St. Isabella Faculty, Staff, Students and Parents,
I want to thank you all for the wonderful Hawaii send-off. I really appreciate the thoughtfulness and time that went into the day. You did a great job at keeping this a surprise. I was totally shocked.
It means the world to me to be a part of such a wonderful community.
Auction News!!! Save your Christmas beads for Mardi Gras! You will find important materials in this packet. Your support will guarantee the success of this event!
Saint Nicholas Day is Friday December 6th! All students and their teachers are invited to wear Christmas accessories (socks, hats, sweaters, etc.) along with their uniform! They will also be given a special, surprise treat, compliments of our Student Council Elves as they learn more about the kindness of St. Nicholas (Father Mark). Join us if you can at 1:30 PM.
School Christmas Program December 18 at 6:00 PM: The children will perform a beautiful evening of music as a special Christmas gift to their family and friends. All students are to be in attendance and dressed in holiday dress; dresses or dress pants for girls (no bare shoulders), slacks and collared shirts for boys, and sensible shoes.
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: This local performance runs Nov. 30th - Dec. 15th ?and features three of our students, Zack Velyvis, Jennifer Velyvis and Katrina Horsey. This is a great opportunity to share in the true spirit of Christmas and enjoy a family outing. For tickets; www.novatotheatercompany.org or call 415-883-4498.
Yearbooks make a great Christmas Gift! The 2013-2014 school yearbook orders are open. Place your order before January 15, 2014 for the discounted price. See attached flyer.
Good news! The 2014-2015 TADS financial aid application is now available for our families to complete online. Here is what has been set for our school: Deadline: 4/15/2014. Parents are now able to apply online, https://www.mytads.com/ may access the Parental Worksheet in the Tools and Resources section under the Financial Aid tab of your account. You may also go to our school website and search under About>Tuition.
Middle School News:
TONIGHT! Middle School Night December 4 at 6:30 Our 6th 7th, and 8th graders, along with their teachers, will present an evening of sharing for all of our fifth through eighth grade students and their parents. You are encouraged to bring friends and family members who would like to learn more about St. Isabella School Middle School program. The evening will begin at 6:30 and end about 8:00.
Our Winning Debaters: On Saturday, November 16th, the Sonoma Marin Debate Society competed in policy debating at the Golden Gate Speech Association's league tournament at El Cerrito High School in El Cerritto, CA. The results are...
The team of Tom Baquerizo and Alex Simard went undefeated on the day and took top honors in their division. [This is the second consecutive tournament where SMDS fielded an undefeated team]. Michael May and Miles Sanford took home a winning record, and the team of Jacinta Szilvasy and Colin McCloskey put in a strong showing against tough competition. Sydney Taubert supported the teams with coaching as designated alternate. Special thanks go to Ed Baquerizo for his judging assistance... the kind of assistance that makes the league possible. Well done all!
Only once in the life of a club do we celebrate our charter. A reminder that next Wednesday, December 11th, is our Interact Club's Charter Celebration. Interacters, future Interacters, siblings, parents, Rotarians, faculty and friends are invited to come share this very special event with us! We are igniting young lives through service!
Rotary District Governor Eric Schmautz will be addressing the club and presenting us with our grant of charter from Rotary International. District Governor Schmautz will also be inducting each charter member with his or her Interact pins. The new Interact Club of St. Isabella will be welcomed into the District and “Service Above Self” by the presidents of our sponsoring Rotary Clubs of Terra Linda and San Rafael. We will be offering snacks and light refreshments. Dress is "business casual." There is a suggested donation of $10.
Parish and School Events:
Calling all Christmas Cookie Enthusiasts. Save the Date! Friday Dec 13th from 6:30 - 8:30 PM, PSR + our school will be having a Christmas Cookie Bake-off in the Parish Center. This will be an evening of fun, food, music, and Christmas cheer. Lyn Gatti is looking to gather a few people to brainstorm & organize this event. If interested, please contact her at 415-499-4650 or firstname.lastname@example.org. See attached flyer.
Parish Christmas Pageant The first practice will be this Sunday from 11:30am - 12:30pm in the Cougar’s Den. Practices are mandatory so if your child is interested in participating, be sure to attend this Sunday’s practice.
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.
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
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