Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School
"Let Go & Let God"
Educating the Mind, Body, and Soul
Pelican Express
August 24-31, 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

As part of our Accreditation with AdvancEd, MBS is encouraged to review our mission statement each year and solicit feedback from our stakeholders. You, the families of Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School are some of our most important stakeholders and we need your help.

The Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School mission statement is below. Please take a few minutes to read and consider the mission of Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School. Are we fulfilling our mission? Is there something we are doing that is not represented in our mission? What are some ways that we could better communicate our mission? What are some ways that YOU can help us further our mission?

“The mission of Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School is to minister to the educational needs of our parish family by providing a teaching atmosphere that promotes gospel values and academic excellence for our students.”
 
YOU are vital to the life of Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School. If you are interested in helping us to further our mission, please contact me at cgioe@mbsbr.org.  

In Christ,
Cheri Gioe
Important Dates for August/September
August 25 - Red, White and Blue Spirit Day / Flamingo Night 6:00pm in the Gym

August 26-27 - MBS Ministry Fair
 
August 29 - Family Night

September 4 - Labor Day Holiday (No School)

September 5 - 1st 9 weeks Progress Reports

September 6 - A/R Free Sock/Shoe Day

September 8 - Spirit Shirt Day with Uniform Bottoms

Week of September 11-15 ACT Aspire Interim Testing
Upcoming Events 
Flamingo Night - 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 & Blue Spirit Day - August 25

Students may wear a red, white, and blue shirt with uniform bottoms. Please see the handbook for guidelines concerning spirit day attire.
Family Night - August 29

Dear Parents,

Each year Most Blessed Sacrament School supports Family Night. This semester’s
Family Night will be Tuesday, August 29. On this night, there will be no homework, and there will be no tests to study for on Wednesday. We encourage you to take advantage of this time and spend it together as a family. Make every effort to sit down and eat dinner together. If possible, add a fun activity to your evening, like a board game or a walk around the block. Avoid electronics which will take the attention away from each other on this Family Night. Research consistently finds that the more kids eat dinner with their family, the less likely they are to use drugs/alcohol or engage in other risky behaviors. Time together is time well-spent. We hope you enjoy this evening!

God bless,
Michelle DiBenedetto, LCSW
School Counselor
Student Council Elections - September 1

Student Council Officer Elections will take place on Friday, September 1 . Each candidate will be allowed to place two posters on the columns (one on the middle school wing and one on the elementary wing). These posters must be tied to the columns with a string, as tape will not hold up overnight. The posters must be up by 7:45am on Thursday, August 29 and be removed during the day on Friday, September 1.

Speeches will take place on Friday, September 1 during morning assembly to grades 4th-8th. You must be in the gym no later than 7:45am and speeches should be no more than two minutes.

Voting will then take place in each homeroom.
Cafeteria
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.

Cafeteria 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.

* *Please remember that your Child Protection Certification must be completed prior to volunteering.**

For August cafeteria sign up, please click here .

For September cafeteria sign up, please click here.

THANK YOU BUNCHES FOR HELPING WITH THE LUNCHES!!!
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

Adult Lunch - $5.00

Extras - $0.60 - $2.25
August Fees (19 days )

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


September Fees (20 days)

Breakfast - $36.00
Breakfast Reduced - $6.00
Lunch - $59.00
Lunch Reduced - $8.00
Important Reminders
From the Office of Child Protection:

Parents,

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 bpeterson@mbsbr.org.

Thank you for your cooperation concerning this policy. 
 
Beverly Peterson
Child Protection Site Coordinator
Plus Portal Notification Settings

If you would like to receive automatic emails when your child's teacher(s) update Plus Portals, then follow the steps below:

  1. Log on to Plus Portals
  2. Locate the arrow next to your name (parent's name)
  3. Click the arrow and a drop down menu will appear
  4. Choose E-mail Notifications
  5. An E-mail Notifications screen will appear
  6. Click the circles and boxes box next to the desired settings (you can receive daily updates, weekly updates, etc.)
  7. Locate the box that says E-mail Address - this is the primary address associated with Plus Portals
  8. Locate the box that says Additional E-mail Addresses - this is where you can add additional e-mail addresses in order to receive information at multiple e-mail addresses
News
Girl Scout Troop Receives Bronze Award

Congratulations to Annette Wilson and Girl Scout Troop #10406 for earning the Girl Scout Bronze Award. The Bronze Award is the highest award a Girl Scout Junior can earn, and a symbol of the ability to set goals and to reach them. The troop's Bronze Award project  Serve the Missionaries of Charity , benefits the community and required the girls to spend many hours working on behalf of others. 

Congratulations and Thank You for your hard work!
Altar Server Training

If you are interested in training to be an altar server, there are three training sessions to choose from. You are only required to attend one of the sessions. Sessions will be held

Session Dates:
September 2 - 9:30-11:00am
September 2 - 11:00-12:30
September 9 - 9:30-11:00am

See flyer for more information.
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 www.hopewomansclinic.com/growing

See flyer for more information. 
Save the Date!!

 Middle School 80's Halloween Flash Back 

October 21 from 7-9 pm in the MBS Gym
 
Creating a Legacy
Paving the Future - Brick Campaign 

See flyer for details.
MBS Home & School
Box Tops
Would you like to help the school earn money? Are you in need of service hours? Do your kids love winning prizes?
All 3 are easy with the Collectibles Committee!

See flyer for more information.
MBS "Back to the Fair"

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. 
Athletics
Parish Flag Football Meeting - Sunday, August 27

- Interested coaches and coaches for this season will meet at 6:00 p.m. in the Ott Center
- Parent/Team meeting to follow at 6:30.