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E-News: September 14

Upcoming Events

Sept. 20: 10th Grade Parent/Guardian Meeting and Study Abroad Information Night

Sept. 20: 11th Grade College Night

Sept. 22-23: Camping 101

Sept. 23: PSAT Workshop for 11th Graders

Sept. 24: Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

Sept. 25: College Application Work Party

Sept. 29-30: Alpine Backpacking Trip

Park(ing) Day at Northwest, Sept. 21

On Friday, Sept. 21, 9:00 am-3:00 pm, between Summit and Crawford, come join us in our pop-up mini-park on Pike Street for Park(ing) Day. Park(ing) Day is an international celebration in which people all over the world transform city parking spaces into parks for a day. It’s a fun way to get creative juices flowing, reimagine how we use space and resources, and gain a deeper understanding of the impact that the use and creation of space have on community interactions. The Northwest School is one of the hosts for the Capitol Hill cluster of mini-parks. Come check us out along with the other mini-parks that will be located along Pike Street between Melrose Avenue and Boylston Avenue.

Study Abroad Program Information Sessions, Sept. 20 and 21

This year, we will be offering three Study Abroad Program opportunities for 10th graders, during Trimester 3, at our partner schools in France, Spain, and Taiwan.

On Sept. 20, at 6:30 pm, in the Commons, we will have a presentation during the Parent/Guardian Night for the families of 10th grade students interested in studying abroad.

Students who are interested in applying to participate in the Study Abroad Program should plan to attend a meeting on Sept. 21, during Flex time, in the Physics Lab.

Last Call! Winter CSA Sign-Up: Fresh, Local, Organic Veggies

Last year, a handful of Northwest faculty participated in a scrumptious workplace winter community-supported agriculture (CSA) program, offered by Amy Frye and Jacob Slosberg '06 of Boldly Grown Farm in Skagit Valley. This program provides an opportunity to receive a regular supply of high quality, locally grown, certified organic veggies through the winter months, available for pick-up at The Northwest School. Boldly Grown and Northwest are excited to open up this CSA program to our families this year!

Boldly Grown's CSA runs every other week from late October through March. The Northwest School drop-off/pick-up is on Wednesday afternoons, 2:00-8:00 pm, in the greenhouse on the West Court.

You can view the full program details and registration info here. Choose the NWS drop site on the registration form. Space is limited, so sign up ASAP! Email Jenny Cooper, director of environmental education and sustainability, with any questions.

Upcoming College Events for Juniors

11th Grade College Night, Sept. 20, 6:30 pm, Dining Hall
Erin Miller and Veronica Leyva will introduce juniors and their parents to the college search and application process, highlighting next steps and important events. Eleventh grade students and at least one parent/guardian from each family are strongly encouraged to attend. The program will begin with announcements from members of the Upper School administration, and the college portion will immediately follow.

PSAT Overview Session for 11th Grade Students, Sept. 23, 1:00-4:00 pm, Raymond
Tutors from University Tutoring will facilitate this introduction to the PSAT. Eleventh grade students interested in attending the prep session should pre-register in Naviance by Monday, September 17.

After School Enrichment Classes Begin Sept. 27

We are excited to announce Nature Spa, an after school class for Middle School students, beginning on Sept. 27. In this hands-on class, students will learn how to make body scrubs, lip balm, eye pillows, and other body care products using all natural ingredients. Students will discover the joy of making wholesome products with safe, nourishing, and affordable ingredients.

This class will be on Thursdays, 3:45-5:00 pm, from Sept. 27 to Nov. 15. Learn more here. Registration will open Monday, Sept. 17. Please contact Extended Learning Director Leilani Nussman for any questions.

Volunteer and Grandparent Forms Due by September 15

We would like to remind all parents (especially NEW parents) to please take a few minutes to fill out your Volunteer Interest Form, and your Grandparent & Special Friend Form by Sept. 15.

Early Sibling and Faculty Child Applications

Applications for admission to the 2018-19 school year are now being accepted. For current families and faculty members with a child applying to 6th grade, please note that Early Sibling & Faculty Child (ESFC) applications are due October 19. For more information about the ESFC application timeline, and the admission process for siblings and faculty children applying to grades 7 and above, please click here, or contact our Admissions Office.

College Counseling Programs and Updates

Over 100 colleges visit The Northwest School in the fall trimester to meet with prospective students. In addition to coordinating these visits, the College Counseling Office offers resources and events to support 12th graders in the college application process and 11th graders as they begin the college search. Please click here to view college counseling announcements, upcoming events, and the college visits schedule.

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