Volume 09........... .October 27, 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 some 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.
Have you visited our website lately? Have some feedback to share? Click below to tell us your thoughts!
Project4Foundation, a NFCS student-led group, will be leading a fundraiser with the goal of providing Back to School packages for members of our community. Their mission is to provide for those who lack essential resources and to supply basic necessities to those in need in our community and across the globe.

Find out how you can get involved by checking out the details for their Halloween Treat Fundraiser below!
Important Dates
  • 10/29 Spirit Day: Wear Black or Orange
  • 10/30 No classes; Staff PD
  • 11/3 Election Day
  • 11/6 Q1 Ends
  • 11/9 Q2 Begins
  • 11/10 Board of Trustees Meeting, 6pm; Registration required.
  • 11/11 No classes, Veterans Day
  • 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!
  • HSA presents our 1st Annual Pumpkin Contest. Vote for your favorite by clicking the image below!
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
  • 11/6 Friday Schedule change begins
  • 11/9 K-6 Specials change for Q2
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: Last Friday, students had a guest performance from the Conservation Caper. Check out this review from Mr. Schwartz's fifth grade class! "The presenters provided some excellent materials to warm the kids up. Students shared the ways their homes are heated, cooled, and how reliant we are on electricity. The students brainstormed the many types of renewable and non-renewable forms of energy. We then listed all the things we do that require electricity daily. Presented were very practical ways for students to be mindful of energy efficiency. They put in the chat ways they can begin conserving today. In the words of our classmates, the presentation was funny and taught me how to save energy!"
HS News & Events
Please read through the important dates and information that was shared in Mrs. Daly's News & Notes email from October 16.

The Class of 2021 Ring Ceremony will now be taking place in the HS gym. If you have any questions and have RSVPed, please reach out to klamanna@newfoundations.org
Important Dates
  • 10/29 Walk-up Ring Ceremony, 3-4:30 PM
  • 11/5-6 Formal Senior Portrait Days - By Appointment
  • 11/9 Electives change for Q2
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
Lana Vitale
Lana Vitale, a valued member of the NFCS community and one of our third graders, recently started growing a lima bean plant. Third grade is learning about the life cycle of a plant and the different parts. Lana took her learning a step further by growing her own lima bean seed. It started to grow so well that she potted the plant and now, after a few weeks, the plant has grown to be so big! Lana and her classmates have been observing Lana's plant, which has helped the students study the parts and see the life cycle in action.

With Lana's green thumb, we hope that the plant will soon flower and produce some more beans for her to grow, thus completing the life cycle. Way to go Lana!

Help us highlight outstanding members of our community! Click here to submit a nomination for the Bulldog Spotlight of the Week!
Trivia Time!
How many students did NFCS start with in 2000?

A) 200
B) 410
C) 373

Submit your answers via this Google Form before 3pm on Wednesday, October 28. Correct answers will earn you an entry for this month's raffle.

Tune in to our Instagram story on Wednesday, October 28 at 5pm for the answer!

Answer for last week's trivia question:
This year marks New Foundations Charter School's 20th anniversary!
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