Principal's Newsletter

From the Desk of Ms. Clark

April 11, 2019

Dear Parents,

“Hosanna to the Son of David; Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest!” As our church celebrates Palm Sunday this Sunday, and Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, we begin the most holy of weeks.

As we enter this solemn week and journey with Jesus through his Last Supper and Agony and Death on the Cross, I invite you to our 7th and 8th grade production of “The Passion Play.” Our students have worked hard during their many practices under the careful direction of Monsignor Marine and Mrs. Garner, and the many assistants that assist with the show. This performance will certainly set the tone for Holy Week as you journey with our students who will perform the Passion of our Lord.

There are two evening performances due to the usual large turnout. You can attend Sunday night or Monday night. Both shows begin at 7:30pm in the school gym. There is an admission fee of $5 for adults and $4 for children over the age of 12. I hope you and your family will join us.

As our Lenten journey comes to an end, let us be transformed knowing that what appeared to be death has become, instead, a source of life. On behalf of Monsignor Marine, Father Mike, and our faculty and staff, I wish you a blessed Easter as we rejoice in our Savior’ s love and accept his gift of abiding hope!

God’s blessings,

Ms. Clark

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Fine Arts Week

We look forward to celebrating the Fine Arts during the week of May 6th.

We will kick-off our celebration at the Neshaminy Mall on Monday, 5/6 for the Barnes and Noble Book Fair where we will have fun activities planned, guest readers, and special treats.

On Wednesday 5/8, we will host our Spring Expo which will feature our choir and band performance, our Art Show, and an Open House.

More details will be sent home soon about this special week and we hope you plan on joining us in this celebration.

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

Shroud of Turnin

Our 7th graders had a special Easter Presentation from Monsignor Marine. He presented to them the Shroud of Turin.
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Lenten Journey

Our 2nd graders continue their Lenten journey by making Lenten crosses from clothes pins.
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Artists at Work

Our seventh grade worked hard on painting their Giacometti inspired wire sculptures.
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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

4/12: SKD Toddler Playgroup

4/14: Passion Play 7:30pm

4/15: Passion Play 7:30pm

4/17: 11:45am Dismissal

4/18: NO SCHOOL, Holy Thursday

4/19: NO SCHOOL, Good Friday

4/22: NO SCHOOL, Easter Monday

4/23: Classes Resume

4/25: Math Day

4/26: Kindergarten Grandparents Day

4/27: Saint Bede First Holy Communion

5/1: 3rd Grade Class Trip

5/3: Mass 9am

5/5: Northampton Days

5/6: Fine Arts Week / Barnes and Noble Book Fair

5/8: Art Show, Spring Concert, and Open House

Mission Statement

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