Volume 34........... .May 04, 2021
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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 April 23.

Important Dates
  • 5/11 - Board of Trustees Meeting, Register HERE
  • 5/22 Home & School Association Annual Basket Raffle
More K-12 News
  • Are you approved for free/reduced lunch? If so, you should be receiving the Pandemic-EBT benefit. Learn more by reading the letter that was emailed to all families on Monday.
  • Did you miss last week's Curriculum Spotlight? Learn more about the status of our Curriculum Update as part of our Strategic Plan by watching the recording HERE. Have additional questions? Contact our Principals or our Curriculum Specialist, Mrs. Lisa Pope at lpope@newfoundations.org
  • 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!
In an effort to better support all members in our diverse community, Project 4 Foundation has set up a language support program. This student-run program offers language services in various languages. Click the flyers below to learn more:

K-12 Hybrid Learning Corner
This section of our newsletter will be your one-stop shop for information and updates as we transition to a hybrid mode of learning.

  • Wednesday, 4/28, was the last day of meal distribution for remote learners. Families who have been utilizing this service have been contacted, and other arrangements have been made. If you are in need of meals or support due to this change, please reach out to Maya Davenny at mdavenny@newfoundations.org
  • Visit our Hybrid Learning Page, your go-to place for all of your Hybrid Learning needs.
  • 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.
  • K-8 Bell Schedule
  • HS Bell Schedule & Lunch Schedule
  • 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 April 09.

Important Dates
  • 5/05 Star Wars Day
  • 5/10-5/14 PSSA Testing
  • 5/17-5/21 PSSA Testing
  • 5/24-5/28 PSSA Make Up Testing

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.
  • Classroom Highlight: Third Grade had the pleasure of experiencing Earth Day with Ms. Laura Cassidy, the Sustainability Manager at Philadelphia's Department of Prisons. Ms. Cassidy taught our third graders the process of creating enriched soil with compost, and the educational program they provide to incarcerated individuals. The program recycles all of the prison's food-waste to create a compost that then provides nutrient soil to the various crops in their orchard. That produce is then provided to local organizations and food banks in Philadelphia! After our assembly, students independently created Earth Day posters to encourage actions that will help keep our Earth healthy! 
HS News & Events
Please read through the important dates and information that was shared in Mrs. Daly's News & Notes email from April 23.

Did you know that May 1 is nationally known as College Signing Day? Many of our students have plans to go to college, and others will join the military, attend trade schools, take a gap year to volunteer, or head right into the workforce. We support and celebrate what is best for each of our students, so at New Foundations, we call this day Senior Commitment Day! We are so excited to take this opportunity to celebrate our seniors and their plans for next year, whatever they might be. Visit the Our Seniors page and our NFCS social media pages to learn more about our individual student's plans. Congratulations to all!

Important Dates
  • 4/28-5/5 Course Selection Window for 2021-2022
  • 5/21 Senior Prom

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!
  • Classroom Highlight: Last Wednesday our 11th Grade students participated in a Healthcare Career Panel, where they heard from a Medical & Physical Therapy Assistant, a Nursing Professional Development Specialist, an Athletic Trainer and a School Social Worker. These professionals shared information about their day to day responsibilities, the perks and challenges of their jobs, and what skills and certifications are needed.
Bulldog Spotlight of the Week
Mr. Zachary Riegler
Mr. Zachary Riegler is a current High School History teacher at New Foundations. He is entering his 10th year as a HS Baseball coach and approaching is 100th win. He has helped several athletes move on to play baseball at the collegiate level and continues this process this season.

Join us in thanking Mr. Riegler for 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!
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