school newsletter: march 6, 2022
Last week, I sent an email regarding the passing of our former bus driver and lunchroom
monitor, David Bauld. Now, I feel it is only fitting that I share the immense impact David had on
our students during his time at Star. He spent much of his workday genuinely dedicated toward
the formation of our students. His intentional interaction with students (and even staff) left each
knowing that he deeply cared for them and their relationship with the Lord. We are grateful for
the Bauld family for sharing this incredible man with us.
As we near First Communion, Easter, high school graduations, and even summer weddings, I
would like to encourage parents to utilize the School Religious Gift Store when looking for
special gifts. Mr. and Mrs. Shurtz (Star parents) have recently ordered a variety of items for the
liturgical seasons and life’s special events. The Religious Gift Store enables you to view products
in person versus ordering online. Cards and gift bags are also available making your shopping
experience just a bit easier. Furthermore, the goal of the gift store is not to make money, but
rather the store offers a means for both school and parish families to evangelize through
purchasing religious items. The store is located in Camerman Hall and is open each Sunday
after the 8 and 11 am Masses.
CATHOLIC LIBERAL EDUCATION IN ACTION
In Mr. Gill's 5th, 6th, & 8th grade math classes, students are given the wonderful opportunity for
one-on-one instruction once a week. Not only does Mr. Gill present the varying Math disciplines
with great enthusiasm, but he’s helping students to discover their individual gifts for
mathematics. So often students reference math stating “it’s irrelevant to real life, so why learn”
or “I’m just not good at math.” Mr. Gill is changing the mindset of many students by
encouraging them to discover the truths about mathematical concepts and it’s true application in
life rather than just presenting a process to follow. This teaching method has proven to be an
effective way to facilitate student learning.
WITNESSES OF THE WEEK
Benjamin R was nominated for demonstrating cheerfulness upon arrival at school this
week. Although “Temperance” is the virtue focused on this month, Benjamin’s effort to start the
day off with intentional positivity was a great example to his peers.
● Funeral for David Bauld is scheduled for Friday, March 11th at 11:00
● This week Governor Inslee announced that on March 12th, Washington State’s mask
mandate will expire. Students and staff will no longer be required to wear masks in the
● Every Wednesday during Lent, a Rice & Bean Bowl will be available for $2 to help
support our Sister Parish in Uganda. This is a great opportunity to have your students
practice fasting with a simple meal and almsgiving (see attached flyer)
● Enrollment for current students is now open.
○ If you did not receive an email with instructions, please email Kara at email@example.com
○ If you will not be returning to Star, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
● SCOPE Trivia Date Night tickets are ON SALE NOW! Tickets are $30 per couple or
$20/single ticket. Next week, OLSOS staff will provide car-side service at drop off, or
pickup, to families interested in purchasing tickets. Email your order to
email@example.com and I will ensure your tickets are ready. Childcare will be
available for this event. Please contact the parish office to sign up. Additionally, the class
with the highest participation will be rewarded with a trip to Quarters Arcade!
● 6th and 7th grade NET Retreat will be taking place April 7th, on the OLSOS Campus
(Gym and Center Rooms)
● Thurs., March 10 & 11th- NO SCHOOL- Staff In-Service
● Fri., March 11th- Funeral for David Bauld @11am
● Fri., March 11th- Stations of the Cross @ 5:30 followed by Fish Fry in Camerman Hall
● Monday, March 28th- NO SCHOOL- Archdiocese granted teachers a wellness day off
● Fri., April 1st -First Friday Family Formation Night featuring St. Jane Dominic’s
presentation on good literature at 6:00 pm, following Stations at 5:30. Childcare and
pizza will be provided in the school gym.
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
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School Principal, Mrs. Tina Powell