From the Desk of Ms. Clark
January 25, 2018
The theme for National Catholic Schools Week 2018 is "Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.” This theme encompasses the core products and values that can be found in our school each day. We teach our students to become future servant leaders, faith-filled disciples and enriched citizens in our communities.
The events we have planned demonstrate how we are STREAMlining success through the areas of Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art, and Math each day at SKD. Please see the agenda below for this fun and memorable week for our school community.
It is known that SKD School works hard to provide strong emphasis on academic excellence, faith development, and commitment to service. We are committed to educating the whole child while living the Gospel values each day. You will have an opportunity to see those characteristics in action during our Catholic Schools Week events. I hope you and your family will join us. Please bring your friends and neighbors, particularly those who may be thinking about Catholic education for their children.
When you visit our school, I am sure you will be as proud of our students as we are. What helps make their accomplishments possible is the dedication and commitment of our pastors, teachers, staff, parents, and volunteers. I am thankful every day, but I want to make a point -- at this special time of the year for Catholic schools – of personally extending my deepest appreciation to everyone who makes our school a success.
As we approach this special week, “may Christ dwell in our hearts through faith and joy and may charity be the root and foundation of our lives.”
IMPORTANT- Morning Drop-off and Arrival
Once again, traffic and lateness are occurring due to parents not properly following the instructions for morning arrival. I remind you that the morning drop off is an express line; parents may not stop and get out of their cars. Please be sure your child is ready to exit the car once you arrive.
Students must exit from the PASSENGER SIDE once you have stopped at the curb. Children must not wait to exit the car until you reach the church. 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 or if your child is not ready to exit the car, you MUST park your car and enter through the main school entrance. You must report to the office.
No car is permitted pass the cones once they are being placed at 8:13am even if you were in line with the traffic.
When to Keep Your Child Home From School
- Illness that prevents the child from participating in activities.
- Fever (100° or higher). Students may not return to school until free of fever without fever medication for 24 hours.
- Diarrhea or vomiting during the previous 24 hours. Student may not return to school until appetite has returned to normal.
- Rash with a fever.
- Other conditions deemed appropriate after assessment by the certified school nurse and/or the staff nurse.
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!
Toddler Play Group
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WANTED: Used Legos
Wellness Policy Reminder
School Emergency Closing Information
Please see the School Emergency Closing Information posted on our website under Parent Resources regarding specific information should our school close due to inclement weather.
Please make yourself familiar with our school closing procedures. Please be sure to have a Back-up Plan for child care in the event that our school is opening late, closed, or dismissing early.
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.
Important Dates to Remember
1/26: Jean Day / Failure Warnings / Family Bingo
1/28: Catholic Schools Week Begins / Open House 12-2pm
1/29: Community Homeroom / December Catholic Leader Awards
1/30: National Day of Giving / $1 Dress Down Day
1/31: Parent Appreciation Breakfast and Visit
2/1: Free Dress Down Day
2/2: Mass 9am
2/3: Sweetheart Dance
2/13: Saint Bede's First Penance
2/14: Ash Wednesday, Mass 9am
2/15: Vocation Day / ABVM First Penance
Our youngest students experience STEM activities and explore Isaac Newton's laws of motion using straws, pompoms, and blocks.
Our students take what they learn and apply it to their own lives and dedicate their time and commitment to important protests that proclaim our Catholic faith.
Our students took to the streets of Holland to show their support and respect for all human life!