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.
 

March 22, 2018   

Phone: 410-208-1600

Fax: 410-208-4957

mostblessedss@yahoo.com 



My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?
Psalm 22  
 


SACRED SILENCE
On Wednesday, March 28th from 8:30-11:30 a.m., our students and staff will practice Lenten sacrifice by observing a day of Sacred Silence. Each grade, according to age appropriate expectations, will observe Sacred Silence. One might ask, "How can you observe silence and continue to teach and to learn?" Our teachers are quite innovative in their instructional delivery styles that support such an endeavor. The important lesson for our children to learn and to practice is that we should be willing to sacrifice as a form of Lenten observance.
 
In conjunction with our day of Sacred Silence, our eighth grade students will present at 10:00 a.m. the "Stations of the Cross" through shadow vignettes that depict the fourteen Stations of the Cross. This will be our sixth year of this presentation and it is always a very compelling moment for our students and staff.
 
OPERATION RICE BOWL
During Lent, our church encourages us to build a closer relationship with the Lord through prayer, fasting and almsgiving. In order to provide an opportunity to our families to join in almsgiving, our school will participate in the Operation Rice Bowl program that is sponsored by the Catholic Relief Services. In doing so, we join Catholic families across the globe in responding to God's people who are in need. Each family received a "rice bowl" box. We ask that you fill it with change and plan to return it to MBSCS in a zip locked bag by Monday, March 26th. Thank you, in advance, for whatever you can do in this regard. May God bless us with a holy Lenten Season as we move forward to the Triduum.
 
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SUMMER/WARM WEATHER UNIFORM
The MBS uniform policy requires that students begin to wear the summer/warm weather uniform on APRIL 16th. Please check the Family Handbook for warm weather uniform requirements. Remember ALL uniforms, both school and Phys Ed must be purchased through Flynn & O'Hara. This date may change should the weather turn warmer earlier. 
  •  We ask parents of girls to please note the requirement for the length of kilts and jumpers (no more than 2 inches above the knee). Even though many girls wear shorts under their kilts and jumpers, we ask that all kilts and jumpers measure at the required length. Thank you for your assistance with the matter.
  •  All students must tuck in their shirts.
  • The used uniform closet is open on Monday and Friday each week. PLEASE DO NOT SEND IN USED UNIFORMS THAT ARE STAINED, SOILED, AND BLEACHED. We are receiving a large quantity of uniforms that cannot be re-sold/re-worn. Please dispose of those uniforms, please do not donate any uniforms with the MBS logo. Thank you for your cooperation.
   
STUDENT PICK-UP 
When having someone different or new pick-up in the carline, please be sure that person understands the pick-up procedure and the correct way to join the carline. It is essential to student safety that all drivers in the carline are aware of the correct procedures and flow of traffic.
 
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FACTS TUITION TAX INFORMATION
By simply clicking "View Printable Payments Summary" on the Payments tab in your FACTS Tuition account, families can retrieve and print a summary of payments for the 2017 year or any other specified time frame. Each payment summary contains the date range, family name, sub accounts, and the school's Federal Tax ID number.
 
   
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School will close on March 28th at 12:10 p.m. for Easter vacation and will resume on Monday, April 9th.The school office will also be closed during this time.
May our risen Lord continue to bless our families, fellow parishioners and the pastors and staffs of our eight supporting parishes.
Blessed Easter to all!
 
 
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We have closed out Casino Night 2018 and are thrilled to share that through the efforts of our committees, sponsors, and especially all that attended and participated we raised $52,000! We are so grateful for the support and enthusiasm surrounding this event. Thank you all for continuing to show your dedication and support of our wonderful school.
 
We would likewise ask you to consider showing your support and patronage to the many generous sponsors, benefactors, and restaurants who made the night possible. Special thanks to the following.
 

Hooked                                            Oxford Risk Management 
Seacrets                                           Atlantic Adult and Pediatric Medicine 
Crab Alley                                        Bradley Insurance Group 
Em-ings BBQ                                     ReNove Med Spa 
Southisde Deli                                  ACC Telecom 
Touch of Italy                                   D.A. Kozma 
DeNovo's Trattoria                            T&G Builders 
Mother's Cantina                               DePalma Dental 
Pit n Pub                                          EDiS Construction 
Fractured Prune                               ADEX Electrical and Contracting
Bayside Skillet                                  Village Square Family Medicine
Cottage Cafe                                    Pyramid Global Partners
Green Turtle-West OC                       Merril Lynch Financial Advisor,
Buxy's Salty Dog Saloon                     Christine Selzer
Bull on the Beach                             Susan Pittard Gardner, Esq.
Catch 54                                          Atlantic Physical Therapy
Fager's Island                                   Johnny Janosik Furniture
A Bagel And...                                  Trice Auctions
Coastal Coffee OC                            West O Bottle Shop
Bourbon Street                                 Breakthru Beverage
Captain's Table                                 DJ Wax
Bourbon Street on the Beach             Print Coast2Coast
Miss Pattie Cake                                Lighthouse Sound 
Candy Kitchen                                   Centerplate Catering 
Backyard Louie's                                Bethany Florist 
Coconuts Beach Bar and Grill             Ocean Downs Casino
Giant Food Millville                           Midnight Design and Promos 
Banks Wines and Spirits                     Pepsi Bottling Company Salisbury 
 
The HSA executive board is seeking new members. Have you ever been curious about HSA? As a parent or guardian of an MBS student you are already part of our membership. Why not take that next step and add your name to our list of board members? Join us at our next meeting, Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at 6:00PM in the teachers' lounge. Our meetings are always open and all members are welcome. Please email Saron Hand hsa@mbscs.org if you are interested in joining the executive board or have any questions. Nomination season is coming soon. Stay tuned...
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Congratulations! 
Third grade won the Car Raffle Challenge for the week of March 12th! We are very grateful for your support which resulted in the class selling $100 dollars worth of raffle tickets. Keep up the great effort!
 
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NEW DATE: Mark your Calendar for the Spring 2018 Musical! 
May 10th at 6:30 p.m.
May 11th at 7:00 p.m.
May 12th at 7:00 p.m. 
 
 
 The following are rehearsal dates for NEXT WEEK
  • Monday, March 26th until 5:30pm  "A & B" Cast Rehearsal- We will be doing a full run-through of ACT 1.
April's rehearsal & performance schedule will be e-mailed to parents by early next week. 
Questions? Please contact Mrs. Bennett at nbennett@mbscs.org

If your student is unable to attend the above listed rehearsal, please contact Mrs. Bennett at nbennett@mbscs.org
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CHANGE OF DATE!!!
MAGIC TREE HOUSE: Pirates Past Noon KIDS 
Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School cordially invites you to attend the excellent performance of "Pirates Past Noon" that our students in grades 2, 3 & 4, will provide.
The performance will NOW be at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 12th.
Admission is FREE! For the convenience of guests with disabilities/wheelchairs, etc. doors will open at 5:45 p.m. For all other guests, doors will open at 6:00 p.m. 
 
   
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MBS CAR RAFFLE

Benefiting the Technology Development Fund of MBS



MBS Car Raffle tickets, 1 for $10, 6 for $50, 13 for $100- 2018 Chevrolet Spark OR $10,000 CASH!
   
We are asking EVERY family to sell their ticket allotment of 15 tickets. This will help us achieve our goal to having one to one digital technology in the classroom for grades 3-8. By selling these tickets, this may help to alleviate additional technology fees that may need to be rolled into our tuition and assessments. Thank you for your help in working towards our goal!
CAR RAFFLE CLASSROOM CONTEST 

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
Many thanks and much appreciation to the following MBS staff and parents who generously gave their time and energy to sell car raffle  tickets at St. Luke's Church, Holy Savior Church and the Ocean City Convention Center last weekend.

Mr. and Mrs. Hagy
Mrs. Bankert-Ouellett
Mr. and Mrs. Wanner
Ms. Sumathy Chandrashekar
Mrs. Lori Alvarez
Mrs. Lisa Edmunds
Ms. Frances Haffner
Mrs. Andrea Baker
Ms. Tammy Nock
Mrs. Allison Castellano
Ms. Doris Nowakowski


In total, $2,000 worth of tickets were sold at all three locations.

Join us in achieving our sales goal.  All ticket sales are 100% profit for our technology fund and will go directly to our students to enhance their learning. WE NEED THE SUPPORT OF EVERY MBS FAMILY TO REACH OUR GOAL.  How can you help?  

1.  Sell the ten tickets that were forwarded to each family.  If you have sold your tickets,  thank you and please SELL MORE!   Our third grade class enjoyed their ice cream party and NUT day on Friday that they won for being the top selling class for the week of March 12th.

2.  Sign-up to sell tickets at community events and various parishes.  

Thank you for your support.

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LIBRARY CORNER 
The Spring Book Fair is scheduled for 4/30 to 5/4.

Please email klenox@mbscs.org if you would like to be included on the book fair volunteer list.  Any volunteers from the past are automatically included.  More information and an online signup sheet will be provided in April.  Thank you!
 
   
COUNSELING CORNER
 
This week I met with grades 6, 7 and 8.  It is required that each year we talk about topics from "For Sake of God's Children: Keeping our Promises" guidelines.  Today we discussed trusted adults, safety, buddy systems, safe touch, secrets and strangers.  We discussed "Rules to Help Teens Stay Safe."  They will bring these rules home in hopes that it can open a conversation up at home about safety.  We also discussed some "What if" situations.  Parents, please talk to your children about this.  We all must have family rules for safety and strangers.  If you have any questions or need suggestions, please contact me at tgabbard@mbscs.org.     
     

ATHLETICS
 
Softball
Information Meeting
: Monday, March 26 @ 3:30PM in the Gym
 
First Girl's Softball Practice: Monday, April 9 from 3:30-5:00PM (Showell Park)
 
First Girl's Lacrosse Game: Monday, April 16 @ 4:00PM- Home vs. Sussex Academy
 
 
United States Marine Youth Physical Fitness Program in P.E.: Monday, April 9 to Friday, April 13.
 
 
   
NON-MBS FLYERS (Flyers are not created at MBS)
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 IMPORTANT DATES
 
March
28th                 Early Dismissal, 12:10 p.m.
29th-April 6th   School Closed - Easter Vacation 

April
12th                 Magic Tree House: Pirates Past Noon KIDS, 6:30 p.m. 
 
PARISHES  
 
St John Neumann
Parents of 2nd graders:
Our next gathering will be April 14 beginning at 9:15AM in the church of St. John Neumann
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This is also the day for their First Reconciliation. Make sure to practice at home and know the prayers!

Confirmation 2018 :  Our next gathering will be Sunday 8 April from 12:30-2:30. All sponsor forms must be in by that date.
 
St. Jude the Apostle
The Parish Book Club meets monthly the second Wednesday of every month in the Religious Education Center of St. Jude The Apostle Church at 2 p.m.  from January through November. 
St. Jude The Apostle Church is located at 152 Tulip Drive, Lewes, just north of the intersection of Rte. 1 and Five Points. For further information and a list of the 2018 book titles and discussion dates, contact the Religious Education Office, 302-644-7413.   
 
St. Luke Catholic Parish
Lent Schedule 2018
 
Stations of the Cross
Fridays: 9:45AM and 7:00P
 
Reconciliation (Confession)
Saturdays 9:30AM (following Mass)
Wednesdays 6-7PM each week
Holy Week 9:30AM (following Mass)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
 
No Confessions
Holy Thursday, Good Friday, or Holy Saturday
 
Palm Sunday
March 24th Vigil 4:00PM & 5:30PM
March 25th 8:30AM, 10:00AM, 11:30AM & 5:00PM
 
Holy Thursday
March 29th at 7:00PM Mass of the Lord's Supper
 
Good Friday
March 30th
11:00AM Stations of the Cross
3:00PM Service of the Lord's Passion and Veneration of the Cross
 
Holy Saturday
March 31st at 12:00PM Blessing of Food
 
Easter Vigil
March 31st at 8:30PM
 
Easter Sunday
April 1st
8:30AM, 10:00AM, 11:30AM & 5:00PM
 
Divine Mercy Sunday
April 8th Chaplet at 3:00PM
 
    
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.