Mary, Star of the Sea School

e-Connect                                  January 9, 2017 

A Message from your Principal

Aloha Parents and Guardians!

Happy 2017 and welcome back to school! This past week-end, we celebrated the Epiphany which is associated with the visit of the Wise Men who delivered their gifts to Jesus and marks the official conclusion of Christmas.  Let us remember that one of our most significant gifts of the Christmas holiday is time spent with family and friends and I hope you all had the opportunity to do so.

This semester, we welcome 5 new families to MSOS!  As we begin 2017, we come together refreshed and continue our efforts to serve our students with a dynamic learning environment where each child is given the opportunity and encouragement to reach their potential.  This month's character trait is integrity.  C.S. Lewis once said, “Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.”   This month we will be teaching our students the importance to be strong enough to do what is right. In addition to various classroom activities, a cyber bullying workshop hosted by HPD is scheduled for January 19.  Furthermore, The NED Show, America's most popular Character Building Assembly will also be visiting us on January 24th!  Parents are welcome to join us for both events!

With the beginning of the New Year and third quarter, we will be celebrating Catholic Schools’ Week from January 28 - February 2.  You will be receiving a packet in your child's brown envelope that will contain  detailed information regarding our week-long celebration.  One of the most important activities is the celebration at our School Mass on Friday, January 28. Following Mass, we will have our Awards Assembly where we will honor our grades 4-8 students who achieved first and second honors and citizenship in the first semester of the school year.  I look forward to seeing you there!

Re-Registration is also just around the corner. You will soon be receiving the 2017-2018 re-registration letter in the mail.  Early re-registration will guarantee a place for your child.
I am so proud of our wonderful students and express my sincerest gratitude to the many contributions of all those who make Catholic education possible: teachers, school staff and volunteers, committed parents and extended family, our pastor, Fr. Frankie and clergy, School and PTG boards, and generous parishioners.  Thank you for all you do to support Catholic education.  

Mahalo and God Bless you and your families!  

Mrs. Margaret Rufo


Mark Your Calendars

January 9
Third Quarter Begins

January 11
Early Dismissal - 11:45
Faculty Professional Development

January 13

January 16
Dr. Martin Luther King Day - No School

January 18
Safe Environment Workshop for Students

January 19
Cyber Bullying Workshop for Grades 5-8 

January 25
Flu Shot Clinic

January 25
Early Dismissal - 11:45
Faculty Professional Development

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

January 29 - February 2
Catholic Schools' Week 

February 2
Parent Luncheon

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

Grades 4-8 are invited to join our track and field boys and girls' CATHOLIC SCHOOLS' LEAGUE team!  More information is forthcoming following our basketball season!


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