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Welcome to the NTPA!

 

It seems odd that spring, a time of new beginnings, is when we find ourselves starting to say goodbye as our time here on the NTPA board comes to an end. But, that is where we find ourselves. While we are looking forward to new beginnings on whatever paths our students are about to embark, it is bittersweet leaving behind this truly incredible community that we have been part of for the last four years.

We would like to express our sincere and great appreciation to the many people who have contributed to the NTPA this past year:

Denise Hibbard, Paul Wachtler, the NTPA Executive Board, Mary Timko, Mari Plotnik, Lori Goldstein and the parents who serve on the Class Executive Boards.

We wish the best to Brooke Conkey and Leslie Bond who will be assuming the rolles of Co-Presidents for the 2014-15 school year.

Welcome to the class of 2018! We wish you a successful 4 years of high school, filled with challenges, growth, friendship and excitement.

Congratulations to the Class of 2014. May you always remember "To commit minds to inquiry, hearts to compassion and lives to the service of humanity."

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New Trier Parents' Association, 385 Winnetka Ave., Winnetka, IL 60093-4295

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IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS

PROGRAMS for PARENTS 

JUNIOR PARENTS PROGRAM

"College Admissions 101: What's the Right Fit for Your Student?"he Right Fit for Your Student?"
Wednesday, March 5, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. @ Cornog Auditorium, Northfield 
Just in time for those Spring Break college tours, discover what kinds of students that different kinds of schools are seeking from our panel of local admissions officers. Officers will include representatives from a highly selective private university, a large flagship state university, a regional private university, a small liberal arts college and a community college. Moderated by New Trier's Post- High School Counseling chair James Conroy.

NEW THIS YEAR! New Trier High School is now an annual sponsor of all FAN programs. Don't miss these other top researchers and thinkers: David Sheff on addiction (Feb. 5), Sheila Heen and Doug Stone of the Harvard Negotiation Project on receiving praise (March 11), Alice Waters on food (April 8), Hilary Levey Friedman on competition (April), Carol Dweck on mindsets (May 9), Temple Grandin on autism (Spring date TBD). Prepare to be amazed.

MISSED A PROGRAM? Most NTPA, ECGC and FAN parent programs have been videotaped and posted on these groups' websites. Find the links in the right-hand column of your monthly NTPA eNews.

NTPA TRANSFER FAMILY COMMITTEE
Have you recently moved into New Trier Township? The NTPA Transfer Family Committee hopes to ease the transition for families new to the community. Please contact
 Jennifer Bisceglia for more information.

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International Exchange Students

Become a host family or an exchange student. Find out more about going abroad or hosting a foreign student. Or contact  Athena Arvanitis, New Trier's Director of Student Life, or  Beth Drucker via email or call Beth at 847-256-2676 to learn more about hosting or becoming an exchange student. If you are not able to host, but know someone who might consider it, please pass on this information

 NTPA Program Archive

Many NTPA programs are videotaped and available for viewing online (click here for the updated software) or parents may borrow videotapes by contacting Mari Plotnik, NTPA Secretary, by email or 847-784-2202.

Teens and the Law: A Candid Discussion about Teenage Driving, Drinking and Drugs. Recorded October 24th, 2012

 

From the NTPA Presidents

Dear New Trier High School Parents:

Spring At Last!

It seems odd that spring, a time of new beginnings, is the time when we find ourselves starting to say goodbye as our time here on the NTPA comes to an end.  But, that is where we find ourselves. While we are looking forward to new beginnings on whatever path our students are about to embark, it is bittersweet since it means leaving behind this truly incredible community that we have been part of for the last four years.

We would like to express our sincere and great appreciation to the many who have contributed to the NTPA this past year:        

Denise Hibbard, the Winnetka Campus Principal, who in her first year as principal, has been invaluable to our organization with her enormous support.  Paul Waechtler, the Northfield Campus Principal, who helps make the freshman year experience so successful for not only the students at Northfield, but also for the freshman class co-chairs.

The NTPA Executive Board, a dedicated group of people who have worked tirelessly to bring the staff, parents and students of New Trier events, programs, publications and the student directories, designed to enrich their New Trier experience.

Mary Timko and Mari Plotnik, who are always there to help us in whatever way we need them.

Lori Goldstein, our Board of Education Liaison.

The parents who serve on the Class Executive Boards.

And finally, to the hundreds of parents who serve as Adviser Room Representatives, the chaperones for school dances, the volunteers at other school events or programs, and all 2014 graduation party volunteers.

We wish the best to Brooke Conkey and Leslie Bond who will be assuming the roles of Co-Presidents for the 2014/15 school year. 

Welcome to the Class of 2018!  We wish you a successful 4 years of high school, filled with challenges, growth, friendship and excitement.

Congratulations to the Class of 2014.  May you always remember "To commit minds to inquiry, hearts to compassion and lives to the service of humanity."

It has been a wonderful experience serving this past year as the Co-Presidents of the NTPA and the three years before that as the Class Co-Chairs, making friendships and memories that we will always treasure.

NTPA Co-Presidents, 

Linda Ball and Courtney Nigro Fitzgerald 

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