Mary, Star of the Sea School

   e-Connect                                April 25, 2017 

A Message from your Principal

Aloha Parents and Guardians!

Our campus has been buzzing with excitement as we approach our annual East Honolulu Food Festival.   As our one and only major parish fundraiser, a great deal of time, commitment, and hard work has been put toward the event.  I would like to extend a big mahalo to all of our Na Hoku families who contributed silent auction donations,  to our numerous parent and grandparent volunteers who have been spending endless hours on campus preparing for the event, and of course, to all of our ticket and VIP table supporters.   I am confident that it will be a wonderful event and I am excited to announce that t
his year's school's proceeds will be going toward cafeteria upgrade campaign. 

Next week, you will be receiving your 2017-18 registration packages in the mail.   One important step in preparing for the next school year is completing the required forms.  In the past,  all the forms were required for every child in the family.  This year, we have attempted to facilitate this process.  For example,  instead of having to complete emergency cards for each child in duplicate, you will receive a Family Information form that you will be asked to verify or update.   Should you have any questions, once you receive the packet, please do not hesitate to contact the office.  

As we approach the month of May, let us remember that in the Catholic church, we dedicate the month to our Blessed Mother, Mary.  This Christian custom of dedicating the month of May to the Blessed Virgin arose at the end of the 13th century as a means of obtaining prayers for peace. The Blessed Virgin Mary is the Mother of the Church and therefore the example, as well as the guide and inspiration, of everyone who seeks to be close to God. 

And as always, it is great joy to share a few memorable recent school highlights with you and may God continue to bless you all with much happiness and health.  

Mrs. Margaret Rufo

Mark Your Calendars

April 29
East Honolulu Food Festival 

May 1
2017-18 Registration Packets mailed out

May 5
May Day @ 9 am

May 8
Middle School Hawaii Nature Center Excursion

May 15
2017-18 Registration Forms due  

May 17
Sport's Assembly
Early Dismissal

May 18
Middle School Band Concert

May 23
DC/NYC Parent Information Night for incoming 7th and 8th graders

May 24
May Crowning

May 26
Grade 8 Graduation


Congratulations to 5 of our MSOS students who celebrated their sacraments of baptism, communion and confirmation at our Easter vigil.  Mrs. Rasmussen, along with Fr. Frankie are pictured with Katie Sah (Gr.3), Sungjoon Lim (Gr. 2), Emily Lim (Gr.3), Caitlin Jaimes(Gr.2) and Heather Smith (Gr.4). 

Several additional 2nd graders have also been preparing to Receive the Sacrament of First Communion at this upcoming Sunday 8:15 mass. 

Sacramental Information is available at either the school office or rectory office.    

Mahalo to the Lion's Club for sponsoring the "Sight is Beautiful" art competition and congratulations to our school winners! Nate, in 3B, placed top in the district and his art piece will be traveling to the State competition.  We are very proud of our talented artists!

MSOS Students and parish families enjoyed an amazing Easter egg hunt following the 8:15 Easter Sunday Mass.  It didn't take long for the children to collect over 4000 eggs spread across our huge field.  Thank you Knights of Columbus for sponsoring the event! 
5th graders "slam dunked " their poetry slam!
1+1= 3 ; Great teamwork 3rd graders! We can't wait to see your final art creation made from plastic bottle caps!

Who will be the lucky silent auction winner?
MAHALO for visiting our Art Exhibit at Kahala Mall and for your CPK support! It was wonderful to see so many MSOS families celebrate our amazingly talented students and support our
Art Department!
"It's time to BOOGIE WOOGIE WOOGIE, till you just can't BOOGIE no more! "

It's not too late to purchase your tickets!

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