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Week of April 24-30

MINISTRY & SERVICE

Room 105, Colin McGonigal, Director of School Ministry
cmcgonigal@neumanngorettihs.org

ARAMARK

Worry less about your son/daughter carrying cash and help the lunch lines move quicker. Consider putting money on account. Click here for detailed instructions.

GUIDANCE

Rm 111, Megan Heffernan, Guidance Director, mheffernan@
neumanngorettihs.org
, 215-465-8437, x.243

Seniors, please bring in all college and scholarship acceptances that you receive to Guidance, so we can recognize your achievement.

Juniors

All Juniors should also be requesting letters of recommendation from 3-4 teachers both in person and on Naviance. You will use your school email and student ID number as the password to log into Naviance.

Wed., April 26, 6:00 p.m.: College Info Night for Juniors in the Knowledge Lab: Meet with college admissions representatives to learn more about the process.

DEVELOPMENT

Our 2016-2017 annual appeal was mailed to alumni in early October. This year, gifts from the annual appeal will support scholarships and new building renovations. If you are interested in making a gift, contact Shaniqua Rudd, Director of Advancement, at 215-465-8437, ext. 235, or mail your check, made out to Ss. John Neumann & Maria Goretti Catholic High School, 1736 South 10th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148.

FROM THE ALUMNI OFFICE

The Millay Club Wants You!
Share your time and talent as an Alumni Class Ambassador or volunteer at Neumann-Goretti. Complete Details and Sign-up Form

Read a message from our Board of Directors and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

ATHLETICS

Rm 213, Chalie Szydlik, Athletic Director, cszydlik@neumanngorettihs.edu
Please see the school calendar and Daily Announcements or this week’s events.

All Senior Varsity Sport players should have received an invitation to The Millay Club’s (Alumni Association) Annual Senior Varsity Letter and Hall of Fame Dinner on May 24, 2017. Students must respond ASAP. Parents reserve your tickets by calling Mrs. Varalli at  215-465-8437 Ext. 234. All tickets are to be paid by May 4, 2017.  If you did not receive an invitation, see Mrs. Varalli in Room 112.

FACILITIES & ACTIVITIES

Mrs. Cooper, Director of Operations, jcooper@neumanngorettihs.org 215-465-8437, x.230
Ms. Pratt, Student Affairs Administrative Assistant, dpratt@neumanngorettihs.org 215-465-8437, x.258

SENIOR PROM CONTRACTS & TICKETS

All contracts are past due and are to be handed to Mrs. Pratt in room 104 ASAP. Contracts are available in room 104.  Contracts are needed for all students, Neumann Goretti and Outside dates.  Outside dates need to have their contract signed by their parent and the school they attend.   Ticket purchase can be made in the Tuition Office.  Tickets are $200 per couple. The prom will be held at the Sheraton Downtown Hotel on May 12.  The deadline to purchase tickets has passed – if still interested please make arrangements to purchase immediately so we have a correct count of guests to complete planning the event.

Save the Date

May 9: Class of 2017 theme night 7:05 p.m. vs Seattle Mariners
If we sell the most tickets, our class President, Camrin Neiss, will throw out the first pitch.
Tickets: $16
Includes: Seat in the 309 section, a free t-shirt, AND it’s dollar dog hot dog night. We will be providing a link next week to buy directly. However, you can also call Stephanie Neiland at 215.218.5654 to order tickets. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU MENTION NEUMANN GORETTI.

STUDENT SERVICES

Room 109, Lincoln Townsend, Jr., Dean of Culture ltownsendjr@neumanngorettihs.edu, 215-465-8437, x.228

SPRING UNIFORM TRANSITION: Wed., 4/19

GIRLS: Wear the white school polo, school skirt (current Juniors and Seniors)/skort, school stockings, and school shoes. Any headbands are plain black or white and maximum 2.5-inches wide.

BOYS: Wear the black school polo (school polos that do not have a banded bottom must be tucked-in), school khakis, and school shoes.

Seniors may wear the official Senior t-shirt in place of the school polo.

All students, especially seniors, are reminded that the school Winter uniform may be required for special events in the Spring, so please care for your clothing appropriately so that it is available when needed.

Shirts under polos

  • short-sleeve
  • do NOT extend below the sleeve of the school polo/Senior t-shirt
  • do NOT roll-up over the sleeve of the school polo/Senior t-shirt
  • Plain white or grey; no writing.

School Sweaters  are no longer mandatory, but if you are cold it is the only top that you may wear over your school polo or Senior t-shirt: NO hoodies, NO sweatshirts, NO long sleeve shirts under your polo/Senior t-shirt, etc.

This Week’s Schedule

Catholic Charities Event at Archbishop Carroll.

Our school will present a donation, which will be designated to the Archdiocesan schools of special education. Our students contributed to the donation during our school retreat.

Bell 1, B-Day

Parent Teacher Conferences, 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Bell 1, C-Day

6:30 p.m.: Parents Association Meeting

Bell 1, D-Day

6: 00 p.m.: College Info Night for Juniors in the Knowledge Lab
Meet with college admissions representatives to learn more about the process

Bell 4, E-Day

6:00 p.m.: Spring Art Exhibit in the Auditorium Lobby
7:00 p.m.: Spring Concert in the Auditorium

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ACADEMIC AFFAIRS, Room 110

Mrs. Torres, Assistant Principal gtorres@neumanngorettihs.org 215-465-8437, x.22

Mrs. Ragno, Administrative Assistant, pragno@neumanngorettihs.org 215-465-8437, x.227

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES

Tuesday, 4/25, 4:00-6:00 p.m. Conferences are mandatory for all students who failed a subject for the 3rd quarter and/or received a failure warning for the year. They are held on a first-come, first-served basis.

2017-18 Course Selection

It’s that time of year again when students get to choose the electives they are interested in taking for next year. All students received information last week in their Theology classes regarding how to prepare for course selection. Check with your student to help him/her to choose the best possible courses. Students will select courses this week during one of their Theology classes, take home their course selection sheets to be signed, and then return them to Room 110. Every student needs his/her Grade Connect username and password to complete course selection. They can obtain one from Room 110.

Attention Parents of Advanced Placement (AP) Students

On test day, students must arrive to school no later than 7:50 a.m. and report directly to Room 118. Students are dismissed after testing and excused from classes. Students are responsible to request make-up work for what they missed. AP Exams are held on the following dates:
May 1 at noon: Psychology
May 2 at 8:00 a.m.: Computer Science A
May 3 at 8:00 a.m.: English Literature
May 4 at 8:00 a.m.: U.S .Gov & Politics
May 5 at 8:00 a.m.: U.S. History
May 5: Last day for Art Portfolios
May 8 at 8:00 a.m.: Biology
May 9 at 8:00 a.m.: Calculus AB
May 10 at 8:00 a.m.: English Language & Comp

Please encourage your student to continue preparing for his/her exam(s). Students can go to collegeboard.org to find practice tests for all exams. Details about pricing, test dates and test rules can be found by clicking here to see the AP Bulletin on College Board’s website. Feel free to reach out with questions to Mrs. Torres at gtorres@neumanngorettihs.org.

TUITION

Denise Arrigale, Tuition Officer
darrigale@neumanngorettihs.org 215.465.8437 x 246
The Tuition Office is open every day but Wednesday.

REPORT CARDS

Report Cards will be mailed on April 10.  Tuition must be current to receive your child’s report card. All accounts with past due balances will have their report card held.  Please contact the Tuition Office for questions.

FINAL BILL: APRIL

The final bill has been sent from Smart Tuition and was due on April 15.

PAST DUE BALANCES

The Archdiocese requires that all balances be current. Students balances cannot be more than 90 days past due. The Archdiocese requires us to suspend students who are 90 days past due. Please keep your account current to avoid any disruption in school days.

FINANCIAL AID

ATTENTION REQUIRED TO ENSURE RECEIPT OF ALL FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS: Parents of current 9th, 10th and 11th grade students should complete the new 2017-2018 Financial Aid Application at www.smartaidforparents.com.  There are detailed instructions on our website if you need more information. This application must be COMPLETED and VERIFIED by Smart Tuition in order to qualify for any and all financial aid.  Please contact Smart Aid at 800.360.8027 to ensure that your application is final.

PROMS / GRADUATION

Accounts must be current to purchase tickets and attend Prom AND/OR to participate in Graduation activities.