THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS!
With only two months to go until our Seniors graduate from New Trier, there is SO much going on for both students & parents! We wanted to highlight some of these important events for you & provide relevant links if you need further information.
Wednesday, April 3, 7:00 pm - NTPA Program for Juniors, Seniors & Parents: Harlan Cohen's College Success Night, Join us for a fun and informative presentation about preparing students for college, given by this successful author of the New York Times Bestseller "The Naked Roommate." Cornog Auditorium - Northfield
Friday, April 5, 12:30-1:30 pm - NTPA Program for Senior Parents: Lunch & Learn with C.L. Lindsay. Mr. Lindsay will be presenting information to our Seniors during the morning about the legal issues facing them now that they're turning 18 and heading off to college. His topics will include fake IDs, sexting, healthcare privacy issues, and other topics relevant to our "emancipated" children. He will then continue this discussion for parents at a lunchtime program located in Room 301 (EPI Center) at Winnetka. Bring your own lunch & get informed
Monday, April 8 - Friday, April 12 - Senior Class Online Auction for Habitat for Humanity. Support the Seniors' efforts to raise money for their class project. Auction items include VIP tickets for graduation, gift cards, sports and concert tickets, sports memorabilia, and other fun items.
Tuesday, April 9 - No School for Seniors
Thursday, April 11, 7:00 pm - NTPA Parent Social Gathering: Our Last Call! Join the NTPA and parents from the Class of 2019 for cocktails and camaraderie as we celebrate Senior year! Bites and beverages will be provided by the NTPA. Principal Denise Dubravec will be our special guest. This event is being hosted at a private home in Winnetka - please check your email for the address. It will be a wonderful time to mingle, share stories and learn about our students' plans for the future.
Monday, April 15 - The big reveal! Seniors will get their invitations to the Class of 2019 Graduation Party and learn the party theme during Advisory.
Thursday, April 18 - The last day of school for Seniors participating in Senior Projects.
GRADUATION YARD SIGNS
It's time to order your Graduation Yard Sign to proudly display in your yard! Signs are $5 each and will be available for sale from now until May 17. Pick-up of signs will occur at the Indian Hill Train Station on May 20-22. Click here to purchase your sign now:
NTPA Yard Signs
Thanks to all of the parents who have already donated or volunteered to help with the Graduation Party! We're still looking for items to be donated for the Raffle and have made it easy for you to donate. Please go to our Amazon wish list and select the item(s) you would like to donate.
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Make sure to indicate that the item should be shipped to the Grad Party address when ordering. For more information, please contact Leslie Graham at
YEAR-END ADVISERY PARTIES
Senior parents will soon be contacted about year-end Advisery parties for each Senior Advisery. Your NTPA Room Representatives are working with the Senior Advisers and students to plan a party for each Senior Advisery. These parties usually occur in the final two weeks before Graduation and are a nice way for our students to say farewell to those who have been in their Adviseries over the last four years. Please watch for emails from your Room Representatives about ways that you can contribute to make the parties successful.
To stay current on upcoming events and take advantage of parent opportunities:
- Bookmark this page.
- Read the regularly updated reminders and materials below
- Check this page throughout the year; it will be updated with new information when available
As always, we are here to help so feel free to contact us at
if you have any questions.
SIGN-UP TO VOLUNTEER
to submit the Class of 2019 volunteer form online. We encourage you to volunteer during your student's senior year! You can spend as little or as much time as possible on a variety of committees.
IMPORTANT REMINDERS AND INFORMATION
Class of 2019 Commencement Extra Ticket Lottery
Families can enter this lottery for a chance to receive one additional graduation ticket.
Only one entry per family will be considered.
The lottery will close on Sunday, March 10 at midnight.
All entrants will be notified of their result by March 15.
New Trier offers a student tutoring program. Students can sign up for a session with a student tutor, and they can also volunteer to tutor other students. Click
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Parent University - Parent Education Programs
Welcome to Parent University, a central location for all New Trier Parent Educational programming including seminars, round tables, coffees and informational meetings. Programming listed here is intended for the New Trier community, and is sponsored by New Trier High School, New Trier parent organizations and various community groups.
to see upcoming events and their descriptions.