This week, we will start our Spring MAP Testing in the following three disciplines: reading, math and language arts. Students will take one growth assessment each morning with Thursday/Friday as additional days for those who were absent or in need of more time to finish. Please ensure that your child receives adequate sleep and good nutrition each morning as always, but especially this week. Also, encourage your child to put forth their best effort so as to truly reflect their academic growth through our new modes of teaching and prior knowledge.
MAY’S GIVE AWAY -WINNER!!!
May’s giveaway of a beautiful garden statue of Our Lady was won by the Garcia family. Congratulations! Thanks to all who responded last week by reading the newsletter and submitting, “Ave Maria”.
CATHOLIC LIBERAL EDUCATION IN ACTION
Mrs. Bennett’s preschool 4 class painted red eggs after reading the story of St. Mary Magdalene. The reason for this is stated below:
According to tradition, Saint Mary Magdalene, who had patrician rank, gained an audience in Rome with the
emperor after the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Christ. She denounced Pilate for his handling of Jesus' trial and then began to talk with Caesar about Jesus' resurrection. She picked up a hen's egg from the dinner table to illustrate her point about resurrection. Caesar was unmoved and replied that there was as much chance of a human being returning to life as there was for the egg to turn red. Immediately, the egg miraculously turned red in her hand! It is because of this tradition that Orthodox Christians exchange red eggs at Easter.
WITNESS OF THE WEEK
Nicholas E (2nd grade) demonstrated May’s virtue of “diligence” when he taught himself to write with his left hand due to a right hand injury. He completed all assignments without any complaining and kept a joyful disposition. Timothy H (1st grade) demonstrated the virtue of “kindness”when he encouraged a classmate to join him at a recess game rather than sit alone.
The school’s new app can be accessed by an Android as well by following the link below:
Apple phone access: 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.
● Free dress Tuesday, May 24th, for Eighth Graders who served at hospitality in uniform
● Join us at our First Friday Family Formation, 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 support curriculum at Star
● Beginning May 30th, all students will need to bring a sack lunch from home.
● There will be no bus service on June 9th or 10th
● May 23 - May 27 -MAP Testing
● May 23 - May 27- Library books to be returned -fees assigned to those with lost or damaged books
● 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 (see attached flyer)
● 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/K-7th Moving Up Ceremony @ 11am- NO STAR CARE
● Sunday, June 19th- Corpus Christi Procession
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.