Sunday Night Reminder - May 22, 2022
 
Monday, May 23, begins an A week with Wednesday classes A-D.
 
Schedule updates
  • Wednesday, May 25, is an early release day for students due to professional learning opportunities for our faculty. 
  • Thursday, May 26, is the annual spring pep rally. Students, see below for a revised schedule that day. 
  • Friday, May 27, is the senior class trip. 
Spirit Week is on!
 
Spirit Week starts Monday. Let’s see your best during the course of the week! Faculty and staff will be looking for students with the most spirit who will be recognized during the pep rally on Thursday.
  • Monday, 5/23 – Fun in the Sun Day
  • Tuesday, 5/24 – Character Day
  • Wednesday, 5/25 – Anything but a Backpack Day
  • Thursday, May 26 – NFA Day
  • Friday, May 27 – Adam Sandler Day
Pep Rally Thursday and schedule change
 
The annual spring pep rally will be held Thursday, May 26. The schedule will be revised that day. It will be C, D, A, G, E, H. 
 
Senior students and parents!
 
Be sure to check your email for updates on tickets for prom and the senior trip, as well as other important information. If you haven’t seen it, the information was sent to you on Friday. Additionally, parents, if you are responsible for cap and gown payment, emails have been sent directly to you from Josten’s our third-party vendor.
 
Summer at NFA!
 
Our summer programming has been finalized. Programs available in art, dance, basketball, STEM and more. To see a complete listing and to register, go to nfaschool.org/summer.
 
FBLA meets Monday
 
Our final wrap-up and reflection meeting is tomorrow, May 23. Please try to attend as we celebrate a successful year with Squads Abroad - specifically Fermin! We will meet in 6102 at 2:20 and wrap up by 3 pm. Thank you!
 
Fishing Club trip on Monday
 
We are planning a fishing trip to Mohegan Park this Monday, May 23, at 2:30 pm. Please fill out the permission form in google classroom and post it before the trip. Please contact Mr. Davidson with any questions. Email davidsonr@nfaschool.org.
 
Dance Team meeting Monday
 
An information meeting for the Dance Team will take place Monday, May 23, from 2:30 to 3 pm in Norton Gym. Anyone interested in learning more is encouraged to attend. Questions? caldeiraa@nfaschool.org.
 
Pops Concert Thursday
 
Join us in Alumni Gym Thursday, May 26, at 6 pm for our annual Pops Concert. Students from our band, choral, and dance programs will be participating. 
 
Project Outreach volunteer opportunities
 
Please sign up with Mrs. Savage in the Project Outreach Office (room 7101) if you are able to assist in any of the following activities:
  • Wednesday, June 1 - Family Night - Norwich Senior Center 5 pm to7:45pm - volunteers will do games and crafts with kids while their parents attend a workshop. 
  • Friday, June 10 - Tough Like Tate Fundraiser - 4;30pm - 7  pm on the NFA campus - volunteers will help little kids with several carnival-like games. 
  • Saturday, June 11 - Splash and Dash Triathlon - Volunteers are needed to help with various positions, they are also looking for student photography volunteers. Registration starts at 7:30, race starts at 9:30 - Mohegan Park, Norwich
  • Saturday, June 25 - ROSE ARTS FESTIVAL in front of NFA on Chelsea Parade- Various positions and times between 9 am - 7 pm, sign up for the times that work for you- sign up early for a t-shirt 
  • Summer volunteer opportunities coming soon. Connect with Mrs. Savage (savagej@nfaschool.org) if you’d like to receive the list of opportunities.
Summer Credit Recovery
 
Parents – summer credit recovery notices were sent to your email address on file this past Thursday. Within this email, there is a link to a registration form that must be completed by June 3. There is no cost to the program this year, but seats are limited; please complete the registration form ASAP. You may contact your child's current school counselor if you have any questions.
 
Summer reading info!
 
All students are encouraged to read over the summer for fun and prizes through the Library Summer Reading Program! The more books you read, the more prizes you get!
 
Students enrolled in honors, AP or college-credit courses have required summer reading and assignments. Students with required summer assignments are also eligible for prizes if they read additional books and submit a book review.
 
Log in to your Student Portal for more information on required summer reading assignments and the Library Summer Reading Program. Remember, the more you read, the more prizes you receive!
 
Important dates
 
Here are dates for important end-of-the-year events. More information to come:
  • May 27 – Senior Trip
  • June 4 – Senior Prom
  • June 7 – Class Night
  • June 8 – Athletic Awards
  • June 16 – Graduation
Seeking advisory council members
 
Attention NFA parents and guardians, the School Counseling Department is looking for interested individuals to join our department's Advisory Council. The council will provide a way for the School Counselors to gain valuable feedback and insight about how to best support student needs, as related to school counseling, at NFA. There will be four evening meeting dates throughout the next school year (2022-23) at which departmental functions, curriculum, goals, and vision will be discussed. If you are interested, please complete this FORM. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Jay Berard at berardj@nfaschool.org or 860-425-5612.
 
Return your library books!
 
Please return your Edwin H. Land Library books! All library books are due back on Tuesday, May 31. Seniors: make sure your library books have been returned to clear all debts. Overdue books have no fine. Only damaged or lost books must be paid for.
 
News from the Anne Macaione Mitchell '44 College & Career Center 
 
Visit the Anne Mitchell College & Career Center, Room, 1221
Open hours: 7:15 am – 2:45 pm, Mon.-Thurs.; 7:15 am – 2:00 pm, Fri.
Drop by or make an appointment with the Career Resource Specialist, Mrs. Lauzier, or email lauzierk@nfaschool.org.
 
Norwich Human Services' Summer Youth Employment Program 
 
Norwich Human Services' Summer Youth Employment Program is now accepting applicants! SYEP participants will receive a minimum wage to work approximately 75 hours during July and August, pending funding. More than a summer job, this is an employment opportunity, where youth are trained in the skills that employers are seeking, including worker safety training. Additionally, participants will be provided with support like bus passes, required clothing/tools, and case management.  Students must meet mandated eligibility requirements based on income. Applicants are then chosen based on their interest and enthusiasm for work, appropriate job assignments, and vocational interest. Interested in applying? Please complete the Youth Employment Interest Form, once complete you will be contacted by a staff person. 
 
Seniors – looking for a full-time job?
 
Are you a senior looking for full-time employment after graduation? The Eastern CT Workforce Investment Board has designated two 7-week Introduction to Machine Operator summer training programs for graduating seniors who are interested in manufacturing as a career pathway. Interested in participating? Contact Mrs. Lauzier in the Anne Macaione Mitchell '44 College and Career Center.
 
If you see something, say something
 
Wildcats, we are a family, and we are all in this together. If you see something suspicious or hear something suspicious, please reach out to a trusted adult -- a teacher, counselor, coach, or member of our campus safety team. We are strong individually, but even stronger together.
 
STOPit App
 
Students, if you haven't done so, please download the STOPit app to your phone. You can find STOPit for both iOS and Android. Once you've downloaded it, installation is easy. Just search for Norwich Free Academy, select your class and you are good to go. There are no codes to enter! STOPit is a fully anonymous app where you can report any type of behavior or actions that warrant attention from an adult.