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Thank you to everyone who supported our Saint Laurentius School raffle fundraiser. A special thanks to our top sellers Joann Sparks & Meadow and Brian Sedowsky, to Lynn K & Michael Sigall, to the Thomson family for being the top 3 family sellers. Joann sold more than 125 tickets over the last 2 years!! The top seller (Joann Sparks) earned/ wins a tuition credit.
Congratulations to Ryan Ortlep the Grand Prize/ First Place winner who is from Johns Creek, Georgia!! Ryan can choose a Disney Vacation, a Caribbean Vacation or $5,000.
Congratulations to Debbie Fine the 2nd place $500 cash winner!
And congratulations to Andrew Plant and family who won the family drawing (for either a Disney Vacation or Tuition credit)
Again, thank you to all who supported this fundraiser, our school and our students.
Registration is now open for the 6th annual St. LauRUNtius 5K!
Please join us for the 5th annual race benefiting St. Laurentius School, Philadelphia’s oldest Catholic school. If you haven’t participated in the race before, this is a good year to join a new neighborhood tradition — the only 5K located right in our neighborhood! All proceeds directly benefit St. Laurentius School.
This is a neighborhood run through the streets of Fishtown. We invite everyone for an afternoon of fun in the heart of our neighborhood. All proceeds directly benefit St. Laurentius School. If you’re not a runner, don’t worry! There is a one-mile fun walk so you can still participate.
The race and walk conclude at the annual block party. Come out and enjoy the food trucks, beer tent, fun activities for kids, and more!
For the latest updated information on the race, please visit and like our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/fishtown5k
5K Adults: (18 & Over)
$25 per person if registered by 3/24
$30 per person thru 4/26 at 12:00PM
$35 Race Day
5K Students (17 & Under):
$20 per person if registered by 3/24
$25 per person thru 4/26 at 12:00PM
$30 Race Day
$10 per person if registered by 4/26 at 12:00PM
$15 per person thru Race Day
$10 per person.
Electronic Timing by Second Wind Race Timing features streaming results on a 40″ screen and kiosks to print your results instantly.
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!
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
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.
Martin Luther King Day – January 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 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)
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
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!
Attention, parents of Confirmation students. There will be an important meeting on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at 6:30 in the school gym.
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
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.
Number of Dependents
*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.
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.