Daily Notices - Mon., Oct. 7
SAB At-Large Positions
Additional At-Large Positions for the SAB are still available. These positions are filled at the discretion of the SAB Advisors.  If you are interested, collect signatures on this nomination form, and write an essay telling why you would like to be an SAB member. Return nomination papers and essay to Ms. Crooks, Room 7214, by close of school, Fri., Oct. 18. You will be interviewed by all 4 SAB Advisors on a date to be determined.
 
SAB Blood Drive
8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Tues., Oct. 22, Norton Gym
To donate blood, you must fill out and have a parent/guardian sign the permission slip, and turn it in at the Blood Drive table in the cafeteria during lunch waves or to Mr. Martin, Room 8216. Once you turn in your permission slip, you must sign up for a TIME TO DONATE.   To donate, you must be 17 years or older and you must meet the weight requirements found on the permission slip.
 
Career Resource Center (CRC) News -- Visit the CRC, 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
 
Army Representatives 
Army/Army Reserves Representative -- Wed., Oct. 9, B Channel (during lunch), Tirrell Lobby
 
College Visits
Wed., Oct. 9
  • Stonehill College, 7:25 a.m.
  • Wheaton College, 8:25 a.m.
  • UMASS Amherst, 9:25 a.m.
  • University of Tennessee-Knoxville, 10:15 a.m.
  • The George Washington University, 12:30 p.m.
  • Niagara University, 1:15 p.m.
Fri., Oct. 11
  • Saint Anselm, 7:25 a.m.
  • Bryant University, 8:25 a.m.
  • Salve Regina University, 10:15 a.m.
  • Lasell College, 1:15 p.m. 
College Campus Tours
  • TRCC: Thursday, Oct. 17. Receive a welcome from TRCC's president, participate in small group tours and mini-class experiences, and attend an information session.   The trip is open to seniors and is first-come, first-served (capped at 40 students per trip). See Ms. Lauzier for a permission slip.
Education/Training Career Cluster Panel
The Career Resource Center will be hosting a panel discussion with local professionals whose careers focus on the education/training career cluster. Panelists will answer questions about their job and the education/training required.  A wide variety of professionals within the career cluster will be present.  The panel will take place on Oct. 10, 2019 during E Channel in the Ensemble Room.  See Mrs. Lauzier for a pass to attend.  
 
Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Conference
10th-grade leaders apply (and submit a typed essay) to represent NFA in the 2020 Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Conference, a three-day seminar (June 2020) with hands-on leadership activities, other student leaders, and learning positively to impact the community.  Realize and apply your leadership talent to become an effective, ethical leader. See Mrs. Lauzier in CRC
 
College Fair
6:30 -8:00 p.m., Tues., Oct. 8, East Lyme High School
6:30 -8:00 p.m., Wed., Oct. 9, Ledyard High School  
 
Clubs & Activities Fair
Tuesday, Oct. 8,  C Channel (During Lunch), Norton Gym. Find the Schedule HERE 
 
Become more involved and learn about the many groups clubs, activities, and events at NFA. Explore new interests, and join a group.
 
Everyone will have the opportunity to visit the Co-Curricular Fair with their class. Check the list of more than 65 clubs and activities and their advisers.  Click on “Clubs & Activities” on your MyNFA>Student Portal Dashboard.
  
HOMECOMING
Homecoming is fast approaching.  Note the following deadlines for this great event.
  • Until October 7 Out of School Guest Forms (available to SENIORS only) at the Student Affairs Office, Tirrell.  Available prior to buying tickets.
Ticket on Sale (Student Affairs Office) through Fri, Oct 11, students, all grades until gone.
 
News from Project Outreach
Contact, Mrs. Savage, Room 7101, savagej@nfaschool.org for these opportunities:
  • 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.
Norwich Youth Action Council (run by Norwich Youth and Family Services) - a community civic group developing programs and projects for children and families. All are invited regardless of their town of residence.   Attend a meeting, 3-4 p.m., Mon., Oct. 7, Room 7101 to learn more.  
GROW U - Community Coalition for Children Inter-generational Conference, Wed., Oct. 30, Mitchell College.
 
Attend this conference about wellness, balance, mental health and opportunities for growth. Pick two workshops and meet other students from middle and high school, college students and adults.  Students who attend will share their learning in their workshops with Mrs. Savage and develop a project to share with our school, other schools, and/or the community. 
Limited spots available. Apply before the end of the day, Oct. 7.
Athletics: To view the athletics schedule visit nfawildcats.org
 
COMING UP THIS WEEK
 
Tues. Oct. 8 
Student Club & Activities Fair - See above
 
Thurs., Oct. 10
Early Dismissal @ 11:55 a.m.  - Students
Schedule:  F, D, E, A (This schedule follows a normal Thursday rotation, so split channels that meet on Thursday will meet).
 
LOOKING AHEAD
 
Mon, Oct. 14
Columbus Day - No School
 
Wed., Oct. 16, 2019
PSAT Testing, Grades 9-11
Special Programming, Grade 12
More information coming in the next week.
 
Sun., Oct. 20
Open House for Prospective Students & Families - 1p.m.
 
Mon - Fri. Oct. 21 - 25
Spirit Week -- Details posted on your MyNFA>Student Portal Dashboard.
 
Sat., Oct 26
Homecoming -- Pre Game events begin at 10:30 a.m.
Homecoming Dance -- 7 - 10 p.m., Alumni Gym
 
And, of course, you are not alone.  Many adults are here to help – parents, teachers, house principals, school counselors, and student assistance personnel, coaches, advisers, staff – you name it -- NFA has adults who want you to succeed.  Let them help you.