The Morning Star Weekly Newsletter Vol 5, Edition 31 3/30/2021
Dear Morning Star Families and Friends,

The Diocese will continue its mask protocol for all Catholic Schools. Morning Star students will wear their masks as usual in class. All students from K-12 have done an outstanding job following all our protocols, I am very proud of them.

Please remember, SUFS needs to have all families’ applications and required documents by June 1 to process them for a full scholarship. SUFS recognizes that it is very likely that there will be tremendous changes to the scholarship programs and processes. They are already making plans to address these changes. SUFS and FES are now once-in, always-in scholarships, but because of the impending changes, they need every family to fill out another application. This must be done prior to June 1, 2021. Mrs. Misner in the front office has sent multiple emails with this information. All Morning Star families that have SUFS or FES scholarships must renew their application for next school year by June 1. If you have any questions at all, please contact the front office.

If your child has never been able to receive a scholarship, either McKay, Gardiner, SUFS, or FES this might be a good time to apply for either the Step Up For Students or Florida Empowerment Scholarship. Requirements are changing and you might qualify now when in the past you did not. Since it is now likely that the prior-year-in-a-public-school requirement will go away, you might be able to receive the FES scholarship!! Remember, you can not take funds from multiple scholarships. One scholarship per students. Example: If you have the McKay scholarship, you can not apply for FES and take that funding as well. You must choose one or the other. Again, please call the office if you have any questions.

I would like to wish all Morning Star families a happy and safe Easter holiday.

Elaine Shott, Principal
Dress Down Day Tomorrow!
Wednesday, March 31st, students will have a dress down day.
Campus Clean Up
Saturday, April 10th from 9:00 - 11:00am we will have a "Campus Clean Up" day. Please come help us maintain our amazing campus!

Click HERE to sign up!
Easter Holiday
Easter Break will begin on Holy Thursday, April 1st. Classes will resume on April 12th.

Wednesday, March 31st is a full day of school and after school care will be available until 6pm.  
Star 360 Assessment Parent Report
Parents of Remote Learners:

We will need you to come to school this week Monday, 29th-Wednesday, 31st during school hours (7:30am-3pm) to review, sign and receive a copy of your student's STAR 360 report. If you need to come during after school care hours (3pm-6pm), please email Mrs. Binder ( to let her know.
April Mass
Thursday, April 15th, 10:00 am our school 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.
We hope you enjoy this video created by MSS student Brandon!
A HUGE thank you to our SPONSORS so far...

Walsh Investment Consulting, Parliment Family Foundation, J-Tech Institute, Auld & White Constructors, Carillo Family, Fidelity National Financial, Ascension St. Vincent's, Maynor & Maynor CPAs, Nimnicht Buick GMC, and Underwood Jewelers

Games and Silent auctions are a great way to maximize revenue for our school. And, no event would be complete without fun prizes and a few tables filled with exciting auction packages. Items such as travel/dining experiences, sporting event tickets, beauty and spa certificates, sports memorabilia, music and entertainment venues, family outings, technology, gift baskets, jewelry and high-end items are just a few ideas. And of course, monetary donations are always appreciated. No item is too small or too large. We will put anything you provide to good use. 
In addition to items your family donates, please ask the businesses you frequent to also help out. Click HERE to print a “Community Partner” letter that you may use when speaking to a business. Please make sure to also complete a donation form so we can thank you (and others) properly. Click HERE to print the donation form.
To discuss sponsor packages, prize donations or other ways you can help, please contact Maria Johnson, Director of Development, at (904) 962-5080 or
Corbin visited with Mission as they showed off their brand-new service dog harnesses.
Students praised the Lord through song and dance in religion class with Sister Elise.
Intermediate prep made their own rain sticks and wrote a report about how music made them feel. In writing the report they learned about idioms and incorporating compound sentences. Some students wrote that music made them feel like they were "walking on sunshine" or "walking on cloud nine".
Intermediate 1 has been learning about gravity on the Earth and the moon!
Junior High 1 students planed, researched and presented their findings on organizations that protect endangered animals.
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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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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