Principal's Newsletter

From the Desk of Ms. Clark

October 17, 2019

Dear Parents,

"Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other. Above all, clothe yourself with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony." (Colossians 3:12-14)

This scripture passage reminds us that some times we need to take a small step back from all the busyness in which we are involved and from harsh thoughts and hasty judgments of others. Let Jesus clothe us with His love and grant us the grace to be truly kind and caring to all!

Our school mission is to form Catholic leaders. We are committed to educating the “whole” child: spiritually, academically, socially, and physically. We always encourage our students to live by the Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” We work hard to promote good manners in the classrooms, hallways, lunchroom, and the schoolyard. By promoting good manners, we teach our students respect and kindness.

We work in partnership with you, the parents who are the students’ first teachers. “Research has proven that when parents and teachers work together, everyone benefits: students tend to earn higher grades, perform better on tests, attend school more regularly, have better behavior, and show more positive attitudes toward themselves and toward school.”

As always, we thank you for your commitment to our school and its mission! Let us make a special effort to be more aware of God’s presence in our daily lives and pray for the grace to follow Him more closely. As we journey together, let us pray for one another!

God’s blessings,

Ms. Clark

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Grandparents / Special Person Day

We will host a school-wide first annual Grandparents / Special Person Day on Friday, October 25, 2019. We will begin our day with a special Mass at 9am followed by refreshments and bingo. Invitations and RSVP Forms have been sent home with our youngest and only students. Please click on the link below for the invite and RSVP. All RSVP forms are due by Monday.

Fall Open House

Don't forget to mark your calendars for our Open House! Pay us a visit after mass on Sunday, November 3rd from 12:00 to 2pm. All are invited to attend, and we hope to see you there!

Please Check MSP

The Parent Portal is still open on MSP. If you have not done so already, please go in and check your information and make any necessary changes. The Parent Portal will close on October 31st, so please be sure you sign on and check.

High School Night- Save the Date

We are excited to host a High School Night for our students and their parents! Please mark your calendars for Wednesday, October 23rd from 6:30-8pm. Representatives from private and Archdiocesan high schools will be present to guide you as you plan for this next step in your child's educational journey. More information will be sent home soon.

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!

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.

Late Arrivals

After 8:15am, your child is considered late. Parent and child must report to the school office and sign a late arrival form. Children will not be admitted into school late without a parent present, so please do not just drop your child off at the front school door.

Please make every effort to get your child to school on time. This teaches our students respect and courtesy along with an understanding of the importance of being on time. When a child is late, it disrupts the morning routines of the classroom and often the child becomes overwhelmed.

Health and Wellness Policy Reminder

In accordance with the Archdiocese Wellness Policy, the Council Rock School District, and our school health committee, no food/candy treats will be allowed at school for birthday celebrations.

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

10/18: Spirit Jean Day

10/23: High School Night 6:30-8pm

10/25: Grandparents Day

10/30: Community Homeroom

10/31: PreK and K Halloween Parade / Grade 4 Saint Presentation 1:15pm

11/1: Mass 9am

11/3: Fall Open House 12-2pm

11/5: 1st and 4th grades Class Trips

11/7: 11:45am Dismissal/ Parent-Teacher Conferences

11/8: NO SCHOOL/ Parent-Teacher Conferences

11/15: Service Jean Day

11/21: Good Time Ticket Jean Day

11/22: Spirit Jean Day

11/25: Community Homeroom

11/26: Picture Retake Day

11/27: 11:45am Dismissal

11/28: NO SCHOOL, Happy Thanksgiving

11/29: NO SCHOOL

Mission Statement

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