• Petitioned Save St. Cecilia's

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Save St. Cecilia's

stop the closing of our school

    1. Marlena Harrigan
    2. Petition by

      Marlena Harrigan

      Philadelphia, PA

St. Cecilia School has been a vital part of the Fox Chase community for over 85 years. We understand that the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is trying to revitalize Catholic Education, but the staff at St. Cecilia's has already revitalized our school. Our students have an excellent class size and currently receive a great education with many programs available. the community continues to enroll their children in St. Cecilia's because of the community feel. Fox Chase will no longer be Fox Chase without St. Cecilia's School. Our teachers and staff live in our community and most have been with our school 20+ years, they are being laid off in June. Our school's enrollment is up 8% from 2011 (66%to 74%), St. Cecilia's School has a surplus of $419,741, we continue to have a waiting list for kindergarden. Please help our community keep our school and our teachers!

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    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. Rally Show of Support ~ pass the word!

      Marlena Harrigan
      Petition Organizer

      Please join us for a respectful rally in support of St Cecilia’s School & Our Teachers
      WHEN: Saturday January 21, 2012 at 5 PM
      Where: St Cecilia’s Parking Lot (By the Front School Office Doors)
      WHY: St Cecilia’s school is scheduled to close in June. All of the teachers will be fired. A Regional School will open on the former site of St Cecilia’s School in September. We would like the Archdiocese to reconsider this decision and for St Cecilia’s to remain a Parish School. Data to support this position will be available at the Rally. We would like the opportunity to welcome students who are interested in attending our school by their choice! St Cecilia’s thrives as a Parish School, it is not necessary to restructure a school that works well for ALL students. We will Rally and then attend the 5:30 Mass.

    3. Reached 100 signatures
    4. Rally/Show of support for St. Cecilia's

      Marlena Harrigan
      Petition Organizer

      Saturday, January 21st at 5:00 p.m. in the school parking lot~Please come and show your support in saving St. Cecilia's School. Spread the word to family and friends!!

    5. Reached 50 signatures

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    • Megan Dolan PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      St. Cecilia's School is wonderful school with great teachers.....It needs to stay St. Cecilia's!

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    • Maryanne Mccoy PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      It makes no sense to close this school . It is financially stable, large enrollment, new enrollments each year. Has capacity to hold more students. This is a bad moral and business decision.

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    • Mrs. Ev Bold PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      St. Cecilia's faculty has been educating students (my daughters included) for many years. I LOVE ST. CECILIA'S and hate to see the teachers needing to reapply for their jobs. Presentation School is much closer to St. William -- why aren't they involved in the mix? SAVE ST. CECILIA SCHOOL!!!

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    • Dennis Millar PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      Do not close St. Cecilia School. We are one of the few school with a surplus.

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    • Joyce Millar PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      Do not close St. Cecilia School. We are one of the few school with a surplus.

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