Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School
"Let Go & Let God"
Educating the Mind, Body, and Soul
Pelican Express
August 30-September 6, 2018

School Hours: 7:25 am - 2:45 pm with assembly beginning at
7:45 am and carpool ending at 3:10 pm  

Message from Mrs. Gioe
I recently ran across this on the internet. It is a message from Pope Francis, telling his people "The time is now." Enjoy!

This life will go by fast.

Don't fight with people, don't criticize your body so much, don't complain so much.

Don't lose sleep over your bills. Look for the person that makes you happy. If you make a mistake, let it go and keep seeking your happiness.

Never stop being a good parent. Don't worry so much about buying luxuries and comforts for your home, and don't kill yourself trying to leave an inheritance for your family. Those benefits should be earned by each person, so don't dedicate yourself to accumulating money.

Enjoy, travel, enjoy your journeys, see new places, give yourself the pleasures you deserve. Allow dogs to get closer. Don't put away the fine glassware. Utilize the new dinnerware; don't save your favorite perfume, use it to go out with yourself; wear out your favorite sport shoes; repeat your favorite clothes.

So what? That's not bad. Why not now? Why not pray now instead of waiting until before you sleep? Why not call now? Why not forgive now? We wait so long for Christmas; for Friday; for Reunions; for another year; for when I have money; for love to come; when everything is perfect...look...

Everything perfect doesn't exist. Human beings can't accomplish this because it simply was not intended to be completed here. Here is an opportunity to learn.

So take this challenge that is life and do it more, forgive more, embrace more, love more intensely and leave the rest in God's hands. Amen.

Important Dates for September
August 30 - Flamingo Night 6:30pm (Doors open at 6:00pm)

September 3 - Labor Day (No School)

September 4-7 - ACT Aspire Interim I

September 6 - Mass 8:15am

September 7 - Shop with Scrip Due

September 12 - 8th Grade Retreat

September 13 - Mass 8:15am

September 14 - Spirit Shirt Day (with uniform bottoms)

September 18 - Cane's Night

September 20 - Corpus Christi Mass 8:15am

September 24-October 1 - St. Vincent dePaul Closet Cleanout Collection

September 27 - SVDP Mass 8:15am
Upcoming Events 
Flamingo Night - Thursday, August 30

Join us for a fun night of volleyball - Teachers vs. 8th Grade Students!!
Doors open at 6:00pm and game starts at 6:30pm.
Donations accepted at the door.
Morning Carpool

When lining up for morning carpool at the gate, please do the following to avoid backup on to Jefferson Highway. Please show respect for the order in which cars enter the line.
  • The first car to arrive should begin the right line (closest to the field).
  • The second car to arrive should begin the left line (closest to the church).
  • Subsequent cars should enter the line, alternating between the right and left lines.
  • When carpool begins, the first car in the right line should go first.
  • The first car in the left line should go second.
  • Subsequent cars should enter the carpool line alternating right and left lines.
MBS Carpool Tag Order Form

If you need to order additional carpool tags for family members, please CLICK HERE for an order form.

Our new carpool program, Car Rider Pro, is running smoothly. A few reminders:
  • Students will not be allowed to load if the driver does not have a hangtag. They will be asked to park and retrieve the student from the office. This is for the safety of your children.
  • If the same driver will be picking up multiple students with different hangtags, please email Mrs. Gioe to have your tags linked to one.
  • If you are picking up multiple students and your hangtags have already been linked to one, please be reminded to use that linked hangtag only.
  • Carpool line is a school zone. The no cell phone use law applies.

Important Notice for RAIN during AFTERNOON CARPOOL:

Until our awnings are installed, we will use the following protocol ONLY FOR RAINY AFTERNOON CARPOOL DISMISSAL:
  • Parents will park in the school parking lot and sign their child out from their homeroom teacher in the gym.

Students who live in the neighborhood may choose to walk to school. There is a crossing guard to help students safely navigate crossing the street. A few reminders:
  • Parents may not drive their children to the crossing guard by car or pick up their children by car at the crossing guard.
  • Parents may not park in the St. Ursula parking lot and request their child to walk. You will not be allowed to pick up your child from the St. Ursula parking lot. You will be directed to the office.
  • If you are picking up your child by car, you must drive through the official carpool line that originates at MBS Church.
  • Please have an alternate plan in place for rainy days, whether your child knows to go to carpool on these days or if not, please call the school by 2:00pm on these days with alternate arrangements. 
Breakfast To Go Menu

Monday - MBS Confetti Pancakes:
confetti pancakes, ham, fruit of the day, apple juice/fruit juice/orange juice

Tuesday - MBS Chicken Biscuit:
chicken tenders, homemade biscuit, fruit of the day, apple juice/fruit juice/orange juice

Wednesday - MBS Dutch Waffle:
Dutch waffle, cheese cubes,fruit of the day, apple juice/fruit juice/orange juice

Thursday - MBS Homemade Breakfast Pizza:
homemade breakfast pizza, fruit of the day, apple juice/fruit juice/orange juice

Friday - MBS Sausage Biscuit:
chicken sausage patty, homemade biscuit,fruit of the day, apple juice/fruit juice/orange juice
Free and Reduced Lunch

We are encouraging parents to apply for free/ reduced lunch. Please apply online @
Lunch Volunteers Needed

If you are interested in volunteering to help serve in our school cafeteria, please sign up using the following link:
September Lunch Menu

CLICK HERE for the September Lunch Menu
Parents (adults only) are welcome to join their child for lunch beginning September 4.
Cafeteria Payments

This is a friendly reminder that cafeteria payments are due. Cafeteria payments are due in advance weekly, monthly, or by semester or year. A payment schedule is attached for your convenience. You can send a check or cash to school with your child, drop off a payment at the school office or pay online by credit card or bank draft at . All families are encouraged to set up an online account. There you will be able to monitor your child's account, and set up email alerts. You do not need to pay online to have an online account. In the event you cannot bring your account up to date tomorrow please contact me @ 753-3141.

If you have not submitted a Food Allegery form for this school year, please submit a form to your Café Manager and school nurse on a current Louisiana Special dietary order form. As with new dietary requests, signature from a physician or other recognized medical authority is required.

Thank you for giving Child Nutrition a chance to provide your child with wonderful food service. Have a great year.

CLICK HERE for payment schedule.
Shop With Scrip

Our first Shop With Scrip due day is Friday, September 7 th
All orders must be placed and paid for online, or turned in to the school office by 3pm on 9/7. 

For more information, visit the H&S Shop With Scrip page  
or email Robyn Fox at .
Parent Student Handbook

A revision was made to the Jewelry/Accessories section on pages 38 and 39 of the handbook.

Jewelry/accessories – Wearing expensive jewelry to school is discouraged. Any jewelry worn to school should be limited to one ring, one watch, one pair of button-style or small hoop (1cm in diameter or less) earrings, one religious bracelet and/or one religious necklace. Chokers, Smart watches and dangling or hoop earrings are not allowed.  

Save the Date:

MBS Parish Fair
"Under the Big Top"
October 26-28, 2018
4-H Club

MBS is excited to offer 4-H to students in grades 1st-5th. Students will be involved in activities related to science, health, agriculture, citizenship, cooking, and nature.

Please CLICK HERE for meeting dates and times.

Parent volunteers are need to assist with meetings and functions. Please contact Lisa Albano, 4-H Club Moderator at if you are interested in assisting.
Lego Robotics

Lego Robotics will be offered in 2 parts for the Fall Semester. The first part is for 8 weeks and is held from 9/12/18 - 10/31/18. The second part will be held the remaining 5 weeks in the semester from 11/7/18 - 12/12/18.

CLICK HERE for flyer with more information.
Impact Workshop
Impact Academic Solutions is a life and study skills program offered to students entering 4th-9th grades.

Fall Workshop Dates:
September 15-16 1:00-4:00pm
November 10-11 1:00-4:00pm

Contact Tricia Broussard at to register.
LA Arts

If your child is interested in participating in LA Arts, formerly known as Drama Kids, please CLICK HERE for flyer with more information.
  • CONVENIENT: Teacher picks students up at designated spot, has class, then escorts students to aftercare or the car rider pickup.
  • NO HIDDEN COSTS: $58.00 (multiple kids in family 10% discount per child!). There is a $25.00 registration fee at the beginning for new students.
  • RELEVANT: Classes teach basic drama techniques, creativity, public speaking and personal awareness skills. OPEN TO 5 YEAR OLD AND UP!
  • A play will be performed at the end of the year showcasing talent and progress.
  • Everyone will learn to speak more clearly and listen carefully and everyone is promised a lot of FUN!
  • Go to our FaceBook page: LA ARTS, like us and keep up with all of our news, photos etc.!
  • We have a new website! – registration is OPEN NOW!

See flyers below for information on Conquest. You may also visit or or call or text Mitch Leger
at 225-284-7580

Jamborees ~
Come Cheer for the Pelicans!!

Thursday, September 6
Girls' Basketball jamboree for 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls will be at MBS on Thursday, Sept. 6th. Tip off times are 6th @ 5:45pm, 7th @ 6:30pm and 8th @ 7:30pm. Come out and cheer on the Lady Pelicans!

Sunday, September 9
Football jamboree games will be on Sunday, Sept. 9th at SJV. Our 5/6th team will kick off at 1:30pm and 2pm. Our 7/8th team will kick off at 2:30pm and 3:30pm. Come out and cheer for our Pelican football teams!
Volunteer Opportunities
MBS Parish Picnic

Come join us for our parish family fun day beginning with mass outside under the trees, followed by food, fun games, and family fellowship. Bring your own picnic or enjoy some BBQ provided by Men's Club. Bring your own lawn chairs and blanket. 

SignUp Genius Link:
ExxonMobil Volunteer Grant

ExxonMobil employees, retirees and their families who volunteer at Most Blessed Sacrament School can complete the online Individual Volunteer Involvement Program form and submit 20 hours for a $500 grant for MBS, for a total of four grants per year and $2,000. The ExxonMobil employee ID number and password are required to sign in. 
Volunteer work through MBS Church is not allowed. If you have any questions regarding what is acceptable, please visit the Program Guidelines and FAQ under the Individual Volunteer Involvement Program or contact ExxonMobil Matching Programs at (877) 807-0204. 
Most Blessed Sacrament School appreciates the time you spend volunteering and your contributions are deeply appreciated!
MBS Contact Person for ExxonMobil Grants: Kristy Reine, .
Volunteers Needed - Pre-K through 2nd Grade Screenings

Pre-K through second grade students will be undergoing free speech and occupational therapy screenings on September 7. The therapists will need help transporting the students to and from the sessions. 

If you are a volunteer who has been cleared by the Office of Child Protection, please consider giving two or more hours on Friday, September 7. Volunteers should check into the MBS Office to receive further instructions that morning. 

Please sign up here:
Office of Child Protection
According to policy mandated by the Diocese of Baton Rouge, all school volunteers must complete a mandatory background check and child protection training. If you are planning on volunteering or attending a field trip during the 2018-2019 school year, now is the time to work through the child protection process. Call Mrs. Landry at 225-753-5526 or email for assistance.