It is with heavy heart St. Cornelius must announce that the state of Pennsylvania ordered all schools to remain closed through the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Preparing for a crisis of this magnitude never crossed anyone’s mind, but St. Cornelius and the rest of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia demonstrated the ability to react proactively.
Archbishop Nelson J. Perez
invites all families at St. Cornelius to join him online to participate in a special Lenten Virtual Retreat. Tune in each night at 7:00 pm. Through Palm Sunday (April 5, 2020).
Archbishop Perze has stated, “Life as we understand it has temporarily changed, but this too shall pass. We are people whose hearts are grounded in our faith and in our hope. That is the strength that helps us during this time of uncertainty.”
No cable? No problem! To help keep your child’s mind stimulated outside of their current at home distance learning plan created by St. Cornelius School, take advantage of WHYY’s resources to help further bring the classroom home. Check out
PBSkids.org, the PBS Kids App and
PBSLearningMedia.org to watch programs online and see all the tools we have to help students stay on track with their education.
As we find out St. Cornelius School community shifting to distance learning and staying home from school to prevent the spread of COVID-19, WHYY is introducing various tools to help students enrich their education while they continue to learn from home.
WHYY is here to help
bring the classroom home. While St. Cornelius has created a plan to continue your child’s education at home, WHYY wants to help you go above and beyond. WHYY knows the importance education has in yours and your child’s life, so we have created additional resources for you to use to add to their education.
Parents of St. Cornelius students, we know it has been a learning curve being at home, likely working from home and making sure your children are continuing their education from a distance. We want to see how you bring the classroom home!
Send us pictures of your at home learning set up, and let us know how you are succeeding with this endeavor.
As we all take precautionary measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, we are all finding ourselves at home. Those with children and educators find themselves with the need to continue educating their children and/or students. While St. Cornelius has a plan to ensure students stay on track in their education using different forms of distance learning, use WHYY’s resources to add to their education.
March 19 celebrates the life of Joseph, Mary’s husband and earthly father to Jesus Christ. While it is not a holy day of obligation for Catholics in the United States, it is still important to celebrate Saint Joseph and his role in Jesus’ life.
We celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on March 17. St. Patrick, the Patron saint of Ireland, brought Christianity to Ireland. It is believed he was born in Roman Britain (what is now Britain under Roman rule) to a deacon father. He was kidnapped at 16 and made a slave to Gaelic Ireland for six years and found God in this time. He escaped back home, became a priest, returned to Ireland with Christianity.
Ash Wednesday is Wednesday February 26, 2020 this year to start off the Lenten season. Lent is a 40-day season of fasting, repentance and reflection before Easter.. We will attend Mass at Saint Cornelius as a school, and reflect on Christ’s life during Lent, focusing on His own ultimate triumph over temptation. Lent ends with the celebration of Easter, marking Jesus’ resurrection.
Whether you are new to Saint Cornelius or returning, it’s never too early to register! Begin or continue your child’s catholic education at Saint Cornelius. Our school offers a rigorous curriculum and dynamic program for students in Pre-K through 8th grade in a faith-centered school that provides children with a loving and caring environment. Financial aid is available for qualifying families. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to provide your children with the best school possible!
Saint Cornelius wishes you a Happy Valentine’s Day. To celebrate, we will be having a dress down day. Be sure to check with your children about any classroom activities to further celebrate. Remember, we are off on Monday, President’s Day!
Starting on one career path doesn’t always mean you won’t veer off into a new path all together. Two teachers at Bishop McDevitt High School, Dr. Dorothy Burdziak and Michael Newns, can attest to this. Both started out with different career paths, but found themselves drawn to teaching.
Dedicating fifty years to a career is impressive. But committing fifty years to Catholic education is an achievement worthy of special recognition. St. Monica teacher Mrs. Sarah Avitalle was honored this past Friday during a Mass celebrating teachers who have reached milestones in their careers. Mrs. Avitalle began teaching in Philadelphia 50 years ago at the age of 18.
Catholic Schools Week in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia was yet again another success! The Archdiocese is made up of 119 elementary, 17 secondary and four schools of special education across Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, and each school celebrated in their own way.
Catholic Schools Week is well underway at Saint Cornelius. In celebration of our teachers who have dedicated years (25 years and 50 years) of their life to Catholic education, Bishop Michael J. Fitzgerald will lead a celebration Mass for these teachers hitting these milestones. The Mass will be this Friday, January 31,2020 at 12:05 p.m. at: Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul Chapel 18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103
Pope Francis named Nelson J. Perez as the new archbishop of Philadelphia. He will replace Charles Chaput. Saint Cornelius would like to welcome Archbishop Perez to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia! Learn more about newly appointed Archbishop Perez
Yes, it’s January, and the end of summer and back to school season is months away, but it’s never too early to think ahead. Register or re-register your children for the next school year today! The earlier you get it done, the less you’ll have to worry about as the new school year at St. Cornelius approaches.
For years, educators, politicians, school administrators and more have pondered what is the secret to success in schools that carries on throughout life. Kathleen Porter-Magee, the superintendent at Partnership Schools in New York City, determined that the “secret sauce” for Catholic schools is the way Catholic values are woven into the curriculum within Catholic schools. Let’s take a closer look at how this claim might ring true...