Volume 16........... .December 15, 2020
As we go through this school year together, remember to use this newsletter, our social media channels and website as resources!

To stay in the know between issues of our newsletter, make sure to follow us on Instagram (@nfcsbulldogs) and add us on Facebook (@newfoundationscharterschool) for additional news and updates throughout the week!

You can always visit our website, which contains all the latest NFCS updates, forms, contact information and more.

Scroll down for trivia this week! Participants with the correct answer will be entered in our monthly raffle. Correct answers will be announced on our social media channels and in next week's newsletter.
K-12 News & Events
Please read through the important dates and information that was shared in Mrs. Daly's CEO News & Notes email from November 25.

Important Dates
  • 12/21 Virtual Winter Fine Arts Festival, 7pm
  • 12/22 Family Town Hall - Return to School Plan, 6pm; Registration required.
  • 12/23 - 01/01 No classes, Winter Recess
More K-12 News
  • The Parent-Student Remote Learning Handbook is available here.
  • Our Admissions Lottery for the 2021-22 school year is now open! Visit the enrollment page of our website for more information. The deadline to apply is 1/25/21.
  • 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!
  • Chromebook Distribution: If you have not yet picked up a chromebook, please email support@newfoundations.org ASAP to arrange a time. All 1st-12th grade students that are not part of Project Lead the Way MUST pick up a Chromebook. 
  • FAQ: How do I sign into the Chromebook for Zoom? Click here for Chromebook sign in directions!
K-12 Yearbook Corner
We’re here to share some exciting news with you regarding the 2020-2021 yearbook. Guess what? You’re officially on the yearbook staff! Yes, you read that right! This year, more than ever, we need your help to create our yearbook.

Each week, you will have the opportunity to submit content for our yearbook using the Google Form links in the images below. There will be two new themes each week, so make sure to check back regularly. Please take 5-10 minutes to complete the forms by clicking on the images below to submit your content!
K-8 Content Submissions
HS Content Submissions
K-8 News & Events
Please read through the important dates and information that was shared in Mrs. Unegbu's News & Notes email from December 04.

Important Dates
  • 12/15 NJHS Virtual Induction Ceremony, 6pm; View here.
  • 12/18 Holiday Pajama Day
  • 12/18 Alice in Cyberland Performance, 6pm; Join here.
  • 12/19 Alice in Cyberland Performance, 11am; Join here.

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.
  • Classroom Highlight: Congrats are in order for Shawn Hemphill (8A), Nikolas Kuczynski (8B), Victoria Biriki (8C), and Megan Kasa (8D), who were selected as "Bulldogs of the Month" for November. Despite the challenges of remote learning, the 8th grade teachers have seen how they consistently show hard work, care, and great personal achievement throughout the month. We are so proud of their effort and energy!
HS News & Events
Please read through the important dates and information that was shared in Mrs. Daly's News & Notes email from December 04.

Important Dates
  • 12/4 - 12/18 December to Remember Fundraiser for CHOP & Feast of Justice
  • 12/14 Color Day
  • 12/15 Ugly Sweater Day
  • 12/16 Holiday Movie Day: Home Alone, 2:30pm; Register here.
  • 12/17 Send a Holiday Message Day
  • 12/18 Virtual "Door" Decorating Day
  • 12/21 Holiday Character Day
  • 12/22 Pajama Day
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!
Bulldog Spotlight of the Week
NFCS Mind Matters
NFCS Minds Matter is a mental health club at New Foundations that is affiliated with Our Minds Matter. This club seeks to create a comfortable space within the school community where students, faculty and families can discuss mental health topics.

Their goals are to bring awareness to mental health issues and promote positive strategies for maintaining mental health. Last week, NFCS Minds Matter hosted a speaker from Minding Your Mind to talk to our high school student body about his experience with mental health.

Anyone interested in joining can contact Ms. Niedosik at tniedosik@newfoundations.org.

Do you know an outstanding member of our community? Click here to submit a nomination for the Bulldog Spotlight of the Week!
Trivia Time!

In what year did New Foundations Charter School open its doors at 4850 Rhawn Street?

A) 2010
B) 2013
C) 2014

Submit your answers via this Google Form before 3pm on Wednesday, December 16. Correct answers will earn you an entry for this month's raffle.

Tune in to our Instagram story on Wednesday, December 16 at 5pm for the answer!

Answer for last week's trivia question:
There were 150 9th graders in the first 9th grade class in 2010.
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