Back to School Night-Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Join us for Back to School Night from 6:00-7:00pm on Wednesday 9/26 to meet your Teachers. Also get updated information from the School Administration.

We can’t wait to see you there. *Parents only if possible

Parents in Prayer

Could you use a miracle in your life? Pope Francis reminds us that “prayer makes miracles”! Join Parents in Prayer each Monday morning at 8am in the school chapel (across from the preschool office), where your intentions will be lifted up through the saying of a rosary. If you’re new to saying the rosary, guides and rosaries are available. It’s also a wonderful opportunity to get to know other families at our school. We look forward to having you join us in prayer!

100 Mile Running Club

The 100 Mile Club® was started 24 years ago by Kara Lubin, a public school teacher in the Corona- Norco Unified School District in Southern California. 100 Mile Club® is now a non-profit organization whose sole mission is to provide to all individuals the opportunity to experience fitness and personal success by Accepting the Challenge of running (or walking) 100 miles at school.

This year at St. Mary, Star of the Sea School, the 100 Mile Club will be open to all grade levels. Mrs. Lori Ruedi, 4th grade teacher, will be the St. Mary’s 100 Mile Club coach. 100 Mile Club sessions will take place Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-3:30. Children who are interested in being a part of The 100 Mile Club should sign up with Mrs. Ruedi. Each child who signs up for the 100 Mile Club will receive an “Challenge Accepted” ID card, signifying that they are taking part in the 100 Mile Club® challenge. There is no cost to participate.

We have Accepted the Challenge, and we are so excited! Starting February 6th, participants will go out to the playground, stretch out, and earn some miles! The miles and love for running begin to build instantly! Through the journey toward 100 miles, your child will practice personal goal setting, team spirit, perseverance, poise, confidence, and honest self-evaluation. As your child reaches special MILEstones, we all celebrate together.

When your child reaches 100 miles, he or she will be celebrated at our Year-End Ceremony where every participant will receive a special certificate celebrating their total miles run. If you have additional questions about the 100 Mile Club, please contact Mrs. Ruedi at lruedi@stmarystars.com. If your child is interested in signing up for the 100 Mile Club, please return the registration form. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Tuition Assistance Program: Bishop Flores Scholarship

Bishop Flores Scholars: Making a Difference

Last year, the Bishop Flores Scholars Fund will provide one million dollars in tuition assistance to children in the Diocese of San Diego. The 2018-2019 school year will mark the fourth year of the “Bishop Flores Scholars Tuition Assistance Program,” which provides limited tuition assistance to qualifying families. This assistance is available ONLY for families entering Kindergarten-8th Grade in September 2018; awards will not be given to children enrolling in Preschool in September 2018.

Families may apply for the Bishop Flores Scholars Tuition Assistance Program through February 28, 2018. It’s a short window, so do not wait to apply. If you plan on seeking tuition assistance from St. Mary, Star of the Sea Elementary School for 2018/2019, you must first apply to the Bishop Flores Tuition Assistance Program before applying to the school for assistance.

You may apply for this program through the website: http://www.bishopfloresscholars.org. If you have any questions, please talk to the elementary office at 760-722-7259.

IMPORTANT DEADLINES

  • January 2, 2018: applications available and application process begins
  • February 28, 2018: deadline for student applications
  • March 23, 2018: tuition assistance awards finalized. Schools and families will be notified via email late March through early April

Catholic High School Applications and Placement Tests

Are you planning on attending a local Catholic High School? Here are upcoming dates to be aware of:

Christmas Break

Our school will be closed for Christmas Break from Monday, December 18, 2017 through Tuesday, January 2, 2018. School resumes on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. We wish you and yours a beautiful Christmas season and New Year!

We invite you and your family to attend Christmas Eve or Christmas Day Mass; multiple Mass times are available. Come home for Christmas to St. Mary, Star of the Sea!

All Student Mass: Immaculate Conception

Our students will be walking to St. Mary’s church on Friday as we celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, a Holy Day of Obligation. All families are invited to attend Mass with their child; we will begin walking at 11:40am and attending Mass at 12:10pm. Should you not be able to make this time with your child, other Mass times are available.

Why do we celebrate Mary’s conception? Church doctrine teaches us that God preserved Mary from original sin from the moment she was conceived; it was defined as a dogma of the Roman Catholic Church in 1854.

You Shop. Amazon Gives Back.

Do you shop on Amazon? We sure do! Did you know you can support St. Mary’s Parish with every purchase you make? Amazon donates a portion of every sale, at no cost to you, to any non-profit organization that you designate. CLICK HERE to set St. Mary, Star of the Sea Parish as your preferred charity/non-profit. Then, the next time you shop, start at http://smile.amazon.com and know that (at no cost to you) .5% of your purchase is going to support St. Mary’s Parish! What could be easier?