7421 Sprague St,Philadelphia 19119
Phone: 802 343 5797
To Whom it may interest
I am a parent of Lucretia J. Biocina, a very happy and healthy 5 year old who has just recently graduated from the Sacred Hearts Preschool in Mt. Airy, Philadelphia. My daughter entered this school when she was barely over two years old. This school has been a center of her life; she has acquired first friends, first teachers and her very sense of what an institution of learning and playing is all about. This school is managed and operated by incredibly humble, helpful and very emotionally engaged Sisters: Jiss Maria, Leena and Maria Rita. They belong to the Catholic order of Little Workers of the Sacred Hearts whose primary mission is educating our children in academics, and providing emotional, social and religious development.
The Sisters provide immense assistance to the parents in the community of Mt. Airy. They are providing children with great teaching and emotional care. As a parent who has been aware of their service, I can attest to many extraordinary examples of the outstanding care they provide to children; however, their work is not limited to the education and support of only children, but also to the parents and caregivers of the kids attending the preschool. In addition, the Sisters manage to provide premium care and education on a tuition that barely covers their operational costs. As parents, we all consider the tradeoffs between affordability and quality in education; we all want the best experiences for our kids with the means available to us.
My daughter has benefited tremendously in many ways from her experience at Sacred Heart Preschool. One of the most significant benefits was the preschool’s diversity: the community includes various religions, ethnic cultures, and socioeconomic backgrounds. It is a true reflection of the immediate social, cultural and urban environment of the City of Philadelphia. It is very important to support the institutions of early care and academics that provide students with a premium support system and exceptional education at prices affordable to the working class.
However, the Sisters would like to do more in order to make their children’s experience better and more fulfilling. The school’s playground needs some improvements. Our preschool needs financial support in order to make the needed improvements to the playground. Replacing existing equipment is necessary but getting a ground covering is most urgent. It is construction work necessary to make this playground functional all year long. The children of the Sacred Hearts Preschool need and deserve these improvements to their playground. I fully support the mission and work of the Sisters, Little Helpers of the Sacred Hearts, and I hope that you will support it financially as well.
Anton T. Biocina
November 2, 2014
To Whom It May Concern,
I know the Sacred Hearts Preschool Sisters very well. When the Sisters opened the preschool in Philadelphia my husband was in the first class in the school. He remained there until he was old enough to attend elementary school. Later, when my daughter was 3 years old I enrolled her in the school. I never had a concern for her well-being and always felt secure leaving her there. My family and I have stayed in touch with the Sisters since then.
I was very pleased to learn of the school’s reopening. I have recommended the school to friends with young children as well as families at my daughter’s elementary school. I went so far as to put a sign in my yard; a parent subsequently contacted me and has enrolled her child in the school following my recommendation and is extremely happy.
I am well acquainted with Sister Shiny and I have seen her interact with the young children in the school. I have visited the classroom, which is immaculate, with my daughter and had the opportunity to observe Sister working on a project with the children. They were engaged and enthusiastic while working on it. I have also observed Sister Shiny outside with the children; there is a level of care and attentiveness that reminds me of the care my daughter received when she attended the school. I was very impressed, and if I had another young child, I would enthusiastically send him or her to Sacred Hearts Preschool.
I have heard from other parents that Sister Shiny is a good, patient and loving teacher. I experience that though observation and first hand through her interactions with me and with my daughter. Sister Shiny’s gifts make her an absolutely suitable teacher for Sacred Hearts Preschool.