National Catholic Education Association
St. Isabella Catholic School is accredited by the Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA). WCEA accredits Catholic elementary and secondary schools in nine western states (26 (arch) dioceses) and the US Territory of Guam. WCEA co-accredits and is in partnership with three Regional agencies (WASC, NAAS, NCA) and two private agencies (CAIS and HAIS). WCEA began in 1957 in San Francisco and has a long and successful history of assisting school improvement through the accreditation process.
Western Association of Schools & Colleges
As we continue our Lenten journey, I would like to share another reflection from Mother Teresa. May we take time to share kindness with one another in the small ways that touch our hearts and share Christ’s love with one another.
“Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.”
This Sunday is Palm Sunday. Next week we celebrate the events of Easter through our Holy Week Reflections. These celebrations are most significant as the events of Easter are central to our Catholic Faith. It is therefore my hope that this Easter, families find time to reflect and celebrate the ultimate sacrifice that Jesus made for us. The mystery of Easter is not just focused on the death of Jesus but, more importantly, on the Resurrection. The third and seventh grade students are preparing the Holy Week liturgy we will celebrate on Tuesday at 8:30. We hope you will join us.
We appreciate your timeliness in sending in your registration. We do have grades with waiting lists and if you have not registered, there is a chance your child may lose their spot. Saint Isabella is a wonderful learning environment that continues to be strengthened by all of our families, and I look forward to see your return next school year with the exception of our families that will be “graduating” along with their eighth grade child. If you have any concerns please contact me.
The Color Run/Jogathon’s first Money Jump will be held on Monday, March 30th. Students must have turned in $50 or more in sponsorships by this Friday, March 27th to participate in the March 30th money jump.
Friday, March 27 at 6:00 PM! Please join us for this Men’s Club sponsored event. There will be a pasta dinner on sale for $5 per person.
The annual Margie Burke Speech Tournament is April 25th at Ross School. St. Isabella Students have medaled every year of their participation. This tournament is open to all 6th-8th graders. Please see Mrs. Silva if you are interested. Regular meetings/practices will begin next week.
Don’t forget to order you yearbook. You can find the link at the school website.
Spring Carnival: Hours are actually 12:30 -4:30. It was put in the previous newsletter as 12-4. This Friday all students will be sent home with 5 raffle tickets. We ask that each student participate and sell at least 5 raffle tickets for the Spring Carnival. First prize is $500 cash! Student who sells the most raffle tickets will win a mystery number of attraction tickets to use at the carnival. Class that sells the most will win a free dress. Additional tickets to sell are in the school office.
JOG-A-THON - Fitness is always an emphasis in our Physical Education classes, working on strength, flexibility, and aerobic activity. The upcoming Jog-a-Thon will be a great way of encompassing fitness into our St. Isabella’s community. The Jog-A-Thon is an event that will not only benefit school directly, but will provide the opportunity to build healthier kids. I look forward to your participation in the Jog-A-thon! Save the date to join the fun, April 24. With more fun to follow, the Spring Festival (aka Fun Fair) takes place on Saturday, April 25 from 12:00 – 4:00. Mark for calendar for these great family events, and if you are looking for volunteer hours you will find many offerings on Parent Booker.
Golf Tournament. Save the Date: May 18th at Marin Country Club. Registration coming soon. We are looking for sponsors of the event please see attached form. Please consider sponsoring in any way!
WHAT’S UP FOR THIS SUMMER? Saint Isabella School will be offering Reading and Writing Summer Camps this year. Mrs. Kuhr, Miss Guild and Mrs. LaKose will be offering opportunities for incoming 3rd through 8th graders. This is a wonderful opportunity to increase and improve writing skills in a fun and creative environment. Be sure to see the accompanying flyer as well as visit the EB website to learn more as well as enroll your child. ebcamps.com
STAY ACTIVE CAMP WITH TONY AND ROB Do you have something planned for your children during Easter break as well as this summer? If not, Mr. Balistreri and Mr. Pheatt are holding their Stay Active Camp during the Easter Break, April 6-10. See attached flyer. This will be a prelude to their annual Stay Active Summer Camp. Be sure to pick up information in the school office. Easter break is rapidly approaching. Sign up soon so that we can get an idea of our enrollment. Thank you. - Tony and Rob
Financial Aide - No one will be eligible for any form of financial aide unless they have applied through myTADS. Families that are still within their first calendar year of enrollment at Saint Isabella School are encouraged to submit an application with The BASIC Fund. You are only eligible to apply during your first year. The 2015-2016 TADS financial aid application is now available for our families to complete online. Parents are now able to apply online; parents may access the Parental Worksheet in the Tools and Resources section under the Financial Aid tab of your account. Click here for more details - www.mytads.com
Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year for St. Isabella School. We are pleased to offer you a secure, online method to enroll for your payment plan with FACTS.
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Dec 4, Middle School Night event in the Marin IJ.was so touched by the generosity of our students in response to the devastation the Philippine earthquake inflected upon his hometown of Bohol. Engaging in a game of Money Olympics, $1650.00 was raised by all the classes, which will be sent to Father Al’s home parish and school. He has asked us to continue holding the Philippines in our prayers as they continue to be challenged with natural disasters.