Volume 29........... .March 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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K-12 News & Events
Please read through the important dates and information that was shared in Ms. Glassie's CEO News & Notes email from March 05.

Click here to see Mr. Spera kick off the NFCS ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!
Important Dates
  • 3/22-26 NFCS Family Feud Episodes at 6pm 
  • 3/26 - 4/2 No School; Spring Break
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 Girls Lacross (Grades 5-8) is a club that teaches basic skills such as cradling, passing and receiving, change of direction, dodges, and shooting. In this club, participants also work on fitness with and without the lacrosse stick.
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 March 19.

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
Third Grade Highlight: While third grade sported their green outfits in celebration of St. Patrick’s day, they were wowed by our guest speaker, Quiara Quiñones. Quiara shared her experience as a former student at New Foundations, pursuing her interest in psychology at Temple University, and becoming a GME Program Administrator at Temple University Hospital. Students asked great questions and listened attentively as she discussed the importance of reading, what it’s like to work closely with doctors, and the value of working alongside other women in her field.
Important Dates
  • 3/25 Grades 6-8 Gold Group Return to In-Person Learning

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.
  • Activity Highlight: Ms. Laura from the Elmwood Park Zoo joined the fourth grade students on Zoom to show them a wood turtle named "Woody" who was donated to the zoo. She explained the features of the wood turtle, its diet, life expectancy, habitat it is native to and other interesting facts about the wood turtle and other similar ones. The students were able to ask questions and hold a discussion about the difference between land turtles and sea turtles. The students gained a better understanding of the need to protect our animals and the habitats they live in. 
HS News & Events
Please read through the important dates and information that was shared in Mrs. Daly's News & Notes email from March 12.

The Asian Cultures Club is hosting a Movie Day at NFCS in honor and recognition of Asian contributions in society. Come kick off your spring break by watching Raya and the Last Dragon on Thursday 3/25 at 3:00 pm to show your support for Asian-Americans during this time. The goal behind this movie event is to feature Asian actors surrounding Southeastern Asian culture animation and raising more awareness on Anti-Asian violence. The ACC would like your support in promoting the accomplishments of the Asian community in order to fight against discrimination. Join here.
Activity Highlight: On Wednesday, 3/17, our 11th grade students attended a career panel during their scheduled community meeting time. They heard from three professionals in various roles in the finance field. Our panelists shared great insight about the finance industry, particularly that you don't necessarily have to be good in math to have success in finance! Shout out to our student hosts, Angelina Jala and Katie Kiefer, for facilitating the panel so effortlessly. We are looking forward to hosting additional career panels in the coming weeks. 
Important Dates
  • 3/25 Asian Culture Club Movie Screening, 3pm; Join Here.

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
Jordan Gombs
Jordan Gombs is a New Foundations graduate from the class of 2020. He currently attends Delaware Valley University, where he is majoring in counseling psychology in order to become a sports psychologist.

While at New Foundations, Jordan was on the varsity basketball and baseball teams. He is a 1,000 point scorer in basketball at NFCS. Jordan is also on the basketball team at Delaware Valley, and he recently scored a career high 21 points, which you can read about here.

Join us in congratulating Jordan on his post NFCS endeavors!


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