Volume 18........... .January 05, 2021
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.
K-12 News & Events
Please read through the important dates and information that was shared in Mrs. Daly's CEO News & Notes email from December 23.

Looking for something specific on our website? No need to spend extra time finding it, simply try out the search function!

The search bar feature can be found on the top right hand corner of the website, right next to the calendar, as shown below.
Help New Foundations celebrate our 20th Anniversary by sharing your memories, knowledge and creativity! Our GooseChase Challenge will run through today. See the graphic for more information about how to participate. Questions? Contact Ms. Tiffany at tsearles@newfoundations.org
Important Dates
  • 1/05 Board of Trustees Meeting, 6pm; Registration required.
  • 1/12 Virtual Club & Activities Fair, 6pm
  • 1/25 Admissions Lottery deadline
  • 1/29 Last Day of Q2
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!
  • COVID-19 Reopening Plan - More information will be shared following the Board of Trustees meeting (1/5) about the status of our reopening plan.
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.

Important Dates
  • 1/08 Essential Workers Day

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.
HS News & Events
Please read through the important dates and information that was shared in Mrs. Daly's News & Notes email from December 18.

Important Dates
  • 1/15 Senior Cap & Gown Portraits; Senior Portrait Make Ups
  • 1/26 PSATs

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
Ms. Diane Fanega
Ms. Diane Fanega, one of our outstanding middle school teachers, consistently gives students creative opportunities to make real-life applications in the learning process, and works tirelessly alongside students who struggle in the virtual classroom. She is a cheerleader for many and contains more school spirit than anybody around - a ray of sunshine and optimism that is as contagious as it gets. Ms. Fanega will drop everything to help a student or colleague in need.

Ms. Fanega is a fierce advocate for service-learning and is always engaging students inside and outside the classroom. She spends a lot of her personal time mentoring former students, and volunteering to make sure that New Foundations is an even better place than when she first began here. Ms. Fanega is a shining example of our Active Ownership and Role Model Mentality We CARE norms. 

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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