NPHS Student Newsletter 2/26
New in this week's Student Newsletter:
- Virtual Rally + Spirit Week!
- Black History Month
- Talent Show Applications
- SDAC Applications
- Ambassadors Applications
- Habitat for Humanity School Supply Drive (3/1-3/12)
- Soup Kitchen Club Clothing Drive (2/11-3/4)
- 5-Star information (how to win an Apple Watch!)
- This Week's Schedule
ASG: Social Medias
Stay up to date with the happenings at NP with the NPHS Instagram: @newburyparkpanthers. ASG has been working hard to curate numerous ways to allow students to stay engaged this year. Be sure to keep up on the ASG Instagram for the Staff Member of the Week, as well as the opportunity to vote on which teacher should be nominated. You can also find a variety of activities to participate in, ranging from trivia to submitting pictures for photo contests. There are also many opportunities to win prizes and earn 5Star Points. You can also follow us on Twitter: @nphspanthers.
Virtual Rally + Spirit Week (3/8-3/12)
Monday: PJ day
Tuesday: Jersey Day
Wednesday: Throwback picture of your sport or hobby
Thursday: Favorite Quarantine/Zoom outfit
Friday: Black and Gold
Black History Month
This month we are recognizing the importance of Black History month, which takes place throughout the entire month of February. What is Black History Month? Well, it is a month dedicated to the remembrance and education of important black figures and events throughout history. Chosen by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALAH), the theme of Black History Month for 2021 is “The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity”. Institutions such as the ASALAH and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture are offering online interactive activities for those at home. For more information, click here.
Here at NPHS, we want to ensure that every student has the opportunity to be included, and to educate themselves about important topics such as these. Throughout the month, the @newburyparkpanthers Instagram will feature posts about important black people and describe their contribution to history.
We hope everyone takes this time to reflect on the importance of the black community and celebrate diversity on our campus.
Check out some of our recent Instagram posts below.
Talent Show Auditions
Talent Show auditions are due Friday, February 26th at 11:59. The audition form can be found below.
We are also looking for people interested in hosting the event. MC applications are due on March 1st. These applications can be found below.
Student District Advisory Committee Applications for 2021-2022 School Year
NPHS is looking for current 9th-11th graders at NPHS interested in being a representative for SDAC (Student District Advisory Committee) during the 2021-2022 school year.
If you are a student who knows a lot about NPHS, wants to know more, someone who wants to share their ideas, has good communication skills, and are looking to better our school, our district, and our community, please complete the application by March 1st. Interviews will be conducted in March with those who have completed the application, and selections will be made after that process. Any students with questions can contact Mr. Lepire (email@example.com) or Mrs. Carly Adams (firstname.lastname@example.org).
NPHS Ambassadors Applications for the 2021-2022 School Year
Have you bought your NPHS 2020-2021 yearbook yet? If not, now is the time to do so!
Although we have had a very different school year, we have managed to take and collect some amazing photos of our Panther students. We also have cool features on a variety of topics, highlighting unique experiences our students have had this year.
Since music is always available and something everyone can connect to in some way, even in a pandemic, we have made that the theme of our book. Purchase a yearbook and you too will have access to the Newbury Park 2020-2021 “Quarantunes” playlist.
The deadline to preorder your 2020-2021 NPHS Yearbook is MARCH 1st! Don’t miss out - click HERE to guarantee your copy!
Habitat For Humanity - School Supply Drive
he the Habitat for Humanity club is hosting a COVID 19 school supply donation drive for Banyan Elementary School from March 1st to March 12th. Bring your donations to the Habitat box in front of the office. All school and COVID 19 supplies will be accepted as long as they are new (sanitizing wipes and dry erase markers were specifically requested). You can also donate money (cash only) for the club to buy new supplies with.
NPHS Clubs and Interest Groups
Periods with Pride
If you are interested in joining, check out their Instagram @periodswithpridenphs You can also join their remind by texting @periodsw to 81010
Cancer Awareness Club
To join, text @nphscac to 81010. You can also follow us
@nphs.cancer.awareness.club on Instagram!
Visit their website HERE
Knitting is Giving
You can join their remind by texting @nphskig to 81010, or you can join their Instagram, @knittingisgiving
If you would like to join Latino Unidos, text @28d936 to 81010, and follow them on Instagram @nplatinounidos
If you are interesting in this club, join their remind by texting @INTERA20 to 81010. You can also follow them on Instagram @nphs_interact
Habitat for Humanity
If you are interested in joining, you can follow Habitat for Humanity on Instagram, @habitatforhumaitynphs and join their remind by texting @8hg2ca to 81010
You can join the Science Olympiad remind by texting @npscio to 81010 and you can follow them on Instagram @np_scioly
If you are interested in joining Teen Angels, you can join their remind by texting @TEENANGELS to 81010. You can also follow them on Instagram, @npteenangels
You can find GSA on Instagram, @nphs_gsa_club and you can join their remind by texting @npgsa20 to 81010
You can join their remind by texting @cascnphs to 81010 and you can find them on Instagram @cascnphs
Wings to Grow
If you are interested in Joining Wings to Grow, text @wingstog to 81010. For more information, visit and follow them on Instagram @wingstogrow
Girl Up is an initiative of UN Foundation that aims to platform the voices of adolescents around the world for gender equity. They meet every Monday at 10:45
If you are interested in joining Girl Up, text @805girlup to 81010. For more information, visit and follow them on Instagram @nphsgirlup
Random Acts of Kindness
The Random Acts of Kindness Club is dedicated to making our community a better place by spreading kindness and positivity. In this club, we focus on finding ways to bring joy to everyone through kindness with fun and engaging activities that encourage the development of positivity, happiness, and benevolence.
For more information, follow them on Instagram @nphsbekind and don’t hesitate to ask questions! You can also join their remind by texting @bekindnphs to 81010
Future Health Leaders of America
If you are interested in joining FHLA, text @fhla2 to 81010. You can also follow them on Instagram @nphs.fhla for more information
If you are interested in joining Key Club, text @npkeyjoin to 81010, you can also find their website in their Instagram bio @npkeyclub
Join their remind by texting @NPHSSCIE to 81010
Follow them on Instagram @nphsscienceclub
5-Star Points + Prizes
All year, thus far, so many of you have been participating in dress-up days and Friday challenges to earn 5-Star points, but what are all of these points for you may ask. Here is an explanation of 5-Star and the various prizes you can win! (You should check it out because you could win an Apple Watch!)
5-Star is an incentive-based program that allows students to compete for prizes based on the number of points they earn. Pretty much 5-Star is a program we use to see who has the most school spirit! Students earn points by getting involved with the school, and these points count towards school-wide competitions. Each individual student will be competing in a student competition, along with the grade levels competing against each other. At the end of the First Semester, the top 10 students will win a Hydro Flask! At the end of the year, the top three students will win an Apple watch and 5-Star sweatshirt, and the top grade level will get a prize for all of the students within that level. The first-place student and grade level will be marked on a banner that will be hung up at NPHS! Earning points is super easy. Dress up on Fridays for our weekly dress-up days, participate in ASG challenges, and check-in with ASG for upcoming events where you can earn points! Follow the ASG Instagram (@newburyparkpanthers) or get in contact with an ASG member to stay updated! To keep track of your points and the leaderboards, download the 5-Star Students app and use your six-digit ID to log in. Click the person icon at the top of the menu to find the number of points you have and the grade level leaderboard.
If you are a more visual/listening learner, here is our video explanation: https://drive.google.com/file/d/17ZxyC6YRRA8HR-Ts-UDO8b4owBzzufow/view?usp=sharing
District School Opening & Safety Plan
A comprehensive guide to the safety plan for reopening schools at the District & Site Levels
CVUSD Wellness Room
The Wellness Room was designed to connect students and parents to calming activities and tools to promote well-being. They have many different things available such as puzzles, creative activities, mindfulness, journaling tips and prompts, as well as links to animal cams so you can watch your favorite zoo animals! They also outline the many ways in which you can get extra support when needed, and provide a list of hotlines to call, and ways to schedule an appointment to meet with a counselor if desired. This is a safe space to take a break, rest, and refocus. Click HERE to check it out.
How to Get Your Announcements in the Newsletter
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Next Week's Schedule:
Below is a button that takes you to a pdf of the schedule for the entire year. Check it out!