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OPEN HOUSE Saturday, January 27th

Are you looking for a school that offers academic excellence while teaching your child values, compassion, and a love of learning? Are you looking for a school that will challenge your child and guide your student to her / his fullest potential? Are you searching for a school whose graduates attend St Joseph’s Prep, Mount St Joseph Academy, Little Flower, Hallahan, Roman, Masterman, Central and continue their studies at Penn State, La Salle University, Drexel, the University of Pennsylvania, St Joseph University, Cabrini, Villanova and so many more!?

Come to Saint Laurentius School on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Berks and Memphis Streets, in the Heart of Fishtown, for Information Sessions, Student-led Tours and a Student Art and Academic Work on display from 2pm – 4pm. At Saint Laurentius School, you will find a school with a high-quality education where students thrive knowing they are part of a larger community.

Visit and talk with parents of current students and graduates!


Saturday, January 27th

2pm – 4pm

Saint Laurentius School

1608 East Berks Street

Philadelphia, PA
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After the open house, join us for a community mass celebrating our students making their First Holy Communion and First Penance.
Visit Saint Laurentius School anytime a personal tour!  To set this up, just call school at 215-423-8834 or email

Dance Party with the Violations!

Come out for a night of live music, food, and drink supporting a good cause! All proceeds benefit your neighborhood St. Laurentius School in Fishtown.

$30 in advance $35 at door
Food and Drink included

Saturday, November 4 at 7 PM – 11 PM
Holy Name of Jesus Church – 701 E Gaul St.

Welcome Back To School Night

Welcome to the Saint Laurentius School Community!

Please join Mrs. McKnight, the Home & School leadership committee and the Friends of Saint Laurentius School for a Social Meet & Greet.
ALL parents and guardians are welcome but we especially want to invite people with children new to school or in grades PreK-1. You will be able to meet other parents in these grades and get to know our SLS community
Children are WELCOME
It is FREE
Food and Beverages will be served, Adult Beverages included


Tuesday, Sept 26th 5:30PM – 8:30PM

NKCDC Garden Center (Berks and Frankford Ave)

School Supply List 2017-18

The following supplies will be needed for September. You are asked to purchase them on your own at any store you choose. Anything not listed will be given out in school. Save money-only buy what is on the list. All students will need clear contact paper for covering their workbooks. This will be done at home. Each student must bring a box of tissues and a roll of paper towels the first day of school. In January we will be requesting these items again.



  • 1 Roll of Paper Towels
  • 1 Box of Tissues
  • Small Pencil Box
  • 1 pair of safety scissors with metal blades
  • 1 box 16 count Crayola Crayons*Basic Colors*
  • 1 pack 8 count Markers *Basic Colors*
  • Colored Pencils
  • 3 Jumbo glue sticks
  • 3 folders with pockets on bottom
  • At least 3 sharpened pencils with attached erasers (fat pencils for better grip)
  • Dish towel in lunch box every day
  • An old T-shirt for Art Class with name written inside
  • Container of Baby Wipes
  • Lysol Disinfecting Wipes
  • Gallon sized Ziplock Bags with zipper
  • 1 sturdy School Bag and Lunch Box
  • $3.00 for Home Reading Program Folder

 Grade 1

  • 1 Roll of Paper Towels
  • 1 Box of Tissues
  • 1 Containers of Clorox wipes
  • Old T-Shirt with name inside for painting (Big enough to cover clothes) NO paint smocks
  • 1 sturdy School Bag and Lunch Box
  • Dish Towel in lunch box every day
  • Scissors
  • 2 large, sturdy Pencil Cases – NO Boxes
  • 4 Folders with bottom pockets only
  • At least 4 sharpened pencils everyday
  • 1 Eraser – No character erasers – Only 1 plain one
  • 1 Box of 24 Crayons or Twistables
  • 1 Box of Washable Markers (optional)
  • 1 Box of Colored Pencils (optional)
  • 2 Jumbo Glue Sticks
  • 1 4oz Elmer’s Glue
  • $3.00 for Home Reading Program Folder

 Grades 2 – 3 – 4

  • 1 Roll of Paper Towels
  • 1 Box of Tissues
  • 1 Container of Lysol Wipes
  • Sharpened # 2 Pencils & Eraser – everyday
  • 3 Erasable Blue Pens – 4th Grade Only (Eraser Mate or Frixion)
  • Box of 24 Crayons (NO fluorescent, scented, glitter, or twistable)
  • 24pk Colored Pencils
  • 1 – 4 oz. Elmer’s Glue (NO glitter glue or glue sticks)
  • Metal Scissors
  • 1 Transparent (clear) 12 inch Ruler – standard and metric
  • Large sturdy Pencil Case (NO Boxes)
  • Gr. 4 only – Watercolor paints, Markers, Sharpies, Tempera Paints, Glue Sticks, Art Box (Shoe Box size)
  • 6 Folders with pockets at the bottom – NO side pockets
  • 1 pack 200 count 3×5 index cards – WHITE WITH LINES
  • 1 Plastic Index Card file box to hold all index cards
  • Old T-Shirt with name inside for painting (Big enough to cover clothes)
  • 1 Yellow Highlighter
  • 1 Black Dry Erase Marker
  • 1 Mr. Clean Magic Eraser
  • 1 Sturdy School Bag and Lunch Box
  • Gr. 2 only – Index Card stating what line the student will be dismissed (Tulip St. or Memphis St). Sibling line only if sibling is in PreK, Kdg or 1st grade
  • Gr. 2-4 $3.00 for Home Reading Program Folder

Grades 5 – 6 – 7 – 8

  • 6 Black or Blue Pens – NO Click Pens
  • 4 Red Pens – NO Click Pens
  • 6 Folders
  • Pencils and a Pencil Case
  • 1 Large Eraser
  • 1 Yellow Highlighter
  • 1 12 inch Ruler (standard or metric)
  • 1 Protractor– Grades 6-7-8 ONLY
  • 1 Compass – Grades 6-7-8 ONLY
  • 1 Scientific Calculator – Grades 7 & 8 ONLY
  • Spanish to English Dictionary
  • Art Box (Shoe Box size, cardboard or plastic)
  • Crayons/water color/markers/glue/glue stick/poster paints/colored pencils/Sharpies
  • Scissors
  • Old T-Shirt with name inside for painting (Big enough to cover clothes)
  • 1 pack 3×5 index cards – WHITE
  • 1 sturdy School Bag and Lunch Box
  • 1 Roll of Paper Towels
  • 1 Box Tissues
  • 1 Container of Wipes
  • Gr. 5 ONLY – $3.00 for Home Reading Folder

Prohibited School Supplies

Spiral Copybooks, Trapper Keepers, White-Out, Gel Pens, Permanent Markers, Pencil Sharpeners


*You will be asked for a legitimate Email address in September. Please make sure one is given.

*Please label everything with your child’s name using a permanent marker

Winners of Disney/Caribbean raffle

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.

St. LauRUNtius 5K! – Sat, April 29

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.

Register at

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:


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

Beer Tent:
$10 per person.


Instant Results:

Electronic Timing by Second Wind Race Timing features streaming results on a 40″ screen and kiosks to print your results instantly.

SLS Begins Tech Fundraising Campaign


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, through our Facebook page ( or through the direct link:

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!


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