From the Desk of Ms. Clark
December 7, 2017
“Take time to be aware that in the very midst of our busy preparations for the celebration of Christ’s birth in ancient Bethlehem, Christ is reborn in the “Bethlehems” of our homes and daily lives. Take time, slow down, be still, and be awake to the Divine Mystery that looks so common and so ordinary yet is wondrously present.”
As we entered the second trimester of the school year this week, our hallways are filled with the Christmas spirit as we prepare for the celebration of the birth of Jesus. May this holy season help us recognize and reflect on our own spiritual journey by finding joy in the season and less stress in Christmas. May we walk in love during these remaining weeks of Advent as we wait and prepare for His coming.
Christmas Band Concert
As you are aware, the first trimester report cards are due to be distributed on Monday. This is a reminder to all families that the school’s policy is to withhold report cards to families who are delinquent in their tuition. All tuition and late fees should be current through November in order to receive report cards.
If you need to contact SMART to make tuition payment arrangements, please call their toll-free number 1-888-868-8828. Our SMART school code is 11670. You can make a tuition payment directly to the school by issuing a check payable to SKD School.
Thank you for your attention to this important matter. If you have questions, please contact Fred Perazzelli, Business Manager 215-357-1221 AJPERAZZELLI@comcast.net
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 once stopped at the curb. Children should not wait to exit the car until you reach the church. 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 and enter through the main school entrance. You must report to the office.
Applications for students who will be enrolled in K-12 during the 2018-2019 school year will be available for parents. Applications for Archdiocesan schools, parish schools, and diocesan high schools can be accessed at www.blocs.org or by going directly to https://online.factsmgt.com/aid
Please know that no parent who sincerely desires a Catholic education for their child at Saint Katharine Drexel School will be denied registration because of true financial hardships. Each parish will address this concern on a case by case basis for their parishioners. Any additional financial aid scholarship, in addition to the parishes’ subsidy, will be predetermined, and awarded by the parish, prior to the start of the academic year. Families who believe they are eligible and in need of this aid are asked to contact their local parish office and request a financial aid packet which will include the request for all pertinent financial information.
Our annual Career Day provides students with a dynamic and tangible experience that facilitates a connection between their academic pursuits and professional endeavors in the future. Additionally, Career Day provides a platform to develop meaningful and personal connections between our students, alumni, parents and friends.
Congratulations to our students who participated in one of the CYO Varsity Region Teams. They enjoyed a night of friendship and some manicures and pedicures after all of their hard work and determination this season.
Our older students work in partnership with our younger students as prayer buddies and complete various religious activities together.