Volume 13........... .February 22, 2022
We are excited to have you with us and are wishing everyone a healthy and successful 2021-2022 school year. As a reminder, our newsletter is sent out biweekly, on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month.

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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 February 11.

Important Dates
  • 2/25 Progress Reports
  • 2/28 HSA Meeting, 6pm
  • 3/01 Women's History Month
  • 3/04 Half Day, Staff PD
More K-12 News 
  • Infinite Campus Reminder: Please be sure to update your contact information in Infinite Campus. Didn't get an email about your IC Account? Check your inbox/spam for an email with the subject "User Account Activation." Still nothing? Email icsupport@newfoundations.org. Additional Infinite Campus Resources: NFCS Parent Portal Login // Video Instructions // Picture Instructions
  • 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!
K-8 News & Events
Please read through the important dates and information that was shared in Mrs. Unegbu's News & Notes email from February 21.

Classroom Recap: The sixth grade homerooms were joined by writing guru, Scott Feifer, for a fast, reflective writing process. Students were given a prompt and were encouraged to write about their hopes and aspirations for the upcoming year. A few brave individuals were able to share their voices and offered their classmates a greater awareness of what they are going through- both successes and failures. For more information on Scott's writing circles you can visit https://www.thewritingcircleprogram.com/
Important Dates
  • 3/15 NJHS Induction Ceremony

More K-8 News 
  • Dress Warm Reminder: Please make sure to send warm outerwear to school with your child as our K-8 students go out for recess all winter! As long as it's safe to do so, we want to get students outside for 20 minutes of movement, socialization, and mask breaks. While we could keep classes indoors for things like heavy wind, precipitation, and extremely low/high temperatures, we expect to be outside most days during the winter months and want to make sure our students are prepared.
  • Due to construction at the Rhawn Street entrance this week, only the Torresdale Avenue gate will be used. This means that all staff and visitors will have to use the gate on Torresdale Ave. Please keep the area in front of the main gate on Torresdale Avenue clear during arrival so that all staff have access to the parking lot. Thank you for your flexibility and patience!
HS News & Events
Please read through the important dates and information that was shared in Mrs. Daly's News & Notes email from February 21.

Important Dates
  • 2/22 Honors Recognition Assembly Part 2
  • 2/25 Making the Most of your Time in High School Panel (9th & 10th)
  • 2/25 Business Career Panel (11th & 12th)
  • 3/10 Junior Student & Parent Postsecondary Planning Meeting, 6pm
  • 3/11 Senior Postsecondary Dress Down Day
Our high school students have been busy this semester! Check out some of the things they have been participating in below.
Students in New Foundations' Science Society competed in the Southeast Urban Initiative competition for Science Olympiad. Katie Kiefer and Sydney Lentz placed first in the Gravity Vehicle event, and Maria Escobar and Angelena Cheng placed first in the Trajectory event. Congratulations to all who participated!
Members of our National Honor Society & Project 4 Foundation made 114 sandwiches to donate to Caring for Friends last week, a community organization that provides food and friendship to homebound and medically compromised seniors, kids, and families across Greater Philadelphia.
Students from Ms. Russell's Semester 1 Marine Biology class visited the Adventure Aquarium last week. While at the aquarium, they learned about how aquarists test and maintain the aquarium water.
Athletics and Activities Corner
Our middle school and high school robotics teams have been in full swing this year! Our middle school Robotics team participated in the 2022 Vexmen Open VIQC qualifying tournament and our high school Robotics team had a competition this weekend.

Angel Beard, Jennah Gardner, and Trace Romelien were awarded the Sportsmanship Award for their division. Four out of five teams placed for alliance selection. Especially notable were: Ernesto Altomari, Richie Hoepfl, and Yong Huang (9071A) who placed 5th in their division, Angel Beard, Jennah Gardner, and Trace Romelien (9071B) who placed 9th in their division, and Jonathan Chesky, Christian Lambie, and Vinh Ngo (9071Y) who placed 24th overall for skills.

Clubs and Activities registration for Spring 2022 is now open! For a full list of all our activities please visit, https://www.newfoundations.org/activities
Bulldog Spotlight of the Week
Hillary Mondesir

Hillary Mondesir is currently a third grader at New Foundations. This is Hillary's first year at New Foundations Charter School and she already shows incredible care and support for her classmates every day. Hillary is always willing to help and cheer on a friend, and we are so happy she's joined our caring community!

Join us in welcoming Hillary to our caring school community!
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