From the Desk of Ms. Clark
February 1, 2018
As we celebrate yet another Catholic Schools Week, we are reminded that Saint Katharine Drexel Catholic School is not just a school. We are a community. SKD is a community with a strong focus on academic excellence, high moral standards, and faith development.
We are a Catholic School with a vision of what it means to follow Jesus and the teachings of His church. We are a powerful place that inspires hope in a world sadly depleted of hope. We are a place where we teach that with God, all things are possible when we trust in His power and strength.
At the close of this year’s celebration, on behalf of Monsignor Marine, Father Mike, our faculty, our staff, and our students, I thank you for helping make our week a success and for all you have done and continue to do in order to aid us in our mission.
IMPORTANT- Morning Drop-off and Arrival
Once again, traffic and lateness are occurring due to parents not properly following the instructions for morning arrival. I remind you that the morning drop off is an express line; parents may not stop and get out of their cars. Please be sure your child is ready to exit the car once you arrive.
Students must exit from the PASSENGER SIDE once you have stopped at the curb. Children must 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 or if your child is not ready to exit the car, you MUST park your car and enter through the main school entrance. You must report to the office.
No car is permitted pass the cones once they are being placed at 8:13am even if you were in line with the traffic.
Let's Go Eagles
When to Keep Your Child Home From School
- Illness that prevents the child from participating in activities.
- Fever (100° or higher). Students may not return to school until free of fever without fever medication for 24 hours.
- Diarrhea or vomiting during the previous 24 hours. Student may not return to school until appetite has returned to normal.
- Rash with a fever.
- Other conditions deemed appropriate after assessment by the certified school nurse and/or the staff nurse.
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!
Toddler Play Group
Please take a moment to to complete the following survey to let us know how/if a toddler playgroup could benefit your family.
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WANTED: Used Legos
Wellness Policy Reminder
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.
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
2/2: Mass 9am / Teacher Appreciation Day
2/3: Sweetheart Dance
2/14: Ash Wednesday, Mass 9am
2/15: Vocation Day / ABVM First Penance
2/16: NO SCHOOL, Professional Development Day
2/19: NO SCHOOL, Presidents' Day
2/27: Saint Bede First Penance
3/1: SKD STEM Design Challenge
3/2: Mass 9am
Our students enjoy spending time reading to one another even in our youngest grades.
Our students always remember the Golden Rule: "Treat others the way you would want to be treated."
Our students show their appreciation for all those who serve our school and the community!