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September 4, 2018

Dear Saint Isidore School Families,

Welcome to St. Isidore School’s 98th year of providing quality Catholic education in Quakertown. Below is information regarding our school library.


→ Kindergarten through 8th grade will begin checking books out during the 2nd week of school. Pre-kindergarten will begin checking books out in January.

→  Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten will receive a plastic zipper bag to keep their books in after they are checked out. The books should be returned in this bag the following week on their library day. 1st through 8th grades will take books to and from school in their school bags.

→ Book care and use will be reviewed in library class, please help keep our school library in “good shape” when using your child’s checked out book at home.

→ Books are due back the following week at your child’s scheduled library time.

→  If a child wishes to renew their library book, they must bring it in on the library day and let me know that they wish to renew. However, if there is a waiting list for the book, it will not be able to be renewed.


Lost/Damaged Books

→ There is a late fee of ten cents (.10) per week if a book is not returned. No library fine will be collected for days a child is absent or if school is closed.

→ If a book becomes damaged while signed out of the library, the student is responsible for the cost of the replacement of the book.  Please contact me at or send a note into school with your child addressed to Mrs. Slabek so that arrangements can be made to pay for the lost or damaged item.


Scholastic Book Fair

→ Our school hosts two Scholastic Book Fairs during the school year, one during Catholic Schools Week and one in the spring during Teacher Appreciation Week. Information regarding these fairs will come home with students near the time of the book-fair.  


MONDAY- PreSchool B, 1st grade, 6th grade, 8th grade

TUESDAY- PreKindergarten B, Kindergarten A, 7th grade

WEDNESDAY- PreKindergarten A, 3rd grade, 5th grade

THURSDAY- PreSchool A, Kindergarten B, 2nd grade, 4th grade


I look forward to working with your child and sharing the joys of books, reading and learning!

Thank you,

Mrs. Emily Slabek


Next week (May 21 – 25) is the last week for students to borrow books. All books will be due back at the next library class after Memorial Day.
2018 Summer Reading letter

“‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” pop-up

Happy Advent! We have been reading stories in the library leading up to the birth of Christ and the celebration of Christmas. This week I am reading to all classes a pop-up version of the Clement Clarke Moore poem ” ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” by Robert Sabuda. Mr. Sabuda’s version is beautiful and unique and the students really enjoy the book. If you would like to learn how to make pop-ups, please visit Mr. Sabuda’s website at

“‘Twas the Night Before Christmas pop-up

Happy Third Week of Advent! Since returning to school after Thanksgiving, we have been reading stories in the library focusing on the birth of Christ and the celebration of Christmas. This week I am reading to all classes a pop-up version of the Clement Clarke Moore poem “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” illustrated by Robert Sabuda. Mr. Sabuda’s pop-ups are unique and special. If students would like to learn more about pop-up books or how to make pop-up cards, they can visit Mr. Sabuda’s website at May God bless you and your families as you prepare to celebrate the birth of Our Lord.

Scholastic Book Club Orders

There are several book-club catalogs currently available for ordering. If anyone is interested in placing an order from ‘special’ catalogs – Kid Picks, Hands on Math and Science, Discover Your World, We Need Diverse Books, Just-Right Reading, Thrills and Chills, Bestsellers, or Holiday Gift Books orders may be placed online. My Scholastic code is GKJGN. If you would prefer paper order forms to look through, I can send it home with your child. If you have any questions or concerns, you can e-mail me at Thank you.

Library Wednesday, October 11

Reminder for Third, Fifth and Second Grades – library books are due tomorrow. There are waiting lists for several books. Please remember your library book with you for library class tomorrow. Thank you.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

6 September 2017 – St. Eleutherius – Wednesday 22nd Week of Ordinary Time

We began our school year yesterday with a prayer service, during which Fr. Riegler blessed medals of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. One of the 12 promises of the Sacred Heart states: “I promise you in the excessive mercy of my Heart that my all-powerful love will grant to all those who receive Holy Communion on the First Fridays in nine consecutive months the grace of final perseverance; they shall not die in my disgrace, nor without receiving their sacraments. My divine Heart shall be their safe refuge in this last moment.” Catholic Schools celebrate Mass on the First Friday of each month to honor the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us. Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.


Second and Third Grade students need to bring their library book back to the library tomorrow for return or renewal. Please remember that several books have a waiting list. Thank you.

Library Information

Mrs. Shuster’s Scholastic Reading Club account code is GKJGN.

The first month of the Pizza Hut Book-It Program ends today. Students should return their completed calendar or tracking sheet to their teacher to receive their pizza certificate. Certificates are good for one month from the date they are issued by the teacher. Let’s keep reading!