Principal’s Blog

Principal’s Blog 2017-09-27T18:00:24+00:00

January 11th

Dear St. Katharine of Siena School Families, Happy New Year to our SKS Community and many blessings to you and your families in 2018. Congratulations to all of us! We have actually had two full days of school with the likelihood of more to come.  Don’t you just love hearing my voice at 5:30 am? In the “good news” department I am pleased to share with you: In December, we were asked to turn in our Mid-Term Report for our Middle States Accreditation in 2014. It is the half way [...]

January 11th, 2018|

Merry Christmas!

Dear St.  Katharine of Siena School Families, At both the Christmas Concert last week and last night at Christmas Tableau, many parents thanked teachers and me for the reminder of the reason for this Advent / Christmas season. Those two prayerful nights from the hearts of our students are a reminder of our faith, and helps us to keep our priorities as Catholics intact. With the hectic pace of life it is easy to get overwhelmed and lose focus on what’s most important. As well, those two nights are a [...]

December 21st, 2017|

December 13th

Dear SKS Families, SKS Advent and Christmas Events  Special Christmas events took place last week and this past weekend.  Many thanks to Katie Brogan and her many elf helpers who made our Santa Secret Workshop a fun event for our students. This past Sunday, thanks to Renee de Gennaro, Alexis DiTomasso and many more volunteer elves, our Breakfast with Santa provided another family fun event for our parish and school community. Santa Claus photographer Julie Hayes requests that anyone who wants the electronic copy of their Santa picture to contact her by email. The KG - 4 Christmas Concert is tonight in Church at [...]

December 13th, 2017|

November 29th edition

Dear SKS Families, The pictures above are from today. Thanks to a number of volunteer moms and dads, we had a "buddy read" and a silent sustained reading (SSR) period.  The students were great today and I was proud of them. While this was going on, our teachers were being in serviced by a teacher/coach from the Delaware County Intermediate Unit (DCIU) on "Anxiety in a Classroom Setting."  You may have heard me say often: "The brain needs a safe place to learn," that's physically, mentally and emotionally. The information below is about a speaker [...]

November 29th, 2017|

Thanksgiving Blog

“A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the mother of all other virtues.”                                                                                       Cicero Dear SKS Families,                  Last Wednesday, we had the annual 8th Grade Mass of Thanksgiving.  At this mass our 8th graders honor and thank their parents for the many sacrifices they make for their families. Unconditional love almost always requires sacrifice.  Monsignor Brouwers, in his homily, reminded the Class of 2018 that their parents often sacrifice their own needs for the welfare of their children. In many instances, parents who are sending a child [...]

November 21st, 2017|

November 7th edition

The Foundation of Learning - Reading / ELA From KG to 8th Grade during the school year, I will ask the students a basic education question: What is the fastest way to get smarter?  The answer is a simple one word answer. It's four letters begins with an "R," ends in a "D," and has two vowels in the middle. Got the answer? It's READ! All academic learning starts with mastery of reading and language. Our English Language Arts (ELA) classes encompass many facets: Reading, Writing, Grammar, Vocabulary, Spelling, Listening, Speaking, Library and [...]

November 7th, 2017|