Volume 30........... .April 6, 2021
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K-12 News & Events
Please read through the important dates and information that was shared in Ms. Glassie's CEO News & Notes email from March 26.

New Foundations' ALS Awareness is finally here! Please check out the below opportunities and consider the best way for you to show your support:

Important Dates
  • 4/05-4/09 Remote Learning for all Students
  • 4/06 Take Out for (ALS) at Chipotle, 4pm-8pm
  • 4/07 Wear Red and/or a Bow Tie for ALS Awareness Day
  • 4/08 Take Out for (ALS) at Sweet Lucy's, 11am-9pm
  • 4/09 Last Day of Q3
  • 4/10 ALS Virtual Family Walk; Register Here
  • 4/12 First Day of Q4
  • 4/12 In Person Learning Resumes
  • 4/13 Board of Trustees Meeting, 6pm; Register Here
  • 4/14 Wear Blue for Autism Awareness Day
  • 4/14 Autism Awareness Family Night, 6pm; Register Here
  • 4/21 NFCS Curriculum Spotlight, 6pm; Register Here
  • 4/26 Home & School Association Meeting; Register Here
More K-12 News
  • FREE Tutoring Opportunities are available remotely from our highly qualified and certified teachers. If you are interested, please contact your student's teacher or check our website.
  • NFCS Is Here to Help! If you live in a shelter, motel, or even doubled up with other people due to loss of housing for economic hardship, you may qualify for certain rights and protections under the federal McKinney-Vento Act. If you believe you may be eligible, contact Ms. Davenny, School Social Worker, at 215-344-6410 x8 or mdavenny@newfoundations.org to find out what services and supports may be available!
  • Community Resource: The Free Library of Philadelphia has opened some branches of their libraries to patrons, including the Torresdale Library branch. The hours for in-person browsing can be found by visiting their page. Any questions, you can email Ms. Ann Hornbach, their head librarian, at Hornbacha@freelibrary.org
K-12 Hybrid Learning Corner
This new section of our newsletter will be your one-stop shop for information and updates as we transition to a hybrid mode of learning.
K-8 News & Events
Please read through the important dates and information that was shared in Mrs. Unegbu's News & Notes email from April 02.

Activity Highlight: Ms. Chelsea from the Philadelphia Insectarium gave the students of 4A an engaging lesson on different creatures found at the Insectarium. The students enjoyed learning about the characteristics, habitat, diet, and life expectancy of the orchid mantis, sweet crested gecko, scorpion, leopard gecko, Madagascar cockroach, and desert blonde tarantula. Throughout the lesson, Ms. Chelsea stopped to answer student questions and to interact with them. Our thanks to the Insectarium staff members for presenting these wonderful and informative lessons for our students!
Important Dates
  • 4/06 Q4 Material Pick Up, 8am-3pm
  • 4/07 Q4 Material Pick Up, 8am-3pm
  • 4/07 Stand Alone Lessons Begin
  • 4/08 Q4 Material Pick Up, 8am-6pm
  • 4/14 NFCS High School Shadow Day
  • 4/21 Parent Teacher Conferences & Specialty Open Houses 10am-2pm
  • 4/22 Parent Teacher Conferences & Specialty Open Houses 5pm-7pm
  • 4/28 NFCS High School Shadow Day

More K-8 News
  • Office Hours are available by appointment only for additional student support.
  • Please remember that if your child has a doctor appointment or other excused absence (court date, death in family, etc.) it will only be excused with an official note from the doctor or other office. You can submit scanned notes to attendancek8@newfoundations.org.
  • Parents, please make sure to restock school materials for Semester 2. Attached, you will find links to the K-4 Supply list and the 5-8 Supply list.
HS News & Events
Please read through the important dates and information that was shared in Mrs. Daly's News & Notes email from March 12.

Activity Highlight: On Wednesday, 3/24, our 10th grade students attended a career panel during their scheduled community meeting time. They heard from two professionals with careers in the trades, including Mr. Guy Porter, pictured below. Our panelists shared great insight about their work and what some perks and challenges of the field are. Shout out to our student hosts, Angelina Jala and Katie Kiefer, for facilitating the panel so effortlessly. We are looking forward to hosting additional career panels in the coming weeks.
Important Dates
  • 4/09 Q4 Material Pick Up, 2pm-4pm
  • 4/12 Q4 Material Pick Up, 2pm-4pm
  • 4/12 First Day of In-Person Learning for 10th-12th Grade Maroon Groups
  • 4/15 First Day of In-Person Learning for 10th-12th Grade Gold Groups
  • 4/21 Parent Teacher Conferences 8am-1pm
  • 4/21 Asynchronous Classes
  • 4/22 Parent Teacher Conferences 8am-1pm

More HS News
  • Please remember that if your child has a doctor appointment or other excused absence (court date, death in family, etc.) it will only be excused with an official note from the doctor or other office. You can submit scanned notes to attendance@newfoundations.org.
  • Juniors and Seniors, don't forget to check out our College/Career Visit Calendar to attend information sessions and network with representatives from different postsecondary options. The calendar can be found on the counseling page of our website and will be updated regularly in real time. Want to learn more about a postsecondary opportunity and don't see it listed on the calendar? Reach out to your counselor!
  • Attention Seniors: Please take a moment and share with us your Senior Plans, Acceptances, & Scholarship Awards. We look forward to celebrating you!
Bulldog Spotlight of the Week
Shania Smith
Shania Smith graduated from New Foundations in 2014, as a part of our first senior class. As a first generation college student, Shania has made both her family and the New Foundations Community proud.

In addition to working for Johnson & Johnson, SAP, LinkedIn, and Volta (a company in California that promotes green initiatives), Shania has blazed the way for innovative women like herself to find success in the field of technology. In her current position at Carta, Shania has been able to work from home and witness first hand how her industry has allowed for more acceptance in flexibility in work.

Shania recently spoke to our students and shared her experience with race and gender in a male-dominated field, pointing out that just because she's one of the early ones, doesn't mean she's the only one! In fact, grounded by her service-learning experience with Ms. Tiffany while at New Foundations, Shania still offers support to students from Drexel University and other networks to help them advance their careers in Business.

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