Greetings from the NTPA Class of 2020 Board!
As the excitement and challenges of junior year continue during second semester, the NTPA and New Trier are here to help!
- Our juniors will be graduating from New Trier before we know it! Planning for the
Class of 2020 Graduation Party is underway. Click
for details on the many ways you can help make this a memorable event for all graduating seniors next year. Please respond by Friday, April 26.
- The third and final Junior Parent Coffee will be held on the evening of
Wednesday, May 1, 7:30-9:00 pm. The topic is
Finding The Right Fit for Your Student: Post-High School Planning Tools . Enjoy a cup of coffee or glass of wine as Bob Zigmund (post-high-school counseling) and Melissa Duffy (career services coordinator) describe resources available to students, including college counseling, career search tools, and internship opportunities. See your email for location and additional details
Thursday, April 25, at 7:00 pm in Room C234 (Northfield campus) , the NTPA welcomes Nancy Doyle, who will give a presentation on Helping Your Teen Establish a Foundation of Financial Literacy. Click
here for the flyer.
- Parents of juniors were asked to complete a
Parent Recommendation Form
and submit it to their student's post-high school counselor. If you have not yet completed this form, you can find it on the
(look under "Document Links").
To stay current on upcoming events and take advantage of parent opportunities:
- Bookmark this page.
- Read the regularly updated reminders and materials below.
Grateful for your participation in our parent community,
Important Reminders and Information
If you missed the NTPA's Junior Parent Coffee in October, you can view the slides
Option for Adviser Room Breakfast treats: Don't want to stop at Panera or Dunkin Donuts before school? New Trier Food Service offers Classroom Catering for Adviser Room Breakfasts on Fridays. Donuts, bagels, fruit, and more are available. Students may pick up before 8 am in the cafeteria and use their student ID for payment. To place an order, use the Classroom Catering order form on the New Trier Food Services website (click
and scroll to the bottom of the page). Questions? Call Pia Fazio at (847) 784-2288.
An Open Letter to College Applicants (and Their Parents)
by Paul Franz
A "Fit" Over Rankings: Why College Engagement Matters More Than Selectivity
white paper by Challenge Success
TED Talk: How to Raise Successful Kids-Without Over-Parenting
by Julie Lythcott-Haims
How to Help Teenagers Quit Vaping
by Jan Hoffman
Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?
by Jean Twenge
I Used to Be a Human Being
by Andrew Sullivan
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.