Dear St. Isidore School Parents,
“We love because he first loved us”— 1 Corinthians 13:4
Throughout February, we will celebrate the monthly gospel value of
. Love is considered the greatest of feelings and is something we all crave. Love is unique because it comes in many different forms and the meaning can differ from person to person. Throughout the month, we will explore different expressions of love, starting with the ultimate love: God’s love. God’s love is best described as unfailing and unconditional. At times, we make mistakes and wander from our path, but God’s love for us does not waiver.
100 Days and Counting
On Monday, we celebrated 100 days of school! They say time flies when you’re having fun, but it also flies when you are learning, growing, and moving forward. It was wonderful to see the students and staff enthusiastically celebrate the milestone with themed decorations, lessons, and crafts. A couple of our teachers even came dressed in costume as 100-year-old teachers. I am proud of how much we as a school community have accomplished thus far, and I look forward to finishing out the school year strong.
Student of the Month
Congratulations to our new Students of the Month for for February/March:
(second grade, Mrs. Bobich’s class) and
(seventh grade, Mrs. Lettire’s class). Faculty and staff nominate and vote on students based on the monthly Gospel Values. February’s Gospel Value is “Love,” and March’s Gospel Value is “Integrity.” Callan’s teacher said she is loving to all her classmates and is a peacemaker on the playground. Emily’s teacher said she has a humble heart and positive attitude, and she volunteers to help when needed.
We celebrate you both
On Friday, our third-grade class will celebrate Grandparents Day! This tradition allows the third graders to invite their grandparents or a special loved one to a mass. Following mass, the third graders sit down to a special breakfast with their loved one. Games will be played, photos taken, and memories made. This heartwarming tradition is a wonderful display of
. Thank you to the third grade teaching team of Mrs. Goetze, Mrs. Gerberich, Mrs. Byron, and Mrs. Reid for going above and beyond to make this day wonderful for all.
TK/K Staff Update
We are delighted to welcome Mrs. Corinne Vernon to our TK program. Mrs. Vernon has taken over as the full-time TK enrichment program teacher. She comes to us with a very distinguished background, which includes ten years as lead teacher at a Montessori School in San Francisco. In addition, she has a strong understanding of the SIS community, as two of her own children previously attended school here. We are blessed to have her join our team.
Mrs. Amanda Wenzel is transitioning to Kindergarten as the permanent instruction assistant in Mrs. Boyle’s and Ms. Camenson’s class. She is looking forward to joining the Kindergarten team and will be working closely with some of her former TK students.
Mrs. Wenzel’s warm disposition and compassion will be a valued asset.
Things are ramping up for this year’s school auction, the St. Isidore Gala! Don’t miss out on this spectacular event.
to purchase your ticket. Look for an email this Friday from your auction team, including the online silent auction preview.
Online bidding will begin Monday, February 11
. See detailed information in the auction section below. Thank you for your support!
Please note that we are now more than halfway through the school year. Each school family is responsible for 20 PEP (volunteer) hours to be
completed by May 1, 2019
. Please take a moment and update your log sheet in the school office. If you are in need of hours, please see the Volunteer Opportunities section listed below or consider helping with this year’s auction, the
St.Isidore School Gala
Next week is Random Acts of Kindness Week (RAOK). It is celebrated nationwide to encourage acts of kindness. Kindness is encouraged here daily through our faith, but this is a special time where it is celebrated in the larger community. I encourage you to do a RAOK, small or large, with your child. It is proven that it actually feels better to do an act of kindness than to receive an act of kindness, so go and spread the
In closing, I want to thank you all for the kindness, support, and
that you show me, the staff, and each other throughout the year. Thank you so much for the concern shown regarding my recent medical procedure. All went well, and I am resting comfortably.