The Morning Star Weekly Newsletter Vol 5, Edition 5 9/8/2020
Dear Morning Star Families & Friends,
The Diocese has partnered with Health Hero Florida, providers of vaccinations for schools. Health Hero Florida will be offering a Flu Shot Clinic at Morning Star on Tuesday, September 22. The vaccination is free and is a service for all of our students, regardless of any healthcare coverage. You are in no way required to have your child vaccinated. If you would like your child to be vaccinated with the flu shot, please complete the consent form (link below) and return it to school by September 18th.

Remote learners are also included and are welcome to come to school that day to receive the flu shot. A schedule, similar to the one used for picture day, will be created prior to the clinic. 

If you would like to take advantage of this service, a parent or guardian must fill out and return the consent form. You may return the form via email to, fax at 904-721-1040, or send it in with your child. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me by email or phone.

Elaine Shott, Principal
Cookie Dough Fundraiser Deadline Date EXTENDED
Monday, September 14th is the new deadline date for the cookie dough fundraiser orders.

We implemented a new and improved Online Store and apparently it did not sync with the old store. Students who have already registered will need to re-register at: Then they just key in the School ID which is found on their parent letter (2054), fill in the student name and then the student ID which is the # on the top left corner of their order form. This will assure that they also get prizes for all of their orders. If you have any questions, you may contact customer service at 1-864-236-7238

Please click HERE to read more important updates on the cookie dough fundraiser
Free Flu Shot Offered at School
Tuesday, September 22nd Health Hero Florida will be offering free flu shots at Morning Star. If you would like your student to receive the flu shot a parent or guardian must fill out and return a consent form for each child by September 18th. You may return the form via email to, fax at 904-721-1040, or with your child.

Click HERE to download the Flu Shot Consent Form
Schedule Your Student's Senior Portrait
Sunday, November 1st is the deadline to be photographed for senior portraits.
Schedule your senior’s photo session online at Lifetouch & Prestige Portraits. To view senior portrait information flyer click HERE.

Schedule your appointment at or call 904-398-1050.
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
Ricardo, a student from our first high school graduating class, started his job today at Wolfson Children's Hospital Autism and Neurodevelopment Center as a Rehab Tech! Everyone at Morning Star is so proud of him and his achievements!
A Huge Welcome to Our Newest Class Buddies!

We are very happy that our new friends Boo and Buttercup have joined us in Mrs. Franqui's Intermediate classroom. They enjoy sitting on their mat on Mrs. Franqui's desk, listening and learning from their teacher and being part of the classroom of students!
Corbin Cares!

Corbin demonstrated how to comply with CDC guidelines to keep himself and everyone around him safe.
Outdoor Fitness Center Progress!

The excitement continues as concrete for the walls was poured today! Expected completion is now early to mid October. Very exciting times!
Primary read a story about a boy who visits his dad's building site to help out. We then donned our hard hats and visited our own building construction site. Students were able to ask Mr. Titus (outdoor fitness area project manager) many questions about the project, the site plan and how construction was going.
Mrs. Militante taught students about music and movement by using scarves. It was fun, colorful and got our students up and dancing in class!
This student took her time to ensure that her Math answers were correct. As a reward, she got to show her work to our class guinea pigs, Boo and Buttercup.
K’lon discussed his dream classroom while practicing the writing skill of adding detail. The goal of the lesson was to entice the other group members to want to know more!
Puff and Megan were on the lookout for Labor Day! They had been working so hard and were looking forward to the extra day off.
Gabriel has been doing a great job staying on top of his studies as a remote learner. Keep up the good work Gabriel!
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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