January 23, 2019 - Walking Together in Faith
Faith - St. Elizabeth Seton
Dear St. Isidore Families,

One of my favorite weeks of the year, Catholic School Week, is right around the corner. It offers an opportunity to celebrate together our faith, community, and Catholic education . Much has changed in Catholic schools since I wore a uniform, but much remains the same. Catholic schools encourage students to live their faith, find their truth, live with a generous spirit, and reach their full academic potential. I am proud of our rich history and believe the future holds great things.

The faculty and staff are hard at work preparing for the week’s events. The observance kicks off Sunday, January 27, after the 9:00 am mass . Students are encouraged to come to mass in full uniform and will receive a free dress pass for doing so (just stop by the school office). After mass, the school is open for Sneak-A-Peek. It is an exciting opportunity to show off to our parishioners and potential new families what our students are learning and what they have accomplished. I invite you to bring your friends and neighbors, particularly those who may be considering a Catholic education for their children. Click here or scroll down to view the week’s agenda. New this year is a Community Social after school on Monday . Swing by for popcorn, punch, and a visit to the new SIS “pup-up” store , The Dog House.

A Day of Giving
St. Isidore will once again be participating in an online giving campaign, Many Gifts, One Nation: A Day of Giving to Catholic Schools, made possible by NCEA. A Catholic education can have a profound impact today and provide a future filled with opportunities to make a positive difference. Please consider donating by clicking here . All donations, small or large, are greatly appreciated, and they will go directly to St. Isidore.

Need PEP hours
Please consider signing up to help with Science Fair on Thursday, January 31, or with the Fifth Annual Catholic Schools Bake Off on Wednesday, January 30. The Bake Off is a fun event where you bake a brunch item for our grateful staff. The staff will judge their favorite dish and the winner will win free dress passes for their entire family. As always, your continued support is appreciated by all.

A trip back in time
Our fifth graders had a wonderful time at Colonial Days last week! They spent their morning practicing tin art, quill writing, cross stitch, and other activities from that era. We want to thank the teachers and the many volunteers who came to help. A special thank you to the event chairs, Mrs. Katie Thrasher and Mrs. Melissa Durkee. Your hard work and dedication ensured a successful day of learning and fun!

Give to the Gala
The planning for this year’s auction is full steam ahead! Your support is needed to ensure the success of the school’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Please help us secure the class donations listed here by donating to your class donation fund. Click here to donate or submit a check to the front office or your classroom teacher. As always, your generosity is appreciated.

SIS Give Back at Crumbs
Ready for a night off from cooking? If so, head to Crumbs to support the SIS Give Back happening today, January 23, and tomorrow, January 24 ! Crumbs of Danville will generously be donating 15% of all dine-in cooking to SIS. Thank you for your support.

I look forward to seeing you at next week’s events and celebrating together our awesome school and fabulous community. Have a great rest of the week!

God bless,

Maria Ward
Important Dates
  • Friday, January 25th - K, 1, 2 attend mass.
  • Sunday, January 27th - Catholic Schools Week Kicks off! Sneak-a-Peek (School is open to view) after the 9am mass. Students please wear your school uniform to mass.
  • Monday, January 28th - Free Dress ($1 donation), park & pick up dismissal, stay for community social in the courtyard, check out the new SIS Pup-Up Shop, The Dog House.
  • Tuesday, January 29th - College Bowl 8:10am-9:50am. Students can wear college sweatshirt. Rally at 1:15pm.
  • Wednesday, January 30th - Wear red, white and blue with uniform bottoms, Parent Bake Off.
  • Thursday, January 31st - Open House Agenda: 4:30pm- Food Trucks, 5:30pm-Science Fair, 6pm-7pm Open House.
  • Friday, February 1st - All school mass, 12pm dismissal.
Please pray for all those who are suffering or are in need of our thoughts and prayers, especially the Vitzthum Family's uncle - Brad Goforth and Rita Edwards. May God keep them in His tender, loving care.
Catholic Schools Week Agenda
Sunday, January 27- Celebrating Our PARISH : Please join us for mass at 9:00am. Sneak-a-peek after mass from 10am-11am. Students who attend Mass in their school uniform will get a free dress pass.
Monday, January 28 - Celebrating Our COMMUNITY : Donation Free Dress, Proceeds will go towards FACE. 1:50pm Dismissal. Park and Pick Up. Please join us in the courtyard for a Community Social.
Tuesday, January 29 - Celebrating our STUDENTS : College Bowl, all students are allowed to wear a college jersey, sweatshirt or college color tops and jeans.
The College Bowl will be held in the Bensen gym. Parents are welcomed.
8 th vs 7 th            8:10am-8:40am
6 th vs 5 th            8:45am-9:15am
4 th vs 3 rd                    9:20am-9:50am
School Rally at 1:15pm / 8 th Grade VS Teachers & IA’s Volleyball Game.
Wednesday, January 30 - Celebrating our NATION : Students are encouraged to wear red/white and blue tops with uniform bottoms. 5 th Annual Parent Bake Off in the Faculty Lounge.
Thursday, January 31 - Celebrating VOCATIONS : Food Trucks available starting at 4:30pm. Taco Guy (CASH ONLY), serving cheese quesadillas and steak/chicken tacos. Gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches (CASH/CARD), prices ranging from $10-$12.
5:15-6:00pm— The 7 th and 8 th grade will display their SCIENCE FAIR projects. Awards at 5:50pm. 6:00pm ALL classroom doors will be open for visits.
Friday, February 1 - Celebrating our FACULTY, STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS : all School Mass ministered by Student Leadership. 12pm Dismissal.
SIS Give Back! Please support St. Isidore School at Crumbs of Danville!
On January 22nd , 23rd and 24th, Crumbs will be donating 15% of their dine-in sales to St. Isidore School. Grab your friends and family and help support SIS!
Auction tickets are on sale now! Buy your tickets HERE
If you haven’t done so already, please consider donating to your child’s class donation. Click HERE to donate. We ask that you kindly make donations by Monday 1/28

We are still in need of auction donations! Please email auction@stisidore.org if there is something you would like to donate. Thank you so much for all your support for this year’s auction!
Sponsorship opportunities for the St. Isidore Gala are still available.  Please contact the sponsorship team if you are interested. Thank you for all those who have already sponsored our school. More information and forms can be found here. Click here to view current sponsors.
We would like to recognize Chevron Van Development Inc. a Bronze Level Sponsor . Van Development Inc. has been a loyal supporter to our school for several years. We are grateful for their support! 
Did You Know?
There is nothing better then sharing good news! Congratulations to
Science Teacher Assistant, Ashton Roman on his recent engagement to Maggie Lettire. Ashton and Maggie, both SIS Alumni make a beautiful couple and we couldn't be happier for the two of them.
St. Isidore School Pup-Up Store coming soon! The new SIS pup-up store, "The Dog House" will launch during Catholic Schools Week! Fun SI themed merchandise is available to purchase on Monday, January 28th at lunch/after school and Thursday, January 31st at lunch/Open House. Come check it out! Click here to view some of the merchandise options.
Random Act 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.
Music Teacher, Ms. Groman was overjoyed to find a special envelope in her mailbox on Monday! Students: Samantha Ferguson, Bella Ferguson, Bennett Smith and Sydney Smith donated proceeds from their bake sale to the SIS Music program. What a sweet thing to do.
Annual Parent Bake Off
It's time for the 5th Annual Catholic Schools Week Bake Off!
Dig out your favorite family recipes and have your children help you prepare for the 5th Annual Catholic Schools Week Bake Off! To celebrate Catholic Schools Week and treat our outstanding faculty and staff to some delicious family favorites please plan on bringing in something delicious to share and be judged on Wednesday, January 30th to the Faculty Room by 8:00 am. Not only is this a great opportunity to treat our faculty and staff, it's a fun and friendly competition that can earn your family free Dress Passes if your dish is selected as one of two favorites! Please click on this sign up genius for more information and sign up today!
Challenge Success
SEL - (Social Emotional Learning) programs yield significant positive effects and enhance students’ prosocial behaviors, reduce conduct and internalizing problems, and improve academic performance.
Scrip News...
Spring is right around the corner! The season of Spring brings beautiful flowers, vegetable gardens, spring sports, hikes on local trails and so much more. This time of year we also get busy shopping for special events such as our school auction, First Holy Communion, 8th grade and high school graduations, junior prom and senior ball just to name a few. Consider buying the following:
Home and garden: ACE Hardware, Crate and Barrel, Home Depot, Home Goods, and Pottery Barn.
Apparel:  Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Marshalls, Macy’s, J. Crew and Gap.
Gifts, Entertainment & Sports:  Amazon, Cinemark, Regal, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Nike, and Target. There are so many ways you can incorporate Scrip into your daily shopping. Back after a few years off the list, Jamba Juice has returned as a Scrip Vendor! Scrip will have $10 Jamba Juice cards available for purchase starting Thursday January 24. Add one or two onto your Scrip order for that afternoon snack before practice. You'll be happy you did! Thank you for shopping with Scrip! Click here to order.
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