Principal's Newsletter

From the Desk of Ms. Clark

May 9, 2019

Dear Parents,


We continue to honor Mary during this month of May, praying to her with special devotion. Mary is the best example of motherhood, devotion, and a sense of hope that our Lord has given us so freely. During this month dedicated to Mary, our students offer special prayers and devotions to our Mother, Most Pure. I invite you to attend our school May Procession on Thursday, May 16th at 1:15pm. There is no better way to honor Jesus than to honor His mother.


May God bless all of our mothers as we celebrate with them on Sunday. In the words of Saint Katharine Drexel, “O Holy Mother of God, behold your child! I am not worthy but Jesus gave me to you. I am a part of His legacy; teach me to be all that a child of Mary ought to be.”


God’s blessings,

Ms. Clark

State of the School Address

Our final PA General Meeting and State of the School Address will be held on Wednesday, May 15th at 7pm in the cafeteria. Don’t miss this important meeting! We will be discussing our school, highlights of the school year, future goals, finances, and advancements. There will be $250 raffle drawing for all who attend and we will also choose the winner of our stewardship raffle. Please mark your calendars and plan on attending this meeting.

Sister DIane's Retirement Mass and Reception

In recognition of Sister Diane’s upcoming retirement and in thanksgiving for her 25 years of service to the parishioners of Assumption BVM, there will be a Farewell on Sunday, May 19th. The celebration will begin at the 11:00 am Mass and a luncheon immediately afterwards in the Parish Hall. All students and families are invited and encouraged to attend the 11am Mass at Assumption on this day. Students are asked to wear their school uniforms. We hope you can attend.

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Late Arrivals

All students (Pre-K 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.

Stay Focused

Even though we are starting the last stretch of the school year, please continue to help us enforce the importance of good behavior and a solid work ethic with the children. Thank you, in advance, for supporting all that the teachers are doing during the school day to keep our students challenged by checking at home to see that homework and projects are completed.

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Thank you, 8th Grade and Mr. Facenda

During our Fine Arts Night, we recognized our 8th grade Band Members, who in turn recognized Mr. Facenda for his dedication and inspiration.
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Gala Winners

Our Prek 3 students had so much fun with Mrs. McVeigh and Ms. Casey courtesy of the Gala Teacher Experience. Caroline, Mary, and Jessica went to the Giggleberry Fair, played in the game room, ballroom, and rode the carousel. When they were done they enjoyed some ice cream and took a walk to the bookstore.
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Letter K stands for Kindness and Kane

Our PreK students learned about the letter K and offered kindness to Mrs. Kane!
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Only One You

Ms. Clark enjoyed reading a special book to the student body and reminding them that can make the world a better place.
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Author of the Month

Our 1st graders are published Authors! Their 5th grade buddies got to meet the newest authors, and have a snack with them.
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Bug Stew....Ew!!!

Kindergarten is having fun learning about insects. They even made bug stew in math. They also love to practice their sight words by going around the room and swatting them with fly swatters.
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Thank you for keeping us safe!

Police Officer Appreciation Ceremony was a special day at SKD. Thank you to all the officers who keep us safe and protect us daily. We see you and we thank you for all you do! Northampton Township Police Department Lower Southampton Township Police Benevolent Association We are grateful for all you do for the kids at SKD!

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SKD Band's Very Own Roadie- Mr. Capasso

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Opening Week of School - September 2019

Our tentative calendar for the 2019-2020 School Year is now posted on our school website. In accordance with the Council Rock School District and for your reference, the schedule for our first few weeks of school for 2019-2020 is as follows:

September 4 – Opening day for Grades 1-8, Pre-K and Kindergarten Back to School Nt

September 5 – Pre-K and Kindergarten Orientation

September 6 – Pre-K and Kinder Orientation / Opening Mass 9am

September 9 – Opening day for Pre-K and Kindergarten

September 11 – Back-to-School Night Grades 1-4

September 12 – Back-to-School Night Grades 5-8

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.

IMPORTANT REMINDER

Students will not be permitted to participate on school field trips and other school activities if there is an outstanding tuition balance.

Parent Association

Please click on the link below for our Parent Association's Weekly Update.

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

5/13: 5th and 6th Grade Class Trip

5/15: State of the School Address 7pm

5/16: May Procession 1:15pm

5/17: 8th Grade Class Trip / PK and K Field Day

5/19: Farewell Mass for Sister Diane ABVM 11am

5/20: 8th Grade Trip to SKD's Tomb

5/21: First Grade Class Trip

5/23: Race for Education / SKD Spirit Night at Rita's

5/24: NO SCHOOL

5/27: NO SCHOOL, Memorial Day

5/28: Jean Day / Community Homeroom

5/29: Kindergarten and 2nd Grade Class Trips

5/30: Ascension Thursday, Mass 9am

6/4: Kickball for Kane Fundraiser

6/5: PreK Graduation

6/6: Kindergarten Graduation

6/7: Mass 9am / End of the Year Picnic 6-8pm

6/10: Field Day

6/11: Classroom Parties / 8th Grade Clap Out

6/12: 11:45am Dismissal / 8th Grade Graduation 7pm

6/13: 11:45am Dismissal

6/14: Last Day of School / Mass 9am / Dismissal at 10:30am

Mission Statement

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