What's Happening @ Star of the Sea
You're Invited to the Stella Maris Gala
October 26, 2019
Deadline to Purchase Gala Tickets: Monday, October 21
Price: $125 Each
Get a sneak peak of the Classroom Projects this week! Each grade (K-7) is represented in a beautiful handcrafted item including: wall hangings, a bench and chair and other useful and elegant home décor items detailed with a unique stylized memory of each classmate. All projects are in display in our school lobby this week and are only available to purchase at Gala!
More exiting items to bid on Gala night include:
· Vancouver Wine Festival Tickets x 4
· Dyson vacuum
· Electric Hoverboard
· Electric Scooter
· S&L wine pairing dinner for 6 hosted by General Manager
· 4 nights at Delta Whistler
· 2 bedroom condo in Maui
· West Edmonton Mall hotel stay, attraction passes and $100 dinner valued at $850
· Hockey tickets
· Kids camps, birthday party, dance lessons, basketball camps, golf lessons etc.
· Glow and Vancouver Christmas Market passes
OUTDOOR ED FUNDRAISER – PURDY’S Chocolates
In support of our 2020-2021 Grade 7 Outdoor Education Camp, please have a look at the Purdy’s 2019 Christmas Catalogue and think about your chocolate orders! Click HERE to see the 2019 Christmas Catalogue. Just login or create a new account. A search bar will pop up & type in 25638. Click JOIN CAMPAIGN. Please remember that the prices on the form should include BC tax.
Order forms and online ordering instructions have been sent home with your oldest child today. Ordering will be open until Friday, November 22nd with pickup from the school on December 5 & 6, 2019.
HALLOWEEN CANDY COLLECTION
Every year our school has traditionally collected excess Halloween candy during the week following Halloween, and this year is no different. Please send any candy you have left-over to school. We will be collecting it from Friday, November 1st until Tuesday, November 5th. The candy will then be donated to Good Shepherd Street Ministry & AGAPE who work with the people in our area.
This year our Christmas Play is titled “Straight Outta Bethlehem”. As always we like to give plenty of time for parents to start gathering the costumes for their child(ren).
Kindergarten - Orphans - solid colour t-shirts and jeans or dark solid bottoms
Grade 1 - Sunday best (no jeans)
Grade 2 - Pyjamas
Grade 3 - Barn animals - solid colour shirt in black, brown, white or grey & matching pants (head pieces provided by school)
Grade 4 - Shepherds - bath robes, towel on head with a headband/rope
Grade 5 - Orphans - solid colour t-shirts and jeans or dark solid bottoms
Grade 6 - Disco - white shirts embellished with sparkly/gold/silver accessories. Any colour bottoms
Grade 7 - All black - bring 3 glow necklaces (one to be used at each performance)
WHEN SHOULD I KEEP MY SICK CHILD HOME FROM SCHOOL?
To avoid the spread of illness to other children, families and staff at Star of the Sea School and to help your child have a speedy recovery, please keep your child home from school if he/she:
- Displays symptoms such as excessive coughing, runny nose, fever, vomiting or diarrhea
- Has a suspected or known communicable disease (i.e. Pink eye, cold or flu, rash or other skin infections, chicken pox, gastrointestinal illnesses, head lice (until treated), etc.)
Thank you for helping to keep Star of the Sea School a safe, healthy and happy place for everyone!
SCHOOL CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Just a reminder that our school website calendar has all the fieldtrips/sports events/school activities, etc. for your perusal.
ALL SOULS DAY - November 1st
This year the school has purchased a small personalized "In Loving Memory Book" for the school, which will be used in place of the paper praying hands that we hang on the wall in the lobby. We invite parents to record the names of those they wish us to hold in prayer during the month of November. A prayer for the dead will be included by the book so that parents can pray with their children when they write their loved ones name down. Children will not be invited to write in the book independently. The book of remembrance will be brought to the Parish & placed on the altar during our mass on All Saints Day. Parents will find the book located on the back right corner of the lobby.