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Activities and Events Overview

The chart below provides an overview of events and activities sponsored by NFAPA each year.  Parents chair these committees and handle all aspects from planning to budgeting to execution.   Parents dedicate lots of time and energy to make these events GREAT!

AREA COMMITTEE/EVENT GENERAL PURPOSE
Service Aid for Friends Students and families join together to prepare bagged breakfasts for the elderly and homebound in Philadelphia.  Held on a Saturday morning – one in the Spring and one in the Fall.  All ages are needed for the assembly line.  It’s good, clean, family fun!
Fundraising Book Fair/Used Book Sale Sales of new children’s and adult books each year in October and of gently-used donated children’s and adult books in May.  Students visit the fairs with homerooms.  Volunteers help with sorting, merchandising and selling of books.
Fundraising Clothesline The collection and sale of gently-worn uniforms – each item is $5.  Generally held on the second Saturday of the month; check calendar for dates. Volunteers needed for sorting, folding, organizing and tagging clothes.  They also assist customers with finding various sizes.
Family Fun Fall Family Ice Cream Social A night of great fun for the NFA community! Ice cream sundae buffet, followed by a magic show.
Family Fun Family Fun Night A carnival held each spring on the NFA grounds, complete with games, moon bounces and food.  Teacher and parent volunteers needed for set-up, to run games and for clean-up.
Spiritual Father/Son Communion Breakfast A special tradition including Mass and breakfast with a guest speaker.  Participation includes securing speaker, setting up a day or two in advance, serving food and cleaning up on event day.
Fundraising Holiday Wreath Sale Sale of beautiful, festive holiday wreaths. Held in December for Christmas holiday with pick-up right on campus.
Interaction Homeroom Parents Each homeroom has one contact parent assigned to facilitate communication among the parents in that homeroom, and to coordinate classroom funds, parent participation and teacher gifts.  Homeroom parents help with all of these activities.
Social Hospitality Provide decorations, baked items, and/or drinks at NFAPA events as a service to our community of parents.
Sports Intramural Basketball An instructional basketball program for younger children (Grades 1-3) on Saturday mornings at Fontbonne campus and for older children (Grades 4-6) at Norwood campus.
Spiritual Liturgy Held twice throughout the year on Sunday mornings.  Extended families welcome to celebrate.  Refreshments served after Liturgy.  Volunteers participate in the Liturgy, help with set up, program distraction and welcoming families.
Family Fun March Madness A fun, pressure-free, online contest to select March Madness (college basketball) winners. Fun for all in the family!
Fundraising Merchandise From baseball hats to car magnets, sweatshirts, cookbooks and stationary, there are loads of NFA logo items to choose from!   These items are sold online and at many NFAPA events. Volunteers help sell these items at events.
NFAPA Nominating Committee Chair Process the nomination and election process per the NFAPA bylaws.
Service Outreach Outreach embraces NFA families (student body and staff) during times of personal crisis, family need and celebration.  Our volunteers respond by making meals, delivering remembrance plants and mass cards, welcoming new arrivals with a special NFA memento, and by generally providing support when and where it is needed.  For our children, family participation in Outreach extends the vision of treasuring self and others, and furthers the mission of living Gospel values.
Parents Only Parent Fun Night Casual and fun parent social evening at the school with music, food and spirits and dancing.
Sports Pep Rally A fun fall event held during the school day when students cheer on their teams and each other (Field Hockey, Football & Soccer). Volunteers help coach, plan cheers, prepare for pep rally and assist players as needed.
Family Fun Pizza Bingo An NFA community favorite!  This is a night of great fun with lots of pizza, bingo games, prizes and fun for everyone!  Volunteers help with set up and working at food and prize tables.
Fundraising Plant Sale – Holiday Sale of beautiful, festive holiday wreaths. Held in December for Christmas holiday with pick-up right on campus at school.
Parents Party Razzmatazz NFAPA bi-annual fundraising event. HUGE party with silent auction, live auction, dinner, cocktails and dancing! THE EVENT of the year. Hundreds of opportunities to donate time, energy, auction items and money.
Fundraising Plant Sale – Spring Sale of beautiful, spring annuals, herbs and hanging baskets. Held in early May in time for Mother’s Day.  Volunteers help with ordering and distribution of plants.
Fundraising SCRIP The sale of gift cards from over 100 different stores.  Available to order each Thursday via online ordering or through student folders.  Volunteers help with computer input, running errands, counting monies and processing orders.
Sports Snowball Tournament A four-day invitational tournament bringing together teams from eight of our neighboring parish schools.  Volunteers help with publicity, registration, food tables and during weekend.