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April 13, 2011

School News

Stella Maris School News

Stella Maris kindergarten and first grades visited the Children's Museum of the East End last week where they looked at patterns found in nature. The children got close-up and personal with honeycombs, butterflies, snakeskin, turtles, shells, and coral. They also had an opportunity to create their own patterns and visit all their favorite exhibits. Team "K" (for kindergarten) is sprouting with excitement as they wait for their seeds to begin growing. The class made a few predictions and is anxiously waiting to see the effects of different variables on the growing seeds. The students hope to have their own little indoor vegetable patch by the end of the school year.

Stella Maris' coed volleyball team played St. Pat's of Smithtown last Thursday evening and won 3-0. They have a 2-0 record and are looking forward to playing Trinity this Thursday and Our Lady of Lourdes on Friday.

The Stella Maris seventh and eighth grades participated in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life on April 1. Team Stella raised a total of $5,924. The event took place at Southampton Youth Services in Southampton and the students walked from 6 PM to 6 AM in honor of all those who have battled or are currently battling cancer. They were very proud to be part of such an amazing event.

Last Friday evening, a family picnic night was held in the Stella Maris School gym with "Mr. B's Band" providing the music. Families brought their own picnic dinners and blankets to dine on, and the band provided music for dancing. All admission fees will go to support the school's spring musical production of "Beauty and the Beast."

This Friday the student council will host a double feature movie night at Stella Maris. Members of the student council will present two movies, one for younger and one for older students.

On Wednesday, April 20, the school will present the Passion Play: Stations of the Cross at 2 PM in the gym as part of Holy Week. All parents are welcome to attend.

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