From the Desk of Ms. Clark
November 29, 2018
As we enter the holy season of Advent, we pray and prepare our hearts for the birth of the Child Jesus. We want our Christmas to be centered on the Child, but with all the shopping, decorating, and partying, we tend to lose the most important meaning. The humble simplicity of Jesus’ coming is overwhelmed by the gilt and glitz. Together, let us resolve that we are going to keep to the true meaning of Christmas. Let us welcome Christ into our lives in a manner that reflects the hope of our hearts, and put some time and energy into making Christmas that special time of healing, of peace, and of joy for all those we love.
Come, Lord Jesus! Come and ease our anxiety. Come and reward our patience. Come and remove our sorrow. Our school community and our world eagerly await the day of your birth
Blue Ribbon Fridays
We are a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence! We wear our shirts with school pride! We are proud to be SKD!
Tuition and Report Card Reminder
As we get deeper into the fall season, we want to remind people of the importance of ensuring that your tuition account is current through November. As you are aware, report cards will soon be distributed during the second week of December. Additionally, over the next few months there are many class trips scheduled. This is a reminder to all families that the school’s policy is to withhold report cards to families who are delinquent in their tuition. All tuition and late fees will need to be current in order for students to participate in class trips.
If you need to contact SMART to make tuition payment arrangements, please call their toll-free number 1-888-868-8828. Our SMART school code is 11670. You can make a tuition payment directly to the school by issuing a check payable to SKD School and delivering it to the school office. Upon receipt your SMART tuition account will be credited.
The safety of our students is our top priority. Our school handbook states:
No visitor or volunteer may go directly to any area of the school without first signing in at the office. Each person will receive a visitor’s badge and will be directed to the appropriate area when permitted.
For the safety of the children, visitors and volunteers are not permitted to go to a classroom to visit, confer with a teacher without an appointment, or visit any child in class, at lunch, or in the schoolyard.
If parents wish to arrange a conference with a teacher or the principal, they should call the school office or make a request in writing. It would be helpful if the nature of the concern was stated prior to the conference. No meetings are permitted without an appointment.
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.
Healthy Hands, Healthy Heart
Fall is here, and with the cool breeze comes the unfortunate cold and flu! If your child is sick, please keep him or her home. Please remind your child to always remember to wash his or her hands. Studies have proven that hand washing (next to the flu shot) is the BEST way to avoid colds and flu. A healthy diet and sleep also keep your immune system going, so be sure that your child gets plenty of rest!
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.
Lending a Helping Hand
Important Dates to Remember
11/30: Community Homeroom / SKD Infant Toddler Playgroup
12/2: Saint Bede Christmas Concert 4pm
12/5: Saint Bede Gift Giving Mass 7pm
12/6: Confessions / Christmas Village / End of First Trimester
12/7: NO SCHOOL, Teacher PD Day
12/8: Robotics Competition
12/10: 2nd Trimester Begins
12/12: SKD Carol Night 7pm
12/13: Report Card Distribution
12/14: 7th and 8th Grades Class Trip
12/19: Red and Green Day / Classroom Parties / Christmas Choir and Band Concert 7pm
12/20: Community Homeroom / 11:45am Dismissal
12/21-1/2: Christmas Break, NO SCHOOL
1/3: Classes Resume