Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School
"Let Go & Let God"
Educating the Mind, Body, and Soul
Pelican Express
January 25 - February 1, 2018

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

Catholic Schools Week
January 28 - February 3, 2018

Important Dates for January /February
January 27 - Mother/Son Social (Boots and Bling Bash)

January 28 - First Eucharist Parent Meeting 1:00pm in St. Ursula / Catholic School's Week Begins

January 29 - Bishop Ott Collection Begins (January 29-February 5)

January 30 - Progress Reports / Mother Seton Award Nomination Deadline / Cowboy Chicken Night

January 31 - Sports pictures (Boys basketball and girls soccer)

February 1 - Mass 8:15 (Neighbor's Way, Jill Peno, Brotherhood/Sisterhood Awards)

February 2 - Free Sock/Shoe Day for 1/2 pts in A/R

February 4-9 - MBS Book Fair

February 6 - Beta Club Meeting 7:10 in St. Ursula

February 7 - 3rd Grade Retreat

February 8 - Mass 8:15

February 9 - Spirit Shirt Day with Uniform Bottoms / 4th Grade Mardi Gras Parade / Shop with Scrip Due
Upcoming School Events 
Boots and Bling
Mother/Son Social - January 27

Sign Up Genius
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D49A9AF2CA3FB6-boots

Registration
http://mbshomeandschool.weebly.com/mother--son-bash-registration.html


Mother Seton Award Nomination - Deadline January 30

The Mother Seton Award was created to honor those individuals whose volunteer service and dedication to home, school, and church has been exemplary.  If you would like to nominate someone, please see the criteria on the form and turn in your nomination by January 30, 2018. Thank you!
8th Grade Reminders - January 31

8TH GRADE PICS DUE BY WEDNESDAY, 1/31 :   Baby picture (4x6, hard copy) due for graduation art work. This picture will be trimmed & attached to art work & will be returned in such manner. Send to school to the attention of Gabby Huser or Wendy Lee. This pic is due by January 31st.  

8TH GRADE PICTURES FOR DVD DUE BY WEDNESDAY, 1/31 : Refer to the letter included with your packet distributed at the 8th grade parent meeting.  If you need more information contact Angela Warren at  Angelaawarren@bellsouth.net  or Lauren Talley at  ltalley427@aol.com     Photographs must be of MBS events with only MBS students in the picture.

8TH GRADE PHOTOGRAPH SHOOT : Wednesday, 1/31, Tobi Gomez will be on campus to take a headshot photo of each 8th grader in their regular school uniform.
Bishop Ott Collection - January 29-February 5

Joyfully serving God’s family in our community!

MBS 3rd Grade students are collecting toiletry items to benefit
the homeless men, women and children served by the
Bishop Ott Shelter , a ministry of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. 

The collection will run from Monday, January 29 - Monday, February 5, 2018.

We are asking all of our school students to bring in small size items such as
bars of soap, shampoo, deodorants, lotions, toothpaste, toothbrushes, disposable razors.
We will also accept unopened hotel toiletry items if families have them from traveling.

Let us Cultivate Kindness by providing for
our brothers and sisters in Christ who are in need!

“Whatsoever you do to the least of My people, that you do unto Me.” (cf. Matthew 24:40)
MBS School Book Fair &
Volunteer Opportunities
February 4-9, 2018

Mark your calendars for our upcoming Most Blessed Sacrament School Book Fair .

The Fair will be held in the Most Blessed Sacrament School Library from Monday, February 5 - Thursday, February 8 during school hours and Friday, February 9 until 12:30.

Most Blessed Sacrament School and Parish families are also invited to attend on Sunday, February 4 after all Masses from 9:00-1:30.

Please contact Jenny Ortego, Most Blessed Sacrament School Librarian, at Jortego@mbsbr.org with any questions you may have.

Book Fair Volunteer opportunities are available. Click the following link to sign up:
Cafeteria
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 February cafeteria sign up, please click here .

THANK YOU BUNCHES FOR HELPING WITH THE LUNCHES!!!
Click  here to pay your fees online.

    Click here for the February Menu.


Individual Meal Prices

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

February Fees (15 days)

Breakfast - $27.00
Breakfast Reduced - $4.50
Lunch - $44.25
Lunch Reduced - $6.00

Adult Lunch - $5.00

Extras - $0.60 - $2.25
Important Reminders
Time & Talent Pink Cards

Just a reminder that Time & Talent Cards are due February 28 .

Click here for Time & Talent Guidelines.
From the Office of Child Protection:

Important Notification:

Our Child Protection site supervisor, Ms. Beverly Peterson, will be out of the office for an extended period of time for a series of medical treatments. We have a certified volunteer who met with the Diocese and will be available for a few hours each week. Processing time of child protection applications will be affected. As such, if you are planning to volunteer, please pick up your packet at least a month before your volunteer event will occur. Packets may be picked up in the Office of Christian Formation from 8:30-2:30 Monday-Thursday. Please pray for a quick recovery for Ms. Peterson. We thank you in advance for your patience.

Parents,

I n order to volunteer at MBS School, the school child protection process must be completed. This includes four parts-a completed volunteer application, certificate of completion of online training, signatory page from the Code of Ethics, and a fingerprint background check. 

Please note that if you have been deemed compliant with the Parish for scouts, sports (grades K-4), etc. you are  NOT compliant with the school child protection process until you have completed the fingerprint background check. The fingerprint background check is an extra step required to volunteer in a school. The paperwork for the fingerprint background check is available through my office.

If you have any questions concerning your compliance, please contact Beverly Peterson at  bpeterson@mbsbr.org  or at  225-753-5526 . Thank you for your cooperation with this matter.

Parents, please do not go to the state police to be fingerprinted without the necessary paperwork to have the proper background check run. 

Beverly Peterson
Child Protection Site Coordinator
News
Piety Awards

Congratulations to the following students for receiving the Piety Award for the 2nd 9 Weeks:

KA - Amy Dantin, Brock Maranto
KB - Madeline McArdle, Joseph Leier
1A - Ava Martin, Parker Felsman
1B - Arden Ehlers, Andrew Diffendal
2A - Avery Gautreau, Thomas Mims
2B - Gabby Cefalu, William Arceneaux
3A - Katherine Betbeze, Brayden Bailey
3B - Cameron Raacke, Benjamin Procell
4A - Giulia Arion, Ethan McClinton
4B - Marlee Maranto, Patrick Huynh
5A - Kaylie McKinney, Ethan DeRouen
5B - Isabella Stevens, Max Procell
6A - Kristina Wilkerson, Colin Millet
6B - Greenley Duplantis, Luke Campbell
7A - Rebecca Smarada, Cade McClellan
7B - Aurora Juneau, Richard Dang
8A - Megan Otterstetter, Grant Sterken
8B - Alek Tanner, Therese LaBauve
Suicide Awareness and Prevention Speaker
February 28 at St. Michael High School

St. Michael High School is excited to announce that we will be hosting a nationally recognized speaker on Suicide Awareness and Prevention. Kevin Hines is one of the few people ever to survive a suicide attempt by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Kevin now travels the country and is an advocate for suicide awareness and prevention

We are excited to be hosting a middle school student and parent night in the St. Michael Gym at 6:30pm on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. All Diocesan middle school students and their parents/guardians are invited to attend this presentation.  Because of the nature of the presentation, middle school students must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Parent resources will be provided to all those that attend and sign in and provide their email address. We look forward to seeing you there!
Catholic High Bruinettes Dance Clinic - Saturday, March 3

The Catholic High School Bruinettes will be hosting a dance clinic on Saturday, March 3 , 2018 from 8:30-11:30 am. The clinic is open to all girls in the 2nd through 8th grade. The cost of the clinic is $30 per girl and this includes a t-shirt along with a snack. The link to register is listed on the flyer. The registration deadline is Friday, February 9, 2018. Click here for flyer.
Catholic High Cheer Camp - Sunday, March 4

The Catholic High School Cheerleaders will be hosting a cheerleader clinic on  Sunday, March 4  from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm. The clinic is open to all girls in first through fifth grades. The cost to attend the clinic is $25 per girl and includes a t-shirt and snack. Please register at  http://tinyurl.com/2018chsbrcheerclinic  or you may contact Jennifer Thibodeaux or Erin Hart at 383-0397.  Click here for flyer.

The registration deadline is February 9, 2018.  
Nurse's Notes
Athletics
Sports Pictures - Wednesday, January 31

Sports pictures will be on Wednesday, January 31 st . The students need to bring their full game uniform, including shoes, to school on the day of pictures. Please DO NOT FORGET! They will not be allowed to call home for their uniform if they forget it. If it is forgotten, a parent will have to bring it to school at 3pm, before pictures are taken. 

Also, they need to bring the completed picture packet with money or check if they plan to order pictures. If they do not wish to order pictures, then they will take the team picture only.  

All children must be picked up from the MBS gym by 4PM unless they are enrolled in aftercare.  
Creating a Legacy
Paving the Future - Brick Campaign 

See flyer for details.
MBS Home & School
Click here to visit the Home & School Website.
Shop with Scrip - Due February 9

Our Next ShopWithScrip Due Day is FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2017
 
This month, we are challenging our school families to find one monthly expense to pay for with SWS gift cards. When you use Scrip to purchase items you already buy, you raise money for MBS without any extra financial burden to you. We have already raised nearly $1000 this school year!
 
•  Purchase everyday needs like groceries, clothes, and medications with Scrip Gift Cards. 
•  Dine out during the month? Pay for your pizza delivery or restaurant meal with a Scrip Gift Card.  
•  Spend a lot of time at Starbucks? Get a Reloadable Starbucks Gift Card.
•  Teenager on a budget? Use Scrip Gift Cards to help keep them on track.
•  Are you a cord cutter? Pay for Sling and Hulu with Scrip.
 
Payments/orders sent to school must be in the school office by the end of the school day on
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9th to be included in our February order.
 
Because of the Mardi Gras Holiday, all orders will be sent home with your child by Tuesday, February 20th.
 
 
??Questions?? email  mbsShopWithScrip@gmail.com

Click here for more information and order form.