October 2, 2019 - Anchored in His Love
Peace - St. Francis & St. Clare
Dear St. Isidore Families,

Happy Fall, Y’all
Fall is officially here! Last week, we said goodbye to the warm days of summer and hello to the cooler days of autumn. The leaves on the trees are beginning to change, the days are noticeably shorter, and the air is starting to feel crisp. Hooray! It’s a beautiful time in nature and an exciting time at school. October is fun and offers many opportunities to celebrate the season including the Foundation Oktoberfest , Parish Fall Festiva l , Red Ribbon Week, Boo Candy Grams, and the ever so popular Halloween parade. I look forward to enjoying this time of year with y’all!
 
Dismissal Time Change Tomorrow
Thursday (10/3) will be a 1:50pm dismissal due to the SRVHS Homecoming Parade. It will be a regular carpool. I apologize for the short notice and appreciate your understanding and willingness to accommodate.
 
Progress Reports
Progress reports will be sent home today for grades TK–4. Grades 5–8 will bring home a progress report form. Depending on the grade, please either return a signed progress report or orange form tomorrow. Progress reports allow parents to check in with their child and see how they are doing in each area. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher.
 
Grades for students in grades 5–8 can be viewed in Schoology by going to the student view, clicking on “Grades” at the top of the screen, and then selecting “Grade Report.” You can then click on each course to view grades/comments or click download student report>view trimester 1>next>select all>submit.
 
Parent/Teacher Conferences
Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held next week, Tuesday through Friday, October 8–11 . If you have not yet signed up for a conference time, please take a moment to log into Schoology and schedule a meeting. As mentioned last week, children in grades 3–8 will attend conferences with their parents. During conference days, school will be dismissed at 12:00 pm, and Kids Konnection will be open as usual. If your child will be attending KK on a minimum day, please make sure they have a lunch.
Listed below are some helpful tips to prepare for your conference.

  Talk to your child: Ask your child if there is anything that they would like you to discuss with the teacher.
  Be prepared: Write down topics and areas of success and growth you would like to discuss at the conference.
Be on time and respectful of the teacher’s schedule: Arrive promptly, or a few minutes early, to maximize the scheduled time allotment.
Be open-minded: Be open to suggestions and input, and please share your insights and questions, too. We all share a common goal of educating and supporting our children. Please take the time to process and share positives/areas of improvement with your child from your scheduled conference.
 
WCEA/WASC Accreditation
Our school is accredited every six years through WCEA (Western Catholic Educational Association) and the WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges). It is time for us to begin this process again. In upcoming newsletters, you will find more information about the WCEA/WASC process. We have met as a faculty to begin discussing updates for our mission, philosophy, and SLEs (Schoolwide Learning Expectations). In the coming weeks, we will also ask for your input via a survey. Students, School Board, Faculty and Father Moran will also be given surveys to complete. Please look for the Parent Survey in next week’s newsletter and/or a special survey email.
 
SIS Golf Classic/2019 Book Fair Wrap-Up
A huge thank you to everyone who participated in these two awesome school events! They both offer a great opportunity to show support for the SIS community. A special thanks to the SIS Golf Classic chairs, Michelle Czarnik and Katie Merritt, as well as our awesome library team, Mrs. Lewis, Mrs. Miller, and Mrs. McEntush. You are all amazing!!!
 
God bless,
Maria Ward, Principal
Important Dates
  • Wednesday, October 2 - Progress Reports go home.
  • Thursday, October 3 - October b-day free dress. 8th Grade Cathedral Day. 1:50 dismissal.
  • Friday, October 4 - All school Mass (led by 6).
  • Monday, October 7 - ITBS testing for 6,7,8. 1:50pm dismissal.
  • Tuesday, October 8 - ITBS testing for 6,7,8. 12pm dismissal. Conferences.
  • Wednesday, October 9 - ITBS testing for 6,7,8. 12pm dismissal. Conferences.
  • Thursday, October 10 - ITBS testing for 6,7,8. 12pm dismissal. Conferences.
  • Friday, October 11 - Mass for grades TK,K,1,2. ITBS testing for 6,7,8. 12pm dismissal. Conferences.
  • Saturday, October 12 - Foundation Oktoberfest.
  • Monday, October 14 - No School in observance of Columbus Day.
  • Tuesday, October 15 - Halloween Boo's on sale.
  • Wednesday, October 16 - Photo Retakes.
  • Thursday, October 17 - Halloween Boo's on Sale. Disaster Drill starting at 12:45pm.
  • Friday, October 18 - Mass for grades 6,7,8 (led by 8). TK-8th Info Meeting 10am.
Prayers
Please pray for all those who are suffering or in need of our thoughts and prayers, especially Will Pringle who is ill and the Grandmother of the Chatman Family - Raya Berjas who is recovering from surgery. May God keep them in His tender, loving care.
PTG News
Mind the Gap: Thank you to everyone who has already donated to Mind The Gap! Every dollar counts and your donation is 100% tax deductible.
Please consider donating $500 per child to close this year’s gap in our operating budget. If you are employed by a company that supports matching dollars, we encourage you to use this benefit to help make a difference for our school. For more information or to donate, please click here.
To donate, please click here.   Thank you!

Thank you to all who participated in this year’s SIS Golf Classic! And a huge thank you to Golf Co-chairs Michelle Czarnik and Katie Merritt for all of their hard work ensuring its success.
Sponsorship
If you are interested in becoming a School Sponsor for the 2019-2020 school year please reach out to the sponsorship team at sponsorship@stisidore.org . Click here to view Sponsorship Opportunities. Click here for the Sponsorship Commitment Form.
Sponsor Shout Out: We’d like to give a thank you to The Frasca Insurance Group for their Bronze level sponsorship and continued support of SIS!
The Frasca Insurance Group has decades of experience in insurance both residential and business. We encourage you to contact them for your insurance needs.
Health Reminder
Time for your flu shot! Please remember that flu season is right around the corner and the flu shot is available now. 8th grade students are encouraged to get their shot now, before they head to Caritas, as it can take 2 weeks to take affect.
Common Sense Media Tip
Common Sense Tip of the week : Just like you'd ask your kid about their sleep, exercise, and eating, stay on top of their online life. Who are they chatting with? How do people treat each other in the games and on the sites they're using?
SIS Family Highlight
Welcome Ennen Family! Mike and Melissa Ennen, along with their three girls Piper (5th- Lettire), Brooke (3rd- Goetze), and Josie (1st- Devine), are an outdoors-loving, sporty bunch. If you miss seeing them at soccer games and swim meets in town, you can probably find them up in the mountains backpacking and camping or skiing. When forced indoors during the week, Mike works in the medical device industry and Melissa is an anesthesiologist.
The whole family is very excited to be at SIS this year and would like to thank all the families and school staff who gave them such great advice about joining this wonderful school and community.
Did you know?
Boo's are back by popular demand! Boo candy grams are a spooktacular way to surprise a friend or teacher with a delicious treat. They will be sold for a $1 at morning carpool on : 10/15, 10/17, 10/22, 10/24. Proceeds will go toward the SIS Student Leadership fund. Than you for supporting this fun and festive fundraiser.
Random Acts of Kindness
Random acts of kindness are deliberate attempts to brighten another person's day by doing something thoughtful, nice, and caring. Go out and spread kindness SIS. Please let the office know if you do or witness a RAOK.
We couldn't do it without you! Thank you to the many parent volunteers that helped make our 2019 Book Fair and SIS Golf Classic a success. Your dedication to our school is AWESOME!
Please bring a can of food to Mass this Friday! Please remember to bring a can of food to Friday's all school Mass. All donations go directly to
St. Vincent de Paul's food pantry. Thank you for your generosity.
Carondelet Open House
Save the date! Carondelet High School's Info Night will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 16th at 6:30pm. Open House will take place on Sunday, Nov. 17th from 1pm-3pm. Online applications are now open, the deadline for early bird registration pricing is Nov. 6th.
De La Salle Open House
Save the date! DLS High School's Open House will take place on Sunday, Nov. 3rd from 10am-12pm. Click here to RSVP.
SIS Give Back
What's Good Eggs?
Good Eggs is the simplest way to feed your family, all week long. It's an online grocery delivery service based in the Bay Area, offering fresh local produce, easy weeknight meal kits, everyday staples, and wine, beer, and spirits — everything you want and everything you need, delivered to your door.

How do families enroll?
To enroll in the fundraiser, please visit schools.goodeggs.com and enter the code, bulldogs19 before placing an order. 5% will be donated back for all subsequent orders from Oct. 1 - Nov. 30. New customers will receive $25 off their first Good Eggs order.
Foundation News
Please join us for Oktoberfest on 10/12 from 6-10:30pm at Round Hill CC!
The event includes complimentary beer flights and snacks during cocktail hour followed by an Oktoberfest dinner. A no-host bar will be available during the event. The DJ will provide music and dancing until 10:30pm. Attire is Oktoberfest theme or Country Club Casual. Best Costume wins a prize! Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
Scrip
Scrip News... Click here to order! Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere. Lattes, bagels, pies, bread, muffins and ice cream. Get the best of the season at Starbucks, Noah’s and Peet’s. It is always a good morning with a pumpkin latte, a pumpkin muffin, scone or bagel. Costumes can be found at Amazon, Target and Marshalls. Make those costumes choices early for your best selection. Don't forget your Great Pumpkin for the front porch at Safeway or Lunardi’s. Let's get ready for the Fall season using Scrip! Thank you for shopping with Scrip!

New: Invitations to Shop Scrip Online have been emailed! Check your inbox for your invitation! You can shop by credit card or a linked bank account. Once your account is set up you can purchase Scrip in three ways.
Parish News and Notes
SAVE THE DATE: Mark your calendars for the St. Isidore Church Fall Festival!  Saturday, October 19 from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
There will be food, drinks, games for the kids, a pumpkin patch, and more. We hope you can join us for this fun community event! For further information, click here .
New info: Student/Parent volunteer opportunities available. Click here .
Volunteer Opportunities- Week B
  • Auction class art project coordinator, click here.
  • Classroom volunteer opportunities, click here.
  • Lunchroom volunteers needed, click here.
  • Yearbook volunteer- looking for parents to assist with walking with the students during their enrichment class when they take pictures. Click here if interested. 1 PEP hour per event!
  • Parish Fall Festival, click here.
School Sponsorships
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