The Morning Star Weekly Newsletter Vol 5, Edition 4 9/1/2020
Dear Morning Star Families & Friends,
Welcome to the first week of September. We have officially made it through August! Morning Star students amaze me every day with their smiles, excitement, and desire to learn. We could not have had such a successful start to the school year if were not for the dedication and hard work of the teachers and the cooperation and support of our Morning Star parents.

Thank you!
Elaine Shott, Principal
Cookie Dough Fundraiser
Wednesday, August 9th (next week) is the last day of our Cookie Dough Fundraiser. Let's get selling to help our school.
Noon Dismissal & Non-Uniform Day
Friday, September 4th is a noon dismissal and a non-uniform day. After school care will be available that day. 
No School
Monday, September 7th is Labor Day
How to Stay on Top of Things with Google Classroom Assignments
One of our helpful teachers, Ms. Brock, created this step-by-step guide to help students (and parents) track assignments.

Click HERE to view the guide.

Please note - not all teachers share grades for all subjects. At Morning Star we offer individualized learning in all areas; this includes how assignments are arranged and listed on Google Classroom. 
Please Send Us Pictures of your At Home Learners
We want to know how your student is doing with their virtual classes! Please keep us posted by sending us pictures and information about their classes, projects, and studies. We will share these in our weekly newsletter and on social media!

Send information to
New iPad Learning Platform
All students will have their own iPad for school AND home use. They will use a new learning platform (Student Google Classroom) designed over the summer. Please take a minute to watch this tutorial about the new learning platform.  

iPad Learning Platform TUTORIAL click HERE

iPad Learning Platform click HERE

To download written instructions click HERE
Box Tops Can Help Make a Difference
No matter what school looks like this Fall, Box Tops can help provide needed items for teachers and students. Earn cash for your school with the Box Tops app!

Download the Box Tops App HERE.
Outdoor Lunchtime while Social Distancing!

Our students did a great job with their outdoor social distancing lunch.
Happy Birthday Father Boddie!

Father James Boddie, Pastor of Christ The King Parish, celebrates his birthday this Sunday, September 6th! Father Boddie has always been one of Morning Star School's greatest supporter! Our children, teachers and staff always look forward to his visits. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Father Boddie! We love you.
Making PE Work in our new Social Distance World!

Coach Bryan came up with some very cleaver P.E. games which include social distancing. Great job coach!
Outdoor Fitness Center Progress!

We continue to see progress outside! Concrete footers were dug and poured, the field has been leveled and excess dirt and grass have been removed! Stay tuned for weekly updates!
Sister Elise and her students sang “God Loves Me” in religion class.
Sterlings' mom sent a note and picture about her at-home student! Please send your pictures and updates to We want to hear and share your stories too!

"When you see your child understand something they have been working on and they get the answer right when the teacher calls on him -- it makes you feel sooooo good! And their face makes it all worth it!"
Corbin took a well-deserved snooooooze during class.
Father Boddie visited with MSS High School students last week. Thank you Father Boddie!
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
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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