Principal's Newsletter

From the Desk of Ms. Clark

January 17, 2019

Dear Parents,

As you know, our mission at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic School is to form Catholic leaders through academic excellence, personal discipline, and Christian service. Our school imparts the knowledge of our Catholic faith and the responsibility of giving witness to our beliefs in all that we do.

As I travel the hallways and visit our classrooms, our mission is alive in all classes. Our teachers are always finding ways to challenge our students to work to their fullest potential to achieve our school’s mission.

Thank you for your constant support for Catholic education and the mission of Saint Katharine Drexel Catholic School.

God’s blessings,

Ms. Clark

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Catholic Schools Week

SKD is kicking off Catholic Schools Week 2019 with a splash of color- BLUE to be exact! Mr. Clifton and our faculty 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 27th from 12-2pm. We look forward to a fun week of celebrating Catholic education loaded with STREAM activities. Click on link below for a full listing of events and a tentative schedule for this special week.

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Important- Milk and Pretzel Orders DUE

Milk and pretzel money is due by Tuesday, January 22nd. Thank you.

Sunny Days Summer Camp

We have already received registrations for this year's summer camp. Please remember space is limited. All students in grades PreK to 2nd received a hard copy of the flyer below. Please check out the information and send your registration form and deposit as soon as possible.
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New After-School Club- Puppeteer Kids Coaching

Please see the attached flyer for our new after-school club that helps our students improve their Self-Esteem and Confidence and achieve goals they never thought possible!
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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

Please click on the link below for our Parent Association's Weekly Update.
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Please Vote and tell your family and friends to vote too.

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

Robot Bowling

Our 4th grade had a blast learning to code their new robots and they coded them for bowling! Students were challenged to code the robots to do two tricks before attempting to knock down the bowling pins!

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Classroom Meetings

Mrs. Banas put her homeroom to work during their morning meeting! Their assignment? Work together to build the tallest tower they could.
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First Grade Pen-Pals

Mrs. Desmond's first grade class gained pen pals through La Salle University's #ProjectHaiti! Mrs. Desmond's daughter, Emilee, was a coordinator for the trip and hand delivered letters to the students. Read more and see videos in the article below:

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Important Dates to Remember


1/23: Walk for Life 1:15pm

1/25: SKD Infant and Toddler Playgroup

1/27: CSW Begins / Open House 12-2pm

1/30: Parent Appreciation Breakfast

1/31: Free Dress Down Day

2/1: Mass 9am

2/15: NO SCHOOL, Teacher PD Day


Mission Statement

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