MBSCS

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.
 

 

Parent News & Muse

June 1, 2017  

Phone: 410-208-1600

Fax: 410-208-4957

 

Dear Parents and Guardians,

On the last and greatest day of the feast, Jesus stood up and exclaimed, "Let anyone who thirsts come to me and drink.
' Whoever believes in me, as scripture says: 
'Rivers of living water will flow from within him.'"
John 7:37-38 


LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
On Friday, June 9th our school community will conclude the 2016-2017 school year in grateful praise and worship at a concluding Liturgy that will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. at St. John Neumann Church. Students will be dismissed at 11:15 a.m. What a wonderful year this has been! As we look back over the past ten months, we swell in joy for the many blessings that our Lord has bestowed upon our students, our staff and our families. Thank you to all for your support! We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable summer.

LAST DAY OF AFTERCARE
Please remember that the LAST DAY of AfterCare will be THURSDAY, JUNE 8TH! There is NO AfterCare on Friday, June 9th.
 
 

SUMMER WORK
Our teachers will be forwarding to parents the expectations for summer work. The information will be provided to the students prior to the last day of school. In addition to the summer work that is being sent to each family, our teachers will assemble math practice packets that will be available in the school office throughout the summer. Parents may come in to pick up a packet. Math work is a requirement for ALL students. Worksheets are also available on the school's website. Students who complete the work will receive credit for doing so.

STREAM NIGHT 
An extra thanks to Mrs. Kim Frey and Just Hooked Restaurant for their donation of food for STREAM Night.

VOLUNTEER LUNCHEON 
M.B.S. Volunteers were guests at a luncheon in their honor held on Wednesday, May 31st. We thank our volunteers for all of their service to our students and our school community. Than you, also, to La Donne Cucina, (Damiana Clubb) for providing the wonderful meal. 

HEALTH SUITE NEWS
If you are taking your child to their primary care providers for physicals, please remember any student entering in kindergarten or the 4th grade next year needs a physical from the doctor's office.  The physical may have been conducted as early as October 2016 of last year to count for your physical for the 2017-2018 school year.  If you send in the completed physical form, it will be filed for next year. 
 
If your child has any new immunizations, please send verification to the nurse as soon as possible.   There are New Immunization Requirements for students entering 7th grade. They need Tdap (single dose) and Meningococcal (single dose).  The immunizations required for students entering kindergarten are DtaP (4doses), Polio (3 doses), MMR (2 doses), Varicella (2 doses) and Hep B (3 doses).  These immunization requirements are from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
 
The end of the year is HERE. Parents must pick up any unused medication at the end of the school year.  Medication that is not collected by the parent will be discarded. If you have any questions, please contact the school nurse @ 410/208-1600.
 
 
   
SUMMER OFFICE HOURS
Beginning on June 14th, 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.

New Family Mentoring Program for 2017-2018 School Year
We are looking for volunteers who would be willing to give their time and talent to assist us in our New Family Mentoring Program. The purpose of this program is to be able to give our new families a contact to go to if they have questions or are unsure of something. This would give our new families a comfort of knowing that we are a school community and are here to welcome them with open arms. Thank you for your willingness to help and be there for these new families to make the new school year as easy and comfortable a transition as it can be for them.
For your time and talent, we will give 10 FIP hours towards the 2017-2018 school year, which will be applied at the beginning of the 3rd trimester. For more questions about the Mentoring Program or if you would like to sign up to be a Mentor, please contact Lisa Edmunds at ledmunds@mbscs.org, or call the school office and ask for Mrs. Edmunds.

ATHLETICS
   
Softball:
Uniforms should be laundered and turned in ASAP.
Lacrosse:
Uniforms should be laundered and turned in ASAP.

Field Day:
Field Day 2017 is fast approaching, this year the PreK-3 to 2nd Grade will participate on Tuesday, June 6th and 3rd to 7th Grade will participate on Wednesday, June 7th. Both days we will begin at 8:50am.
Each class has picked a t-shirt color to wear on Field Day, color assignments are:
Day 1-                                                                     Day 2-
Pre K 3: Orange                                                      3rd: Yellow
Pre K 4: Red                                                           4th: Purple
K: Blue                                                                    5th: Red
1st: Purple                                                                6th: Green
2nd: Yellow                                                              7th: Blue
***8th graders are more than welcome to come volunteer their time, but I need a note from a parent/guardian. Please do not drop off a student without our prior knowledge.

 
Counseling Corner
  This week I saw K, 1st and Pre-4!  We had a class to wrap up our year together.  We played a beach ball game.  The children worked on answering a question about themselves and being good listeners. We discussed reminders of having a safe Summer, treating each other with kindness and being thankful to our loving parents.
 
Library Program
Please send in any overdue books as soon as possible.  All books need to be returned to the library by Friday, June 2nd.  Please note the "Hit The Books" Shorebirds baseball game date is Sunday, June 11th at 2:05 p.m .  Additional information & ticket vouchers were sent home this week to participating students.  Thank you.
Non-Mbs Flyers
All non-MBS flyers will be listed here as links on the digital version of the newsletter.
Pony Camp 2017
River Soccer Camp



IMPORTANT DATES

June
2                                     Kindergarten Closing Ceremony, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
4                                     8th Grade Closing Ceremony, St. John Neumann, 4:00 p.m.
9                                     Last Day of School, Mass at 10:00 a.m., Early Dismissal at 11:15
     
 
 
PARISH NEWS
 
St. John Neumann 
Our next Confirmation gathering will be Thursday 22 June at 6:30PM at SJN in the library.
 
St. John Neumann invites children to  Maker Fun Factory VBS: Created by God, Built for a Purpose.A summer kids' event called  Maker Fun Factory VBS will be hosted at Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School from  July 10th to 14th. At Maker Fun Factory, kids discover that God made them-and for a purpose! Kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and devour yummy treats, experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them of God's love, and test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos they'll take home and play with all summer long. Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. Each day concludes with the Funshop Finale that gets everyone involved in living what they've learned. Family members and friends are encouraged to join in daily for this special time at 11:45AM.
Maker Fun Factory is for kids from  K to 5th grades or 5-10 years of age and will run from  9:00 AM to 12 Noon each day. The cost is  $35/camper and $15 for each additional sibling. The fun will take place at Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School. For more information call 410-208-2854.


   
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.