From the Desk of Mr. Kealy
Dear Star Parents and Families,
This week has been very busy! Re-enrollment for next year is currently underway. If you haven’t already re-enrolled, please take the time to complete the process by next week because open enrollment for new students will begin March 2nd. As a reminder, the re-enrollment is not complete until the Tuition Worksheet & the Annual Fund paperwork has been returned to the school office.
There seems to be some confusion over the announcement I made in last week’s letter pertaining to the in-parish tuition change. The announced change stated any practicing Catholic family can now qualify for the in-parish tuition rate. Please note, you still need to attend Mass, either here at Star or at your home parish (St. Olaf’s, St Gabriel’s, Holy Trinity, etc.). Attached to this email is a new form that verifies a family’s participation at Mass. This form will need to be filled out by ALL families requesting the in-parish tuition rate, including those who attend Mass at Our Lady Star of the Sea. Without this completed document, you will be charged the full tuition rate for the 2020-2021 school year. If you need more paperwork or help with your re-enrollment contact the office.
This week we began our after school clubs and they seem to be fairly full. Please remember, unless otherwise notified by the club leader, all clubs start at 3:30 pm and end at 4:00 pm. All students MUST be picked up from their club by 4:00 pm. Students not picked up after this time will be sent to Star Care.
Recently I was made aware that there were some students who had missed out on the Free Dress Day they earned for volunteering at Mass or the Pancake Breakfast during Catholic Schools Week. Therefore, we have designated Monday, March 2nd as the date for those students to receive their free dress. Please remember this is only for those who helped out at Mass or the Pancake Breakfast during Catholic Schools Week. If you have already had your free dress you may not participate on the 2nd. March 2nd is only for students who were eligible but forgot on the 3rd of February.
Lastly, students may bring their science fair boards and equipment to the lunchroom on the morning of Tuesday, February 25th. The school doors across from the gym will be open at 7:30 am.
Upcoming SEP Trainings at Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish
February 25th @ 6:00 pm in Parish Center Rooms 1 & 2
Childcare will NOT be available
All volunteers must complete the initial Safe Environment Program training and then update this training every three years, online. Volunteers must also pass a background check prior to volunteering in the school.
Mon; 24 Feb - NET Retreat; Middle School
Tue; 25 Feb - Open House / Science Fair 5-7 pm & PANERA FUNDRASIER from 4pm-8pm
Tue; 25 Feb - Virtus (SEP) training, Center Rooms 1&2
Wed; 26 Feb - Ash Wednesday (Full uniform required)
Mon; 2 Mar - CSW Free Dress Make-up
Mon; 9 Mar - 4th Grade Field Trip to Olympia
Thur; 12 Mar - Last Day of 2nd Trimester
Have a safe and relaxing weekend and God bless!
Kevin Kealy, Principal