As Co-Presidents of the Norwood-Fontbonne Academy Parents’ Association (NFAPA), we would like to extend a warm welcome to all students and their families.
Every parent and guardian of a Norwood-Fontbonne Academy (NFA) student is a member of the NFAPA. Through the efforts of many dedicated volunteers, the NFAPA organizes and facilitates events throughout the school year. We believe every parent has something valuable to offer the school community, and we welcome your involvement and contributions. Thank you for sharing your interests, talents, and time. We value you greatly!
With a few exceptions, the NFAPA will hold meetings on one Tuesday of every month. These meetings are open to all and will take place in the Big House Dining Room of the Norwood Campus. Additionally, we have scheduled one general meeting on October 16 to take place at Fontbonne Commons. This general meeting is designed to keep our school community informed of various events and activities offered by the NFAPA throughout the year. These meetings provide a wealth of information. All parents and guardians are encouraged to attend.
Date Time Location
09/05/2019 7:30 PM Norwood – Big House Dining Room
09/24/2019 7:30 PM Norwood – Big House Dining Room
10/16/2019 7:30 PM Fontbonne Commons
11/05/2019 7:30 PM Norwood – Big House Dining Room
12/03/2019 7:30 PM Norwood – Big House Dining Room
01/07/2019 7:30 PM Norwood – Big House Dining Room
02/04/2019 7:30 PM Norwood – Big House Dining Room
03/19/2019 9:15 AM Norwood – Big House Dining Room
04/07/2019 7:30 PM Norwood – Big House Dining Room
Early May TBD – TBD
05/28/2019 7:00 PM Norwood – Big House Dining Room
We hope that you take advantage of the many NFAPA volunteer opportunities. Our children benefit the most when parents and guardians actively participate in their children’s educational experience. Please familiarize yourself with all of the events and activities that NFAPA has to offer in the guide below. Additionally, you will find contact information for chairpersons and NFAPA board members.
We are grateful to serve you as co-presidents of NFAPA for the 2019-2020 school year. Please feel free to contact us at any time with questions and or feedback.
Karen Assaf and Judy Lloyd
|Service||Aid for Neighbors||Students and families join together to prepare sandwiches and pantry items for those in need in Philadelphia and in Camden, N.J. Held on a Saturday morning – one in the spring and one in the fall. All ages are needed for the assembly line.|
|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 the spring. Students and their homerooms visit the fairs. Volunteers help with sorting, merchandising and selling of books.|
|Fundraising||Clothesline||The collection and sale of gently worn uniforms – each item is $5. 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 family activities.|
|Family Fun||Family Fun Night||A on-campus carnival-like event held each spring, complete with games, moon bounces and food. Faculty and staff, and parent volunteers needed for set up, to run games and for clean up.|
|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 parent participation.|
|Social||Hospitality||Provide decorations, baked items, and/or drinks at NFAPA events.|
|Sports||Intramural Basketball||An instructional basketball program for grades 1 to 3 on Saturday mornings at Fontbonne campus and for grades 4 to 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 and welcoming families.|
|Fundraising||Merchandise||NFA spirit items are sold online and at many NFAPA events. Volunteers help sell these items at events. From baseball hats to car magnets, sweatshirts, cookbooks and stationery, there are loads of NFA logo items to choose from!|
|NFAPA||Nominating Committee Chair||Process the nomination and election process per the NFAPA bylaws.|
|Service||Outreach||Volunteers make meals, deliver remembrance plants and mass cards, welcome new arrivals with a special NFA memento, and provide support when and where it is needed to NFA families, faculty and staff.|
|Sports||Pep Rally||Held during the school day when students cheer on their teams and each other for fall sports and Snowball, our basketball tournament, 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||Signature NFA Event||Major friend and fundraising event. HUGE party with silent auction, live auction, dinner, cocktails and dancing! THE EVENT of the year. Many opportunities to donate time, talent, treasure, energy, and auction items.|
|Fundraising||Plant Sale – Spring||Held in early May in time for Mother’s Day, volunteers help with ordering and distribution of spring annuals, herbs and hanging baskets.|
|Fundraising||Gift Cards||Available to order each Thursday via online ordering or through student folders, volunteers help with computer input, running errands, counting monies and processing gift card orders from over 100 stores.|
|Sports||Snowball Tournament||A five-day invitational tournament bringing together teams from eight of our neighboring parish schools, volunteers help with publicity, registration, food tables and during the weekend.|