January 26, 2024



We are excited to celebrate Catholic Schools Week (Jan. 28th – Feb. 2nd)! We kick off the annual event with our Open House this Sunday from 11:30 p.m. -2:30 p.m. The theme for this year is “United in Faith and Community.”  There are several exciting events scheduled for the week, including themed dress-down days. Please visit our website (Sailor’s Corner) for the full list of activities, events, and themed dress down days.  


Thank you for choosing to send your children to a Catholic School! Your sacrifice is appreciated and well worth it! Catholic schools do make a difference!


“The Catholic school’s proper function is to create for the school community a special atmosphere animated by the Gospel spirit of freedom and charity, to help youth grow according to the new creatures they were made through baptism as they develop their own personalities, and finally to order the whole of human culture to the news of salvation so that the knowledge the students gradually acquire of the world, life and man is illumined by faith.” +Pope Paul VI


A quick reminder about drop off. Please do not leave your vehicles unattended when you are in the drop off lane. Leaving vehicles unattended causes gaps in the line which forces other cars to have to maneuver around the unattended vehicle. This creates a safety issue. Thank you for your patience and staying in your vehicle when you are in line.


In closing, have a blessed weekend and Go Lions!  


God Bless & Go Sailors!

Mr. Barker

As you may have noticed, we have been working hard on our marketing efforts to share with our community all that Star has to offer. Please check out the video below and how we are welcoming families to our school.

Upcoming Art Show

January 28, 2024

11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Students and their families are invited! Our students have been working so hard on their art pieces and look forward to showing them off at this year's Art Show. This will take place in the cafeteria and in the hallways during Open House. Anyone who wears their uniform will be given a Dress Down Day on February 5. Be sure to sign-in when you arrive to the cafeteria in order to get your Dress Down Day.

Open House

January 28, 2024

11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

As we get ready for our upcoming Open House, we need your help to spread the word. You may notice some signs, flyers, and ads around town and on social media. We encourage you to invite anyone who may have any interest. For those unable to come to the Open House, they are encouarged to call the front office to schedule a personal tour.

We are also asking all of our parents with a social media presence (Facebook or Instagram), to please SHARE and RSVP to the Open House event on Facebook. We are hoping to spread the word to as many families as possible and your support makes this happen.

Thank you!

Looking Ahead: Special Person's Day

From January 29 - February 2, we will be celebrating Catholic School's Week. This is an exciting time for us and will culminate with Special Person's Day on Friday, February 2. Each student in Kindergarten - 8th Grade will be able to bring a special person in their life with them to school - a parent, grandparent, older sibling, aunt/uncle. They will meet your student at morning Mass in the Church gathering space and then go to the classroom. Do not have them come to the front office or any other door. This is a half day with an 11:00 AM dismissal. The Special Person must be 16 years old or older. If your child choses to participate, each student must turn in to the office TWO forms linked below.

Last chance to bring in your Background Check & Information Form will be this MONDAY, JANUARY 29. No exceptions.

Catholic Schools Week + Lunches of Loves

Catholic Schools Week is an exciting time for our school. We will be celebrating January 29 - February 2. Please see the linked calendar for the fun activities.

During the week, our older students will participate in Lunches of Love and package up care packages and lunches for the homeless. To make this happen, each grade is asked to particiapte by bringing in one item. Please see the list linked below.

All items for Lunched os Love and the hygiene bags must be brought in by TUESDAY, JANUARY 30.

Reenrollment & Sibling Enrollment

An email was sent out from the school on January 19 regarding the reenrollment process as well as how to enroll siblings of existing students. Please read and review that email thoroughly.

All families must log in to their FACTS Family portal as directed in the email. Please contact the school office with any questions.

Important Dates

Catholic Schools Week

January 29 - February 2

*All days are considered Dress Down Days except Friday. Please make sure your child wears their Mass uniform on Friday.

Catholic Schools Week Calendar

Middle School Preview Night

January 31, Wednesday, 6:30 PM

All 4th and 5th Grade families plus perspective families are encouraged to participate in our Middle School Preview Night. Meet our teachers and learn about the Star Middle School experience. This will take place in The Pointe.

View Flyer

Free Throw Show Competition

February 5, Monday 6:00 - 7:00 PM

You shoot 15 Free Throws. Ages 9-14.

A winner for boys and girls in each age group will advance to the next level. District (TBD), Archdiocesan (March 2nd) and State level (March 17th) competitions will follow.

Registration begins at 5:45 PM at the Our Lady Star of the Sea Gym-Grosse Pointe Woods. Please have a parent or Guardian with you to sign the registration form and register by 6:30 PM.

View Flyer


February 5, Monday 6:00 PM

SHIFT Kitchen & Cocktails

Get ready for this year's auction by attending our StarTender event. Order your favorite cocktails from your favorite StarTenders and enjoy a night out!

February Calendar

Download the calendar for February below.


Go Lions!

Strong and faithful God, as we come together for this contest, we ask you to bless these athletes. Keep them safe from injury and harm, instill in them respect for each other, and reward them for their perseverance. Lead us all to the rewards of your kingdom where you live and reign for ever and ever.



Look for the following information in the next editions of Sailor's Corner:

  • More Star Spotlights - a look into the classroom.

School Year Calendar

Events Calendar

Dress Code


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