Just got this press release from Fishtown Catholic parent and neighborhood activist A.J. Thompson, about a pep rally today 1:30pm regarding St. Laurentius elementary school, slated to close in June. He included this photo, which shows school supporters "Tebowing" for Catholic Education in Fishtown.
Here's info about the rally:
"The Spirit of the 177-year tradition of Catholic Education in Fishtown takes center stage today as the students of St. Laurentius School rally to demonstrate the heart of the Lion - the school mascot. After almost 1,000 of their neighbors took to the streets in support of the school, the students have continued to demonstrate how the values of Catholic Education sustain a community. Last night, the school served 450 neighbors and friends at a free spaghetti dinner, just one of the hundreds of service projects taken on each year by the school community.
"As the school readies its appeal to the Archdiocese for January 24th, the students, parents, faculty and supporters keep their heads held high and their spirits up. Seen in the photo "Tebowing" for their school, the students today will demonstrate to all how much their education means to them and how the facts show that the decision to close this almost-full-capacity school is one that Archbishop Chaput must reverse."