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
The three traditional pillars of Lenten observance are prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Almsgiving, the third traditional pillar, is linked to our baptism. It is a sign of our care for those in need and an expression of our gratitude for all that God has given to us. Works of charity and the promotion of justice are integral elements of the Christian way of life we began when we were baptized. This year the Student Council has identified a charity to support during this Lenten season, Pennies for Patients.
Pennies for Patients is a service learning project that incorporates community service in to 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 you be helping patients and their families stricken with leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma and Hodgkin’s disease, but also helping children help others! Every school is a winner, because every student gets a chance to make a difference in the lives of others.
Will we be ready to spring into spring? Our school community always has enjoyed the school festival and it is my hope it will not fall by the wayside. We need a Spring Festival Chairperson or committee…that could be you. Come work with the students, teachers and other parents…it is rewarding. There will be many opportunities to work for your school community. I am awaiting your call.
Father Mark has scheduled a Memorial Mass in my husband’s honor on Friday, February 27th at 10:00 am. We will also memorialize our other teachers who have lost their husbands in the past months; Mrs. Thomas, Mrs. Ferguson and Sra. Perazzo. At my request, Father has granted special dispensation during this Lenten season so that we can all enjoy ice cream together following the Mass. All are welcome.
2015 - 2016 Re-registration: Your re-registration form was mailed today for the 2015-2016 school year. It is vital to school planning and budget setting that you return the completed form 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.
St. 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.
Morning Supervision – Students arriving before 7:45 must check into Morning Care. Drop off supervision does not begin until 7:45. The safety of our students as well as the planning time for our teachers is an important start to our day.
Two baby boys have joined our school community! Michael Paul Horan born January 31st and Francis Anthony Pheatt born February 16. Both boys are doing well. The Horans and the Pheatts now have one girl and two boys. Congratulations!
Admissions - We continue to hold admission tours for interested families. Continue spreading the news of our wonderful school. Our goal is to increase our enrollment.
Good news! 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.