Volume 24........... .February 16, 2021
As we go through this school year together, remember to use this newsletter, our social media channels and website as resources!

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You can always visit our website, which contains all the latest NFCS updates, forms, contact information and more.
K-12 News & Events
Please read through the important dates and information that was shared in Mrs. Daly's CEO News & Notes email from February 10.

During Black History Month, New Foundations celebrates the contributions black authors, historical black figures and black protagonists who have made reading more enjoyable and informative for both children and adults. Here are some books to check out for yourself and/or your children that highlight the experiences and stories of the black community:
We know that returning to the school building brings up a lot of questions - for everyone! Join us for a Family Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, 2/16, to hear about the plan, the schedule, and how transiting to a hybrid mode of learning will also effect our remote learning schedule. Share your questions and concerns so that we can navigate this challenging time together. Register here: http://bit.ly/3qaqorG
As part of our 20 Years of NFCS GooseChase missions, participants were asked to share advice for students in 2040. Check out some of their helpful advice below.
Important Dates
More K-12 News
  • The Parent-Student Remote Learning Handbook is available here.
  • 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
Clubs & Activities Highlight
In the Harry Potter Club, students meet weekly to explore the wizarding world of Harry Potter through books, movies, projects, and art. Students complete various projects related to the Harry Potter books and films using technology such as Google Slides, Flipgrid, and Padlet. They discover their favorite spells, heroes, villains, and more! Expect-o Patronum a fun day! Check out images below.
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. Please take 5-10 minutes to complete the forms by clicking on the images below to submit your content!

Note: This is your second chance 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 January 22.

Community Highlight: Last Friday, eighth graders were visited by NFCS alum Amaris Moody-Daniels. After sharing her journey of growing up in Northeast Philadelphia to attending NFCS for 8th grade and high school, she explained what chemical engineering was, as well as how the college experience at Penn State is like. She pushed students to pick a major based on what they truly love, and not because a parent wants them to do it or because students think it will get them a job that will make them a lot of money. Amaris also shouted out influential teachers from her high school experience, including Mr. Bullock, Ms. Dooley, and Mr. McGovern. She mentioned the importance of filling our FAFSA applications, as well as exploring scholarship opportunities through chapter fraternities, sororities, and other organizations. If that wasn't enough, our NFCS alum even shared her contact information for students in case they had additional questions to ask. Finally, our caring 8th graders asked how she was doing and provided her early birthday wishes! We are very appreciative of Amaris for taking the extensive time to speak with our middle school students, and are proud of how well she has continued to find success beyond New Foundations!
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.
  • 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.
  • Activity Highlight: Last Friday, Kindergarten was visited by Ann from Torresdale Library, who read the students a "Pete the Cat" Valentine's Day story. The students enjoyed the story and were very appreciative to Ann for reading it to them. They even made special Valentine's to show to their classmates and to Ann.
HS News & Events
Please read through the important dates and information that was shared in Mrs. Daly's News & Notes email from January 22.

Important Dates
  • 2/19 Talent Show

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
Brandon Teel
Brandon Teel is a 2016 graduate of New Foundations Charter School. The former New Foundations Basketball Player recently accepted a position as an Intern with Delco Sports Clubs and The Desperados.The Desperados is a part of The American Basketball Association (ABA). The ABA is the largest nationwide professional sports league with over 180 teams. It re-launched in 1999 from the original ABA, which merged with the NBA in 1976.

Last Friday, Brandon engaged the 7th grade in a virtual assembly where he outlined the path to success New Foundations paved for him. The talk included his experience as a student in our school community, his introduction and action in the realm of social justice, and the life lessons he gained in his journey through college.

We appreciate him taking the time to show our learners the value of hard work and dedication!

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