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Cubby Walk

NCP Cubby Walk was Wednesday, May 2, 2018!

Packets were distributed to students on April 4.

Cubby Walk is our annual walk-a-thon from Northside to Wrigley Field. Students raise money, walk to Wrigley, and go to an afternoon ball game with their friends. It’s an opportunity for our students to have a lot of fun while helping their school.

ONLINE DONATIONS are being accepted HERE.

Early Bird Prizes

Students who turn in their Cubby Walk forms, including the permission slip, by Wednesday, April 18, will receive an exclusive Northside silicone phone wallet and be entered in an extra raffle with special prizes!

Students Who Raise at Least $40 Are Also Eligible for Prizes

Seniors can win a $1,000 Scholarship!

Underclassmen can earn the chance to win gift cards, an All-Season Pass allowing them and a guest to attend all events at Northside next year for free, such as plays, musicals, the talent show, and dances (excluding prom), or single occupancy rights to a gym locker for the 2018-2019 school year.

In Addition, the Top Fundraiser of Each Class Receives a Prize

  • TOP SENIOR FUNDRAISER: 4 extra tickets to graduation
  • TOP JUNIOR FUNDRAISER: reserved parking space in the main school parking lot OR two tickets to next year’s Senior Prom
  • TOP SOPHOMORE FUNDRAISER: free parking permit OR two tickets to next year’s Junior Formal
  • TOP FRESHMAN FUNDRAISER: extra individual locker for next year

Click HERE for a complete list of prizes.

What is the Cubby Walk? 

Every year, NCP Mustangs harness their school spirit to raise funds for lab equipment, supplies, books, colloquium resources, athletic equipment and much more. Students participate in a 5-mile walkathon to Wrigley Field to enjoy an afternoon Cubs game.

Who participates?

This fundraiser is a school field trip. Students, faculty/staff, and parent volunteers will participate in the Cubby Walk.

What does event participation include?

Student participation includes an event t-shirt (student t-shirt design contest winner), game ticket, off-campus lunch on date TBD with proof of game ticket, and a chance to win some great raffle prizes. Every student that turns in the completed packet and payment (suggested donation is $40/student) by April 18 will receive an exclusive Northside silicone phone wallet! The top student fundraisers per grade will win incredible prizes. Prize details to follow.

How can a parent volunteer?

We need parent volunteers! Parents are needed on the day of the event: to purchase/set up volunteer breakfast, pass out t-shirts, collect last minute paperwork, chaperone during the walk, hand-stamping at designated walk corners, supervise at major cross streets, and working the caboose (hustle the last of the students on the walk). Parent volunteers are also needed prior to the event to: stuff packets, count/track money, organize permission forms, get gift card prizes, sort t-shirts for distribution, purchase items for ice cream party, serve ice cream/toppings. Volunteers are asked to donate $20. You will get a game day ticket and event tshirt. At sign up specify t-shirt size (XS-XL). Sign-up HERE.

How else can parents help?

If you can’t volunteer, help us raise money. New this year are event sponsors. Sponsorship levels are $250-$499, $500-$999, $1000-$1999, $2000+. Company logos will be on the back of the shirts. Sponsorship deadline is 4/6, contact Matthew Schechter to be a sponsor.

Can you donate more? Can your family or friends pledge your child for the  5 miles he/she is walking? Do you want a personal online donation page? If so, contact us at and we will create your student’s own online donation page. Can you sponsor a student-in-need so that he/she can participate in the event? Can you sponsor a teacher? Add your donations on the Pledge Donation Form. We truly appreciate your generosity and support.


Please email Friends of Northside Cubby Walk event chair, Elizabeth McManus with any questions.