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Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
Facebook IconOctober 1, 2014 at 1:12 pm

What makes NFA a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School?? Check out this video shared yesterday with our students during the Blue Ribbon Celebration!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGlrgGepj_c

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NFA- 2014 National Blue Ribbon School
Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
Facebook IconSeptember 30, 2014 at 5:05 pm

Today, at 1:30 pm, NFA was named a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School Immediately following this thrilling announcement, the entire school gathered for a surprise celebration. Amidst hundreds of blue balloons, students and staff shared blue ribbons with each other, enjoyed a blue water ice, finally cheering and dancing to the familiar song, “ Celebration!” It was a great day to tie a blue ribbon around our beloved NFA!! Thank you to everyone for being ‘true blue’ as we celebrate this coveted honor. #nationalblueribbonschool

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NFA is TRUE BLUE

Today, at 1:30 pm, NFA was named a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School Immediately following this thrilling announcement, the entire school gathered for a surprise celebration. Amidst hundreds of blue balloons, students and staff shared blue ribbons with each other, enjoyed a blue water ice, finally cheering and dancing to the familiar song, “ Celebration!” It was a great day to tie a blue ribbon around our beloved NFA!! Thank you to everyone for being ‘true blue’ as we celebrate this coveted honor. #nationalblueribbonschool

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
Facebook IconSeptember 30, 2014 at 3:57 pm

We are sharing the link of Education Secretary Arne Duncan's announcement earlier today naming NFA among 336 schools across the USA as a National Blue Ribbon School for 2014. NFA is TRUE BLUE!

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/53395916

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2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools Announcement

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2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools Announcement

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
Facebook IconSeptember 30, 2014 at 2:18 pm

BREAKING NEWS!!! NFA is True Blue!!
With great joy and pride we announce that NFA was named a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School this afternoon by United States Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan. We share this prestigious honor with the entire NFA community, and celebrate with one another this unique stamp of excellence. NFA is among 333 schools across the nation and the only elementary school in Philadelphia to receive this award. Follow the link to find out more and please share this thrilling news with family, friends, and neighbors!

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Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
Facebook IconSeptember 26, 2014 at 10:59 am

The NFA community extends their deepest sympathy and prayers to the Whaumbush family as they mourn the loss of Mrs. Angela Whaumbush who passed away on September 20. A former NFA parent, Mrs. Whaumbush is survived by her husband Jacque and their three children, Jacque III '04, Ransford '05, and Bianca '08.
A celebration of Angela’s life will be held tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 27, at Devereux United Methodist Church, 2527 W. Allegheny Ave, Philadelphia, 10:30 a.m. A viewing will take place at 9:00-10:30.

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Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
Facebook IconSeptember 25, 2014 at 12:47 pm

NFA will have a booth at the upcoming Chestnut Hill "Fall for the Arts" Festival on Oct. 5, 11am-5pm. Stop by to visit our table at the corner of Southampton and Germantown Ave. Thank you to our wonderful parent and staff volunteers for your presence as we share our NFA story and join the community in celebration of fall and the arts! We are still in need of volunteers to help out. Please contact Terri Hutsell in the Communications office, thutsell@norfon.org if you are available. Alums are more than welcome to support the effort!

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Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
Facebook IconSeptember 24, 2014 at 11:41 am

NFA proudly welcomed back Nora Cipressi ’11(far left) and Katie Shreero '11 (2nd from right) yesterday. Both ladies are seniors at Mount St. Joseph Academy and visited NFA to share their high school insights with our 8th grade girls who are beginning to ponder their future high school choices. Thank you, ladies, for your faithful support!

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Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
Facebook IconSeptember 23, 2014 at 1:22 pm

"With one voice" the NFA community celebrated many generous promises among us with prayer, song, and thanksgiving during this morning's Opening School liturgy. Thank you to Fr. Mike McCue who continues to live out his generous promise as priest and presider at our liturgies. May our generous God bless this 94th school year with great promises to come!

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Generous promise opens 94th school year

"With one voice" the NFA community celebrated many generous promises among us with prayer, song, and thanksgiving during this morning's Opening School liturgy. Thank you to Fr. Mike McCue who continues to live out his generous promise as priest and presider at our liturgies. May our generous God bless this 94th school year with great promises to come!

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
September 22, 2014 at 1:44 pm

Calling all NFA families and alums! Please share with us your "Good News" so we can include it in the upcoming fall/winter NFA Magazine. Send information to Terri Hutsell, NFA Communications Manager, at thutsell@norfon.org. The deadline to receive submissions is Monday, Sept. 29. Be sure to email a photo or 2 if you have one! Thank you for helping us to spread the great news about our students and graduates.

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
Facebook IconSeptember 22, 2014 at 9:23 am

From Coach Porter: “So proud of our NFA Lady Bears. They played into the semi-finals of the 'Hockey for the House' Tournament at Germantown Academy this weekend. Great day of hockey and fun too!” From all of us, "Have a great game against Notre Dame this afternoon and gooooo, Lady Bears!!"

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Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
Facebook IconSeptember 19, 2014 at 9:25 am

We love it when our alums come to visit and especially when they come back to NFA and serve as coaches. Some of these older brothers came to cheer their younger siblings on at the NFA v. GMA football game on Wednesday (both Varsity and JV won!!) and Santino D’Angelo ’11, is one of our coaches for the JV team!

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Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
Facebook IconSeptember 18, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy added a new photo.

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OverDrive on Campus!
Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
Facebook IconSeptember 18, 2014 at 4:37 pm

Thank you, Miss Craige and Mr. Muller, for bringing OverDrive to NFA! The media center/library has now been upgraded to offer digital book-lending to all 4th-8th graders who have a pre-registered, approved e-reader! Today was "read an e-book" day and a few of our 5th graders logged on to check out their first e-books from the e-library collection!

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OverDrive on Campus!

Thank you, Miss Craige and Mr. Muller, for bringing OverDrive to NFA! The media center/library has now been upgraded to offer digital book-lending to all 4th-8th graders who have a pre-registered, approved e-reader! Today was "read an e-book" day and a few of our 5th graders logged on to check out their first e-books from the e-library collection!

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
Facebook IconSeptember 18, 2014 at 9:37 am

September 18 is “Read an e-book” Day…a large digital reading event that brings awareness and appreciation for e-books. NFA is participating by launching OverDrive…a new technology that will allow our students to borrow e-books through our Media Studies Center for their e-readers and tablets.

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Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
Facebook IconSeptember 17, 2014 at 4:06 pm

Wow!! The Bears are off to a great start at GMA. 13-0 at the quarter and now another touchdown scored! Let's go Bears!!

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