May 22, 2019 - Walking Together in Faith
Compassion - Our Lady of Fatima
Dear St. Isidore Families,

A sweet ending to a new beginning
This Friday, May 24, will be a 12:00 p.m. dismissal and the Class of 2019’s last day of being picked up in the infamous SIS carpool . We are blessed to have a school that serves students from TK through eighth grade. Many students began their journey at SIS as small, sweet, EXCITED little five-year-olds and are now ending their journey as compassionate, educated, EXCITED teenagers. St. Isidore School has truly been a home away from home for them and is, in essence, where they have grown up. It has been a gift to be part of their journey.
 
As the class of 2019 prepares to move on, so do many parents. They, too, have spent countless hours at SIS. They have worked in the classrooms, chaperoned field trips, served as room moms and dads, and dropped off and picked up their children thousands of times. I appreciate the time, commitment, and love they have shown this school. It has been a gift to be part of their journey as well!
 
Please know that SIS will always be a HOME for you and your children. The following eighth grade families are moving on, and we will miss you:
 
The Andrews Family, the Barsi Family, the Biles Family, the Cabeceiras Family, the Carney Family, the Coleman Family, the Connell, the Conte Family, the DeGracia Family, the Dublin Family, the Gibson Family, the Gin Family, the Giorgi Family, the Kennedy Family, the Lendall Family, the Lew Family, the Mazzetti Family, the McCormac Family, the Motas Family, the Novak Family, the Pacas Family, the Piombo Family, the Powers Family, the Rosaia Family, the Rossi Family, the Rusnak Family, the Sandbergen Family, the Schock Family, the Stapleton Family, the Stein Family, the Storey Family, the Torneros Family, the Vranesh Family, and the Wong Family.
 
End of the year To Do’s
      If you received a PEP financial obligation statement, please submit payment to the school office.

       Click here to order your child’s school supply kits from 1st Day School Supplies.

      Looking to get a jump-start on next year’s PEP hours? Click here to volunteer for Field Day on June 6.

      Room Moms are needed for grades 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7. If you are interested, please email rmotas@stisidore.org .

      Please return all library books or pay lost book fees.

      Check the Lost & Found bin outside the school office and in the Cardelli Gym.

      If you are interested in becoming Catholic, please call the school office for direction.

Fun Run wrap-up
Thank you to everyone who supported this year’s Fun Run. The rain may have brought us inside, but it didn’t wash away the fun. The kids had a blast! I am excited to say that we surpassed our goal, proving once again that together we can accomplish great things. It is always wonderful to see parents, grandparents, and family friends rally around this fundraiser. Proceeds will go towards campus/playground updates.
 
Let’s celebrate our retirees
Please join us in celebrating our retirees—Mrs. Bobich, Mrs. Doyle, Mrs. Esposito and Mrs. Kilzer—at a special reception on Saturday, June 1, from 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. in the Bensen Gym. Click here to RSVP. Please let us know before May 28 if you would like to attend.
 
Kids Konnection
As mentioned, this Friday, May 24, will be a 12:00 p.m. dismissal. Kids Konnection will be open as usual. If your child will be attending Kids Konnection, please make sure they have a lunch (CHOICE LUNCH WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE). Thank you!
 
This has been a busy month so far. Thank you for supporting the many events that have taken place. There will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. Enjoy your long weekend!
 
God bless,
Maria Ward, Principal
Important Dates
  • Wednesday, May 22 - Band Concert 6pm. Come celebrate Ms. Crossen's last concert!
  • Thursday, May 23 - 1st Grade (103) field trip.
  • Friday, May 24 - K, 1, 2 attend mass at 8:10am. 8th Grade's last carpool. Noon Dismissal.
  • Monday, May 27 - No School in observance of Memorial Day!
  • Tuesday, May 28 - Sponsor Family Info Meeting at 8am in the Hospitality Lounge.
  • Wednesday, May 29 - K Field trip to Smith Family Farm, 8th Grade Dinner Dance.
  • Thursday, May 30 - 8th Grade Graduation Mass 10am, Graduation Ceremony 5pm.
  • Thursday, June 6 - Field Day 8:45am, 12pm dismissal.
  • Friday, June 7 - Last day of school! All school Mass at 8:10am. Moving up ceremony at 10:00am.
Prayers
Please pray for all those who are suffering or are in need of our thoughts and prayers especially the grandmother of Abigail Augustson -Elena Cabrera, the grandmother of Meadow & Mia Chatman - Raya Berjas and Teresa Bowes. Lets also pray for our 8th grade graduates who soon will be embarking on the next step in their educational journey. May God keep them in His tender, loving care.
PTG News
With warmest gratitude, we say goodbye and thank you to these retiring PTG Board members: Angela Thompson, Melissa Twelvetrees,
Mo Smith, Christine Gaber and Helen Deviney.
 
We would also like to welcome our newest PTG Officers:
Denise O’Riordan Salyapongse, Theresa Dillon, Cindy Walsh, Meredith Norrett, and Jacqueline Korajkic . We appreciate your willingness to volunteer at our wonderful school and to work with our amazing and supportive principal and staff.

Save the Dates!
Mind the Gap Annual Fund
SIS Golf Classic - September 30, 2019
Sip & Shop - December 4, 2019
Auction Gala - February 29, 2020
Our school supply kits are ready to go for next year! 1st Day School Supplies has all the name brand school supplies you need. Click here to order the exact supplies your teacher requested. Not bargain brands, the exact supplies from your teacher’s list! The deadline to order is June 30.
Sponsorship
Please check your Family Envelope this Wednesday for sponsorship opportunities for the 2019-2020 school year. Please reach out to the sponsorship team at sponsorship@stisidore.org if you have any questions.
Click here to view Sponsorship Opportunities. Click here for the Sponsorship Commitment Form.
Fun Run
If your child misplaced cash intended for the Fun Run, please contact the office at (925) 837-2977.
Field Day
Field Day is Coming – June 6th, 2019!
 Field Day on Thursday, June 6th, is the end of year celebration with lots of fun, sun and activities for the kids! Help us celebrate by volunteering your time while earning PEP hours for the 2019-2020 school year! 
 
Please click here to sign up. Make sure to sign up for your child's grade so we can ensure you will be placed in their area. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call, text or email the Field Day Chairs.
Theresa Vodopich truizrph@yahoo.com or 925.895.4527
Paula Dalmada pdalmada@outlook.com or 760.415.0350
 
Please have your students wear their class color shirt. This enables volunteers, faculty, and staff to easily locate them throughout the festivities!

TK/Kindergarten: PINK
1st Grade: RED
2nd Grade: YELLOW
3rd Grade: ORANGE 
4th Grade: GREEN
5th Grade: BLUE
6th Grade: PURPLE
7th Grade: BLACK
Office: STRIPES
Did You Know?
Are you looking for a Summer Tutor for you child?
 Click here for the 2019 List of Summer Tutors.
SIS is in the process of becoming a Common Sense Media School! In order to do so, SIS is committing to deep implementation of the Common Sense Digital Citizenship Curriculum. We are dedicated to helping students think critically and use technology responsibly to learn, create, and participate. We would like to ask you to partner with us and support a healthy school culture where our whole community is invested in helping kids thrive as digital learners and citizens.

Look for further details on this program next week.
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.
It takes a village! A big thank you to Ms. Groman for all her hard work on the Spring Show. Also, thank you to the following staff members for pitching in to help out: Miss Moore, Miss Joseph, Miss Lettire and Mrs. Castillo.
Library Corner
The last day for Library classes and book checkouts will be May 24th . All books will be due that week as we see the students in the library. Balance owed letters will be sent home via family envelopes. The letter will state the book that needs to be returned or paid for by Field Day.  If you have any concerns, please have your student stop by the library.  Thank you to the many parents who help in the library – we hope to see you back next fall!
Challenge Success
Easy Summer learning tips for parents: Eat smart, eat healthy! Kids need help eating healthy. Without the structure of the school day, some kids tend to eat tons of junk food during the summer. Keep plenty of fresh fruits and veggies on hand.
Uniform Exchange
The Uniform Exchange is accepting donations for the summer. Please drop off your items at the school office or at the Daly's home.  Items must meet the following conditions:

Items must have NEW logo. Do not donate items with old logo.
• Donations should be recently WASHED and free of pet hair, lint, etc.
• Please NO torn or well-worn items.
• If the size is not visible on label, please mark the size on masking tape affixed to the item.
• All items should meet uniform requirements as listed in the handbook.
• We CANNOT ACCEPT non-uniform items or those from alternate vendors (e.g., Old Navy, Lands End, Gap, etc.).
• If donating leggings, biker shorts, socks, and shoes, they must be in excellent condition.
The Uniform Exchange Summer Event is scheduled for Sunday, August 4 from 8:30 am until 12:00 pm. All donations need to be received BEFORE this date.
If you have any questions, please contact Sally at sallmatt@comcast.net     
Boy Scout News
Cub Scout Pack 804 invites you to join them at their Big Bang Event on May 29th at 5:30pm. Click here for further information.
Summer Fun
Click here to view the all summer programs being offered at Carondelet High School.
Don't miss out on the fun! De La Salle High School will be offering sports camps/theatre camp this summer.
Scrip
Scrip News... Click here to order!
This is a perfect time to say “Thank you” to all of our first time SCRIP buyers, our new families and our outgoing 8th grade families who are graduating from St. Isidore’s. Thank you for supporting St. Isidore School and for making SCRIP a part of your routine. Did you know that moving on from St. Isidore’s doesn’t have to mean that your SCRIP buying days are over? We have “graduated” families who stop by monthly to place their orders, and we hope that you will do so too.
If Disneyland and Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is on the horizon for your summer plans then add a few cards to your order, and you will be feeling happy before you even get there.
As summer is approaching place your orders for upcoming graduation gifts, teacher gifts, Father’s Day and birthdays. May 30 will be the last day to place Special Orders for this school year. We will be accepting Classic Design Scrip Orders until Thursday May 23 so get your orders in! Thank you for shopping with Scrip!

Calling all Amazon shoppers! St. Isidore School is excited to now be participating in the AmazonSmile Account Program. The AmazonSmile Foundation kindly donates 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. To designate SIS as the organization of your choice please click here .
Volunteer Opportunities- Week A
Sponsor families are still needed for the 2019-2020 School year. Please contact the Newcomers Committee at newscomers@stisidore.org if interested.
School Sponsorships
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GOLD
SILVER
BRONZE
COPPER
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