November 17, 2023



I would like to begin by wishing everybody a safe, happy, and blessed Thanksgiving holiday. The Greek word, Eucharist, which should be familiar to you in our Catholic world, used to describe the second part of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass meaning, “thanksgiving.” As you celebrate your Thanksgiving dinners, and are thankful for your family and friends, spend some quiet time thanking God for all that you have, and for the Incarnation, God made man in Jesus Christ. 


I am thankful to be serving as Principal as OLSOS! So many of you have been friendly and helpful making my transition to Star a smooth one. I would like to take a moment to share an observation that I’ve noticed my first few months here. Beyond doubt, we all know mothers are the salt of the earth and their influence on the lives of children is immeasurable. Thank you to all the moms who volunteer their time to help us in and around school each day. I also want to say how impressed and happy I am to see so many fathers present around school, particularly at drop off and pick up. Thank you dads!


We have a short week coming up with only two days. I will be participating in my first GP Santa Claus Parade on Friday, November 24th – hope to see you there! I can’t believe the holiday season is already upon us.


In closing, safe travels to all who will be on the roads and in the air during the Thanksgiving holiday. Enjoy the extended break and we will see you back at school on Tuesday, November 28th.




God Bless & Go Sailors!

Mr. Barker

Now Hiring

We have a job opening for an after school Kid's Club Aide. Time involved would be from 3:00 - 6:00 PM, Monday - Friday (following the school calendar). The job would entail supervising students in K-8 grades. Please contact Ms. Kanka or Ms. Dobija for more information or if you are interested. 


We are looking to collect brown paper bags with handles for the St. Nick Shop in December. Save your grocery bags and please drop them off to the front office. Thank you!

A Thank You to Our Book Fair Volunteers

Dear parents, teachers and all who were involved with the book fair,

Thank you, thank you for all your support.  This year Star received $4400.00 from the book fair. With these funds, the library fulfilled all the teachers’ wish lists for their classroom libraries and brought many new books to Our Lady Star of the Sea’s library. The library is getting new book displays for both the younger and older readers. 

Read more below.

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Santa Clause Parade Details

November 24, 9:00 AM

All students are welcome to walk with us in the annual Grosse Pointe Santa Clause Parade. ALL students must be accompanied by an adult. The adult is responsible for the student(s) at all times. All students who attend will receive a Dress Down Day on the Tuesday we return back to school, November, 28.

  • Arrival: Participants should arrive any time after 9 AM and no later than 9:30 AM on November 24 from Lake Shore Drive to park in St. Paul’s parking lot. Participants may NOT enter St. Paul to park from Grosse Pointe Boulevard.
  • Parking: Parking will be available during the parade for participating groups in St. Paul’s parking lot.
  • Lineup: All groups will be positioned on Grosse Pointe Boulevard between Lewiston and Newberry Place. Exact sections (letters A – H) will be released one week prior to the parade.
  • Procession: The parade begins promptly at 10 AM and groups will march from Grosse Pointe Boulevard to Lewiston before rounding to Kercheval to march to Cadieux.
  • After: Upon route completion at the corner of Cadieux and Kercheval, groups will be free to enjoy the remainder of the parade. Santa Claus will be in town for photos as well! His exact location is to be determined. 

Advent Night: O Come Let Us Adore Him

December 5, 6:30 PM

An evening of carols, cocoa, cookies, an Advent reflection to get our hearts in the spirit of waiting, and of course the lighting of our Christmas Star.

Important Dates

Thanksgiving Break

November 22 - 27

Classes resume Tuesday, November 28.

Santa Claus Parade

November 24, Friday

Details posted above.

Rooted - All School

November 29, Wednesday


November 30, Thursday

3rd - 8th Grades

St. Nick Shop

December 4-7

Details coming soon.

Advent Night

December 5, 6:30 PM

Theme: "O Come Let Us Adore Him"

More details coming soon.

Christmas Concert

December 7, Thursday

Details coming soon.

Star Spotlight: Ms. Theis

You knew Ms. Theis as our former 4th Grade teacher, now we meet her as our current Spanish teacher!


"This is my first year teaching Spanish at Star after teaching fourth grade for 9 years here. I taught Spanish for 2 years after college. I am excited to be in this position. I am looking forward to developing our Spanish program, and I glad I am able to watch students grow since I will be teaching them from Preschool to eighth grade." - Ms. Theis

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Hot Lunch - December

Below you will find the Hot Lunch Order form for the month of December. Forms MUST be turned in by November 28 in order to receive Hot Lunch.

Order Form

December Calendar

Download the calendar for December below.



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

  • St. Nick Shop Details
  • Advent Service Project
  • Christmas Concert Details
  • More Star Spotlights - a look into the classroom.

School Year Calendar

Events Calendar

Dress Code


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