NG Weekly

Week of September 24-30


Room 110
Mrs. Torres, Assistant Principal of Academic Affairs  |  215-465-8437, x226

Mrs. Ragno, Administrative Assistant  |  215-465-8437, x.227

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We look forward to seeing you at Back to School Night on Thursday, 9/27 at 6:00 p.m. At Back to School Night you will meet your student’s teachers and receive your login information for PowerSchool (our online grading system). PowerSchool helps you to keep track of your student’s academic progress, grades, discipline, and attendance. Please enter through the cafeteria.

Continuing this week, all 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students will take a test called the Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®). We give students MAP tests to determine each student’s instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year and from year to year in the areas of Mathematics, Reading, and Language. Your child will take the tests on a computer in one of our computer labs. MAP tests are unique in that they adapt to be appropriate for your child’s level of learning. As a result, each student has the same opportunity to succeed and maintain a positive attitude toward testing.  And with MAP tests, we can administer shorter tests and use less class time while still receiving detailed, accurate information about your student’s growth. Visit  for more information. All 9th, 10th, and 11th graders will take the MAP test three times this year to measure growth from Fall to Winter and Winter to Spring.

MAP tests are to be taken seriously. Students who are determined to be not be putting forth their best effort (such as racing through the test or not using pencil and paper for any math problems) will be required to retake the MAP test on their own time (not class time). We will be celebrating MAP successes, especially growth this year, so please be sure to encourage your child to do their best. Also MAP test results are used as one of the data points for course placement.

How can you help your child be best prepared? Insure a good night’s sleep, early arrival to school, a healthy breakfast, and encourage their best effort!!


Room 105
Fr. Dalton, Director of Campus Ministry
jdalton@neumanngorettihs.org215-465-8437, x.263 

Wednesday, September 26
Although there are no classes, students will have the opportunity to attend the play, Tolton: From Slave to Priest at La Salle University.

Thursday, September 27
We will celebrate two “Opening of the School Year” Masses on Thursday.  Both Masses will be held in the auditorium. Please remind your son and daughter of the following schedule:

  • 7:50 a.m.: Homeroom
  • 8:05 a.m.
    • Mass for Seniors and Juniors,
    • First Period class for Sophomores and Freshmen
  • 8:54 a.: 
    • Mass for Sophomores and Freshmen
    • First Period class for Seniors and Juniors
  • 9:43 a.m.
    • Second Period class for all students

**Manor College students will attend their course from 7:30 – 8:50 then the Sophomore/Freshman Mass**


Room 104
Sr. Anne Brigid Gallagher, Assistant Principal of Student Affairs, 215-465-8437, x230

Ms. Pratt, Student Affairs Administrative Assistant,, 215-465-8437, x258

Homecoming Dance
The dance was a lovely event.  The students were excited for the first social event and you can be proud of your sons and daughters. Thank you. Special thank you to the parents who sent in Dessert/ Snacks for the event. The students really appreciated your generosity.

Monday, September 24
Activity Fair during all lunch periods.  There will be an opportunity for students to speak with Members about each club and sign-ups for interested members. See activities info attached separately.

Wednesday, September 26
Professional Development Day for the teachers.  Students DO NOT report to school.

Thursday, September 27
Homeroom Representative Elections during Homeroom.

Friday, September 28
Senior Sweaters – will be distributed after 8th period – location TBA


Room 113
Mrs. Hilk, Director of College Guidance & Counseling  |  215-465-8437, x.243


Wednesday, October 3: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.: College Fair, Cafe


Mr. McHale – Director of Technology


Room 213
Mr. Szydlik, Athletic Director | 215-465-8437, x276



Room 109
Mr. Townsend, Jr., Dean of Culture  | 215-465-8437, x228

Thank you to everyone who is in compliance with the uniform policy. We are very impressed – keep up the great work. Please remember an effective uniform policy prepares students for the demands of a variety of work environments and eliminates distractions.


Room 10
Mrs. Amy Boyd  | 215-465-8437

Freshmen and Transfers: All Freshman were mailed a packet of medical forms over the summer to be completed and turned in the first week of school. They include your immunization shot record, physical exam, dental exam, health history and gray emergency form. All transfer students are required to submit these same forms.

Seniors: were also mailed a packet with a letter explaining the meningococcal immunization requirement needed to start school this year.

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the State of Pennsylvania require every student to have their immunization record on file in school. Please turn forms into the Main Office or directly to me in my office. Extra forms are available in the health room. Please be reminded that there are no exemptions in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia schools. Students without proper immunization records will be dismissed from the school.

If you have medication with you in school please see me asap. I am here every Thursday and Friday and every other Wednesday. Thank you. Wishing you all a very healthy school year.


Mr. McHale, Director of Technology


Mrs. Arrigale, Tuition Officer 215-465-8437 x246

Tuition is paid through FACTS Management.  Please ensure that you have set up your account at  Accounts were set up with one name, if you wish for another person to be able to call, you will need to add them to your account.

The Fall athletic fees have been added to all applicable accounts from the roster list provided by the Athletic Director (Cross Country, Football, Boys and Girls Soccer and Volleyball).  It will be part of your October bill unless you have previously paid for it.  Its is a $175 athletic fee and football has the additional $200 fee for the spirit pack.  Please note, when payments are made, they go to the oldest unpaid item first, so tuition and fees must be up to date in order for the athletic fee to be considered paid.

Student’s accounts must be up to date.  Balances overdue 90 days will result in missed school time.

Financial aid deadline has passed.  You can still upload your missing documents – call me if you need help.


Mrs. Edwards, Director of Enrollment Management | 215-465-8437, x229

Spread the Word
Open House, Sunday, October 14, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Prospective families can register here.


Ms. Rudd Potter


Mrs. Varalli, Administrative Assistant,

The All Classes Reunion is completely SOLD OUT! Thank you for your support!!

  • Due to the overwhelming demand, the All Classes Reunion on September 29 has sold out.
  • We have reached room capacity at Fishtown Hops at SugarHouse Casino.
  • Due to the sell out, orders for admission tickets will not be accepted and tickets will not be sold at the door the day of the event.

50/50 raffle tickets are $50 and can be purchased, through September 26, by calling The Millay Club office at 215.389.0925.


Thursday, September 27: 6:15 – 8:15 p.m.
Back to School Night

Thursday, October 18
Doors open: 5:30 p.m. | Games start: 6:30 p.m.

Bingo Night
Games, Raffles, B.Y.O.B.
NG Cafeteria
$20 in advance | $25 at door
For tickets, Call Diana: 215.251.4460


Joe McColgan |


Room 102
Mrs. Arrigale, Tuition Officer | 215-465-8437, x246


Room 101
Mrs. Amy Boyd | 215-465-8437


Mr. Robert “Woody” Sharper – Facilities Supervisor


Ms. Rudd Potter


Room 112
Mrs. Varalli, Administrative Assistant

The All Classes Reunion is completely SOLD OUT! Thank you for your support.