St. Katharine Drexel School News
Please join us for school Mass with our 6th grade assisting on Wed., October 16th at 8 a.m. 

We would like to invite our parents and parishioners to our National Blue Ribbon Celebration Ceremony at 1:45 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17th in the Multipurpose Room. There will be several guests on hand to help us celebrate this awesome achievement. If you can make it, we would love to have as many people at our school as possible to help us celebrate!
Please remember to check your e-mail for your Weekend Update from Mrs. Charron and our school website for our October School Newsletter, calendar, and lunch menu. If you haven't been receiving the Weekend Update, please let us know in the School Office.

Please contact Sandy at 275-6994 or with any questions.

Please note that our new e-mail addresses end with “” (no longer 

We would like to install a new playground surface at our school. Based on research, parent feedback, professional recommendations, and total cost, our goal is to remove all the pea gravel and replace it with new rubber mulch in the next two years (or as soon as possible). To date, the Playground Project Fund has raised $20,172.47 of the total $34,000 needed. If you are able to donate to the SKD Playground Fund, we would greatly appreciate it. If you have any questions, please contact Sandy in the School Office at 275-6994 or

St. Katharine Drexel School Website:
Click on the link above for the latest information about St. Katharine Drexel Elementary!

Sundays, Oct. 20th & 27th: Class for Grades 1-6 

Wednesdays, October 16th, 23rd & 30th: Class for Grades 1-6 and Grades 7-9 

Youth Large Group meeting: All 7th-9th grade RE students and 6th-12th grade Y-Disciples students are asked to come to our Youth Large Group meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 30th from 6:45-8 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room .

Religious Ed. Information: Jon Konz, our new DRE, has put together a website for our Religious Education Program. Please visit and click on "Religious Ed" in the upper right corner to view the RE calendar, or to contact Jon with a question. Jon's contact information: 275-6870 x204 or

R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) 
will start Thursday, September 26th for adults who wish to be baptized, for Catholics needing to be confirmed, or for those of other faith traditions to join the Catholic Church in Full Communion. Please contact Fr. Tschakert ( or 275-6870 x202) if you would like to be part of this process, or if you’d like to learn more about the teachings and practices of the Catholic faith.

St. Katharine Drexel School collects the following labels to help purchase items for the school. There is a bucket at the Information Center in the Gathering Space for you to drop your labels off.

· Box Tops 

· Coke rewards – Coke products, including Powerade caps and codes (from inside of boxes) 

SF Catholic School System Position Openings: Please check the Catholic Schools’ website for new position openings in the system at

Baptismal Planning Class
Held the second Thursday evening of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Office Conference Room; The next class is on Thursday, November 14th.

Bishop O'Gorman Catholic Schools Gift Card Program

Stop before you shop! BOCS Gift Cards are available in the Parish Office during the week or after the weekend Masses. Such an easy way to help BOCS students and parents with tuition!
 BOCS Gift Cards are available at the Parish Office Monday, Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday-Friday and after Masses on the weekend. 

Other businesses include: Applebee’s, Bagel Boy, Barnes & Noble, Bath & Body Works, Buffalo Wild Wings, Century Theaters, CherryBerry Frozen Yogurt, Cherry Creek Grill, Child's Play Toys, Culver’s, Fareway Food Stores, Get-N-Go, Home Goods, HuHot Mongolian Grill, HyVee, iTunes, Juice Stop, Kohl's, Lewis, Look's Market, Marshalls, Menards, Minerva's/Grille 26, Noodles & Co., Panera, Papa Murphy's, Perkins, Pizza Ranch, Qdoba, Sam's Club, Scheels, SilverStar Car Wash, Sioux Falls Ford, Spezia, Starbucks, Subway, Sunshine, Target, TC Referee, Texas Roadhouse, TJ Maxx, The Gas Stop, Walmart, and West Mall 7 Theaters.

If you are not participating in this program, please give Tonia a call at the Parish Office for more information. It's free money for our schools and tuition credit for your student, another student or your
future student.
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