Dear Northgate Families,
Thirty years ago I entered Northgate as a senior and this year I return as the new PFC (Parent Faculty Club) President. I find it crazy how life happens! I would first like to welcome all of the new families to the Northgate Community and welcome back all of those that return. After only being on the job for 3 ½ weeks, I know I have a lot to learn. But I also know how lucky my daughter is to attend a high school with such passionate students, teachers, staff, and parents. The Northgate Community is like no other and I am so very proud to be a part of it.
The Northgate Education Fund is the primary source of funds to bridge the gap between public funding and the current, true cost of the full educational experience we want for our students at Northgate High School. Every student benefits from your Education Fund donation and 100% will go back into the school.
The encouraged contribution for 2016-17 is $350 or more per student. We understand that each family’s situation is different. Our goal is to have 100% participation from Northgate families, regardless of the dollar amount of the donation. No amount is too small and every dollar makes a difference for our school. If you would like to donate click here. There is also an option to make your donation in installments (10 installment credit payments over a 10 month period of time are auto charged. i.e. For a donation of $350 - Your credit card will be charge $35 per month for 10 months). Your donation funds Support Counselors 5 days/week on campus, a College and Career Center secretary, an on-site Computer Technician, extra class periods, technology for our students, teacher training, development, and more. View the PFC 2016-17 budget on the PFC website.
For our PFC to be effective and truly representative of the school, everyone’s participation is essential. Many parents feel that they cannot participate in the PFC because they are unable to attend meetings or be on campus during the school day. I want everyone to feel that they are part of the Northgate Community. Whether you have 30 minutes or several hours, your ideas, your time, your talents and simply your VOICE is truly needed. There is no way that I can do this on my own. Endless possibilities are available for you to help. The first thing that you can do is attend the next PFC meeting, which is taking place this Thursday, September 8th at 7:00 pm in the library.
Keep in mind that by volunteering at our school you can accomplish things that truly make a difference. We want to create Happy - Healthy - Innovative students, teachers, staff, and parents. What better way to show our kids how important their school is than by showing up? We have many ways in which Moms, Dads, Aunts, Uncles, Grandparents and Businesses can contribute to the Northgate Community. Research shows that students whose parents are involved in their education have better grades and fewer disciplinary problems. Please consider volunteering, it really does make a difference in the lives of all our students!
I would like to thank you in advance for your support. If you have any questions, or would like to share some ideas or thoughts, please do not hesitate to contact me or any member of the PFC Executive Board. Have a wonderful school year and I look forward to seeing you at our first PFC meeting this Thursday, Sept. 8th @ 7pm!
Northgate High School PFC President, 2016-2017
firstname.lastname@example.org, 925 899-4664
Proud mom of Jordan (10th grade) and Paige (8th grade)