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 - ramon_baeza@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, 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

CAASPP Info

Dear Families of 11th Graders,

In late April/early May, all 11th graders will take the CAASPP (common core) testing. See below for more information.


Filippi's Pizza Grotto Dine and Donate Fundraiser

Filippi's Pizza Grotto is having a Dine and Donate Fundraiser event for New Tech High next week on March 10th. Please se the attached flyer for more info.

Filippi's DnD Fundraiser

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Message from The Principal

Hello Penguin Families,

I hope all is going well with you and that you've had a restful four day holiday.  As always, we have some upcoming events.

Super Saturday Academy:  This Saturday, from 8:00 am – 12:30 pm.  This is a wonderful opportunity for students to come to school to get ahead, get caught up or hold steady.  Teachers will be here to assist students with their work.

District Writing Assessment (DWA):  All students participated in the district writing sample this week.  It was administered in the Humanities classes and we should receive the results later this spring.

Mock Trial:  Next Tuesday, February 24th, is the last opportunity to see our Mock Trial Team in action.  Competition begins at 6:00 pm at the Courthouse on Third St. 

Penguin Parent Club (PPC):  There is a PPC meeting tonight at 6:30 pm, in room 3.  PPC is very busy planning spring fundraising activities and appreciates any contributions that parents/guardians can make; be it donations and/or old fashioned elbow grease as a volunteer.  Coming up are 1)  The Annual Golf Tournament, April 11th and 2) La Strada dell’ arte Street Art Festival, May 2.  Come find out how you can be part of these events. 

Save the Date!  Open House at New Tech is Monday, March 23rd.  Come and see what we have been up to this year.

Seniors:  Many of you are parents of seniors.  There are some crucial deadlines on the horizon ….. most importantly Internship.  Please take the time to ask your student how he/she is progressing with graduation requirements.

Spring is just around the corner.

It’s a great day to be a Penguin!

Fondly, Kathy Summers

Donation Request

That time once again. The school is currently in need of several items for our hurting students, in particular heating pads and band-aids of various sizes. You can drop off any donations in the office. We appreciate any and all donations and thank you for supporting our school!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Message from the Principal

Hello Everyone,
As this school year zooms by, our students continue to thrive and to be actively
involved in school.
Progress Reports:  Friday, February 13th is the last day of the first grading period for spring semester.  We urge you to check with your students to submit all work assigned.  Progress report grades should be in the mail to you within 7 – 10 days.
Super Saturday:  Saturday, February 7th is the second Super Saturday of spring semester.  With progress reports just around the corner, this is a great opportunity for students to take advantage of the extra help in their courses and the resources at New Tech to work on or complete projects.  Super Saturday takes place from 8:15 am – 12:30 pm.
State of the School:  Monday, February 9th from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm in the Cyber Café.  Come find out what we have been up to this year.  Topics include, but are not limited to:  new principal search, internship, health & wellness of our students, FONT and Parent Penguin Club and how their efforts impact the school and our students learning.  Hope to see you there!
Minimum Day:  Tuesday, February 10th is a minimum day for New Tech students and a Professional Development Day for staff.  Classes will end at 11:16 and the Servery will be open for 30 minutes for lunch.
Mock Trial:  Now in its third year, New Tech's Mock Trial Team is off to its strongest start ever. With wins over both Napa and Vintage, they reach the halfway point in their competition season as strong contenders for the county championship. Consider attending one of their two remaining trials (2/17 and 2/25), or sending your student, especially if you think he/she might be interested in this opportunity in the future. Trials begin at 6:00 pm sharp and take place at the Napa County Courthouse, 1111 - 3rd Street, Napa. Dress professionally for a court of law, and remember that audience decorum can affect team scores. Hope to see you!
As always, New Tech is up to plenty!
Until next month, it's a great day to be a Penguin!
Kathy, Interim Principal

2014-15 FAMILY GIVING - IMPORTANT NEWS!!!

Join us at New Tech High on January 21st from 6:30-8pm for the next La Strada dell' Arte Street Art Festival planning meeting. This year's Art Festival will be held Saturday, May 2nd. Don't miss out on the most colorful event of the year!

La proxima junta para planear La Strada va a ser hoy 21 de Enero de 6:30 a 8pm. Este año el festival sera el sábado 2 de Mayo. Por favor tomen parte en nuestro evento más vibrante del año.


Did you know that any family giving donations you make right now will be matched by an anonymous donor? For a limited time, this donor is matching 50% of all donations made, up to $7,500. Help us take advantage of this generous offer by making your donation today!

You can make your donation using the Pay Pal buttons to the right or by coming into the office and checking in with Denise Plowman. Questions? Email Denise at dplowman@nvusd.org

A big thank you to everyone who has donated as of today for the 2014-15 school year!
Marina Arroyo/Salvador
Thomas Kensok
Yolanda/Martin Alvarez
Dean & Wendy LaBerge
Alexander Astafyev & Zamira Yernajarova
Miriam Ladrigan
Jose Baeza
Sterling MacDonnell
Roy and Sue Barush
John & Betty Mahaffey
Ellen Beller
Mandy Masciarelli
Amy Grace Johnson Berilla
Linda McIntyre
James & Terra Borges
Suzanne Meigs
Rob & Kris Bosworth
Eric & Annie Mercier
Susan Bouwer
Midoriya Hills Winery
Noe & Tania Briseno
Stefano/Valentina Migotto
Andrew Budnyj
Michael & Giulie Miller
Julie Neely Callanan
Summer Mondeau
Tammy Carson
Robert & Wendi Moore
Kerry & Theresa Comstock
Steve & Ana Morgan
Shaina Cook
Kim Erasmy-Murphy
Mindi Cooper
John & Julie Murphy
Suzanne de Wit
Anthony & Stephanie Nichols
Carolyn DeFur
Kimberly Olson
Joe DeFur
Jose & Oralia Perez
Martin & Lisa Disalvo
Elizabeth Mowry Potter
Geoffrey & Cherie Du Bois
Sarah Pritchard
George & Rian Dom
Teresa & Rosario Rafael
Karina Escoto
Luis & Ana Rangel
Catherine & Noleen Farrell
Pamela Reeves
Alex & Rosario Fernandez
Deborah Rhoads
Kevin & Beth Fitzgerald
Kevin Roberts
Rocelia Gamboa
George & Rian Dom
Francisco & Martha Garcia
Michael & Wendy Rupprecht
Bryan & Darleen Gardner
Barry & Tracy Schuler
Andre Gardiner
Tracy Reeves & Brett Self
Dr. Tawhid & Laura Gazi
Michael & Samantha Smith
Vanessa Genovese
James & Cara Stonecipher
Darlene Geraldson
Andrew & Jeanne Szmidt
Lisa Cort & David Goldman
Andrew & Carollee Cattolica-Tittle
Jorge & Diana Gonzalez
Glora Jean Vega
Manual Gonzalez & Aurora Navarro
David & Maria Velasco
Louis & Lisa Gottfried
George von Klan
Michael & Christina Gyetvan
Vanessa Waddy
Frank & Sue Gullum
Micheal & Amy Walcker
Carol Hall
Mark Walder
Mona Lea & Steven Harrington
Vince & Julie Waters
Cherri Harris
Christopher & Hilary Wendel
Ren/Marilyn Harris
Beth Wert & Eric Wolfe
Bettiet Hayes
Gary & Denise Wilbanks
Frank & Mary Ellen Herringer
Lisa Wright
David & Elaine Kearney

ALUMNI GIVING DONATIONS
Jim Hussman             
Class of 2001
Anna Jarschke             
Class of 2008
Morgan Osment-Imrie 
Class of 2001
Robert Crane               
Class of 2005
Jackline Joy Lasola     
Class of 2003
Surinderjit Jawanda     
Class of 2010
Peter Abboud             
Class of 2004
Mandeep Singh         
Class of 2012
Chad Pavone               
Class of 2005
Dale Plowman              
Class of 2012
Gwendolyn von Klan   
Class of 2008
Gabe Sanchez               
Class of 2013
Sonya Hernandez        
Class of 2008
Eduardo Guitierrez       
Class of 2013

PPC Announcement


Hi New Tech Parents,
Thank you for being involved at New Tech.  The fall was busy.  Many parents fulfilled their volunteer commitment chaperoning field trips, sitting on panels for student presentations, donating supplies after the earthquake, bringing food and beverages to school events and attending meetings to plan events still to come!

This email is coming to you as a plea.  We really do need more help. Please consider the following:
Thursday February 5, at 6:30 at New Tech:  Golf Tournament Kick off meeting.  We have a date for the Tournament , Saturday April 11, 2015.  We need all hands on deck to make this event a success in a short period of time. Thursday will be the first planning session. We need people for:
Silent Auction
Golf Tournament
Check in and Check out
Publicity
Day of event support
Monday, February 9, at 6:30 State of the School meeting. We will hear from the school administration, teachers, the Students, and the parents about the state of our school. Find out about FONT’s efforts to support our unique and effective school. There will be a Q&A session and refreshments.  We will also be taking volunteer sign ups for the year’s remaining activities.
If you would be willing to help with refreshments, please contact Susan Bouwer sbnv@att.net or 707-287-0996.
Have you been live scanned fingerprinted for NVUSD already?  If not, do it now and receive 5 volunteer hours.
The HUB is in need of Volunteers on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:00 to 5:00. There are one hour and two hour shifts available. Bring your gym clothes and work out in our Fitness Center while you are completing your volunteer hours.  If you don't feel like working out, you can work on your laptop or maybe read a book.  Please email Denise Plowman at dplowman@NVUSD.org or call the front office at 259-8557 if you would like to sign up or ask any questions.
We appreciate your patience amid this crazy year.  If you already signed up for something and haven’t been contacted, please accept our apologies.  We look forward to speaking with you soon!
The next meeting is February 19th at 6:30 at New Tech.  See you there!  As always, if you have any questions you can call, email or text me!
Thank you for your time,
Susan Bouwer
PPC President
707-252-0703
sbnv@att.net

Next La Strada dell' Arte planning meeting: February 11th

Join us for La Strada planning, Wednesday, February 11th from 6:30-7:30pm. With less than three months until showtime, we need everyone's help to make this year's festival a success! Contact Event Chair Amy Walcker for more details: amy.walcker@gmail.com

Parent Chaperones Needed

Parent Chaperones needed for a walking field trip to District Auditorium to see "The Phantom Tollbooth" on Feb 26, we will leave the school at 12:40. We will be taking approximately 100 students so we are in need of 3 - 4 chaperones to walk with us there and back. You will get free entrance to see the play with our students.
Contact Margaret Dennett to volunteer at mdennett@nvusd.org

Donation Request

That time once again. The school is currently in need of several items for our hurting students, in particular heating pads and band-aids of various sizes. You can drop off any donations in the office. We appreciate any and all donations and thank you for supporting our school!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Message from the Principal

Hello Everyone,


We are three weeks into spring semester and New Tech is thriving.  Our school community is settling in and seniors are looking at the finish line.

We have some exciting events coming up!

Movie Night:  Friday, January 24th Guardians of the Galaxy is playing at New Tech’s Movie Night, from 7 - 10.  Cost to join in the fun is $4 and food, snacks and popcorn are included.

Super Saturday:  The first Super Saturday of the spring semester is this Saturday, January 25th, from 8:15 am to 12:30 pm.  Students are encouraged to come and to get additional assistance in getting their school work done.

School Dance:  There will be a dance at New Tech, Friday, February 6th from 7 - 11.  The theme for the dance is “Valentine/No Valentine.”  The cost is $5 and food and snacks will be available.  We are still in need of chaperones.  If you are interested, contact Kimi Meigs at kmeigs @newtechhigh.org.

Mock Trial:  It is Mock Trial season again.  Trials begin next Tuesday evening at the Napa County Courthouse, 1111 - 3rd Street, 2nd Floor.  Our students will be competing January 27th against Napa, February 3rd against Vintage, February 17th against Justin and February 24th against Sonoma.  If you haven’t ever been to one of these competitions, I encourage you to go. It is exciting to see our students thinking on their feet and responding knowledgably and articulately in a court of law.

Internship:  As many of you may have heard, Jessica Gaul, who has overseen our Internship program has accepted a new position as the coordinator of College and Career Education for Napa Valley Unified School District.  At the end of January, she will relocate her office to the District Office.  What does this mean for us?  Andrew Biggs, our government and economics teacher,  will be filling in the gap for the rest of the year.  Jessica will continue to be a resource to us as we make this transition.  We are thrilled that Andrew has not only accepted the challenge, but is truly excited about it.  Andrew communicates well with the students and we have every confidence that the Internship program will continue without a hiccup.

State of the School:  We have very busy groups who help finance New Tech’s educational programs;  Penguin Parent Club, Friends of New Tech (FONT), which encompasses Family Giving, and New Tech staff.  As New Tech families, you contribute to these groups and trust them to allocate the funds.  Please attend the State of the School meeting, Monday, February 9th from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm in the the Cyber Cafe and find out what your donations have supported in the past and what the allocations are to support this year.

Volunteers Needed:  La Strada and the Penguin Parent Club Annual Golf Tournament are right around the corner.  

Until next time…...as always ….it’s a great day to be a penguin.

Kathy Summers
Interim Principal