Principal's Newsletter

From the Desk of Ms. Clark

April 29, 2021

Dear Parents,

An old grandfather, whose grandson came to him with anger at a schoolmate who had done him injustice, said, “Let me tell you a story. I too, at times, have felt a great hate for those that have taken so much, with no sorrow for what they do. But hate wears you down, and does not hurt your enemy. It is like taking poison and wishing your enemy would die. I have struggled with these feelings many times.”


He continued, “It is as if there are two wolves inside me; one is good and but the other wolf , ah! He is full of anger. The littlest thing will set him into a fit of temper. He fights everyone, all the time, for no reason. He cannot think because his anger and hate are so great. It is hard to live with these two wolves inside me, for both of them try to dominate my spirit.”


The boy looked intently into his grandfather’s eye and asked, “Which one wins, grandfather?” The grandfather solemnly said, “The one I feed.”


Every day our students are reminded of the Jesus’ Great Commandment: Love your neighbor as yourself. We know that this is not always easy. The students learn ways to put this commandment into action. Our mission is that the children’s faith formation will guide their own decision making which is paramount to their own growth as successful and confident Catholic leaders.


Please pray for our teachers and students as we enter the final months of our school year. As we enjoy this beautiful spring weather, may we begin each day with enthusiasm becoming ever more aware of Jesus’ presence in our lives.


God's blessings,

Ms. Clark

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SKD CHALLENGE

Let's reach $25,000 by May 1st, and our students will receive a special surprise on Monday! LET'S GO DREXEL DRAGONS! #ProudToBeSKD

GRAND PRIZE TICKETS DUE WEDNESDAY, MAY 5TH

There are only a few days left to turn in your tickets for the Grand Prize drawing! One lucky family will win a $1000 cash! The winner will be drawn on Friday, May 7 so be sure to turn in those tickets no later than Wednesday for your chance to win BIG!

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We Need You!

REGISTER FOR THE GALA HERE: https://skdschool2021gala.ggo.bid


WANT TO PAY BY CASH OR CHECK? WE NEED TO KNOW IN ADVANCE


Anyone, anywhere can participate in our online fundraiser on May 7 at 6:30PM so be sure to share this link with family and friends! You can bid on amazing prizes like teacher experiences, Eagle and Flyer tickets, crafts made by each grade, electronics, sports memorabilia and more! Remember, should you wish to check out the night of the Gala by check or cash, YOU MUST notify the Gala committee in advance at skdgala@skdschool.org. A credit card is required upon registration to participate in the event but will not be charged when a specific request is made IN ADVANCE. Otherwise, all payments will be processed via credit card upon completion of the event.


Learn more about the Gala on our website: https://skdschoolgala.weebly.com/20202021-sponsors.html #PROUDTOBESKD

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Saturday Vaccine Clinic at CR South For ANYBODY 16 & Up

Please see below regarding vaccines being provided this Saturday at CRS by Village Shire Pharmacy. There are plenty of slots still available. Any individual 16 or over is welcome to utilize the link to sign up for an appointment. It is NOT limited to CRSD students or employees.


A local pharmacy has contacted the school district about making Pfizer vaccinations available for students who are 16 years of age or older. Based on anticipated numbers, doing so at the pharmacy would be problematic, so this will be conducted at Council Rock South. In addition to students, the pharmacy will provide the vaccination to any friends or family members over the age of 16 interesting in getting the vaccine.

  • Appointments will be open for this Saturday, May 1 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Council Rock High School South.
  • Participants need to be available for a second dosage in 21 days (May 22).
  • These vaccinations will be available whether you are insured or uninsured.
  • A parent will need to sign granting permission on the appointment scheduling link (below) for anyone under the age of 18.
  • Appointment slots are limited so please schedule an appointment as soon as possible.
  • This is completely voluntary. It is not a requirement of the Council Rock School District.
  • This will take place at CRS, NOT at the pharmacy.
  • Please make note of documents noted within the link that are required. Without them, the vaccine cannot be administered. EVERYONE MUST BRING ID.


Council Rock is providing this information to you as well as the facility use. However, the district is very appreciative of this service which is being provided solely by Village Shire Pharmacy. In order to schedule a vaccination, please access this link provided by the pharmacy: https://form.jotform.com/211154566462151


For questions about this vaccine clinic, please contact Donna Dolan at ddolan@crsd.org or 215-9441065.

Visit our Website

Thank you for your patience. Our new and improved website is up and running. Please know we are still in the process of adding information, links, and pictures.


Please check it out, and share with your friends.

FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION TIME FOR 2021-2022 IS HERE!

FACTS GRANT & AID: MUST BE COMPLETED FOR EITC AND BLOCS FINANCIAL AID.


Grant & Aid Application Fee: $35.00 Your 2019 or 2020 tax return is required to complete your application. If you applied last year, your application will autofill. You will be notified by FACTS if any additional documentation needs to be submitted. The link is on our website, on the Archdiocesan BLOCS website and here:


https://online.factsmgt.com/aid


Award decisions will be made based on the FACTS Grant & Aid estimated need.

COVID DATA

Covid Update

Week of 4/26: Number of positive staff / student cases = 0

REVISED Symptom Screening Tool

All parents are primarily responsible for monitoring the health of their children. While it is our intention to remain open for the entire school year, parents are expected to do their part and keep their children home when they are sick.


Please see below for the “Revised” Symptom Monitor Checklist which is to be completed each day. By sending your child to school, you are confirming that you have completed this health screening.

Health and Safety Reminders

As cases are increasing each day within our county, I urge you to continue to take necessary precautions to limit coronavirus spread in our community.

  1. Continue with your attentiveness to washing our hands

  2. Properly wear face masks indoors and outdoors when away from home

  3. Maintain appropriate physical distance

  4. NO SLEEPOVERS

  5. No small or large social gatherings

  6. Monitor your health on a daily basis.

Free Money for Our School

Please be sure to participate in the following to help raise "free" money for our school:

  • Box Tops for Education
  • Giant Rewards
  • Smile Amazon
  • Shoparoo

Important Dates to Remember

4/30: SKD Spirit Day / Facebook Live 1pm

5/7: NO SCHOOL, SKD Virtual Gala

5/13: Ascension Thursday, Mass 10:30am

5/19: Virtual State of the School Address 7pm

5/20: School May Procession / 11:45am Dismissal

5/21: Race for Education

5/27: NJHS Talent Show

5/28: NO SCHOOL

5/31: NO SCHOOL, Memorial Day

Mission Statement

The Mission of St. Katharine Drexel Catholic School is to form Catholic leaders through academic excellence, personal discipline, and Christian service.