Daily Notices - Thu., Dec. 6

News 

Community Caroling Night
Join Project Outreach, 5-8 p.m., Mon., Dec. 10 for a Community Caroling Event at local shelters and residential facilities. 
Meet in the Project Outreach Room for pizza first. Please bring one unwrapped toy that night for the bus company’s toy drive. Limited the first 30 students to sign up. Sign-up by Fri., Dec. 7. Permission slips are required.

Pet Supply Drive
Support NFA Animal Advocates Club with a donation of pet food, toys, and other supplies. Bring donations to the dog house boxes in each House Office before Fri., Dec. 21. 

Annual Black College Tour
April 14-19 (Spring Break). Open to all students - accepting applications until filled.
Visit Howard University, Morgan State, NC A&T State, Winston Salem State, Shaw University and UNC (Chapel Hill). 
Cost - $325 (includes transportation and hotels.) $100 deposit required. Visit the Diversity Department for an application and more information.

Cat Shack Holiday Hours 

  • Fri., Dec. 14 -- 2:30- 6 p.m. . 
  • Sat., Dec. 15 -- 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
  • Tue., Dec. 18 -- 5 - 8:30 p.m.

Winter at Slater -- Fun, Crafts & Shopping --  beginning, Dec. 14

  • Deck the Halls -- Special Holiday Exhibition & Sale
  • Holiday Shopping Night -- the Museum Gift Shop, deals, snacks, and fun
  • Original Fine Art Sale -- McCloys, Wings, and more
  • Make Your Own Wreath Event

Army National Guard Educational Benefits Presentation
Learn about the educational benefits of joining the Army National Guard, Tue., Dec. 11 during B Channel in the Career Resource Center, 1102. Register by visiting the CRC for a pass or by email Mrs. Lauzier at lauzierk@nfaschool.org.

FREE Fishing Trip
Join the Fishing Club on a FREE fishing trip to Mohegan Park, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Fri., Dec. 14. Transportation will be provided to and from NFA. See Mr. Johnson in Slater room 5011 for permission slip.

Book Drive Through Fri., Dec. 14
The Library is collecting new or almost new books that children (ages 0-18) could receive as presents this holiday season. Drop off books at the Edwin H. Land Library or in any house office.

Spring Musical Auditions
Auditions for "Urinetown" are 2:30-4:30 p.m., Tue., Dec. 18 in the choir room (8260). Students may leave following their audition. Callbacks are 2:30-4:30 p.m., Wed., Dec. 19. Students must stay for the duration of callbacks.

Contact Mr. Trostler at trostlerp@nfaschool.org for audition materials. Many roles are available for males and females, actors, singers, and dancers.

FOR SENIORS ONLY- FREE Dining in the Brickview
Enjoy delicious, student-created entrees and outstanding customer service in the Brickview. Check in with Ms. Martin in the Bradlaw House Office on Tuesdays and Thursdays before 10 am. If student reservations are remaining, you can sign up and receive a Brickview invitation to eat for FREE that day (good for you and a "plus one").  

You can not sign up other students, and you can not make a reservation for a future date.  

Questions? Email Mrs. Farinha at farinhal@nfaschool.org.

Graduation Information
Attention Seniors: In early 2019, we will be placing the order for your cap and gown. At that time you will also confirm the spelling of your legal name for your diploma. Participation in the June graduation ceremony requires the wearing of the traditional cap, gown, and tassel.

The cost of your graduation cap and gown has been added to your Power School account in the amount of $29. Payment must be made by April 30, 2019. You may bring payment to Ms. Martin in the Bradlaw Office at any time before April 30. Payment may be made by cash, money order, or check payable to NFA. Those students on free or reduced lunch may see their guidance counselors for financial assistance.

2019 New England Red Sox Service Scholarship Program
$1,000 scholarship awarded to a graduating high school senior based on 1. Demonstrated For those pursuing a two or four-year degree at any college, or university in the fall of 2019.

See Mrs. Lauzier in the Career Resource Center (1102) for more information. Deadline - February 8.

Norwich & Preston Late Bus
Late buses are now available for Norwich and Preston. Sign up in Student Affairs before 1 p.m. to take the bus.

Norwich Late Bus -- Mon., Tue., and Thu.; pick-up 4:45 p.m.
Preston Late Bus -- Mon. through Thu.;  pick-up 4 p.m.

Lost and Found
Lost items found on campus are sent to Project Outreach - Room 7101 (except electronics). Electronic items are sent to Campus Safety. Check with PO more than once if you have lost something. Label your belongings - labeled items are easy to return.

Wildcat LOFT Seeking Volunteers
Wildcat LOFT is a clothing/food pantry open to all students. Volunteers organize, record, and help other students looking for items. Apply with Mrs. Kutia in the Diversity Office, Converse 6115, or email at kutias@nfaschool.org.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Project Outreach Runners - deliver passes, conduct school tours, help with projects, and more. If you have a study hall and would like to be a PO runner, see Mrs. Savage in Room 7101 Tirrell or email savagej@nfaschool.org.

Yearbook
NEW - NFA's yearbook will arrive in the SPRING. In early June, seniors' books will be distributed. Following senior distribution, underclassmen will receive their books. Only a very limited number of extra books will be available so order today!

Order now for $75 at nfaschool.org/yearbook - use code 11399819.

Spring events will be featured in a 16 page, full-color Graduation Magazine for $10.00.

FREE After School Snack and Dinner
A free Grab-and-Go Snack is available to all NFA Students from 2:10-2:30 p.m. each day in the cafeteria.

Free dinner is available from 4 - 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, in the back cafeteria for all NFA students age 18 and younger. The dinner complies with Connecticut State meal requirements. Students sign in to participate and eat dinner in the cafeteria. No grab-and-go or takeout.

For more information, contact Director of Student Affairs Mr. Iovino in Tirrell or email him at iovinoj@nfaschool.org.

UK & Ireland Trip
Summer 2019 - see Ms. Serra in room 8105 for more information.

Galapagos Island Trip
June 2019 - see Mrs. Seng in Shattuck or email sengm@nfaschool.org.

 

Meetings

Thu., Dec. 6

  • Ice Skating Club: 2:15 p.m. - Room 3145.
  • Italian Club: 2:15 p.m. - Room 7231.
  • Amnesty International: 2:20 p.m. - Room 3123.

Tue., Dec. 11

  • Spanish Honor Society: 2:20 p.m. - Room 7336.

Thu., Dec. 13

  • Asian Cultures Club: 2:15 p.m. - Room 7201. Join ACC for a showing of Crazy Rich Asians.

Tue., Dec. 18

  • Student Art Association: 2:20 p.m. - Room 8226.

Events

Athletics: To view the athletics schedule visit nfawildcats.org