Sunday Night Reminder - June 6
 
 
Note: there will be one final Sunday Night Reminder of this academic year on Sunday, June 13. 
 
Important schedule update -- last day of school is in person
 
As a reminder, the last day of school is Wednesday, June 9. Please note this is an in-person school day. It will not be a remote learning day. It is an early release day at 11:55 am. Monday, June 7, and Tuesday, June 8, are also early release days. The schedule for each of those days is on our updated calendar. 
 
Grab and go meal distribution end date
 
Please note: the last day for free grab-and-go meal distribution is Wednesday, June 9. 
 
Chromebook return information
 
Students who have borrowed Chromebooks and power supplies should plan to return them during school hours June 7-9. Freshman can return the Chromebooks directly to the Cranston House Office. Sophomores, juniors and seniors can return them in Tirrell. Seniors: for you, the last return day is June 7, which is brunch and graduation rehearsal day. Please return the Chromebooks to the Tirrell lobby before the senior brunch. Families will be charged $275 for missing Chromebooks and $20 for missing power supplies. Thank you for your cooperation.  
 
Senior events and virtual award ceremonies
 
Information about all senior events, including graduation, and all virtual award ceremonies can be found online on both the student and parent portal. Look on the left-hand side for Senior End of Year Information. 
 
Fall sports information
 
Click here for information on fall sports starting dates and additional information, including how to register on Family ID, which is the first and most important step to take!
 
Summer programming
 
We are thrilled to offer a variety of summer programs again this year. From arts and athletics to dance, science and more, there are options for students of all ages. Registration is now open. To learn more, click here.
 
Summer volunteer opportunities
 
If you are interested in Summer Volunteer Opportunities please email Mrs. Savage in Project Outreach. Students are needed for several summer programs and projects. As things open up, we also anticipate other programs to become available throughout the summer. Contact Mrs. Savage at savagej@nfaschool.org for more information
 
Need some summer reads? 
 
Looking for something fun to read this summer but you can't get to a Library? The Edwin H. Land Library has Ebooks and Audiobooks for you to check out to your phone, laptop, or other device. Login to your student portal, then the Edwin H. Land Library Page, click the SORA APP tab, and then the link on that page. Log in to Sora with your NFA email address and start checking out Ebooks and audiobooks to listen to. By the way, if you and your friends want to read the same ebook simultaneously, check out the 13 "Sora Sweet Reads" that has unlimited simultaneous checkouts to our students, faculty and staff.
 
All students are encouraged to read over the summer for fun and prizes through the Library Summer Reading Program! Remember that every book you read/listen to this summer for fun and submit a book review can get you free gifts in the fall.
 
Here’s some great reading!
 
Our Writer’s Ink Group proudly presents its 2019-2021 Mega Magazine! Without publishing last year, this year’s magazine includes two years worth of work -- and the writing is outstanding. Click here to enjoy the work of our creative students. 

Return your library books!

All library books should be returned no later than Wednesday, June 9, the last day of school. More than 300 books are currently out and due back. Check the bottom of those book bags and look under your bed! Families will be responsible for the cost of replacing lost or damaged books. 

Spotlight on culture and language! 

Be a part of the state-wide The Story of Me Summer Learning Challenge. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to honor the cultural and linguistic diversity of NFA's students, families, and community. 

Students: 

1. Select an essential question
2. Choose one language activity, one culture activity and one community activity from each column of the choice board.
3. Create an artifact (e.g.,  poster project, artistic representation, poem, essay or story) that describes the activities you chose. 
4. See Ms. Vose in Converse, room 6113, in September for your Connecticut State Certificate of Completion.

Email Ms. Vose, voser@nfaschool.org, for more information. Note: Seniors are welcome to participate! Message for families (*this message will be translated soon.) We look forward to seeing the great things you create!

Babysitting, CPR and First-Aid courses
 
On Wednesday, June 30, we will be hosting a class taught by American Professional Educational Services. There are full and half-day options that cover babysitting, CPR and first-aid. Click here to learn more.
 
Anne Macaione Mitchell '44 College and Career Center News 

Visit the Mitchell '44 College and Career Center, Room, 1221

Open hours:  7:15 am – 2:45 pm, Mon.-Thurs.;  7:15 am – 2:00 pm, Fri. Drop by or make an appointment with the Career Resource Specialist, Mrs. Lauzier, or email lauzierk@nfaschool.org
 
Scholarship Opportunities for Seniors
 
For additional information, visit Naviance or contact Mrs. Lauzier.
New England Red Sox Service Scholarship: $1,000 (June 25 deadline)
 
Summer Job Opportunities
 
Norwich Human Services' Summer Youth Employment Program is now accepting applicants! SYEP participants will receive minimum wage to work approximately 75 hours during July and August, pending funding. In person and remote internships available. More than a summer job, this is an employment opportunity, where youth are trained in the skills that employers are seeking, including worker safety training. Additionally, participants will be provided with supports like bus passes, required clothing/tools, and case management. Students must meet mandated eligibility requirements based on income. Applicants are then chosen based on their interest and enthusiasm for work, appropriate job assignments and vocational interest. Interested in applying? Please complete the pre application through the provided link: Summer Youth Employment Pre Application.
 
Contact Mrs. Lauzier with questions about Norwich Human Services' Summer Youth Employment Program or other summer jobs.
 
Other employers looking for summer help
 
The following businesses are offering summer employment opportunities. See Mrs. Lauzier for more information. Norwich Sea Unicorns, Berry’s Ice Cream, Scottie’s Frozen Yogurt, Camp Horizons, Strawberry Park,Kids World, Friendly’s and the Norwich Recreation Department.