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

Friday, April 24, 2015

La Strada dell' Arte is May 2nd!

Attention friends and families!  La Strada dell' Arte is only a week away!  Join us here at New Tech High on May 2nd from 10 am to 4 pm for art, food, and music.  There will be a silent auction and art demonstrations throughout the day!  La Strada dell' Arte is free and open to anyone and everyone!

Snacks for State Testing

Dear New Tech Families,

Starting on Monday, our 11th grade students will be participating in two weeks of intensive state testing. We would love to have a nice supply of snacks to keep our students comfortable and doing their best while completing this important state test!

Granola bars, fruit, juice, and other healthy snacks are much appreciated! If you are able to donate, please drop off the snacks in our office and let our office staff know that it's for state testing.

Thank you!

Peter Abboud
Academic Specialist

CAASPP Testing for 11th Graders

Dear New Tech Families,

Our 11th grade students will be taking the online CAASPP (common core) testing the weeks of April 27th and May 4th. Please see the links below for more information about the test.


Please help us help your students be successful on this important test by reminding your student to do the following during the two weeks of testing
  • Get plenty of sleep 
  • Eat a good breakfast
  • Avoid scheduling doctor appointments and other obligations during the school days
  • Bring their laptops and ear buds/head phones - this is an online test
Thank you! Please let me know if you have any questions.

Peter Abboud
Academic Specialist
(707) 259-8557 ext 2502

Mandatory Meeting for those Attending Senior Trip in Southern California

All parents/guardians of seniors attending senior trip to Southern California:

Please save Wednesday, May 6th at 7:00pm for an evening meeting for you and your student about senior trip. At this meeting you will

  • Meet the chaperones
  • Learn about the itinerary
  • Go over and complete required paperwork
  • Ask questions about the trip

We will meet here at the school to go over everything. All students and their parents are expected to be there. Please be sure to bring your student's medical/insurance information so that you can more easily complete the forms. If you have a conflict, please let me know.

Thanks! Let me know if you have any questions!

Peter Abboud
Academic Specialist

HOST AN INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE STUDENT!


BRING THE WORLD TO YOUR HOME!

CIEE is seeking loving families to host exchange students who will arrive in the area in August. 

Be a part of this unique educational adventure!
Open your heart and your home!
Share your community and country!

For information, contact
Carolyn DeFur
Local Coordinator & Host Mom


CIEE
USA HIGH SCHOOL
Learn more at: www.ciee.or​g​/host

V-E Day Film Festival: Theatre of War

Friday, May 8
3:30 - 5:30pm
Humanities Classrooms

Join the Class of 2017 (sophomores) as they present short films related to World War II. Parents are invited to serve as panelists and/or just to come and appreciate the work of these young film-makers. Festival will take place on Friday, May 8 (Victory in Europe Day) here at New Tech. Please email either Ms. Vallerga (avallerga@nvusd.org) or Mr. Serene (tserene@nvusd.org) if you plan on attending. Hope to see you there.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Message From the Principal

Hello Everyone,

As always, New Tech High is a busy place.

Here’s what is coming up:

Progress Reports: You should be receiving the last progress report for the 2014-15 school year. Please review them carefully with your students. There are eight weeks left in this semester and with the good weather and spring activities, students often put their studies on the back burner. Please help them stay on top of their studies by reviewing ECHO for school assignments and due dates.

Annual Golf Tournament:    Tomorrow is the big day. Spring Swing festivities begin at 12:30 pm at Vintner’s Golf Club in Yountville. Included in the day …. Golf, auction, dinner, music and dancing. There are still spots for a few more golfers. Show up at 12:30 with a team or less and we will fit you in. If you are not a golfer, but would like to join us for dinner, show up at 5:00 pm. This will give you time to take a look at the silent auction items and join in the fun. This event raises money to support the learning at New Tech High.

Super Saturday: This Saturday, April 10th, will be the next Super Saturday at New Tech.The day begins at 8:15 am and ends at 12:15 pm. This is a great opportunity for students to get schoolwork done and get additional assistance from teachers.

Ultimate Frisbee Tournament: The spring Ultimate Frisbee Tournament will be Saturday, April 18th, beginning at 9:00 am at Redwood Middle School. This is a great day. Come see teams from Northern California complete.

La Strada Dell’Arte:  Saturday, May 2nd is the day slated for our Annual La Strada Dell’Arte. This is a chalk art festival with professional and student work. There are a variety of booths that will meet at least one of your needs or desires, a silent auction and a drawing featuring Bottlerock tickets. Please save the date!

We hope you can participate in the events at New Tech. Thank you for being part of our Penguin Team.

Fondly, Kathy Summers

Incoming Freshman Welcome Night

We are excited to welcome our Class of 2019!  We ask that all incoming freshman families attend the mandatory Freshman Welcome Night on Thursday, April 16th at 6:30 pm here at New Tech High. On this night, you and your students will learn about student courses for next year, the one-year commitment, our culture, and more about the opportunity for the University of California Summer College Readiness Academy. We look forward to seeing you on the 16th!


¡Estamos emocionados a darle bienvenida a nuestra clase del año 2019! Le pedimos a todas las futuras familias de primer año que atiendan a la mandatoria Noche de Bienvenida de Estudiantes de Primer Año el Jueves 16 de Abril a las 6:30 pm aqui en New Tech High. En esa noche, ustedes y sus estudiantes van a aprender sobre los cursos del próximo año, el compromiso de un año, nuestra cultura, y más sobre la oportunidad de la Academia Preparatoria de Colegio del Verano de UC Davis. ¡Esperamos verlos en el 16!

SPRING SWING GOLF TOURNAMENT AND DINNER iS ON SATURDAY !

Come and play with us! We currently have room for 2 more foursomes of golfers. If you don’t have a foursome, sign up anyway and we will place you in one.

If you don’t play golf you can still come and play with us! You can join us for the silent auction and dinner immediately following the tournament! The doors open for dinner at 4:00. We will have delicious food made in the Vintner’s Golf Club kitchens, complimentary wine and live music by the Howell Mountain Boys! 

The cost for playing Golf in the tournament, including dinner is $100. To join us for Dinner only is $50. The crowd so far is fun and lively. Bring some friends - the more the merrier!

You can sign up for the tournament by clicking HERE or the link on the New Tech home page. Please join us and support student activities, clubs and teams at New Tech!

We are still accepting silent auction donations until Friday atnoon! Call Beth Fitzgerald at 707-738-4624 if you would like to arrange a donation.

Thank you for supporting New Tech High School!

Susan Bouwer
PPC President
707-287-0996

Frisbee Tournament Donations

New Tech will host our spring Frisbee tournament on April 18th at Redwood Middle School. There will be 12 teams participating this year. Games start at 9:00 and lasting until the Championship at 3:45. We would greatly appreciate it if parents could donate cases of water and/or Gatorade for our students. Parents can drop off their donations at the front office. Thank you!

DONATE YOUR MASTERPIECE

Silent Art Auction items wanted for La Strada dell' Arte. Ok, so we aren't asking for you to give up that original Van Gogh painting you inherited, but we would love to include your photography, sculptures, and paintings to raise funds for New Tech. All mediums welcome. Call or email Andre Gardiner to arrange pick up: andregardiner@comcast.net or 707.333.6713

CAN WE BORROW THAT?


We are only three weeks away from La Strada dell' Arte Street Art Festival on Saturday, May 2nd! If you can loan any of the following items for the event, please send a quick email ASAP to Amy.Walcker@gmail.com or text 707.260.9630:



  • TENTS or CANOPIES
  • EXTENSION CORDS
  • FLOOR CORD COVERS (to prevent tripping over extension cords)
  • ICE CHESTS
  • WALKIE TALKIES
  • SMALL WAGONS
  • HAND TRUCKS
  • ART EASELS
  • 40'x40' FLAT DANCE FLOOR (to go on grass)



LOANED ITEMS DROP OFF DATES:

Thursday, April 30

Friday, May 1

Saturday, May 2 before 7:00 am

CAASPP Testing for 11th Graders

Dear New Tech Families,

Our 11th grade students will be taking the online CAASPP (common core) testing the weeks of April 27th and May 4th. Please see the links below for more information about the test.


Please help us help your students be successful on this important test by reminding your student to do the following during the two weeks of testing
  • Get plenty of sleep 
  • Eat a good breakfast
  • Avoid scheduling doctor appointments and other obligations during the school days
  • Bring their laptops and ear buds/head phones - this is an online test
Thank you! Please let me know if you have any questions.

Peter Abboud
Academic Specialist
(707) 259-8557 ext 2502

Mandatory Meeting for those Attending Senior Trip in Southern California


All parents/guardians of seniors attending senior trip to Southern California:

Please save Wednesday, May 6th at 7:00pm for an evening meeting for you and your student about senior trip. At this meeting you will

  • Meet the chaperones
  • Learn about the itinerary
  • Go over and complete required paperwork
  • Ask questions about the trip

We will meet here at the school to go over everything. All students and their parents are expected to be there. Please be sure to bring your student's medical/insurance information so that you can more easily complete the forms. If you have a conflict, please let me know.

Thanks! Let me know if you have any questions!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

10th Grade Life Science State Testing - Monday, April 13th


Dear Parents of 10th Graders,


All sophomores will be taking the paper and pencil CAASPP (state testing) life science test in their World Studies class on Monday, April 13th.

We want our students to do as well as possible on this test! Please support your student by reminding them to do the following:
  • Do their best!
  • Eat a healthy breakfast
  • Get plenty of sleep
  • Schedule appointments and other obligations on days other than Monday, the 13th.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Peter Abboud
Academic Specialist
(707) 259-8557 x2502

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Message from the Principal

Hello everyone,

As usual……New Tech is a busy place!

Movie Night: This Friday is our Movie Night at New Tech. This week's movie is Big Hero 6.  Movie show time is 7:00 pm and snacks will be available.

Super SaturdayThis Saturday, March 21st will be the next Super Saturday at New Tech.  The day begins at 8:15 am and ends at 12:15 pm. This is a great opportunity for students to get schoolwork done and get additional assistance from teachers.

Open House: Open House at New Tech is Monday, March 23rd from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.  Come see what your New Tech students have been up to this year.  We will begin with a short introduction for the evening and then you will be free to wander the halls of New Tech and check things out. If you are wondering about how you will fit this and dinner in……we will be selling pizza, by the slice beginning at 6:00 pm; and continuing throughout the evening, followed by Ben & Jerry's for dessert!

Early Release: Classes will be over at 12:02 pm Wednesday, March 25th. We are hosting a district event in the Cyber Café, beginning at 1:00 pm. Lunch will still be available from 12:03PM to 12:43PM

Romeo & Juliet: Come see the Communication Studies students perform Romeo & Juliet this Thursday, March 26th, beginning at 7:00 pm in the Cyber Café. Our students have worked hard to prepare for the production and are excited to share their interpretations with you.

Spring Break: We will all enjoy spring break, from March 30th – April 3rd. Students return to school, Monday, April 6th. Have a wonderfully relaxing time!

Spring Swing Golf Tournament: Sign up for our Annual Golf Tournament, being held on Saturday, April 11th. Find some fellow golfers and sign-up today! More information is available on our website at newtechhigh.org

Thank you for being part of the New Tech team. As always, it's a great day to be a Penguin!

Next La Strada Meeting: Wednesday, March 25th @ 6pm


Please join us for our next La Strada meeting on Wednesday, March 25th at 6pm in the Cyber Café at New Tech High (920 Yount Street) as we finalize the details for our school's biggest annual event: La Strada dell' Arte Street Art Festival. We need your support to make the magic happen!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Message from the Principal

Hello Everyone,

By now, you should have received the first progress reports for spring semester.  Please contact the school if you have any questions.

It seems that each year, we need to re-enforce the dress code at New Tech.  Below are the recurring issues and we would appreciate your support from the home front.

Yoga pants --- may be worn only if a shirt/sweater completely covers the behind and is worn all day.
Ripped or torn jeans -- may not be worn to school
Pajama bottoms and slippers -- may not be worn to school.
Sundresses may be worn if ....no back shows and the straps are 1" or more in width.  

Should students come to school in violation of the dress code, we will send them to the lending closet for something to wear or you will be called to bring them some clothes.

Here is what is happening at New Technology High during the next two weeks.

Super Saturday at New Tech this Saturday, March 7th.  This is a great time for students to come for extra help, to work on group projects or just keep up with their school work.

Spring Ahead:    Change your clocks Saturday night.  Our daylight time becomes longer.

Scheduling for next year’s classes begins next week.  By the end of the week, your students should bring their scheduling sheet for your review and approval. 

New Tech’s Spring Drama Production:  Among Friends and Clutter, opens March 13th.   Tickets can be purchased at:
Here are the details:
                        March 13th & 14th at 7:30 p.m.
                        March 15th at 2:00 p.m.
                                                at
                        The Lucky Penny Productions
                                1758 Industrial Way
                         Adults $10 and Students $7

Spirit Week is scheduled for the week of March 16th.

Other events on the horizon ….. Save the dates!

Spring Swing! Golf Tournament & Awards DinnerApril 11th.  For more information go to newtechhigh.org or nthsgolf@gmail.com

La Strada dell’ Arte, Saturday, May 2nd at New Tech High from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Stay involved with New Tech ….it’s a great place to be and everyday is a great day to be a penguin.

Kathy

California Scholarship Federation Membership


These students qualified for California Scholarship Federation Membership based on their Fall 2014-15 grades:

Adriana Alcantar
Salvador Almanza
Ami Ambu
Hari Ambu
Sandra Correa-Saenz
Julian Erhard
Alexander Dolven
Benjamin Dougherty
Killian Fitzgerald
Rory Fitzgerald
Emma Harrington
Haley Kara
Jolene Markarian
Camilla Martin del Campo
Kimberly Meigs
Emilie Mercier
Anthony Murgolo
Grace Murphy
Wei-Qi Ooi
Megan Potter
Brandon Quade
Jessica Soto
Diminic Stephenson Ochoa
Ian Weimer
Noah Wendel
Madeline Wert
Alex Wilbanks
Xanthia Wolland
We are currently looking for a new CSF Scholarship coordinator as Denise Wilbanks will become an alumni parent in June. Please send me an email if you are interested in this school service opportunity. Thank you Denise for getting this program started at New Tech! 

Jeanette Cherrington: jcherrington@nvusd.org

Golf Tournament

Some of your fellow New Tech Parents are hard at work organizing this year's New Tech Golf Tournament; The Spring Swing. The Tournament is a fundraiser for New Tech with all of the proceeds going to support our children's education. It will be held at the Vintner's Golf Course in Yountville on Saturday, April 11th. The organizing committee is reaching out today for your help.
First, please consider this a personal invitation to join in the fun!   There is no such thing as a bad day golfing, and a day golfing to support your child's school is even better!  After the tournament, we will continue the festivities with an awards dinner, live music by and Howell Mountain Boys!
Second, please consider these additional ways you can help.

1. Donate to the silent auction.  When you are putting together your donation to the auction, think of how to make it special.  If there is any way that you or your employer can add value to a silent auction item through personalization or augmentation, our attendees will be likely to bid more, which greatly improves our earning potential. No item is too big or too small!

2. Donate a bottle to our instant wine cellar:  Donated family bottles will be raffled off to a lucky winner! Parents will be on the street in front of the playground during the week of March 23-27 to collect bottles. 

3. Sponsorships:  For $150 you can sponsor a hole on the golf course.  This sponsorship gets you signage at your sponsored hole and mention in our tournament materials.  For $500 you can sponsor a team.  You will receive signage at your sponsored hole, mention in our tournament materials, and entry for a foursome of golf!

4. ​Buy a table at the Awards Dinner.  For $380 you can be the sponsor of a table for 8!  Your table sponsorship will include entry for 8 at the Awards Dinner, signage at your table and mention in our tournament materials.

5. Join our crew!  The golf tournament committee is committed to making your volunteer hours with New Tech High as fun as possible!  Contact Susan Bouwer, 707.252.0703 ornthsgolf@gmail.com if you are willing to help plan or the day of the event.

Please find the attached donor solicitation letter that could be used to solicit a donation from yourself, an employer or friend. All donors will receive a letter from the school's non-profit foundation, the Friends of New Tech (FONT), for their tax-deductible donation. Please feel free to call New Tech Parent; Beth Fitzgerald,707-738-4624 if you have any questions about sponsorships, or donating items or services to the silent auction.

Thank you for supporting New Tech High
Tournament Chairs

Donor Solicitation Letter