Volume 26........... .March 2, 2021
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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.

March is Women's History Month

Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Public Law 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.” In 1987, after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Public Law 100-9, which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.”
Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, presidents have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” These proclamations celebrate the contributions women have made to the United States and recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields.

This year is especially momentous as March 8th marks the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day. For more information, check out this video from The National Women's History Museum History of Women's History Month.
Important Dates
  • 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
The Black Student Union completed a presentation on Black History in Philadelphia today as part of our club's contribution to Black History Month at NFCS. Check out the presentation 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.
  • Check out the new updated Hybrid Learning Page of our website! We hope this page will be your go-to place for all of your Hybrid Learning needs.
  • Meal service is still available for remote students, but has moved to Wednesdays between 2:30-4:30pm at the High School Building beginning in March.
  • Please review our Return to In-Person Learning Report & Plan before we transition to our hybrid learning mode next week for lots of information and resources. There is information that is relevant even if your child will continue with remote learning only.
  • Have a question about your child's method of learning or what group they are in? Contact Mr. Kevin Ouellette at KOuellette@newfoundations.org
K-8 News & Events
Please read through the important dates and information that was shared in Mrs. Unegbu's News & Notes email from February 26.

Attention 7th & 8th graders - do you want to know what it's like to be a student at our high school? We are offering Shadow Days this spring! Parents of 7th & 8th grade students should complete THIS FORM to give your permission and sign your child up for this opportunity. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Newman at: JNewman@newfoundations.org
Important Dates
  • 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.
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. Congratulations to 12th grade student Nate Delvalle for being the winner of the 2021 New Foundations Virtual Talent Show! Nate solves a rubik's cube while setting a timer for himself. He also finds new ways to increase the difficulty along the way. Check it out below!
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!
Activity Highlight: Last month, the NFCS Science Society competed in the Southeast Urban Invitational for the Pennsylvania Science Olympiad. The team placed 5th overall. Congratulations to the members who participated on their individual accompaniments as well:
Amanda Crump - 3rd in Chemistry
Faythe Carty - 3rd in Epidemiology, 4th in Forensics
Jada James - 3rd in Epidemiology, 4th in Forensics
Katherine Kiefer - 4th in Anatomy, 4th in Genetics, 4th in Machines, 5th in Sound Science
Zina Ahmed - 4th in Anatomy, 4th in Genetics
Sydney Lentz - 4th in Ornithology
Destiny "Ella" Gonzalez - 5th in Oceanography
Pat White - 5th in Oceanography
Fury Riccardi - 5th in Paleontology
Bulldog Spotlight of the Week
Nurse Mary Witalec
Nurse Mary Witalec is an assistant school nurse at New Foundations. She has been one of the main reasons our first day welcoming back our students yesterday was so successful.

Nurse Mary has been checking in staff and students using RUVNA screenings and conducting temperature checks to ensure our community is following COVID safety guidelines.

Join us in thanking Nurse Mary and the rest of our nursing department for helping keep our community safe!

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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