From the Desk of Ms. Clark
November 1, 2018
It was so fun to see our littlest students dressed up yesterday for Halloween. While it always exciting for our children to dress up on this thrilling day and night, we also remember our saints. Today as we celebrate All Saints’ Day, it is helpful to think of “saints” as not only those women and men who have been canonized by the church, but all people whose lives reflect the goodness of God. We are grateful to God for each of the saints who have been a part of our life in some way. Their witness and inspiration encourages everyone to live their own lives in a better way so that God’s love shines through for all to see!
Our virtue for the month of November is peace. Peace begins within ourselves and is an inner state of well-being and calm. We encourage our students to be people of peace who promote non-violence, practice conflict resolution, and believe in cooperating to solve problems. We demonstrate peace by treating others with thoughtfulness and tolerance. This month we will challenge our students to be peacemakers and to see the best in all people.
Please carefully review this week’s newsletter. There are many exciting activities happening around our school, and we cherish these moments that our students will always remember. Together, let us follow in the footsteps of the saints, and let our light shine for all to see
The safety of our students is our top priority. Our school handbook states:
No visitor or volunteer may go directly to any area of the school without first signing in at the office. Each person will receive a visitor’s badge and will be directed to the appropriate area when permitted.
For the safety of the children, visitors and volunteers are not permitted to go to a classroom to visit, confer with a teacher without an appointment, or visit any child in class, at lunch, or in the schoolyard.
If parents wish to arrange a conference with a teacher or the principal, they should call the school office or make a request in writing. It would be helpful if the nature of the concern was stated prior to the conference. No meetings are permitted without an appointment.
National Blue Ribbon Celebration
All students in grades 1-8 will process with their class into Mass, sit with their class during Mass, and process out of Church after Mass. Students will then meet their parents in front of the school building after the unveiling of our new school signs.
Re-registration for the 2019-2020 school year has begun. Each youngest and only child has received a letter explaining the process along with the Re-Registration form. Register before Thanksgiving and it is only $50 per family AND your family will be entered in a drawing to win VIP seats for Carol Night and the Passion Play!
We Salute our Veterans
Please join us for our annual Veterans Day Celebration when we will honor those who have served our country and fought for our freedom! If you have a relative who is veteran and he/she would be able to join us, please inform your child's homeroom teacher. Our celebration will begin at 10am on Thursday, November 15th.
CRSD Incorporates 3-Hour Delay Option
Please remember, since we are located in the CRSD, any announcements pertaining to Council Rock Schools will apply to Saint Katharine Drexel in the event of emergency school closings, early dismissals, or late start times.
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.
Healthy Hands, Healthy Heart
Fall is here, and with the cool breeze comes the unfortunate cold and flu! If your child is sick, please keep him or her home. Please remind your child to always remember to wash his or her hands. Studies have proven that hand washing (next to the flu shot) is the BEST way to avoid colds and flu. A healthy diet and sleep also keep your immune system going, so be sure that your child gets plenty of rest!
Student Safety First
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. 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 in the front of the school and enter through the main school entrance. You must report to the office. No cars are permitted to park or idle in front of the school in the fire lane.
Halloween Fun at SKD!
Dia de los Muertos Altares in clase de Español.
Important Dates to Remember
11/1: All Saints Day/ Mass 9am
11/2: Mass 9am
11/9: SKD Infant and Toddler Playgroup at ABVM
11/11: Blue Ribbon Mass / Reception / Open House 12:30pm
11/12: NO SCHOOL, Pastors' Holiday / Chick-fil-A Spirit Night 4-8pm
11/15: Veteran's Day Celebration
11/16: Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast
11/20: First Grade Class Trip
11/21: 11:45am DIsmissal
11/22: NO SCHOOL, Happy Thanksgiving
11/23: NO SCHOOL
11/25: Lunch with Santa
11/26: NO SCHOOL