From the Desk of Ms. Clark
May 4, 2018
As I write the date to my newsletter, I wonder how it can be May already. With only one short month left of school, time certainly does fly when you are having fun! Each day at SKD is full of learning and excitement!
During the month of May, we focus on the virtue of Justice. We remind our students every day that this Cardinal virtue enables us to give God and others what is due to them. Justice longs to see that others get that to which they are entitled. Justice requires that we offer praise and worship to God, protect each person’s rights, and be quick to forgive others.
Also, during the month of May, we focus on Mary, our Mother. 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 17th at 1pm. There is no better way to honor Jesus than to honor His mother.
As we honor Mary during this special month, let us remember the words of Saint Katharine Drexel: “Help me, Mother, to take from the hands of Jesus, in the spirit of humble love, devotion to my daily crosses.”
Prayers for our Community
Our entire school community lifts the Celenza and Roy Families up in prayer during this tragic time. Tyler was a graduate of our legacy school, Assumption BVM, Class of 2004.
May Tyler and Christina's souls and all of the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.
As our school partners with Mr. Kim, we will continue to make revisions to our drills and implement best practices in emergency situations. We will begin implementing some additional tools and practices within our classrooms and plan to practice a school-wide evacuation drill and reunification plan in the near future.
We are grateful to Mr. Kim and members of our local law enforcement who assist us in ensuring that we are using best school safety practices. More specific details regarding school safety and security will be discussed at our State of the School Address.
This is a friendly reminder to our families who have not re-registered for the 2018-2019 school year. Many of our classes now have waiting lists and / or seats are filling up with new registrations. We do not want you to lose your place. Knowing your intentions helps us to plan and budget for the next school year.
State of the School Address
Our final PA General Meeting and State of the School Address will be held on Wednesday, May 16th at 7pm in the cafeteria. Don’t miss this important meeting! We will be discussing our school, highlights of the school year, future goals, school safety and security, finances, advancements, and much more. Our Stewardship Raffle will take place along with our regular $250 raffle drawing will take place this evening and students will not have homework.
Race for Education
We look forward to our Annual Race for Education Friday, May 18th. Donation dollars continue to come in. At this point, we have raised over $20,000 for our school. THANK YOU to our SKD families and friends for supporting this fundraiser!
Students may wear their gym uniforms with socks and sneakers on the day of the race. Sunscreen and reasonably sized water bottles are encouraged.
Summer Enrichment at SKD
Class Trip Time
Spring is Here!
Check this out!
May the 4th be with you!
WANTED: Used Legos
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
5/4: Mass 9am
5/6: Northampton Days Festival
5/7: Grades 5 and 6 Class Trip
5/9: Spring Band and Choir Concert
5/10: Ascension Thursday, Mass 9am
5/16: State of the School Address 7pm
5/17: May Procession
5/18: Race for Education
5/22: 1st Grade Class Trip
5/24: Pre-K and Kindergarten Field Day
5/25: NO SCHOOL
5/28: NO SCHOOL, Memorial Day
5/29: Community Homeroom, Jean Day
5/30: Kindergarten Class Trip
5/31: 2nd Grade Class Trip
Congratulations to our student, Collene, whose artwork was selected from tons of submissions from schools around the area to be featured as the cover of this year's Lower Southampton 4th of July Parade book!
Congratulations to last month's Catholic Leaders who worked hard to demonstrate the Catholic virtue of hope.
We are grateful to our Student Ambassadors who give up their time to welcome guests to our Open Houses each Trimester.