Principal's Newsletter

From the Desk of Ms. Clark

February 6, 2020

Dear Parents,

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit in me.Our second graders from both parishes will receive their first rite of reconciliation and the sacrament of penance this week and next. It is so nice to witness their excitement for this special sacrament. Congratulations to each of them and thank you to their teachers for preparing them for this special sacrament of grace and mercy.

Each trimester our students participate in this special sacrament. Reconciliation provides them with a chance to reflect on their own lives and the areas they would like to change. They are given the opportunity to heal and resolve with God, themselves, their families, their peers, and their community. As we prepare our students to recognize and confess their sins, we are reminded that children learn what they live.

  • If a child lives with criticism, he or she learns to condemn.
  • If a child lives with hostility, he or she learns to fight.
  • If a child lives with ridicule, he or she learns to be shy.
  • If a child lives with shame, he or she learns to feel guilty
  • If a child lives with tolerance, he or she learns to be patient.
  • If a child lives with encouragement, he or she learns confidence.
  • If a child lives with praise, he or she learns to appreciate.
  • If a child lives with fairness, he or she learns justice.
  • If a child lives with security, he or she learns to have faith.
  • If a child lives with approval, he or she learns to like himself or herself.
  • If a child live with acceptance and friendship, he or she learn to find love in the world.

Together let us give our children the gift of love, so they will always have enough love in them to give to others!

God’s blessings,

Ms. Clark

Share the SKD LOVE

Our contest is still underway! Thank you to all who have participated already. There is still time to get involved. We added a NEW TASK to the list below: Write a testimonial for our school and submit it to Mrs. Figueroa.
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Upcoming Mardi Gras Gala Deadlines

February 7

  • submit Gala RSVPs for discounted ticket price, sponsorship or business advertisement

February 13

  • $5 karaoke contest money due

February 15

  • submit 10 grand prize tickets for FREE jean day

For complete gala details, visit the website:

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Snow Emergency Procedures

By this time last year, we already had a snow day. We have been very lucky so far, but I am not sure how long this luck will last. Please make yourself familiar with our school closing procedures. You can view these procedures in detail on our school website under Parent Resources. Please be sure to have a Back-up Plan for child care in the event that our school is closed or is dismissing early.

Virtual Classroom

In the event of a Snow Day, our students and teachers (grades 3-8) will once again participate in their Virtual Classrooms with the main goal of not losing instructional time and momentum. In this digital age, where the technology exists, if we do not utilize online learning in these types of circumstances, it is truly a missed opportunity.

I thank our dedicated teachers for always striving for our mission of academic excellence by embracing this 21st century learning strategy and developing short but thoughtful and meaningful lessons for our students. Some lessons will include viewing a simple video, sharing a reflective response, or reading for a short period of time.

Sunny Days Summer Camp

We are incredibly excited to be conducting SKD's Sunny Days Summer Camp for the Summer of 2020. Please go to the Sunny Days Summer Camp Website listed below and read and fill out all registration forms.

All registration forms must be completed in full and turned in with the $25 registration fee. All registrations are on a first-come, first serve basis and space is limited, so please get your registration completed as soon as possible.

For any questions, please contact our Camp Director, Ms. Casey at 215-322-5275 or email at

Scholarship and Financial Aid Information

Important information and applications for need-based grants and merit-based scholarships are now available.

Please visit the Scholarships & Financial Aid tab on the AOP Catholic Schools website to access the online applications for the Maguire Scholars Program, Howley Family Foundation Scholarship and all other opportunities available.

Parent Association News

Please click on the link below for our Parent Association Update

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

2/7: Mass 9am

2/8: SKD Sweetheart Dance

2/12: ABVM First Penance

2/13: Service Jean Day

2/14: NO SCHOOL, Teacher PD Day

2/17: NO SCHOOL, President's Day

2/20: Good Time Ticket Jean Day

2/21: Spirit Jean Day

2/26: Ash Wednesday, Mass 9am

2/28: Community Homeroom

3/6: Mass 9am

3/11: 7th Grade High School Visitation Day

3/13: End of 2nd Trimester

3/14: Saint Bede's Confirmtion

3/16: 3rd Trimester Begins

3/20: Terra Nova Testing Begins

Mission Statement

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