Fontbonne Academy

School Year 2012-2013

Week of January 28    

This Week at Fontbonne

Key Dates


Monday, January 28

Graduation/Baccalaureate Speaker Process Begins


Wednesday, January 30 

Catholic Schools Liturgy at 8:30 a.m.
All are welcome


Thursday, January 31

College Planning Night for Grade 11 Parents at 7 p.m.

From the Administration    


Register for Parent/Teacher Conferences


Conferences to be held on Thursday, February 7, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

(snow date is February 14).

Conference registration will be open from Monday, February 4, at 8 a.m. through Thursday, February 7, at 11 a.m.  A link to the process is on the Academics Page of the Fontbonne Academy website.  You will be led through the process by our registration software.


For those who do not have internet access, your daughters can make appointments for you on the computers at school.
Thank you!


From the Nurse's Office   


Pennies for Patients:  Help Raise $1,000

Pennies For Patients Program continues through January helping people who are sick with blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma. Send in your pennies or loose change with your daughter and have her put them in her level's collection box. Please challenge your family and friends to join us in collecting spare change and pennies that may change the lives of kids who have blood cancers. Please feel free to contact Nurse Katchpole if you have any questions. 


From the Office of Mission & Ministry     


Catholic Schools Week Liturgy

The Fontbonne Academy Community will celebrate Catholic Schools Week this week.  On Wednesday, January 30, we will gather to worship together in recognition of how we, as a Catholic School continue to "Raise the Standards." Our liturgy will begin at 8:30 a.m. and families are welcome to join us.


Chapstick Drive for Pine Street Inn

As part of our celebration of Catholic Schools Week we continue our Fontbonne tradition of reaching out to the dear neighbor by participating in a chapstick drive for the clients of the Pine Street Inn. Beginning on Monday, January 22, we are asking everyone to bring in three chapsticks and to place them into the designated basket in your homeroom. The collection ends on Friday, January 27, and the homeroom with the most chapsticks overall will win a prize. Thank you to Kathleen Ryan '15 for organizing this collection.


Optional Retreats for Juniors and Seniors

Juniors and Seniors who are interested in participating in the GIFT retreat (March 13 day-long retreat) or the Discover Retreat (April 8-9 overnight retreat) should make sure to complete the applications available in the Office of Mission and Ministry as soon as possible. More information can be found in the email sent by Ms. Denning last week.


Summer Service Retreat

Current Sophomores and Juniors are invited to apply for the Summer Service Retreat to Overlook Farm in Rutland, MA. This four-night service opportunity is designed to help develop a deeper understanding of the complex causes of hunger and poverty throughout our world. Overlook Farm is a working farm in central Massachusetts run by Heifer International. The cost of this Service Retreat is $200 and students will earn 40 hours of service towards their Fontbonne Service responsibility. Applications are due by February 11. More information can be found in the Office of Mission and Ministry. 


From the Athletic Department


Come out and cheer for the Ducks!   

From the Wellness Center

Your Super Bowl Snacks Can Earn Fontbonne Academy Money! 

You can earn Fontbonne Academy money as you shop for your Super Bowl snacks and other food items at Stop and Shop supermarkets. All you have to do is register your Stop and Shop card to start earning A+ Points.  Register your card today at;


Winter Outdoor Sports Conditioning

Our Ski, Skate, Snowboard and Soup conditioning class continues this Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. in the Wellness Center. Dress in layers and be ready to head outdoors. All those that participate in this program are invited to attend the Fontbonne Academy Cooking Club's SOUPER BOWL feast on Thursday, January 31 from 3:30-4:00 p.m.


Come to School with Your Daughter

During Love Your Body Week (February 11 - February 15) you are invited to join your daughter at all of the following events:


Tuesday, February 12

Zumba Class 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.   


Wednesday, February 13

Feature Film and Discussion: MISSrepresentation 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.   


Friday, February 15

Jump Rope Challenge Class:  6:30 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.


Fontbonne Academy, 930 Brook Road, Milton, MA 02186  617.696.3241