From the Desk of Ms. Clark
January 24, 2019
The theme for National Catholic Schools Week 2019 is "Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.” This theme encompasses the core products and values that can be found in our school each day. We teach our students to become future servant leaders, faith-filled disciples and enriched citizens in our communities. Our SKD theme is “A Splash of Color” which reflects our school’s distinction for our National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.
It is known that SKD School works hard to provide strong emphasis on academic excellence, faith development, and commitment to service. We are committed to educating the whole child while living the Gospel values each day. You will have an opportunity to see those characteristics in action during our Catholic Schools Week events. I hope you and your family will join us. Please bring your friends and neighbors, particularly those who may be thinking about Catholic education for their children.
When you visit our school, I am sure you will be as proud of our students as we are. What helps make their accomplishments possible is the dedication and commitment of our pastors, teachers, staff, parents, and volunteers. I am thankful every day, but I want to make a point -- at this special time of the year for Catholic schools – of personally extending my deepest appreciation to everyone who makes our school a success.
As we approach this special week, “May Christ dwell in our hearts through faith and joy and may charity be the root and foundation of our lives.”
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.
CSW 2019 Agenda
Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. This year, Catholic Schools Week is scheduled for January 26-February 1, 2019, and the theme our theme is “A Splash of Color” which reflects our school’s distinction for our National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.
Sunday, January 27, 2019 Celebrating our Parishes
Faculty Speakers at all Masses
Choir sings at ABVM 11am Mass
Open House 12-2
SKD School Band kicks-off Open House with “Star Spangled Banner”
STREAM Activity in Media Center
Robotics Demonstration in Art & Science Center
Monday, January 28, 2019 Celebrating our Community
Author Visit from Grades Prek-4th in Gym
Read Aloud with Principal Grade 5-8
STREAM Activities with Archbishop Wood High School Students
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 Celebrating our MISSION
Student Instagram Takeover
Celebrate Academic Excellence- Academic Bowl
Celebrate Personal Discipline- Fitness Challenge in Gym
Celebrate Christian Service- Souper-Bowl Collection- School-wide service activity
ADOPT a Classroom to do kind act.
NCEA Day of Giving- begins at 12 NOON
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 Celebrating our Families
Breakfast for Parents
School open for current family parents until 9am.
STREAM Activity with Parents in classrooms in the morning.
Parent / Student Photo in classroom
Special Assembly for all grades- Kindness Adventure 1:30-2:15pm in gym
NCEA Day of Giving ends 12 noon
Thursday, January 31, 2019 Celebrating our Students
Teacher Appreciation Breakfast
Free Dress Down Day
Special Activity in classrooms
Random Acts of Kindness Winners selected every hour for a special prize
Ice cream treat after lunch
Friday, February 1, 2019 Celebrating our Faculty
Mass at 9am- Special Prayer and Recognition of Teachers as Catholic Leaders
Student Council Subs 1-2:15pm
Teacher Scavenger Hunt
Teacher Random Act of Kindness drawing each hour for special prize
Important Wellness Reminders
Children are never to keep medication in their possession such as allergy pills, any non-prescription or prescription medicine. Cough drops must also be sent to the Health Room.
If your child requires over the counter or prescription medication during the school day- kindly have a parent or guardian drop off the medication in the original bottle/box and complete the forms. The link is here:
2nd Grade Crystals
Peanut Butter and Jelly Time
Fun with Force and Motion
Third grade enjoyed their STEM activity when learning about force and motion!
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.