The Morning Star Weekly Newsletter Vol 5, Edition 22 1/26/2021
Dear Morning Star Families and Friends,

Next week we will be celebrating National Catholic Schools Week, February 1st through the 6th. The theme this year is “Catholic Schools - Faith, Excellence, Service. Every day we will have activities that are fun, and faith filled to celebrate Catholic School’s Week. This year we will collect canned fruit for Catholic Charities. Please join us in the celebration!
Monday, students will focus on their community. A central aspect of Catholic education is learning the importance of service to others. When students take part in service activities, they demonstrate the values and faith gained through Catholic Education.
Tuesday, schools will celebrate students by planning enjoyable and meaningful activities and recognizing their accomplishments.
Wednesday is National Appreciation Day for Catholic schools. Students, families, educators, and other Catholic supporters are asked to communicate the value of Catholic education to government leaders.
Thursday, students will focus on faith, knowledge, and service. Catholic schools prepare children to use the God-given talents to their fullest.
Friday, schools will honor teachers and principals as well as administrators and staff who support them in their work and thank those who provide volunteer service. Teachers are the backbone of Catholic schools.
Saturday, we celebrate parents, guardians and other family members who play a vital role in Catholic education. Not only do they volunteer at the school, but they instill values and expectations of their faith and academic excellence in their children at home.

God Bless,
Elaine Shott, Principal
Morning Star School Mission Statement
Rooted in the Gospel and strengthened by the sacraments, the mission of Morning Star School is to provide a unique, inspiring education empowering students with learning differences to achieve their full potential.

Catholic Schools Week
February 1st - 5th is Catholic Schools Week. National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. Expect a week full of surprises! Faith, Service and Knowledge are the hallmarks of a Catholic education. We will express these values throughout a week of celebration!

We are collecting canned fruit for Catholic Charities during Catholic Schools Week. Please have your students bring in as many cans as you are able.
January Mass
Thursday, February 4th, 10:00 am our school Mass will be held at Christ the King Church.

Wednesday, February 17th, 10:00 am our school's Ash Wednesday Mass will be held at Christ the King Church.
Mass will be live streamed and distance learning students are required to attend virtually. Attendance will be counted towards their religion grade. Parents and families are also welcome to view virtually.

CLICK HERE to access our Mass Link at 10:00 am.
2021-2022 Registration
Registration packets have been sent home with your student. It is extremely important that you return your registration paperwork by February 3rd. We will begin accepting new applicants on February 4th. We have a waiting list for grades 5-12. If your paperwork is not returned by February 3rd, we cannot guarantee enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year.
“Shoot for the Stars” on May 24th at San Jose Country Club! The fun begins at 10:00 a.m. with a shotgun start at noon. Tee off with family, friends and colleagues to support special education. Players enjoy lunch, complimentary cocktails, games, prizes and a memorable celebration dinner! And, through February 28th get $50 off your foursome. Click HERE for complete player/sponsorship details and to register on-line!
Mr. Campbell got creative with his lesson and brought animals into the classroom using a Google feature. His students loved it.
Junior High 1 students participated in a “hands-on” lab demonstrating why the Earth has changing seasons.
Students in the 10th grade Environmental Science class used beans to learn about natural selection
High school members of Team Service participated in Socratic Seminars to discuss Act 2 of Shakespeare’s Macbeth.
Students watched the Inauguration Ceremony in the classroom and learned about the democratic process.
If you shop on Amazon, make sure you shop on AmazonSmile. It's exactly the same Amazon you love but a portion of your purchase price will be donated to our school each time you shop!

1. Visit AmazonSmile
2. Select Morning Star School of Jacksonville as your charity of choice and start shopping! 
3. Bookmark the AmazonSmile link and use it each time you shop with Amazon!  (Proceeds will only be donated if you are logged into AmazonSmile).
Download the NEW Box Tops App Today!
Box Tops is a great way to earn fundraising dollars! And now there is a new phone app which makes it easier to earn points for our school! Shop as you normally would, then simply scan your store receipts to find participating products. The app will automatically credit your school's Box Tops earnings online. It's a much easier way to help us earn dollars.

Download the new Box Tops App HERE.
Watch a video about the new process HERE

You may still clip Box Tops and send them to school. Physical Box Tops clips are being phased out of production but may continue to be found on many products throughout the store.

  • Turn in your box tops weekly. They do expire.
  • Be sure to NOT cut the code off. We cannot use it if the code is missing even one of the digits.
  • Place them in a zip lock bag and send them in with your student.

Thank you for supporting our fundraising efforts! Questions? Please reach out to Jackie Rodriguez, our Home & School Box Tops Coordinator at
If you have a great story, please share it with us. We love showcasing the many talents of our students and their families. To submit a story, click the button below.
Our School Mission Statement
Rooted in the Gospel and strengthened by the sacraments, the mission of Morning Star School is to provide a unique, inspiring education empowering students with learning differences to achieve their full potential.
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