Daily Notices - Mon., Dec. 2
 
Seniors: Please be sure to check your student Gmail account Monday morning for a digital pass and instructions for the What’s Next for Me? event Wednesday, 12/4. A timeline of the day and additional info is available on your MyNFA>Student Portal Dashboard under "Notices & Updates."
 
Holiday Book Drive
The NFA Library is hosting our annual Holiday Children's Book Drive starting Monday, December 2 through Monday, December 16. Books for children of all ages (Birth through age 18) are needed for the recipients of the Norwich local food pantry, who cannot afford holiday gifts to give their own children. Please give a new book to help a child. Donation Book Boxes will be in each of the House Offices, and in the Library.
 
Reminder for ALL: On Wednesday, 12/4, the library will only be open during E channel and after school due to the What's Next For Me? program for Seniors.
 
Cat Shack Holiday Hours
The holidays are here, and the Cat Shack is fully stocked for all of the Wildcats on your list! We are open daily 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and during these special holiday hours:
  • December 6: 6 - 8 p.m.
  • December 14: 9 a.m. - noon
  • December 19: 5 - 8 p.m.
The Cat Shack accepts cash, check and credit cards. For more information, call 860-425-5727. Visit the Cat Shack in the Converse Building. To view this year's Cat Shack catalog, click here.
 
Playshop Auditions for NFA’s Spring Musical - “A Chorus Line”
2:30-4:30 p.m., Tues., Dec. 3, Room 8260 (Choir Room, Bradlaw).  
Students may leave following their audition. Callbacks are 2:30-4:30 p.m., Wed., Dec. 4. Students must stay for the duration of callbacks.  Contact Mr. Trostler, trostlerp@nfaschool.org
 
NFA's Newest Club - "Calm on Campus"
Beginning 2:30- 3:15 p.m, Mon., Dec. 2, in the Slater Museum's Cast Gallery, Ms. Walling will host a weekly gathering to discuss, listen, and practice the skills of living in less stress and feeling more authentic. School stress, family stress and health worries are some of the topics to discuss. Take time to care for yourself positively, and learn to understand how you live day-to-day, and practice techniques to counter unwelcome feelings and actions.
 
Weekly sessions include check-in, discussion of a topic (picked by the group), and mindfulness skill and relaxation practice, Contact Ms. Walling, wallingl@nfaschool.org
 
Norwich Late Bus
Norwich students who wish to use after-school late bus service on Mon, Tues & Thurs. must have a red, signed permission slip from the Student Affairs Office to board the bus.  Without a signed permission slip, you will not be allowed to board the bus. Please sign-up in the Student Affairs office each day you wish to take the late bus. If you have questions, see Ms. Howe.
 
Preston Late Bus
Preston students who wish to use the after-school late bus must sign up for the bus in the morning in the Student Affairs Office in Tirrell. If you do not sign up, you will not be allowed to ride the bus.
 
UCFS Smiles on the Move Program
The UCFS program - Smiles On the Move -  will be at NFA January 7-10 for dental cleanings during the school day. Registration forms are at the NFA Medical Center. This program is open to all students! For more information, click here.
 
COLLEGE & CAREER RESOURCE CENTER (CCRC) News -- Visit the CCRC, Room, 1102, Open hours:  7:15 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Mon.-Thurs.; 7:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Fri.
Drop by or make an appointment with the Career Resource Specialist, Mrs. Lauzier, or email lauzierk@nfaschool.org
 
University of New Haven Instant Decision Day
Dec. 5 -- all day.
Seniors interested in applying to the University of New Haven have a chance to reduce the entire admissions process to one day.  At the end of the meeting, a student typically receives an admissions decision. See Mrs. Lauzier for additional information and to find out how to attend. 
 
Scholarship Opportunities for Seniors:
  • New England Red Sox Service Scholarship for Connecticut: $1000 scholarship (Feb. 7th deadline)
New London Scholars Program
The New London Scholars Program at Connecticut Colleges allows 2 seniors to take a class in the Spring semester at Connecticut College for free. Students are responsible for the cost of the books and transportation. If you are interested in more information, please see your counselor or Mrs. Elliott.
 
Certified EMT Course
American Professional Educational Services offers a State-Accredited EMT Program. Any student interested in joining the evening program at American Professional to become certified as an EMT would need to be 16 by the time the course ends. The cost for the class is $1,295, and requires a $200 deposit; payment plans available. Deadline to register is Jan. 2, 2020. For more information, click here.
 
NEWS FROM PROJECT OUTREACH
Contact, Ms. Savage, Room 7101, savagej@nfaschool.org for information.
 
Be a Volunteer -- a campus runner, tour guide, reading buddy, or a volunteer in one of many other opportunities on campus or in the community. Current opportunities include:
  • Winterfest Road Race, Norwich, Sat., Dec. 7 -- Project Outreach is looking for volunteers 16 and older to be course monitors in Mohegan Park, 8:30 - 11 a.m. All Volunteers receive a t-shirt. Please sign up with Mrs. Savage before November 18. 
  • Elf Shop at Mystic Village Winter Carnival, Dec. 7
And More....Sign-ups happening now in Room 7101
 
Yearbook Sales:  The 2020 Yearbook is still available for $75.00. The book will be distributed in the spring before graduation. Don't be left out of the excitement. Go to www.nfaschool.org/yearbook to order.  Use Code 11399820, or see Ms. Fitzgerald in Room 7223.
 
ATHLETICS
To view the athletics schedule visit nfawildcats.org
 
Cheerleader Tryouts
Student-Athletes must register through FamilyID before trying out for the team. Questions? Contact Coach Gil megraygil@hotmail.com. Tryouts will be in Norton Gymnasium at the following times and dates:
  • 5-7 p.m., Mon., Dec. 2 
Senior Student-Athletes
Any senior who is committed to playing Division I or II athletics contact Mr. Wheeler, wheelern@nfaschool.org (room 3041) for information about a signing event.
 
MEETINGS 
 
Mon., Dec. 2
Student Art Association:  2:20 p.m., Room 8229. All interested students are invited to attend.  Contact Ms. Carlstrom, carlstromj@nfaschool.org
 
Calm on Campus: 2:30 p.m., Cast Gallery, Slater Museum.  All are welcome. Contact Ms. Walling, wallingl@nfaschool.org 
 
Tues., Dec. 3
Spanish Honor Society:  2:20 p.m., Room 7336, Mandatory Meeting.  Contact Ms. Mandeville, mandeviller@nfaschool.org
 
Math Team: 2:20 p.m., Room 8112.