Thinking about the year ahead, many of us make resolutions and look for “new” all around us. What if this year we look at what we already have, but through a lens of 20/20 vision? What is totally clear, and what do we need to change focus? The Feast of the Epiphany reminds us to look for Jesus and the light he shines on us all. Do we see God and his many graces in all that we do? We are all called to shine with the talents we were given and to share His light. Using your light to help someone else shine does not make your light dim, it creates a bigger, beautiful light for everyone. At MSSE we are focused on our relationship with God and how we serve Him each day with the work that we do in our classrooms and community. We provide opportunities for our students to demonstrate what they have learned in the classroom and to show their Catholic faith, while building their relationship with God and their community. Continuing to focus on maintaining a safe and encouraging learning environment for all, allows us to provide a rigorous academic curriculum that challenges students at their level and encourages them to reach their potential. The winter sports season is upon us and both our boys and girls basketball teams from grades 4- 8 have been practicing over break to be ready for their games. Our cheer team has set their sights on competition and have been working hard to perfect their routine, cheers, flips, stunts and all! The vision we share could not become reality without support from our parish community. We hope that you will attend our annual Casino Night Gala. This year the theme is 70’s Disco and is sure to be fun “to The Max”! Please join us for an evening of dinner, drinks, raffles and Vegas style casino play. Tickets are available through the School Office 310-831-0875 or online https:/www.marystarelementary.com/apps/form/ CasinoNight . We welcome the New Year and our New Families with new energy and ideas, all while maintaining 2020 focus. We continue our efforts with joy in our hearts, knowing that even in the smallest, ordinary, daily events in our lives, we have the opportunity to do them with love and in doing so, give Glory to God. May we all shine bright for Him this year.