Daily Notices - Week of Feb. 10
Pep Rally on Friday!
The winter pep rally will be held Friday. The rally will be held D channel for juniors and seniors and E channel for freshman and sophomores. Students should report to class first for attendance before being escorted to the gym by teachers.
 
The rally will include student recognition; performances by Unified Dance, Cheerleading, Gymnastics and the Dance Team; a Shooting Stars competition; tug-of-war and more! Wear red and white and show your #wildcatpride!
 
February Spirit Days
The Student Advisory Board is once again sponsoring our upcoming NFA Days! Celebrate your school spirit and show your #wildcatpride.
  • February 27 - NFA Day - early release day
WE'VE MOVED! COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER (CCC) -- The CCC has a new home in the Land Library (top of the stairs as you enter the library)! We're here to help with college essays and applications, resume writing, working papers, job placement, etc. Open hours:  7:15 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Mon.-Thurs.; 7:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Fri. Questions? Drop by or make an appointment with the Career Resource Specialist, Mrs. Lauzier, or email lauzierk@nfaschool.org

CareerConn 2020
Attention 11th and 12th grade students: CT Office of Higher Education's is hosting CT's largest one day occupational career expo, 'CareerConn 2020' on March. 19th, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM in Hartford. During the field trip students will have the opportunity to visit the expo and learn from industry insiders during six career track workshops: healthcare, automotive, hospitality, computer based occupations, manufacturing/construction, professional beauty. For more information or to pick up a permission slip visit the College and Career Center, 1221. The trip is open to the first 40 students who return permission slips.

Introduction to Fire Service Course
Attention 11th and 12th grade students: Enroll now in the Introduction to Fire Service Course. Through this course students will learn about the rigorous training required of a modern firefighter interested in serving his/her community as a volunteer or career firefighter. The class will be held over 7 full days (8:30 am-3:00 pm), March - May. Transportation will be provided to and from the class. Students who participate will earn 1/2 credit. For more information on enrolling visit the College and Career Center, 1221.

Scholarship Opportunities for Seniors:

  • New England Red Sox Service Scholarship for Connecticut: $1,000 scholarship (EXTENDED TO Feb. 14th deadline)
  • University of Connecticut ECE Scholarship: $500 scholarship (February 26th deadline), must be taking an ECE class to apply
  • Charter Oak Federal Credit Union Scholarship: $2000.00 (March 16th deadline), must a primary member of Charter Oak Federal Credit Union      
  • St Anthony Chapel Scholarship: Award Varies Year to Year (April 1st deadline)
  • The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut Scholarship: Awards Vary (April 3rd deadline)   
  • Chelsea Groton Bank Scholarship: $500.00 (April 9th deadline)
  • The Cynthia A. Carano Memorial Scholarship: Award Varies, Minimum $500.00 (May 1st deadline), must be a graduate from Preston Plains Middle School.

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...Sign-ups happening now in Room 7101
  • Project Outreach is looking for volunteers for all study hall channels for the second semester. Volunteers help with the delivery of passes and small projects. Volunteers will have their study hall switched to the Project Outreach room. See Mrs Savage to sign up in room 7101
  • Project Outreach is looking for volunteers for the Reading Buddies Program during C1, D1, B2 and G2 study halls. Reading Buddy volunteers go to a local elementary school and read to students and return in time for their next class. Sign up with Mrs Savage if interested in room 7101
  • Backus Hospital will be accepting applications for their summer volunteer program starting February 1st until February 7th. If you are interested in applying for this program please see Mrs. Savage in the Project Outreach Office room 7101 for more information and an application. Applications will not be accepted early or late for this program so plan accordingly.
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
 
ECC Boys & Girls Basketball Championship Tickets
Tickets for the Girls and Boys ECC Basketball Championships at Mohegan Sun Arena are now on sale. Tickets are $10 each. If using the no fees link, the code is "ECC". Avoid standing in line, purchase your tickets prior to the event. Every individual entering the arena, will need a ticket.
 
Girls – February 25, 2020 - Mohegan Sun Arena
 
Boys – March 3, 2020 - Mohegan Sun Arena
 
Senior Student-Athletes
Any seniors who are playing Division 1, 2, and 3 sports in college, please email Mr. Wheeler your information or stop by room 3041.
 
MEETINGS
 
Fashion Club: Thurs., Feb. 20, 2:20pm, Ensemble Room. Model workshop for those participating in the fashion show
 
TRAVEL
Any student interested in traveling to Scandinavia (Norway, Denmark, Sweden) in the summer of 2021 should see Mrs. Seng in room 3126 for more information. Additional information can be found online: www.eftours.com/2309059pf.
 
Any students interested in traveling to seven countries in Europe in July 2021 with People to People Student Travel should see Ms. Serra in Room 8105 for more information, or send an email to serrab@nfaschool.org.