Principal's Newsletter

From the Desk of Ms. Clark

March 18, 2021

Dear Parents,

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit in me.Our second graders from both parishes will have received their first Rite of Reconciliation and the Sacrament of Penance by the end of this week. It always so nice to witness their excitement for this special sacrament. Congratulations to each of them and thank you to their teachers for preparing them for this special sacrament of grace and mercy.


Each trimester our students participate in this special sacrament. Reconciliation provides them with a chance to reflect on their own lives and the areas they would like to change. They are given the opportunity to heal and resolve with God, themselves, their families, their peers, and their community. As we prepare our students to recognize and confess their sins, we are reminded that children learn what they live.


  • If a child lives with criticism, he or she learns to condemn.
  • If a child lives with hostility, he or she learns to fight.
  • If a child lives with ridicule, he or she learns to be shy.
  • If a child lives with shame, he or she learns to feel guilty.
  • If a child lives with tolerance, he or she learns to be patient.
  • If a child lives with encouragement, he or she learns confidence.
  • If a child lives with praise, he or she learns to appreciate.
  • If a child lives with fairness, he or she learns justice.
  • If a child lives with security, he or she learns to have faith.
  • If a child lives with approval, he or she learns to like himself or herself.
  • If a child live with acceptance and friendship, he or she learn to find love in the world.



Together let us give our children the gift of love, so they will always have enough love in them to give to others!


God's blessings,

Ms. Clark

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

As a reminder, there is NO SCHOOL tomorrow, Friday, 3/19 for students in Grades 4-8. Grades 4-8 will have an asynchronous virtual day. Students in PreK to 3rd Grades will have a regular school day.

Race for Education

CORRECTION: Parents are not permitted to attend this year's Race for Education due to our Health and Safety Plan and COVID restrictions. Thank you for your understanding!

Travel Restrictions

Even though the state has changed the restrictions for traveling, we are keeping to our Health and Safety Plan and requiring students to go virtual for ten days after traveling. Please contact Ms. Clark if you are planning to travel in order to determine your child's safe return to in-person instruction.


We remain incredibly grateful for the gift of our teachers and staff. Because of their great sacrifices and love for your children, we have been able to maintain in-person instruction. We are also grateful to our parents for respecting the important role they play in ensuring the health and safety of our students.

Visit our Website

Thank you for your patience. Our new and improved website is up and running. Please know we are still in the process of adding information, links, and pictures.


Please check it out, and share with your friends.

Sunny Days Summer Camp

Please know that our Summer Camp only has 12 spots remaining. In order to ensure a place for your child, please be sure to send in your registration ASAP. This will be first come, first serve. More information can be found on our SKD Sunny Days Summer Camp Website link below.

FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION TIME FOR 2021-2022 IS HERE!

FACTS GRANT & AID: MUST BE COMPLETED FOR EITC AND BLOCS FINANCIAL AID.


Grant & Aid Application Fee: $35.00 Your 2019 or 2020 tax return is required to complete your application. If you applied last year, your application will autofill. You will be notified by FACTS if any additional documentation needs to be submitted. The link is on our website, on the Archdiocesan BLOCS website and here:


https://online.factsmgt.com/aid


Award decisions will be made based on the FACTS Grant & Aid estimated need.

COVID DATA

Covid Update for the Week of 3/15/2021

Number of positive staff / student cases = 0


*PLEASE NOTE: You will no longer receive a letter when we have a positive case. All data will be posted weekly. If there is an exposure within a cohort, you will be notified.

REVISED Symptom Screening Tool

All parents are primarily responsible for monitoring the health of their children. While it is our intention to remain open for the entire school year, parents are expected to do their part and keep their children home when they are sick.


Please see below for the “Revised” Symptom Monitor Checklist which is to be completed each day. By sending your child to school, you are confirming that you have completed this health screening.

Health and Safety Reminders

As cases are increasing each day within our county, I urge you to continue to take necessary precautions to limit coronavirus spread in our community.

  1. Continue with your attentiveness to washing our hands

  2. Properly wear face masks indoors and outdoors when away from home

  3. Maintain appropriate physical distance

  4. NO SLEEPOVERS

  5. No small or large social gatherings

  6. Monitor your health on a daily basis.

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
  • Shoparoo

Important Dates to Remember

Friday, 3/19: Terra Nova Testing / NO SCHOOL Grades 4-8

Monday, 3/22: Terra Nova Testing

Wednesday, 3/24: Stations of the Cross

Thursday, 3/25: School Confessions

Friday, 3/26: SKD Spirit Day

Monday, 3/29: Good Time Ticket Dress Down Day

Tuesday, 3/30: Service Dress Down Day

Wednesday, 3/31: 11:45am Dismissal

Mission Statement

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