August 2, 2013
Dear Saint Rose of Lima Alumni and Friends,
St. Rose of Lima School is alive and well. St. Rose of Lima Parish is
closing but the school remains. Fourteen city schools, who were in danger of
closing, have been taken over by the Independence Mission Board. Their goal
is to improve education in the city and assist parents with the cost of
education. Visit independencemissionschools.org for more information.
This is an exciting time in education and we need you to be part of the
revival of quality education in urban schools. Beginning in September 2014
St. Rose of Lima is implementing an updated reading series in grades 1-3 and
focusing on professional development of teachers. An art and music teacher
have been hired to bring the fine arts to the students!
The success of urban education depends on many people, especially you! You
are welcome to come and visit us! We love having friends come and see!
Come and visit the school or be part of a mailing are below or do both.
Your prayers, interest, and support are great gifts to us!
Saint Rose of Lima School
1522 N. Wanamaker Street
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Principal: Sr. Rita Murphy, IHM
Assistant Principal: Sr. Catherine Clark, IHM
School Secretary: Ms. Donna Spano