Mary, Star of the Sea School

e-Connect                                  January 23, 2017 

A Message from your Principal

Aloha Parents and Guardians!

Building cross curricular relevance  and character development have been focal points at our professional development days this year at Mary, Star of the Sea School.    In a
 cross-curricular instruction environment, learning becomes interrelated and information is connected.  It also encourages students to contemplate problems and situations that reflect the world as they know it.  This later point goes hand and hand with our mission to also create a school wide culture that clearly reflects a sense of compassion towards others. 

Our Catholic Schools Week Festivities are just around the corner and MSOS has much to celebrate!  This year marks the 42nd year Catholic Schools celebrate across the nation.  Please refer to  the detailed schedule sent home in your child's brown envelope last week.  If you haven't already done so, you may submit your parent lunch and service project contributions to your child's homeroom teacher by no later than this Friday. 

This year, you are invited to two Catholic Schools Week Eucharistic Celebrations.  The first one will take place this Friday at 8 am and will be followed by our annual first semester awards assembly.  Furthermore, seats will be reserved for our MSOS Ohana at the Sunday, January 29th 8:15 mass.  I hope to see you and your family celebrate with us!  

Our recent Pastoral visit by our Diocesan Bishop Larry Silva this past week-end included a special speaking session with our youth on Sunday. The Parish 4 year pastoral plan, which is available at our front office or in the church,  includes a detailed explanation of the critical goals set for  our youth ministry program.     Our students are always    welcome to join the      Parish's Angel Voice Choir or    Middle School Edge program to    build friendships and leadership    skills and experience a greater closeness to Jesus.

It is wonderful to watch your children  flourish throughout the year and I look forward to gathering as a community to celebrate the greatness of Catholic Education.  

Mahalo and God bless you and your families!  

Mrs. Margaret Rufo


Mark Your Calendars

January 25
Flu Shot Clinic

January 25
Early Dismissal - 11:45
Faculty Professional Development

January 26 
School Geography Bee - Grades 5-8 @ 9:45

January 27 
Catholic Schools Week Mass @ 8:00 am
First Semester Awards Assembly @ 8:45

January 29
Catholic Schools' Week Parish Kick-off Mass @ 8:15 am
First Reconciliation - Parent Meeting @ 9:15 am

January 30 - February 2
Catholic Schools' Week 

February 2

Parent Luncheon

February 3
ACCE Conference - No School
(Annual Conference for Catholic Educator) 

Bishop Larry Silva pictured with second grade student Kaiwi 
Track Team performs despite the week-end
wind and rain

Congratulations to our track star performers and mahalo to Mr. Lacro and Mrs. Hitchcock for coaching the students. 
Our Young Artists continue to inspire!
Roots of Empathy
Third graders enjoy their monthly baby visit

3. 1 Peter 4:10 God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.
Cyber Bullying Workshop
This month's student workshop aimed to keep our Grades 5-8 students cyber safe.  Mahalo HPD Community Affairs Division.  
The NED Show visits MSOS

Character building featuring the NED show.... Never give up.. encourage others.... and do your best.

Snow day at MSOS!  
Mahalo to our Early Learning Center!
Mahalo Dr. Cecily Sakai for your faculty workshop on "mindfulness"

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