Posts Categorized: Parish

Parish Christmas Outreach

Give a “taste” of hope and holiday cheer to those in need this Christmas. Father Joe’s Villages is asking the faith community of Mary, Star of the Sea and Stella Maris Academy to donate gift cards or cash for the purchase of turkeys and hams to be served at their annual Christmas holiday meal to… Read more »

A Message From Our Principal

Dear Parents, We made it through our first and hopefully last “Pandemic Halloween”! Many thanks to the families that had the time to stop by my home Halloween night. What fun it was to see the children and to visit with parents outside of school. This may become a new SMA tradition! Now on to… Read more »

A Message From Our Principal

Dear Parents, It is hard to believe that October is drawing to an end and the holiday season is quickly approaching. We look forward to celebrating with our students and families over the upcoming weeks. It will look a bit different, but, nonetheless, it will be joyful and heartfelt. We began our celebrations with our… Read more »

A Message from Our Principal

Dear Parents, We are half way through our first full week of school and all is well. Needless, to say, we are all exhausted!!! But it is so worth it! Your children have adapted beautifully. Please know that we are aware of the difficulty of getting back to a school day routine for all of… Read more »

A Message from the Principal

Dear Parents, The end to this “eventful” school year has come to an end. I must admit it is bittersweet. It is always a celebration to complete one school year and look forward to a fresh new year on the horizon. But completing the year without “closure” is difficult. My first year at SMA has… Read more »

A Message from the Principal

Dear Parents, It is that time of the school year when restless students see summertime coming quickly and adults are ready for a break as well. This happens annually, without Distance Learning in the mix. Teachers are planning creative activities and lessons for the upcoming final week of school. I’d like to take this opportunity… Read more »

A Message from the Principal

Dear Parents, As this school year continues to wind down, I would like to take this opportunity to thank each of you for your patience, understanding and support of our teachers and administration during this time of uncertainty. We continue to strive to provide the highest quality of education possible for your children while adding… Read more »

A Letter from Fr. Pat

Dear SMA Community, I pray daily for all of you in this time and thank you for helping to face these challenging times together. May God bless and protect us in facing this pandemic. We have been proactive in trying to meet the needs of our parish and school community for the long term. It… Read more »

A Message from the Principal

Dear Parents, Happy May to one and all! It feels like spring is finally upon us. What a great opportunity to spend time outside in our yards or safely on our beaches and trails. We began this month with a beautiful school Mass last Friday honoring Mary. The May Crowning definitely looked different than in… Read more »

A Message from our Principal

Dear Parents, As we continue our Distance Learning journey together I will continue to keep you informed and as up-to-date as possible on new information and upcoming events. I apologize for the length of this message, but there is so much to share with you! This week I will attempt to clarify the end-of-trimester/year grading… Read more »