It’s official- the S.C.O.P.E. Auction was a wonderful success due to the dedication of several individuals working behind the scenes and through the generosity of so many donors!
As it stands now, we raised $306,000! The total is more than any previous auction. The most exciting news is the Fund-an-Item goal was reached and the plan to replace the flooring on all three levels is now in motion. As many have noted, the physical transformation of our building is apparent. The new flooring ties into our effort to provide a home-like environment which allows for a cozier learning experience.
Our entire staff, Fr. Lappe, and the school commission would like to extend our deepest appreciation to Solenne Santiago for once again providing clever and entertaining videos to enhance our auction.
MAY’S GIVE AWAY
As the month of May is dedicated to Mary, we are giving away a beautiful garden statue of Our Lady. To enter your name, email me “Ave Maria”. May we all grow in greater understanding of Mary’s role in our lives and need to invoke her intercession daily.
CATHOLIC LIBERAL EDUCATION IN ACTION
In Mrs. Kilgallen’s 5th grade science class, a hands-on project involved building rubber band cars. This scientific experiment centered around demonstrating kinetic and potential energy by using plastic cups, straws, and rubberbands. Students were better equipped to understand the concept of storing and releasing energy through visual observation rather than just reading about it.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
A recent quote within “The Loop” nicely sums up our reasons to move toward a liberal arts philosophy and is worth sharing:
If you remove the bacon, lettuce, and tomato you can’t call it a BLT. Likewise if you remove civics, logic, grammar, rhetoric, penmanship, classical languages, religion, and philosophy, you can’t call it education. But this is exactly what mainstream education has done. -Jeremy Wayne Tate
WITNESS OF THE WEEK
Within a classical liberal arts philosophy, attention to detail specifically in writing is heavily encouraged across all disciplines. This past week in 5th grade , Gabe M demonstrated our virtue of the month, diligence, as he turned in quality works of writing requiring fine tuning his essays for success. His effort was noted and appreciated by his instructors.
We are excited to share that our school App is now live and available for use. By making access to information readily available and promoting school involvement, we sincerely hope the new App will enhance your parental experience at Star. https://apps.apple.com/app/olsos-catholic-school/id1621308976
Track meet is Thursday, May 26, at 3PM @ Bremerton High School Memorial Stadium. Please come out and support our students in grades 4-8.
● Join us Friday, June 3, for a presentation by Lindsay Caron, founder and executive director of the Theology of the Body Parent School. Lindsay equips parents with the knowledge and confidence to collaborate with teachers on instruction of Theology of the Body-our newest curriculum at Star
● Please consider attending the Aquinas Classical Academy’s Showcase on Saturday, May 21st
● As the year comes to a close, please remember to enter your volunteer hours in RenWeb, and check to ensure your school fees have been paid. The front office will be assessing fees and emailing those who have not completed their volunteer hours and those with negative account balances.
● The last day school lunches provided by BSD will be Thursday, May 26th. Beginning May 30th, all students will need to bring a sack lunch from home.
● Our lost and found items will be out for display this upcoming week. If your child has misplaced items, please encourage them to come to the office to claim belongings. Items not picked up by Friday, May 20th will be donated to St. Vincent de Paul.
● Friday, May 12-20- Practices for Jungle Book 3:30-7:30pm
● Saturday, May 21- FINAL PERFORMANCE of the Jungle Book in the gym
● Sunday, May 22- 8th grade to host hospitality @ 8 & 11am Masses
● May 23 - May 27 - MAP Testing
● May 23 - May 27- Library books to be returned
● Thursday May 26- Last day school lunches will be provided
● Friday, June 3- First Friday Family Formation Night (Potluck at 6pm)
● Saturday, June 4- Sports Banquet for all athletes and families
● June 6 - June 10- No Bus Service
● Tuesday, June 7th- Field Day- NOON DISMISSAL
● Wednesday, June 8th- 8th Grade Graduation
● Friday, June 10th- Last Day of School and Kindergarten - 7th Grade Moving Up Ceremony @ 11am
NO STAR CARE
SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT
Under the patronage of our Blessed Mother, the mission of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic School is to support parents in their role as the primary educators of their children. Our classical training nourishes the students’ natural sense of wonder and guides them to know and love what is genuinely good, true, and beautiful. Faithful to the teachings of the Catholic Church, we form our students to be virtuous disciples of Jesus Christ and joyful witnesses to the Gospel.