NFAPA Activities and Events Overview

//NFAPA Activities and Events Overview
NFAPA Activities and Events Overview 2019-09-17T12:44:42-05:00


The NFAPA goals include building a strong parent/student community, raising funds for the school, and increasing awareness of and compassion for those in need. NFA issues a monthly calendar in the VCF for all parents listing all NFA and NFAPA activities. Please consult this calendar regularly for the most updated information. Below is an alphabetized listing of all NFAPA events and activities for the 2019-2020 school year; the listing also briefly describes the volunteer responsibilities for each event/activity.

Aid for Friends Service Students and families join together to prepare bagged breakfast for the elderly and homebound in Philadelphia. Held on a Saturday morning, one in the spring, one in the fall. All ages are needed—children and adults for assembly line. Usually 2 to 3 hours. Shannon Helenski
Book Fair Fundraising Sales of new children’s and adult’s books each year in October. Students visit the fair with their homerooms. All monies benefit the library. Volunteers help with book sorting, merchandise and book sales.

Nanci Fitzgerald

Colleen Howard

Bowling-Mother/Son Family Fun A time for mother and son bonding during a day of bowling Paula Riley
Clothesline Fundraising The collection and sale of gently worn uniforms. Generally held on the second Saturday of the month; check the calendar for dates. Volunteers needed for sorting, folding, organizing and tagging clothes. They will also assist customers with sizing. Kelly Overcash
Family Fun Night Family Fun A carnival held each spring on the Norwood campus, with games, moon bounce, and food. Teacher and parent volunteers needed for set up, to run games, and clean up. Paula Riley
215-284-1914Maryann O’Leary-Salas
Gift Card Program Fundraising (NFAPA) SCRIP Gift Card Program runs a weekly fundraiser every Thursday through Great Lakes Scrip that allows our parents to purchase gift cards from over 700 vendors. (Each time you use an NFA Gift Card to shop, you’ll earn a portion back for NFA—and for you, too!) Families earn rebates twice a year. Gift cards are available to order online, via order form, or email/text. Volunteers help with computer input, processing orders, counting monies and running raffles. Last year the program raised $12,500 for NFA!

Mollie Egginton

Michelle Schoen

Holiday Wreath Sale Fundraising Sale of beautiful festive holiday wreaths. Held in December for the Christmas holiday with on-campus pick up.

Judy Lloyd

Ann McNamee

Hospitality Social Provide decorations, light refreshments such as baked items, and/or drinks at NFAPA events as a service to our community of parents.

NFAPA General Meeting:

Kelsey Riethmiller

Advent Liturgy:
Looking for volunteers

Ice Cream Social Family Fun A special welcome back to school event for NFA families and friends! Ice cream, face painting tattoos, DJ and lots of fun!

Cindy Bernstiel

Needs shadow

Intramural Basketball Sports An instructional basketball program for younger children (grades 1 to 3) on Saturday mornings at Fontbonne campus and for older children (grades 4 to 6) at Norwood campus. Brien Tilley
Liturgy-Advent Spiritual Held on a Sunday morning, all families are welcome to join in the celebration. Refreshments served after Liturgy. Volunteers participate in the Liturgy; help with set up, program distribution and welcoming families.

Paula Riley

Melanie Zamichieli

Mary Kate May

Merchandise-Spiritwear Fundraising Choose from an array of NFA logo items; apparel and much more!

Jen Tornetta

Event Team:
Ann McNamee
Brie Stossel
Joyce Petrenchak

NFA 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run Family Fun A 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Run in the fall for NFA families and friends. Volunteers work at registration table, water stations, and greet participants across the finish line. Nanci Fitzgerald
Outreach Service Outreach embraces NFA families (student body and staff) during times of personal crisis, family need and celebration. Volunteers make meals, deliver remembrance plants and mass cards, welcome new arrivals with special NFA mementos, and provide support where needed. Family participation extends the vision of measuring self and others, and furthers the mission of living Gospel values.

Danielle Griffith

Teresa Rodgers

Pep Rally

(Homecoming and Snowball Tournament)

Sports Held during the school day twice a year when students cheer on fall teams (field hockey, football, and soccer), winter teams (basketball) and each other. Volunteers help coach, plan cheers, prepare for Pep Rally and assist girls as needed. Volunteers needed to choreograph dance/cheers, teach students and schedule and organize practices.

Karen Assaf

Jen Tilley

Pizza Bingo Family Fun NFA community favorite, complete with a night of great fun, pizza, bingo games, and prizes for all! Volunteers set up and work food and prize tables. Jen Tilley
Spring Plant Sale Fundraising Held in May, in time for Mother’s Day, volunteers help with distribution and organization of spring annuals, herbs and hanging baskets.

Judy Lloyd

Brie Stossel

Snowball Tournament Sports A four-day invitational basketball tournament bringing together teams from eight of our neighboring schools. Volunteers help with publicity, registration, and food tables during weekend.

John and Sharon Donovan

Tim and Colleen Howard

Staff Appreciation Luncheons NFAPA The NFAPA coordinates and serves a special Welcome Back luncheon as well as three additional luncheons for NFA faculty and staff.

Back to School Lunch:

Sue Hohenleitner

Needs shadow

Other Lunches (3):

Jenny Forti

*individual events staffed by committee

Trips and Outings Family Fun Research and organize trips and outings for the NFA community. Greg McNamee
Used Book Sale Fundraising Sales of gently used donated children’s and adult’s books in May. Students visit the fair with their homerooms. All monies raised benefit the library. Volunteers help with sorting books, merchandising and selling books.

Ann McNamee

Jen Tornetta

Volunteer Coordinator NFAPA Connect and engage with parents to help them learn what NFAPA volunteer opportunities are available to them and their families. Shakeeha Saunders