From the Desk of Ms. Clark
January 18, 2018
As you know, our mission at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic School is to form Catholic leaders through academic excellence, personal discipline, and Christian service. Our school imparts the knowledge of our Catholic faith and the responsibility of giving witness to our beliefs in all that we do.
As I travel the hallways and visit our classrooms, our mission is alive in all classes. Our teachers are always finding ways to challenge our students to work to their fullest potential to achieve our school’s mission.
Thank you for your constant support for Catholic education and the mission of Saint Katharine Drexel Catholic School.
Walk for Life
I invite you to join us on Monday, January 22nd for our annual “Walk for Life.” We will gather in the gym at 1pm for prayer prior to our departure. We will make a public, pro-life statement as the entire school community walks down Holland Road and through the neighborhood behind school. It really is a special day!
Catholic Schools Week
The theme for National Catholic Schools Week 2018 is "Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.” This theme encompasses the core products and values that can be found in our school each day. We teach our students to become future servant leaders, faith-filled disciples and enriched citizens in our communities.
The events we have planned demonstrate how we are STREAMlining success through the areas of Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art, and Math each day at SKD. Please see the agenda below for this fun and memorable week for our school community.
School Emergency Closing Information
Please see the School Emergency Closing Information posted on our website under Parent Resources regarding specific information should our school close due to inclement weather.
Please make yourself familiar with our school closing procedures. Please be sure to have a Back-up Plan for child care in the event that our school is opening late, closed, or dismissing early.
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 once stopped at the curb. Children should not wait to exit the car until you reach the church. 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 and enter through the main school entrance. You must report to the office.
Applications for students who will be enrolled in K-12 during the 2018-2019 school year will be available for parents. Applications for Archdiocesan schools, parish schools, and diocesan high schools can be accessed at www.blocs.org or by going directly to https://online.factsmgt.com/aid
Please know that no parent who sincerely desires a Catholic education for their child at Saint Katharine Drexel School will be denied registration because of true financial hardships. Each parish will address this concern on a case by case basis for their parishioners. Any additional financial aid scholarship, in addition to the parishes’ subsidy, will be predetermined, and awarded by the parish, prior to the start of the academic year. Families who believe they are eligible and in need of this aid are asked to contact their local parish office and request a financial aid packet which will include the request for all pertinent financial information.
Important Dates to Remember
1/19: Gala Pep Rally 1:30pm
1/22: Walk for Life
1/26: Jean Day / Failure Warnings / Family Bingo
1/28: Catholic Schools Week Begins / Open House 12-2pm
1/29: Community Homeroom / December Catholic Leader Awards
1/30: National Day of Giving / $1 Dress Down Day
1/31: Parent Appreciation Breakfast and Visit
2/1: Free Dress Down Day
2/2: Mass 9am
2/3: Sweetheart Dance
2/13: Saint Bede's First Penance
2/14: Ash Wednesday, Mass 9am
2/15: Vocation Day / ABVM First Penance
Our youngest students are growing as readers each day during their morning message time.
Members of our school community demonstrate personal discipline throughout the school day and within their own lives.
Our students honor and pray for our military each and every day!