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 8, 2017  

Phone: 410-208-1600

Fax: 410-208-4957


Dear Parents and Guardians,

"...I AM THE LIVING BREAD THAT CAME DOWN FROM HEAVEN; WHOEVER EATS THIS BREAD WILL LIVE FOREVER; AND THE BREAD THAT I WILL GIVE IS MY FLESH FOR THE LIFE OF THE WORLD." John 6:51 


It is difficult to believe that we have arrived at the conclusion of another school year. I would like to extend my wishes to you and your family for a safe, relaxing and enjoyable summer. During the summer months, please continue to practice your faith through attendance and participation in the Liturgies and the faith community programs of your parish.
 
I 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.


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.
 
BOOST
-- or Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today -- provides state-funded scholarships for some students who are eligible for the Free or Reduced-Price Lunch Program to attend eligible nonpublic schools.  Awards are granted based on household income, with the lowest income served first.  In late March 2017, the BOOST Program was renewed for the 2017-2018 school year. Eligibility is determined by family size and income. All families who qualify for free or reduced meals are strongly encouraged to apply. This program is intended for Maryland families. 
Applications The electronic application for parents to complete has been launched and is available from this web page:  http://marylandpublicschools.org/Pages/boost/index.aspx  
 
The application deadline is June 15, 2017, 11:59 p.m.

OUR GRADUATES 
On Thursday, June 1st and Sunday, June 4th our school honored our outstanding 8th grade students with the following awards. May God bless them!

Taylor        Barrett ................................................................ Presidential, Spelling Awards
Morgan      Carlson............................. Presidential, Art, Drama, Spanish, English, Writing Awards
Christian    Clark .............................................................................. Presidential Award
Riley         Custodio................................................................... Physical Education Award
Logan       Cymek............................................................................. Presidential Award
Jessica      Delisi.................................................................... Presidential, Drama Awards
Nicole       DiAmico.................................................. Presidential, Theater Production Awards
Julianna    Fohner............................................................................. Presidential Award
Kennedy    Hamby..................................................... Presidential, Media Technology Awards
Lilly          Jones.................................................................. Presidential, Reading Awards
Eleni         Kangas.................................................................................. Science Award
Thomas     Kangas............................................................................. Presidential Award
Lauren      Kemp......................................................... Presidential, Choir, Algebra I Awards
Samantha  McManus................................................................. Presidential, Dance Awards
Mary         Mergott.......................... Presidential, Library Communication, Instrumentalist Awards
Emily        Selba.................................. Presidential, Music Appreciation, Math Olympiad Awards
Zion          Shockley................................................................... Physical Education Award
Jacob        Shoup.................................................................. Presidential, Religion Awards
Paul          Vitaliti.......................................................... Presidential, Social Studies Awards
Maura       Vosburg.................................................. Presidential, Theater Production Awards
 

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.  
  


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.
 
FIP HOURS 
The deadline for FIP hours for the current school year was May 31. Each family is required to fulfill 20 hours, 10 of which may be fulfilled through your parish. Letters were mailed out this week to any families who did not fulfill their 20 hours. Any hours not completed will be assessed a $20 per hour fee. Families who completed their hours will not receive a letter. Questions may be directed to Akiliah Church at achurch@mbscs.org.  

TERRANOVA
Many parents have asked about TerraNova results. The test publisher has experienced issues with gathering the results. We have been told that we will receive results on June 12th. Results will be mailed to parents once we receive them.

FLYNN O'HARA UNIFORM POP-UP SHOP- SAVE THE DATE
Join us for an in-school uniform sale at MBS, Tuesday, July 11, 2017 from 2-6 PM. A complete line of sizes and samples will be available for try-on and purchase. Any out of stock items will ship directly to your home with free shipping. If you are not attending this event, please be sure to order your uniform by August 1, to ensure delivery by the first day. Check out MBS's custom shop site to view uniform options, pricing, or to place an order. www.flynnohara.com/school/MD220
 
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.

LOST ITEMS 
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.   

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.


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IMPORTANT DATES

June
9                                     Last Day of School, Mass at 10:00 a.m., Early Dismissal at 11:15
 
14                                    Summer Office Hours begin, Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. 
July
3-4                                  School Office Closed, Happy 4th of July
11                                   Flynn O'Hara Uniform Pop-Up Shop 2:00-6:00 p.m.
 
  PARISH NEWS
 
St. John Neumann 
Our next Confirmation gathering will be Thursday 22 June at 6:30PM at MBS 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.