Sunday Night Reminder - Feb. 2
This week! -- Exploring Opportunities
This Thursday, February 6, current 9th, 10th and 11th graders will have the opportunity to meet teachers and visit classrooms as part of our annual Exploring Opportunities Day. Believe it or not, class registration for next year happens in February, so this gives students a chance to seek out teachers to learn about classes that may interest them for next year. An email will be sent to students tomorrow (Monday, February 3) with details, and, that same day, information will be available on both the MyNFA student and parent portals.
 
Tuesday, February 4 - Extended Homeroom
9th, 10th and 11th grade students will receive the 2020-2021 Course Catalog, course selection sheet, and instructions for Exploring Opportunities and the course registration process. 12th grade students will be measured for their graduation cap and gown. 
 
The schedule for the day will be:
  • G1 - 7:25-8:25
  • Homeroom - 8:30-8:45
  • A2 - 8:50-10:00
  • B2 - 10:05-11:05
  • C2 - 11:10-1:05
  • D2 - 1:10-2:10
February Spirit Days
The Student Advisory Board is once again sponsoring our upcoming NFA Days! Celebrate your school spirit and show your #wildcatpride.
  • February 6 - NFA Day (also Exploring Opportunities Day!)
  • February 27 - NFA Day - early release day
Daily Notices Reminder
Be sure to check your Daily Notices - Week of Feb. 3, on your MyNFA student portal. There are a lot of clubs and activities meeting this week!
 
FAFSA Day
NFA will host a Free Application For Student Aid (FAFSA) Day event Thursday, February 6, in the library computer lab from 8 to 11 am. College financial aid representatives and NFA school counselors will be on hand to offer personalized assistance to any family needing to submit the FAFSA application.
 
Reserved time slots are available to ensure faster service, but drop-ins are also welcome. To reserve your meeting time, contact Jay Berard, school counselor, at 860-425-5612 or berardj@nfaschool.org.
 
Meetings will go much smoother if both parent(s) and student create a FAFSA PIN prior to the meeting. This can be done here: https://fsaid.ed.gov. In order to complete the FAFSA, 2018 tax returns are needed for both parents and students. Please utilize the FAFSA Checklist to ensure you bring any required material. We look forward to assisting you in this important step of the college process.
 
REMINDER: Class of 2020
On Tuesday, February 4, 2020 during an extended mandatory homeroom period the class of 2020 will order their graduation caps and gowns. Seniors will provide their full given name (per their birth certificate) for diploma, and height & weight for the cap and gown order. This homeroom is for ordering only. Caps and gowns are $30; payment will be due by March 31st, and can be made in the Shattuck House office. Questions? Contact Heather Jakan at jakanh@nfaschool.org.
 
Thirteenth Annual "Love Bites" Fundraiser
LOVE BITES are back! Send someone special a sweet treat. Two chocolate chip cookies with a heart message will be delivered the morning of Friday, February 14.  Each Love Bite is just a $1. Support the Class of 2021! Hearts will be delivered to your location for you to fill out. Send the completed hearts with money to Bradlaw 8250 by Friday, February 7. Questions? Contact Melissa Cassidy at cassidym@nfaschool.org.
 
Kudos to our School Counselors!
February 3-7 is National School Counselors Week. Kudos to our amazing team of School Counselors who guide, support, teach, encourage and inspire every day. Students, a reminder that this team is here to help. Ask when needed. They are ready!
 
New home for the CCC
The College & Career Center 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 am – 2:45 pm, Monday - Thursday.; 7:15 am – 2:15 pm, Friday. Check Daily Notices to learn about college recruiter visits, college application workshops, military recruiters and presentations, scholarship opportunities, and more. 
 
Coming Up
 
Athletics: To view the athletics schedule visit nfawildcats.org
 
Tuesday, February 4 - Homeroom extended until 8:45 am (see schedule above)
 
Thursday, February 6
  • Exploring Opportunities Day
  • NFA Day! Show your school pride!
A Look Ahead
 
Friday, February 14
  • 2020-21 Course Registration due via PowerSchool
  • early dismissal for students, faculty and staff
Monday, February 17 and Tuesday, February 18 -- President’s Day recess -- no school