To Jesus Through Mary
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.
June 14, 2018
"Lord, it is good to give thanks to you."
It is difficult to believe that we have arrived at the conclusion of another school year. We would like to extend our wishes to you and your family for a safe, relaxing and enjoyable summer. During the summer months, please continue to live your faith through attendance and participation in the Liturgies and the faith community programs of your parish.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all of the wonderful support that you have provided to our school during this school year. We are truly blessed to have such awesome students and parents to whom we provide our ministry of faith and academics. This school year has been very successful on a number of levels and that success is measured in the growth that we see in your children, our students. Your outstanding support of your children is a key factor in that success and we thank you, emphatically, for all that you have done, given and shared.
PLEASE NOTE CHANGES TO MASS AND DISMISSAL TIMES!!!
On Friday, June 15th our school community will conclude the 2017-2018 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 12:00 NOON.
LAST DAY OF AFTERCARE
Please remember that the LAST DAY of AfterCare will be THURSDAY, JUNE 14TH! There is NO AfterCare on Friday, June 15th.
On Thursday, May 31st our school honored our outstanding 8th grade students with the following awards. May God bless them!
.....Vocabulary/Spelling, Presidential and Citizenship Awards
Piper Bandorick.......Physical Education, Presidential and Citizenship Awards
James Barrett.........Algebra I, Math Olympiad, Presidential and Citizenship Awards
Emma Berrie..........Technology, Drama, Presidential and Citizenship Awards
Bridget Cooper.......Choir, Drama, Joseph and Kathleen Record Scholarship, Presidential and Citizenship Awards
Collin Fohner.........Fitness Award
Logan Haffner........Community Service, Presidential and Citizenship Awards
..........Highest Honors, Christian Character, Fitness, English/Grammar,
Presidential and Citizenship Awards
Tiffany Hayes.........Written Expression, Health, Presidential and Citizenship Awards
Sawyer Hudson.......Student Council, Drama, Presidential and Citizenship Awards
Ryan Kilroy............Student Council, Presidential and Citizenship Awards
Kayla McManus.......Drama, Presidential and Citizenship Awards
Jonathan Mitchell...Physical Education and Presidential Awards
Callum Neely.........Social Studies, Math Olympiad, Spanish, Drama, Student Council,
Presidential and Citizenship Awards
Amelia Nicola.........Mathematics, Drama, Presidential and Citizenship Awards
Hayes Peterson.......Student Council and Presidential Awards
Emily Phillips.........Drama and Citizenship Awards
Tristyn Piperno.......School Spirit, Choir, Drama, Service in Ministry, Presidential
and Citizenship Awards
Erin Riccio.............Presidential and Citizenship Awards
Hannah Short.........Religion, Library, Art, Student Council, Presidential and
and Citizenship Awards
Ashten Snelsire.......Religion, Service in Ministry and Presidential Award
Caroline Taylor.......Reading/Literature, Student Council, Drama, Presidential
and Citizenship Awards
Madison Tipton.......Drama, Presidential and Citizenship Awards
Grace Windon........Science, Dance, Drama, Presidential and Citizenship Awards
Vaughn Zender.......Theater Production, Presidential and Citizenship Awards
All tuition should have been paid in full by April 15, 2018. There are many families who still have an outstanding tuition balance. If there is any reason why you cannot have your full tuition paid, please call and set up an appointment with Mr. Record to discuss your situation.
Beginning July 1, 2018, a late charge of $25.00 will be added to Before/Aftercare and Bus invoices more than 30 days late. The 30 days will begin with the date on the invoice.
If you would like to serve as the Homeroom parent for your child's class next year, please contact the teacher that your child will have next year. Thank you!
WELCOME MRS. EVANS
We are pleased to announce that Mrs. Amanda Evans has been offered and has accepted the position of Director of Admissions and Advancement at Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School. Mrs. Evans is the mother of fourth grade student, Olivia, and the wife of Chris. Amanda holds a Bachelor's Degree in Communication Arts with a concentration in public relations from California State University of Pennsylvania. She has extensive experience in managing social media, graphic design, event planning and public relations. Mrs. Evans and her family have supported our school community in a number of capacities and most recently has coordinated the school's "Box Top for Education" program. We welcome Mrs. Evans to our ministry of faith and academics and look forward to working with her as we move our school's Admissions and Advancement programs forward. We ask for your prayers for Amanda and her family as she transitions into her new role. Amanda will assume her new role during the week of June 25th.
A MESSAGE FROM MRS. EDMUNDS
Thank you for the support that everyone has provided me during my time at MBS. I have appreciated the opportunity to work with such wonderful staff and families during my tenure. I wish to thank you, as well as the Catholic Schools Office, for allowing me to be a part of this amazing ministry and mission of faith and academics.
MBS has been and continues to be an important part of our family. My family has been an active part of this faith community since the 2004-2005 academic year, when Hallie started as the first PreK4 class. I have watched all three of my daughters flourish and thrive here at MBS, which has always and will continue to foster a nurturing and loving environment grounded in Catholic faith. I am forever grateful for this, as well as for the personal and spiritual growth that I have been able to personally achieve during these years working at MBS. The foundation that MBS has been able to provide for my children and family's personal and spiritual faith formation within the Catholic faith has been invaluable.
My family and I will continue to be an active part of the MBS community in the coming years. I plan to actively volunteer as well as substitute teach and help in the administrative offices when called upon. Scott and I are excited to watch Harper complete her journey here at MBS for her 8th grade year next year and Harris will continue her MBS journey as a rising 4th grader for next year. As I have been telling anyone who has asked about my leaving and questions they have had, I have responded, " I am not going anywhere." I will always be forever grateful for the time I have had here as an employee of MBS, and I am excited to be an involved parent once again here at MBS. I hope everyone has an awesome summer and I hope to see everyone in the Fall of 2018!
Mrs. Lisa Edmunds
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.
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.
CHANGE OF PARISH
It is very important that you inform the school if you change from one parish to another at any time during the year. Thank you.
With the end of the school year quickly approaching, be sure to check out the Lost and Found in the cafeteria for any missing item of clothing or other school supplies. All items that remain in the Lost and Found will be donated to charity on Thursday, June 15th.
SCHOOL UNIFORM POP-UP SHOP
Attached below is a flyer from Flynn Ohara regarding our Pop-Up Shop, which will be held on July 18th at MBS from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., as well as a list of your uniform requirements with pricing. Parents, please mark your calendars to attend our event! Also, our used uniform closet will be open throughout the summer office hours for your swapping.
NEW FAMILY MENTORING PROGRAM 2018-2019
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 2018-2019 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 email@example.com or call the school office.
HEALTH SUITE NEWS
If you are taking your child to their primary care providers for physicals, please remember any student entering in kindergarten or 4th grade next year will need a physical from the doctor's office. The physical may have been conducted as early as October 2017 of last year to count for your physical for the 2018-2019 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 (4 doses), 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.
Get ready to celebrate the last day of school at De Lazy Lizard in Ocean City! Socialize with other parents and enjoy items from their delicious menu while the kids have fun on the huge outdoor beach play ground. De Lazy Lizard, owned by our very own Bosley family, will generously donate 20% of the proceeds back to MBS! So come, enjoy the beautiful Island themed indoor/outdoor restaurant on the water and start summer vacation while celebrating with our MBS family! Meet at De Lazy Lizard, Ocean City on the last day of school, June 15th, immediately following school dismissal. See you there!
Sea Rocket special
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!
TOP SELLERS RAFFLE
We will be drawing the TOP SELLERS RAFFLE on Friday, June 15th, after our closing prayer service. The May TOP SELLER is the Stanislav family. Thank you!
It is hard to believe our school year is coming to a close. It has been a joy to work with our MBS students this year. We have such sweet and loving children at MBS. I will keep our students, families and staff in my prayers to have a nice, relaxing and restful Summer. "The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you give you peace." Numbers 6:24-26
Thank you for helping your child to return any overdue library books. Please feel free to drop off any books you may find over the summer to the office or hold them until the start of the new school year. Thank you & have a great summer!
Have a great summer everyone! Thank you to everyone who helped MBS athletics this year. Whether you helped as a coach, a scorekeeper, a nurse or a volunteer. Whether you helped with line painting, carpooling or lawn mowing. It was all very helpful and greatly appreciated.
NON-MBS FLYERS (Flyers are not created at MBS)
15th Last Day of School, 12:00 dismissal
18th School Office Summer hours begin
Mon - Thur 8:30 a.m. till 2:00 p.m.
Closed on Friday
18th Flynn Ohara Pop-Up Shop, 2:00-6:00 p.m.
School's Out . . .Let's Celebrate!!!
St. John Neumann's Youth Gathering!!!
FRIDAY June 15, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
PIZZA! MUSIC! SPORTS! GAMES!
BRING YOUR FRIENDS AND MAKE NEW ONES!
Open to Young People Aged 12 to 18
St. John Neumann Roman Catholic Church
11211 Beauchamp Road
Berlin, Maryland 21811
Parents Only: For More Information, Call/Text Gillian Tishuk (630-901-3257) or Nancy Groves 410-713-8007
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 Gizmos™, 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
St. Jude the Apostle
The summer mass schedule is in affect. Masses are 4 and 6 PM on Saturday and Sunday at 7, 8:30,10:30 am and 12:30pm.
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.