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In response to the violence that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia this past weekend, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood would like to share this message - please click on the title above for larger text - and the entire message.
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2017 Golf and Tennis Classic

This year, to celebrate Fontbonne's 80th anniversary, the 2017 Golf and Tennis Classic will be held at the Hempstead Golf and Country Club on Thursday, October 19th. For more details and information, please call or email Gloria Musto at 718-748-0047 or musto@fontbonne.org. For tickets to the Classic, please click on the link above.
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Rising Star, Kristina Scarfo

On Thursday, June 22nd, Schneps Communications and Star Network honored over 40 of the borough's best and brightest at the 2017 "Stars Under 40" Awards and Networking Event. Among the honorees was our very own - a Rising Star - Kristina Scarfo. She was honored for her outstanding scholastic achievement, participation in a research project at St. Joseph's University, and her accomplishments as an athlete (4-year Varsity Cheerleader/Captain). Congratulations, Kristina!
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Track Time Trial, Workouts, & Practice

Summer workouts will be held on the following Thursdays from 6:30 PM until 7:45 PM: 8/24, 8/31, and 9/7. Meet at the school. The 1.5 mile Time Trial will take palce on Thursday, September 14th at 3:45 PM. The time trial will determine your place on either the Varsity or JV teams. Running over the next few weeks will help you prepare. Weekly practices will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:30 PM, beginning the week after the time trial. Each practice will end just past 5:30 PM. Practices will be held across the street from the school - either in Shore Road Park or along the bike path.
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Lacrosse Clinics

Fontbonne Lacrosse will hold free clinics on Wednesdays and Saturdays through the end of August. Wednesday clinics, held on 8/2, 8/9, 8/16, and 8/23, will be from 5 PM until 7 PM at Shore Road Park (enter at 3rd Ave). Saturday clinics, held on 8/5, 8/12, 8/19, and 8/26, will be from 10 AM until 12 PM - location TBD. Players must bring LAX goggles, mouthpieces, and plenty of water. Clinics are open to all junior high and high school girls. If you have any questions, please email Coach Ralph Bianco at bianco@fontbonne.org.
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Softball Clinic

Fontbonne Softball will hold clinics on the following dates: August 1st, 3rd, 8th, 10th, 22nd, and 24th. On August 1st, 22nd, and 24th, the clinic will be held at Dyker Park. On all other dates, the clinics will be held at St. Pat's field. All clinics will run from 4 PM until 6:30 PM. If you have any questions, please email fmarinello@fontbonne.org.
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Service Trip to the DR

Several weeks before school ended, ten Fontbonne juniors traveled to the Dominican Republic as part of the ACIS Young Women's Leadership Program. They spent a week participating in leadership workshops and service projects. They worked with the Dominican Republic Education and Mentoring Project (DREAM), Health Horizons International (HHI), and Movimiento de Mujeres Dominico-Haitianas (MUDHA). The mission of these organizations is to improve living conditions for women and children.
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Fontbonne's Body & Soul Summer 2017

Here at Fontbonne, we're known for our summer programs and camps! Our sports camps, which are always very popular, feature basketball, cheerleading, and volleyball. Not the greatest athlete? No problem! We have a bunch of other programs just for you! We have a writing program, a dance program, exploring languages program, and play writing and/or acting programs. The registration deadline is June 23rd! Click on the above link to learn more!
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Alberta Gulotta, Woman of Distinction

Fontbonne alumna Alberta Gulotta was recently named a Woman of Distinction by Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily. Her love of romance languages spurred her to develop unique language programs for children in her Dyker Heights neighborhood. Among her businesses/accomplishments are The Little Language Studio (AKA La Scuola Italiana di Brooklyn) and The Kidz Cooking Studio. Her language immersion programs are fun and interactive, using music, hands-on activities, visual aids, props and toys. They also offer culinary classes, a culinary summer camp, and private cooking parties.
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Katie Shines in AAU Circuit

Katie Marquardt, Fontbonne's star point guard, is already regarded as one of the top players in Class A of the Catholic High School Athletic Association. Last season, Katie did it all for the Bonnies - she filled up the stat sheet game in and game out, averaging 10 points, 9 assists, 4 rebounds, and 4 steals per game. She's now playing for the NYC Heat on the AAU circuit, improving her game and impressing everyone who watches. While some are talking Division 1 talent, we're glad that Katie's still a Bonnie for one more year!
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Speech Team Impressive in Kentucky National Championship!

Over the Memorial Day weekend, the speech team competed in a national championship tournament down in Louisville, Kentucky. The team, consisting of Samantha Fernandes, Amanda Curcio, Caitlyn Schmidt, Larissa Mignano, Alexa Vasquez, Kyra Petalas, and Anne Russo, performed exceptionally well. Out of more than 220 competitors, 3 Fontbonne students made it into the top 25 in their categories. Freshman Larissa Mignano finished in 7th place in the category of Declamation! Seniors Kyra Petalas and Anne Russo finished in 13th place in the category of Duo Interpretation! Congratulations, ladies! Terrific job! Well done! We're all extremely proud of you!
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Senior Tech Fair: Saturday, 6/24

A Senior Tech Fair will be held on Saturday, 6/24 from noon until 5 PM at Holy Angels Academy School located at 337 74th Street, Brooklyn, NY. The event will be held in the cafeteria. Use entrance through the parking lot. This event is for Seniors 55+ and their caregivers. The purpose is to demonstrate innovative tech solutions, products, and services that are available. Learn everything from simple computer basics to online banking to Smart Home technology. Please click on the link above for more info.
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Saturday Night Fever Comes Alive in Bay Ridge

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the epic film starring John Travolta as the fictitious Bay Ridgeite Tony Manero. Earlier this month, Fontbonne was the first school to debut the school edition of the "Saturday Night Fever" musical. We put on four shows and received rave reviews all weekend. Click on the link above to see the article from the Brooklyn Reporter.
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Bonnies Go to Bat for Autism

On Saturday, April 29th, Fontbonne Softball hosted the 3rd annual Autism Speaks Softball Tournament at Bergen Beach. The tournament hosted more than 20 teams. Fontbonne won both of its games that day - and we raised more than $7,000 for Autism Speaks. Over the past 3 seasons, the tournament has raised close to $25,000 in total.
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