From the Desk of Ms. Clark
September 19, 2019
“A traveler, hiking through the wilderness, came to the edge of a canyon. Seeking a way to the other side, he discovered a big rope stretched across the canyon. As his eyes followed the rope toward the other side, he was surprised to see a man coming toward him conﬁdently pushing a wheelbarrow. As he arrived, the traveler exclaimed, “That was truly amazing!” The man with the wheelbarrow asked, “Do you believe that I can do it again?” “Oh, of course,” the traveler replied. “You walked across with such conﬁdence.” “Do you really believe I can do it again?” asked the man with the wheelbarrow.” “Deﬁnitely,” replied the traveler. “Very good, then,” said the man with the wheelbarrow. “Hop in and I will take you across.”
Many of us look at God the same way we look at the man with the wheelbarrow. We say we have faith that God can do anything. Yet, when it comes time to get in the wheelbarrow, our faith begins to dwindle.
Are we relentless in our pursuit of Him? Or, do we stand at the edge of the canyon wishing we could get across? Having experienced so many of God’s promises, surely we can trust Him to carry us across this tightrope we call life.”
As our season quickly changes, let us simply look around to see the signs of God’s good works: the beauty of a cool morning, the goodness and kindness of our school community, and the trust of young children. Let us work together as we carry our faith into our school, homes, neighborhoods, and our world!
It was so nice to see and meet many of you at our Back to School Nights last week. Like I said at these meetings, we appreciate your support and commitment to Saint Katharine Drexel Catholic School. May God continue to help us to follow His example of unconditional love!
Saint Bede's Forty Hours Devotion
Saint Bede the Venerable Church will hold its annual Forty-Hours Devotion beginning Sunday, September 29th. On October 1st, we will have the solemn closing of Forty Hours with a Procession. All students are strongly encouraged to attend the procession. All students are to be in uniform and meet in Room 205.
High School Night- Save the Date
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.
Please make every effort to get your child to school on time. This teaches our students respect and courtesy along with an understanding of the importance of being on time. When a child is late, it disrupts the morning routines of the classroom and often the child becomes overwhelmed.
Important Dates to Remember
9/19: Ice Cream Social 6:30-8pm
9/20: Service Jean Day
9/24: The Conservation Caper Assembly for Grades K-6
9/26: "Good Time" Ticket Jean Day
9/27: SKD Spirit Jean Day
9/28: Northampton Days Festival
9/29: Saint Bede's Forty Hours Begins
9/30: Community Homeroom
10/1: Grade 3 Class Trip / Closing of Saint Bede's Forty Hours
10/2: NO SCHOOL, Teacher PD Day
10/4: Mass 9am / NJHS Installation
10/10: School Pictures
10/12: SKD Golf Outing
10/14: NO SCHOOL