From the Desk of Ms. Clark
June 7, 2018
As I write my last newsletter for the school year, please join me in welcoming the following new members to our SKD Family for the 2018-2019 School Year:
Mrs. Stacey Desmond who will teach first grade in 1A.Ms. Elizabeth Menna who will teach second grade in 2B.
Mr. Colin Durnin who will teach fourth grade in 4B.
Mrs. Elaine Walton who will be our PreK 4 aide.
Please join me in congratulating Saint Katharine Drexel’s graduating Class of 2018! This class has obtained over $225,000 in high school scholarships! We are so proud of them! It has been a privilege to get to know each of them and to watch them grow. We know they will continue to make us proud as they move on to high school. In the words of Pope Francis, “Do not bury your talents, the gifts that God has given you! Do not be afraid to dream of great things!”
God has blessed us with many gifts and opportunities this school year. There are always challenges ahead of us as we continue to seek out His path for our lives. Saint Katharine Drexel Catholic School is a great place to be, and we will continue to work together to make it even better.
I hope you find time to relax, rest, and spend quality time with your family this summer. I look forward to the 2018-2019 school year with great anticipation and hope for another outstanding year of Catholic education.
In closing, I share the following passages with you. The first one is a letter to parents from a principal in Singapore and the second one reminds us that just because everyone does not get public recognition, does not mean that success has not been achieved! Shout out to ALL of the students on their accomplishments this school year!!. We are so proud of ALL of our students at Saint Katharine Drexel Catholic School.
IMPORTANT Immunization Requirements for 2018-2019 School Year
Documentation required for the start of school. Please send in when completed.
As a reminder, the state of Pennsylvania has changed their immunization requirements. Beginning August, 2017, the provisional enrollment period is 5 days. A parent must have all immunizations of their child completed within the first 5 days of school. If they are not completed within those 5 days, the student must be excluded from school.
Please remember that your child has medication in the Health Office for pick up on or before June 15, 2018. Medication permission forms will be available at this time so that you and your child’s physician can review the need for it for school year 18-19 and obtain the required signatures prior to the start of school in September. Expired medications will be discarded as well as any medications left after June 15, 2018.
Please call if you have any questions- 215-357-4720. Thank you for your cooperation.
REMEMBER, ALL MEDS MUST BE PICKED UP BY AN ADULT, NO MEDICATION WILL BE SENT HOME WITH A STUDENT.
Summer Enrichment at SKD
WANTED: Used Legos
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.
Eighteen of our seventh grade students have qualified for the Neumann Scholars Program! These students rank among the best and brightest in our county! We congratulate our students on this prestigious honor and we couldn't be more proud of our outstanding students.
Congratulations to all of our Catholic Leaders who worked so hard all school year!
Congratulations to our 2018-2019 Student Leadership Team. These students have worked hard and are ready to serve our school community.