PLEASE NOTE:

Parents of Ambassadors are Cordially Invited!
Little Flower is proud to publicly recognize our dedicated Student Ambassadors at a formal installation at our Catholic Schools Week Liturgy on Tuesday, 1/29/19 at 8:20 am. All parents are invited to celebrate the liturgy and installation with us and join us immediately following for hospitality.

IMPORTANT REMINDER TO PARENTS:
The schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia participate in several federal programs that provide students with academic support services through the Title 1 program under the Every Student Succeeds Act.  Our school has an opportunity for our students who need extra academic support to receive extra support services.  We need your help to obtain the information required to determine the funding available for this program.   We must have an accurate count of students and the income level of their families. 

Parent envelopes were distributed to students who live in the City of Philadelphia to bring home. The envelope contains a brief family survey. No names are required on this survey form.  
Please complete the survey and return in a sealed envelope as soon as possible.   I appreciate your attention to this request for information. 
PHON-A-THON
We Need Your Help
For a Successful Phon-a-thon
LEARN FERVENTLY
INAUGURAL WORKPLACE READINESS CONFERENCE FOR THE CLASS OF 2019: 

SAVE THE DATE Monday, February 25, 2019 9:30 to 1:30 at Citizens’ Bank Park
Arrive at School and board buses for CBP. Citizens Bank Park is made available through the generosity of alumna, Ms. Kathy Killian ’81, Vice President for Human Relations for the Philadelphia Phillies.

Our Inaugural Conference Theme:  NOURISH. FLOURISH. THRIVE. Empowered Little Flower Alumnae and other friends and supporters of Little Flower will share their experiences with the Class of 2019. Topics like:  etiquette for the business environment, social media’s role in business, dressing for success, interviewing techniques, resume writing and a facilitated career panel, providing our students with a broad exposure to a wide range of vocational options will be provided.  We are looking for representatives in the following fields to contribute their experiences:
  • Legal
  • Government/Community Relations and Outreach
  • Business (Finance, Economics, Management, Leadership)
  •  Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Health Care
~Nursing
~Pre-Medical
~Physical, Occupational or Speech Therapy
~Behavioral and/or Mental Health
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Education
  • Fine Arts
  • Sports Marketing/Management
  • Specific Marketing Segments (e.g. Pharmaceuticals, Food Science, Retail, Other)

Attention St. Joseph’s fans! Newly appointed Athletic Director, Ms. Jill Bodensteiner, has graciously agreed to deliver our welcoming remarks. ( #THWND ) We are so grateful to Jill for her commitment to women’s education.

Can you offer your time, talents or tangibles to assist in making this event a success? Please click on the following link to fill out our brief questionnaire so that we can assess our needs.
LEAD FEARLESSLY

From the Guidance Office:

Senior Reminders from the Guidance Office:
 Seniors please bring a copy of all acceptance letters, grants and scholarships to the Guidance Office. We will record them and begin to post the acceptances outside of our office.
Also please remember our office has many resources available to our students including , College Board Book of Scholarships, Book of Majors and an International Student Guide to College. Please feel free to come during lunch or free period to peruse these publications.

Here are several college scholarship websites for your review: 






The Application is now available for the Charlotte Drummond Memorial Scholarship .  It has been emailed out to all sophomores and juniors . In 2019-2020 the scholarship committee will be awarding 3 scholarships to students attending an Archdiocesan High School and one additional scholarship for student who is a legacy of Cardinal Dougherty (a student whose grandparent, parent or sibling attend Dougherty). Students must demonstrate the following:
  • Financial Need
  • School Involvement
  • Recommendation(s) of support
There is an application and essay. Materials must be submitted to the guidance office by March 1, 2018. So that the applications can be processed in a timely manner. Please have your daughter check her email for more specific information.

Two new opportunities for juniors

If any of these opportunities interest you daughter, please have her email Ms. Brandt   ( cbrandt@lfchs.org )  

1. College Summit (February 26th)
College Summit takes place on Tuesday, February 26th at Franklin and Marshall College from 9:30 am until 3:15 pm. Students spend a day meeting with professors about academic majors, learning about the college process, touring the college, and more! Although it is at Franklin and Marshall College, this is a general informative session about the college process and liberal arts experience. Transportation is covered and lunch is provided.  

2. College Prep Program (Summer)
Franklin and Marshall College Prep summer program is a three week residential liberal arts college immersion experience that offers students the experience of college with courses taught by F&M professors and communal life in the residence and dining halls. There is no cost and students receive a $500 stipend for attending. Click the link to learn more.  https://www.fandm.edu/campus-life/student-success/f-m-college-prep   

Here are a few summer opportunities to check out:

1. Governor’s School:    The Governor’s School is an extraordinary opportunity for gifted and talented students.     The Pennsylvania Department of Education is pleased to announce that the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University is now accepting applications from talented high school juniors for the summer 2019 program. PGSS is an intensive, five-week summer residential program, which emphasizes cooperative learning and hands-on laboratory research, for 56 talented high school juniors pursuing careers in science and mathematics. Completed applications must be emailed per instructions on the website   http://sciences.pa-gov-schools.org   no later than January 31, 2019

2.)  Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week : PFEW combines rigorous instruction with hands on experiences, providing participants with knowledge and skills needed to compete in the 21st century workforce. The 2019 application is now available. For more information visit  www.PFEW.org
ACADEMIC OFFICE

The second quarter/first semester will close on Friday, January 25. 
Report cards will be mailed the week of February 4th.
Parent/Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Wednesday, February 13th, from 5 - 7 pm.

PowerSchool Mobile version 2.6.0 for iOS Now Available
A new version of PowerSchool Mobile for iOS (2.6.0) is now available in the Apple App Store for parents and students.
This release provides a new enhanced student schedule, and fixes to existing issues.
  • A new main navigation button allows users to open a bell schedule view of the day (iPhone) or week (iPad) which includes course name, period, start and end times, and room number for each class.
  • Resolves existing issues related to authentication and data sync.
FINANCE OFFICE
TUITION REMINDER
Reminder to parents of any student whose tuition is 90 days or more delinquent: It is the official policy of the Office of Catholic Education that students who are more than 90 days delinquent in payment at the midyear point must be removed from the school rolls. If you have any questions about tuition payments or enrolling in FACTS payment, please contact Mrs. Celeste Foley, our Tuition Officer at cfoley@lfchs.org or x151.  

Know that we are committed to working with you. We want to fully partner with you to work through difficulties so that there are no interruptions to your daughter’s education.   

UPPERCLASS RE-REGISTRATION
 Re-registration for the 2019-2020 school year will begin on February 19th. 
Mr. Rosbach will be in classes to explain the course selection process.
A re-registration fee of $125.00 has been added to your FACTS account for payment in March.
PLEASE DO NOT USE ACCEPTIVA FOR PAYMENT!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Celeste Foley at 215-455-6900 Ext. 151
STUDENT SERVICES OFFICE
Reminder to all Parents and Guardians of LF Students :
If your home phone number or cell phone number has changed since September, please
notify Little Flower with the update. In case of sickness or another emergency, it is important 
that we be able to reach you.
ADMISSIONS OFFICE
Is there an 8 th grader you know who would benefit from a Little Flower education? Please direct her to LF2023@lfchs.org to schedule a shadowing date. Seats in the Class of 2023 are filling fast. Little Flower takes great pride in our reputation for generous financial aid. Please contact Ms. Kia Benjamin, kbenjamin@lfchs.org for additional information about shadowing, the application process and financial aid.
MAKING LITTLE FLOWER AFFORDABLE


PARENTS: PLEASE REMEMBER YOU MUST RE-APPLY
The FACTS aid application has opened! All families who receive tuition assistance from Little Flower must apply to FACTS each year. You can login using your information from last year. The fee is $30 to apply, payable by credit/debit card. FACTS link  https://online.factsmgt.com/aid

A ttention parents of students in the Classes of 2020 (current Juniors), 2021 (current Sophomores), and 2022 (current Freshmen):
First pass financial aid award letters went out last week to all families who are currently receiving some form of merit award from Little Flower or other outside sources. Letters including the anticipated need awards will go out separately. Remember: You MUST apply to FACTS aid in order to be eligible for any tuition assistance. Little Flower prides itself on its reputation for generous tuition assistance to families who are dedicated to educating their daughters in the best value in all-girls' Catholic education in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Questions? Contact Mrs. Celeste Foley at x151 or Mrs. Jeane McNamara at x112. Thank you!

ELLIS GRANT
Ellis is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year. Applications for tuition assistance
must be submitted online by midnight on Friday, March 15, 2019.

REBATE
Families with students in more than one school within the Philadelphia Archdiocesan High Schools, who have paid FACTS administrative fee at each school, are eligible for a rebate of the fee paid for the younger student(s) account. To claim this rebate, please complete and return this form to the Tuition Officer.
Lavishing in Fashion

Thank you to everyone who shopped with us during the holiday season. We greatly appreciate your support. The Flossie Shop is now fully restocked with merchandise. So, remember your favorite LF ladies for their birthdays, Valentine’s Day or just because. Keep checking our website, we are always adding new and amazing items. Don’t forget to pick something out for yourself. 

Designer Bag Bingo
We are in full swing preparing for our March 2nd Designer Bag Bingo at St. Dominic’s. We are very excited. Our last bingo raised over $10,000, so please support us again. Tickets are $45.00 each and include 12 games of bingo, dinner, beer, wine, and soda. We are asking for donations for baskets or if you could possibly donate a raffle basket. Gift cards are always welcomed and appreciated. If you have any questions please contact Stacy Vivino at  svivino@lfchs.org
STUDENT AFFAIRS OFFICE
We’re Keeping the Tradition In Motion! 
Plans are underway for our 7 th annual LF Dance-a- thon! This event will be held in our school gym on Friday, February 1, from 1 – 5 PM. Tickets are $10.00. All proceeds go to the scholarship fund for future LF students.  We encourage our students to participate to “give back” for all the assistance they have been given for their LF education. Please sponsor your daughter and encourage her to participate in the Dance-a-thon. You can make your sponsor donation online using Acceptiva. Permission forms and sponsor forms are available during lunch periods.
Junior and Senior Parents
Letters have been sent to those parents of Juniors and Seniors who were unable to attend the Mandatory October Meeting. The letter includes a list of dates when showings of a video of the meeting are scheduled Please call ext. 141 to make an appointment to watch the video. We suggest you make an appointment soon, before your daughter starts shopping for her dress. Only students whose parents have attended the October meeting or viewed the video will be permitted to purchase Junior Dance or Senior Prom tickets. 
Prom Fashion Show
On Monday, January 28, during homeroom, juniors and seniors will attend an assembly about their Junior Dance and Senior Prom. In addition to important information about prom regulations, Senior Students will present a fashion show of beautiful, LF Approved Prom dresses. Fashion tips and places to shop will also be discussed.
COMING UP:
Pizza Fundraiser Order Delivery
Thank you to everyone who supported our Pizza Fundraiser! All proceeds go to the payment of our Activities Bus Service.  The orders will be delivered on Monday, January 28, 2019. Students may pick up their orders in the school gym after dismissal on Monday.
  
February Chance Drive
Our February Chance Drive will kick-off on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. The Chance Drive Drawing will be held on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at 2:30 PM in the school auditorium. The quota for each student is $75. Thank you in advance for supporting our second biggest fundraiser of the year!
ATHLETIC OFFICE
Reminder that anyone who is trying out for a spring sport must have a Physical on file in the Athletic office before March 1st.

Good Luck to Swimming, Indoor Track, Basketball and Bowling as they move through the rest of the Winter sports season.
The Little Flower Swim Team celebrated a dual win over Archbishop Carroll and Cardinal O'Hara this past Friday at Widener University.
Sixteen of our fearless Sentinels are splitting their time between Tarken and Scanlon in order to learn to skate, play and eventually compete for Snider Hockey as representative of Little Flower Catholic Girls School. Thank you to the Maintenance staff for coordinating transportation and for our dedicated parents who are supporting the effort. Special thanks goes to the Snider Youth Hockey organization for their generosity in allowing us to get this partnership off the ground. Fear the Sentinel!
MODEL UN

Congratulations to the Little Flower Model UN Team who competed in the 56th Annual De Sales Oblates Model United Nations Conference (OMUN) on January 19th at Father Judge High School. Honorable Mention awards were given to Junior, Emely Jimenez and Freshman, Anna Golden as they represented Mexico in the General Assembly. The highest honor of Gavel, was awarded to the Sophomore duo of Madison Griffin and Allison Neitz who represented the United Kingdom in the General Assembly, a first for them! Thank you to all who participated! Great job!

Pictured: Maddie and Allison receiving their Gavel , Emely and Anna with their Honorable Mention Certificate, the four Senior Members (Ericka, Lindsay, Sara, Jasmine), and a Group Picture of the entire team comprised of Seniors, Juniors, Sophomores, and Freshmen.
FINE ARTS

Each year, music students in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia are given the opportunity to audition for various archdiocesan ensembles. These ensembles consist of some of the archdiocese's most talented musicians. This year, Little Flower has two students that auditioned and placed for seats. Madison Griffin '21, an LF music scholarship cellist, earned a seat in the All Catholic Orchestra for her second year in a row. Madelyn Leonard '20, an LF music scholarship flutist, earned a seat in the All Catholic Band. These students will later perform in their respective concerts: All Catholic Band - February 17, 2019 at Cardinal O'Hara HS and All Catholic Orchestra - March 24, 2019 at West Catholic Prep HS.  Congratulations to all of our students who auditioned for All Catholic ensembles this year!

Little Flower was invited to participate in the 2019 Art Futures Program at the Philadelphia Museum of Art sponsored by the Delphi Project and other foundation support. Artist Shelby Donnelly, a college professor and practicing artist, will spend 30 hours in residence at Little Flower. The project will begin in January and run for 15 weeks, typically meeting one day a week after school for 2 hours. The program includes 2 trips to the Philadelphia Museum of Art with a personalized tour to inspire the students to implement an engaging art project to develop critical thinking and expose the students to new art-making materials and techniques. The project we are creating will revolve around re-purposing clothes and fabric to make functional and sculptural clothes while also incorporating non-traditional materials to add to the clothes.  
Philadelphia St. Patrick's Day Parade
Little Flower salutes
2019 Grand Marshal Sean McMenamin &
All Little Flower Parents and Grandparents

March with Little Flower High School in this year's Philadelphia St. Patrick's Day Parade as we salute 2019 Grand Marshal Sean McMenamin, father of Margaret Kilkenny '87, Noreen Diehl '89 and Eileen DiTore '95, and, '88 Cardinal Dougherty alumnus Sean. He is Pop to seven grandchildren, including Kiera '19 and Maura '20.

Sean's role at Little Flower is the embodiment of the classic Little Flower dad and granddad. Sean, and his wife Johanna who passed away in 2010, were the track team's biggest fans during the time that each of their three daughters competed, rarely missing a meet. They supported the entire team and Sean volunteered as an assistant coach to Bill Kuhl. This year he attended his fourth grandparents' day and enjoys cheering for Kiera and Maura as they compete for Little Flower in lacrosse, volleyball and soccer.

In saluting Sean, Little Flower pays tribute to all our parents and grandparents who sacrifice so much to provide their daughters and granddaughters a Little Flower education.

Sign up to march with us on March 10 by filling out this  google form . T-shirts will be available soon through the Flossie Shop.
Parade line-up begins at 10:15 am.
PLEASE NOTE: Daylight Savings Time begins!
Line-up details will be available closer to the event.
There is a 9 AM Parade Mass at St. Patrick's Church
Where in the World Will You Go?
Mikki Ryan McIntyre, '97, and her new travel agency, Cruise Planners have donated a $4,000 gift certificate to travel by air, land or sea anywhere in the world! Chances will be sold throughout the school year at school, by mail, online and at our many alumnae events.

$15 per chance
$25 for two chances
Online payment will be available soon.

Drawing will be at SummerFest July 6, 2019 at Keenan's North Wildwood as part of our
80th Anniversary Celebration!

Love Faithfully
Unbelievable opportunity to support LF students with your Pennsylvania taxes. Do you pay $5,000 or more in Pennsylvania taxes? Do you know someone who does? Would you rather send hard-earned tax money to Harrisburg or straight through these doors?
Pennsylvania Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) allow individuals and businesses to direct your PA tax money to scholarships for Little Flower students. If you or someone you know has a PA tax liability of $5,000 or more, you are missing an opportunity to get back $.90 for every $1.00 donated.

Find out how you or someone you know can redirect hard-earned tax dollars to Little Flower!
January 28 - February 1: Catholic Schools Week
  • Monday, January 28 - Parent Appreciation Day
  • Tuesday, January 29 - CSW Opening Liturgy &Ambassador Installation;
Alumnae Appreciation Day
  • Wednesday, January 30 - Student Appreciation Day
  • Thursday, January 31 - Staff and First Responders Appreciation Day
  • Friday, February 1 - Faculty Appreciation Day & 7th Annual Dance-a-thon