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Joanne Centeno (’21) is a 10th grade student who spends her school hours working towards maintaining her honor roll status and spends her after school hours involved in Drama Club, Folio (school online newspaper), and several other volunteer projects. Joanne works as a 4th grade Religion Education teacher assistant in her home Parish of Resurrection. She also volunteers in her Bergan Beach elementary school, PS 312, helping the after school 5th grade Drama Club. (click "full bio" for more)
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Fontbonne Dressed Down for Dogs and Cats! All money collected was donated to Pet Partners and The Good Dog Foundation who provide therapy dogs to people in need of positive and soothing energy at health care/educational organizations and disaster sites around the country. Lifestream also held a collection drive for dogs and cats of North Shore Animal League waiting to be placed in their forever homes. Thank you to Boogie and Luna for visiting our campus!
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Juniors kicked off 2019 in the spirit of service! We held the first Chips Service Retreat of the year to Chips Soup Kitchen in Park Slope. Chips serves as many as 350 healthy daily meals to hungry Brooklyn neighbors. All Juniors are required to spend a day in service before the end of the school year.
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Students participating in the Common Cents Program's financial workshop visited Wall Street and attended a luncheon with a Senior Portfolio Manager from a multi-billion dollar hedge fund. The group visited several Financial District landmarks including the Charging Bull and Fearless Girl statues, the gravesite of Alexander Hamilton, the NYSE and the steps of Federal Hall where George Washinton was sworn in as the nation's first President. The group then traveled to Midtown to join Jane Castle for lunch to discuss her role as a distressed debt portfolio manager. The girls are thankful for the valuable education and career advice they received from the Yale and Stanford Business School graduate.
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Allison Bartholomeo is currently in her senior year at Fontbonne and a member of the National Honor Society. Throughout her four years, she has taken six AP courses and has maintained a 95 or above average. She is a Physical Education Leader and a member of the Respect Club, Lifestream, as well as the Culture Club. So far, she has received the Presidential Scholarship to two colleges.
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In lieu of a retirement party, Mrs. Gilda King '68 asked that a tuition assistance award be given to a noteworthy student. Juliana Ghorra '22 was presented with an award in the name of Gilda T. King. Mrs. King served at FHA for 38 years; first as a Math teacher, then in 1997, as Associate Principal, a position for which she served until her retirement in June 2017. The reception was held in Principal, Mary Ann Spicijaric's office, and was attended by the Ghorra family and members of the faculty and staff. Congratulations to Juliana and thank you Mrs. King!
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Nursing Program Students visited St. Francis College and attended a lecture by Dr. Eleanor Kehoe (Chairperson, Department of Nursing) and Dean of Science Dr. Allen Burdowski who spoke about hypertension, blood pressure and the side effects of an unhealthy lifestyle.Students had access to the lab so they could practice checking blood pressure and pulse on each other and dummy patients.
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Please be aware of the above dates for applying to Fontbonne and visiting our campus. Forms for both can be found by clicking the Admissions tab in the top navigation.

For any other admissions related questions please contact Mrs. Hein at
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Jaclyn Deteskey is a Fontbonne Junior who began her service by giving back to her grade school/parish- St. Anselm's. She volunteered at swim practice, helped with their Winter Wonderland and baseball clinics.

Last year, Jaclyn founded and became the president of FHA Against Cancer. The club has held a Halloween Fundraiser, an Ugly Christmas Sweater Dress Down Day, a book drive for Maimonides Medical Center and wrote get well letters and notes of encouragement to pediatric patients at Maimonides Medical Center. (Read more by clicking link above.)
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Mrs. Ashkenazy’s Biotechnology class have submitted two proposals to the prestigious Urban Barcode Project Competition. In this competition students from all over New York will isolate a unique DNA barcode of different species.

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SAT/ACT Test Prep Courses at FHA

Fontbonne is offering an SAT/ACT after-school test prep course. Enrolled students will take a 4-week 12-hour course that meets once a week in order to familiarize students with the format of the test leading to the December SAT and ACT exams. The course will cover the entire SAT and ACT tests. Click on the headline above for more information - and for the permission slip/registration.
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Student Donates Time and Funds

Alexa Giambra '22, prepared Rice Krispies treats, chocolate covered pretzels and lemonade for her donation stand. All the proceeds were donated directly to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society which is the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding research, finding cures and ensuring access to treatments for blood cancer patients. Alexa also participated in the Heart Walk in May and plans on doing so again this year.
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COLLEGE BRIDGE PROGRAMS- Online Registration Open

Online registration for St. John's University College Advantage Program and St. Francis College Bridge Program is now open. Registration will close on Wednesday, October 3rd. If you have any questions, please see or email Mrs. DeLuca (
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Online Store now open!

Fontbonne Hall Academy Online Store is now open. This is a customizable fan gear site - for everyone! Are you in a club or play a sport? You can customize your hoodie, jacket, shirt, pants, etc. with your club/sport name. You can also customize the colors, "fan gear" logos, sizes, etc. Have fun creating!
Order by Saturday 12/23 and you'll receive 15% off any order over $75 by using code HOLIDAY17
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