MBSCS


To Jesus Through Mary

Mission Statement
  
Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School, serving students in the eight sponsoring parishes of the region in grades pre-kindergarten to eight, is dedicated to excellence in education by developing life-long learners and leaders. We foster a faith-filled environment in partnership with families, emphasizing reverence, respect, and personal responsibility in the traditional spirit of Christian teaching.
 

November 21, 2017  

Phone: 410-208-1600

Fax: 410-208-4957

mostblessedss@yahoo.com 

 

 
It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
to sing praise to your name, Most High,
To proclaim your love in the morning,  
With the ten-stringed harp,
with melody upon the lyre.
For you make me jubilant, Lord, by your deeds;
at the works of your hands I shout for joy.  
PSALM 92: 2-5 
 
 
Dear Parents and Guardians,
 
Our faculty, staff and students extend their best wishes to all for a holy, restful and enjoyable Thanksgiving. May our gracious Lord grant you and your family peace and joy. 

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DIOCESAN and MBS TUITION ASSISTANCE --VERY IMPORTANT
The Diocese of Wilmington will start accepting Tuition Assistance applications on December 11th, 2017 for the 2018-2019 upcoming school year. Tuition assistance through the Diocese of Wilmington is provided to children attending grades K-12. Pre-school, before and after care are not funded through this program. More information to come after Thanksgiving.

To be considered, parents must submit an application online to FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment for evaluation at www.online.factsmgt.com/aid. FACTS representatives are available to guide parents through the application process and to answer any questions by calling 1-866-441-4637. Completed applications, including all supporting documentation such as tax forms, are due March 1st. Applications that are submitted after that date will NOT be considered for assistance.

PLEASE REMEMBER: ALL families who wish to be considered for MBS assistance must complete and submit the FACTS application.
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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28
On Tuesday, November 28th the Diocese of Wilmington's Catholic Schools Office will be visiting Most Blessed Sacrament. PLEASE do not wear your Phys Ed uniforms. Winter uniforms ONLY!! 
 
MANY THANKS!
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the recent canned food drive to benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Society that was sponsored by the primary grades team. Your generosity to support God's people who are in need is very much appreciated. Thank you, also, to our primary grades team for coordinating this effort.
 
MANY MORE THANKS!
Thank you to everyone who donated personal care items to the military troops overseas drive that was coordinated by our seventh grade student, Julia Kozma. Julia coordinated this drive as a project for her Girl Scout troop. Thank you, Julia! We're proud of your initiative and concern for the men and women of our country's military who are serving overseas.
 
 
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MBS CAR RAFFLE
Benefiting the Technology Development Fund of MBS

MBS Car Raffle
1 for $10, 6 for $50, 13 for $100- 2018 Chevrolet Spark OR $10,000 CASH!
Have you sold your raffle tickets? We are asking every family to sell a minimum of 15 tickets for our MBS Car Raffle, to benefit the technology development fund of MBS. Through this fund, we will be able to purchase iPads and Surface Pro tablets. The goal is to have a one to one digital technology ratio to be used in classroom instruction for third through eighth grades. If each family sells a minimum of 15 tickets, that will bring in close to $15,000 for our technology development fund! The Thanksgiving holiday is a great opportunity to sell tickets to family and friends! You can also encourage friends and family to purchase tickets online line on our website at www.mostblessedsacramentschool.com or click this link: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=xryz7ocab&oeidk=a07eepeuy0sc6a98d39.
 
A constant contact email has been sent to all families with the online link, and a Facebook event for online sales has been created on our MBS Facebook page. Please share the email and Facebook links with family and friends. 
 
 

SAVE THE DATES
Mark your calendars. The MBS Christmas Program is scheduled for the evening of Thursday, Decemer 14th at 6:30 p.m. More information will follow.
The MBS Piano Recital is scheduled for the evening of Thursday, December 20th at 6:30 p.m. 
 
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MBS hosted its 2nd annual CaddyShack Classic last Friday night and it was another rousing success! Congratulations to the winners, Team New York Life with Mark Apolenis. A special thank you to the men from Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity, Emily Ann Thompson and Michael Powers for volunteering!!! A big shout out to DJBK Brendan Kashuba for coming through in the clutch!!! Special congratulations also to the winner of the Ravens tickets/Yeti coller raffle, Jason Yonker. Enjoy the game!
 
And none of it could have been possible without the hardwork of Rick Deale, Kevin Wiest, Josh Esworthy and Kim Ruark Mihaly! Thank you!   

 
CALLING ALL ACTORS!
Spring play preparations are underway! This year, we will be performing Mary Poppins, JR. Students in 5th through 8th grade are invited to audition. Below are three important dates regarding preparations and auditions. Any questions? Please contact Mrs. Bennett at nbennett@mbscs.org.
  • Tuesday, November 28th- After School Mary Poppins Movie "Viewing Party" until 5:30pm 
  • Tuesday, December 5th- After School Script Read-Through until 5:00pm
  • Monday, December 11th- Mary Poppins Auditions until 5:00pm  6th- 8th grade students only. 5th grade students will be auditioning Monday afternoon during school hours. 
 
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 IMPORTANT DATES
 
 
November  
22nd-24th     Thanksgiving Holiday--School Closed 
   
 
PARISHES 
St. Ann 
Hello Parents from St. Ann's Parish,
Every year, MBS families host "Donut Sunday" from October to April at St. Ann's in Bethany after 10:30 Mass.  We provide donuts and make coffee for parishioners to enjoy in Delaney Hall.  Our children are encouraged to wear their MBS polo shirt so that our Parishioners recognize them and know that they are part of the MBS family. The children help serve and clean up as well. If you are interested in helping out any of these dates, please email me directly. You may earn FIP hours for your time.
Dates are:  12/10, 1/14/17, 2/11, 3/11 and 4/8.
Thank you, Anne Flaherty ( annemvogel@aol.com )
 
St. Ann's Gift Shop Christmas Open House will be held in Delaney Hall on Saturday, November 18, 3:00- 6:00 p.m., and on Sunday, November 19, 8:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. We have Advent candles, ornaments, Christmas cards, nativity scenes, lighted pictures, stocking stuffers, puzzles, statues, rosaries, rosary cases, many gift items, and much more. We expect a visit from Santa. There will be cookies!!! 
 
St John Neumann
St. John Neumann Parish and Family Life Committee invites all parishioners to attend our Advent Wreath Making Event on Sunday, December 3rd from 12:30-2:00 p.m. at MBS. If you have your ring from last year, please bring it! Wreath rings and candles will be available for $10 or you can bring your own wreath to enhance with greens, candles and ribbon. $15 donation per family is requested. 
Parents of 2nd & 8th graders:
Please continue or begin having your child get their bulletin signed on a weekly basis by the Presider or the Deacon after attending Mass and place it in the designated box on the counter in the SJN library. Thank you!   
The 11th Annual Saint John Neumann Women's Retreat will beheld on January 26-28, 2018 at the Dunes Manor Hotel located on 28th Street in Ocean City. Our Retreat Facilitator this year will be Sr. Pat Smith. Her message will center on Blessings Given, Received, Shared. She is a gifted speaker who will lead us to explore how God is present in our lives through prayer, faith-sharing, hopes and dream sharing. Let us be open to our untold wealth of giftedness and recognize ourselves as blessed and a blessing.  
The entire cost of the weekend which includes three meals on Saturday, one on Sunday, snacks and materials is $307 for a private room, $215 per person for double occupancey, $191 for triple, $180 for a quad, and $130 for the four meals, materials and not staying overnight. Registration has begun - please contact Nancy Groves 410-208-2854 or ngroves@stjnrcc.com to register. Payment is due December 20th.    
 
St. Jude the Apostle
BeachORIGINALS'  are HERE!  
Stop by the Religious Education Office to purchase your cards between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. 
Buy One Entrée, Get up to $15 Off the Second Entrée (of equal or lesser value) at several of the resort area's most exceptional restaurants through April 30, 2018.  Still only $20 a card!  Your purchase will help support St. Jude's Religious Education Program. 
 
   
Vision Statement  
 

Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School provides rigorous and technologically relevant instruction that is intentionally integrated with Catholic identity.  Together, as Pastors, administrators, teachers and parents, we nurture the development of the mind, the body, and the soul, in each of our students.  Our students are able to make sound decisions based upon the teachings of Jesus Christ and modeled upon the lives of the saints.  As a faith and learning community, we teach students a passion for the truth and a love for discovery and knowledge. Our students are prepared to relate their Catholic faith to their culture and actively live their faith as members of the greater community.