From the Desk of Ms. Clark
October 11, 2018
As we move through this first trimester and these beautiful fall days, our school’s mission is alive in each of our classrooms. Each and every day, the teachers and the students stretch themselves to do their very best work so as to make our world a better place.
While we are so proud of our school’s strong academic programs and innovative offerings, the most important work that we do is to help our students grow spiritually and form Catholic leaders for our Church.
I am proud and honored to be a part of this mission in forming our children as persons of kindness, compassion, and generosity. Each month our students focus on a service project within their own classroom and as a school community. Listed below are acts of Christian Service have taken place in our school last month and will continue in the months ahead.
As always, I thank you for your commitment to our school and its mission! Let us make a special effort to be more aware of God’s presence in our daily lives and pray for the grace to follow Him more closely. As we journey together, let us pray for one another!
Catholic Leaders Achieving our Mission
- Our PreK students along with their 8th grade prayer buddies participated in Operation Gratitude by creating Care Packages for our servicemen and servicewomen.
- Our Kindergarten students donated canned goods to the Food Pantry in honor of Saint Vincent de Paul's Feast Day.
- Our 1st grade students and their 5th grade prayer partners are working together. Students will be donating a book of their choice to another fifth grade student at an inner city school. First grade students will be making book marks to go along with these special books.
- Our 2nd graders are writing cards and collecting items to thank the veterans for serving our country.
- Our 3rd graders and their prayer partners in 7th grade are collecting Coupons for the Troops!
- Our 4th graders are hosting a coat and hat drive for those in need.
- Our 6th grade students are sponsoring a classmate for when he walks for the "Out of the Darkness" walk-a-thon. It is a foundation that provides counseling for teen suicide.
- Mrs. Kane is leading our entire school community in supporting Breast Cancer Awareness month and raising money for the Unite for Her Fundraiser. Students are selling Pink Ribbon Pins, Pink Lemonade, and we will host a "Pink Out" Day on October 19th.
AFTER-SCHOOL Clubs and Activities
SKD offers many fun and exciting after-school activities. Below is a list of the first session of activities and clubs being offered. More information including registration dates can be found on our school website.
- SKD Lego Club
- SKD Robotics Junior
- SKD Robotics Team
- SKD Performing Arts Club
- SKD Art Club
- SKD Cheer Team
- Young Rembrandt Drawing Club
- Irish Dance Club
- Go-Golf Club
Save the Date- National Blue Ribbon Mass and Celebration- Sunday, November 11th
SKD Annual Golf Outing
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.
7th Grade Scientists
Field Trip Time
Reading is Fun!
2nd Grade Engineers
Each week, our students produce our SKD Weekly Newscast. The video is always posted on our school website, but I had to include this week's in case you missed it. Check out this week's newscast which highlights our National Blue Ribbon teachers and students. We love these smiling faces. #proudtobeSKD
Important Dates to Remember
10/19: Pink Out Jean Day / SKD Infant and Toddler Playgroup at ABVM
10/22: SKD Night at the Flyers
10/24: High School Night 6:30pm in Gym
10/25: 11:45am DIsmissal / Parent-Teacher Conferences
10/26: NO SCHOOL / Parent-Teacher Conferences
10/30: Community Homeroom
10/31: PreK and Kindergarten Halloween Parade
11/1: All Saints Day/ Mass 9am
11/2: Mass 9am
11/9: SKD Infant and Toddler Playgroup at ABVM
11/11: Blue Ribbon Mass / Reception / Open House 12:30pm
11/12: NO SCHOOL, Pastors' Holiday
11/15: Veteran's Day Celebration
11/16: Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast
11/20: First Grade Class Trip
11/21: 11:45am DIsmissal
11/22: NO SCHOOL, Happy Thanksgiving
11/23: NO SCHOOL
11/26: NO SCHOOL