Principal's Newsletter

From the Desk of Ms. Clark

October 10, 2019

Dear Parents,

October is the month of the rosary! Each classroom is finding a way to celebrate the beauty of the rosary. As a school community, we will pray the entire rosary together. It is a blessing to be able to feature such an important Marian devotion. Mary’s role has always been the woman who leads us to Christ. She risked her life and reputation to bring our Savior into the world. She, by God’s grace, brought Christ to us and showed him to us at Bethlehem, presented him in the Temple, and ushered in his first miracle despite his reluctance. Her example to us was one of being loyal, brave, humble, and above all, loving. When we ask her for her prayers, it demonstrates our understanding that she has a mother’s heart and a mother’s love for her Son and those whom He redeemed with His own Precious Blood.

As we move through this first trimester and these beautiful fall days, remember that positive results in academic achievement come from both home and school. We appreciate how you support your children by helping them to develop proper organizational and study skills, handling time management, and the proper use of resources. Please be sure to check our website and MSP to be aware of what is happening in your child’s class and his/her progress. Remember that you can contact our teachers at any time if you have a concern or would like to discuss your child.

Thank you for your constant support as we continue to walk this journey together and bring the love of Jesus to others!

God’s blessings,

Ms. Clark

Please Check MSP

The Parent Portal is still open on MSP. If you have not done so already, please go in and check your information and make any necessary changes. The Parent Portal will close on October 31st, so please be sure you sign on and check.

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 23rd 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.

Grandparents / Special Person Day

We will host a school-wide first annual Grandparents / Special Person Day on Friday, October 25, 2019. We will begin our day with a special Mass at 9am followed by refreshments and bingo. Specific details will be sent home soon.

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!

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!

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.

Parent Association Weekly Update

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

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

10/11: Service Jean Day- Unite for Her

10/12: SKD Golf Outing

10/13: ABVM Forty Hours Begins

10/14: NO SCHOOL

10/15: Fire Prevention Presentations / ABVM Closing of Forty Hours

10/17: Good Time Ticket Jean Day

10/18: Spirit Jean Day

10/23: High School Night 6:30-8pm

10/25: Grandparents Day

10/31: Community Homeroom / PreK and K Halloween Parade / Grade 4 Saint Presentation 1:15pm

11/1: Mass 9am

11/3: Fall Open House 12-2pm

Mission Statement

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