A Message from the Little Flower Administration:
Greetings Little Flower Students and Families –
We are happy to bring you updates about security and the Activities’ Bus:

1. Beginning the week of 10/11/21, we are partnering with Philadelphia Protection Unit Security Services to staff a security detail at the school, as well as collaborating with the Philadelphia Police Department. It is critical that your daughter have on her at all times her key card. This is considered part of the uniform. Demerits will be assessed if a student is considered out of uniform.

2. We are also happy to report that our Activities’ Buses are going to begin service again this week at 5pm. We anticipate that there will be demand for a Northbound, Southbound and a Roxborough/Manyunk Route, but there could be others. We ask if you are interested in the activities’ bus you fill out the survey here: https://forms.gle/19vwMzReYJuvqdPHA so that we can make our route determinations. Note that routes may vary daily contingent on student demand. The only reliable way of determining need will be for students/families to complete the survey. Thank you for your support.

3. Reminder: We are hosting both a COVID and FLU vaccine clinic all day on Wednesday, 10/6/21. The COVID clinic can cover initial shots as well as boosters for all individuals who are 6 months out from a Pfizer 2nd shot. Teachers are considered eligible, as well as those over 65 and those with preexisting health conditions. All required paperwork for student eligibility is found below this message. Here is the link to sign up for the vaccine clinic: https://forms.gle/V6DrWHNaH8fBJzLU6

Our priority for this year continues to remain focused on building our community safely, securely and sustainably. We thank you for your support.

The Little Flower Administrative Team  
Congratulations to our newly elected
Student Government Officers for the Class of 2022!
Pictured left to right: Brianna Coates, Princesa Martinez, Viviana Rivas, Ashanty Lopez, Jill Kimrey
President: Brianna Coates
Vice President: Ashanty Lopez
Vice President of Transfer Relations: Jill Kimrey
Secretary: Viviana Rivas
Treasurer: Princesa Martinez
Happy Feast Day to all in our Little Flower family!

Our students participated last week in a Mass in honor of St. Thérèse and were treated to ice cream trucks during lunch periods to celebrate!

The photo above showcases a letter from the sister of St. Thérèse which states the following:

Originally published
March 20, 1940

We are the recipients of a message from the sister of a saint. The faculty and students of Little Flower High School have been made very happy by the letter sent to them by Mother Agnes of Jesus, O.C.D., the sister of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus.

Translation of the above message: I beg my little Sister Saint to obtain roses highly perfumed with graces for the Little Flower Catholic High School of Philadelphia and for its entire personnel.

Photo credit: Father McCaffrey
Freshman Tuesdays and Thursdays

Quarter One

Tuesday Oct 5 Preparing for Quizzes

Tuesday Oct 12 Active Reading

Tuesday Oct 19 Studying for Math- using Khan Academy, other online materials

Tuesday Oct 26 Studying for Tests (Quarter ends November 12)

Tuesday Nov 1 Reflection Sessions (meet with student leaders)


Stay for supervised study Monday-Thursday
A Message from the Student Life Office:

Preparation is underway for Ring Mass! Ms. Savarese spoke to all senior Theology classes last week to talk about the plans and process for Ring Mass.

The Class of 2022’s Ring Mass will take place on Tuesday evening, October 12, 2021, at 7:00pm, at Holy Innocents Church. Each student will be given five tickets for guests. 

Ring Dance will take place Friday, October 15th, beginning 7:00pm at Little Flower.

The Activities Bus is not yet running. We hope to have it up and running soon. Parents and students will be notified when it is scheduled to begin. Thank you for your patience.


We are aware that there are delays with Septa transportation, especially route 60 and 433. We have been in communication with our representatives at Septa and have shared concerns as we hear about them. Septa is experiencing a personnel shortage and experiencing delays system-wide. Please note the 428 may be a good alternative for those experiencing issues with the 60.

Please call Septa with any concerns or questions about specific
routes: 215-580-7800. If a bus passes without stopping at a
predetermined stop, please take a photo of the bus and email to

Maps and information about routes can be found here:


All students were given key cards that give access to the building. These allow students to enter the building. Students should have their cards with them at all times. Students are asked not to prop open doors at any time. 


When picking your student up from school on Lycoming, please DO NOT park in front of the buses. The car line begins after the last bus on the campus side of the street. As an alternative, students may be picked up on Luzerne on the campus side of the street. Please exercise caution and safety when picking students up.


Absence and early dismissal notes may be found on the website here:

Please try to make doctor’s appointments after school hours. If a student does need to leave, please send in a note the day before or the morning of the early dismissal.

Call 215-455-6900 x1128 to report absence or early dismissal.


Students may bring or purchase lunch. There are also vending machines for student use. Lunch accounts can be created at www.payschoolscentral.com. You will need your daughter’s student ID number.

If adding money to a lunch account in school, it can be done using cash or a cashier's check made out to Aramark.

Please feel free to contact Ms. Adrianna Savarese, Assistant Principal for Student Life with any questions. [email protected] 215-455-6900 x1140.
A Message from the Guidance Department:
If your daughter is having a difficult time do not hesitate to reach out to the LF Guidance Department. Please call Mrs. Ashley Maher-Stearn (215) 455-6900 extension 1146 and she will connect us to you. You can also email me at [email protected] for general questions about the guidance department. 


Seniors can sign up for College Information Sessions here at Little Flower through their Naviance accounts. These visits will be a combination of classroom and lunch room visits. 

The deadline to register for the November SAT is October 8, 2021. Students can register at College Board Website. 
In addition, students may choose to take the ACT test instead of the SAT. You can register online for the ACT with this ACT link
Many colleges are still “test optional''. Please know that not taking the SAT or the ACT will not eliminate students from applying to colleges and universities this year. Please check the admissions websites at your daughter’s target schools for more information.  


The PSAT will be administered to the grades 10 and 11 on October 13, 2021. Grade 9 will take the PSAT 8/9. Both tests are practice for the SAT, a standardized test used in the college admissions process. 

For families interested in more information about the College Selection Process, check out the Philadelphia Futures Website and their Step Up to College Guide. This is a tremendous resource and worth a look.  

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for current seniors will open October 1, 2021. Any senior wishing to be considered for college aid will be required to complete this application. 
Join me at Little Flower for a College Information and Financial Aid session
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 7:00pm
There are a number of ways to get help filing your FAFSA:

Call 1-800-730-8913 to ask a question
Visit https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa for detailed instructions



Here are some early action application deadlines for some local schools. Please note, these college programs also have other deadline options, consult college websites for more information. This is not a complete list of upcoming deadlines.

Bloomsburg University
November 15, 2021
Deadline for Nursing application

DeSales University
December 15, 2021
For the following majors:
Communication Disorders/Speech
Health Science/Physical Therapy
Medical Studies/Physician’s Assistant

Drexel University
November 1, 2021
Early Action and Early Decision

Franklin & Marshall College
November 15, 2021
Early Decision

Gettysburg College
November 15, 2021
Early Decision

LaSalle University
November 1, 2021
Early Action

Neumann University
December 1, 2021
Early Action

Penn State University
November 1, 2021
Early Action

Saint Joseph’s University
November 15, 2021
Early Action and Early Decision
Seton Hall University
November 15, 2021
Early Action

Temple University
November 1, 2021
Early Action

University of Scranton
November 15, 2021
Early Action

Thomas Jefferson University
November 1, 2021
Early Action

University of Delaware
November 1, 2021
Early Action

University of Pennsylvania
November 1, 2021
Early Decision

Ursinus College
December 1, 2021
Early Decision

Villanova University
November 1, 2021
Early Action and Early Decision

West Chester University
Rolling Admissions
 Apply early before space fills up

Widener University
November 1, 2021
Early Action

Seniors should be checking out the scholarship opportunities at each of their schools of interest. Here is just a sampling of some scholarships at our local schools. This information is readily available on college websites.
DeSales University
Leadership Scholarship
December 1, 2021

Drexel University
Liberty Scholarship
Early Decision Applicants: November 15
Early Action Applicants: February 1
Regular Applicants: February 1

Franklin and Marshall
Various Scholarships
See Website

Gettysburg College
Eisenhower Scholarship
January 15, 2022

LaSalle University
Christian Brothers Scholarship
January 15, 2022

LaSalle University
Community Service Scholarship
January 22, 2022
Seton Hall University
MLK Scholarship
Servant Leader Scholarship
Women’s Guild Scholarship
January 15, 2022

St. Joseph’s University
Father George Ruggieri Scholarship
John P. McNulty Scholars Program
Lenfest Scholarship
February 1, 2022

Temple University
Maguire Scholarship

Ursinus College
14 Specialty Scholarships that you apply to after you are admitted
Various Application Deadlines

Villanova University
Presidential Scholarship
St. Martin de Porres Scholarship
The Anthony Randazzo Scholarship
The Goizueta Foundation Scholarship
Various Application Deadlines
The Guidance Department
Kristin Sheridan
Director of Guidance
A Message from the Admissions Office:
Applications for the Class of 2026 now open! 
Upcoming Fall Events

Fall Open House
October 17th
12:00pm - 2:30pm

Financial Aid Workshops
November 9th & November 30th
5:00pm - 7:00pm

To Register for Fall Events visit:
8th Grade High School
Placement/Scholarship Exam
October 9, 2021
October 23, 2021
October 27, 2021

Registration for the 8th Grade HSPT Exam is Now Open. Please visit the link below to view exam dates and additional information.
Families can check the website for opportunities to schedule a tour or shadow!
Financial Aid Reminder:  

Aid applications for the 2022-2023 school year will be open October 1, 2021 through May 1, 2022. Families must re-apply each year. Everyone is encouraged to apply!

You can access the FACTS website here:  https://online.factsmgt.com/SignIn.aspx

Please do not hesitate to contact the Admissions Department at any time for assistance. We look forward to working with you and guiding you throughout the admissions process.  

Kia Benjamin
Director of Admissions
215-455-6900 ext. 1162
Little Flower High School nights are back!

Pictured left: Caitlyn Plover '25 representing Little Flower at her grade school, Our Mother of Consolation.

Pictured below: Recent visit from our Admissions Team to St. Helena-Incarnation's 8th grade class.
A Message from Athletics:
Last week on the Coates Connection podcast, Paul welcomed newly installed Little Flower High School for Girls Athletic Officer, Gianna-Marie Vishio, and Student Body President for the 2021-22 school year, Brianna Coates!

Both Gianna and Brianna are track/XC stars and extraordinary students! Listen as they explain their journeys at LF, the thought process behind being seniors, and plans for the future. Brianna informed us of the fun plans and ideas she as in store for LF (including talking about her role in the upcoming school musical, Sister Act!)

Gianna doubles not only the official bodyguard to the LF prez, but also the Official Podcast Residential Pop News Information Queen! Listen as she spills the tea on all things in the world of pop culture including giving the scoop on what’s happening with those Kardashians and much more! Gianna is also an extremely dedicated worker at Carrabba's! Listen as she explains the hustle and bustle of the Restaurant biz, shares some extremely funny stories, and explains how easy/challenging it can be to juggling working as a student.

All this and a newly improved crazy question segment prove this is a show you won’t want to miss! In case you missed the show on Friday, you can still watch the live show via the link below!
A Message from the Alumnae Corner:
Join us for food, games, music, fun, and more!

Saturday, October 23 - 1pm to 4pm

Admittance fee:
$10 (price includes food)
$20 (price includes food and alcohol - two drink limit)
Children 5 and under admitted for free.

Online payments can be made here: https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=H7Kspc

We also welcome payments via Venmo! @LFCHS

Please be sure to RSVP here http://evite.me/h4xeeVcM8z
Please include the number of guests expected to attend.

We can't wait to see you there!

Please be sure to specify “LITTLE WAY” along with your donation so that funds may be credited properly. Your donations may be allocated to the following funds:

  • ⁣Scholarship Assistance⁣
  • Academic and College Guidance Programming ⁣
  • Athletics/ Locker Rooms⁣
  • The Arts (Vocal, Orchestra, Art, Theater)⁣
  • Air Conditioning and Security Upgrades⁣
  • Other (as per your request)⁣
Checks may be sent to:⁣
ATTN: Development Office⁣
Little Flower High School⁣
1000 W. Lycoming Street⁣
Philadelphia, PA 19140⁣
To pay via card, please use the following link:⁣⁣
Our Boscov's Friends Helping Friends Fundraising event is BACK!

This one day only, in-store event directly benefits Little Flower - with added perks for you!
Shop at Boscov's on October 20, 2021 between 8am and 11pm
using your pre-purchased shopping passes and save!

Little Flower is offering $5 Boscov's Shopping Passes to be used during our Friends Helping Friends event. Your Shopping Pass entitles you to a 25% off discount, with the added bonus of registering you to win a $100 Boscov's gift card!


In order to purchase your $5 Boscov's Shopping Passes please click the acceptiva link below!
For more details visit boscovs.com/friendshelpingfriends

To buy your $5 shopping pass: https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=4LrYrs