Interim Principal: Kathy Summers - ksummers@newtechhigh.org
Assistant Principal: Riley Johnson - rjohnson@newtechhigh.org
Academic Specialist: Peter Abboud - pabboud@newtechhigh.org
Parent Bulletin Coordinator: Ramon Baeza - rbcalderon@newtechhigh.org

Parent Club Leaders: ppc@newtechhigh.org
Susan Bouwer, President - sbnv@att.net
Beth Fitzgerald, Vice President: beth@fitzgeraldonline.com
Sherill Goyot, Secretary: sherellguyot@aol.com
Peter Mylnar, Treasurer: pwmp@comcast.net
Robert Vega, Latino Community Representative:
robertvega67@yahoo.com
Marylene Gray, Latino Community Representative: marygray777@att.net
Lady Bruce Jamison, Volunteer Coordinator: junktheillness@gmail.com

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Message from the Principal

Hello Everyone,

Thank you to all of the parents who attended Parents on Campus Day, October 6th.  We will have our Spring Parents on Campus Day, Wednesday, April 15th, so please mark your calendars now.

It seems that this year is flying by.  The second grading period for Fall Semester is just around the corner.  Although the grading period ends on October 24th, I would recommend that students have their target date as October 20th to have all work completed and turned in to their teachers.  You should receive grade reports sometime during the first week in November.  The last grading period will end December 12th.  These grades will be semester grades, not progress report grades and will be reported on the student transcript.

As you know, New Tech High will be searching for a permanent principal.  The search will begin next week and will continue until the position has been filled by the most qualified candidate.  To that end, I will be reducing my days at New Tech to three a week, in an effort to remain here until the end of the school year, if need be.  Thank you for your continued support.

Fondly,
Kathy
Interim Principal

Magnum Cum Laude Wine Auction Coming November 1st!

MAGNUM CUM LAUDE WINE AUCTION -- Nov 1-9.  A key fundraiser that directly supports New Tech students and staff is right around the corner!


Parents can help in two ways:

1) Solicit wine donations -- we have received some beautiful donations, but need more in the final weeks before the auction.  
  1. If you have favorite wineries you could ask for donations, please first e-mail Elaine Kearney to check if they have already donated (elaine@kearney.com)
  2. Donation form (required) can be filled out online (www.magnumcumlaude.org) or e-copy attached to this e-mail.
  3. Donations can be scheduled for pick-up by our volunteers or they can be dropped off at Premier Wine Cask, 1710 Soscol Avenue, Suite 2, Napa (POC: elaine@kearney.com)
  4. Please check with Elaine and then contact your favorite wineries TODAY.

2) Attract bidders -- a few days prior to Nov1 start-date, there will be a ConnectEd e-mail to all parents to forward to friends and family. The more bidders we attract, the greater the auction's success!

Don't hesitate to contact me, Elaine Kearney, or Michele Dahlberg (all cc'd above) if you have ANY questions.

Thanks for your help as we all work to support New Tech students and staff!

Best regards,
George

Thank You to our Donors!


A big thank you to all of our families who have donated towards Family Giving this year as of Thursday, October 16th, 2014! We are at 15% participation and are aiming for 100%! Donate today by clicking here.

Salvador Almanza
Sergio & Lucia Arteaga
Alexander Astafyev Astafyev
Amy Berilla
Jim & Terra Borges
Rob & Chris Bosworth
Christopher & Hilary Bosworth
Noe & Tania Briseno
Carollee Cattolioca-Tittle
Theresa Comstock
Suzanne de Wit
Carolyn DeFur
George & Rian Dom
Geoffrey & Cherie DuBois
Alex & Rosario Fernandez
Rocelia Gamboa
Francisco & Martha Garcia
Laura Gazi
Darlene Geraldson
Jorge & Diana Gonzalez
Manuel Gonzalez
Louis & Lisa Gottfried
Carol Hall
Mona Lea & Steven Harrington
Ren & Marilyn Harris
Bettiet Hayes
David & Elaine Kearney
Dean & Wendy LaBerge
John & Betty Mahaffey
Suzanne Meigs
Eric & Annie Mercier
Stefano & Valentina Migotto
Michael & Guille Miller
Robert & Wendi Moore
Steve & Ana Morgan
Aurora Navarro
Julie Neely Callanan
Anthony & Stephanie Nichols
Scott Olson
Jose & Oralia Perez
Mark & Elizabeth Potter
Sarah Pritchard
Luis & Ana Rangel
Tracy Reeves
Deborah Rhoads
Kevin Roberts
Michael & Wendy Rupprecht
Brett Self
Michael & Samantha Smith
James & Cara Stonecipher
Andrew & Jeanne Szmidt
Frances & Lawrence Turner
David & Maria Velasco
George von Klan
Vanessa Waddy
Michael & Amy Walcker
Vince & Julie Waters
Beth Wert
Gary & Denise Wilbanks
Kimberly Yates
Zamira Yernajarova
Midoriya Hills Winery

Leadership Speakers Bureau

Do you have experience in a position of leadership? Do you have a unique perspective on the subject of leadership you think could be valuable to students? I am develop a speakers bureau for our Student Leadership class whereby you may be invited to give a brief presentation and engage them in a Q & A on some upcoming Monday during 7th period (2:10-3:00pm). Interested parents, please complete this brief survey. Thanks!

Fall Late Start Classes

There are still some classes left that students can sign up for that will be starting on October 20 including Vineyard Pruning and Desktop Publishing. See the flyer bellow for more information:
Late Start NVC Classes

Scheduled College Visits

Here is a list of upcoming college visits for this month. The visitors will be in the Cyber Cafe in front of Political Studies.

CollegeRepresentativeDateTime








The Minerva Institute for Research and ScholarshipWill HoughtelingTue October 21, 201412:40 PM


Napa Valley CollegeJulio CazaresTue October 28, 20149:00 AM
  
Academy of Art UniversitySarah Schiff Outreach RepresentativeWed December 3, 201412:40 PM

Naviance Parent Workshops with NCOE

"NCOE has two parent workshops coming up to support your students use of the Naviance tool.  Naviance is the college and career readiness program we are using to help facilitate the college search process and even applying to schools is done through Naviance!  The English workshop will take place on October 29th at 6:00 pm at NCOE and the Spanish workshop will take place on November 12th at 6:00 pm at Puertas Abiertas.  Please see the flyers attached below."

Presentation Panelists Needed

"Attention parents, we are in need of a diverse pool of panelists for student presentations.  The importance of professional presentations can not be measured here at New Tech High.  To become a panelist, it is easy to sign-up.  There is no hounding and staff will provide instructions and guidance in the process.  As well as this, we encourage you to help us build a pool of presentation panelist by asking family, friends, business associates, and other connections!  We appreciate your participation and check out the 2014-2015 Panelist Sign-Up Form to learn more.

Thank you - Assistant Principal Johnson"



Napa Valley College STEM

A representative from the NVC STEM program, Julio Cazares, will be available to see students every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Students can set up an appointment or drop in at the Counselor's office. Here is a Flyer with more information.

Biweekly Donation Request

As the school year enters into winter we have an increased need for several items, at the top of the list are items like tissue paper, copy paper and athletic tape. Any donations are welcome and may be brought to the office art any time. Thank you in advance!

Sign up for Senior Trip!

It's not too late to sign up for senior trip to Southern California! It will be a jam packed weekend with dinner at Medieval Times, a full day at Disneyland, and time at Newport Beach! Pick up a form from the political studies room or print one up from here. Mail the completed form along with payment to the address on the back of the form. 

Email Peter Abboud (pabboud@newtechhigh.org) with any questions!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Message from the Principal

Hello Everyone,

Monday, October 6th is our Fall Parents on Campus Day.  Please join us from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, for the entire day, OR for any part of the day you can.  Lunch for visiting parents and staff will be provided by Friends of New Tech (FONT), so please plan on staying for lunch, so you can visit with staff, students and each other. You may shadow your child all day or attend some of the workshops we have prepared for you.  You may shadow your child or visit other classrooms of your choice.  Let your child know that you will not cramp their style, that there will be many other parents here, as well.  However, if your child is shy about your shadowing them, we will happily pair you with a willing student.  Here is a link to the day's agenda and the workshops available to you.


Saturday, October 4th is our first Super Saturday.  School will be open from 8:00 to 12:30 pm.  Students work on projects and homework.

New Tech High is a fabulous school and I am truly enjoying my time here, as interim principal.

I look forward to seeing you Monday, at school.

Fondly,

Kathy
Interim Principal

Student Achievement

The Napa Valley Community Foundation would like to congratulate 11th grade New Tech High School students, Alexander Dover and Ami Ambu, for winning first and second place in the Napa Valley Community Foundation Khan Academy Scholarship Fund essay contest.
High school juniors and seniors in Napa Valley were invited to answer the question "How will education shape the future of Napa Valley?" Alexander's insightful essay earned him first place and a $2,500 scholarship. Ami's outstanding essay earned her second place and a $1,000 scholarship. Both were recognized at the Napa Valley Community Foundation's 20th Anniversary event with Sal Khan in the Lincoln Theatre on Friday, September 26.
To read the winning essays or learn more about the Napa Valley Community Foundation please visit www.napavalleycf.org  .  

Wine Auction Coming November 1st

Magnum Cum Laude Wine Auction --
Your help is needed for our annual online wine auction that directly supports vital programs and materials for students and staff.
Auction dates: November 1-9, 2014 (one month away!)
Please help our students by requesting wine donations from your favorite wineries! 
  • In keeping with the Magnum Cum Laude theme, we seek to offer auction lots of large format bottles, case lots, verticals, or signed bottles, paired with a complimentary tasting for four at the winery, if available. Donations in any format are welcome and appreciated. 
  • Donor form can be filled out online at www.magnumcumlaude.org/donations
  • Deadline for wine donations: October 20, 2014.
  • Contact us to arrange for pick-up: (707) 261-0961 or michele@FriendsOfNewTech.org
  • Note: we cannot accept wine donations at New Tech High School


Cap and Gown Packages

Bellow is the link to the flier for purchasing a cap and gown package for graduation. Be aware that you need to purchase your package before December 18th.
Cap and Gown Package

Wine Auction Call to Action

Attention parents, your help is needed in picking up wine donations for the Magnum Cum Laude Wine Auction in November.  Over the course of the next couple weeks, we will be coordinating volunteer drivers to pick up donations from local wineries. If interested, please contact Michele at 707-261-0961.  Thank you from FONT!

College Night Reminder

This is a reminder that College Night will take place on October 8th from 5:30 to 8:30 at the Vintage High School Gym. There you can get information on a multitude of subjects like: Personal Statements, Financial Ed and SAT/ACT tests and many others. Here is the link to the flyer.

Jury Duty in World Studies

World Studies is still seeking jurors for its Trial of Creon project. Please check out the full details in the document linked here. Two trial dates have just been added: Tuesday, Oct. 14 and Thursday, Oct. 16. We hope you can join us!

Ms. Vallerga & Mr. Serene

SAT Test Dates

Now that College Application season has officially begun, here is a list of upcoming SAT test dates and their registration deadlines.
SAT DateSAT Subject
Tests Available
(Find Dates)
Registration DeadlineLate Registration Deadline
Deadline for Changes
Status
MailPhone/
Online
Oct
11  
Sep
12  
Sep
26  
Sep
30  
Sep
30  
Nov
8  
Oct
9
Send Reminder 
Oct
24  
Oct
28  
Oct
28  
22 days left
Dec
6  
Nov
6
Send Reminder 
Nov
21  
Nov
24  
Nov
24  
50 days left
Jan
24  
Dec
29
Send Reminder 
Jan
9  
Jan
13  
Jan
13  
103 days left
Mar
14  
    Feb
    13
    Send Reminder 
    Feb
    27  
    Mar
    3  
    Mar
    3  
    149 days left
    May
    2  
    Apr
    6
    Send Reminder 
    Apr
    17  
    Apr
    21  
    Apr
    21  
    201 days left
    Jun
    6  
    May
    8
    Send Reminder 
    May
    22  
    May
    27  
    May
    27  
    233 days left

    Thursday, September 18, 2014

    Message from the Principal

    Hello Everyone,

    It hardly seems possible that September is coming to a close.  These first few weeks of school have certainly been exciting ones and have passed quickly.  Students and staff are settling into routines and the first grading period will end Friday, September 19th.  Progress report grades will be processed and sent home late into the following week.  This would be a good time to sit down with your son or daughter and check in on Echo to see how they are doing. Mr. Keeler is completing the process of setting up Echo accounts for all parents new to New Tech High.

    SAVE THE DATE:  Monday, October 6th is our Fall Parents on Campus Day.  Please join us from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm for the entire day or for any part of the day you are available.  If your child is shy being shadowed by you, we can pair you with another student.  You may choose to shadow a student any portion of the day or choose from the workshops we will have available.  This is a wonderful opportunity to visit classrooms and learn about the innovative programs offered here at New Tech High.  Look for the agenda in the next Parent Bulletin.

    Thank you to all who have contributed to our Family Giving program this year. We are off to a great start,  and are so pleased that we have so far received $25,000 from families in just a few days. Our goal to meet is $150,000 and our average request is $1,000 per family, but no amount is too large or too small.  You help keep New Tech truly on the cutting edge of offering a high tech, personalized education for all students that prepares them for college and the careers of the future.

    I look forward to seeing you at Parents on Campus Day!

    Fondly,
    Kathy Summers, Interim Principal