January 8, 2020 - Anchored in His Love
Faith - St. John of the Cross & St. Teresa of Avila
Happy 2020, St. Isidore School Families!
Welcome back!
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and that you had a chance to spend quality time with family and friends. The extended break allows for fun and relaxation, something we were all ready for. Heading into a new year and a new decade provides us with a fresh start and a renewed sense of optimism. I am truly excited to see where 2020 takes us as a school and as a community, and I am grateful for the love and support you continue to give. The best is yet to come.
“Faith, it does not make things easy. It makes them possible.” – Luke 1:37
I find it fitting that the Gospel Value for January is FAITH . Faith, at its core, is trusting in God and His plan for us, knowing that where we are at this moment is exactly where we are supposed to be. It inspires hope and gives us confidence to move forward in a new direction, towards future ambitions.
Auction 2020 – Forever Young
You’re going to want to rally your dudes because this year’s auction is going to be totally gnarly! Together, we are turning back the clock and celebrating the most righteous decade ever, the ʼ80s! So dust off those leg warmers and tease up that hair because everyone is invited to support SIS at the biggest fundraiser of the year. Click here to purchase your ticket to this year’s school auction, Forever Young on Saturday, February 29.
Spirit of St. Isidore Award
St. Isidore School is blessed to have a community of parents who are always willing to lend a helping hand. New this year, the Spirit of St. Isidore Award will honor one volunteer’s love and dedication to our school. Please take a moment to nominate and acknowledge the efforts of one of your fellow parents by clicking here to vote. Voting ends this Friday, January 10, and the award will be presented at this year’s auction. Thank you again for all you do!
Calling All Little Bulldogs
If you are a current school family with an incoming TK/Kindergarten student, now is the time to submit an application ! Applications are due by Friday, January 24. Testing will take place January 27–February 7. Click here for TK testing. Click here for Kindergarten testing. We ask that you submit an application for your child prior to signing up for a testing time. If your child is currently in the TK program, they will be tested during school time. No application is needed . Current families are welcome to attend the TK/K Information Meeting this Friday, January 10, at 10:00 am. If you know someone who is considering a Catholic education for their little one, please invite them to join us. The meeting serves as a wonderful opportunity to introduce new families to our school and community.
Upcoming Calendar Information
Please note that there will be NO SCHOOL on both Friday, January 17 , due to a diocesan staff day, and Monday, January 20 , in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Tuesday, January 21, will be the first day of TK “Flip Flop.” At the end of the month, we will come together to celebrate Catholic Schools Week!
This weekend many of our 8th grade students will take the DLS and Carondelet placement test. This is a big day for them, so please join me in sending them love and prayers. They will do great! Have a wonderful rest of the week.
God bless,
Maria Ward
Important Dates
  • Thursday, January 9 - January B-day Free Dress.
  • Friday, January 10 - All school Mass(led by 4th) at 8:10am.
  • Monday, January 13 - 1:50pm dismissal.
  • Thursday, January 16 - 5th grade Colonial Days.
  • Friday, January 17 - Diocesan Staff Day, NO SCHOOL.
  • Monday, January 20 - NO SCHOOL in observance of MLK Day.
  • Tuesday, January 21 - TK Flip Flop (see information below).
  • Wednesday, January 22 - Progress Reports go home.
  • Thursday, January 23 - Faith Family Activity for students.
  • Friday, January 24 - TK, K, 1, 2 attend Mass.
Please pray for all those who are suffering or in need of our thoughts and prayers, especially Will Pringle and Mrs. Koskowich's sister who are both ill. Please also pray for St. Isidore Knights of Columbus member, Jay Cattermole who was recently diagnosed with ALS. May God keep them in His tender, loving care.
Auction News
Auction 2020 is full steam ahead! Tickets for the biggest fundraiser of the year are on sale now, click here to purchase.

Meet Charlie the auction dog! Click here for further information.
Wondering what to wear? Click here for the style guide.
Roll in like a VIP! Click here for details.
Win free tuition for a year! Click here for information.
PTG News
The last day to vote for the Spirit of St. Isidore Award is Friday, 1/10.
To vote, click here !
The Spirit of St. Isidore award seeks to celebrate volunteerism and honor parents who are role models to our students. The criteria for the award are not based on number of hours, but the quality and spirit of volunteerism. Thank you for helping us recognize the efforts of hardworking individuals who stand out as an example of exceptional dedication and volunteerism.
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: This week we would like to recognize In-Kind Sponsor, the Brown Family . The Brown's continue to be very generous to our school, this year they donated the Bubbly Bar at our Sip & Shop event and the pre-sale champagne for the auction. We are blessed for their ongoing support of
St. Isidore School.

Check out the latest auction donation from the Brown Family/Bishops. So fun! We encourage you to patron their business.
SIS Family Highlight
Welcome Huerta Family! 1st grader Sufia Huerta joined first grade (Devine) on Monday! We are so excited to welcome them to the SIS Family! If you see them on campus, please take a moment to introduce yourself.

The Huerta family are big fans of Pokeman, traveling the globe together, and experiencing new things. Both Sufi and Amelia love to bake and cook with their mom, and work on cars and play soccer with their dad. Both Michael and Razia grew up in the East Bay and they knew when they got married, that they wanted to raise their children here. Razia attended public school, Michael is a De La Salle alumni.
Congratulations on becoming a grandma Mrs. Reid! Mrs. Karen Reid's son and daughter in-law welcomed a baby girl to the world on Monday. Little Henley Karen Reid weighed 7lbs, 5oz. Everyone is doing great and grandma can't wait to hold her new granddaughter.
TK Information
TK Parents please mark your calendar , the annual TK flip-flop will take place on Tuesday, January 21st . The current AM class will flip to the PM time slot and the current PM class will flip to the AM time slot . This change allows students the opportunity to experience Mass, helps the child adjust to a full day of school and makes it equitable to all parents.

If your child is a current TK student, you DO NOT need to fill out an online application or schedule a testing time for next school year, 2020-2021. Please contact the office if you do not plan on attending Kindergarten at SIS.

Please help us spread the word about our upcoming TK/Kindergarten meeting on Friday, January 10th at 10am. Word of mouth is truly our best form of marketing.
Science Fair - Volunteers Needed
Science Fair is coming soon! Please consider volunteering your time on Wednesday, January 29th from 8am-2:30pm as a Science Fair Judge. For more information or to volunteer, click here .
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.
Hospitality team shout out! Thank you so much to our awesome Hospitality team - Alida Beilke, Kristi Brown, AnneMarie Carpenter and Brooke Corradini for going above and beyond to make our staff Christmas party so special. We all had a blast!
Challenge Success Tip of the Week
Review worst case steps with our child: Walk through what to do if your kid is being bullied online. First, step away. Ignoring a bully can be very effective. If the bullying continues, take screenshots or print out evidence. Then block the person. If it gets worse, report the behavior to a trusted adult. Talk about who those people are and make sure your kid has their contact information.
Girl Scout Information
Learn about Girl Scouts! Interested in learning more about Girl Scouts at St Isidore and how you can get your daughter involved. Open to all age girls (TK-8th). Join us for a parent info meeting on 1/9. Click here for further information. Please contact Susan Kelly, 6th-grade SI leader, with questions or if you want more info. 415-225-6052 & 5cakellys@gmail.com.
Scrip News... Click here to order! Welcome back and Happy New Year SIS! Stock up on all your favorites for the new year - Safeway, Pottery Barn, Chipolte, Starbucks, Lunardi's and Cinemark. Scrip helps you get the new year off to a great start. Thank you for your continued support of the Scrip program.
Volunteer Opportunities- Week B
School Sponsorships