Principal's Newsletter

From the Desk of Ms. Clark

May 23, 2019

Dear Parents,

As we celebrate a long weekend beginning tomorrow, let us remember all who have fought for and defended our right to freedom. To those who died securing peace and freedom, to those who served in conflict to protect our land, to those who sacrificed their dreams of the day to preserve the hope of our nation by keeping America the land of the free, we owe our thanks and our honor.

On this upcoming Memorial Day, be sure to pause to reflect on just what has been given and sacrificed so freely, so that Freedom could ring across this great land.

God’s blessings,

Ms. Clark

Race for Education- THANK YOU!

Our children had a great time walking the track today. Students with the most laps were awarded honorary medals for their feat! We want to especially thank our extended SKD Family for all of their donation dollars to this special fundraiser for our school! At this point, we have raised over $25,000 for our school. THANK YOU! WE COULD NOT DO IT WITHOUT YOU!

Spirit Night- Rescheduled

Our Spirit Night at Rita's will be rescheduled due to the predicted weather forecast for severe storms. You will be notified of the new date soon!

State of the School Address

Thank you to all of the families who attended our State of the School Address last week. Attached is a summary of the address if you were unable to attend. Please click on the link below.

Late Arrivals

All students (Pre-K to 8th grade) are expected to arrive at school on time. A student’s entire day can be thrown off by simply missing the morning routine in his/her classroom. Additionally, by arriving on time you send the message that you respect others and appreciate the value of their time and attention.

Stay Focused

Even though we are starting the last stretch of the school year, please continue to help us enforce the importance of good behavior and a solid work ethic with the children. Thank you, in advance, for supporting all that the teachers are doing during the school day to keep our students challenged by checking at home to see that homework and projects are completed.

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Summer Enrichment Courses

Registration is still being accepted for our summer enrichment classes that are being held for all grade levels in August.

  • Mrs. Wall, Mrs. Cochran, Ms. Menna, and Mrs. Burns will offer Reading and Math classes for our Kindergarten through 2nd graders
  • Ms. Clark will offer an intensive English course for all students entering 5th through 8th grade.
  • Mrs. McDevitt will offer a math enrichment course for our upper grades.
  • Mrs. Banas and Mrs. Dorneman will be offering a robotics camp.

Please see our website for specific registration information.

Hail Mary, Full of Grace

Our entire school community of SKD sang beautifully to our mother, Mary, and honored her in our annual May Procession with such reverence and joy.
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Class of 2019

As one of their last trips together, the Class of 2019 visited the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul and the Tomb of our Patron Saint- Saint Katharine Drexel.

The students celebrated mass with Monsignor Marine at the tomb of Saint Katharine, had a private tour of the Cathedral Basilica, and visited the crypt below the main altar which has been the final resting place for Philadelphia’s Roman Catholic Bishops and Archbishops since 1869. To conclude their day, they enjoyed lunch in the park.

What a special and memorable day for our Class of 2019!

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Opening Week of School - September 2019

Our tentative calendar for the 2019-2020 School Year is now posted on our school website. In accordance with the Council Rock School District and for your reference, the schedule for our first few weeks of school for 2019-2020 is as follows:

September 4 – Opening day for Grades 1-8, Pre-K and Kindergarten Back to School Nt

September 5 – Pre-K and Kindergarten Orientation

September 6 – Pre-K and Kinder Orientation / Opening Mass 9am

September 9 – Opening day for Pre-K and Kindergarten

September 11 – Back-to-School Night Grades 1-4

September 12 – Back-to-School Night Grades 5-8

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.


Students will not be permitted to participate on school field trips and other school activities if there is an outstanding tuition balance.

Parent Association

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

Important Dates to Remember


5/27: NO SCHOOL, Memorial Day

5/28: Jean Day / Community Homeroom

5/29: Kindergarten and 2nd Grade Class Trips

5/30: Ascension Thursday, Mass 9am

6/4: Kickball for Kane Fundraiser

6/5: PreK Graduation

6/6: Kindergarten Graduation

6/7: Mass 9am / End of the Year Picnic 6-8pm

6/10: Field Day

6/11: Classroom Parties / 8th Grade Clap Out

6/12: 11:45am Dismissal / 8th Grade Graduation 7pm

6/13: 11:45am Dismissal

6/14: Last Day of School / Mass 9am / Dismissal at 10:30am

Mission Statement

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