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.
 

May 24, 2018   

Phone: 410-208-1600

Fax: 410-208-4957

mostblessedss@yahoo.com 



"Blest be God the Father, and the Only Begotten Son of God, and also the Holy Spirit, for he has shown us his merciful love."
Entrance Antiphon
Solemnity of the Holy Trinity 
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 This photo of our Bishop W. Francis Malooly with our Holy Father, Pope Francis, was given to Madilynn Frey by Bishop Malooly when he visited our school on May 16th. We enjoyed a wonderful visit with the Bishop. We are blessed to have a Bishop who cares so deeply for Catholic School education. May our Lord continue to bless Bishop Malooly in his episcopacy.  
 
FACTS TUITION RE-ENROLLMENT 

Most Blessed Sacrament is once again using the FACTS Payment Program. You will soon be receiving information from FACTS Tuition about the re-enrollment process. Your original agreement authorizes FACTS to roll over your information from one year to the next. Please be aware that no payments or fees will come out of your account until after the tuition rates have been added. You will need to contact FACTS  if you wish to change your method of payment, your plan name and/or your address. If you want to make any changes to whether you pay quarterly, monthly or in full, please return the FACTS document to the school As Soon As Possible. We will be adding the tuition rates to each account after June 1, which will complete the process. Changes to enrollment status will be made at that time. 

ALL FAMILIES MUST BE ENROLLED IN FACTS BEFORE JUNE 1! In order for payments to run 10 months, FACTS must have the information a full month in advance.


Should you select the one time payment plan and DO NOT make the payment by September 1st, MBS will automatically change your plan to a 10 month schedule and you will be charged a fee.
   
MAY CROWNING   
Our school celebrate the role of Mary as Queen of heaven and earth with a Marian Procession and Prayer Service on May 22nd. Our second and eighth grade students led our devotion.
 
STREAM NIGHT 
 Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of STREAM night. 
 
 SPRING PIANO RECITAL 
 The end of year Spring Piano Recital will take place at 6:00 p.m. on May 30th in the gymnasium. Please join us. 
 
8TH GRADE END OF YEAR SCHEDULE 
Please note the important dates scheduled for this year's graduating class:

May 29th     Class Trip to Busch Gardens, Williamsburg

May 30th     NO School for 8th Grade
 
May 31st     Practice at Holy Savior Catholic Church, 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. 8th grade students should report to school by 9:00 a.m.
(Bus will depart promptly at 9:30 a.m.)
 
  8th Grade Luncheon at MBS, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
 
June 3rd     Closing Mass, 4:00 p.m. Holy Savior Catholic Church, Ocean City, MD
 
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We would like to thank all of our wonderful parent volunteers who helped with this year's Stream Night reception. Thank you to Kim Frey and Hooked restaurant for the donation of sandwiches. Special thanks to, Sue Buhrt, Sandra Mancilla, Jen David, Tammy Nock, and Meghan Fulmer for all their help on the success of the night.

As another academic year draws to a close the HSA Executive Board would like to thank all of our volunteers and MBS families for the time, talents and treasures you have shared with us this past year. We could not have accomplished all we did without you and it has been our honor to serve you this year. Thank you!
 
  
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CAR RAFFLE WINNER ANNOUNCED!
 
                                                                                                                              
Congratulations to the Peranteau family for being the winners of the 2018 Chevrolet Spark OR $10,000 CASH! We are so happy for them and thank them for their continued support of MBS! The Peranteau family are also in the running for our TOP SELLERS raffle, which will be drawn on June 15th after our closing prayer service. We would like to thank Jim & Loretta Erhler, owners of Berlin Automotive Group and Holly Kia, for their generous donation of the car or $10,000 cash. We truly appreciate their continued support of Catholic school education and our desire to achieve one to one digital technology in the classroom. We would also like to thank those families who have given their time, talent and treasure to assist in selling these raffle tickets. We could have not raised the money we have, had it not been for your help and support. Lastly, we would  like to thank St. Luke, St. Ann, Holy Savior and St. Edmond parishes for allowing us to sell during mass weekends. The support you continually show MBS is always appreciated.
 
TOP SELLERS RAFFLE
We will be drawing the TOP SELLERS RAFFLE on Friday, June 15th, after our closing prayer service. We are still in the process of entering all of the May sales and will have a May TOP SELLER announced in next week's newsletter. A BIG THANK YOU to all of our families who sold raffle tickets on MBS's behalf. Please return ALL UNSOLD TICKETS to the office promptly, as we need to have an accounting for all tickets distributed. Thank you!
 
  
SUMMER OFFICE HOURS
Beginning on June 18th, the school office will observe summer hours. In doing so, our school office will be open each day from 8:30 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The school office will be closed on Fridays .
 
 
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COUNSELING CORNER 
This week I meet with grades 3, 4, and 5!  We did a reflective activity from our past year.  Each student made a poster to hang in their room with key phrases of things we talked about this year.  We discussed using this as a reminder to continue working all summer on many of the things we talk about through the year.  Some key points they brought up were:  Be Kind, Love, Be Safe, Be Positive, Talk to Trusted Adults, and so on.  On the other side of their poster they started a Summer Bucket List.  We discussed goals to encourage connecting to friends and family and putting down devices.  Parents, please help your child work on these goals and reminders!   
 
LIBRARY CORNER 
The Delmarva Shorebirds "Hit the Books" tickets were distributed to those students who turned in their bookmarks.  Please note each student who participated received two upper reserved ticket vouchers.  Please see the directions included with the tickets for redemption instructions.  With the new seating at the ballpark installed in 2017, students must redeem their voucher for a ticket before entering the game.  The game night for MBS is Friday, May 25th, 2018.  Game time is 7:05 PM and gates will open at 6 PM. 
 
Please help your child find any lost library books or submit money for payment.  We will continue book checkout through the end of May for students who have returned all of their books.  Please email klenox@mbscs.org with any questions.  Thank you. 
 
   

ATHLETICS
   
SPORTS PHYSICALS 
 
Sports Physicals will be offered on June 4, 2018 at 1:30pm at MBS by Dr. Dan Pascucci. The cost of the physical is $25.00 which is applied to sports activities. All students participating in sports at MBS next year will need an updated physical to play or practice. Your child can go to his/her primary provider for the required sports physical. MBS would like to thank Dr. Pascucci for offering this convenient service to the school.
 
FIELD DAY 
 
June 5th- Pre-K to 2nd Grade
June 6th- 3rd Grade to 7th Grade
 
Field Day is a day set aside for outdoor games like relay races. It is a fun day where movement and games are celebrated. Students will participate in the morning and work in the classroom in the afternoon. The activities will start at 9:00am and conclude at Noon. In the event of inclement weather, Field Day will be cancelled and not rescheduled. 
 
* Please make sure your child arrives to school on time.
 
* Please make sure your child brings a bag lunch from home. Lunches from the cafeteria will not be available. Milk will be available for those who get milk.
 
* Please have your child bring in a Ziploc bag of sliced fruit to help contribute towards a healthy class snack.
 
* Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather.
 
* Please have your child bring in a water bottle. The water bottle should be labeled with his or her name. Students will take their water bottles with them from station to station.
 
* Please have your child apply sunscreen in the morning before school as we will be outdoors.
 
* Please review the below table to find the t-shirt color your child should wear:
 
 
Tuesday, June 5th
Wednesday, June 6th
Pre-K (3): Orange
3 rd : Yellow
Pre-K (4): Red
4 th : Purple
Kindergarten: Blue
5 th : Red
1 st : Purple
6 th : Green
2 nd : Yellow
7 th : Blue
 
If you are a parent and would like to volunteer, please email Mr. Haskell at
jhaskell@mbscs.org. While appreciated, we do not need 8th grade MBS student-volunteers at this time.
 
NON-MBS FLYERS (Flyers are not created at MBS)
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 IMPORTANT DATES 
   
May

25th                    Spring Athlete Recognition, 9:00 a.m.  
                           12:10 Dismissal, Professional Development Day for Teachers
28th                    Memorial Day - School Closed
30th                    Piano Recital, 6:00 p.m. 


PARISHES  
 
S t John Neumann
VBS-SHIPWRECKED
Save the dates July 9-13 from 9AM - 12 Noon for our 2018 VBS - SHIPWRECKED
Send your kids on an impacting island adventure!At Shipwrecked VBS, kids discover how Jesus rescues us through life's storms.Shipwrecked is filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences kids see, hear, touch,and even taste! Sciency-Fun Gizmosā„¢, team-building games, cool Bible songs, and tasty treats are just a few of the standout activities that help faith flow into real life. (Since everything is hands-on, kids might get a little messy. Be sure to send them in play clothes and safe shoes.) Plus, we'll help kids discover how to see evidence of God in everyday life-something we call God Sightings. Get ready to hear that phrase a lot! Registration forms are in the Gathering Space at SJN or can be emailed to you by calling Nancy Groves @ 410-208-2854 or ngroves@stjnrcc.com 
 
St. Jude the Apostle
Strawberry Festival
The Msgr.  Francis Desmond Columbiettes and the James C Burke Columbiettes are having a Strawberry Festival on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at St Jude The Apostle Church on Route 1 in Lewes, Delaware   The festival will take place from 8 AM to 2 PM.  
If you would like to participate in the festival, you may rent an outside space.  Call Bonnie on 302-280-5795 to rent a space or for additional information.

T he Knights of Columbus Flea Market is Saturday, June 9.  Call Dan at 645-5369 or Marc at 644-4992 to reserve your spot.
 
 
SPECIAL HOUR OF PRAYER BEFORE THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
FOR THE PEACEFUL OUTCOME OF THE MEETING
BETWEEN PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP AND NORTH KOREAN LEADER KIM JONG-UN
 
MONDAY, JUNE 11, AT 7 PM, IN THE ST. JUDE PARISH CHAPEL
 
"Peace on Earth" hangs much in the balance in our time - especially among near and far eastern nations, like North Korea, whose ominously emergent nuclear capabilities and militant antagonisms threaten humanity with cataclysmic global catastrophe.
 
This historic meeting of President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un, therefore, can prove decisive for the containment of such hostile and deadly armament and for the greater assurance of security and peace for all humanity.
 
The meeting of the leaders is planned for Tuesday, June 12, in Singapore, whose time zone is twelve hours ahead of ours. We will, therefore, hold our vigil on Monday, June 11, at 7 pm, our time, which would adequately anticipate the meeting in Singapore whether it occurs earlier or later on Tuesday, Singapore time - while taking place at a time here in Lewes convenient for participants.
 
In earnest response to Our Lady of Fatima's ardent plea for prayer, especially the Rosary, "to obtain peace for the world and the end of war," please plan to spend an hour in supplication, along with other prayerful brethren, before the Real Eucharistic Presence of Jesus - Lord of Heaven and Earth - to beseech His sovereign intervention that there be "on earth, peace to men of good will."
 
    
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.