From our PFC President...
Northgate is a great school. Why? It’s because of its people, from the principal to the parents to the custodians. How do I know this?
- Last year, Patrick unlocked my daughter’s sticky locker every time she asked (and she asked a lot) always with a smile. Love that guy!
- Officer Cantillon, our Walnut Creek Police Department School Resource Officer, spends her time educating and counseling the students in her kind, straight forward, no nonsense way. She loves what she does and it shows.
- Ms. Spradley the biology teacher, a particular favorite of my daughter, teaching students to love science.
- Principal McAlister, whose focus on student achievement exists within every goal he makes for Northgate, spreading through the Parent Faculty Club, the Booster groups, and beyond to our community.
We want all children to do their best, achieve the greatest, and be the best they can be. To support this, we need funds and volunteers.
The Northgate Education Fund helps students beyond what Mt. Diablo Unified School District can provide, by funding the salaries for College and Career Counselors; a full-time, on-site Computer Technician, and full-time, on-site Student Support Counselors. They also fund Naviance, critical teacher development, and much more. Take a look at where the money will go this year: 2015-2016 Budget
Northgate Education Fund is recommending a $350 donation, or whatever you can give. Don’t forget Corporate Matching Funds, which is an easy way to double your contribution. There are also Gift Cards for purchase or ShopWithScrip, Say “Northgate” when you buy at Sports Basement. Sign up for Safeway or other stores on eScrip, or Target debit REDcard, or SmileAmazon.com. Make sure “Northgate High School” is the recipient for the donation. Ask your relatives to do the same. It’s easy and it supports our students.
You may be surprised how many volunteers we have and how critical they are. Thousands of combined hours are spent making sure our students have every opportunity of involvement in our school and community. Volunteering is the best way to understand the ambiance of Northgate. Contact our Volunteer Coordinator for opportunities.
Parent Faculty Club meetings are every 3rd Thursday, alternating between mornings and evenings so everyone can come. You will be provided updates on Northgate’s important issues and events, and help determine this year’s spending.
All of our time and effort makes Northgate what it is but let’s not forget the students! They have created a place where there is an atmosphere of acceptance and accomplishment, a real community within itself that thrives on knowledge.
Yes, Northgate is a great school!
Northgate High School