Volume 25........... .February 23, 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 17.

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:
Important Dates
  • 2/26 No Meal Distribution Available
  • 3/5 Autism Awareness T-Shirt Sale Orders Due
  • 3/9 Board of Trustees Meeting, 6pm; Registration Required.
More K-12 News
  • 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
eSports is a sport competition using video games. In the eSports NHL club, students partake in organized, multi-player NHL competitions between other NFCS students. Check out the school spirit in the avatar below!
K-12 Hybrid Learning Corner
This new section of our newsletter will be your one-stop shop for information and updates as we transition to a hybrid mode of learning.
K-8 News & Events
Please read through the important dates and information that was shared in Mrs. Unegbu's News & Notes email from February 19.

Community Highlight: Kindergarten celebrated the 100th day with a variety of virtual activities. All students wore crowns and silly glasses that continued the number 100 that they decorated. Students were asked to show their collection of items to the class and then count out on their 100 charts or in groups of ten. Students did 100-day workouts and wrote in their journals what they would do if they found a $100.00 bill. Students celebrated with a virtual pizza party and a surprise snowy day!
Important Dates
  • 2/24 No School for K-3 & K-8 SLS Students
  • 2/25 No School for K-3 & K-8 SLS Students
  • 2/26 No School, Staff PD
  • 3/1 First Day of New Schedule
  • 3/3 Hats Off to Reading Day
  • 3/4 No School for 4-5 Students
  • 3/5 No School for 4-5 Students
  • 3/11 No School for 6-8 Students
  • 3/12 No School for 6-8 Students

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.
  • Friday Buddies: Last Friday, students from the lower grades paired up with their upper grade buddy homerooms to engage in getting to know you activities and an Unsung Heroes of Black History virtual scavenger hunt. The event enabled students to get to know one another and learn about some important figures during Black History Month. It was a joy to see the interaction between the older students and the younger ones, with 1st grade teacher Ms. Hartzell describing the 8th graders that visited her students as "excellent role models."
HS News & Events
Please read through the important dates and information that was shared in Mrs. Daly's News & Notes email from February 19.

Student Council hosted a virtual talent show in which students were encouraged to share their talents with their peers. Check out 12th grader Paul Diaz, who starts by playing along with the song "I See Red" by Everyone Loves an Outlaw and then switches to a performance of the Star Spangled Banner on an electric guitar.
Important Dates
  • 3/10 No School for All HS Students
  • 3/11 No School for All HS Students
  • 3/12 No School for All HS Students

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
Black Student Union
The Black Student Union (BSU) serves as a safe environment for students of color to share their own thoughts and feelings, in addition to being a place where all people are welcome to come and educate themselves on the history of African culture both in and out of the United States.

Last Friday, the BSU invited guest speaker Dr. Abigail Akande Ph.D., CRC, Assistant Professor Rehabilitation & Human Services at Pennsylvania State University Abington College (pictured here) to speak to the 11th grade community.

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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