Principal's Newsletter

From the Desk of Ms. Clark

January 3, 2019

Dear Parents,

Christmas blessings to you and Happy New Year! It is my sincere hope that you enjoyed a wonderful Christmas with family and friends. All of the students and teachers are happy to be back in school after a nice, long break. Everyone is already hard at work!

During the month of January, we are focusing on the Fruit of the Holy Spirit, Joy. Our students are reminded that joy is a feeling of gladness based on our circumstances, and that the joy of our Lord is established in our spiritual and eternal circumstances. For joy to flourish, we must focus on loving others and especially on loving God. As Jesus said to His disciples, "These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full," we pray that we stay close to Jesus so we can experience this fullness of joy.

As we embark on this New Year, may you be given opportunities to know Him more, walk in faith, and grow by His grace!

God’s blessings,

Ms. Clark

Save the Date- Parent Meeting

Our Parent Association is excited to host our General Assembly Meeting on Wednesday, January 16th. We welcome, Mrs. Barbara Tomlinson, who has been a puppeteer for 28 years and is certified in Kid Coaching, Life Coaching, and Happiness Coaching. Mrs. Tomlinson will present 11 Steps to raise a confident, compassionate, anxiety free child in today's high-paced, technological world. Parenting doesn't come with a manual, and these tips will give you valuable information on teaching your child life skills that will help him/her become a more confident and compassionate child.

Catholic Schools Week

Catholic Schools Week is celebrated at the end of January. Mr. Clifton and our faculty are planning for this special and memorable week. Make your plans now to visit school or tell someone who is interested in seeing our school. Our Open House will be held on Sunday, January 27th from 12-2pm. More specific details will be communicated soon. We hope you will consider visiting us during our Open House and tell your family and friends.

Sunny Days Summer Camp

We are so excited to offer a Summer Camp this summer. Please check out the information below and send your registration form and deposit as soon as possible. Spaces are limited.
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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!

Check out this Article and Video Courtesy of the PA Catholic Conference

Thank you for taking the time to visit our school and help us celebrate our National Blue Ribbon of Excellence.

6th Grade Scientists

Our sixth graders worked together when testing various conductors to generate electricity.
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Christmas Hugs

Ms. Clark always loves when our PreK 3 students stop by for a hello and a hug.
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Service with a Smile

We are so proud of our 4th graders who made the blessing bags last month. They were at again and volunteered for the Salvation Army Meal packing. With the help of the other volunteers, they made over 700 meal bags for families in need. We are so happy to see our students living our mission.

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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

1/4: Mass 9am

1/11: Gala Kick Off Pep Rally / SKD Infant and Toddler Playgroup

1/16: Jean Day / PA General Assembly Meeting 7pm

1/17: 8th Grade Pictures


1/23: Walk for Life 1:15pm

1/25: SKD Infant and Toddler Playgroup

1/27: CSW Begins / Open House 12-2pm

Mission Statement

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