September 2, 2016
Mary, Star of the Sea School
"Achieving for today...Preparing for tomorrow"
A Message from your Principal
Aloha MSOS Ohana!
Mother Teresa’s upcoming canonization to Sainthood and this month’s "Partners in Faith" coincides beautifully with MSOS’s character theme of the month for September: compassion. Mother Teresa is the definition of compassion, and she is the perfect role model to use to teach our children the importance of respecting individuality and cultural diversity and making good moral choices.  Her canonization to Sainthood will take place on Sunday, September 4 and I encourage you and your family to watch this extraordinary and momentous event with thousands of others around the world.

We wrapped up the first month of the school year with the opportunity for you to connect with your children’s teachers and discuss their progress thus far.  If you were unable to attend your child’s conference, I strongly encourage you to reschedule it.   Parent–teacher conferences are an important way to be involved and help your child succeed and provide a great opportunity to start or continue ongoing conversations with your child's teacher.  May I also remind you that both students and parents now have online access to grades in grades 4-8.   You should have received log-in information in your orientation package; but if you need assistance, please feel free to speak to your child’s teacher.  

This is a very exciting year for our Class of 2017. Our “Transition from Middle School to High School” event took place this month.  Our goal for the evening was to assist our families with the high school application process.  Our 2017 graduates have also begun their SSAT preparatory classes that are being offered on campus and over the next couple of months, our Catholic High Schools will be visiting our campus to speak to the students and to orientate them to high school life.   

Lastly, I would like to commend and congratulate our third graders for successfully completing their student-led conferences with their parents and teachers this past week.  As John Dewey once said, "You do not learn from experience, but you learn from processing that experience".  

Blessings to you and your families! 
Margaret Rufo

Mark Your Calendar!

Monday, September 5
Labor Day (No School)

Tuesday, September 6
Middle School Excursion
From Mauka to Makai - HNC  

Friday, September 9
School Wide Mass - led by 5B 

September 12 - 16
ECRA Writing Assessment (Grades 4, 6, 8)
Wednesday, September 14
Faculty Development
(Early Dismissal @ 11:45)

Friday, September 16
School Wide Mass - led by 3B

Sunday, September 18
Catechetical Sunday 

Friday, September 23
School Wide Mass - led by 6A

Tuesday, September 27
End of Quarter 1
Report cards mailed home

Mahalo Father Pat, families and friends for joining us at our 
Primary Playground Blessing

Congratulations to our newly inducted Student Council members
Pictured Front:  Victoria Hung (Treasurer), Trinity Shinto (Secretary), Mika Maii (Presdient), Kylee Redoble (Vice-President), Tea Iaea (Historian), Mrs. Green (SC Advisor), Isis Garcia-Wang and Krista Chun (8th Grade Reps), Kalani Zalopany (Rep-at-Large), Daymian Lapitan (6th Grade Rep), Chaewon Park (7th Grade Rep), Senora Freitas(SC Advisor).
Middle School Bands Perform for their Parents
One of the only activities that activates, stimulates, and uses that entire brain is MUSIC.  Mahalo to Mrs. Herrera and her Middle School Beginners and Advanced Bands for showcasing their skills and entertaining us with their talents this past Thursday evening.

Thank you Mrs. Garcia-Wang for making our library
visits so much fun and for
inspring us to read!

Education is a  three step process
Learn... Practice....Explore
A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind.
"Eugene Lonesco"

A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind.
"Eugene Lonesco"

Parent Reminders

Please keep the adminisration office up to date with personal contact information.  

For the safety of your children, please check in at the front office if you are planning on staying on campus for an extended period of time.  

If you are dropping off lunch, a birthday treat to share with the class, or personal belonging, please leave the item at the office.  We will be happy to call your child down to retrieve it at the appropriate time. 
Mahalo for your cooperation! 

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