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