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Young Women's Leadership/Service Experience

For our last visit we spent the afternoon of February 22nd at MUDHA. MUDHA's mission is to improve the living conditions of vulnerable communities, especially for women and children. MUDHA implements health programs, provides legal assistance, and is also dedicated to human rights initiatives. Our students enjoyed a global exchange focused on comparison learning and sharing dynamics from Anaisas School Drama Group. Click on "Young Women's Leadership/Service Experience in the Dominican Republic" to read today's reflections.
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Young Women's Leadership/Service Experience in the Dominican Republic

On Wednesday, February 21st, we had the pleasure of meeting Kim Beddall, founder of Whales Samana. Kim is an animal advocate and conservationist and with the creation of Whales Samana, Kim opened the first commercial whale watching organization in an area now considered to be one of the world's top ten destinations to observe threatened, North Atlantic humpback whales. Click on "Young Women's Leadership/Service Experience in the Dominican Republic" to read today's reflections.
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Young Women's Leadership/Service Experience in the Dominican Republic

Today was Day 3 of our leadership/service learning experience and we visited Health Horizons International. HHI provides basic primary care, patient support, and chronic illness management, promotes health education, and has staff that serve as leaders in their neighborhoods who act as agents of change in community health. Click on "Young Women's Leadership/Service Experience in the Dominican Republic" to read today's reflection.
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Young Women's Leadership/Service Experience in the Dominican Republic

Thirteen juniors are participating in a women's leadership and service experience in the Dominican Republic from February 18th to February 24th. This week we will be posting a daily reflection written by some of our students. Today we visited the DREAM project, a nonprofit organization that provides supplementary free education programs to the underprivileged children of the DR. Click on "Young Women's Leadership/Service Experience in the Dominican Republic" to read today's reflection.
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Lenten Self Improvement Course

Join our Lenten Self-Improvement course! We have teamed up with Corporate Krav Maga and are offering a 3-part Self-Defense course. Submit your $20 check to Ms. Musto (payable to Krav Maga Corporation) or mail check to
Fontbonne Hall Academy:
9901 Shore Road, Brooklyn, New York 11209.
Attn: Gloria Musto
Good discipline for all women and young girls!
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Bonnies Brunch RSVP

Join us on Saturday, March 3rd for a Bonnies Brunch! It will be a fun, memorable afternoon for all. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Ms. Musto at musto@fontbonne.org or 718-748-0047. Click the link for RSVP details.
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School-wide Raffle: Purchase Tickets Here!

It's that time again! The 2018 School-wide Raffle Event is here! Click on the link above to purchase your $100 ticket today! Our grand prize is 1/2 tuition credit for the 2018-2019 school year ($5,875 value)! You can also win free tickets to the 80th Anniversary Gala at the El Caribe Country Club on April 21, 2018!
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Details on Talent Search here

Two of our Science Research students, Kristina Scarfo (right) and Teressa Martinelli (left), were honored to receive award badges for their research papers which were submitted to the Regeneron Science Talent Search.
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Learn more about DNA Center trip

On a recent field trip to the DNA Learning Center in Lake Success, Mrs. Ashkenazy's Biology Honors students had the unique opportunity to analyze a sample of their own DNA with state-of-the-art DNA microchip analyzers. The DNA Center is one of only two teaching labs in the US containing this equipment.
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Dress Down for Dogs and Cats

Lifestream hosted Dress Down for Dogs and Cats where each student that desired to dress down donated $2 to The Good Dog Foundation and Pet Partners. The event was extra exciting as three certified therapy dogs from The Good Dog Foundation and Pet Partners visited Fontbonne! Students also collected and sent much needed supplies for dogs and cats waiting to be placed in homes at the North Shore Animal League.
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Varsity Basketball Plays in Disney Tournament

FHA Varsity reached the championship game of the KSA Disney tournament but lost to Hardin Valley HS out of Knoxville, Tennessee by a score of 71-40. Our own Katie Marquardt was voted team MVP for the tournament by the KSA organizing committee. CONGRATULATIONS to the team on a well played series!
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Shark Tank Project

In the Senior's Economics class, groups were challenged to complete a Shark Tank project complete with an original idea, prototype, capital request, and stake offer. Two groups took the prototype a step further and created a physical model with our new Fab Lab! They 3D printed make-up holders for their "Little Beauty Box" and a spray bottle for their "Shed Stopper". The groups are pictured after their presentations with their printed prototypes. We are so excited that we can integrate the Fab Lab in our Social Studies classes!
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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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NHS Christmas Toy Drive

Bring a smile to a child this holiday season! Give less fortunate children the chance to experience the joy of opening a present Christmas morning. Just go to the Giving Tree on the balcony in the Foyer and pick an ornament. Each ornament says Boy or Girl and an age. Buy a gift for a boy or girl of that age and then place it, with the ornament attached, under the tree (wrapped please)!
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Christmas Wreath Purchase & Lighting

This year, Fontbonne will be selling Christmas wreaths for $75. You can sponsor a Christmas wreath in your family name or in remembrance of a loved one. We will place the wreaths around campus and hold a Wreath Lighting Celebration on Wednesday, December 13th - immediately following our annual Creche Blessing. We're limited to 125 wreaths - so make your purchase TODAY! Click on the link above for more information and to purchase your wreath!
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