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
Auction excitement is definitely in the air. Be sure to stop into the school foyer next week to preview the class baskets and projects, they are amazing! The remaining auction tickets are going fast and are now available in the office.
Maui would be a wonderful get-away and you have a chance to enjoy a trip as well as support the school by purchasing raffle tickets. They can be purchased through the school auction website as well as in the office up to the night of the auction, November 15.
Auction catalogs will be coming home in student backpacks on Friday. Very important information regarding the online auction will be included as an insert in the catalog. Please make sure to review the material inside the catalog, which will include your bid number and step-by-step on how to register your credit card before bidding on any online items. The bidding begins on Monday, November 10 at 5:00pm. The Online Auction opens November 10 and continues through November 17 at 8:00pm. This is another fun way to support the school from the ease of your computer or mobile device. Have fun!
With your generous financial support of this year’s auction Fund-A-Need we can make a K – 8 Art Program a reality for our students. The arts enrich the quality of life and contribute to children’s development. With your financial support we can bring a dedicated Visual Arts Program to our students. An art program that builds on the students previous years’ skills and knowledge will enrich other subject areas as well, such as science, religion and social studies.
Pope John Paul II stated: “the arts draw our children closer to God.” He confirmed, “in order to communicate the message of Christ, the Church needs art.” (Pope John Paul II, 1999 letter to artists)
In gratitude, Susan Naretto
Parent Coffee and Conversation: Join our school counselor, Jane Mertens, for our second Parent Talk and coffee on November 13 at 8:00. The topic is Stress Management for Parents: How busy families can maintain their priorities. We will focus on tools to help families reduce stress and avoid feeling overwhelmed. This is a topic that relates across the grades and ages. Those in attendance will be credited one volunteer hour.
Scholastic Book Fair was s Success! Thank you to Cat Norwood and Julie Widergren and many volunteers for hosting a wonderful Book Fair. There was a great selection of books and many happy readers.
Thank you to our Student Council and eighth graders for creating such a fun day full of Halloween activities for the entire school. This has traditionally been a favorite day at St. Isabella School from the costume parade to the Halloween Carnival.
Are You Seeing Moustaches? Are you seeing a few new moustaches on campus? Mr. Pheatt, Mr. Balistreri and Mr. Stoddard are members of the St. Isabella team. The St. Isabella team is committed to growing a moustache for the 30 days of Movember (November), and in doing so become walking and talking billboards for the cause of mens’ health. If you would like to help, please visit http://us.movember.com/donate/. Once there, search for our team, St. Isabella. Thank you in advance for your support and participation. Take care and happy moustache growing!
David Roche truly inspired our Middle School students. Mr. Roche shared his personal story and challenged them to believe in themselves and not let anyone stop them from being successful and happy. Our students quickly looked beyond Mr. Roche’s disfigurement to appreciate this unique man. Go on lien and have your child share why he inspired them. http://www.davidroche.com. Mr. Roche reminded us we are all children of God and God wants us to use the gifts He has given, even when they initially aren’t seen in that way.
Admission tours and registration for the school year 2015-2016 are underway. We wish to invite parents of entering kindergarteners to attend a Kindergarten/Young Fives informational meeting on Thursday evening, November 20 at 6:30 in the School foyer. We encourage you to share this information with parents of perspective kindergarteners in your preschools and neighborhoods. We will be sending a school flyer home with each student and ask that you post it at a popular location in your neighborhood. You, our current families, are our best source of referrals. Please call the school at 479-3727 for more information. If you have friends or family members who may be interested in learning about our school community, please encourage them to call the office and set an appointment.
The Saint Isabella School Talent Show is coming! January 29 at 1:00 and January 30, 2015 at 6pm. We are really looking forward to a fabulous show, as there are a lot of talented students at this school! There is much planning and preparation that takes place in advance.
· Each performer or group must have a parent producer who takes care of costumes, choreography, individual rehearsals, etc.
· Each parent producer must attend tryouts, all rehearsals and supervise their performers at all rehearsals and show night. If the parent producer cannot attend each rehearsal, another parent from the group must attend.
Parent Teacher conferences are in progress. This is a wonderful opportunity for hear about your child’s progress. Be sure to read the informational flyer and keep yourself updated as details are shared.
Support our Garden Program while you shop. With the holidays right around the corner, now is the perfect time to get ready for company coming. You will find mums, cyclamen, pansies, violas and much more to brighten up the garden this time of year. Sloat Garden Center’s Growing Up Green Program is a great opportunity for schools to earn Sloat Gift Cards to use on the school garden. The next Growing Up Green week is November 1st through November 9th. Attached is your Growing Up Green Flyer. Shop at Sloat this fall to earn a gift card for your school.
Veterans Day: In the USA, Veterans Day annually falls on November 11. This day is the anniversary of the signing of the armistice, which ended the World War I hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany in 1918. Veterans are thanked for their services to the United States on Veterans Day. Veterans Day is intended to honor and thank all military personnel who served the United States in all wars, particularly living veterans. It is marked by parades and church services and in many places the American flag is hung at half-mast. We will be in school on November 11 and will mark the occasion with activities during the school day. Students are encouraged to come to school in Red, White, and Blue patriotic dress.
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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.