Principal's Newsletter

From the Desk of Ms. Clark

April 25, 2019

Dear Parents,

Happy Easter! It is my hope that you had a restful break and blessed Easter with your family and friends.

Congratulations to our First Communion Classes! Our students will be receiving Jesus for the first time this weekend and next weekend at their parish. Many thanks to our 2nd grade teachers, Ms. Menna and Mrs. Larner, who have worked hard in preparing their students for this special sacrament. This is a special time for our students as they continue their faith development. During this great celebration for our parish communities, please join me in praying for our students. May Jesus, the Bread of Life and Cup of Eternal Salvation, always nourish their faith as the Holy Spirit strengthens them to love and serve others!

During this Easter season, may you experience a renewal of faith all because of our Savior! “God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that all who believe in him might not perish but might have eternal life.”

God’s blessings,

Ms. Clark

Mission Week 2019

We look forward to celebrating our school and its mission during the Week of May 6th. We hope you will join us on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Please the tentative schedule below.
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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.

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.

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

4/26: Kindergarten Grandparents Day

4/27: Saint Bede First Holy Communion

4/28: Assumption BVM First Holy Communion

5/1: 3rd Grade Class Trip

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.