The Morning Star Weekly Newsletter Vol 5, Edition 11 10/20/2020
Tuesday, October 27th from 6:30-7:30 pm, please join us for a virtual math night. See some of the exciting ways we are approaching math at school and learn strategies to support your child at home. Look for an RSVP email from Mrs. Binder. 
Fall Fun Day Donation Sign Up
Friday, October 30th, we will have "Fall Fun Day" (more information below). Please help by signing up to donate trinkets and candy)

Click HERE to sign up to donate!

All donations are due on Friday, October 23rd. Please mark the donation with your child's first and last name so you can receive credit. Unfortunately, due to health and safety guidelines, we are unable to allow parent volunteers inside the school for the Fall Fun Day, but we promise to take pictures!
WHAT: Fall Fun Day
WHEN: Friday, October 30th
WHERE: Morning Star School (students only)
One of Morning Star School's favorite events is our annual Fall Festival. Due to circumstances this year we are not able to continue our traditional Fall Festival Day but will have “Fall Fun Day” which allows us have fun while following our new school safety guidelines. Unfortunately, due to health and safety guidelines, we are unable to allow parent volunteers inside the school for the Fall Fun Day, but we promise to take pictures!

Click HERE to sign up to donate trinkets and candy!
  • All students may wear a costume to school. Costumes must be school appropriate-no gory, scary, or inappropriate costumes will be permitted. If your child prefers not to wear a costume, he or she may dress in orange and black. 

  • Activities will be planned throughout the day. Students will remain with their class, keeping cohorts together during activities. It will not be a whole school event as it has been in the past. 

  • Our everyday health and safety guidelines will be followed during this event. Any snacks or drinks provided will be store-bought and individually pre-packaged. Students will collect candy and trinkets throughout the day. Teachers typically allow students to eat one or two pieces of candy, and the rest is sent home. If you would prefer your child not partake in the snacks provided, please email your child's teacher and send in separate snacks for your child for this day.

  • If your child is remote learning during the 2nd nine weeks, we will have a packet for them so he or she can partake in activities as well. Packets may be picked up on Wednesday, 10/28 or Thursday, 10/29 during school hours (8am-3pm). If you need to pick up after that, after school is until 6pm, but please reach out to us and let us know if you are coming during after school care hours. 
Happy Birthday Ms. Shott!

Ms. Shott received cards and well wishes on her birthday last week. She was surprised with decorations in her office and delicious cupcakes. Students sang her happy birthday after she received her birthday blessing from Father Boddie at school Mass. We hope Ms. Shott had a wonderful birthday!
Sonic the Service Hedge Hog

There are so many things going on in the classroom that sometimes it can be difficult to pay attention. But don't fear.... Sonic is here! This cute and cuddly little hedge hog always come to the rescue! Sonic provides comfort and support to students who have a hard time staying focused. we love you Sonic!
October Mass

Even though we have had to make changes to comply with social distancing regulations our school Mass has been going very smoothly. We do miss having guests and our distance learners in attendance but we have been live streaming the Mass so all may participate virtually.
Our Outdoor Fitness Area is Almost Done!

The equipment and artificial turf have been installed! We also used the leftover turf outside our Primary classroom. Everyone is so excited to get out there and play! A huge thank you to the Chartrand Family for making this dream a reality!
Ms. Hurst’s JH2 Science class learned about plant and animal cell similarities and differences. Each student decorated a graham cracker for a plant cell and a jumbo sugar cookie for an animal cell. After using various candies that resembled the specific parts of each cell, students ate their “edible” cells. It was really “sweet”!

It's exactly like Amazon but you'll make a difference!
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
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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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