September 25, 2019 - Anchored in His Love
Empathy - St. Peter & St. Paul
Dear St. Isidore Families,

Happy news deserves to be shared
St. Isidore School truly operates as a family, celebrating each other’s happy moments and accomplishments, supporting one another in times of need, and providing comfort in times of sorrow. The connection we share is special and sets us apart from other communities. At Monday’s morning assembly, the students, faculty, and staff had a front row seat to an exciting “family moment” – Miss Devine’s surprise marriage proposal! The joy and shock on Miss Devine’s face filled the courtyard with loud cheers and happy tears. We have officially named the day “Marry Me Monday”. I encourage you to take a moment to view the proposal on our social media pages. Congratulations, Miss Devine!
 
Conference sign-ups
Parent conferences will take place Tuesday, October 8 through Friday, October 11 . Conference sign-ups are now available in Schoology>SIS Parents Group>Resources>Parent Teacher Conference Folder. Click here for group access codes. Please schedule a conference time for each child in your family, and remember, 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 you have any questions regarding sign-ups, please contact the school office at (925) 837 2977.
 
Take me out to the book fair!
Our amazing Library team and their line-up of volunteers really hit it out of the park! The Bensen Gym has been transformed into our very own field of dreams and is filled with books and fun. Please take time to visit the book fair after school, after mass, or at one of the scheduled events. I invite you to come on out to the “ballpark” this Friday from 2:50–5:00 pm for the family event, Books and Baseball. To accommodate the event, carpool will be park-and-pick-up Friday afternoon.
 
Spread the word
Word of mouth is the number one way prospective parents find out about our school. Please help us spread the word to neighbors and friends about our upcoming TK–8th Grade Information Meeting on Friday, October 18, at 10:00 am. I appreciate your help. It’s always exciting to show new families how special SIS is. Guests can RSVP on our website, www.stisidore.org .
 
RAOK
As mentioned in last week’s newsletter, SIS has partnered with alumni Richard and Ryan Mabanag along with Father G, the Knights of Columbus, and FAPSI to provide school supplies to needy students in the Philippines. Donations will be collected in the office hallway through the end of the week. For more information, click here . As always, your support and generosity is appreciated.
 
SIS Classic
I want to give a huge thank you to Michelle Czarnik and Kaite Merritt for organizing our annual Golf Classic, tennis and dinner scheduled for this Monday, September 30. It will be a wonderful day for the many golfers and tennis players participating. The dinner will provide us with an opportunity to gather and celebrate our fabulous community. Hope to see you there – and preferably in cooler weather!
 
God bless,
Maria Ward, Principal
Important Dates
  • Friday, September 27 - Mass for grades 6,7,8 (led by 7). Park & Pick up due to Books & Baseball Event 2:50pm-5pm.
  • Monday, September 30 - SIS Golf Classic at Round Hill. 1:50pm dismissal.
  • Wednesday, October 2 - Dad's Book Fair Breakfast 6:45-7:50am. Progress Reports go home.
  • Thursday, October 3 - October b-day free dress.
  • 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 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.
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.
To donate, please click here.   Thank you!
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 would like to recognize Chevron Van Development Inc. Chevron Van Development is a Silver Level Sponsor and ongoing supporter of our school. Chevron prides itself on being environmentally responsible and building community. Please visit a Chevron near you!
Library Corner
Take Me out to the Book Fair…
The bases are loaded in this ballgame folks! On first base we have our annual Family Event , “Books and Baseballs,” which takes place on Friday, Sept 27 th from 2:50 – 5pm! Don’t forget to wear your favorite baseball jersey! On second base we have Dad’s Breakfast , which is happening on October 2 nd from 6:45 – 7:50 am. Rookies and veterans alike need a good breakfasts to begin their day! And on third base we have our annual Reading Event with Mrs. Ward (TK-5) and our first time ever Scoring Tutorial with Mr. Kuiper (6-8).
Don't get stranded on the bases, bring out all the players to help make this year’s book fair a grand slam event!

Click here to see details about our “Books & Baseball” Family Event.
Click here to see details about our Dad’s Breakfast.
Click here to see more info about our reading event with Mrs. Ward, and scoring tutorial with Mr. Kuiper.
Click here for the eWallet home page link.
Click here to learn how to set up an eWallet account.
Click here to see the book fair class schedule.
Challenge Success Tip
Challenge Success : Define success on your terms.
Take time to consider the qualities you hope your children have when they leave the nest. How you define success is analogous to your mission statement as a parent. Without considering this explicitly, many families unwittingly default to the prevailing, narrow notion of success. Resist parent peer pressure, be informed and trust your gut.
SIS Family Highlight
Welcome Todd Family! Matt and Lauren are loving parents of three happy boys: Marcus (2nd Caldwell), Luca (K Johnson) and Hudson. They’ve lived in Danville for seven years and love their home and community. The boys can’t get enough time with their Legos and each other. Matt and Lauren are avid athletes and want little more than a cup of coffee and time with their boys. Lauren stays at home raising the boys and Matt works in town. They’re all extremely excited to be part of the SIS community!
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.
Sports Basement : Did you know Sports Basement has a program called Basementeers ? When you join the program Sports Basement will give you a 10% discount on your purchase and will donate 10% back to the school of your choice. Your support is appreciated.
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.
Friends help friends! It is always heartwarming to see students lending a helping hand. 3rd grader - Lola Ghiglieri was spotted helping her friend tie her shoe at afternoon carpool. Good job Lola!
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! Traditional Scrip still available.

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.

1) Place your physical Scrip order online and the Scrip Team will fill it on the following Thursday. Scrip cards that are considered "Special Orders" take 1 week to fill.
2) Reload your re-loadable Scrip cards and get your Scrip automatically.
3) Purchase digital Scrip cards for your E-Wallet or print them out.
If you haven't received your invitation, use the " Join Our Program " flyer for information on joining or contact Rory at rmotas@stisidore.org .   Thank you for Shopping with Scrip!
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 A
  • Auction class art project coordinator, click here.
  • Classroom volunteer opportunities, click here.
  • SIS Golf Classic 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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