St. Katharine Drexel School News
The teachers and staff of SKD School are excited to begin school on Monday, August 19th for a half-day with PS4 (7:45-10:45 a.m.), and PP & K-6th Grade from 7:45-11:30 a.m. 

On Tuesday, Aug. 20th, PS3 will meet from 7:45 -10:45 a.m., and PP & K-6th Grade from 7:45-11:30 a.m. 

We will start with full days and hot lunch on Wednesday, Aug. 21st. 

 Please join us for our first school Mass on Wed., August 21st with our parents assisting.

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

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1-9 RE Teachers’ Meeting will be Wed., August 28th at 6:30 p.m. in Room 203. Please consider volunteering your time and talents to work with our students!

Religious Ed. classes will begin on Sunday, September 8th or Wednesday, September 11th.

Religious Ed. Registration & 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 access the online registration, to view the RE calendar, or to contact Jon with a question. RE registration deadline is Sunday, Aug. 25th.


Beginning Wed., September 4th at 6:30 a.m., Fr. Tschakert will lead a group through a century-by-century review of the saintsThe saints are often regarded as some of the surest signs of God's activity in the world. All are invited to participate in this early morning group. It doesn't require any homework but does encourage attendance, reflection, and discussion.

Fr. Tschakert will also offer a study of the synoptic Gospels, beginning with Mark, on Wednesday and Thursday mornings following daily Mass. This study will require a tiny amount of homework, simply reading a section of the Gospels in preparation for class. In class, we will be using the most current edition of The New American Bible, but any Bible would be suitable for advanced reading. These groups will meet in Room 203 and will begin on Wed. & Thurs., September 4th & 5th.

We are still in the process of choosing appropriate materials for adult classes on Wednesday evenings. A number of parents have indicated they would appreciate an opportunity to gather while their children are in RE classes.

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, September 12th.

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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