Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School
"Let Go & Let God"
Educating the Mind, Body, and Soul
Pelican Express
August 17-24, 2017

School Hours: 7:25 am - 2:45 pm with assembly beginning at
7:45 am and carpool ending at 3:10 pm  
A Message from Mrs. Gioe

The past few weeks have been filled with beginnings for all of us. Within the MBS community, we have had new students in grades 1-8 begin MBS, we have had Kindergarten students begin their first day of “real” school, we have had teachers begin using new resources, and all of us began the 2017-2018 school year. In my family, I have a daughter beginning college and a son who began high school. Beginnings are exciting yet scary. Beginnings mean change. Beginnings affect everyone. Beginnings can be positive and they can be negative.

This summer in anticipation of my son’s new beginning in high school, we read a book entitled, Under Our Skin , by Benjamin Watson. His high school offers a community read each summer and this was the book that was chosen. The book primarily focused on race relations resulting from the Ferguson riots, but it also offered words of wisdom throughout.

One of the most profound statements I read in the book was “There is no task in heaven or on earth more difficult than changing the human heart. It requires a supernatural solution.”   Watson goes on to say that the supernatural solution is “God of the Bible whose Son, Jesus Christ, transforms lives by redeeming human hearts. The God who loves me and you and all persons.” He ends this chapter with these words, “Yes, I believe in God. You see, I know how God can change a person’s heart.”

As we continue the beginning of this year, let us begin with joy, knowing that God, through His Son, Jesus loves me and you and all persons and His love can change a person’s heart.   

In Christ,
Cheri Gioe
Important Dates for August
August 21 - Fall Pictures (Dress uniforms)

August 23 - Substitute Teacher Orientation 10-11am in St. Ursula

August 24 - School Mass 8:15am / Room Coordinator Meeting 9:30am in St. Ursula

August 25 - Red, White and Blue Spirit Day / Flamingo Night 6:00pm in the Gym
August 29 - Family Night
Upcoming Events 
Substitute Teacher Orientation - Thursday, August 23 

Anyone interested in substitute teaching must complete a substitute teacher orientation. The first sub orientation is scheduled for Thursday, August 23 from 10-11am in St.Ursula. Please RSVP to Mrs. Gioe at
Flamingo Night - Friday, August 25

Please come out for a fun night of volleyball - Teachers vs. 8th Grade Students... Entry Fee: $2.00...In the gym...6:00 pm....Pizza and Concessions will be sold.

See flyer for more information.
Red, White, and Blue Spirit Day - Friday, August 25

Students may wear red, white and blue shirts with uniform bottoms. Please see handbook for guidelines concerning spirit day attire.
Please be reminded that MBS is a peanut aware school campus. Loose nuts of any kind are not allowed and nut products are only allowed during lunch time. Please see the document below for some peanut and tree nut free snack ideas.

Volunteers Needed 

If you are interested in volunteering to serve in our cafeteria, please sign up using the link below. This link also includes information and important reminders when volunteering.

Just a reminder that parents are welcome to join their children for lunch beginning September 5, 2017
      Click  here to pay your fees online.

     Click here for the August Menu.

Individual Meal Prices

Breakfast - $1.80
Breakfast Reduced - $0.30 
Lunch - $2.95
Lunch Reduced - $0.40

August Fees (19 days )

Breakfast - $34.20
Breakfast Reduced - $5.70
Lunch - $56.05
Lunch Reduced - $7.60
Adult Lunch - $5.00

Extras - $0.60 - $2.25
Important Reminders
Carpool Signs

This is a friendly reminder to please leave your carpool sign hanging up until your child has been loaded in your car. Thank you for your cooperation.
Walkers - Drop Offs

Students should not be dropped off or picked up by car and then continue to walk to school. If your child is being dropped off or picked up by car, then you must use the carpool line. 

For a child to be considered a walker, the child must walk to and from school and home. For the safety of our children, please do not drop off your child in the front of school or at the MBS Early Learning Center.
Extended Care

Please be reminded that students may not be dropped off for Extended Care prior to 6:30am. Thank you!
From David Planche to ALL School Families

We are very excited about   our new religion series... Alive In Christ .  On Friday we will be sending home a  Catholic Know How  pamphlet for the series. It will be sent home through the OLDEST or ONLY child in your family. We ask our families to get acquainted with the new series and to visit the website for the program through Our SundayVisitor.
Second Grade Sacraments
At Back to School Night on Monday, I sent home the  Second Grade Sacramental Calendar . Please note there are  Parent and Parent Child activities on the calendar . Please Call David Planche at 751-5867 if you have any questions or would need an additional calendar. 
IMPACT Workshops - September 16-17

Impact Workshops provide valuable resources, tools and strategies that will motivate and inspire your students for the most successful year yet. This is a great opportunity to prepare the students for the necessary academic skills such as  time management, academic goal setting, test prep/taking/anxiety, concentration/memory, note taking, and successful study skills.   In addition to academic skills, Impact Academic Solutions also covers life skills such as  organization,  body language, attitude, self confidence, anger management, self confidence, technology etiquette, conflict resolution, personal and relationship goals  and more.

See flye r for more information.
Growing Up Gracefully - September 19 

Young ladies (8th -12th grade) and their mothers are invited to Growing Up Gracefully , designed to give moms the tools they need to help their daughters not only to survive the journey from little girl to young woman, but to become the women God created them to be— fully alive and full of grace ! Susan Caldwell, MD, CFCMC, and Sarah Denny, MA, FCP, will be presenters at the program, which will take place on Tuesday , September 19 , 6:30-8:30 pm , at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Parish Activity Hall, 11441 Goodwood Blvd., Baton Rouge. The cost is $25 for each mother and one daughter and $5 more for each additional daughter attending. Growing Up Gracefully is being offered by Hope Woman’s Clinic, Woman’s New Life Center and the Diocese of Baton Rouge Office of Marriage & Family Life. More information and online registration is available at

See flyer for more information. 
Paving the Future - Brick Campaign 

Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School invites you to Pave the Future with our 2017 Brick Campaign. Celebrate your student, honor a loved one, or support your favorite teacher by purchasing a brick in the newly-renovated Most Blessed Sacrament courtyard, completion Summer 2018.

See flyer for details.
MBS "Back to the Fair" Tent Space
MBS Fair Committee will sell spots on the fair grounds to set up your personal tent so that you can establish a "home base" for your family and friends to spend the weekend at the MBS Parish Fair.

See flyer/registration form  for more information. 

ShopWithScrip is a program that will enable families to raise money for MBS by purchasing items they already buy. It is just another way to pay for everyday purchases using gift cards in place of cash, checks, and credit cards.

See flyer for more information.
From the Office of Child Protection:


This is a reminder that all volunteers must complete the child protection process, which includes a fingerprint background check, before being allowed to volunteer at MBS School. If you have any questions concerning your status for child protection, please contact me at 225-753-5526 or at

Thank you for your cooperation concerning this policy. 
Beverly Peterson
Child Protection Site Coordinator
Altar Servers - Boys and Girls in grades 4th-12th

If you are interested in training to be an altar server, there will be two training dates:

September 2, 9:30 to 11 am and 11 to 12:30 pm
September 9 , 9:30 to 11 am.
All training sessions will take place in the church with Deacon Mark.

Click here  for more information.
Middle School Dance - Save the Date!

 Middle School 80's Halloween Flash Back 

October 21 from 7-9 pm in the MBS Gym
Office Depot Rewards Program

Following is the website for the Office Depot rewards program. Anytime you purchase items from Office Depot or Office Max you just have to say you are with MBS and the school gets 5% towards approved purchases. Thank you for your support!
Athletics Sponsorship

As a friend, business partner,and/or vendor of our school, we want to give you the opportunity to sponsor the MBS Athletics Program. Your participation will give you exposure to your customers and potential customers who attend games, mass or visit our campus. 

Please click here for more information.
MBS Parish Athletic Registration Forms

These forms can also be found on the MBS website under Parish Athletics.
Looking Ahead
MBS Church Events

Upcoming Events to Mark your Calendar:

Saturday & Sunday, August 26-27 - MBS Ministry Fair
Sunday, September 24 - MBS Outdoor Mass and Picnic
Sunday, November 19 - MBS Parish Thanksgiving Meal

2017-18 School Calendar

August 7  - First Day of School for grades 1-8

September 4 - Labor Day Holiday

October 6 - No School for Students (Professional Development for Teachers)

October 30 - Fall Break

November 20-24 - Thanksgiving Holidays

December 21 - January 2 - Christmas Holidays

January 15 - Martin Luther King Holiday

February 12-16 - Mardi Gras Holidays

March 30 - April 6 - Easter Holidays

May 23 - Last Day of School / Report Card Day