From the Desk of Ms. Clark
December 13, 2018
As we approach the final week before Christmas, let us use these days to try to heighten our awareness of whatever is going on in our lives, and how that can bring us to Christmas.
“For all of us, the story behind these days can draw us in, and invite us to bring our lives to the mystery of how Jesus came into this world and why. Our best preparation for the Holy Night ahead and the Joyful Morning to follow is for us to reflect upon how he came. He came in the midst of scandal and conflict. He came in poverty. He was rejected before he was born. He was born in a feed trough. He was hunted down. And he grew up in obscurity. He did not shun our world and its poverty and conflict. He embraced it. And he desires to embrace us right where we are, right where we are feeling most distant, right where we are feeling least “ready.” If we let him come into our hearts to be our Savior, we will find ourselves entering the sacred night and morning of Christmas “joyful and triumphant” as never before.”
On behalf of Father Mike, Monsignor Marine, and our entire SKD faculty and staff, I wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Like Mary, may we always be ready to say “yes” to God’s plan, so that Jesus may be born in us. Let us prepare our hearts to welcome Him, so that like the angels who announced his birth, we too might greet his coming with joy.
Save the Date- Parent Meeting
Catholic Schools Week
Catholic Schools Week is celebrated at the end of January. Mr. Clifton and our faculty are planning for this special and memorable week. Make your plans now to visit school or tell someone who is interested in seeing our school. Our Open House will be held on Sunday, January 27th from 12-2pm. More specific details will be communicated soon. We hope you will consider visiting us during our Open House and tell your family and friends.
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.
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!
Lending a Helping Hand
Christian Service Pays Off
We are so proud of our students who worked so hard throughout the month of October to raise $1,300 for Breast Cancer Support for Unite For HER! Our students came up with the idea to donate to this organization because it supported one of our own, Mrs. Kane, throughout her diagnosis last year. They sold pink lemonade, baked goods, and pink ribbon pins, hosted a "pink out" dress down day, and more to raise the money! Last week, during a special assembly, we were able to present a check to the organization!
O' Holy Night
Important Dates to Remember
12/14: 7th and 8th Grades Class Trip
121/17: Report Card Distribution
12/19: Red and Green Day / Classroom Parties / Christmas Choir and Band Concert 7pm
12/20: Community Homeroom / 11:45am Dismissal
12/21-1/2: Christmas Break, NO SCHOOL
1/3: Classes Resume
1/4: Mass 9am
1/11: Gala Kick Off Pep Rally / SKD Infant and Toddler Playgroup
1/16: PA General Assembly Meeting 7pm
1/17: 8th Grade Pictures
1/21: NO SCHOOL
1/25: SKD Infant and Toddler Playgroup
1/27: CSW Begins / Open House 12-2pm