Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School
"Let Go & Let God"
Educating the Mind, Body, and Soul
Pelican Express
November 9-16, 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
In Genesis 33:10 Jacob told Esau “To see your face is for me like seeing the face of God.” Wouldn’t it be wonderful if each of us could become “the face of God” to the people around us? Word Among Us, October 2017. 

Yesterday, I saw a friend I have not seen in a long time. She had just picked up her children from school. I should mention that the school was not MBS. My friend started her conversation with me by saying that as she waited for her children in carpool, she could not help but notice the very unhappy look of a teacher. 

Her comment has stayed with me. I have been reflecting on the impression my looks give a person. I’ve reflected because I LOVE what I do. I LOVE the vocation that God has called me to. Why do I LOVE what I do? It is because every time I look at the face of child, I see the face of God. To me, children represent all that is good in this world. They represent innocence, hope, joy, love, generosity. They represent the future. I think I am the luckiest person in the world to do the job that I do because I see “the face of God” each and every day and I hope they can see “the face of God” in me as well.

Where do you see “the face of God” and when have you been “the face of God” to others? 

In Christ,
Cheri Gioe
Important Dates for November
November 10 - Spirit Shirt Day with Uniform Bottoms

November 11 - Beta Club District Rally

November 14 - World Day / Progress Reports

November 15 - AR Free Sock/Shoe Day / Super Hero Day

November 16 - School Mass 8:15am

November 17 - Grandparent's Day (Students wear "Sunday Best" Attire) / 11:30am Dismissal

November 20-24 - Thanksgiving Holidays

November 28 - 2nd Grade Retreat / "I Give Catholic"

November 29 - Winter Open House 8:00am-12:30

November 30 - School Mass 8:15am
Upcoming School Events 
Thankful for Our Heroes Day Wednesday, November 15

Student Council is sponsoring “Thankful for Our Heroes Day” on Wednesday, November 15 th . This day is in gratitude of our heroes at the St. George Fire Department and the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office.

We are asking that students in “A” homerooms make cards for the St. George Fire Department and students in “B” homerooms make cards for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office.

All students who bring in a homemade card on this day may dress up as the hero of their choosing. Options include dressing up as real-life heroes (firefighters, police officers, doctors, nurses, etc.) or as superheroes (Batman, Spiderman, Iron Man, etc.). Students may wear t-shirts, accessories, socks, and athletic shoes with their uniform bottoms.

NO MASKS OR FACE PAINT ALLOWED
Grandparent's Day - Friday, November 17

Grandparent's Day activities are as follows:

9:00-9:45am - K-4th Grade Classroom Visits/Activities
9:45-10:00am - Refreshments (Gym)
10:00-10:30am - 7th Grade Presentation of the Rosary (Gym)
10:45-11:30am - 5th-8th Grade Classroom Visits
11:30am - Checkout from Classroom

*Photographs by Barberito* (Gym)

This will be a half day for all students. Hopefully it will allow grandparents more time to visit with their grandchildren and family.

Please note that if you only have grandchildren in K-4th, and you do not want to attend the reception in the gym, you may check out your grandchild after the classroom visit. If you only have grandchildren in 5th-8th, you may come to MBS for 9:45am.

Reminder: Students are to wear "Sunday Best" Attire
#iGive Catholic - Tuesday, November 28

#iGiveCatholic is a national day of giving for the Catholic Church. In lieu of an annual appeal, MBS School is partnering with MBS Church in this national day of giving.   One hundred percent of the contributions donated during this national day of giving are directed back to MBS Church Parish and will be used to fund the school courtyard project, new furnishings for the school campus, and social outreach projects. All contributions are tax deductible. 

Visit  www.iGiveCatholic.org  and make your donation today. 

Advanced giving begins on November 18 and runs through November 26. 
The actual giving campaign takes place on Tuesday, November 28.
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 November cafeteria sign up, please click here .

THANK YOU BUNCHES FOR HELPING WITH THE LUNCHES!!!
Did you know that our cafeteria serves breakfast?
Breakfast is served until 7:40am and any interested student may participate in the breakfast program.
Click  here to pay your fees online.

    Click here for the November Menu.


Individual Meal Prices

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


November Fees (17 days)

Breakfast - $30.60
Breakfast Reduced - $5.10
Lunch - $50.15
Lunch Reduced - $6.80

Adult Lunch - $5.00

Extras - $0.60 - $2.25

Important Reminders
From the Office of Child Protection:

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
Red Ribbon Week - "Thank You"

Red Ribbon Week is an annual, nationally recognized and celebrated week focusing on anti-drug and anti-bullying messages. This year's theme at MBS was "Kindness Rocks!" We learned about saying no to drugs and yes to spreading kindness. There were several events and activities during the week, but our major project is pictured here. With the help of a generous donation of rocks from Woerner Turf & Landscape Supply , the whole school participated in The Kindness Rock Project ( http://thekindnessrocksproject.com/home ).

The students and staff painted kind words, phrases, and images on rocks. After drying, the students were asked to place their rocks in the BR community to spread a smile, encouragement, and kindness is a simple, concrete way. (See what I did there? Concrete/rocks! Haha!) A huge, 600 lb. "THANK YOU" to Woerner, and specifically to Mr. Travis Foreman , for the rock donation; and an equally huge "THANK YOU" to the MBS School community for a successful Red Ribbon Week! Now, continue the themes of the week and spread the rocks and smiles all around Baton Rouge! 

Mrs. DiBenedetto
Student of the Year

Each year the Diocese of Baton Rouge participates in the Louisiana Department of Education's Student of the Year Awards Program.  This program recognizes outstanding elementary, middle and high school students. Students who are recognized by this process demonstrate excellent academic achievement, leadership ability, and model good citizenship. As a Catholic school we also add the criteria of spirituality and service. For a complete list of guidelines, visit  www.louisianabelieves.com  (student of the year). 
 
Most Blessed Sacrament is proud to announce four students from 5th grade and two students from 8th grade. These students have a minimum of a 4.0 cumulative grade point average, students have performed in the top 15 percent of ACT Aspire in reading and math and students demonstrate leadership ability, citizenship, spirituality and stewardship.  These students will participate in interviews with the MBS Administration next week. After interviewing, one student from 5 th  grade and one student from 8 th  grade will be chosen to represent MBS in the Diocesan competition.
 
8 th  Grade - Caroline Adolph 
8 th  Grade - Amelia Southard
5th Grader – Joseph Huynh
5 th  Grade – Emily Littlefield
5 th  Grade – Cesar Rico
Middle School Exam Study Guides
Study Guides for Mid-Term Exams will be given to students on Thursday, November 16. Just a reminder that exams will take place on Friday, December 15, Monday, December 18 and Tuesday, December 19.
Yearbook Photos Needed!!

If you have any FALL SPORTS photos or FAIR photos for our school yearbook, please contact Bonnie Accardo at baccardo@mbsbr.org. Thank you!!
Advent Reflection - Wednesday, November 15

Join us for an Evening of Reflection for Adults to prepare our hearts for the upcoming season! Please click here for more information. RSVP deadline is November 10.
St. Michael High School Cheerleading Camp - Saturday, November 18

Click here for a flyer with registration and payment information.
Art Therapy Holiday Camp

November 20-22

Ages 4-7 9:00-12:00
Ages 8-11 1:00-4:00
St. Joseph's Academy Holiday Volleyball Camp

The camp is open to any girl in the 4th-8th grade.

Session 1 - December 21-22
Session 2 - December 28-29

See flyer for more information.
Nurse's Notes
Athletics
Parish Basketball Registration

Please click here for Parish Basketball Registration Form.

Please click here for Parish Athletics Timeline.
Creating a Legacy
Paving the Future - Brick Campaign 

See flyer for details.
MBS Home & School
Click here to visit the Home & School Website.