Thank you all for your generous support of our school. There are many ways you can give of your time, treasure and talents to support St. Isabella. Your gifts – each and every one - make our community stronger and are so appreciated by our students and staff. With both the Annual Fund Campaign and the Auction happening this fall, you are getting lots of messages from us about fundraising activities. Based on feedback from parents who were concerned about major expenses in the spring such as taxes and the school registration fees, we scheduled both major fundraising efforts this year for the fall semester. While we are planning several exciting spring activities such as our new Golf Tournament, the Spring Fest and more Bingo games, remember that the Annual Fund and the Auction are our largest fundraisers – so please keep this in mind as you plan your giving for the year.
Speaking of the Annual Fund, over the last 6 weeks of our campaign, the Annual Fund has raised $31,100, which represents participation from 47% of our school families.
Thank you to those who have contributed over the last six weeks – Arata, Ariyoshi, Barreneche, Bixby, Bleecker, Bradley, Brown, Browne, Bruce, Bruns, Bryan, Buckle, Burns, Canedo, Capurro, Cassidy, Chang, Dailey, Davis, Ferguson, Frazier, Galetti, Gentile, George, Gibson, Goldberg, Goldman, Grisanti, Guild, Guria, Hackert, Hadd, Hall, Handley, Hayre, Hellmold, Hishmeh, Hodges, Horan, Hunter T&C, Hunter K&S, Hurley E, Kay, Kelly, Korich, Kuhr, LaKose, Lauster, Lazzarini, Lim, Lorenzen, Mac, Marley, Martin-Toups, McMorris, Mello, Mock, Naretto, Naser, Nienaber, Ochoa, Pass, Perazzo, Pheatt, Rendic, Riella, Rubio, Russell, Sanders, Sanford, Santi, Schiff, Schulman, Shepard, Shine-Revilock, Silva, Smith, Stoddard, Strange, Terauchi, Thomas, Widergren, Woo, Zachary, Zidek, an anonymous donor and five non-school families, Donovan (Parishoner), Ellis (Gahan), Knutson (Ebersole), Villalobos (Grisanti) and Woo (grandparents).
Our goal is 100% family participation this year. To make contributing even easier (and to give you that last shot of caffeine for the morning), the SAB will have coffee and pastries available at drop-off on Thursday, October 16
and Friday, October 24
, along with Annual Fund donation forms. Our Annual Fund Campaign ends October 24
but Annual Fund giving continues throughout the school year.
The donation deadline is TOMORROW! Tickets will go on sale next week for the November 15 Dinner and Auction.
Note from the Library
We are looking for books to update and enrich our school library. If you have children and adolescent new, gently used, or even unused books you would like to donate to our library, we would love to have them. Please place the books into a bag and label "Library Book Donation". They can be dropped off to the school office or students can bring them to the school library. Thank you so much in advance. We are excited to expand our library selection. If you have any questions, email Ann LaKose at
Volunteer Hours -
The PCB would like to clarify the requirements concerning donated goods for service hours. As stated in the parent handbook (under the tuition policy), one service hour is equivalent to $30.00 in donated goods. This guideline is to be followed when donating food, beverage or supplies to a school function.
A family will receive one-hour maximum of volunteer service per school event for a donated goods of food, beverage or supplies. For example, 2 dozen cookies are requested for a school function. The cost of either purchasing cookies or baking cookies determines your service time given. The $15 for 2 dozen baked goods allows for 1/2 hour of volunteer service and/or $30 for 4 dozen allows for one service hour.
Student Council Installation -
What a beautiful and dignified ceremony took place this past Friday. The students were official inducted into the Student Council and received a special blessing from Father Eli. We are excited about all the leadership these students bring to the entire student body.
The Animals Appreciated your Help:
Many of our school and parish families, and their animals, came to the Parish Blessing of the Animals this past Sunday. Students helped with reading prayers, singing, and helping with hospitality. We want to especially thank the following students for their service; Dean D, Brandon B, Kira B, Cameron D, Gracie L, Annie L, Noelle C, Cassidy B, Claire C, and Holly D.
Yes… we are already looking towards the 2015-2016 school year. If you are interested in kindergarten enrollment for next year, and have a child who will be five years of age by September 1, 2015, please call or stop by the school office for an application. We encourage you to share this information with parents of perspective kindergarteners in your preschools and neighborhoods. A Kindergarten-Young 5s’ Open House is scheduled for
November 5 at 9:00 – 10:00
. We want to continue to increase our enrollment and you are our best ambassadors.
We have been experiencing a virus running through
, which consists of a cough followed by fever. Please remember that school policy states that your child
return to school until they have been fever free for 24 hours (without the use of Tylenol). A fever is 100.4 or higher.
We are beginning to host school tours for the 2015-2016 school year. Tours will be scheduled on Wednesdays and Fridays or as needed. Our current families are our best source of referrals. 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 cameras are clicking and captions are being created! Be sure to place your yearbook now at the discounted rate so their children can enjoy the year-end, entire school, book signing party with their own yearbook. More
Charity Yard Sale!!!
The Global Book Exchange will be holding a yard sale Sunday, October 12 from 1:00 – 6:00 pm at 852 Del Ganado Road to benefit global literacy. For more information please visit