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.

September 28, 2017  

Phone: 410-208-1600

Fax: 410-208-4957

His mother said to the servers, "Do whatever he tells you."
John 2:3

Dear Parents and Guardians:  
On Friday, October 13th, our school will sponsor a Blessing of the Animals Prayer Service at 2:40  p.m. We invite all to attend and bring animals to be blessed. Students will be dismissed following the prayer service.
The Parent Portal is now open. Information has been sent home explaining how to access the Parent Portal. Parents in grades 3-8 are encouraged to login and check out this valuable tool in school-home communication.
We would like to express our appreciation to the following businesses/owners for placing ads in our handbook and book covers. Their generosity makes it possible to provide our handbooks and book covers without cost to our families. Thank you. We are very grateful. 
Rose Horner
Bank of Ocean City
P.O. Box 150
Ocean City
Daniel R. Pascucci, D.O.
Atlantic Orthopaedics, PA
314 Franklin Ave, Suite 105-B
J.T. Novak, LLC
Electrical Contracting
P.O. Box 1464
Betsy Myers
Crossfit Assateague
11726 Winding Creek Dr
Bernice N. Flax
Exit Realty
11002 Manklin Meadows Ln #3
Ocean Pines
Kristen Hudson
Berlin Farm Supply
115 Broad St
Kelli A. Beck
DeNovo's Family Restaurant
11310 Manklin Creek Rd, South Gate
Ocean Pines
JoAnne Baldwin
Facts Tuition Management Co.
121 South 13th St, Suite 201
Rebecca Piperno
Piperno Landscaping, LLC
31944 Phillips Dr
Shay Gallo
Shay Gallo Construction, Inc.
12617 Dawn Circle
Mark Shaw
Cards Technology
11004 Manklin Meadows Ln # 1
Ocean Pines
Tony Prochazka
Shore 4 Home.Com
355 Dueling Way
Dave Noland
R.J. Lock & Security of the Eastern Shore, Inc.
9927 Stephen Decatur Hwy, Suite F8
Ocean City
Baek Lee
Ocean Pines Cleaners & Alteration
11007 Manklin Creek Rd
Christopher Rementer
Budget Blinds
28348 Lewes Georgetown Hwy
Lorie Woroniecki
Affordable Business Systems
119 Fulton St
Adrienne Kozma
D.A. Kozma Ltd., Fine Jewelers
9936 Stephen Decatur Hwy
Ocean City
Rick Deal
King Kone
14300 Coastal Hwy
Ocean City
Damian McAlister
Celtic Nations Contracting
218 Charleston Rd
Mary Bradford
OC Comfort Services
P.O. Box 1846
Lori M. Smyth
Tidepool Toys & Games
38862 Bayberry Crt
Ocean View
Today, in your family's Thursday Folder, you will find all of this year's Fall Festival information and flyers. Please consider donating to the Children's Auction as well as your gently used and in good condition Halloween costumes for our Costume Resale. Last year's very popular Trunk-or-Treat is back and we'd love to see you get creative with your themes!
Keep collecting pledges and donations for the Walk-a-thon. All donations, forms and pre-sale ticket sheets are due by OCTOBER 10! 
If you have any questions, or would like to help please, contact Saron Hand at, <hsa@mbscs.org>. Don't forget to mark your calendars for October 20, 2017 and join us for an afternoon of fun, food, and fellowship.  
If you need more pledge or sponsorship forms they can be downloaded here. 

Children's book author Jerry Pallotta will be coming to MBS for a special presentation on Thursday, October 5th for grades Kindergarten through 5th grade. Mr. Pallotta has written & published dozens of children's books including many books we have in our library such as "Dory Story," " The Ocean Alphabet Book," "Hershey's Kiss Addition Book," among many others. He will have books available for student's to purchase, if desired after the presentation. Parents, as always, are invited and welcome to attend. We are tentatively scheduling Mr. Pallotta from 12:45 PM to 1:45 PM for grades K, 1, & 2 & 1:55 PM to 2:55 PM for grades 3, 4, 5. His website is
www.jerrypallotta.com for additional information regarding books he has written.  
Please feel free to email klenox@mbscs.org with any questions.
The MBS fall book fair is scheduled for Monday, October 16th through Friday, October 20th. The book fair will be open during the Fall Festival on Friday, October 20th. Our 3rd Annual Storybook Pumpkin contest will take place that week as well. I will provide an online signup sheet for volunteers & more information about both events very soon. Thank you all for your support.
Attn: 8th grade parents-
The Diocese of Wilmington will administer the HSPT (High School Placement Test) at our diocesan and parish high schools (Padua Academy, Saint Elizabeth High School, Saint Mark's High School, Saint Thomas More Academy, Saints Peter & Paul School) the first weekend in December.  Registration will take place online only, through Scholastic Testing Services, Inc., at http://wilmington.stsusers.com.
Counseling Corner
This week I met with grades K, 1 and 2!  It was so nice to meet these sweet students.  We did introductions today.  We worked on using eye-contact and talking one at a time using a talking ball.  In grades K and 1 we read a book called, "Always Be Safe."  We discussed safey in all things we do, using scissors, washing our hands, sitting correctly in our seats, using helmets, using seatbelts and staying with adults.  We discussed recess safety and reporting to adults when needed.  In grade 2 we read, "Feelings to Share".  We discussed similar issues as above.  We focused on listening to one another, responsibility and playground safety. 
Health Room Policies:
  • Illness: Children who stay home for three or more days need a doctor's note to return to school.
  • Fevers:  MBS requires a student to be 24 hour fever free without fever reducing medication before returning to school.
  • Strep throat/Scarlet Fever: Students must remain home for at least 24 hrs after onset of antibiotic treatment.  Students must have a doctor's note to return to school.
  • Pink eye: Students must remain home until they have received 3 doses of eye drops.  Students must have a doctor's note to return to school.
  • Head Lice: Students must be treated and be nit-free. Students must come in with their parent and be examined by the nurse before they are able to return to class.
  • Medications:  NO medications (over the counter or prescription) will be administered without a written prescription from the primary care provider.
  • Diarrhea/vomiting: Students must stay home for a minimum of 24 hours or until symptoms cease.
All of the policies are listed in the Family handbook on pages 14-15.
And please remember:
  • If a student has an appointment with their physician and receives immunizations, please provide updated documentation to the nurse.
  • If a student is ill or has an injury, please inform the teacher and the school nurse.  Sometimes the illness or injury may cause a child to behave differently.
Michele Carlson
School Nurse
Practice times are 3:45-5:15pm, please be sure to arrive no later than 5:05pm to pick your child up. If you or your child were unable to attend the interest meeting, please email me so that I can make sure you get the correct information. All athletes must have an up to date sports physical and $40 sports fee to be eligible to participate.
Upcoming Games:
Tuesday, October 3rd
Vs. Lighthouse Christian
Thursday, October 5th
Vs. Salisbury Christian
All athletes must have an up-to-date sports physical and $40 sports fee to be eligible to participate.
Ice Cream:
Every Thursday during each lunch period, the MBS Sports Committee and Student Athletes will be selling ice cream. The cost will be $1.00 a week.
Sport Wristbands:
The MBS Athletic Dept. is selling Silicone Wristbands for $2 with the phrase "F.E.A.R.-Face Everything And Rise" imprinted on them.In class, we've discussed facing challenges in school, activities and life that we can't overlook or hide from. The wristbands are a good reminder to always try our best in all that we do and a wonderful way to support our Athletic Dept.
Help support your MBS Athletic Programs!!!
Sports Equipment:
We are looking for gently used fitness/sports equipment such as dumbbells, BOSU balls, medicine balls, cleats, lax sticks/helmets etc. for our teams/faculty to have access to. Since the beginning of the year, there has been a strong push to improve physical fitness from both the students and staff here at MBS. Before I go out and purchase more equipment, I wanted to ask our MBS families first. For more info. or to set up a time to drop off equipment, please contact me via email at djarmon@mbscs.org.
Pictures, Pictures, Pictures!!!:
Please forward any pictures that you take during our various sport seasons to djarmon@mbscs.org or ledmunds@mbscs.org . Thanks!

          6th              School CLOSED, Diocesan Teacher Professional Day
          9th              School CLOSED, Columbus  Day
         20th             Fall Festival/Walkathon
         27th             School CLOSED, Parent/Teacher Conferences 
St. Ann 
Hello Parents from St. Ann's Parish,
Every year, MBS families host "Donut Sunday" from October to April at St. Ann's in Bethany after 10:30 Mass.  We provide donuts and make coffee for parishioners to enjoy in Delaney Hall.  Our children are encouraged to wear their MBS polo shirt so that our Parishioners recognize them and know that they are part of the MBS family. The children help serve and clean up as well.  
If you are interested in helping out any of these dates, please email me directly. You may earn FIP hours for your time.
Dates are:  10/8, 11/12, 12/10, 1/14/17, 2/11, 3/11 and 4/8.
Thank you,
Anne Flaherty (annemvogel@aol.com)
St John Neumann
Jewelry found - September 17th in the mulched area in front of the school. Please contact Nancy Groves if it might belong to you: 410-208-2854.
Parents of SJN 8th graders: Preparation for Confirmation has begun. Our next gathering will be October 15 at 12:30 in the SJN library. The candidates should bring their lunch. Also make sure that they bring their Carpe Diem (CD), homework and know who their sponsor will be so that I can give them the proper form to have filled out. We will dismiss at 2PM. Questions?? Contact Nancy Groves 410-208-2854 or ngroves@stjnrcc.com.
Parents of 2nd graders: We will begin preparation for the sacrament of Reconciliation with a Parent Only meeting on October 29 at 10AM in the cafeteria of MBS. All parents must come to collect the materials and provide a copy of your child's Baptismal certificate. The fee is $35. Parents that stay will be the ones who have not had a child receive this sacrament within the last 5 years. Fr. Coccuci will be presenting. All parents are welcome to stay.
Parents of 2nd & 8th graders: Please continue or begin having your child get their bulletin signed on a weekly basis by the Presider or the Deacon after attending Mass and place it in the designated box on the counter in the SJN library. Thank you! 
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.