Volume 15........... .December 8, 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
  • 12/08 Board of Trustees Meeting, 6pm; Registration required.
  • 12/10 Q2 Progress Reports
  • 12/11 No classes, Staff PD
  • 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!
  • Hour of Code: Hourofcode.com offers hundreds of activities in over 45 languages for kindergarten and up. Activities require no experience and are can be run on any device - some don’t require any computer at all.
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
  • 12/09 National Family Code Night, 6 pm; Join here.
  • 12/15 NJHS Virtual Induction Ceremony, 6pm
  • 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: Elmwood Park Zoo visited our 1st grade homerooms and displayed a range of their animals-including a porcupine family and a box turtle. Students learned that male box turtles have red eyes and female box turtles have brown eyes. 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 04.

Important Dates
  • 12/4 - 12/18 December to Remember Fundraiser for CHOP & Feast of Justice

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
Kunal Duggal
Kunal Duggal is a 2017 graduate of New Foundations. After high school, Kunal enrolled at Temple University and worked part-time as a barista at Saxbys.

In college, Kunal started as a Marketing major and spent a summer interning at Red Tettemer + O’Connell + Partners, a local ad agency. Ultimately, he switched his major to Management Information Systems (MIS), which bridges the gap between technology and business. Kunal now works at the Apple Store as a product specialist and will be starting a full-time role at Deloitte Government and Public Services Consulting in July after finishing his degree at Temple.

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

How many 9th graders were in the first 9th grade class in 2010?

A) 150
B) 200
C) 250

Submit your answers via this Google Form before 3pm on Wednesday, December 9. Correct answers will earn you an entry for this month's raffle.

Tune in to our Instagram story on Wednesday, December 9 at 5pm for the answer!

Answer for last week's trivia question:
There are 8 current staff members who have been working at New Foundations Charter School since 2000: Ms. Cohen, Ms. Coyle, Mr. Laurence, Mr. Neswick, Ms. Saldanha, Mr. Samuel, Ms. Sandhaus, and Ms. Szymkowski.
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Items must be submitted no later than noon on Sunday to be shared the upcoming week.