Principal's Newsletter

From the Desk of Ms. Clark

January 9, 2020

Dear Parents,

Happy New Year! Welcome back to our students, faculty, and families to 2020. After a long break, the faculty and I begin the year with a new zest and motivation for this second half of the school year. I would like to personally thank our families for remembering us during the Christmas season. Your gifts, kind wishes, food items, help in the classroom, cooking for the faculty luncheon, and anything else that you did certainly is appreciated. As I left to celebrate Christmas and New Years with my family, I left with a warm, overwhelming love and appreciation for our SKD family. THANK YOU!


A New Year is a time for renewal. Renewal is not about doing things different, but doing what we need to do in a better way. We pray that this coming year is a year that you renew your faith and in doing so bring God’s presence to life in our world. Our sincerest wishes that the New Year 2020 will be filled with God’s blessings and peace in our world.

God’s blessings,

Ms. Clark

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Catholic Schools Week

Catholic Schools Week is celebrated at the end of January. We 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 26th from 12-2pm. More specific details will be communicated soon. We hope you will consider visiting us during our Open House and tell your family and friends.

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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 News

Please click on the link below for our Parent Association 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

Important Dates to Remember

1/16: 8th Grade Pictures / Yearbook Pictures

1/17: Gala Pep Rally / Free Dress Down Day

1/20: NO SCHOOL, Martin Luther King Jr Day

1/22: Walk for Life

1/23: Good Time Ticket Jean Day

1/24: Service Jean Day

1/26: Catholic Schools Week Begins / Open House 12-2pm

1/29: SKD Performing Arts- Lion King Jr Performance 7pm

1/30: Community Homeroom / Spirit Jean Day

1/31: CSW Closing Mass 9am

2/4: Saint Bede's First Penance

2/7: Mass 9am

2/13: Service Jean Day

2/14: NO SCHOOL, Teacher PD Day

2/17: NO SCHOOL, President's Day

2/20: Good Time Ticker Jean Day

2/21: Spirit Jean Day

2/26: Ash Wednesday, Mass 9am

2/28: Community Homeroom

Mission Statement

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