Volume 17........... .December 22, 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 our last 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.

Help New Foundations celebrate our 20th Anniversary by sharing your memories, knowledge and creativity! Our GooseChase Challenge will run through 1/5/21. See the graphic for more information about how to participate. Questions? Contact Ms. Tiffany at tsearles@newfoundations.org
Important Dates
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!
  • Didn't have a chance to check out our Winter Fine Arts Festival when it went live on Monday? You're in luck, because you can still watch it. Check it out here: https://bit.ly/3rbs99l
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 18.

Club and Activities Highlight:
Last week, the NFCS K-8 Drama Club performed their virtual play, "Alice in Cyberland". Check out the images of the cast in their costumes below.
Important Dates

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.
  • Did you miss our K-8 performances of Alice in Cyberland this past weekend? You are in luck! You can still watch them here:
  • Alice in Cyberland, Friday 12/18
  • Alice in Cyberland, Saturday, 12/19
  • Community Highlight: On Sunday, December 6, the Fischer family held a Drive by Drop off event for Toys for Tots. Jude Fischer (3A) and Brenna Fischer (1C) enjoyed being Santa's helpers. Check it out below.
HS News & Events
Please read through the important dates and information that was shared in Mrs. Daly's News & Notes email from December 18.

Shoutout to the winners of the Character Day Contest on 12/21, pictured below: Nate "Santa" Delvalle, 12th Grade Student,
Dakota "Elf" Blank, 9th Grade Student, and Mrs. "Cindy Lou" Urena, Spanish Teacher.
Important Dates
  • 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!
  • Attention Seniors: Please take a moment and share with us your Senior Plans, Acceptances, & Scholarship Awards. We look forward to celebrating you!
  • Shout out to the winners of our Virtual Door Decorating Contest on 12/18, pictured below: Haylee Crespo, 12th Grade Student and Mr. Hylan, History & English Teacher.
Bulldog Spotlight of the Week
NFCS Alumni Association Board Members
NFCS is proud to announce our first Alumni Association Board Members: Ryan Brown, Jimmy Caprio, Kate Carey-Miller, Giovanna Clemens, Maria Ngo, Hannah Porter, and Avery Sytsma. These alumni will help us reconnect our graduates and continue to promote what it means to be part of our caring community.

Learn more about them below:


Ryan Brown '18, Treasurer
Ryan is a Secondary Education & History major at Temple University. His favorite period to study in history is the Cold War. In his off time, Ryan enjoys playing video games and building computers.



Jimmy Caprio '18, Communications Chair
Jimmy is a student at Penn State and a manager at Target, while also coaching cheerleading on the side for our high school, as well as an all star team. His passion for learning continues to grow while continuing his career as a leader and as an individual.



Kate Carey-Miller '17, Recording Secretary
Kate is a DIII athlete and is graduating college in the spring with a psych major and criminal justice minor. She loves being there to help out anyone in need.





Giovanna Clemens '16, Vice President
Giovanna is a senior at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She is a strong advocate for youth justice and hopes to change the world by encouraging others to be the best versions of themselves.



Maria Ngo '18, Membership Chair
Maria is a third year nursing student at Drexel University. During her time at NFCS, Maria really enjoyed participating in clubs that gave her the community experience at New Foundations, and this is something she hopes to continue by staying active in the alumni program. Some of her favorite hobbies include watching Netflix series and hanging out with her cat.


Hannah Porter '16, President
Hannah was active in service learning and sports during her time at NFCS. After high school, she attended Temple University for nursing and is currently working her dream job as an ICU registered nurse at a community hospital. In her free time, she loves to travel, spend time with her family and boyfriend, and binge watch Grey's Anatomy!



Avery Sytsma '17, Events Chair
Avery attended Indiana University of PA, Academy of the Culinary Arts and graduated in 2019. She has been involved with Venturing and other scout programs in the BSA since 2011, holding several leadership positions, earning several awards including the highest rank, the Summit Award, in 2018. Most recently, she ran the kitchen at the Grey Lodge Pub until the shutdown and is now working on launching her own brand, The Wild Gourmet.

Join us in congratulating our new Alumni Association Board Members!

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

What is the total number of 12th grade students that have graduated from New Foundations to date?

A) 995
B) 1,000
C) 1,005

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 23 at 5pm for the answer!

Answer for last week's trivia question:
New Foundations Charter School opened its doors at 4850 Rhawn Street in 2013.
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