Principal's Newsletter

From the Desk of Ms. Clark

November 19, 2020

Dear Parents,

As I end my newsletters of gratitude for the month of November, I would like to acknowledge the reason for our school's existence- our SKD students! I am so thankful for the gift of our students. To hear their stories, to see their learning, to witness their evangelization is a powerful image. Their smiles, innocence, and unconditional love reinforce that peace and happiness can exist in a world of chaos and turmoil. For each and every one of our SKD children, I am so GRATEFUL.


As we approach our Thanksgiving break, please be assured that you are in our thoughts and prayers with deep gratitude. On behalf of Father Mike, Monsignor Marine, and our entire SKD Faculty and Staff, I hope that you have a Happy Thanksgiving.


Here is a Thanksgiving Blessing for you:


  • May an abundance of gratitude burst forth as you reflect upon what you have received.
  • May thanksgiving overflow in your heart, and often be proclaimed in your prayer.
  • May you gather around the table of your heart the ardent faithfulness, kindness, and goodness of each person who is true to you.
  • May the harvest of your good actions bring forth plentiful fruit each day.
  • May you discover a cache of hidden wisdom among the people and events that have brought you distress and sorrow.
  • May your basket of blessings surprise you with its rich diversity of gifts and its opportunities for growth.
  • May all that nourishes and resources your life bring you daily satisfaction and renewed hope.
  • May you slow your hurried pace of life so you can be aware of, and enjoy, what you too easily take for granted.
  • May you always be open, willing, and ready to share your blessings with others.
  • May you never forget the Generous One who loves you lavishly and unconditionally.


-Joyce Rupp

May God continue to bless you abundantly!


God’s blessings,

Ms. Clark

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IMPORTANT SURVEY for ALL FAMILIES

Please complete the short 7-second survey below. We are hoping for 100% participation as we know we are all in this TOGETHER, and in order to keep our doors open, we need your honest response and support. We are here to help to ensure EVERYONE'S safety!

SKD Spirit Shop is NOW OPEN!

We have opened our store with NEW items featuring our school mascot, Drexel the Dragon. The link is below. You can also find direct access on our school website under parent resources; tab says SKD Spirit Wear Shop!

Parent Association Stewardship 2020

Symptom Screening Tool

The attached tool must be completed each day before coming to school. 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.

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

Friday, 11/20: SKD Spirit Day / Live with Ms. Clark Featuring Spanish Class at 9am

Wednesday, 11/25: NO SCHOOL

Thursday, 11/26: NO SCHOOL, Happy Thanksgiving

Friday, 11/27: NO SCHOOL
Monday, 11/30: NO SCHOOL

Friday, 12/4: End of the First Trimester, First Friday Mass

Monday, 12/7: Second Trimester Begins

Tuesday, 12/8: Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Mission Statement

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