Principal's Newsletter

From the Desk of Ms. Clark

October 22, 2020

Dear Parents,

"Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other. Above all, clothe yourself with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony." (Colossians 3:12-14)

Sometimes we need to take a small step back from all the busyness in which we are involved and from harsh thoughts and hasty judgments of others. Let Jesus clothe us with His love and grant us the grace to be truly kind and caring to all!

Please carefully review this week’s newsletter for the many reminders and updates. As always, we thank you for your commitment to our school and its mission! Let us make a special effort to be more aware of God’s presence in our daily lives and pray for the grace to follow Him more closely. As we journey together, let us pray for one another!

God’s blessings,

Ms. Clark


I am also grateful for all you are doing to comply with the policies and procedures we’ve put in place, and that you’re doing your part to help keep our community healthy and safe. We cannot grow complacent. The rest of the year, and our ability to follow through with our plans, depends on our collective and continued vigilance. Please be sure to read all updates. All updates can be found under the Covid tab on our school website.

Halloween Costume Day at SKD

We look forward to celebrating Halloween this year as a school community. All students in grades Pk3 to 8th will be permitted to "dress up" on Friday, October 30, 2020. Please carefully review the guidelines which was sent to all families last week.
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Live with Ms. Clark

Each week Ms. Clark will visit a grade level and go Facebook Live so all can see the wonderful learning and excitement within our school building. Since we are not permitted to have visitors, be sure to tune in. Times are posted below under the Dates to Remember at the bottom of the newsletter.

Fall Virtual Open House

Don't forget to mark your calendars for our Virtual Open House! All are invited to attend and we hope to see you there! Tours, testimonies, raffles & more are a few items worth mentioning that are in store.
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Parent-Teacher Conferences

Virtual & Phone Conferences are scheduled for Thursday afternoon, November 12th and Friday, November 13th. A sign-up genius will be sent out to you from your child's teacher during the first week of November.

SKD Spirit Shop is NOW OPEN!

We have opened our store with NEW items featuring our school mascot, Drexel the Dragon. The link is below. You can also find direct access on our school website under parent resources; tab says SKD Spirit Wear Shop!

Winter Uniform

Students will still be permitted to wear their gym uniforms to school, but beginning November 2nd they must begin wearing their winter gym school uniform. As always, a neat appearance demonstrates respect for others and fosters an individual’s sense of self-respect and pride. The SKD winter gym uniform requirements can be found in our Family Handbook on our school website.

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Parent Association Stewardship 2020

Symptom Screening Tool

The attached tool must be completed each day before coming to school. 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.

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

Saturday, 10/24: Saint Bede's 3rd Grade First Communion

Monday. 10/26: Live with Ms. Clark Featuring 1st Grade 9am

Wednesday, 10/28: Live with Ms. Clark Featuring 2nd Grade 9am

Thursday. 10/29: SKD Spirit Day / 4th Grade Saints Presentation

Friday, 10/30: SKD Costume Day

Monday, 11/2: Live with Ms. Clark Featuring Grade 3 at 9am

Tuesday, 11/3: Live with Ms. Clark Featuring Grade 4 at 9am

Thursday, 11/5: SKD Drive-In Night

Friday, 11/6: Mass 9am / Catholic Leader Presentation 1pm via Facebook Live

Saturday, 11/7: Saint Bede's Confirmation Grade 8

Sunday, 11/8: Fall Virtual Open House

Monday, 11/9: Live with Ms. Clark Featuring Grade 5 at 9am

Tuesday, 11/10: Live with Ms. Clark Featuring Grade 6 at 9am

Wednesday, 11/11: Live with Ms. Clark Featuring Grade 7 at 9am

Thursday, 11/12: 11:45am Dismissal, Parent-Teacher Virtual Conferences

Friday, 11/13: NO SCHOOL, Parent-Teacher Virtual Conferences

Mission Statement

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