October 3, 2018 - Walking Together in Faith
Peace - St. Francis of Assisi
Hello, St. Isidore Families,

It’s that time of year when many things are changing. The weather, the time, the leaves; our bulletin board in the front office says, “Seasons change but Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” While this time of year has its changes, there is one constant, and that is Christ Jesus. This week we are conducting our goal-setting conferences. Let’s keep in mind that Christ is the center of all we do. Our teachers are your partners and want the best for your children. If need be, make a plan with your child’s teacher to help your child thrive.

Open House: Spread the Word
We are hosting an informational open house for anyone who may be interested in our school. 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 meeting on Friday, October 19, at 10 a.m. Families will have a chance to see our wonderful school in action. It is always great to see families walk into our classrooms and compliment the teaching and student engagement that is happening. We can’t wait to show new families how special St. Isidore School is. If they are unable to attend, please have them call the office to schedule a personal tour with Jill Tripaldi, our admissions director.

Have a great week,

Maria Ward

Important Dates
  • Thursday, October 4th - Last Day of Conferences, 12p Dismissal
  • Friday, October 5th - 12p Dismissal
  • Monday, October 8th - is a school day this year. Moving forward, we will be off on Columbus Day.
  • Tuesday, October 9th - Picture Retake Day
  • Wednesday, October 10th - 4th Grade Mission Field Trip
  • Thursday, October 11th - 4th Grade Mission Field Tri, 8th Gr. Coffee Mug Drive Ends, & October Birthdays Free Dress
  • Friday, October 12th - All School Mass by 7th Grade, Gr. 8 to Loaves & Fishes, and Family Bingo Night
  • Monday - Friday, October 15th - 19th - Gr. 8 to Caritas
  • Tuesday, October 16th & Wednesday, October 17th - 3rd Grade Walking Field Trip
  • Thursday, October 18th - Gordon Korman - Author Visit for Grades 5, 6, & 7
  • Friday, October 19th - Open House/Parent Information Meeting, 10am
  • Monday - Friday, October 22nd - 26th - Red Ribbon Week (more info to follow)
  • Wednesday, October 31st - Halloween Parade 11am, 12p Dismissal, Kids Konnection is closed
  • Thursday, November 1st - All Saints Day, 8:50am school start time, All School Mass @ 9:10am, Kids Konnection will be optn at 7am as usualGordon Korman for grades 5, 6
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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.
Did You Know?
Mrs. Devine is our School Guidance Counselor, our Student Leadership facilitator, the Team Leader of our Challenge Success Team, part of our Religion Committee, and supports our Second Step social~emotional school-wide learning program. If you ask Mrs. Devine what she does, she would tell you she is always trying to enhance the culture of our school by building a loving community for our students and our faculty. She feels if a student is not okay emotionally, no learning can happen. Everyone has something going on in their families and she wants to be able to provide safe and loving space for everyone. She feels honored to be a part of our school. Her next personal goal is to work on an Administrative Credential.
Challenge Success
Do you know?
When students feel able to meet parent expectations, they are less likely to be worried and stressed about their schoolwork and less likely to suffer from physical symptoms of stress.
MySchoolAnywhere Family Directory
As of today, we only have 369 families in our directory and there is a total of 416 families in our school. Only 296 famlies have confirmed their info. We also have 628 students in our school and only 597 are listed.
NEW FAMILIES: PLEASE sign up by clicking here and add our Join Code: sisdirectory
FAMILIES ALREADY IN DIRECTORY , PLEASE click here to update your information.
****We ask that all families, list their names in the directory, as a minimum, for roster and health office purposes.
****If you are unsure if you entered your information in, please contact Melissa Durkee, mdurkee@stisidore.org to check.

Library Corner
The SIS Library is proud to announce that #1 New York Times best-selling author, Gordon Korman , will be visiting our school on Thursday, October 18th, 8:10 am. His amazing books are age appropriate for grades 4 through 8. Mr. Korman will be meeting with Grades 5, 6 and 7 and parents are always welcome. More details to follow!
Communications Corner
If you take a great picture during a field trip, class project or volunteering, please email them to instagram@stisidore.org so we can share them with all!
Give Back
Please support the St. Isidore School on Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria of Danville on Wednesday, October 10th . Mention St. Isidore School and 25% of the proceeds will go back to our school.
*  Dine-in or take-out included - not deliveries.
Thank you for your donation to Mind the Gap. If you are
employed by a company that supports matching dollars,
we encourage you to use this benefit to help make a
difference for the school. Please consider donating $500, per child, to close this year’s gap in our operating budget. Every dollar counts, and your donation is 100% tax deductible, so please make a difference. For more information or do donate, please click here .
Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the 2018-2019 school year. Thank you for all those who have already sponsored our school. More information and forms can be found here. 
Click here to view Sponsorship Letter
 Click here to view Sponsorship Opportunities
Click here to view Sponsorship Chart
Click here to view Sponsorship Commitment form
It's Conference Week and that means lunch time dismissal. Take advantage of the early schedule and plan a lunch date out with your kids, or let your big kids walk into town for lunch with friends. Either way, make sure you are set with Chipotle, Domenico’s, Subway, Norm’s or Yogurt Shack. If you have an athlete in your house and are gearing up for CYO, head to Nike, Dick’s Sporting Goods or Big 5 for shoes, shorts and new ball. As always, thank you for shopping with Scrip! NEW Scrip Order Form. Click h ere for learn more about SCRIP. S ign up for Scripsense, a digital fundraising program that allows organizations and their members to earn funds through online shopping.
Volunteer Opportunities
School Sponsorships
The Brown Family