Principal's Newsletter

From the Desk of Ms. Clark

January 10, 2019

Dear Parents,

Be it known to all who enter that Christ is the reason for our school. He is the unseen but ever present teacher in its classes. He is the model of its faculty and the inspiration of its students.” Throughout the school year, we are reminded of the many ways our school community portrays and shares our Catholic identity. We know that by the time our students graduate from 8th grade, they are well aware of this identity. Each day, we help our students develop a true understanding of your gift of a Catholic education to them!

As we focus on our Catholic Identity and our school’s mission, I invite you to join us on Wednesday, January 23rd for our annual “Walk for Life.” We will gather in the gym at 1:15pm for prayer prior to our departure. We make a public, pro-life statement as the entire school community walks down Holland Road and through the neighborhood behind school. It really is a special day!

Catholic Schools Week is rapidly approaching. Please mark your calendars for our Open House on Sunday, January 27th. During Catholic Schools Week, the students, school families, and faculty will enjoy various activities that celebrate our pride in Catholic education and the mission of SKD school. Please see the posted agenda for this special week.

Let us pray for our young people every day. In the words of Archbishop Chaput, “Let’s recall the reason our school exists. Each of our students is eternally precious and infinitely loved by God. What they learn in their classrooms, they need to see lived with joy in our lives.” Together, we can fulfill our school’s mission and form Catholic leaders who will remain true to their Catholic identity.

God’s blessings,

Ms. Clark

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Parent Meeting- Next Week

Our Parent Association is excited to host our General Assembly Meeting on Wednesday, January 16th. We welcome, Mrs. Barbara Tomlinson, who has been a puppeteer for 28 years and is certified in Kid Coaching, Life Coaching, and Happiness Coaching. Mrs. Tomlinson will present 11 Steps to raise a confident, compassionate, anxiety free child in today's high-paced, technological world. Parenting doesn't come with a manual, and these tips will give you valuable information on teaching your child life skills that will help him/her become a more confident and compassionate child. Don't miss this important night!

Catholic Schools Week

SKD is kicking off Catholic Schools Week 2019 with a splash of color- BLUE to be exact! Mr. Clifton and our faculty are planning for this special and memorable week. Make your plans now to visit school or tell someone who is interested in seeing our school. Our Open House will be held on Sunday, January 27th from 12-2pm. We look forward to a fun week of celebrating Catholic education loaded with STREAM activities. Click on link below for a full listing of events and a tentative schedule for this special week.

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Sunny Days Summer Camp

We have already received registrations for this year's summer camp. Please remember space is limited. All students in grades PreK to 2nd received a hard copy of the flyer below. Please check out the information and send your registration form and deposit as soon as possible.
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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.

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

Mass Preparation for our Young Ones

Our Pre-K 4 learned about the sacrament of Baptism to prepare for the Gospel reading on Sunday. They went to church and Monsignor told them all about the baptismal font, holy water, the oil used, and the candle.
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Coding and Robots

Our fourth graders are having a blast working with their new ozobots! Thank you to our generous donor who equipped our students with more robots.

Living our Mission

Just before Christmas break, our first grade collected 222 pairs of pajamas for "the Great Bedtime Story Pajama Drive," a program run by Scholastic book club. For each pair of pajamas donated, scholastic donated a book along with the pj's to a needy child. Thank you to everyone who contributed for making us #ProudToBeSKD by living out the promise of our mission to form #CatholicLeaders through #ChristianService!
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Electricians at Work

Our fourth graders had a great time making electrical circuits to light light bulbs.

Alumni Spotlight

Congrats to St. Katharine Drexel Catholic School Alumni, Liam Hart, who was, for the second year, named the Bucks County Courier-Times' Golfer of the Year!

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Important Dates to Remember

1/11: Eagles and Gala Kick Off Pep Rally

1/16: Jean Day / PA General Assembly Meeting 7pm

1/17: 8th Grade Pictures


1/23: Walk for Life 1:15pm

1/25: SKD Infant and Toddler Playgroup

1/27: CSW Begins / Open House 12-2pm

1/30: Parent Appreciation Breakfast

1/31: Free Dress Down Day

2/1: Mass 9am

2/15: NO SCHOOL, Teacher PD Day


Mission Statement

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