Norwood-Fontbonne Academy added 24 new photos — with Maria Etzrodt Gibbons.
Last week, student accomplishments were honored at our formal convocation, the Recognition Assembly. We congratulate all of our recognized students for demonstrating excellence and striving for the “more” in academics and leadership.
It's EITC/OSTC Sign Up Day at NFA! Join the movement and be a part of the EITC/OSTC supporter community at NFA. The Sign-Up Session is being held in the Big House Dining Room, 8-10AM, for anyone—individuals and/or business owners--interested in re-directing their PA tax liability to NFA for the 2017-18 school year. E-mail myPAtaxdollars@norfon.org, call the Development Office (215-247-3811, x207) OR stop on by to make your intentions known. The July 1 submission date will be here before we know it and the funds will be exhausted within hours. Please act soon!
Last week, NFA’s seventh graders experienced the beloved Whale Watch trip to Cape Cod, MA. This overnight trip is the culmination of the school’s Signature science and social studies curriculum. However, the trip serves as more than just experiential learning. The overnight adventure has grown into a special bonding time with parents away from home and school. It truly is a once in a lifetime experience that each child encounters at NFA! Thank you to Paula Riley for sharing her pictures and capturing the essence of this trip!
NFA proudly welcomed Jon Bjornson ’12 as a guest speaker at the 8th Grade Retreat held at the San Rafaela Center last Friday. Thank you for always living the NFA vision, Jon, and best wishes to you as you attend Fordham University in the fall.
EITC-OSTC Sign Up Day is coming this Monday, May 23! Call in, stop by the Development Office, or e-mail myPAtaxdollars@norfon.org to make your choice to designate your PA taxes to NFA. Contact Terri Hutsell (215-247-3811, x207) for more information.
Congrats to all the NFA runners who competed in the Catholic Academy League Track Meet over the weekend held at St. Basil’s Academy. Thank you to Coach O’Sullivan for his leadership with the team! The team finished with 7 first place individual wins, 4 second place wins, and a win for both the 4th and 5th grade girls relay!
Family Fun Night is TOMORROW from 5:30-8:30pm! Join the NFA community for family friendly games, food, and entertainment inside and outside of Sr. James Anthony Hall. Don’t miss out on the fun. Parking is available at the Presbyterian Church adjacent to the Norwood campus.
Norwood-Fontbonne Academy added 34 new photos — with Reed Wilmerding.
NFA’s dashing 5 year-old students gathered for a white tablecloth luncheon and dance in the Commons Dining Room last week. Displaying the utmost of grace and courtesy, they shared polite conversation while sipping from stemmed glassware, and dining on a delicious lunch. This annual celebration brings our 5 year-olds together as they culminate their years in the “Houses” and look forward to their new classrooms in the Fontbonne building this fall.
The NFA Bear was in attendance at the Chestnut Hill Home and Garden Festival held yesterday! Thank you to all that visited him outside of McNally’s! He spotted many NFA students in the crowd and met many dear neighbors walking down the Avenue!
Last week, seventh grade students prepared and served food to our dear neighbors at New Visions Homeless Day Shelter in Camden, NJ. This is one of NFA’s newest locations and partnerships for service learning.
Our inquisitive JLA students were interested in learning why there was “another” Easter in May. To further their knowledge, Mrs. McGrath presented the students with a lesson last week titled:The Faith and Traditions of the Greek Orthodox Church.
Mr. Rockenbach’s 5th grade students are currently engaging on a unit in Engineering as part of their Signature science curriculum. After studying simple machines, students built their own prototype cars using K’Nex and tested their creations in the halls of NFA!