Principal's Newsletter

From the Desk of Ms. Clark

September 13, 2018

Dear Parents,

As we complete our first full week of school, we are honored to have you as a part of our SKD family. I remind you of the importance of open communication with your child’s teacher. As I stated at Back to School Night, we all share the same goal- for each child to work to his/her fullest potential and to be successful.

Here are a few tips which can help you assist your child in his/her success:

  • Make sure your child attends school every day possible. Missed work is generally more of a loss than made-up work is a gain. There is no substitute for attendance.
  • Designate a time and place for your child to do homework. If he / she does not have homework, have him / her use the time to read. Routine is the essence of a child’s life.
  • Teach your child character- it will improve social and academic skills more than anything else. Some things are simply wrong, and the world your child will grow up in will punish crimes, so give your child a head start.
  • Make time every day to talk with your child about the day’s activities. Let them know you care, and really listen to what they have to say.

I appreciate your support and commitment to Saint Katharine Drexel Catholic School. May God continue to help us to follow His example of unconditional love!

God’s blessings,

Ms. Clark

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.

High School Night- SAVE THE DATE

We are excited to host a High School Night for our students and their parents! Please mark your calendars for Wednesday, October 24th from 6:30-8pm. Representatives from private and Archdiocesan high schools will be present to guide you as you plan for this next step in your child's educational journey. More information will be sent home soon.
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Breakfast is Served!

We are excited to now have a breakfast option for our students when they arrive to school. Breakfast will be available once our doors open for the students at 7:40am and will be available to purchase until 8:05am. Our menu is now posted on our school website.

Ice Cream Social

Our Parent Association will hold their annual “Welcome Back Ice Cream Social” on Thursday, September 20th from 6:30-8pm on the school field. Please join us for a cold treat and reconnect with old and new friends! Flyer will be sent home soon.

Important Papers

Even though we are paperless, some documents are required to be sent home. Your child will be coming home with some important information during the first week of school. These documents must be completed and returned to school with your child. This will include: Student Emergency Information Form, Medical Forms, Handbook Agreement, and Milk and Pretzel orders. Please be sure to check your child’s folder for this information.

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.

SKD Annual Golf Outing

SKD School’s Annual Golf Outing at Northampton Valley Country Club, Richboro, PA will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018. We hope you will join us for this enjoyable day! Specific information iwill be sent home soon!

Parent Association Weekly Update

Please click on the link below for news from our dedicated Parent Association.

Bringing Coding to Life

Our students are enjoying our new robots as they go from learning to code to applying it to their high tech robots. STEM is alive in all of our classes!

Welcome to our Littlest Ones

We were so happy to welcome our PreK and Kindergarten students to school this week! Our SKD family is now complete! We love seeing their smiling faces each and every day.

Bucket Fillers and Classroom Meetings

Our Kindergarten students are learning how to be bucket fillers along with enjoying their special time together during their classroom meeting.

Congratulations, Mrs. Michel!

Congratulations and blessings to Mrs. Mary T. Michel, our former School Board Chairperson, who led our first school board for three outstanding years! Mrs. Michel was inducted into Villa Joseph Marie's Wall of Fame. Mrs. Michel is a remarkable person and so deserving of this honor. Please join us in congratulating her and thanking her for her commitment to Catholic education. God bless you always, Mrs. Michel!
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Mr. Clifton aka Card Player

Mr. Clifton visited the 5th grade to play a game of "Stress". His opponent, Anthony, was the declared winner. The entire class learned good sportsmanship, working well under pressure, and how to support others.

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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

9/14-9/16: Saint Bede Padre Pio Festival

9/20: Ice Cream Social 6:30-8pm

9/27: Community Homeroom

9/28: Jean Day

9/30: Saint Bede's Forty Hours Begins

10/2: Closing of Saint Bede's Forty Hours 7:30pm


10/5: Mass 9am

10/11: School Pictures

10/19: Jean Day

10/22: SKD Night at the Flyers

10/24: High School Night 6:30pm in Gym

10/25: 11:45am DIsmissal / Parent-Teacher Conferences

10/26: NO SCHOOL / Parent-Teacher Conferences

10/30: Community Homeroom

10/31: PreK and Kindergarten Halloween Parade

Mission Statement

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