Principal's Newsletter

From the Desk of Ms. Clark

May 6, 2021

Dear Parents,

Tomorrow is the day! Our Virtual #ProudToBeSKD Gala will begin at 7pm. Because of all of you, so many initiatives have been introduced and successfully implemented in our school, and we continue to make our school the best in Bucks County.


As you know, Saint Katharine Drexel Catholic School is a special place. Joined together by our two legacy schools- Assumption BVM and Saint Bede- we have just celebrated our ninth year as Saint Katharine Drexel Catholic School.


Our school is the center of academic excellence, but more importantly we are center for evangelization. We will prepare our students for college and careers, but also for their final destination- heaven- because we know in the end it’s not our material possessions but how we lived for Christ that will define us. At SKD, we take pride in the fact that we are forming Catholic leaders for life. We are committed to educating, engaging, and inspiring our students each and every day.


On behalf of our entire school community, I thank YOU. I encourage your active involvement to engage in the mission of Catholic education. Sharing the light of Christ with our children will build a stronger next generation of Catholics who in turn will share their light with the world. Together let us make disciples of our children. Together let us spread the light of Christ in the community. Together let us carry out the mission of the universal church and help form our future Catholic leaders!


Finally, I need to acknowledge two very important people who led the planning of this wonderful evening- Mrs. Erin Vizza and Mrs. Bridget Badolato- our Chairpersons for this event. For over two years, they have worked tirelessly with their other committed members to make this night possible.


May God bless you and your families, and please be assured of our continued prayers for you! Enjoy your night and let the highest bidder win!


God's blessings,

Ms. Clark

Monsignor's words to attend 2021 virtual Gala

We Need You!

REGISTER FOR THE GALA HERE: https://skdschool2021gala.ggo.bid


WANT TO PAY BY CASH OR CHECK? WE NEED TO KNOW IN ADVANCE


Anyone, anywhere can participate in our online fundraiser on May 7 at 6:30PM so be sure to share this link with family and friends! You can bid on amazing prizes like teacher experiences, Eagle and Flyer tickets, crafts made by each grade, electronics, sports memorabilia and more! Remember, should you wish to check out the night of the Gala by check or cash, YOU MUST notify the Gala committee in advance at skdgala@skdschool.org. A credit card is required upon registration to participate in the event but will not be charged when a specific request is made IN ADVANCE. Otherwise, all payments will be processed via credit card upon completion of the event.


Learn more about the Gala on our website: https://skdschoolgala.weebly.com/20202021-sponsors.html #PROUDTOBESKD

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Click below for the Official Gala Program

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2021-2022 School Calendar- Important CHANGE

As a faculty, we have decided to incorporate Welcome Back Orientation Days at the start of the school for all grades level on August 31st and September 1st and 2nd. Parents and students will sign up for the best time and day for them to visit the classroom, drop off belongings, talk to the teachers, etc. The sign-up link will be sent out in August with my Welcome Back Letter.


We will welcome all students back in grades PK-8th for their official First Day on Tuesday, September 7th.

Visit our Website

Thank you for your patience. Our new and improved website is up and running. Please know we are still in the process of adding information, links, and pictures.


Please check it out, and share with your friends.

FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION TIME FOR 2021-2022 IS HERE!

FACTS GRANT & AID: MUST BE COMPLETED FOR EITC AND BLOCS FINANCIAL AID.


Grant & Aid Application Fee: $35.00 Your 2019 or 2020 tax return is required to complete your application. If you applied last year, your application will autofill. You will be notified by FACTS if any additional documentation needs to be submitted. The link is on our website, on the Archdiocesan BLOCS website and here:


https://online.factsmgt.com/aid


Award decisions will be made based on the FACTS Grant & Aid estimated need.

COVID DATA

Covid Update

Week of 5/3: Number of positive staff / student cases = 0

REVISED Symptom Screening Tool

All parents are primarily responsible for monitoring the health of their children. While it is our intention to remain open for the entire school year, parents are expected to do their part and keep their children home when they are sick.


Please see below for the “Revised” Symptom Monitor Checklist which is to be completed each day. By sending your child to school, you are confirming that you have completed this health screening.

Health and Safety Reminders

As cases are increasing each day within our county, I urge you to continue to take necessary precautions to limit coronavirus spread in our community.

  1. Continue with your attentiveness to washing our hands

  2. Properly wear face masks indoors and outdoors when away from home

  3. Maintain appropriate physical distance

  4. NO SLEEPOVERS

  5. No small or large social gatherings

  6. Monitor your health on a daily basis.

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
  • Shoparoo

Important Dates to Remember

5/7: NO SCHOOL, SKD Virtual Gala

5/13: Ascension Thursday, Mass 10:30am

5/14: Service Dress Down Day

5/19: Virtual State of the School Address 7pm

5/20: School May Procession / 11:45am Dismissal

5/21: Race for Education

5/26: Good Time Ticket Dress Down Day / Facebook Live 1pm

5/27: SKD Spirit Day / NJHS Talent Show

5/28: NO SCHOOL

5/31: NO SCHOOL, Memorial Day

Mission Statement

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