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, May 8, 2015

Message from the Principal

Hello Everyone,

A special thank you to the Penguin Parent Club for an extraordinary La Strada.  The team spent uncountable hours planning for the successful event.  The art, food, dancers, and other activities made for a happily, busy day.

As you are probably aware ….New Tech has a new principal for next year.  Mr. Riley Johnson.  Although I will miss New Tech ……Mr. Johnson with handily see our wonderful school into a prosperous future.

More good news!  Monday, May 4th, we were officially notified that New Tech received the Gold Ribbon Award.  Only 180 high schools and three in Napa County were recipients.  This award is a result of all of the hard work that has been done by the New Tech community for the past years.  Congratulations New Tech!

Here is a list of our busy May schedule of events.  Mark your calendars.

May 9th                       7:00pm, Prom, Chardonnay Golf Club
May 15th-17th                        Senior Trip, Disneyland
May 15th                     Alternative Senior Trip, San Francisco
May 16th                     Last Super Saturday
May 16th-17th                        Ultimate Frisbee, Santa Cruz
May 20th                     6:00 pm Scholarship Ceremony
May 22nd                    9:00 am, Spring Awards Ceremony
May 23rd                     Senior’s at Discovery Kingdom
June 1st                       Tech Lends a Hand
June 1st                       3:30 pm, Mandatory Graduation Practice
June 3rd                      9:00 am, Senior Breakfast
June 3rd                      Minimum Day, 12:02 release
June 3rd                      7:00 pm Graduation at Memorial Stadium


Whew!  I think that about does it!  Thank you for being a part of our team!

Upcoming Senior Dates

May is a very exciting time here at New Tech High!  Below you can find a list of very important dates that affect both Seniors and all students.  As we wind down the year, we can't wait to see every single one of our Seniors walk the stage!








Thank You for Making La Strada dell' Arte a BIG Success!

Thank you to all the parents, teachers and students who tirelessly dedicated their energy to making La Strada dell' Arte a wonderful event for the entire Napa Valley community. Every contribution of time and materials are very much appreciated. And thank you for all those loaned items that came in handy. New Tech families are the BEST!

Gracias!

Estimados Padres de Familia,
Les hacemos llegar nuestro agradecimiento por haber contado con su participación en el evento (La Strada dell Arte). Gracias a ustedes el evento fue un éxito.

Muchas Gracias!


Gloria Mendoza & Eliseo Galvan
Severiano & Olga Aldama
Sandra Maldonado
Patty (Claudia) Gonzalez
Gabriel Bravo & Marilu Martinez
Jose & Karina Escoto
Carmela Cervantes
Carmen Juarez
Daniel Mendoza & Lourdes Olivera
Rosa Hernandez
Maria Elena Lopez
Hugo Ortiz & Rosalba Felix
Leonardo Pacas & Eloisa Castaneda
Jose & Martha Pizano
Teresa Rafael
Maria/Leonardo Ramirez
Perla/Cesar Rodriguez
Guillermina Palmas
Luisa Calixto
Luis/Deyanira Falcon
David/Maria Velasco
Carina Rangel
Irene Castillo& Vicente Cendejas
Eva Valenzuela
Alejandra & Jorge Soria
Juan & Teresa Alcantar
Maria Garcia
Francisco Correa & Sonia Saenz
Lucy Arteaga & Sergio Artega
Amelia Baeza & Jose
Liliana Montano & Manuel Flores
Susana Arevalo
Irene Scoto & Jesus Lona
Rosy Juarez 
Yolanda Alvarez
Ana Guzman
Manuela & Leodegario Solorio
Rafael & Araceli Cazares
Francisco/Martha Garcia
Monica Garcia & Billi Escobar
Alberto & Marina Gamez
Rosario & Marcos Arevalo
Catalina Dillon
Juan and Maria del Carmen Estrada
Felis Guzman and Soraida Rendon
Alonso Isabeles and Norma Chavez
Martha Vega
Bernardo and Nereida Raya
Jose and Oralia Perez
Nabor & Raquel Camarena
Lorena Gomez
Alberto & Dolores Lopez
Miguel & Rosalba Lopez
Fabiola Acosta & Juan Ruiz
Christina Rodriguez
Marina Almanza

Monday, April 27, 2015

Hello Everyone,

Congratulations to New Tech’s new principal, Mr. Riley Johnson! He will officially begin this new position July 1st.  New Tech is lucky to have Mr. Johnson at the helm. His knowledge of the New Tech model, relationships with students, staff and parents his commitment to our school make him a perfect choice. Please join me in welcoming him to this new position.

Our seniors are one step closer to graduation! Senior Project presentations were completed last week. The students selected a variety of interesting topics and were eager to share their learning with the panels. Thank you for those of you who participated on a panel.

As always, New Tech High is a busy place.

CAASP Testing:  State testing begins this week. This year, only juniors are being assessed. 

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.  There will be a preview of the Silent Auction items, Friday May 1st.  Come take a look.  Festivities begin at 10:00 am and continue until 4:00 pm

Annual Golf Tournament:    Thank you to the Penguin Parent Club for putting together a successful Golf Event.  A good time was had by all.  Keep an eye out for next year’s golf event.

Super Saturday:  This Saturday, May 2nd, , 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 was a success.  New Tech took 2nd place and Vintage took 1st place.  There were 14 participating teams coming from as far south as Pacifica and as far north as Grass Valley.

As this academic year comes to a close, please support your students by monitoring EHCO for any due dates or missed assignments.  June will be here before we know it.


Thank you for being part of our Penguin Team. 

Kathy

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