Mission Statement – St. Didacus Parish School is a Catholic elementary school engaged with parents, children and community in the ongoing educational development of the student. We empower the student to be spiritually, academically and socially prepared to live today and tomorrow, both morally and effectively.
St. Didacus Parish School shares the common mission of Catholic education to proclaim the message of Jesus, to create Christian community, to worship God, and to serve one another and the world. Our school supports and enhances the parents’ role as the primary educators of their children.
We engage students from all cultural backgrounds in a developmental curriculum promoting spiritual growth, academic excellence, and social responsibility. The school identifies its wider community as faculty and staff, students, families, parish interested outside individuals and groups, neighbors and alumni. Within this dynamic, the young learner develops as a whole child, grounded in God’s love, preparing to shape his/her life pattern of excellence, morality, service and commitment.
Schoolwide Learning Expectations
A St. Didacus graduate will be:
1. A Christ-centered person who:
a. knows, respects, and values Catholic beliefs
b. respects and appreciates God’s gifts
c. understands that moral choices have consequences
d. answers the Gospel’s call to serve others
2. A life-long learner who:
a. uses information, technology, and media responsibly
b. learns independently and cooperatively
c. practices critical thinking, problem-solving, and
d. applies organizational skills to achieve short and
long term goals
e. knows the importance of physical well-being
f. demonstrates his/her best effort in using his/her God-given
3. An effective communicator who:
a. reads for understanding
b. writes and articulates ideas clearly and correctly
c. actively listens
d. has experienced a wide range of activities in the
4. A responsible citizen who:
a. is reliable, trustworthy, and courteous
b. demonstrates an awareness of cultural diversity
c. learns and practices civic responsibilities both
locally and globally.
School Day, K-8
- Morning Bell
- Students are required to be quietly standing in their class line
- Morning assembly and prayer
- Morning Recess
- D.E.A.R: The entire school community will Drop Everything And Read
- Afternoon dismissal
Noon Dismissal on Minimum Days
- Extended Care is provided from 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. and from 2:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Regular Days and from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Minimum Days, for the well-being and safety of all the students.
- After 7:30 a.m. students are released to supervised play in the Little Yard.
- Students who are not picked up by 3 p.m. on Regular Days and 12 p.m. on Minimum Days are required to sign in at Extended Care. This is in the Big Yard every afternoon.
- There are no exceptions to this; for their own safety, no students are allowed on campus without supervision.
- There is a special Extended Care Handbook covering general matters of policy. There are charges during this period of care.