Dear Parents and Guardians,
“May the joy and love of the Risen Jesus be always with you, in you and among you.”
~ Blessed Teresa of Calcutta
Happy Easter season! This is always such a fun time in a Catholic school. Our 2nd graders are preparing to celebrate their First Holy Communion on May 1st and our 8th graders are beginning their preparations for May Crowning. This year, our 8th graders have been asked to help the parish celebrate May Crowning as well. Our school May Crowning remains Wednesday, May 12th and our parish May Crowning is Sunday, May 2nd at 10am. Both will be live streamed.
2021-2022 School Calendar – The 2021-22 school calendar has been approved by Fr. Jim and school board and can be found on School Speak.
2021-2022 Dress Code – The school dress code was reviewed and approved, with one minor change, by Fr. Jim and the school board at our March meeting. Boys will be allowed to wear UNIFORM, navy blue shorts during the months of August, September, May, and June with their green polo shirts.
As the weather is getting warmer, boys can wear uniform, navy blue shorts with their green polo shirt this May/June as well.
The new policy can be found posted on school speak.
CCW Scholarship – The St. Isidore Council of Catholic Women will be awarding their 13th annual scholarship this May. Incoming 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students who will be attending St. Isidore Catholic School in the fall can apply for this $500 scholarship which will be applied directly to your child’s tuition. More information can be found on School Speak.
Book Fair– Our Scholastic Book Fair is once again online. Simply go to www.scholastic.com/fair, enter our school zip code of 60108 in the school search box and click on St. Isidore School. Proceeds from the Book Fair help supply novel sets for the classrooms and additional books for our library. Some of the favorites from our students have been Alan Gratz books which are historical fiction books geared towards 4th through 8th grade students, graphic novels like Becoming Brianna and Dog Man books, The Baby-Sitters Club, Unicorn Diaries, Pete the Cat, Peppa Pig, animal facts books and I Survived books. It is a great time to grab some books for your kids to enjoy during summer months. The books will be shipped directly to your home or the destination of your choosing. This is a great way to have grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. to send a special book to your child. Our goal is to sell 200 books. Help us reach our goal and give your child the gift of reading.
3on3– IT’S BACK!!! Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 28th for our famous 3on3 Tournament. Start planning your teams and getting those practices in! Incoming 3rd -9th grade students are invited to participate. Typically, this tournament caps at incoming 8th graders, but we wanted to give the Class of 2021 the opportunity to have one final 3on3 together. Once again St. Isidore Catholic School students will be asked to help design the tshirts and choose the slogan. Details can be found on School Speak.
Dinner tonight? St. Isidore is hosting a family dining night tonight at Texas Roadhouse in Bloomingdale. Dine in or take out and a portion of the profits will be given back to SICS.
2021-2022 Athletics – We are getting ready for a full athletics program next year! Mrs. Butler is currently working on putting together registration forms which will be coming out in the next few weeks. Now may be a good time to schedule your sports physical if you need one! The athletics program at St. Isidore is open to all incoming 5th-8th grade students.
8th Grade Boys Basketball– Good luck to our 8th grade boys basketball team at their tournament this weekend! You’ve worked really hard to follow Covid protocols to make this opportunity happen! Thank you to Joe Freeman for coaching the team. You guys got this! Can’t wait to watch you play!!!
Have a wonderful evening!