Principal's Newsletter

From the Desk of Ms. Clark

October 30, 2019

Dear Parents,

Happy Halloween! I am sure you spent a lot of time helping your children think about who they want to be for this exciting night. A superhero, famous person, or a scary monster, all sort of ideas are discussed. While it’s always exciting for our children to dress up on this thrilling day and night, we also remember our saints and our fourth graders helped us remember many of them this afternoon.

November 1st is All Saints’ Day, a Holy day of obligation for Roman Catholics. It is helpful to think of “saints” as not only those women and men who have been canonized by the church, but all people whose lives reflect the goodness of God. We are grateful to God for each of the saints who have been a part of our life in some way. Their witness and inspiration encourages everyone to live their own lives in a better way so that God’s love shines through for all to see!

God’s blessings,

Ms. Clark

Living our Mission

We are so proud of our fourth grade student, Kendal. This year Kendal asked everyone who would normally bring a present to her birthday party to donate instead to the Cancer Research Institute in memory of her Grandpop who recently passed away due to Cancer. Read the attached article. Thank you, Kendal, for being an example to us all and living the mission of a Catholic Leader at SKD!

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!

Veteran's Day Celebration

Please join us for our annual Veterans Day Celebration when we will honor those who have served our country and fought for our freedom! If you have a relative who is veteran and he/she would be able to join us, please call the office. Our celebration will begin at 10am on Thursday, November 14th.

Winter School Uniform

Students must begin wearing their winter school uniform on November 1st. As always, a neat appearance demonstrates respect for others and fosters an individual’s sense of self-respect and pride. The SKD winter uniform requirements can be found in our Family Handbook on our school website.

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

Parent Association News

Please click on the link below for our Parent Association Weekly Update.

Important Dates to Remember

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.