Volume 21........... .January 26, 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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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
  • 1/29 Last Day of Q2
  • 2/1 First Day of Semester 2 Classes
  • 2/9 Board of Trustees Meeting, 6pm; Registration required.
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
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!

HS: Missed a submission? 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.

K-5 Activity Highlight: Our K-5 students participated in service day by creating cards, posters, and videos for those living in isolation and retirement communities. The students did a wonderful job, including personalized cards by Mr. Neswick's 2nd graders and flipgrid videos by Ms. Picot's 3rd graders. Additionally, the 4th grade was visited by Laura from Elmwood Park Zoo who showed off a screech owl and answered questions from our students. 4th Grade teacher Harry Uhl stated: "Thank you again for the Guest speaker. The owl was perfect. Grade 4 just discussed the owl using camouflage yesterday. My lesson topic this week was adaptations and Laura hit it on the head. The students were absolutely engaged and asked fantastic questions."
Important Dates
  • 2/1 Remote Handbook Work Submission Deadline Change
  • 2/15 8th Grade Picture Day, 9am-2:30pm

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.
  • Remote Handbook Change: With the addition of live classes, we are removing the Next Day 4 PM deadline to turn in work. Teachers will set due dates and times to reflect work that needs to be completed for the next day’s lesson. This change will begin on February 1. There will be minimal homework as most student work will be done during class time.
  • 6-8 Activity Highlight: Our 6-8 students did a wonderful job expressing gratitude through cards, posters, and videos for essential workers, including Mr. Gonzales's 7th graders who created a picture montage.

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
  • 1/26 PSATs
  • 1/27 Final Exam Day
  • 1/28 Final Exam Day
  • 1/29 Final Exam Make Ups/Half Day Schedule
  • 2/3 Talent Show Registration Deadline
  • 2/5 Friday Schedule Change for Class Meetings begins
  • 2/11 Semester 2 Back to School Night, 5-7pm.

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!
  • Activities Highlight: Congrats to our first ever Virtual Reality Aerial Drone teams who made history at NGCS and competed on Saturday 1/23/21. Thanks to the competitors Vinh Ngo and Omar Felix, Ernesto Altomari and Richard Hoepfl, Anthony Fiorentio, Katherine Kiefer.
Bulldog Spotlight of the Week
Delaney Hampton
Delaney Hampton, a current senior at NFCS, recently completed her Gold Award for Girl Scouts where she compiled resources about COVID-19.

Delaney and her team designed a very detailed website that includes a variety of informative resources and tips such as: interviews with nurses, things to do during quarantine, why masks and social distancing are important, etc. We encourage the NFCS community to visit her website and pledge to COVID-19 safety.

Join us in celebrating Delaney for being an outstanding member of our caring 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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