NG Weekly


Week of March 19-25

Inclement Weather Policy

Winter has come to the Philadelphia area. A friendly reminder of our Inclement Weather Policy: Neumann Goretti falls under the umbrella of “All Philadelphia Parochial Schools.” Any schedule changes will be announced by your local news or their related websites such as CBS Local. When possible, we will send notification through our School Messenger/Powerschool system (voice calls and emails to parents, faculty and staff) and post on social media outlets. DO NOT depend on school notifications as your primary resource. In most cases the news will announce before the school.


NHS Tutoring has begun after school in the Knowledge Lab. Three NHS students will be available for tutoring after school on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Students can either sign up ahead of time with Ms. Fenske (Rm 219) or just show up.


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

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

HONORS CONVOCATION: Our annual Honors Convocation will be held on Monday, March 26, 7:00 p.m. Students will receive their invitations during homeroom on Monday, March 19.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) TESTING: All students who are currently enrolled in an AP class, both online and in-person, are required to take the AP exam in May. There is a $94 fee for each test that will be billed to your tuition account.  Information for fee reductions will be distributed soon. Details about pricing, test dates, and test rules can be found by clicking here. That link will take you to the AP Bulletin on College Board’s website.

Please encourage your student to start preparing for the exam. All exams are held at school in May. He/she can go to to find practice tests for all courses. Feel free to reach out with questions to Mrs. Torres at

It’s that time of year when we start to plan for next school year. Students will choose their courses for the next school year  beginning this week and continuing into next. Last week we visited Theology classrooms to show students how to prepare themselves with our Course Selection Worksheet. Beginning on Thursday, March  22, Juniors will choose their classes during Theology. Sophomores will choose on Friday and Freshmen will choose on Monday during Theology class.  We will then print out their selections and send the paper home to be signed by you. Please help your student to prepare for course selection. Thank you!

The third quarter officially ends on April 6. There are approximately two and half instructional weeks left. Please check in PowerSchool (use the official website, not the App because the App is currently experiencing technical difficulties) to check in on your student’s progress. Does your student have any missing assignments? Does he/she need extra help? We offer NHS tutoring and students are always welcome to ask their teacher for extra help before/after school or at lunch.


Room 105
Fr. Dalton, Director of Campus Ministry   |  215-465-8437 x263

Sunday, March 18 is the Fifth Sunday of Lent.

Student Lenten Penance Services will be held during Theology classes on Tuesday, March 20.

Lenten Fast and Abstinence: Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence. For members of the Roman (Latin) Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Latin Catholic Church from age 14 onwards.


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

SAT Sign-Up Days: On Wednesday, March 21 and Monday, March 26, our college advisor, Ms. Erin, will be available during lunches to assist students with registering for the May 5 SAT at NG.

  • What to bring:
    • Credit card (or picture of credit card)
    • Photo for admission ticket (must be an appropriate photo of the student’s face with a blank background)

Seniors College Acceptances: Please have seniors bring in a copy of all college acceptances and scholarship award letters into guidance. (We can make a copy if needed)

Senior Mid-year Grades to Colleges: mid-year grades are now available to be sent to college that have requested students send their first semester grades from this year. Email Mrs. Hilk with the following information if you need these grades sent:

  • Name of the college
  • If the application was sent on the common app or on the college’s website
  • Any other information that may need to be sent; examples – extra letters of recommendation, resume, etc.

Financial Aid for College: All seniors planning on attending college must fill out the FAFSA online as soon as possible. This is the federal financial aid form that qualifies students for government grants and loans. Please see below for directions. Be sure to know the financial aid deadlines for colleges the student has applied to.

1. First step: create an FAS ID
– Website: Federal Student Aid
– Must create 2 accounts: one for student, one for parent
– Use this information when you fill out the FAFSA

2. Log in and fill out/submit FAFSA (click here).
– Be aware of copycat website. Never pay to submit the FAFSA; it is free.
– Understand the changes that have been made to the FAFSA, including the tax year information needed, and the early start date of October  (click here).

3. Make sure you also submit PHEAA application
– After you submit your FAFSA, you will be prompted to fill out the PHEAA application
– After submitting, it will ask you to print and mail the signed page

4. If a college asks you to fill out the CSS profile as well, be sure to complete it: College Board

College applications:

  • Add the colleges they are applying to their Naviance account
  • Send SAT scores to the colleges on their list (that require them) through their college-board accounts.
  • Fill out a paper transcript request form for each college they apply to, and pay $3 transcript fee.
  • Start working on online applications either on the college’s website, or on Common App.


Room 109
Mr. Townsend, Jr., Dean of Culture  |  215-465-8437, x.228

The school uniform policy: 2017-2018 Uniform Policy
Winter Uniforms are mandatory.
This means that school polos are NOT acceptable to wear to school.

In its place students will wear….
 white button down dress shirt, tucked-in, only one button undone at the collar, school sweater
Boys: white button down dress shirt, tucked-in, school tie, school sweater

Correct color per grade NG lanyard and ID will be worn.


Room 213, Mr. Szydlik, Athletic Director   |   215-465-8437, ext.276

Congratulations to our Girls and Boys Basketball teams for advancing to the State Semifinals!!

Girls play Monday, March  19 vs. Dunmore at Freedom HS in Bethlehem, PA, 6:00 p.m..
Boys play Tuesday, March 20, 7:00 p.m. vs. Trinity HS at Garden Spot HS in New Holland, PA, 7:00 p.m.  

Tickets are $3.00 students and $6.00 adults pre-sale. All tickets at the door $6.00. Tickets available in the athletic office.
Follow the bracket here: Girls  Boys

Good luck to our Spring Sports teams!!
Baseball, Softball, and Boys & Girls Outdoor Track & Field

Congratulations PA Indoor Track Coach of the Year, Lincoln Townsend!
1st Team
400m Sydni Townsend
4x200m & 4x400m Relays – Eliza Brooks, Mykala Perry, Daisa Wilson, Sydni Townsend

2nd Team
400m Mykala Perry
4x800m Relay – Kami Hickson, Sherisse Peterson, Kimberly Johnson, Daisa Wilson


Room 102
Mrs. Arrigale, Tuition Officer

You should have started your financial aid application at the Facts Management website. You will need to create an account. If you used FACTS at a different school for tuition payment, you likely can log in to your old account and use that for your financial aid application. Click here for FACTS website. You will receive reminder emails from FACTS until you have uploaded your 2017 tax return. Maguire, Howley and School scholarships all REQUIRE this to be completed each year to remain eligible for the funding.


FRESHMAN/SOPHOMORE DANCE, JUNIOR AND SENIOR PROM: Tickets can be purchased in the Tuition office. Tuition account balances must be current and up to date. The Archdiocese requires us to suspend students who are more than 90 days past due.

SPRING SPORTS: The fee for Baseball, Softball, and Outdoor Track will be added to the April billing for those students listed on the Team Roster.  The fee is $150.

Ellis Trust for girls of single parents. This scholarship is available to girls of single parents. If applicable, visit their website to obtain a copy of the application, or send your daughter to the tuition office for printed copies. Any girl who has received this scholarship this past year should be completing it for next year. They have a very firm deadline. Visit for details of due dates and requirements.


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

We would like to start a Parent Ambassadors group to help promote our school in the community by distributing materials at their grade schools and parishes, speaking with prospective parents, helping at Open House, and sharing feedback. If you’d like to get involved, email


Ms. Rudd Potter


Room 112
Maryann Varalli, Administrative Assistant


Monday, March 19
Bell 4
Freshman/Sophomore Class Meeting

Tuesday, March 20
Bell 1

Wednesday, March 21
Bell 5
Teacher PD, 1:35 p.m., Knowledge Lab

Thursday, March 22
Bell 4
Junior Class Meeting

Friday, March 23
Bell 1

Saturday, March 24
Freshman/Sophomore Dance, Gym. Tickets are on sale in the Tuition Office: $60 per couple, $30 per single. Contracts are available in the Student Affairs Office, room 104. All NG students and their dates are required to have a contract. Last day for tickets is Friday, March 9.

Sunday, April 8
Mother Senior Luncheon
Noon-3:00 p.m.
Swan Caterers, Waterfall Room, 2015 S. Water St.
Tickets: $100 per couple
Last day to purchase tickets: Friday, March 16

Friday, April 20
Junior Prom
IATSE Ballroom
Tickets are on sale in the Tuition Office, $100 per couple or $50 for single. Contracts are available in the Student Affairs Office, room 104. All NG students and their dates are required to have a contract. Last day for tickets is Tuesday, March 27.

Friday, May 11
Senior Prom
The Racquet Club

Tickets are now on sale in the Tuition Office, $200 per couple or $100 for single. Contracts are available in the Student Affairs Office, room 104. All NG students and their dates are required to have a contract. Last day for tickets is Friday, April 20.

Southeast Catholic High School Class of ’52 Raffle Fundraiser
On sale in Main Office
$10 per ticket
$100 nightly prize during April

Senior T-Shirts
On sale now for $10. Bring orders to the Student Affairs Office, room 104. Last day to order is Friday, March 16. Shirts will be distributed on Friday, April 13, and can be worn beginning Monday, April 16. 

Spring Chance Drive
The Chance Drive began on Tuesday, March 6. Every student who sells $50 in chances will have a FREE DAY OFF of their choice. In order to qualify for this free day, the chance money must be turned in by Tuesday, March 27. Students who sell $100 in chances will receive an additional free day of their choice. Students can pick up extra chances in the Student Affairs Office, room 104, after they have sold the initial $50.  Students can only have up to 2 free days off.  The drawing will be held on Thursday, April 5.  The grand prize is $500.00. This fundraiser is not mandatory. 


Room 109
Mr. Townsend, Jr., Dean of Culture
215-465-8437 x228
School uniform policy: 2017-2018 Uniform Policy


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


Room 104
Ms. Cooper, Assistant Principal of Student Affairs

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

Ms. Bianculli, Student Affairs Assistant

YEARBOOKS: We have a new yearbook vendor: Jostens. The yearbooks are new and improved with full color and other exciting features. You can order yours by visiting this site: Josten


Mr. McHale – Director of Technology

AoP Tech Parent Newsletter


Mr. Robert “Woody” Sharper – Facilities Supervisor