From the President

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Letters from The Porch

By | 2019-09-30T10:42:49-05:00 September 17th, 2019|Categories: From the President, Uncategorized|

How is it possible that we are already in our fourth week of the school year? While the sun continues to shine, we have officially entered autumn. Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Opening Liturgy and outdoor activities to bless our playground and celebrate our commitment to the environment. I hope that you [...]

Laetare Sunday – Rejoice

By | 2019-04-08T09:09:05-05:00 April 8th, 2019|Categories: From the President|

I hope this note finds you well and enjoying the start of spring. While for most of Lent we focus on prayerful reflection, traditionally the fourth Sunday in Lent is called Laetare Sunday, meaning ‘rejoice’ in Latin. The week typically provides a preview of the joy of Easter. The Gospel reading was one with which most [...]

Celebrating St. Joseph

By | 2019-03-25T10:29:15-05:00 March 25th, 2019|Categories: From the President|

For me, growing up in a school and parish community served by the Sisters of St. Joseph, March 19th has always had a very special significance. The Feast of St. Joseph was a day we recognized the quiet, humble example of Joseph. As a family we would often attend an evening mass and be invited next door to [...]

Martin Luther King Day Message

By | 2019-01-21T07:11:50-05:00 January 21st, 2019|Categories: From the President|

Dear Norwood-Fontbonne Academy Community, Today we join with our nation in celebrating the memory and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The day provides moments for reflection on the call to which we all must respond, the call to realize in our world today justice, respect, and equality for all. We can see many examples of the tenants [...]

New Year’s Message

By | 2019-01-03T13:21:55-05:00 January 3rd, 2019|Categories: From the President|

Dear Norwood-Fontbonne Community, Like most everyone this time of year, I am reflecting on the year that has past and preparing for the year ahead. In these dark, cold, wintry days it’s nice to turn our thoughts to renewal and new beginnings. Perhaps this is the year I will keep all of my new year resolutions. [...]

Friendly Letter

By | 2018-12-18T02:46:17-05:00 December 18th, 2018|Categories: From the President|

Dear Norwood-Fontbonne Community, I hope this note finds you well as we just celebrated the third Sunday of Advent and all of the joy that it brings. Here at NFA the many celebrations and observations of Advent and Christmas continue. It was wonderful seeing a packed house for our Christmas concert last Wednesday. This week is full [...]

Mrs. Burns

By | 2018-12-01T20:41:05-05:00 December 1st, 2018|Categories: From the President|

Dear Norwood-Fontbonne Community, I hope you all enjoyed a beautiful Thanksgiving. I hope it provided everyone time together with friends and family giving thanks. I had the privilege of kicking off the holiday with many alumni at our first annual all alumni reunion last Wednesday evening. Thank you, Mrs. Greenberg, for a wonderful event. It was wonderful [...]


By | 2018-11-19T18:15:37-05:00 November 19th, 2018|Categories: From the President|

Dear Norwood-Fontbonne Community, Webster’s dictionary defines thankful as follows: Conscious of benefit received, expressive of thanks, well pleased I acknowledge that this isn’t the most creative way to begin, but when faced with how to discuss being thankful, I found myself experiencing writer’s block. This seemed like a useful convention to kick things off. Each year as [...]