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The Auction is Almost Here

October 26th is right around the corner!  We are busily working on the final details in order to make this year’s auction our biggest –and most fun–event ever.  Thank you to all the Morning Star families and supporters for your hard work, donations and generosity of spirit.  A very special thank you to the wonderful folks at St. Pete Catholic High School for all of their assistance.

We have hundreds of AMAZING items for auction this year.  A few examples include Walt Disney 1-Day Hopper tickets, Sea World passes, Legoland passes, Kennedy Space Center admission tickets, Lightning tickets & gift certificates to hotels, restaurants, movie theaters, spas, and stores like Gold & Diamond Source, Bath & Body Works, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Marshall’s and much more.  Please call (727) 544-6036 for tickets.  Get your holiday shopping finished early this year all while helping the wonderful students of Morning Star.

  • Date:  Saturday, October 26, 2013
  • Time:  6:30p-10:30p
  • Location:  St. Pete Catholic High School Auditorium, 6333 9th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL, 33781
  • Individuals Tickets: $30 per person
  • Sponsorships are available.



SCAPES: City, Land & Word

Artwork from some of the students of Morning Star is on display during the month of October at the Morean Art Center and in the rotunda of the Pastoral Center, both located in St. Petersburg.  Entitled SCAPES:  City, Land & Word, the exhibits are influenced by the styles of artists Udomsak Krisanamis, David Hockney, Paul Morrison, Mickalene Thomas, and Graham Gillmore.  Thank you to our amazing art teacher, Ms. Miles, for her dedication and vision.

The Morean Art Center, located at 719 Central Avenue, will display the works from October 8th – 20th.  There will be a reception on Saturday, October 12th, from 5p-8p.

The artwork will be showcased in the rotunda of the Pastoral Center throughout October 2013.  The address is 6363 9th Avenue N.

We are so proud of all of our students.  Please join us in supporting them.

School Pictures Rescheduled

Andrea Walls with Off The Walls Photography will be at Morning Star on  Thursday, October 10th to take both class and individual student pictures. For Individual Photos:   Candid and posed photos will be taken of each student on picture day.  Order forms with proof sheets for all individual pictures will be handed out approximately one week after picture day.  Payment is due when the order is placed.  For Class Photos:  Payment for the class photo is due on or before picture day, October 10th.

School uniforms are optional for picture day.

Please visit Off The Walls website to see samples of Andrea’s beautiful photography.

Give with Target is back

Are you on Facebook &  want an easy-breezy way to raise money for Morning Star?  The Give with Target campaign is back for a second year!  Just click here and vote for our school.  (Or head to Once we get 25 votes, Target will donate $1 for every vote we receive–up to $10,000.  The campaign runs until September 21 or until $5 million has been allocated. Last year, the $5 million was dispersed before the deadline was up—so please remember to vote every week!  Invite friends and family to vote for us too.  The donations received from Target will be used for school supplies and new PE equipment.  Thank you!

It’s August (Already?!)

Summer camp wrapped up yesterday at Morning Star.  A big thank you to Ms. Debbie & Mrs. Steele for creating such fun and engaging programs for the kids to enjoy.

The Back to School Orientation is right around the corner on Friday, August 16th beginning at 3 pm.  Students may meet their teachers and classmates, tour their classrooms, and purchase uniform and PE shirts.  A family BBQ will follow in the OTHERS Hall.  We’ll supply the burgers, hot dogs and drinks and request that families bring a side dish or dessert to share.  It’s a great way to kick off the new school year!

The following is the school supply list for the 2013-2014 school year.  At the beginning of school, each classroom teacher will provide her own additional list of supplies, if needed.

  • 1 pair of scissors
  • 2 boxes of Kleenex
  • 2 packages of white copy paper
  • 2 glue sticks
  • 1 zippered pencil bag
  • 1 large eraser
  • 1 set of headphones labeled with student’s name
  • 1 package of colored pencils


Summer Camp

Morning Star School will offer 4 weeks of summer camp this year!  Camp is available to Morning Star students.


HOURS:  Monday – Thursday, 9am – 2pm

Week 1:  July 8, 9, 10, 11

Week 2:  July 15, 16, 17, 18

Week 3:  July 22, 23, 24, 25

Week 4:  July 29, 30, 31, & August 1

COST:  $125 per week

TEACHERS:  Mrs. Steele & Ms. Debbie

ASSISTANTS:  High School Students from St. Pete Catholic & Clearwater Central Catholic

Daily activities will include academics, instructional activities, arts and crafts, cooking, sign language, music and movement, free play, board games and sports.  Campers must bring their own lunch.  Snacks will be provided.  Please see Mrs. King in the school office for registration paperwork. Thank you!

Countdown to Summer Break

It’s been another wonderful year at Morning Star School.  It is hard to believe that the last day of school, June 7th, is just around the corner.  Please note that pick up will be at 11:00am that day.  Thank you to all the teachers, staff, students, and parents who make ours such a special community.  Over the summer, we at Morning Star will be working hard on adding classrooms for our high school students, updating the school website and exploring fundraising opportunities.  Our summer office hours are M-TH, 9:00am – 3:00pm.

Students, please remember to read over the next few months to keep your learning skills fresh.  Have a blessed and safe summer break!  See you all at the Morning Star Open House BBQ on Friday, August 16, 2013 from 5:00 – 8:00pm!

Fundraiser success

Hello All!  We met our sales goal with our chocolate fundraiser.  The school raised $3000 to help provide updated technology in each of the classrooms. Thank you to everyone who made this event a success.  At Morning Star, we believe that personalized attention is a crucial element in your child’s education.  Personalized attention coupled with the most current technology is a winning combination!  Thanks so much for helping us provide your child with a great education!


This is a test

Hello Students and Parents!  MSSPP will be conducting year end testing for all subjects including speech during the week of 5/6/13.  We will have these results available to you during Parent-Teacher conferences on Friday, May 17th.  If you haven’t signed up for your conference time yet, please contact your child’s teacher and do so today!