Weekly Newsletter for January 19, 2018

Dear Families and Friends,

The faculty, staff and I appreciate the gracious Christmas gifts we received by you all. Please see the attached thank you card from the entire faculty and staff.  Your kindness and generosity is very humbling.

The 5th graders from the school and parish have prepared a beautiful Mass for this  Saturday at 5:00. Come celebrate with us and then come to the Parish Center for the Annual Super Bowl Party.

Parish and School SuperBowl Party – January 20 from 6:00 – 8:30, following the 5:00pm Spirit Mass prepared by the school and PSR 5th grade classes. Come join the family fun and wear your favorite football team wear.. Be sure to find it in heir backpack. The Annual Super Bowl Party benefits the School and parish. It is great fun and food. We hope you see you. See the attached flyer for details. (See Attached Flyer)

Catholic Schools week begins at the end of this month, January 28. The theme is Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service. This theme highlights the three dimensions of Catholic schooling that set our schools apart from other educational institutions. Students are taught faith, not just religious basics in the academic sense, but how to build a relationship with God. Our academic programs, which hold students to very high standards, enable each child to reach his/her potential. Service to others is taught both as an expression of faith and good citizenship. Catholic Schools Week will be celebrated January 28 – February 4, 2018. We will begin the celebration with 9:00 Mass on Sunday, January 28, followed by our Annual Open House and Science Fair Exhibit from 10:00 until 12:00. There will be activities throughout the week to celebrate our Catholic School identity. Be sure to join us as we celebrate together.

It’s that time again! The annual Jog-A-Thon serves as one of the key fundraisers for our school. This year, the students will once again walk, jog, or run as many laps as they can in 20-30 minutes, depending on grade. The theme this year “Heroes on the Go!” seems to be catching on with great enthusiasm!

Flyers in the backpack alert! One flyer is a physical sponsor sheet for “in person” collection of sponsors. The other flyer is a required T-shirt order form and needs to be completed and returned to the school with a registration fee of $5.00, no later then Monday January 22nd. PLEASE do register your child online for the event and submit the completed t-shirt order form ASAP. 

Sharing your registration online with your social media network or creating an e-mail list for sending your “ask” to friends and family proves to be the easiest and most successful way to support students as they attempt to raise funds. Please click on the link below and register your child today.  Let’s help Saint Isabella Cougars achieve their fitness goals and support school programs at the same time! On your mark, get set, register!

Jog-A-Thon 2018 Registration Link – www.thegetmovincrew

Questions?

Contact Suzanne Egan, JAT 2018 Chair

szdegan@gmail.com

Spread the Word

With school tours happening weekly, as well as assessments and shadowing dates being set up, your support is important in promoting our excellent school community.   Parents choose to send their children to Saint Isabella School because we offer a Catholic faith-based education, a strong sense of community, strong academics across all grade levels, and high quality education in a small school environment.  YOU, our parents are our best ambassadors to potential families!  Please direct interested families to call Rob Pheatt, Director of Admissions, at 415-479-3727 ext. 112 to arrange a tour.

 Pennies for Patients is a service-learning project that incorporates community service into the classroom. Through community service, students learn new skills, assume responsibilities, become aware of the needs of others and learn the importance of unselfish serving and giving. Community service links students to the wider community and exposes them to people and situations outside their previous experiences.  Our students will have the satisfaction of knowing that their spare change made a difference in the lives of people in our community. Not only will they be helping patients and their families stricken with leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma and Hodgkin’s disease, but also helping children help others!  Every student gets a chance to make a difference in the lives of others. Our students will be collecting “spare” change throughout the month of January, culminating in Catholic Schools Week. Students will bring collection boxes home, brought back when filled, and the change will be placed in their classroom boxes throughout the month. As a thank you, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Presenter will give a pizza party to the class that collects the most money.

How are you doing with fulfilling your required 30 service hours and 4 yard duties? You should have received a message from Parent Booker notifying you of your completed hours. We continue to be in need of volunteers for lunchtime yard duty (each family is required to complete 4) as well as morning carline. Yard duty spots are widely available and you are needed. What greater place to volunteer than with our children. I would greatly appreciate morning carline volunteers. You can find both these opportunities and many more volunteer opportunities on Parent Bookers. All volunteers must have completed their fingerprinting.

This month Saint Isabella will be supporting Terra Linda High School in a clothing and school supplies collection for children in Nicaragua. The drive will be from January 9th to January 26th. We are asking you to donate outfits for young children up to size 10-12. For a girl, you could donate a summer dress, underwear, and socks, and for a boy, a pair of shorts, t-shirt, underwear and socks. Please bring all donations to the bin in the foyer. We will also be collecting school supplies, like pens, pencils, markers, and crayons. Thank you for your donations!

Girls On The Run will return to Saint Isabella for the spring season!! We have the coaches, Anne Martin-Toups and Michelle Jaworski, and are hoping to get more girls in 3rd – 5th grades to sign up. Girls On The Run is a 10-week after school program that uses the power of running to help prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living.  The season culminates with girls from all over the Bay Area joining together in San Francisco to complete a 5K run. Saint Isabella would like to offer the program for girls in grades 3-5. Our own 5thgrade teacher, Ms. Mac will be participating. If you have interest in having your daughter participate or you have interest in volunteering please contact Marisa Hodges (marisahodges143@gmail.com) to help with our planning. (See Attached Flyer)

Yearbooks make a great Gift! The 2017-2018 school yearbook orders are open on the website.   Place your order early for the discounted price. You can find the link on the school website.

SPECIAL HOT LUNCHES OFFERED BY OUR 8TH GRADE CLASS.

Please see attached flier for special hot lunches offered by the 8th grade class. Sign up for one or all; your choice.  Pizza meals include, large slice of pizza, side, dessert and bottled water.  Pancake meals include unlimited pancakes, sausage, dessert and bottled water.  Please place orders via the attached FLYER by the Tuesday before the Hot Lunch is offered. First special hot lunch is Friday January 26th.

** Please Note that Choice Lunch will not be available on these days.

Friday January 26, 2018 – PIZZA

Friday February 23, 2019- PIZZA

Friday March 16, 2018 – St. Patrick’s Day Green Pancakes and Sausage

Friday April 27, 2018- PIZZA

Friday May 25, 2018 – SURPRISE

Yours in Christ,

Susan Naretto

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