or contact David Wood directly.

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2016-2017 PFC Board
Parent Volunteers Wanted!

Click here for list of positions

The PFC is beginning 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, Vice President – Parliamentarian, Treasurer, 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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Grad Night Registration

Check out our Grad Night Webpage for all of the necessary information.

Senior parents: If you are not receiving eblasts specific to seniors, please click on upper left link "Register for Northgate eNews or Daily Bulletins." Then complete the form and check the box "Class of 2016 (Seniors)" under Email lists.

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Northgate Education Fund

Please support continued excellence at Northgate

High quality schools are a primary reason most of our families choose to live in the Northgate area, and we ask that you support the Education Fund in order to maintain and enhance the excellence at Northgate High School. The Northgate Education Fund is the PFC’s primary source of funds to bridge the gap between public funding and the true cost of the full educational experience we want for our students.

The Education Fund is the PFC’s primary fundraiser for the school year. Every student benefits from your Education Fund donation and 100% goes back into the school.

The encouraged donation for 2015-16 is $350 or more per student. With a donation of $350 or more you will be part of Northgate’s Education Fund Donor Circle:

  • Bronco Level     $350 to $624
  • Crimson Level   $625 to $1,249
  • Gold Level        $250 to $2,499
  • Honor Society   $2,500 or more
  • Donor Circle donors will receive special acknowledgement in PFC Publications and a window decal.

Your donation funds Technology purchases, the College and Career center, licensed on-site support counselors, on-site computer technician, extra class periods, teacher training and development, and more.

Education Fund Honor Roll for 2015-2016:
Click here to see donors for the 2015-16 school year

Make sure your name is on the 2015-2016 Honor Roll:
Contribution Form or Parent Organizations-PFC Webstore

For more information, view the PFC budget online, or contact Betsy Ortiz, Dee Dee Robillard, or Tricia Zucker, Education Fund Co-Chairs, at

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PFC Meetings
9am-Lecture Hall 7pm-Library

CLICK HERE for Minutes.

05/19/16 7:00 pm