• School News
      Dear Parents,
       
      Welcome to the 2014 - 2015 school year. I look forward to greeting our returning families and welcoming the new families to our school community. The newly established HOST Family Program has provided a connection with new families prior to the start of the school year.  If you are a new family and have not been contacted by your HOST give the school office a call and we will be sure the connection is made.
       
      The school campus was not quiet this summer! Tony Balistreri and Rob Pheatt ran a six-week Stay Active camp, Jack Strange ran a two-week Math camp, and Kidstock ran a four-week drama camp.  This left a small window of time for our big project, the asphalt replacement. Tom Stoddard has been busy planning, organizing, and executing this project and others, to enhance both the school and parish environments. Along with the regular summer maintenance chores, smaller projects included an installation of a new projector in the Parish Center and the completion of doors and draperies. A Smartboard and projector have been installed in kindergarten, a large TV monitors installed in the Cougars’ Den (Mr. Strange) and the 7th and 8th grade classrooms. A multitude of other “little fixes” are being completed in preparation of the start of the school year. If you would like to lend a hand contact Tom Stoddard at 415-652-2992.
       
      Although we will miss the faculty and staff who have left our community, we are excited about those joining us this year. Positive Energy is the description that comes to mind as I think of the additions and changes within out faculty and staff. Laura Guild joins the faculty as an experienced fourth grade teacher who is excited to continue catholic school teaching at St. Isabella School. Erin Hurley, familiar to the St. Isabella community as one of our parish cantors, has already been busy planning for K – 8 music and liturgies.  Also new to our school community, with girls joining grade 3rd and 5th, Ann LaKose will be directing our school library program and our Foodie Lunch program.  Claudia Silva will be teaching 6th grade English and 7th grade history, Jessica Bleecker will be facilitating the technology instruction within the Middle School and Elissa Kuhr will be teaching 8th grade religion. Rob Pheatt has been appointed as Vice Principal and has have already been busy this summer assisting me with the preparation for opening of school. Along with his summer camp activities, Rob has been placing the textbook orders, assisting with technology decisions, and meeting with admissions. The newest addition to our school community, Hailey Marie Buckle, has been charming everyone she meets.  We are blessed to have such an experienced and dedicated faculty and staff that will support and guide student learning and faith building this school year.
       
      With each year comes renewal that keeps us vibrant and moving forward. We look forward to greeting your children on Wednesday, August 20, the first day of the 2014 - 2015 school year.  School hours during the opening week are as follows: August 20, 8:00 - 10:30 (No Extended Day), August 21 and August 22 8:00 - 3:00 for grades 1st  – 8th and 8:00-2:00 for the kindergarteners. Extended Day will begin its regularly scheduled hours on Thursday, August 21; 7:00 – 7:45 am and afternoon 2:00 until 6:00pm.
       
      As the school year begins please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher or me to discuss a question or concern. Jessica Buckle, our school office manager, is also available to help with many routine procedural questions. I look forward to working in partnership with you as we continue to form a strong faith filled community.
       
      Yours,
       
      Susan Naretto
      Principal
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    • In The News

      Dec 4, Middle School Night event in the Marin IJ.

      http://events.marinij.com/sanrafael/events/discover-middle-school-st-isabella-hidden-gem-mar-/E0-001-063784992-9

      Father Al 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.

      Here is KTVU news coverage of the St. Isabella relief effort:

      video:
      http://www.ktvu.com/videos/news/san-rafael-local-residents-pray-donate-to-typhoon/vCJWXD/

      article:
      http://www.ktvu.com/news/news/local/north-bay-residents-pray-donate-goods-typhoon-vict/nbwcs/

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    • Welcome to Saint Isabella
      St. Isabella School, in partnership with parents, provides students a well-rounded education, which includes a challenging curriculum and abundant opportunities to live out our Catholic faith in service to the parish and wider community. We provide a solid foundation for the spiritual, academic, social, and physical development of our students.
    • Upcoming Events
      August 18 and August 19 – Faculty and Staff  Opening Meetings

      Tuesday, August 19:  Student Council Retreat 12:30-2:30

      Wednesday, August 20: First day of  School - Registration,  Parent Coffee and Information - School hours 8:00-10:30. No Extended Day. Registration paperwork due – can turn in this morning in the Parish Center

      Thursday, August 21: school hours 8:00 -3:00 grades 1st – 8th, 8:00 – 2:00 kindergarten. Extended Day begins.

      Friday, August 22: school hours 8:00 -3:00 grades 1st – 8th, 8:00 – 2:00 kindergarten.

      Wednesday, August 27: Minimum Day - 12:15 Dismissal - $3 Fee Dress

      Thursday, August 28: Back-to-School Night- 6:00 – Parent attendance required. We will begin in the Parish Center with a short presentation followed by the individual classroom meetings.

      September 1, Labor Day – School Holiday

      September 3,  Picture Day – Formal Uniform

      September 5 – Welcome Back Family BBQ and Bingo – 5:30 – 8:30  We encourage all families, faculty and staff attend.

      Tuesday, September 9: 8:30 am - Opening Mass of the School Year – Full Uniform
      Parents please join us.

      Wednesday, September 10: Minimum Day – 12:15 dismissal (Faculty Meeting)  
      Extended day 12:15 – 6:00
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    • Accreditations

      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