Sunday Night Reminder - February 21
 
 
Schedule this week
 
This week features our regular hybrid learning schedule with Cohort A on campus Monday and Tuesday and Cohort B on campus Thursday and Friday.  Thursday, February 25, will be an early release day for students.
 
AP test registration -- deadline tomorrow! 
 
Please click here AP Test Registration to complete the registration form. The deadline to register is February 22. Late registration will not be accepted. You must register for all AP tests that you plan to take. 
 
Seal of Biliteracy testing
 
Attention, seniors: If you indicated interest in testing for the Seal of Biliteracy, be on the lookout for an email tomorrow. That will include all the details you need to know about the testing process for this year. The deadline to respond to Mrs. Crooks is Friday, February 26. 
 
Mobile Food Pantry distribution this Thursday
 
The United Way of Southeastern Connecticut will be hosting a drive thru mobile food pantry Thursday, February 25, beginning at 3:30 pm (until food runs out) at the Rose City Senior Center on Mahan Drive. More information can be found here
 
Calendar for next year
 
The academic calendar for 2021-2022 was approved at a recent meeting of the NFA Board of Trustees. The calendar can be found on the MyNFA Parents page. Just scroll down til you see it. 
 
Yearbooks on sale! Price goes up tomorrow!
 
The 2021 yearbook is NOW on sale. The book will be delivered in the fall this year. To order the book, go to nfaschool.org/yearbook, and enter 11399821 as the yearbook ID code. Contact Mrs. Fitzgerald at fitzgeraldc@nfaschool.org if you have any questions.
 
Maker Space Kits available!
 
The library has maker space kit available. This week's kit is "Popsicle Flashlight.” Click here for more information. The classroom code is siw62rw. Reach out to the library at 860-425-5751 or library-group@nfaschool.org for more information.
 
Keeping up with the Wildcats
 
The winter sports season is underway, and while spectators are not allowed, there is a way to see any basketball in the gym. Click here to learn more. We’re working on ways to bring attention to our other teams, too! 
 
Young Voters meet Tuesday
 
The Young Voters Society will have a Google Meet Tuesday, February 23, at 3 pm. Anyone interested in joining our work should plan to attend. If you have any questions, please email Ms. Binder at binderl@nfaschool.org. Click here to join the meeting. 
 
Boys tennis meets Thursday
 
Any boy interested in playing tennis should plan to attend a Google Meet Thursday, February 25, at 3:15 pm. Mr. Berard will discuss registration steps and the practice schedule. Click here for the meeting link. Contact Mr. Berard at berardj@nfaschool.org with any questions. 
 
Community art project
 
WE'RE ALL A PIECE OF NORWICH! Let us celebrate our uniqueness and unity as a community. Decorate a puzzle piece that represents who you are or why you love Norwich. For more information about the Community Art Project, click here or contact Mrs. Savage at savagej@nfaschool.org
 
PSAT and SAT coming up! 
 
NFA will offer the PSAT to all 10th graders on Wednesday, March 3, and the SAT to all 11th graders on Wednesday, March 24. Students will come to campus on those days for testing.  If you have more questions, contact your student’s counselor. 
 
Blood drive
 
Our Student Advisory Board will again be supporting an upcoming blood drive in Norwich. The drive will be held Friday, March 19, from 8 am to 6 pm at the Holiday Inn in Norwich. To schedule an appointment for after school, call 800-733-2767. Or, go online to redcrossblood.org and use the code EpicNorwich. Those who give will receive a free tee shirt while supplies last. 
 
Red and white days return
 
Each Tuesday and Friday will be a Red and White Day! Show off your school spirit and wear your best NFA colors. We look forward to seeing your Wildcat Pride!
 
Virtual college fair is March 10
 
Tenth and eleventh graders will receive information soon about participating in our virtual college fair Wednesday, March 10. More than 100 colleges are signed up to participate!  
 
NFA Foundation now accepting applications for Deglin Scholarship
 
The NFA Foundation is now accepting applications for the Sam and Randy Deglin Art & Noise Scholarship, established by the friends and classmates of Samantha and Randy Deglin. To apply, students are asked to submit an original creative piece revealing artistic ability through the written word, the performance of a dramatic or musical piece or works of visual art. For more information on this $1,000 scholarship and application instructions, click here. Submission deadline: Friday, March 26.
 
Cat Shack help wanted!
 
We are gearing up for Semester 2 in the Cat Shack and we need student employees! If you are in Cohort A or B and have F channel study hall, please stop by Mr. Legnos' room (6102) or Mrs. Farinha's office (8106) to pick up an application. Or, you can email Mr. Legnos at LegnosK@nfaschool.org to let him know you are interested. This is a great way to get involved on campus, get work experience and qualify for Cat Shack scholarships!
 
Virtual Calming Room remains open
 
As a reminder, our Virtual Calming Room remains open! It’s a place for students, families and staff members to find tools and strategies for managing emotions and feelings. Turn to this space when you need a break, or just want to spend some time rejuvenating. And please remember that there are always people at NFA that are here to assist students in any way possible, beginning with this virtual space. Enjoy and take some time for yourself!  Students can view the new Virtual Calming Room here, parents can view here.