May 23, 2024

Good afternoon,


It was a short week here at Star, but we had lots going on. Our 8th graders were on their annual class trip, this year over the mighty Mackinac Bridge into the UP. Our 6th & 7th graders participated in a Christian service project helping package food for the poor at Forgotten Harvest, while our Kindergarten students delighted their parents and grandparents with a wonderful play performance! The Preschool students enjoyed a wonderful picnic with their parents while our 6th graders were on a field trip to downtown Detroit to learn about the Underground Railroad. Thank parent volunteers and participants for making these extracurricular activities so special. Thank you, teachers, for your hard work in planning and coordinating. 


We’ve come to the American tradition of the long, Memorial Day holiday weekend. It’s important to reflect on the meaning and reason why we honor this day. Memorial Day, observed on the last Monday of May, honors the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings, and participating in parades. Freedom is not free.” Thank you to all our soldiers who died for our country and defending our freedom. We shared this prayer with our students during this morning’s prayer:


Let us pray…God of power and mercy, you destroy war and put down earthly pride.

Banish violence from our midst and wipe away our tears, that we may all deserve to be called your sons and daughters. Keep in your mercy those men and women who have died in the cause of freedom and bring them safely into your kingdom of justice and peace. We ask this though Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


In closing, we are working on specific contact information for current and prospective parents, who need to contact the school during the summer break. Expect to see that information in the next Sailor’s Corner. Enjoy the extended break. We look forward to seeing you back at school on Tuesday, 5/28.



God Bless & Go Sailors!  

Mr. Barker

LAST CHANCE: Field Day Volunteer Sign Up

Please consider signing up for Field Day. This is a fun day for all the students and staff and a great way to join in on the fun!

More details about Field Day coming soon!

*ALL volunteers and adults on campus must be up to date with Protecting God's Children.


Details for Field Day

Please read the below information regarding our upcoming Field Day and what your child will need.

  • Doors open at 9:45 AM. The day begins at 10:00 AM.
  • Field Day includes Kindergarten - 8th Grade. No school for preschool.
  • Students must bring a packed lunch.
  • Students will be eating in their classroom. There will be no microwaves available.
  • Send your child with TWO water bottles.
  • Send your child with sunscreeen already applied, and extra if needed.
  • Apparel: Unaltered Spirit wear. Wear gym shoes.
  • No face paint includuing eye black.

Awards Mass

Parents were notified this week if their child will be recognized at our Awards Ceremony on May 30. Please join us to recognize these students after the 8:30 AM Mass.

NEXT WEEK: Fun in the Sun Fundraiser

From now until Field Day on May 31, we will be collecting new outside toys to be donated to the Sacred Heart - Women Specialty Center for children who come in with their parents. These items can include jump ropes, sidewalk chalk, bubbles, balls, and more. Please bring these items to the school on Field Day.

Thank you so much for your donations.

Congrats to LEGO Teams!

On Sunday, May 19, our LEGO Teams participated in their first festival. Held at University Liggett, 13 teams, including the OLSOS Sailors and the OLSOS Skippers, presented their builds, which centered on the league theme of "Masterpiece." The builds showcased the teams' creativity and included fun coding challenges. Our teams were comprised of 12 students in grades K - 3. They were led by head LEGO Team advisor, Ms. Dawn Dobija, and supported by parent coaches Anthony Schorer, Jenny Ryan and Rose Farley, as well as 5th grader mentors Valentino Falcon and Nola Farley. Special thank you to the family members who volunteered time throughout the season, and to Dr. Julie Henry Kelly, who helped design and coordinate our fun team t-shirts. Brought to you by our Star Lights after school program, we congratulate our team members on a wonderful first season, and look forward to next year!


Please join us for the last school Mass on June 6 at 8:30 AM. Mass will be followed by a short ceremony and class photos. Afterwards, your child will go back to class to collect their things and close out the day. Your child will be dismissed at the courtyard doors at 10:00 AM.

Important Dates

No School - Auction Day Off

May 23, Thursday

Memorial Day Break

May 24 - 27

Awards Mass

Thursday, May 30

Field Day

Friday, May 31

(Kindergarten - 8th Grade)

Late start - Doors open at 9:45 AM, Field Day begins at 10:00 AM.

Students should pack their own lunch.

8th Grade Graduation

June 1, Saturday

Kindergarten Graduation

June 5, Wednesday

Last Day for Preschool

June 5, Wednesday


June 6, Thursday

May & June Calendar

Download the calendar for May & June below.


School Year Calendar

Events Calendar

Dress Code


Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic School |

Facebook  Instagram