Dear Parents and Guardians,
In today’s backpack mail you will find a letter from me that discusses standardized testing. The CogAT will be administered to grades 3, 5, 7 the week of September 16th. The IOWA will be administered to grades 3-8 the week of September 23rd. Grade 2 will be introduced to the CogAT the week of September 23rd. While these tests are only snapshots of your child’s learning, they are important pieces of data that we use here at school to drive decision making regarding curriculum, instruction, and assessment. It is very important that your child is here for the testing and that your child is well-rested.
September Spirit Wear/ Hurricane Relief – While HSA is getting ready to begin our Fun Food Friday’s in October, our students are itchy to show off their spirit wear. At the same time, and in effort to assist the victims of the catastrophe in the Bahamas, we will have a Spirit Wear day to raise money for Catholic Relief Services on Friday, September 20th. We are asking students to wear their spirit wear and bring in $2, or whatever amount you feel appropriate, to be donated directly to CRS. While our monetary donation is only a small part of the much larger relief efforts, we continue to place everyone suffering from the effects of Hurricane Dorian into the hands of Our Lady, Star of the Sea.
Hail Queen of Heaven, the Ocean Star
Hail, Queen of Heaven, the Ocean Star,
Guide of the wanderer here below,
Thrown on life’s surge, we claim they care,
Save us from peril and from woe.
Mother of Christ, Star of the Sea,
Pray for the wanderer, pray for me.
Football Mania! Congratulations to this week’s Football Mania winners!
1. $25 winner, Laurence Benrus- sold by Benrus/Norton Family
2. $25 winner, Marisol Lebron- sold by Eguiarte/Lebron Family
Box Tops – St. Isidore School participates in the national Box Tops for Education Program. Through this program we are able to raise extra funds for our school, purchase necessary classroom equipment, and provide extra items that go directly to the classrooms and our students. This is a wonderful program that I am so glad we are a part of. Please keep clipping those Box Tops and send them into the school office! Thank you to Mary Sue Fornari for coordinating this program for our school!
Some quick reminders-
· Students must bring lunch tomorrow and are in uniform. There is no FFF this month.
· This Sunday is our first Teen Mass at 4pm in the church.
· Students interested in Chess Scholars should sign up through School Speak.
· If your child is absent for the day, please remember to call the school office at 630-529-9323 by 9am. Please do not email.
Have a great day!