North Hills Newsletter: Sept 2019

Below you will find important information and events for September 2019.

2019-2020 UNHP ENRICHMENT COMMITTEE GIVING PROGRAM

JOIN THE JOURNEY!

We are on an exciting journey here at UNHP and we want every family to join us! Our mission is to provide the best educational experience for our students. The UNHP Enrichment Committee solicits donations from our families and outside sponsors to ensure that our kids can have access to the resources and experiences that will drive their future success. To achieve this, we have developed a NEW UNHP Enrichment Committee Giving Program called “Join The Journey” and have aligned the giving levels by family rather than by scholar to make it more affordable and easier for every family to Join The Journey!


Why are the incentives changing? We had been giving $365 every year and always get no formal dress on Mondays:

  • Our goal with changing the Giving Program this year is to make the rewards more equitable and inclusive and less expensive for all families at UNHP. Every single dollar makes a difference toward us being able to equip our scholars and our teachers with what they need for the school year and we want everyone to know that your contributions, no matter the amount, are going toward our goal of 100% participation!


Visit: upliftnorthhills.org/UNHPdonate


Donate NOW to take advantage of the many benefits!

The Enrichment Committee wants to reach our goal of 100% participation from every family at UNHP. Your participation counts when you give at any level – whether $50 or $5,000! If you give toward this campaign, our scholars will win the following rewards:


100% Family Participation

- No Formal Dress on Mondays* for the entire school!

- Free Casual dress day per quarter for the entire school

- "Roll Bounce" Skate Party - Primary/MS

- "Gargantuan Game Day" - HS


50% Family Participation

- No Formal Dress on Mondays* for the entire school!

- Free casual dress day per quarter for the entire school


25% Family Participation

- No Formal Dress on Mondays* for the entire school!


*No Formal Dress means scholars will be able to wear their polo shirt instead of their Monday formal uniform. Please note, scholars may be required to wear their formal uniform for special events such as the first day of school and other days as announced


As of August 30th, 2019 we are at 6% Family Participation

Donate NOW to take advantage of the many benefits!

2019-20 Yearbooks On Sale

The 2019-20 are now on sale! All yearbook purchases must be made online.

Website: http://yearbookordercenter.com. School Code: 1324.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Carley Minniear at cminniear@uplifteducation.org

International Festival: Saturday, Nov. 9th

On Saturday, November 9th, when primary students will be at UNHP to sing at the International Festival, they will also have the opportunity to learn about countries across the world at our Country Booths!


Parents: We need your help! If you can host a country booth, or if you'd like to learn more about hosting, please fill out the form at https://forms.gle/KQRMRoGcobje1m177 or contact Britta Stanton for more info at brittaE@gmail.com. We have a particular need for more European countries of all kids. This is a fun way to interact with our scholars.

MS Theatre Fundraiser T-Shirt Sale

  • Purchase a Panther Theatre T-Shirt ($15.00 + tax) using the link below.
  • Shirts can be worn on Spirit Fridays K-12!
  • Pick one up for your primary scholars as well!
  • Support MS Theatre:
    • All proceeds go to the student activity account for MS Theatre allowing us to pay for royalties for plays, costumes/props, technical equipment and field trips!
  • T-Shirt Link:

https://rhb-brands-store.myshopify.com/collections/uplift-north-hills-panther-theatre-t-shirts/products/unhp-panther-theatre-tee-shirt

Volunteering in 2019-20 (Background Checks)

Taking part in meaningful volunteer opportunities on campus will continue through our parent volunteer website https://uplift.voly.org/


To volunteer on campus all returning families must log in to their Voly account and

renew your volunteer application. Please follow these steps:

  1. Login to https://uplift.voly.org

  2. Click My Applications on the top left

  3. Click Application

  4. Fill out/edit the required sections for 2019-2020

  5. Click Submit


To volunteer on campus all new families must “Create a Volunteer Account” and fill out an application before taking part in on-campus or off-campus activities. Within 72 hours after successful completion of this process you can start signing up for available volunteer opportunities.


The process of creating an account and completing the application process is easy. Sign up today! Steps are below.


  1. Go to https://uplift.voly.org

  2. On the first page you will complete the section titled “Create A Volunteer Account” then click “Create Account”.

  3. Next, you will complete the “Volunteer Application Form”, which includes your Orientation, Media Release and Background Check. This is the area where you will choose the schools where you would like to volunteer. Full completion of this section is required to volunteer on campus.

  4. You will receive an email within 72 hours regarding the status of your application and background check.

  5. Once you receive your email confirmation, you will be able to sign up for any volunteer opportunity at your child’s school throughout this school year.

Breakfast & Lunch Payments

We ask that all new UNHP students fill out the lunch account application form that can be found at Lunch Room Application . All existing accounts will roll over from the previous year.


On-line breakfast and lunch payments can continue to be made through our partners at the DRX website. You can log in HERE. This lunch account software offers online viewing of accounts, ability to add money, and many other features to help monitor and control your child’s cafeteria account. You may also send money (check or cash) to the school for your child’s lunch account. This money is recorded for purchases of Twelve Oak's nutritious healthy food, prepared fresh daily.

The school code for all North Hills users is tocnhps (all lowercase) and your email will be your user I.D. You will create your own password.


If you wish to contact Twelve Oaks directly: phone 214-956-9797, fax 214-956-9825, and emails can be directed to info@twelveoakscatering.com


FREE / REDUCED Breakfast & Lunch Applications:


Apply today for free and reduced price meals at www.schoolcafe.com


Please begin by clicking the link and filling out the Free and Reduced Meal Application by Friday, August 2nd. Each application helps with school funding so we would like all families to complete the Free or Reduced Meal Application. Your family could also receive a significant cost savings. Breakfast costs $1.60 per day; the price of lunch has changed for the 2019-20 school year to $3.25 for primary scholars and $3.55 middle and high school scholars. If your child qualifies, the reduced price is $.30 cents per day for breakfast and $.40 cents per day for lunch.


Please begin your meal process now at www.schoolcafe.com or contact our Child Nutrition Department at cnp@uplifteducation.org or 469.398.0147 with questions about the online application.

Student Holiday: No School

Monday, Sep. 2nd, 12am

UNHP

ACT/Pre-ACT HS: (9th - 11th Grade)

Wednesday, Sep. 4th, 8:15am

UNHP Main Gym

Contact:

Jakkia Hollingsworth JHollingsworth@uplifteducation.org

Senior Day: Sunrise and Field Day

Wednesday, Sep. 4th, 6:30am

UNHP Soccer Field

Contact:

Lauren Trebert LTrebert@uplifteducation.org

Exhibition Parent Meeting: PS (5th Grade)

Thursday, Sep. 5th, 5:30-6:30pm

UNHP Secondary Library (Arts & Science Building)

Lunch with Loved Ones: PS (K-5th Grade)

Friday, Sep. 6th, 11am-12:30pm

UNHP Main Gym

We have already reached maximum capacity for this event. Please email Mrs. Hills at jhills@uplifteducation.org if you have any questions. Thank you for understanding.


  • Visitors must bring a form of identification to sign in on the day of the event.
    • Kinder & 2nd grade 11:00-11:25
    • 1st & 3rd grade 11:30-11:55
    • 4th & 5th grade 12:00-12:25
  • One dessert per person will be provided on behalf of the school. Visitors may bring a lunch for themselves and/or for the students. Students should bring a lunch, or plan to purchase a lunch from the cafeteria if their family member is not bringing something for them to eat.
  • Please keep in mind that the parking lot is a long walk away from the gym. Please plan accordingly and give yourself 30 minutes to park and get signed in on the day of the event.
  • This event is open to grandparents or other special people in our students’ lives. Each student may bring up to THREE visitors.

Picture Retake Day: AS (K-12th Grade)

Monday, Sep. 9th, 7:45am

UNHP Student Activity Center

*Formal Uniform Required - CLICK HERE to reference the uniform requirements.

**If you are interested in purchasing pictures, please follow the steps below


1. Visit: mylifetouch.com

2. Enter you Picture Day ID: TX119001Q1

3. Order your package online only

Class / Grade Level Picture Day: PS/MS (K-8th)

Monday, Sep. 16th, 7:45am

UNHP

*Formal Uniform Required - CLICK HERE to reference the uniform requirements.

**If you are interested in purchasing pictures, please follow the steps below


1. Visit: mylifetouch.com

2. Enter you Picture Day ID: TX119031G0

3. Order your package online only

Senior Portraits (Re-Take Day)

Monday, Sep. 16th, 8am

UNHP Secondary Library

You will be photographed in a Tux/Drape and Cap/Gown. (Prestige Portraits will supply the Tux/Drape and Cap/Gown.) There is no charge to have these portraits taken for the yearbook. If you would like to do additional personal portraits with Prestige Portraits at an additional fee, we will be happy to assist you.

Fall Choir Concert: MS/HS (6th-12th Grade)

Wednesday, Sep. 18th, 6:30-9pm

UNHP Student Activity Center

For more information contact:

Rachel Diaz rdiaz@uplifteducation.org or Jordache Grant jgrant@uplifteducation.org

Neon Dance: MS (7th & 8th Grade)

Friday, Sep. 20th, 7-9pm

UNHP Primary Cafe

We need volunteers! CLICK HERE to sign up to volunteer

For more information contact: Meredyth Williams MWilliams@uplifteducation.org

Academic Exploration Night: PS (K-5th Grade)

Tuesday, Sep. 24th, 5:30-7:30pm

UNHP Primary Building

For more information contact Julie Hills JHills@uplifteducation.org