Volume 19........... .January 12, 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 January 06.

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Thank you to those who participated in our 20 Years of NFCS GooseChase! Click on the image below for the answers to our missions.
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
  • 1/12 Virtual Club & Activities Fair, 6pm; Join here.
  • 1/25 Admissions Lottery deadline; Apply here.
  • 1/29 Last Day of Q2
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!
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 January 08.

Community Activities Highlight:

On Friday, January 08, K-8 Students kicked off a month of service by participating in service projects to express gratitude to essential workers. Students created cards, videos, and even a rap song to thank those working in health care, law enforcement, delivering mail and packages, working in grocery stores, and all other professions that have been so vital to our society over the past year. Additionally, homerooms in Kindergarten, 1st grade, 5th grade, and 7th grade were visited virtually by essential professionals, including a registered nurse, X-Ray technician, and fire lieutenant. The professionals spoke about their jobs and answered questions from their students. Teachers and staff did an amazing job expressing gratitude to the guests. Our 6th graders took part in a writing circle organized by Amanda Allison with a writing specialist in which students explored poetry and praised each other's original work. Check out some highlights below:
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.
HS News & Events
Please read through the important dates and information that was shared in Mrs. Daly's News & Notes email from January 08.

Important Dates
  • 1/14 Dress Down Day (school appropriate clothing)
  • 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
Xavier Ortiz
Xavier Ortiz, one of our current high school seniors, has received multiple acceptances to colleges and universities. During the presidential election, he volunteered at the polls, embodying what it means to be an active citizen.

Xavier currently works part-time at Best Buy and is being interviewed by Lock Haven University for their Physical Therapy Program. He enjoys helping others, and hopes to one day assist people in their rehabilitation from injuries.

Join us in congratulating Xavier for his accomplishments and his dedication to our community!

Do you know an outstanding member of our community? Click here to submit a nomination for the Bulldog Spotlight of the Week!
We want to hear from you!
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Items must be submitted no later than noon on Sunday to be shared the upcoming week.