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SLS Begins Tech Fundraising Campaign

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St. Laurentius School is excited to share that we’ve been working to set some exciting goals to improve and upgrade our technology! Over the next 5 years, we will embark on a plan to outfit our classrooms with iPads, and completely upgrade our wireless infrastructure. Our goal is to educate faculty and students alike on new learning apps and software.

This year, we have been soliciting estimates for vendors and learning platforms, comparing rates and funding options, and working directly with the Technology Committee of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to formulate our school’s goals.

This is where you come in! As members of our St. Laurentius community, we need your help to raise the seed funds required to start our technology upgrades. Today, we have launched an online technology fundraiser through “GoFundMe!” You can find this fundraiser link on our website at www.stlaurentius.org, through our Facebook page (facebook.com/SaintLaurentius) or through the direct link: www.gofundme.com/st-laurentius-school-tech-fund

Our initial fundraising goal of $5,000 will help us obtain in-service app and digital curriculum training for our faculty, and help us assess the best places in our school to have charging stations, wifi hubs, and more. This is the first step towards making St. Laurentius a true technology-integrated school, and we can’t do it without your support!

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St. Laurentius School Celebrates Catholic Schools Week

Sunday, January 29

Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service: In Our Parish/Families

  • Opening Litugry – Holy Name of Jesus Church 11am
  • Coffee, tea, and snack reception after mass @ Holy Name of Jesus Church Hall (12pm)

Monday, January 30

Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service: In Our Community

  • Neighborhood Prayer Walk
  • Souper Bowl:  Collection of Canned Soup for Needy

Tuesday, January 31

Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service: In Our Students

  • Alumni visits to classrooms – Catholic High School students
  • Students Drop Everything & Read
  • Family Stages – Finding King Tut 1pm

Wednesday, February 1

Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service: In Our Nation

  • Red, White, and Blue dress down day
  • Missionary Childhood Assn.
  • Letters for Veterans

Thursday, February 2

Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service: In Our Vocations

  • Blue & Gold Spirit Day – (Gym uniform)
  • Class Competitions
  • Home & School ice cream treat during lunch
  • Magic Show – 1:15pm & Souper Bowl drawing

Friday, February 3

Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service: In Our Faculty, Staff, and Volunteers

  • Students dress like a teacher
  • Faculty luncheon given by 8th Grade students
  • Noon dismissal

Saturday, February 4

  • School Open House 1-4pm
  • Mass at Holy Name of Jesus 4:30pm

Open House – Sat Feb 4th

St. Laurentius School will host an open house for prospective and current families on Saturday, February 4th from 1-4pm.

Come to the Saint Laurentius School Hall and learn more about the school from currect parents.  Enjoy some refreshments and have some Q&A time.  Our principal, Mrs. McKnight, will give a brief talk and presentation at 1:45pm and will be there all day for questions or for talking.

Then tour the school and meet our fabulous teachers.  Student Council members and the 8th graders will be tour guides.  Each classroom will feature student work, and parents will have the chance to speak with teachers one on one.  This is a great opportunity to meet our school family and mingle with other parents. Please join us!

Please share our Facebook event with families who might be interested.

If you cannot make the event, please set up another time to tour Saint Laurentius School.

SLS Family Bowling Night!

Martin Luther King Day – January 16 @ 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Family bowling night at Revolutions Bowling!

10% will be donated to St. Laurentius School

Shoes are included

Must present flyer to receive discount (We will have some extra at the door)

Revolutions Bowling Flyer

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November News

Reminders

Pretzel money is due ($4.00) 11/2

Gertrude Hawk and Cyo Pie orders and money due 11/3

November 4th is the Faculty Retreat. No school for students that day

Noon dismissal 11/23

Classes resume after Thanksgiving on 11/28

A Peek at Our Weeks

This month we will be working on the letters F, D, S, and P

Our CLI theme is People, Places, and Pets

Upcoming Events

School Picture Day is Tuesday November 15th. Envelopes will be sent home with more information the closer we get to the date.

 

This Month’s CLI Books:

Didi and Daddy on the Promenade,

Trashy Town, I Stink!,

Bad Kitty, Dog’s Colorful Day, City Lullaby, and

John Willy and Freddie McGee

Thank you to all who contributed to our Halloween Party!

 

SLS Pizza Night!

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Medusa Pizza is sponsoring an SLS pizza night!  Medusa will donate 15% of each bill to St. Laurentius Home & School.

Wednesday, November 9

4-9pm

2327 GAUL ST. PHILADELPHIA, PA 19125
(CORNER OF YORK & GAUL STREETS)

Includes order-in and take out orders.

Please share with your friends and neighbors!  Make sure to mention SLS when ordering.

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Meeting for parents of Confirmation students

Attention, parents of Confirmation students.  There will be an important meeting on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at 6:30 in the school gym.

Fishtown Battle of the Bands!

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Please join us for our fall fundraiser event!

FISHTOWN BATTLE OF THE BANDS

NOVEMBER 12th 7:00 – 11:00 PM

HOLY NAME CHURCH HALL (Berks & Gaul Sts)

DONATION: $30 in advance $35 at the door

Tickets will be available for sale at Holy Name Church or St Laurentius School

All proceeds benefit St. Laurentius School!

Online Ticketing Powered by Eventbee

Buy Tickets Online

Click here to join the Facebook Event

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Parents & Guardians Welcome Night

Click here to join the Facebook Event

Wednesday, September 14 at 6:30 PM – 8:15 PM

New Kensington CDC Garden Center, Berks and Frankford Ave

The Friends of Saint Laurentius School and the SLS Principal, Mrs. McKnight, would like to invite all parents, especially those with children in PreK3 and 4, Kindergarten, 1st Grade or with a new student(s) in school to join us for a wine & cheese welcome night.
Adult beverages, water, soda, small sandwiches and such will be served. Children are welcome. We will have a child-based art activity.
The night is free! The Friends of SLS want you to meet each other, to mingle and to have time to ask questions and learn more about Saint Laurentius School.

A Back to School Night / Meet the Teachers Night will follow

 

 

Bridge Foundation Scholarships for 2016-17

 

Our school has once again been selected to receive the Bridge Educational Foundation Scholarship for the 2016-2017 school year. The Bridge Foundation requires that all approved families fulfill 40 hours of community service for the school year. Any family who does not perform the requisite number of community service hours will not be eligible to receive scholarship assistance for the following school year. As you complete your volunteer hours, you will return the volunteer forms to school. We will then mail them to the Foundation. Volunteer hours can be accumulated throughout your community, church, school, etc.

 

To qualify for this scholarship, families of students must have an adjusted gross income of less than $91,620, with an additional $15,270 adjustment for each dependent.

 

EITC Guidelines*

Maximum AGI

 

Number of Dependents

1                     $91,620

2                     $106,890

3                     $122,160

4                     $137,430

5                     $152,700

*add $15,270 for each additional dependent

 

Please fill out the Scholarship Application and return it to school with a copy of your 2015 Federal Income Tax Return (1040 form only). If a household did not file or cannot locate their most recent Federal Tax Return, the Foundation requires a letter written by the applicant, which must itemize all sources of income for every adult living in the household. This letter must be signed in front of a notary public. If you require this form, please contact the office.

 

Your cooperation in filling out this information is greatly appreciated since we have many deadlines in order to keep this wonderful grant.

Bridge Foundation Scholarship Application

Please contact school should you have any questions. All completed applications with a copy of your 2015 Federal Income Tax Return are due back to school by Wednesday, September 7, 2016.