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The Activities Department


Integrating interests into extracurricular activities.


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Where interest meets intellect.

The Activities Department of NFCS furthers the mission of whole-child development by introducing students and families to extracurricular activities that feed and spark their interests. 

Providing a wide variety of clubs and programs to all students allows the opportunity to participate in activities they feel compelled to engage in. 

By integrating passion and purpose, the Activities Department is uniquely positioned to further enhance stewardship, hands-on experience, and service-learning through its programs and events.


Spring 2021 Virtual Clubs & Programs Registration.

K-8 Virtual Activities Spring 2021

Students share the collective goal in learning and understanding the language of American Sign Language. Students will meet to discuss deaf culture and learn how to communicate silently.

Students will need to have their own iPad or iPhone and the app to participate. This is a club for those who would like to learn or get better at the digital art program Procreate.

Students will be doing art and other art projects. Students will need to have/get supplies if they do not happen to have the supply for the project they can use as an art studio time just for them to create on their own.


The cooking club will provide students with the opportunity to both basic cooking skills and specific cooking styles and techniques. Students will also learn about healthy eating habits and different ways to prepare healthy foods.

Students will prepare pieces for the spring concert.

In partnership with RockReach, a program through The Rock School for Dance Education, students will continue with the same classes as this past Fall.

In partnership with RockReach, a program through The Rock School for Dance Education, students will continue with the same classes as this past Fall.

Please join us on Tuesdays and Thursdays to learn the magic of Disney Musicals through music, drama, and performance. We will work together to learn lyrics, music, choreography of Disney music and prepare to put on a virtual play for the NFCS community.

Students compete one-on-one and in-club vs other competitors online in NHL21.

This club is open to all students to learn about fitness and healthy habits. Students will be instructed in proper fitness techniques and participate in various fitness challenges.

This club will teach basic skills such as cradling, passing and receiving, change of direction, dodges, and shooting. We will also be working on fitness with and without the lacrosse stick. A stick is not required, but rather recommended to further enhance your skills. Let us know if you will need a stick so we can arrange for you to borrow one. We look forward to having fun and seeing new talent.

Students will meet weekly to explore the wizarding world of Harry Potter through books, movies, projects, and art. Students will complete various projects related to the Harry Potter books and films using technology such as Google Slides, Flipgrid, and Padlet. They will discover their favorite spells, heroes, villains, and more! Expect-o Patronum a fun day!

Fifth graders work to learn their instruments.

In Jr. Model United Nations, 6th-8th grade students transform into diplomats who address the world's most pressing problems through research, dialogue, debate, writing, conversation, and competition with other delegates from schools in the Philadelphia region. We use the United Nations as a model to learn and grow as citizens of a world riddled with complex issues, and to imagine and propose solutions as the world's future leaders.
NJHS is an ongoing club for students of high academic standards. The club will further develop the goals and interests of inducted members along with our pillars of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship.
NJHS Handbook
Students/string players in grades 6 - 8 will  prepare music for the Spring Concert.

In "Skills and Drills" students will be involved in a fitness club that strongly focuses on soccer. Each participant will be required to have a physical soccer ball if they wish to enhance their skills and technique in their very own home. Students will participate in  video sessions on how they can become stronger and work on their fitness as they workout together  and encourage each other to stay active. Some days there will be ball work and on other days will focus on strength and endurance. The only one pushing you is yourself. So students will be encouraged  to do what they  can and try their best!

Fifth grade band and strings will alternate each week. We will prepare a piece to assemble digitally for our Winter Concert. All 5th grade students who play instruments will automatically be enrolled in this club. Meets Tuesdays from 3-4pm.
The purpose of the student council shall be to: Develop attitudes and practices of good citizenship in the student body; Exemplify the principles of democracy for the student body; Uphold ideals and traditions of New Foundations Charter School; Develop and maintain school spirit and morale; Promote scholarship; Provide a forum for the students’ expressions; Serve as supervising agency for those extra-curricular activities and organizations which are under the jurisdiction of the Student Council; Promote the general welfare of the school and students.
Student Council Handbook.

Band students grades 6 - 8 will work on songs for the Spring Concert.

A space and time after school where students can work with certified teachers in Grades K-8 to complete their homework and receive help from, if necessary. Contact your teacher to learn more about this opportunity. 
The Yearbook Club will design, create and organize the annual Yearbook for NFCS with the support of our Jostens partners. This is a continuation from the Fall.

Breathe and flow! Bring attention and awareness to your body and breath. Students will focus on alignment and moving through poses with intention. During practice, students can keep their video on or turn it off. Beginners welcome!

HS Virtual Activities Spring 2021

Students will listen to various genres of music and then discuss various aspects of the art form including: lyrics, sound, melodies and general themes.

Students will share the collective goal in learning and understanding the language of American Sign Language. They will meet to discuss deaf culture and learn how to communicate silently.

Anime lovers will watch a variety of titles in the genre, and discuss the viewings afterwards. Films, shows, etc. are pitched, and then voted upon by the students.

Art Club is for anyone who likes to doodle, no experience needed. Students will  work with the materials available and have fun!
The Asian Cultures Club is open to ALL students interested in learning more about the various cultures in Asia and enhancing the spirit of diversity in our community! The club is dedicated to raising awareness about Asian cultures and understanding their contributions to society through community service and civic engagement. The club will feature community service events/projects, social activities, and celebration of cultural festivities. Anyone is free to join and no one will be discriminated against by means of skin color, culture, belief, or sex. Everyone will respect one another by all means necessary in order to promote the recognition of Asian contributions in the community.
A safe space to learn about the customs and beliefs of African-American culture. All members of the student body are welcome to attend. Students will also discuss and address interesting topics that affect the black community. The aim is to create unity within NFCS by spreading awareness and supporting others.
Students will practice their chess skills and compete with other chess clubs from other schools.
Students in choir will sing together and cultivate their voices to prepare for performances.
eSports is a sports competition using video games. eSports FIFA will will allow students will partake in organized, multi-player FIFA competitions between other NFCS students.
eSports is a sport competition using video games. eSports NHL will will allow students will partake in organized, multi-player NHL competitions between other NFCS students.
Students will learn about, discuss, and advocate for issues impacting women.

This club is open to all students to learn about fitness and healthy habits. Students will be instructed in proper fitness techniques and participate in various fitness challenges.

The GSA Club aims to celebrate the diversity of the NFCS student body and create a space where students can meet new friends and talk about their experiences.

This club will teach basic skills such as cradling, passing and receiving, change of direction, dodges, and shooting. We will also be working on fitness with and without the lacrosse stick. A stick is not required, but rather recommended to further enhance your skills. Let us know if you will need a stick so we can arrange for you to borrow one. We look forward to having fun and seeing new talent.

Students will simulate the functions of the U.N. and explore the economic, political and social systems of its member states.

This club would be for discussion and activities based on popular books chosen by the students. Books that highlight other cultures both outside and inside of the US will be prioritized. This club will be more about reading for fun than about any academic analysis of the books, and there will be fun activities relating to the cultures that we are reading about such as craft projects, online scavenger hunts, and art.
NHS is an ongoing club for students of high academic standards. We seek to continue running NHS remotely to further develop the goals and interests of inducted members along with our pillars of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship.
NHS Handbook
New Foundations Charter School is partnering with Minding Your Mind to form a Mental Health Club for the high school to help educate other students about mental health and reduce the stigma.

Students who play spring instruments will prepare music for the Spring Concert.

Working with a vision to champion social justice, The goal is to raise both awareness and funds about causes both domestically and internationally. Students will connect people who have resources to offer with projects and organizations working on the ground in areas and regions of need (e.g. food resources - Yemen; aid to displaced Syrians, etc.). Students will spread awareness and do the leg work - fundraising, organizing, running drives, assembling care packages, etc.
Students will continue to collaborate and plan for the VRAD competition.
Rock band is a performance based club where students learn to sing and play guitar, bass, keyboard, and drums.
Students will perform an independent study of a variety of science topics and compete in the Philadelphia Science Olympiad.

In "Skills and Drills" students will be involved in a fitness club that strongly focuses on soccer. Each participant will be required to have a physical soccer ball if they wish to enhance their skills and technique in their very own home. Students will participate in  video sessions on how they can become stronger and work on their fitness as they workout together  and encourage each other to stay active. Some days there will be ball work and on other days will focus on strength and endurance. The only one pushing you is yourself. So students will be encouraged  to do what they  can and try their best!

Students will explore the Spanish language through culture.

Elected students work with an advisor to organize and carry out school activities, service projects, and other school-based initiatives, while also improving the students’ leadership skills. Student Council Handbook.

Symphonic Winds students will work on songs for the Spring Concert.

A space and time after school where students can work with certified teachers in various High School courses to complete their homework and receive help from, if necessary. Contact your teacher for more details. 
Students will play online board games such as Dungeons and Dragons, Catan, Uno, and others.
The Yearbook Club will design, create and organize the annual Yearbook for NFCS with the support of our Jostens partners. This is a continuation from the Fall.

Breathe and flow! Bring attention and awareness to your body and breath. Students will focus on alignment and moving through poses with intention. During practice, students can keep their video on or turn it off. Beginners welcome!

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Our Activities Staff

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Joe Spera

Director of Athletics and Activities

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Amber Dietrich

Activities and Athletics Site Manager

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Pairing Interest with Intellect

A variety of activities to discover and explore.

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Integrating
In The Classroom

Sparking curiosity which brings curriculum to life.

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Integrating
Through Relationships

Building fellowship through like-minded interest.

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Integrating
Through Service

Expanding opportunities for community stewardship and civic action.

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Integrating
Through Experience

Refining skills through active participation.