Principal’s Blog

Principal’s Blog 2018-03-06T11:39:18+00:00

March 12th

Dear St. Katharine of Siena School Families, We are in the home stretch of Lent. The three pillars of Lent are prayer, fasting, and giving alms. These are ways we can put our faith in action. It’s “walking the walk.”  Model these three pillars for your children and they will follow your lead. This Wednesday, there is a movement for all schools nationwide to walk outside and have 17 minutes of silence in remembrance of the 17 victims and families of Marjory Stoneman Douglas School in Parkland Fla. We know [...]

March 12th, 2018|

February 13th

February 13, 2018 Dear St. Katharine of Siena School Families, Post Catholic Schools Week The pictures in this week’s blog are from Catholic Schools Week and tell a story. Our school is a happy place. We learn in an engaging way. Besides academics, we learn about things such as service, compassion, and empathy. As educators, we care for our students and nurture them in partnership with you. We are firm with them in holding high, reasonable expectations and teaching them responsibility and accountability. Thank you for believing in us and supporting us. As principal, [...]

February 13th, 2018|

January 24th

Dear SKS Families, Next week Catholic Schools across the country celebrate Catholic Schools Week. The theme which changes every three years is a new one: Catholic Schools: Learn, Serve, Lead, and Succeed. We are preparing our children for a world that is fast paced and ever changing. Experts believe many of our primary grade students will work at jobs that presently do not exist today. That’s hard to fathom. However, as the world changes exponentially in many ways, it still calls for us to teach core values such as loving [...]

January 24th, 2018|

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|