Principal's Newsletter

From the Desk of Ms. Clark

December 3, 2020

Dear Parents,

We made it to the 2nd Trimester! We are committed to and every day see the benefits of in-person instruction! Our teachers have done an incredible job in extremely challenging circumstances. As always, thank you for supporting our efforts.

All of our classes are marking this Advent season with special prayers and activities. Whatever traditions you have in your homes as you prepare and anticipate, I hope that your families are enjoying the togetherness and the joy that comes with the Advent season.

May we use these weeks of Advent to quiet our hearts, to seek, and to prepare.

God’s blessings,

Ms. Clark

Advent At Home

Click here for activities and resources for families.

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


  5. No small or large social gatherings

  6. Monitor your health on a daily basis.

Report Cards

Report Cards for the First Trimester will be available tomorrow, Friday after 3:30pm on your MSP Parent Account. Please take time to review the report card with your child(ren). Be sure to give praise where praise is due and encouragement where needed. Remember not to make comparisons. Praise and encouragement go a long way.

SKD Christmas PJ Day- TOMORROW

Our SKD School Community is saying YAY to PJ Day and supporting the kids at CHOP. All students are permitted to wear their Christmas pajamas to school tomorrow by donating $1 or more to CHOP. We look forward to this fun and exciting day at SKD.

Red and Green Day Celebration

On Friday, December 18th, all students are permitted to dress down and wear green and red. We have fun activities planned for the day, and all students will be treated to a pizza lunch.

Christmas Break- Schedule Change

There will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, 12/21 and Tuesday, 12/22. Our last day before Christmas Break will be Friday, 12/18. Please mark your calendars with this change. Classes will resume on Tuesday, 1/5.

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

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, 12/11: SKD Christmas PJ Day for CHOP

Wednesday, 12/16: Good Time Ticker Dress Down Day

Thursday, 12/17: Service Dress Down Day

Friday, 12/18: Red and Green Day / Christmas Celebration

Monday, 12-21 to Monday, 1-4: CHRISTMAS BREAK

Tuesday, 1/5: School Resumes

Mission Statement

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