National Catholic Education Association
Saint 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
Dear Parents and Friends,
Spring is upon us and God’s artistic handywork surrounds us. This week our second graders are preparing for their First Communion that takes place on Saturday, May 2 at 3:00. Join us as we celebrate this beautiful sacrament with our precious children. Our Second graders and fourth graders will join together in preparing and presenting a special May Crowning Mass on May 12 at 8:30.
Our eighth graders received the Sacrament of Confirmation this past Sunday. It was a beautiful mass celebrated by Archbishop Cordileone.
Please return your signed Tuition contract by May 1, 2015. This helps the office with planning. We look forward to welcoming you back to the 2015-2016 school year as well as welcoming many new families.
TUITION CONTRACTS ARE DUE TOMORROW, MAY 1.
REMINDER – FRIDAY IS A MINIMUM DAY WITH 12:15 DISMISSAL. THERE WILL BE EXTENDED DAY IF NEEDED.
Join us for Grandparents/Special Friends - Generational Day - May 1st
Please join us in prayer for all of our school and parish second graders who will be receiving their First Communion. First Communion is Saturday, May 2 at 3:00 PM.
Our Fourth and Second grade classes are preparing a very special May Crowning Mass to be held at 8:30 on May 12. The Second graders will be in their First Communion dress and present flowers to Mary. The fourth graders have prepared all the readings and will crown the Mary statue. Be sure to join us for this beautiful Mass.
Please plan to join us for one of these sacramental masses.
Student Council Elections begin next week. Students in grades fifth through seventh who meet the qualifications for an office are encouraged to run. The week of May 11 - 15 qualified students begin campaigning for the offices of President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer and give their speech on Friday, May 15. Students interested in a Commissioner position, Religious Affairs, Athletics, Communications, Spirit, or Ecology, may campaign the week of May 18 - 22, giving their speeches on Friday May 22. In order to run for any of the positions students must meet the established criteria and timeline. Questions can be forwarded to the Student Council Advisors, Mrs. Silva and Mr. Pheatt.
WE COULDN’T HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT YOU!!!
JOG-A-THON - COLOR RUN - Now that was colorful!! The run is over but the fun is still on. Now the students are collecting pledges and turning them in by May 8th. The event could not have happened with out the planning and support of the parent committee; Jeanie Santi, Lisa Rendic, Rose Capurro, Marisa Hodges, Tony Balistreri and Isa Santi as the Student Council Liaison. The Awards Assembly will take place on Thursday, May 14 at 8:10 so be sure to join us in the front of the school.
SPRING FLING CARNIVAL - That was a delightful way to spend a Saturday! Thank you to so many of our Middle School students who volunteered their service. They certainly kept things jumpy with the busy “Jumpy Houses” and the hamster ball. A huge thank you to the Spring Carnival committee; Michelle Jaworski, Laura Wielt, Heather Gahan, Allison Cervantez, Jean anedo, and April Shing who put this event together as well as many volunteers.
Margie Burke Speech Tournament - Twelve of our Middle School students participated in the 33rd Annual County Wide Margie Burke Speech Tournament on April 25th. 6th graders; Taylor M, Cassidy M, Paige D, Sofia S, Sophia L, Antonio S (Bronze Medal- Dramatic Interpretation), Ginger N, Chloe W, 7th grade; Ben H, Ana R, 8th graders; Julia S (silver- Persuasive, Bronze- Orginal Prose), and Alex L (Bronze – Impromptu). These students proudly represented Saint Isabella School. Thank you to Mrs. Silva for preparing these students and we want to encourage more of our students to take advantage of this opportunity next year.
Teacher Appreciation Week (5/11-5/15): Next week a “Secret” activity will be sent home for the students to complete for their teachers. The PCB has a thank you planned for each day so be sure to check the details in next weeks newsletter.
ON THE HORIZON:
SAINT ISABELLA SCHOOL GOLF TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION OPEN!!
REGISTER TODAY, SPOTS ARE FILLING UP!!!
WHEN: Monday, May 18th, 10am
WHERE: Marin Country Club
Don't miss out on this fabulous day! 18-Hole Shotgun, Continental Breakfast, Bloody Mary Bar, Box Lunch, Happy Hour No Host Bar & Mexican Buffet Dinner, Raffle Prizes, Longest Drive Contest, Closest To The Pin Contest, and a Hole In One Contest (you could win a brand new Prius-sponsored by Novato Toyota). $175 per golfer includes all of the above. Not a golfer? No worries! You, your spouse or partner can still join us for the delicious Mexican buffet dinner after. (additional $40 fee applies) Contact Patrick Regin for additional sponsorship opportunities email@example.com.
Saint Isabella Night at the Pacifics’ game - Our school choir will perform the National Anthem at the San Rafael Pacifics’ Baseball game on June 10th at 7:00pm. Let’s make this an awesome, fun-filled evening, showing our school spirit and supporting our choir. If you haven’t ever been to a Pacifics’ game, don’t miss out on a really fun way to spend an evening with family and friends. We’re working on T-shirts and other special activities - stay tuned!! Get your tickets now by filling out the attached form, attaching a check, & dropping both in the lock box at school.
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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.