February 19, 2020 - Anchored in His Love
Love - St. Monica & St. Teresa of Avila
Dear St. Isidore School Families,

We are Family
At St. Isidore School, we believe that the foundation for a strong community is laid within the walls of our school. One of my favorite ways this occurs is through the tradition of Faith Families. A Faith Family is a collection of small student groups from various grade levels sharing the word of God. The heartwarming bond between students strengthens throughout the school year as, together, they develop a better understanding of what it means to put our Catholic faith into practice. During this week’s Faith Family activity, students will receive Miraculous Medals donated by the diocese. Father G will be on campus to bless our medals while sharing a special story about them. Teachers will send each child home with his or her medal and an information pamphlet on Friday.
 
STEAM Night
Tomorrow night is our annual STEAM Night . This family-friendly event, themed around the Ocean, offers activities for the whole family, an art show, and the opportunity for your child to win raffle prizes. Today is the last day to RSVP: click here . A big thank you to our STEAM Team: Mrs. Bowes, Mrs. Castillo, Mr. Darnell, Mrs. Gilchrist,
Mrs. Koskowich, Ms. Jaskot and Ms. Moore. I appreciate their support in providing our community with a fun educational event.
 
Auction 2020 – Forever Young
Believe it or not, SIS’s biggest fundraiser of the year is 10 days away! If you have not yet purchased your ticket, now is the time. This Friday, February 21, will be the last day to purchase a ticket . This year’s catalog offers a fabulous line-up of items you won’t want to miss, so set your alarm for the launch of the online catalog on Monday, February 24, at 9:00 am. While you’re on the auction website, take a moment to check out his year’s incredible program , which includes the live auction items. Can’t make the auction but see an item you can’t live without? Consider placing a proxy bid . I want to thank you all for supporting this event!
 
Puppy Love
This year’s auction puppy is an adorable Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Sweet Charlie will be making an appearance on campus this week, visiting the classrooms. He will also be available for parents to view in the office on Tuesday, February 25 and Thursday, February 27, between 8:00 am and 9:00 am and also between 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm on both days. This little puppy is absolutely adorable and sure to make one family very happy!
 
Time for a Fish Fry
Please join us for this year’s annual community Fish Fry and Bingo Night on Friday, March 27, from 5:30 pm–7:30 pm in the Cardelli Gym. This event is fun for the whole family and includes dinner and refreshments. Test your luck and play a game or two of Bingo. Tickets are available on our website , or through the flyer in today’s family envelope. This event truly is the more the merrier, so please spread the word to your neighbors and friends.

God bless,
Maria Ward, Principal
 
PS. The lost and found bin in front of the office is full of school sweatshirts. Please take a moment to see if anything belongs to your child. Thank you.
Important Dates
  • Thursday, February 20 - STEAM Night from 6-7pm.
  • Friday, February 21 - Mass for 6,7,8 (led by 6) at 8:10am. 7th grade dance.
  • Wednesday, February 26 - Ash Wednesday. All school Mass (led by teachers) at 9am.
  • Friday, February 28 - All school Mass (led by 7) at 8:10am.
  • Monday, March 2 -5th grade celebrates Dr. Seuss's birthday. Communion Meeting for parents 9:30am and 6pm in the St. Isidore Room.
  • Wednesday, March 4 - Report cards go home.
  • Thursday, March 5 - March b-day free dress. Fr. Moran's birthday.
  • Friday, March 6 - All school Mass (led by 4) at 8:10am.
Prayers
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 pray for the grandmother of the Chatman Family who is recovering from surgery. May God keep them in His tender, loving care.
Auction News
Auction tickets on sale now, click here to purchase. THE LAST DAY to purchase tickets to our Forever Young Auction Gala is THIS FRIDAY at MIDNIGHT.

Preview our Gala Program, click here.

The Online Auction goes live on Monday the 24th at 9am. Don’t forget to vault your credit card for a quick and easy check out!

Puppy Hours to meet and play with Charlie are next Tuesday the 25th and Thursday the 27th at the Front Office 8-9am and 2-3pm.

I mportant Online Auction Release Dates!
MONDAY 2/24 10AM
TK Teacher Treat
K Teacher Treat
6TH Grade Teacher Treat 
7TH Grade Teacher Treat 
8TH Grade Teacher Treat 

TUESDAY 2/25 10AM
1ST Grade Teacher Treat
2ND Grade Teacher Treat

WEDNESDAY 2/26 10AM
3RD Grade Teacher Treat 
4TH Grade Teacher Treat 

THURSDAY 2/27 10AM
5TH Grade Teacher Treat 
Father Daughter Dance
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: This week we would like to give a big thank you to all the sponsors that have contributed to this year’s auction, Forever Young! We hope everyone has a great time! There are still sponsorship opportunities available for this year's auction! If you are interested in being the wine grab sponsor or the late night snack sponsor please contact the Sponsorship Team . Thank you!
SIS Family Highlight
Welcome Murphy Family! The Murphy family has been part of
St. Isidore community since 2009 when Mike & Kara went through RCIA. Since both grew up in public schools, and their oldest, Jack, was already in elementary school at the time, they continued with this route and, also chose it for their youngest, Grace. Grace, now 11, decided she wanted a Catholic Education. She is so excited to join Miss Lettire's 5th grade class. Jack, 16, is a sophomore at SRV. Mike is an Ear Nose & Throat surgeon for Diablo Valley ENT, and Kara is a stay at home mom. As you can see, the Murphys are 49er fans! They also enjoy traveling, skiing, and playing golf as a family. Grace dances for Next Step, plays Scorpion Lacrosse, and PGA Jr. Golf, while Jack also golfs competitively. The Murphys look forward to getting involved in the St. Isidore School community! If you see them campus please take a moment to introduce yourself.
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 felt the LOVE! Thank you to our amazing Hospitality Team for filling our staff lounge with delicious treats! We enjoyed the cookies, candy and cupcakes. As always the staff appreciated the generosity and love.
After School Opportunities
Crumb Baking Company! St. Isidore mom and CRUMB owner Nancy Phillips is pleased to offer a six-week baking class. Each week your child will learn a new baking technique and bring home treats to share. The fourth session begins the week of 3/3/20, space is limited, so get your registration in
ASAP. Click here for further information.
Check out Carondelet summer camp info! On behalf of the Carondelet community, I am delighted to announce the launch of Camp Carondelet — our brand new co-ed summer camp for incoming 3rd-8th graders. 
 
Priced at $350 per session, each camper will have the chance to create, learn, and make new friends in a fun and enriching environment. Courses include Coding, Escape Room Adventures, Podcasting, Volleyball, Basketball, and much more! 
 
Please visit our website and check out this digital flyer for information on session dates, early and after care options, and registration. 
 
Interested in Sports clinics? We are also hosting a variety of Girls’ sports clinics for incoming 6th-8th graders this summer. To learn more and register, click here .
Boys Team Charity info! B oys team charity is a volunteer service organization dedicated to developing an altruistic spirit in young men through active participation of parents and sons in philanthropic projects in their communities. 6th graders (Class of 2026) or older boys (up to high school students) who are interested in becoming members of btc Alamo/Danville League in the coming year, should visit our website  and click on the  New Member Application tab  to complete the  Prospective Member  form, between February 28th and March 8th.  New members do need sponsors who are existing btc members in order to enroll, however if you do not know a current member, we can assist in finding a sponsor.
Parish News & Notes
Fall Festival 2020! It might seem early, but it’s never too early to plan a party! St. Isidore Parish is looking for a few more folks to help in planning and implementing the 2020 Parish Fall Fest (tentatively Oct. 4th). We are looking for marketing and “idea“ folks. So, if you are new OR old to the parish and want to get more involved, this is a great way to start. Our next meeting is March 4th! Contact Susan Kelly at 5cakellys@gmail.com with questions or even just suggestions. Thanks!!
Girl Scout News
It’s Girl Scout Cookie Time! The St. Isidore Girl Scout troops will be selling cookies after Mass on the weekend of February 22-23rd. Please support our girls and buy cookies! Donating cookies to the local food bank or military troops is a great option too! Can’t wait for cookies? Contact Melissa at rickmelissa@comcast.com or Susan at 5cakellys@gmail.com.
Challenge Success Tip of the Week
Tip of the week: Fight the temptation to bring your child’s forgotten homework to school. Kids gain resilience by learning from small failures.
Scrip
Scrip News... Click here to order! New to scrip? Here's the scoop on this awesome program! In a nutshell, Scrip fundraising is a no-selling program that enables families to raise money for our school. Scrip is just another way to pay for everyday purchases using gift cards in place of cash, checks, and credit cards. It's just that easy!!!

Start your spring cleaning early! Stock up on Safeway, Target and Amazon. Treat yourself to a night out with Fleming's or California Pizza Kitchen. Whatever is on the agenda, Scrip can help. Thank you for your support.
Volunteer Opportunities- Week B
  • Auction Decoration Committee volunteers needed, click here.
  • 8th Grade Dinner Dance volunteers (7th grade families only) click here.
  • Silent Auction Committee volunteers needed, click here.
  • Classroom volunteer opportunities, click here.
  • Volunteers for the day of the auction, click here.
  • Lunchroom volunteers needed, click here.
  • Library volunteer opportunities, click here.
School Sponsorships
DIAMOND
GOLD
SILVER
BRONZE
COPPER
IN KIND