We are so fortunate to have such a wonderful school that offers our students such a strong academic program as well as a supportive and loving faith community. As the school strives to evoke the values of kindness, respect, responsibility, honesty, and Christian service, your modeling of these values is key to incorporating them into your child’s life. As we continue to focus on building an even stronger and more vibrant school community, your presence is vital. As I encourage our students to form new and deeper friendships within their classrooms and across the grades, I encourage you to do the same within our school community as well. Get involved. Volunteer in the classroom and school. Come to school and parish events. Join us for Mass. Let your presence be a lasting present for your child. They need you and we need you. Look at all the opportunities addressed in this newsletter. Remember, my door is open and are the door of the school and the church.
The Auction Committee will be holding its Wine Donation Contest! Your donation will help build our Auction Wine Cellar as well as help the class with the largest donation earn a free dress. You will find the flyer with additional information in this packet. For any questions, please contact Karry Bryan at email@example.com
– 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.
– Please remind your child they are to be in correct uniform each day. Some students are outgrowing uniforms and/or uniforms are showing too much wear and need replacement and/or alterations. Also leggings, yoga pants are not allowed on uniform or non-uniform days. Please refer to the handbook for clarification.
Divine Mercy Mission:
Father Anthony Gramlich shared the message of Divine Mercy with our students on Monday. The students enjoyed learning about Sister Faustina and the gift of God’s mercy. Father Anthony distributed a Divine Mercy prayer card as well as poster for the students to take home to share with their family. You can find more information at their website: http://thedivinemercy.org/news/story.php?NID=3139
Read Across America Week:
Our students are great readers, because they read! We want to keep them reading. You will receive the Time for Kids
catalogue this Friday, which includes information about this program. The program is designed to promote reading at home as well as adding reading materials to our school libraries. A letter explaining the program in greater detail is included in this packet.
March 3 – 7:
Read Across America Week
March 4 –
Mardi Gras Parade and Assembly 8:00 – 9:00
March 5 –
Ash Wednesday Mass – book/author sharing
March 6 –
Pajama Day and Parent Coffee – Parents read stories
March 7 –
Book Exchange and A Time for Reading
Celebrate Fat Tuesday:
Tuesday, March 4 at 6:00 PM the Parish will be hosting a traditional Fat Tuesday dinner in the Parish Center. $5 per person, children under 6 are free. See attached flyer for more information.
Get on your pajamas and come to the Parent Coffee on March 6 from 8:00 – 9:00 for coffee and conversation. Your child(ren) will be coming to school in their PJs for a day of fun as we participate in Read-Across-America
. Parents, you are welcome to wear your PJs too. Students must wear close-toed shoes with athletic rubber soles to ensure safely during recess and PE play.
St. Isabella Parish/School News:
Middle School Forum Night:
(part 2): Sunday, March 23rd (6-7:30pm.) Please mark your calendars! 5pm Mass followed by pizza, games and the Forum. Parents are welcome to attend. An Evite will follow shortly.
Lyn Gatti, the Parish PSR Director, has been contacting the parents of the students who have shown interested in taking an active role in Children’s Ministry. Lyn and Steven are working on the schedule and they hope to have it ready for the March 9th
Mass. We are excited about a more visible presence of our school families during weekend masses.
Family Bingo Night sponsored by PCB:
Please join us for dinner and a night of bingo on Friday, February 28 from 6-9 PM.
Father & Daughter Dance, March 8th:
Save the Date for the Father & Daughter Dance. Come enjoy an evening of Hollywood Glam 7:00-9:30PM at St. Isabella School.
Good news! The 2014-2015 MyTADS financial aid application
is now available for our families to complete online. Deadline: 4/15/2014.
Parents are now able to apply online. www.mytads.com/
While on yard duty we ask that you not use your cell phone, so you are able to give you full attention to supervision and also so student do not overhear any distressing conversations. Thanks.