Greetings from the NTPA Class of 2020 Board!
To stay current on upcoming events and take advantage of parent opportunities:
- Bookmark this page.
- Read the regularly updated reminders and materials below.
- Attend the NTPA program
Movin' On Up
on Thursday, April 13, from 7:00-8:30 pm, in the Gaffney Auditorium at the Winnetka campus. It's a great opportunity for you and your freshman to start thinking about the transition to Winnetka next year.
- Save the date for the final Freshman Parent Coffee-an evening event on Wednesday, May 3, at 7:30 pm. Details coming soon!
Grateful for your participation in our parent community,
Ami and Sally
Important Reminders and Information
Movin’ On Up: What Parents Need to Know About the Transition to Sophomore Year
April 13, 7:00-8:30 PM, Gaffney Auditorium, Winnetka Campus
Freshman parents are invited to join Winnetka Principal Denise Dubravec, the
Sophomore Adviser Chairs, and a panel of current students to learn more about
the opportunities and experiences available to students at the Winnetka
campus. The panel presentation and Q&A will be followed by tours of the
campus led by Student Ambassadors. Students are welcome to attend with their
parents. Presented by the Class of 2020.
NT Social Service: Volunteering and Leadership Opportunities
At the Freshman Parent Coffee on February 22, the NTPA Class of 2020 Board hosted the faculty sponsors of NT Social Service, Spiro Bolos and Dan Lawler. They described NT's Social Service program, which offers highly flexible volunteering options for students as well as opportunities to join the board and take a leadership role. Board members meet daily during 9th period; this takes the place of an elective in the student's schedule. For more information, visit the
Social Service Board blog
watch a video
of the presentation.
When registering for classes each year, students, parents, and advisers consider the complete experience each student hopes to have at New Trier. This
explains that planning process. For additional context, check out the profiles New Trier compiles of its graduating classes. Filled with interesting and useful information, these profiles present details on classes (and levels) taken by the graduates, colleges attended, and much more. See the
Class of 2016 Profile
for in-depth information about New Trier's most recent graduating class.
I Used to Be a Human Being
by Andrew Sullivan
Connecting With Sherry Turkle: My Q and A With the Author of Reclaiming Conversation
by Arianna Huffington
Teachers, Parents Often Misuse Growth Mindset Research, Carol Dweck Says
by The Hechinger Report
Former Stanford Dean Explains Why Helicopter Parenting Is Ruining A Generation of Children
by Emma Brown
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.