Principal's Newsletter

From the Desk of Ms. Clark

May 17, 2018

Dear Parents,

As we all know that the warm weather can be very distracting, our teachers are working hard to keep our students focused and engaged during these last few weeks since year-end learning is critical. Our school year is quickly coming to an end, but our students are still hard at work in all of their classes. Along with helping our students to learn new things, we also remind them to love each other, to have forgiveness in our heart, and to build kindness into each and every day!


As we continue to honor Mary during this special month, let us remember the words of Saint Katharine Drexel: “Help me, Mother, to take from the hands of Jesus, in the spirit of humble love, devotion to my daily crosses.”


God’s blessings,

Ms. Clark

Race for Education Rescheduled

Due to the rain, our Race for Education has been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 23rd.


Students may wear their gym uniforms with socks and sneakers on the day of the race. Sunscreen and reasonably sized water bottles are encouraged.

State of the School Address Summary

Thank you to all of the families who attended our State of the School Address last night. Below is a summary of the address if you were unable to attend. Congratulations to our winners and thank you for your endless support!

After-School Clubs

Our school has offered a variety of after-school clubs. Due to low enrollment and lack of interest, some of our clubs have stopped. Knowing the importance of after-school clubs and how they can ultimately build students' confidence and self-esteem, we would like to hear from you. Please complete the short survey to help us plan for the 2018-2019 school year's extracurricular activities.


https://goo.gl/forms/WPbOvM2jGJeUEpWG3

Late Arrivals

All students (Kindergarten to 8th grade) are expected to arrive at school on time. A student’s entire day can be thrown off by simply missing the morning routine in his/her classroom. Additionally, by arriving on time you send the message that you respect others and appreciate the value of their time and attention.

Annual School Picnic

Please Join us for our End-of-the-Year School Picnic. The following flyer went home with every child. Please send in your RSVP! We look forward to celebrating the end of a great school year!
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Summer Uniforms

Students are expected to be in complete uniform each day. Please carefully review our policies for sneakers, nail polish, haircuts, and jewelry. Infractions will be given to students who are not in compliance with our uniform policy.

Registration Reminder

This is a friendly reminder to our families who have not re-registered for the 2018-2019 school year. Many of our classes now have waiting lists and / or seats are filling up with new registrations. We do not want you to lose your place. Knowing your intentions helps us to plan and budget for the next school year.

Class Trips

Notices have been sent to remind you to please ensure that your tuition account is current. Per school policy, tuition must be up to date in order for students to participate in upcoming class trips and other year-end activities.

Summer Enrichment at SKD

This summer we are happy to offer a wide range of camps/courses to our students in a relaxed atmosphere so that they will feel confident and comfortable when they enter the next grade level in the fall. Courses will be offered in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and STEM. Be sure to check out our school website link below for the full listing of courses and registration information.

2018-2019 School Year

The 2018-2019 school year will begin on Wednesday, September 5th for Grades 1-8. Please see the tentative calendar posted on our school website.

Cheers for Mrs. Kane!

We thank God that Mrs. Kane has had her final treatment and is officially cancer free! Her faith and her strength are admirable! We love you, Mrs. Kane, and can't wait to see you back in 6B!

Congratulations, Miss Kaydee

We are so proud of Miss Kaydee who is graduating today from Arcadia University's R.E.A.L Program. For those of you who don't know Kaydee, she eagerly volunteers in our school every week by assisting in our Pre-K and Kindergarten classes, helping in the school office, and even teaching some grade levels sign language.
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We love our SKD Moms!

To celebrate Mothers Day, our 2nd Grade hosted "Muffins With Mom"! What a special time and memory!
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Get Down and Give Me 50

Coach Laura from Kindergarten gave Mr. LaRosa a break and took over as "Gym Teacher for the Day" and showed no mercy. She had our eighth graders complete quite a workout!

WANTED: Used Legos

As we constantly update and improve our Media Center, Mr. McWilliams is in need of LEGOS---lots and lots of LEGOS! If you have legos at home that are not being used and you are willing to donate them to our school, please send them in for our Epic Lego Wall. We are so excited to build this for our students in order to continue to spark their curiosity and creativity. Please help! Check out the link below for more information about this new addition to our state-of-the-art Media Center.

Financial Aid

Applications for students who will be enrolled in K-12 during the 2018-2019 school year will be available for parents. Applications for Archdiocesan schools, parish schools, and diocesan high schools can be accessed at www.blocs.org or by going directly to https://online.factsmgt.com/aid


Please know that no parent who sincerely desires a Catholic education for their child at Saint Katharine Drexel School will be denied registration because of true financial hardships. Each parish will address this concern on a case by case basis for their parishioners. Any additional financial aid scholarship, in addition to the parishes’ subsidy, will be predetermined, and awarded by the parish, prior to the start of the academic year. Families who believe they are eligible and in need of this aid are asked to contact their local parish office and request a financial aid packet which will include the request for all pertinent financial information.

Parent Association Weekly Update

Click the link below to see our PA's latest news and updates.

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

5/18: Race for Education

5/22: 1st Grade Class Trip

5/24: Pre-K and Kindergarten Field Day

5/25: NO SCHOOL

5/28: NO SCHOOL, Memorial Day

5/29: Community Homeroom, Jean Day

5/30: Kindergarten Class Trip

5/31: 2nd Grade Class Trip

6/1: Mass 9am

6/6: Pre-Kindergarten Graduations

6/7: Kindergarten Graduation

6/8: School Picnic 6-8pm

6/11: Full Day, Field Day

6/12: Full Day, Homeroom Parties

6/13: Full Day / 8th Grade Graduation 7pm

6/14: 11:45am Dismissal

6/15: Last Day of School / Mass 9am / Dismissal 10:30pm

Mission Statement

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