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
Lent is a wonderful season in the Church calendar - time set aside to renew and prepare ourselves to receive the fullness of life in the resurrection. It’s a time for a bit of a spiritual ‘spring-cleaning’. After all, the word ‘Lent’ means ‘springtime’. Just as a ‘spring-cleaning’ in our homes gives us a renewed sense of order and purpose, a spiritual spring-cleaning lifts our spirits, sweeps out the bad habits and creates space in our lives for God.
Lent is a great time to sweep our lives clean of any habit, attitude or practice that serves ourselves rather than God and those God sends us to love. Used well, Lent becomes something so rich in blessings that you will look forward to it year after year.
Spring seems to be emerging early this year. As you pass onto the school grounds have you noticed the tulips the children planted during Advent are popping out of the ground? Lent is a time of renewal and the beauty of God’s creation is a lovely reflection of His love for us. This Sunday we spring forward into Daylight Savings time, getting us up earlier to see the sunrise and giving use more light in the evening. The adjustment may be challenging at first but I find the ability to witness the beauty of nature rewarding.
Pennies for Patients is a service-learning project that had a wonderful launch by our second grade class. They gathered $123.43 dollars in donations during their Ash Wednesday Soup Supper. Talk with your children about the importance in helping others and what they can place into their Pennies for Patients boxes. Jesus calls us to assist the sick and this is a way we can put our “alms giving” into action.
What a beautiful Memorial celebration the school children and Father Mark presented this past Friday for my husband Daniel. The music and words were beautiful and so comforting. Following the service we shared ice cream with one another, a favorite of Dan’s. Thank you all for the kindness and patience you continue to extend to me. You are all a special blessing.
2015 - 2016 Re-registration: Your re-registration forms were mailed this past week for the 2015-2016 school year. It is vital to school planning and budget setting that you return the completed form and fee on or before the due date of March 13. We have growing waiting lists in many grades and would not want your child to lose their place. The form also includes a due date for the re-enrollment fee payment. Each year tuition and fees are re-evaluated and increases are determined based on expenditures and enrollment projections. Saint Isabella tuition for the 2015-2016 school year will be shared after the budget is finalized in early April. Any outstanding tuition and fees must be current to guarantee our child/rens enrollment.
Fun For all at the Spring Festival: Thanks to the committee that has stepped forward, we are ensuring that the Spring Festival (aka Fun Fair) will take place April 25, 2015 from 12:30 – 4:30 PM. The Jog-a-Thon gets us “off and running” the day before, with an opportunity to have fun while fundraising for the school. Parents are needed to volunteer for 2-hour shifts on Saturday, April 26. The committee is working hard - look for more details in the following week.
80's prom is now the 80's party on Saturday, March 21st, from 6-11 PM. Come in your 80's prom or your favorite 80's attire. All other details stay the same! Tickets must be purchased by Wednesday March 11.
Father & Daughter Dance, March 7th, 7:00 – 9:30 PM: Save the Date for the Father & Daughter Dance. Come enjoy an evening of fun at the “Spring Fling” in colors of pastels
Don’t forget to order your yearbook. You can find the link at the school website. Here are the final prices and dates: $50 - February 23rd - April 30th & $55 - May 1 thru the end of school (while extra supplies last). Go to our school website to place your orders now! Or just click this link: www.jostens.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
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.