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 28, 2018   

Phone: 410-208-1600

Fax: 410-208-4957

mostblessedss@yahoo.com 



Forever I will sing the goodness of the Lord. 
Psalm 89 (Holy Thursday)

Father, into your hands I commend my spirit. 
Psalm 31 (Good Friday)

Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth. 
Psalm 104 (Easter)


Recent events that involve school shootings have led us all to a heightened awareness and concern for school safety. Many are probably asking "What is Most Blessed Sacrament doing to ensure the safest school environment possible?" Please read the information below.

1. Our support staff make frequent walk-arounds of the exterior of our facility. In doing so, the staff look for anything that may be unusual or concerning, and if something is noted, a report is made upon which further investigation is conducted.

2. Upon arrival each morning, students enter the cafeteria and await the bell to report to class. Students no longer wait outdoors in the morning.

3. We are working with law enforcement personnel to review our Crisis Management Plan and to provide staff training on April 27th in measures to employ when a building intruder or active assailant is involved. Other topics to be covered will include evacuation procedures and shelter-in-place procedures.

4. Our Crisis Management Team is exploring ways to improve our building's interior and exterior safety through structural modifications and increased camera surveilance.  

  Students and staff safety and security is our first priority. 

Beginning with Holy Thursday continuing with Good Friday and culminating with the glory of Easter, Christians all over the world will observe the Sacred Triduum. These three days signify the closure of our Lenten observance. On Holy Thursday, we celebrate the Mass of the Lord's Supper. On Good Friday, we venerate the Cross as we observe the Lord's Passion. The Easter Vigil begins our celebration of the Resurrection of the Lord. Each day in the Triduum holds a special significance in our story of redemption through Christ, Jesus. On Holy Thursday, we commemorate Jesus' institution of the Eucharist and the priesthood. Good Friday brings us to the reality of our sinfulness and the sacrifice that Jesus endured to bring us redemption. The Easter Vigil gives us cause to rejoice in the Resurrection of the Lord and His victory over death. We are called as Catholic Christians to attend and participate in the events of the Triduum. They are holy. They are important. They are the core of of our faith.

SACRED SILENCE
Today, Wednesday, March 28th our students and staff practiced Lenten sacrifice by observing a day of Sacred Silence. Each grade, according to age appropriate expectations, observed 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 presented the "Stations of the Cross" through shadow vignettes that depict the fourteen Stations of the Cross. This was our sixth year of this presentation and it is always a very compelling moment for our students and staff.
 
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HAPPY EASTER! 
School will close today, 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. AFTERCARE IS AVAILABLE UNTIL 3:00 P.M. ONLY!! 
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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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.
 
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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. 
 
 
April's rehearsal & performance schedule will be e-mailed to parents by early next week. 
Questions? 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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NON-MBS FLYERS (Flyers are not created at MBS)
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 IMPORTANT DATES
 
March
28th                 Early Dismissal, 12:10 p.m. Aftercare until 3:00 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
 
No Confessions
Holy Thursday, Good Friday, or Holy Saturday
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.