Principal's Newsletter

From the Desk of Ms. Clark

February 28, 2019

Dear Parents,

During this holy Lenten season, we take time to reflect on our Lenten devotions and the mercy of God. We spend the time thanking Christ for His sacrifice and mercy, following the Lenten promises of prayer, sacrifice, and almsgiving. Here are some suggestions for making this season of Lent meaningful for your children.

  • Making Family Sacrifices: Take the time to think of a family sacrifice together. It can be small, like giving up television on certain days. A group activity can introduce Lenten devotions to even small children and bring your family closer together.
  • Encouraging Charity: Catholics sometimes forget that almsgiving is a tenet of Lent; why not encourage all your children to give a small amount to a family donation box. Choosing a charity together is another way to help them realize how important it is to give to others at a young age.
  • Finding Role Models: Lent is the perfect time to introduce your children to the saints and their stories. It can be hard to follow through on sacrifices, but inspire your children with the great role models of the saints.
  • Prayer Time: As a busy parent, scheduling prayer can be difficult, but Lent is the perfect way to begin. Learning how to pray with your children is rewarding and can be a habit you keep throughout the year.
  • Read the Bible: Children’s Bibles deliver God’s Word in an interesting way so children can understand it. Don’t let your Children’s Bible be a book that remains unread.
  • Cook Together: Lent has a rich, long tradition and history, and there are several favorite recipes to be made including hot cross buns and pretzels. Fish is traditionally cooked on Fridays in Lent, and has been for centuries. This is an especially fun way to educate and encourage kids in their Lenten devotions.
  • Personalize a Game: Many games can easily have Lenten twists. Whether you play music with your kids, color together, or have a family game night, focus the game on Lent. Jelly bean games and Bingo are popular ways for kids to learn about Lent.
  • Follow Through on Your Lenten sacrifices: The most important way you can encourage your children to have a deep faith and love of Christ is to give them a good example. Follow your own resolutions and acknowledge when you haven’t. If you have an active prayer life, your kids will follow in your footsteps.

By: Kathleen Yacharn

“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me.” (Psalm 51:10) Let God enable our inner goodness and light to shine through in all we are and do!

God’s blessings,

Ms. Clark

We Need Your Help!

Hopefully you received my important phone message yesterday regarding our biggest fundraiser. As a reminder:

  • RSVP’s are due on March 22nd so please send in yours as soon as possible. You definitely do not want to miss this fun night.
  • Also please donate in any way that you can --- small or big ---- to help get the raffle baskets together. If you need help deciding what to donate, our Gala Team has created a sign-up genius to help with ideas

  • This weekend- we will be selling raffle tickets at all of the Assumption and Saint Bede Parish masses. If you sign up to help, you will receive a free Grand Prize raffle ticket.

  • With the funds from this year’s gala- we plan to expand our beginner makerspace which is located in our Media Center.


Please Join Us

We extend the warmest of welcome to all friends and alumni of St. Katharine Drexel Catholic School and its legacy schools, Assumption BVM School and St. Bede the Venerable School, to join us for our Patron's Day Mass tomorrow at 9am followed by a Community Breakfast and Open House.
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Alumni Spotlight

Congratulations to the following students from the SKD Class of 2017 who will be inducted April 9th to the National Honors Society at Archbishop Wood High School. Keep up the great work! We are proud of you!

Sarah Carbajal

Nicholas Ferrante

Isabella Lamb

Bailey Reid

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.

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Homeroom and Parent Association Fee

For the upcoming school year 2019-2020, we will be collecting the $35 per student Homeroom & Parent Association Fee via SMART Tuition. This fee will appear on your monthly statement and will be collected over the 10-month installment process. If you are a family who pays tuition in full by June 1st, this fee will be added to your invoice, which is usually sent in early May. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Parent Association

Please click on the link below for our Parent Association's Weekly Update.

The Best Cast in Town

We are so proud of our students who put on our first ever Performing Arts Club Production at St. Katharine Drexel, The Best Little Theater in Town! They did such an amazing job!

Congrats to our inaugural cast! We can not wait for next year's show!

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Future Meteorologists

Our Kindergarten students are having a great time learning about the weather. This week they learned about rain. They learned that rain drops are filled with millions of water droplets. They did a raindrop plop experiment to see how many water droplets could fit into one rain drop.

They also learned about the water cycle and what happened when clouds fill with water. They then did a rain cloud in a jar experiment to see what would happen when shaving cream clouds filled with water. It was lots of fun! (Getting to wear safety googles always makes everything more fun!)

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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

Important Dates to Remember

3/8: Mass 9am and Alumni Celebration and Open House

3/13: Stations of the Cross 2pm

3/15: End of the 2nd Trimester

3/18: 3rd Trimester Begins

3/20: 7th Grade High School Visitation Day / Stations of the Cross 2pm

3/22: Terra Nova Testing Begins

3/25-3/29: Terra Nova Testing

3/25: Report Cards Distribution

3/26: Saint Bede's First Reconciliation

3/27: Stations of the Cross 2pm

3/29: SKD Infant / Toddler Playgroup

Mission Statement

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