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Facebook IconSeptember 15, 2014 at 12:52 pm

‘We all scream for ice cream!’ means it’s back to school for NFA students. The NFAPA’s annual Ice Cream Social was held on Friday night where NFA staff could be found dishing out scoops of delicious frozen sweetness, student council members organizing games and tattoos, and guests of all ages topping off their bowls and cones from an endless buffet of yummy additions. DJ entertainment provided a festive setting where a little family party dancing helped make the social a great success and a perfect way to start our 94th school year!

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Ice Cream Social!

‘We all scream for ice cream!’ means it’s back to school for NFA students. The NFAPA’s annual Ice Cream Social was held on Friday night where NFA staff could be found dishing out scoops of delicious frozen sweetness, student council members organizing games and tattoos, and guests of all ages topping off their bowls and cones from an endless buffet of yummy additions. DJ entertainment provided a festive setting where a little family party dancing helped make the social a great success and a perfect way to start our 94th school year!

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
Facebook IconSeptember 11, 2014 at 7:05 am

Today we observe Patriot Day, marking the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks against the United States. Let us remember in heartfelt prayer, everyone whose lives were forever changed on September 11, 2001. As we pray for our dear neighbors who lost their lives and their loved ones who remain, let us also pray for peace all over the world. May God grant us the spirit to treasure each and every person as a child of God and may we be the bearer’s of God’s generous promises wherever we go. Amen.

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Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
Facebook IconSeptember 10, 2014 at 2:27 pm

Today students in grades 4-6 attended Mr. Spangenburg’s presentation about the upcoming band program at NFA. Our band director introduced students to various instruments and talked about what can be expected when you join the NFA Band. Parents are invited to learn more about the band and NFA’s other music offerings (strings and piano) on Thursday night, September 11, in the Fontbonne Commons, 7:00pm.

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NFA Band Presentation

Today students in grades 4-6 attended Mr. Spangenburg’s presentation about the upcoming band program at NFA. Our band director introduced students to various instruments and talked about what can be expected when you join the NFA Band. Parents are invited to learn more about the band and NFA’s other music offerings (strings and piano) on Thursday night, September 11, in the Fontbonne Commons, 7:00pm.

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
Facebook IconSeptember 9, 2014 at 2:23 pm

Who loves ice cream?? Everyone does! Don't miss out on the annual "Welcome Back to School Ice Cream Social" taking place this Friday, September 12, 6-8pm in the Fontbonne Commons. DJ entertainment and games, raffles, ICE CREAM, and more will be on the menu! $8 per person.

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Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
Facebook IconSeptember 9, 2014 at 10:48 am

Another alum in the spotlight! A surprise visit from Maya Bjornson ’10, one day before she left for her new digs at Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design delighted all. “The academic excellence I experienced at NFA, especially in language arts, has been the cornerstone of my education,” said Maya in her valedictorian speech at the Creative and Performing Arts High School of Philadelphia. Maya was also awarded the Pennsylvania Emergency Aid Women’s Leadership Scholarship for her commitment to social justice and for her outstanding leadership qualities. We are very proud of you, Maya, and wish you continued success!

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Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
Facebook IconSeptember 8, 2014 at 11:14 am

Congratulations to Mr. Mannix, our 7th grade English Language Arts teacher, who was spotlighted for his work with the Summer Institute of the Philadelphia Writing Project this past summer. Enjoy his interview!

https://sites.google.com/site/philwpjournal/springsummer2014/spotlight

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Interview with Michael Mannix - Philadelphia Writing Project | Journal

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The Philadelphia Writing Project supports and encourages site-wide as well as individual publications of practitioner research, educator reflections, and collaborative work in our schools. The purposes of PhilWP Journal are to (1) share promising practices among teacher consultants, (2) publish prob…

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
Facebook IconSeptember 5, 2014 at 2:11 pm

NFA is so very proud of one of our alums who recently was recognized for her basketball success in a summer league at the Mount. She is 2nd from the right! Congrats G!!
http://chestnuthilllocal.com/blog/2014/08/11/mount-summer-hipsters-win-cappiella-crown/

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Mount summer hoopsters win Cappiella crown - Chestnut Hill Local Philadelphia PA

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After winning the 2014 Lou Cappiella Summer Basketball League, the Mount St. Joseph squad poses with the championship trophy. From left: Sarah Wills, Emily

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
Facebook IconSeptember 5, 2014 at 1:27 pm

The new 1:1 technology format, integrated in the 8th grade last year, has now been expanded to our 7th grade. Today, seventh graders had an orientation and each received their new learning devices. No doubt, this technology further enhances NFA’s Signature curriculum, as students will carry their new devices across all subjects, building on the Google Apps for education.

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Chromebooks Rule!

The new 1:1 technology format, integrated in the 8th grade last year, has now been expanded to our 7th grade. Today, seventh graders had an orientation and each received their new learning devices. No doubt, this technology further enhances NFA’s Signature curriculum, as students will carry their new devices across all subjects, building on the Google Apps for education.

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
Facebook IconSeptember 5, 2014 at 9:59 am

Flowers have been placed in the Fontbonne Gymnasium in memory of NFA's beloved 8th grade teacher, drama director and coach, Russell G. Clements. Mr. Clements passed away suddenly on this day in 2001. Always in our hearts and prayers, forever with us.

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Welcome to our 94th school year!
Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
Facebook IconSeptember 4, 2014 at 3:19 pm

Mrs. Greenberg's 6C....hands down "potentiality"!

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Welcome to our 94th school year!
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Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
Facebook IconSeptember 4, 2014 at 2:18 pm

Yesterday and today, the NFA campus was filled with great promise as students return and settle into classrooms. We ask God's blessings upon them as they embark on this year of learning, growing, and being generous promises to God, themselves, and others.

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Welcome to our 94th school year!

Yesterday and today, the NFA campus was filled with great promise as students return and settle into classrooms. We ask God's blessings upon them as they embark on this year of learning, growing, and being generous promises to God, themselves, and others.

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
Facebook IconSeptember 3, 2014 at 7:02 am

Thank you, Pope Francis and Brother Mickey McGrath, for this inspiration as we welcome back our beloved students to a brand new school year this morning!

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