Principal's Newsletter

From the Desk of Ms. Clark

April 23, 2021

Dear Parents,

As you know, Saint Katharine Drexel Catholic School provides a quality education to its students even in the most challenging of times. On-going fundraising is critically important to our school’s financial well-being. Last year, we were unable to host our two major fundraising events- our annual Gala and annual Race for Education. With some changes, we are so happy to be able to host both of these events during the Third Trimester. I know they are happening simultaneously, but I ask for your support of both of these important events, and your support requires different tasks.


Our SKD Virtual Gala: Please be sure to register now and join our school community for this special night. You will have the opportunity to bid on amazing class baskets, electronics, excursions, sport camp vouchers, and so much more including our amazing teacher experiences. More information is below including a personal invitation from me.


Our Race for Education: Unlike previous years, we will not be mailing letters to family members and friends. Each child has been set-up with his/her own Race for Ed Page. Please share this link with your family and friends via text, email, and social media. No amount is too small and it adds up very quickly.


Thank you for your constant support and prayers for our school. I encourage you to continue to support our work as we advance our mission to provide a transformative education steeped in academics and faith to our deserving students. There is no greater investment for forming our future leaders than a Catholic education!


Together, let us thank God for the determination, effort, support, and talents that we possess that makes our school the best that it can be! Thank you for entrusting your children to us and for the sacrifices you make each day to send your child(ren) to Saint Katharine Drexel Catholic School.


God's blessings,

Ms. Clark

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Gala Invitation

We Need You!

Register for the SKD Gala HERE:


https://skdschool2021gala.ggo.bid

Be sure to join our entire school community and bid on amazing class baskets and crafts, electronics, excursions, sport camp vouchers, amazing teacher experiences and more! We need your help to raise funds for the new Learning Center that will help address specific learning needs and the funds raised from the grand prize drawing will help fix the playground.


Register early for our biggest fundraiser of the year and join us virtually on May 7 at 6:30PM. For more details visit our website: https://skdschoolgala.weebly.com

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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.

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

Week of 4/19: Number of positive staff / student cases = 0

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

4/30: SKD Spirit Day / Facebook Live 1pm

5/7: NO SCHOOL, SKD Virtual Gala

5/13: Ascension Thursday, Mass 10:30am

5/19: Virtual State of the School Address 7pm

5/20: School May Procession / 11:45am Dismissal

5/21: Race for Education

5/27: NJHS Talent Show

5/28: NO SCHOOL

5/31: NO SCHOOL, Memorial Day

Mission Statement

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