Volume 11........... .November 10, 2020
As we go through this school year together, remember to use this newsletter, our social media channels and website as resources!

To stay in the know between issues of our newsletter, make sure to follow us on Instagram (@nfcsbulldogs) and add us on Facebook (@newfoundationscharterschool) for additional news and updates throughout the week!

You can always visit our website, which contains all the latest NFCS updates, forms, contact information and more.

Scroll down for trivia this week! Participants with the correct answer will be entered in our monthly raffle. Correct answers will be announced on our social media channels and in next week's newsletter.
K-12 News & Events
Have you heard? New Foundations is celebrating our 20th Anniversary.

In order to celebrate our journey over the past 20 years, we will be holding a T-Shirt design contest! If you would like to learn more about the contest, click the image below.

If you would like to submit a design, please click here.
Important Dates
  • 11/10 Board of Trustees Meeting, 6pm; Registration required.
  • 11/11 No classes, Veterans Day
  • 11/13 Adopt a Family Survey
  • 11/19-20 Remote Parent Teacher Conferences
  • 11/26-27 No classes, Thanksgiving Break
  • 11/30 20th Anniversary T-Shirt Design Submission Due
More K-12 News
  • The Parent-Student Remote Learning Handbook is available here.
  • Our Admissions Lottery for the 2021-22 school year is now open! Visit the enrollment page of our website for more information. The deadline to apply is 1/25/21.
  • 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!
  • Welcome to NFCS Virtual Calming Room! This resource is a place where members of our school community can find tools and strategies to help manage everyday stressors, overwhelming feelings and find self care activities.
  • Chromebook Distribution: If the days/time listed below are not convenient for your family, please email JDorn@newfoundations.org  ASAP to make alternative arrangements.
K-8 News & Events
Please read through the important dates and information that was shared in Mrs. Unegbu's News & Notes email from October 23.

Are you a grandparent who is caring for a child age 3-8? Check out this free resource from Philly Families Read Together.
Important Dates
  • 11/13 Kindness Day
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.
  • Classroom Highlight: On Friday, November 6th during community activities, each 2nd Grade Homeroom was joined by Magician John Cassidy. John showed the class a variety of tricks including the "floating banana", card tricks, and coin tricks. He also encouraged students to ask questions about magic and try some of the tricks on their own. After the performance, John gave a special shout out to Mrs. Brennan's class by stating "2C was really amazing with their level of participation!" John also encouraged students to work hard and do something they love.
HS News & Events
Please read through the important dates and information that was shared in Mrs. Daly's News & Notes email from October 16.

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!
Bulldog Spotlight of the Week
Mrs. Murray
Mrs. Murray is a 1st Grade Teacher at New Foundations. Like all of our teachers, she has done an amazing job with remote learning, keeping some of our littlest learners engaged online. Her live Zoom lessons really make it feel like everyone is in the classroom together. The students are alert, participating and most importantly, they are learning with a smile on their faces. Mrs. Murray is able to do this all with her 1-year-old daughter in the background.

Thank you Mrs. Murray for your contributions 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!
Trivia Time!

How many total staff members currently work at NFCS?

A) 195
B) 210
C) 150

Submit your answers via this Google Form before 3pm on Wednesday, November 11. Correct answers will earn you an entry for this month's raffle.

Tune in to our Instagram story on Wednesday, November 11 at 5pm for the answer!

Answer for last week's trivia question:
New Foundations Charter School has 71 total homeroom/advisory classes.
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