Principal's Newsletter

From the Desk of Ms. Clark

October 4, 2018

Dear Parents,

Our National Blue Ribbon designation indicates that Saint Katharine Drexel Catholic School ranks high in academic achievement, and we are among the most successful schools in the nation. I can not begin to tell you how absolutely thrilled we are to not only be recognized as a National Blue Ribbon school, but to receive this award in our first year of eligibility. This reflects our school's commitment to high standards and the climate of high expectations.

Please know that the hard work of our students, the commitment to excellence of the wonderful faculty and staff, and the good fortune to have such amazing and positive parents like you- all contributed to our school receiving this distinction.

During this time of celebration, we thank our Lord for showering His abundant blessings on Saint Katharine Drexel Catholic School and our entire school community! Each day our students learn the importance of their faith, the endless love of our God, and the love we have for one another. With our Lord's unconditional love for each one of us, let us continue to be lifted up to be the best that we can be!

God’s blessings,

Ms. Clark

SKD, A 2018 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence

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National Blue Ribbon T-shirts

Show your school spirit by ordering our impressive National Blue Ribbon T-shirt. Orders will only be accepted for a limited time. Please see the order form below.
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Save the Date- National Blue Ribbon Mass and Celebration- Sunday, November 11th

Please join our school community on Sunday, November 11th for the 12:30pm Mass at Saint Bede. We will also host an Open House and Blue Ribbon Reception after mass. All students are expected to attend and will meet in their classrooms at 12:10pm. More specific details will be sent home soon.

Pastors' Holiday, November 12th

In honor of our National Blue Ribbon Achievement, Monsignor Marine and Father Mike granted a Pastors' Holiday. On Monday, November 12th, there will be NO SCHOOL! Enjoy this special day off!

SKD Annual Golf Outing

Our SKD Parents Association is once again coordinating the Fifth Annual Saint Katharine Drexel School Golf Outing on Saturday, October 13th. You can either golf in the event, which includes lunch, golf, dinner and prizes, or just attend the evening dinner. See the golfer registration form for details. This is one of our largest fundraisers for the school, so your participation is greatly appreciated. It promises to be a great day for everyone involved and for the school.

Healthy Hands, Healthy Heart

Fall is here, and with the cool breeze comes the unfortunate cold and flu! If your child is sick, please keep him or her home. Please remind your child to always remember to wash his or her hands. Studies have proven that hand washing (next to the flu shot) is the BEST way to avoid colds and flu. A healthy diet and sleep also keep your immune system going, so be sure that your child gets plenty of rest!

Assumption BVM's Forty Hours

Assumption BVM Church will hold its annual Forty-Hours Devotion October 14-15-16. On October 16th, we will have the solemn closing of Forty Hours. All students are strongly encouraged to attend. All students should wear their school uniforms.

Student Safety First

IMPORTANT- When arriving to school in the morning, all cars and buses MUST enter the entrance by the Saint Katharine Drexel School Sign and exit through the driveway closest to the church. No car or bus will be permitted to enter through the driveway closest to the church.

Please enter the morning drop-off car line with caution. The morning drop off is an express line; parents may not stop and get out of their cars. Students must exit from the PASSENGER SIDE only. Students MUST be ready to exit the car once pulling into the car line drop-off in order to eliminate back-up traffic. DO NOT DRIVE OUT OF THE CAR LINE. PLEASE WAIT FOR THE LINE TO MOVE SLOWLY TO EXIT.

If you need to bring your child into the school building, you MUST park your car in the front of the school and enter through the main school entrance. You must report to the office. No cars are permitted to park or idle in front of the school in the fire lane.

Parent Association

Please click on the link below for our Parent Association's Weekly Update.
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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
  • NEW this year- Shoparoo

Important Dates to Remember

10/5: Mass 9am / SKD Infant and Toddler Playgroup at ABVM

10/11: School Pictures

10/19: Jean Day / SKD Infant and Toddler Playgroup at ABVM

10/22: SKD Night at the Flyers

10/24: High School Night 6:30pm in Gym

10/25: 11:45am DIsmissal / Parent-Teacher Conferences

10/26: NO SCHOOL / Parent-Teacher Conferences

10/30: Community Homeroom

10/31: PreK and Kindergarten Halloween Parade

11/1: All Saints Day/ Mass 9am

11/2: Mass 9am

11/9: SKD Infant and Toddler Playgroup at ABVM

11/11: Blue Ribbon Mass / Reception / Open House 12:30pm

11/12: NO SCHOOL, Pastors' Holiday

Mission Statement

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