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 7, 2018
"With the Lord there is mercy,
and fullness of redemption."
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.
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 14TH! There is NO AfterCare on Friday, June 15th.
We would like to thank Mrs. Bennett for her years in Christian Ministry at our school. She has decided to move forward in her career in a direction different than education. Mrs. Bennett will be missed for her energy and enthusiasm. We are currently seeking a Spanish teacher.
We would also like to thank Mrs. Wiest for her years of Christian Ministry at our school. She has also decided to more forward in her career in other directions. Mrs. Wiest has served our school well and we wish her the best.
We would like to welcome Mr. Davis Lee Ruark as our fourth grade teacher. Mr. Ruark comes to us from Bennett High School where he was an Earth and Space Science Teacher. Prior to that, Mr. Ruark taught at Cosimir Catholic School in Baltimore and prior that he taught elementary science in Prince George's County, Maryland. Mr. Ruark promises to bring a positive outlook, enthusiasm and creativity to his 4th grade class. He will be a most welcomed member of our faculty.
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.
Congratulations to Ava Snelsire and MaryAnn Rutzler who on Saturday, June 9th will be presented with the Girl Scout Diocese of Wilmington Anchor Award by Bishop Malooly. Congratulations also goes out to MadaLynne Rutzler, who will be presented with the Girl Scout Diocese of Wilmington Cross Award. The presentation will be held at St. Margaret of Scotland in Newark, Delaware.
WE THANK YOU!
Many, many thanks to everyone who contributed to the Eighth Grade Awards Luncheon. Special thanks to Mrs. Carlson and Mrs. Edmunds for their leadership as Homeroom Parents. Special thanks, also, to Mio Fratello Restaurant(Bryan and Angela Keith) for their donation of a delicious menu for the luncheon. We would also like to express our appreciation to Mrs. Selba who served as a eighth grade advisor. Mrs. Selba worked tirelessly to provide our students with a memorable eighth grade year.
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 14th.
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 their 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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 to all the Field Day volunteers. It was a great couple of days and the kids had a lot of fun.
Please return any softball or lacrosse jerseys.
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.
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."
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.