Principal's Newsletter

From the Desk of Ms. Clark

May 2, 2019

Dear Parents,

Next week our school will celebrate our First Annual Mission Week. SKD’s Mission Week will bring our school community together to celebrate the many ways our mission is alive on campus and within our community and world.

Please join us for our Fine Arts Night and Open House on Wednesday, May 8th from 6-8pm. All are welcome to attend! Please spread the word, and bring a friend! This year our Open House and Art Show will begin at 6pm followed by our Spring Band and Choir Concert at 7pm.

As always, I thank you for your continued support and prayers for our school! May we continue to sing Alleluia during this beautiful Easter season!

God’s blessings,

Ms. Clark

Barnes and Noble Night

We hope to see you on Monday night as we kickoff our SKD Mission Week. Please be sure to sign-in at our welcome table located by the parking lot entrance to receive your Homework Pass and Jean Day Certificate.
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Police Appreciation- Date Change

We are very excited to honor our Police Officers from Northampton and Lower Southampton Townships on Thursday, May 9th as a part of our First Annual Mission Week.

If you are a police officer, we would like to invite you to this Appreciation Ceremony and Breakfast. If you are able to attend, please RSVP to the school office by Friday, May 3rd. Thank you.

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State of the School Address

Our final PA General Meeting and State of the School Address will be held on Wednesday, May 15th at 7pm in the cafeteria. Don’t miss this important meeting! We will be discussing our school, highlights of the school year, future goals, finances, and advancements. There will be $250 raffle drawing for all who attend and we will also choose the winner of our stewardship raffle. Please mark your calendars and plan on attending this meeting.

May Procession

During the month of May, we focus on Mary, our Mother. Mary is the best example of motherhood, devotion, and a sense of hope that our Lord has given us so freely. During this month dedicated to Mary, our students offer special prayers and devotions to our Mother, Most Pure. I invite you to attend our school May Procession on Thursday, May 16th at 1pm. There is no better way to honor Jesus than to honor His mother.

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.

Sister DIane's Retirement Mass and Reception

In recognition of Sister Diane’s upcoming retirement and in thanksgiving for her 25 years of service to the parishioners of Assumption BVM, there will be a Farewell on Sunday, May 19th. The celebration will begin at the 11:00 am Mass and a luncheon immediately afterwards in the Parish Hall. All students and families are invited and encouraged to attend the 11am Mass at Assumption on this day. Students are asked to wear their school uniforms. We hope you can attend.

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.

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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

5/3: Mass 9am

5/4: Raymour and Flannigan Event

5/5: Assumption BVM First Holy Communion / Northampton Days Festival 10am-4pm

5/6: Fine Arts Week / Barnes and Noble Book Fair 5:30-8pm

5/8: Art Show, Spring Concert, and Open House 6pm

5/13: 5th and 6th Grade Class Trip

5/15: State of the School Address 7pm

5/16: May Procession 1:15pm

5/17: 8th Grade Class Trip / PK and K Field Day

5/19: Farewell Mass for Sister Diane ABVM 11am

Mission Statement

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