From the Desk of Ms. Clark
February 18, 2021
In the Spring, I am thrilled that we will be expanding our current school campus with the addition of our Learning Center. Our Learning Center will provide a dedicated space for Mrs. Culhane and her students as we continue to make a positive impact on the students we serve as well as give the families a peace of mind knowing that all their children and their specific learning needs are being addressed. This new space will also house our Counselor Office, Catapult Remediation Room, and our Fine Arts Music Lab.
We kicked off our Annual Fund during Catholic Schools Week, and this year's funds will support the construction of this new building. I am so excited to let you know that we received our first donation of $100,000 from an anonymous donor. This is our largest donation since we introduced SKD's Annual Fund in 2015. All proceeds will go directly towards the construction of our new building.
Finally, I ask that you please consider making a contribution. All gifts are tax-deductible. In addition to your generous support, I truly believe that you and your family share our same vision of the value of Catholic education for our children, which is why you are being asked to be a part of this group of benefactors to our Saint Katharine Drexel Annual Fund. The letter below was mailed to all parishioners of Saint Bede and Assumption BVM. Please feel free to share it with others.
On behalf of Monsignor Marine, Father Mike, Mrs. Figueroa, and our entire Board of Directors for Saint Katharine Drexel Catholic School, we thank you for your support, love, generosity, and prayers.
FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION TIME FOR 2021-2022 IS HERE!
Grant & Aid Application Fee: $35.00 Your 2019 or 2020 tax return is required to complete your application. If you applied last year, your application will autofill. You will be notified by FACTS if any additional documentation needs to be submitted. The link is on our website, on the Archdiocesan BLOCS website and here:
Award decisions will be made based on the FACTS Grant & Aid estimated need.
This is a good time to remind everyone to do a mask check of their kids. As the kids grow – some of their masks are getting too small – especially seen in grades 3-7. Some kids need to move away from a child size and wear an adult size – just shorten the ear ties. Noses must be covered. If their nose pokes out or over the top of the mask when talking, then the mask is not the correct size. Remember to wash the mask everyday – and each student needs a back-up mask. You are welcome to have your child wear a shield instead of the mask.
REVISED Symptom Screening Tool
Please see below for the “Revised” Symptom Monitor Checklist which is to be completed each day. By sending your child to school, you are confirming that you have completed this health screening.
Health and Safety Reminders
As cases are increasing each day within our county, I urge you to continue to take necessary precautions to limit coronavirus spread in our community.
Continue with your attentiveness to washing our hands
Properly wear face masks indoors and outdoors when away from home
Maintain appropriate physical distance
No small or large social gatherings
Monitor your health on a daily basis.
Parent Association Stewardship 2020
Important Dates to Remember
Tuesday, 2/23: Service Dress Down Day Rescheduled / Saint Bede's First Penance
Wednesday, 2/24: Stations of the Cross
Thursday, 2/25: Good Time Ticket Dress Down Day
Friday, 2/28: SKD Spirit Day
Monday, 3/1: Facebook Live 1pm for Catholic Leaders, Birthdays, Acts of Kindness Winners
Wednesday, 3/3: Grandparents / Special Person Day / Stations of the Cross
Friday, 3/5: NO SCHOOL
Wednesday, 3/10: Stations of the Cross
Thursday, 3/11: Terra Nova Testing Begins
Friday, 3/12: Terra Nova Testing / End of the Second Trimester
Monday, 3/15: Terra Nova Testing / Third Trimester Begins
Tuesday, 3/16 Terra Nova Testing
Wednesday, 3/17: Terra Nova Testing / Stations of the Cross
Thursday, 3/18: ABVM First Penance / Terra Nova Testing
Friday, 3/19: Terra Nova Testing
Wednesday, 3/24: Stations of the Cross
Thursday, 3/25: School Confessions
Friday, 3/26: SKD Spirit Day
Monday, 3/29: Good Time Ticket Dress Down Day
Tuesday, 3/30: Service Dress Down Day
Wednesday, 3/31: 11:45am Dismissal