Principal's Newsletter

From the Desk of Ms. Clark

October 29, 2020

Dear Parents,

As Halloween approaches, most children think about who they want to be on that exciting night. A superhero, famous person, or a scary monster, all sort of ideas are discussed. While it is always exciting for our children to dress up on this thrilling day and night, our fourth grade helped us remember our saints this afternoon with their excellent presentation.

As we celebrate All Saints' Day on Sunday, 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!

As we continue with our in-person learning, I thank you for following all of our safety protocols. Due to our partnership, we are able to have 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.

God’s blessings,

Ms. Clark

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. If you have already met with your child's teacher or you do not feel you need to meet with your child's teacher, please do not sign up for a conference.

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

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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

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.