We thank our eighth grade students for leaving the Saint Isabella School a better place for their being here. The kindnesses they have shared are many: inviting others to join them, stopping chosen activities to help another students and teachers, identifying and organizing service projects to support the needs of community members within and outside of our community, presenting amazing musical productions, leading assemblies and Faith Family activities, preparing liturgical celebrations, and so many more. But most importantly, the sharing themselves; their laughter, their ideas, their faith, their friendship. They have enriched our school and parish community that will leave a lasting imprint. As they graduate tomorrow we urge them to return often for they are part of us, they are family. They will be missed. May God continue to hold them in the palm of his hands,
The partnership we share as we nourish young minds and hearts is the core of all our endeavors. Thank you, parents, for the love and kindness you extend not only to your own children but to all the members of the St. Isabella community; supporting the teachers with their classroom activities as well as extending your generosity and kindness to all the faculty and staff. It has been a joy to come to work each morning, watching the campus come to life.
I wish you all a relaxing and enjoyable summer, taking time to just be with one another. Find time to read as well as capture your adventures in writing, painting and song. Sharing adventures is a great way to learn. You will receive summer mailing to ready you for the upcoming school year. Mrs. Buckle and I will welcome your visits and inquiries throughout the summer and look forward to seeing the students return August 20. Thank you for a wonderfully successful school year. I hope to see you at our closing mass tomorrow and over the summer. Thank you for all you bringing to the school.
Yours, Susan Naretto
Congratulations to St. Isabella School Class of 2014
Names of graduates:
Laura Baquerizo**, Thomas Baquerizo**, McKenzie Barnes, Peyton Beck*, Kristen Bell*, Danielle Chan**, Jack Chase, Amanda Danku, Marcus Dergosits, Daniel Edwards, Isabelle Gentile*, Katrina Horsey**, Michael May II, Colin McCloskey, Ava Nordling**, Jack O’Connor, Lillian Raabe**, Abigail Ranghiasci**, Sydney Ratto**, Makena Regin**, Miles Sanford, Alexander Simard*, Jacina Szilvasy**, Sydney Taubert, Sophia Walsh**.
*First Honors GPA – 3.8 to 4.0
** Second Honors GPA – 3.4 to 3.79
Our graduates will be attending a variety of fine high schools: Marin Catholic, St. Vincent, St. Ignatius, San Marin School of the Arts. God bless you all, graduates, and may God bless you as you pursue your dreams, hopes and visions for your future. Come back often for St. Isabella Community will always welcome you.
Our graduate were awarded many honors:
St. Isabella Veritas Award – Michael May
Sister Jeanne Marie Bendik Service Award Katrina Horsey
Michael Basso Award to Marin Catholic High School Amanda Danku
Reverend Dingberg Scholarship - Peyton Beck and Danielle Chan
Marin Catholic Outstanding Student Award – Isabella Gentile
Marin Catholic Honor Student; Peyton Beck, Kristen Bell, Isabelle Gentile, Alex Simard
Saint Ignatius Distinguished Student; Michael May, Ava Nordling, Sophia Walsh
Interact Awards Peyton Beck and Isabelle Gentile
Interacter of the Year Miles Sanford
Phillips Morrison Library Writing Award – Peyton Beck and Jack Chase
Good-Byes are Sad:
We will be saying good- bye to Mrs. Adams who has served St. Isabella School for 25 years as teacher and administrator and Mrs. O’Rourke who has served as a first and four-grade teacher for twelve years. We thank them for their devotion to the St. Isabella School community.
Father Al will be moving to St. Parish in Menlo Park at the end of June. He has been such a wonderful priest and teacher for our St. Isabella School community. We will so fondly remember his high-fives
, his serenading the classes with Christmas carols, his basketball games, his laughter, and especially this remainder that Jesus loves us and is with us always. We wish he didn’t have to leave us but he is a humble servant of Christ Jesus who hears His call and follows. We will always keep Father Al in our hearts and prayers and hope he returns often.
The 11:30 Sunday mass on June 29 will be in his honor. with a reception to follow. The rectory is asking the school to provide five fruit salads to serve 10. If you are able to offer a salad please contact Linda Myers (email@example.com)
What’s New in Uniforms?
A boy’s V-necked sweater and girl’s cardigan sweater will be added to the formal dress uniform for the 2014-2015 school year. We will phase-in the sweaters this next year and then they will become a required uniform item in the 2015-2016 school. We hope all students’ will chose to add the sweater during the 2014-2015 school year. The sweaters will not replace the sweatshirt, which will remain a valued part of the uniform.
There will be a uniform sale at the St. Raphael school gym on Monday, July 21, 2014 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. This is a good time to see all the uniform options and check out sizing. You can also place orders on line: firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to welcoming you back in August.
We are still missing some re-registration paperwork and/or fees that were due April 15. We have made efforts to contact you but with Mrs. Buckle’s absence we may have missed your communication. If you have received these communications and you feel that our records are incorrect, please call us so that we can rectify the matter. If, during this busy time of year, you have overlooked this due date, please contact us this week. We want to get our
Smile Train Changes the World:
Our fourth grade class raised $1600.00 dollars for Smile Train,
an organization that provides financial support for the necessary surgery for children born with a cleft palate. With our students help we are Changing the World One Smile at a Time.
Thank you Mrs. O’Rourke for your dedication to this service project.
Rockets in Flight:
Yesterday all of the students assembled in front of the school to watch the eighth graders launch rockets made in science class with Mr. Strange. What a fantastic show! The rockets reached amazing heights and were met with cheers of delight. Thank you, Mr. Strange and eighth graders, for a terrific rocket show and a powerful lesson in “rocket science.”
INTERACT CLUB NEWS
A New Board:
The Interact Club of St. Isabella is pleased to announce the election of the 2014-2015 Board of Directors. (In our club all board members are co-positions.}
: Alex Lindquist and Conor Elliott
: Isabelle Gentile and Peyton Beck
: Ana Roudebusch and Sami Elliott
: Sam McClean and Randy Sanchez
Community Service Chairs
: Lucie Russell and Maddy Ago
: Max Kleineke and Matt Kostitzin
: Ashley Curtis and Ethan Wilson
Jade Cooper and Gellert Szilvasy
Justin Abbey and Bella Rendic
Publicity and Web Chairs:
Isa Santi and Nick Grissanti
Elise Chimielewski and Carolyn Mock
Sergeants at Arms:
Lindsey Bell and Cole Truex
Please welcome them to all to another year of outstanding service dedicated to others, with the leadership, fellowship and fun dedicated to each other. Congratulations!
Bags for Bulawayo (Zimbabwe, Africa)
: Our International committee raised more that $2,000 in less than two days
. 100% of the proceeds go to the King George VI Center for Disabled Children. THE BEAUTIFUL BAGS WERE MADE BY HAND IN THE CHILDREN'S SEWING SHOP TO HELP SUPPORT LOCAL PROGRAMS FOR THE NEEDY. More are on the way!
QUIETLY, DO SOMETHING AMAZING
A Dramatic Video by the Eighth Grade:
The eight graders prepared a “dramatic” video for the auction highlighting the importance of replacing the asphalt in the school play yard. Here is the link http://youtu.be/n77f_J4K8kM
goal this year has been to raise funds to replace the worn and damaged asphalt with a much-needed improved and safe playing surface for our children. We raised $5000.00 during the live auction but this does not meet our monetary goal of $20,000. St. Isabella School is extending this opportunity to donate to this cause before we end the school year and prepare for this summer project. This campaign runs from 5/27/2014-6/9/2014. You can send your donation into the office or donate through the Hot Lunch site on the school website. We are excited to offer 2 VIP passes to Conan O’Brien
to the first two donors who contribute at least $2,500 to our Fund-A-Need. To win these tickets, the school has to have the payment and an email must be sent to Karry Bryan at email@example.com
. Let’s make this new playing surface a reality for our children. You will receive a follow up letter with the Wednesday packet.
Get a jump of ordering your school supplies. You can order through the company My School Supplies
Stay Active Summer Camp.
Be sure to pick up information in the school office. Sign up soon so that we can get an idea of our enrollment. You can also contact Mr. Pheatt and Mr. Balistreri.
Many parents have inquired about summer tutoring programs. If you want to find a tutor for your child Pat Sanders, Laura Shine-Revilok or Mrs. Naretto for recommendations.
Jump Start Seminar for Middle school Mathematics with Mr. Strange
. This summer Mr. Strange again will be teaching his series of Jump Start Math Seminars
in early August [8/4 through 8/15]. These seminars will be Jump Start to Algebra and to Pre-Algebra
. Flyers will be in the office. Contact Mr. Strange for additional information. (firstname.lastname@example.org)