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.
 

October 4, 2018 

Phone: 410-208-1600

Fax: 410-208-4957


    
"Remember to keep holy the sabbath day. Six days you may labor and do all your work,
but the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord, your God. No work may be done then either
by you, or your son or daughter, or your male or female slave, or your beast,  
or by the alien who lives with you. In six days the Lord made the heavens and earth,  
the sea and all that is in them; but on the seventh day he rested. That is why the Lord has blessed the sabbath day and made it holy." 
Exodus 20:8-11      
 
Dear Parents and Guardians,
 
Tomorrow, Friday, October 5th dismissal will be at 12:10. Aftercare will be available until 3:00 p.m.
 
Monday, October 8th school will be closed for the Columbus Day holiday.  
  
FALL FESTIVAL IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!
 
Check your Thursday folder for information regarding wristband sales and bake sale. If anyone would like to volunteer the day of the event please contact Kristen Littleton @ klittleton@mbscs.org.  
 
Dance A Thon-
Show your school spirit but dressing like your decade when you come to school on 10/19.
 
       Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd- 1960's
       3rd, 4th, 5th- 1970's
       6th, 7th, 8th- 1980's
 
~All attire must be school appropriate.
Dance-A-Thon will begin at 1:45 to kick off our fun afternoon!
Please remember to turn in all pledge packets and sponsorship forms by October 11th.   
 
 
OUR ALUMNI STAND OUT IN OUR COMMUNITY
Four of our alumni at Stephen Decatur High School are shining stars! Lauren Kemp '17, Mary Mergott '1and Morgan Carlson '17 were inducted into the English National Honor Society last week. Trevor Hayes '15 exhibited a piece of his art work in Yumi Hogan's First Lady Art Gallery Opening at the Maryland House of Delegates. We are so proud to see our MBS graduates following their dreams. If you see any of them, be sure to congratulate them on their success! 
          
 
KISS BUDDY THE DONKEY FUNDRAISER TO SUPPORT St. Mark's Catholic School in Wilmington, NC
This year during the Fall Festival participants will have the opportunity to help our friends at St. Mark's Catholic School in Wilmington, NC rebuild after the devastating flooding from Hurricane Florence. When we spoke to their Advancement Director earlier this week, 22 families were still not able to go back to their homes. The picture is from one of their teacher's houses. Their community will need a lot of resources and prayers to rebuild. Vote for the teacher or administrator you would like to see kiss Buddy the Donkey by donating to their cup. Whoever raises the most money will have to pucker up! 
 
 
 
St. Thomas More Academy  
PRESENTATION FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL FAMILIES
Representatives will be here on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 2 pm from St. Thomas More Academy to speak to our middle school students and families about their high school. Parents, please feel free to stop by the cafeteria that day to hear about their school. St. Thomas More is a Catholic High School located in Magnolia, DE. Here's a link to their school for more information,  http://www.saintmore.org/. The 7th and 8th graders will visit their school on November 6, 2018.
 
8th grade parents:
St. Thomas More Academy will hold an Open House on Nov. 18th from 12-3pm.  View their website at www.saintmore.org.
 
 
WINTER UNIFORM START DATE
November 1 will be our first day for winter uniforms. Please consider checking the used uniform store before purchasing new items. We have a very large inventory. Each item is priced at $5 and we offer a piece by piece exchange. The store is open on Mondays and Fridays from 7:30 am - 3:30 pm. If you need to order from Flynn O'Hara, please remember to give them time to embroider and ship. Their website is https://www.flynnohara.com.  
 
FAMILY BUSINESS DIRECTORY
We have a Family Business Directory listed on our website. Please contact Amanda Evans at aevans@mbscs.org or 410-289-1600 if you would like to add your family's business. It is a great way for MBS to give back to all of the businesses that support the school throughout the year. This program is free of charge.
   
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LOST AND FOUND
There are a lot of items in the lost and found. We hope to send items that are not claimed to the used uniform store and a local shelter in the next few week. Please let your children know to look at the lost and found table in the cafeteria if they are missing any items.
  
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SCHOOL DELAYS/CLOSINGS
Should it be necessary to delay, cancel or dismiss children early due to weather or any other emergency situation, parents will be notified by the School Messenger Notification System. Due to bus schedules, those calls informing of cancellation or delay must be made BEFORE 6:00 a.m. Please be sure that we have your current phone number at which you wish to receive the notification calls. IT IS NECESSARY THAT THE PERSON WHO ANSWERS THE PHONE SPEAK IN ORDER TO ACTIVATE THE MESSAGE.
 
NURSES SUITE 
 
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.

 
ATHLETICS

Recent Results:
 
Co-Ed Soccer v. Delmarva Christian: 6-3 W 
Girls Volleyball v. Delmarva Christian: 1-2 L
Co-Ed Golf v. St. Francis & Worcester Prep: W
Co-Ed Golf v. The Salisbury School & Worcester Prep: W
 
Upcoming Matches:
 
Co-Ed Soccer: 
Tuesday, 10/9 4:00PM: Home v. Lighthouse Christian
 
Girls Volleyball: 
Tuesday, 10/9 4:00PM: Home v. Lighthouse Christian
 
Co-Ed Golf:  
Monday, 10/15 4:00pm: Away v. The Country School  
 
Away Games: Parents Must Report to the Office for Early Dismissal
If you are a parent picking up your child for an away game or if you are a parent forming part of the carpool to an away game, please check into the office. 
Ms. Higgins and Mrs. Littleton have a check-out process they must follow to ensure the safety of our students.
 
    
COUNSELING CORNER
 
This week I met with grades 3, 4 and 5.  We had a nice introductory lesson.  We discussed some symbols that represent our roles with one another as fellow MBS students.  Our students did a great job as we discussed helping one another, motivating one another, listening to one another, being a team player, building one another up and showing kindness and love in all we do!  We watched a Kid President video called For the Heroes.  Parents watch this with your children.  They love Kid President! 
 
Attn: Middle School Parents
When I visit our Middle School classes I will talk about Service Hours.  We are asking that our Middle School Students give 25 hours of community service over their 3 years in middle school, before they leave the 8th grade and move onto HS.  I will discuss this with our middle school and let them each have copies of the form that will need to be signed to verify hours.  We will give volunteer opportunities in the News and Muse as we hear of them.  Parents, please let me know if you have any questions about this.  tgabbard@mbscs.org 
 
 
LIBRARY CORNER 
This year we are asking our students to design our 2019 yearbook covers. Designs  should capture our school's spirit & may include images of the school, students, religious symbols, our dolphin mascot, etc. Please see the flyer included in today's Thursday folder.  
 
 
IMPORTANT DATES

October

5th                  Early Dismissal, 12:10 p.m. Teacher Professional Dev. 
8th                  Columbus Day, School Closed
19th                Fall Festival, 3:30- 6:00 p.m.         
 
 
 
PARISH NEWS
 
St. Ann
Donut Sundays are back at St. Ann's Church in Bethany...please join your fellow parishioners after the 10:30am Mass for FREE delicious donuts from Hocker's, hot coffee and fresh orange juice.  Dates for 2018/19 are:  10/14, 11/11, 12/9, 1/13, 2/10, 3/10, and 4/14.  

We need families to volunteer to help set up, serve, and clean up so if you would like to help, please email Anne Flaherty at annemvogel@aol.com
You can earn FIP hours as well.   
 
St. John Neumann
JOIN IN THE FUN!!!!!   All SJN youth ages 12 through 18 are invited to a bonfire on the Ocean City beach on Friday, October 5th from 6pm to 8pm. Please meet in our church library promptly at 5:30pm. Smore's and hot chocolate will be provided. There is a small cost so please call Gillian for more details 630-901-3257.
 
Parents of 2nd Graders: Our first parent only meeting to begin preparing your child for the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist with be on 7 October beginning 10AM at MBSCS. All parents involved must come to pick up the materials. The fee is $35.  Anyone who has had a child receive these sacraments within the past five years does not have to stay on for the meeting.
 
Parents of 8th Graders:  Our next gathering with be our field trip to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC on 20 October 2018. Questions? Nancy Groves 410-208-2854 or ngroves@stjnrcc.com.
 
Little Disciples has started up for the school year during the 10:30 AM mass.  L ittle Disciples is a presentation of the Liturgy of the Word for children 3-6 years old during the 10:30 AM Mass on Sundays.  The program includes songs and crafts related to the Gospel of the day told in story form.  No registration is required.
 
Religious Education started Sunday, Sept. 23.  The morning class starts at 11:45 AM and evening classes start at 5:30 PM.    
 
 
St. Luke's Parish 
  10th Annual Parish at the Beach Golf Open
  • Wednesday, October 10, 2018
  • Bayside Resort Golf Club    
  • 1:00PM Shotgun Start  
  • Brochures are available St. Luke and St. Andrew vestibule.      
If you would like to golf with us, please contact the parish office at 410-250-0300.
WE ARE STILL IN NEED OF SPONSORS AND DONATIONS FOR THE CHINESE AUCTION.
 
18th Annual Christmas Bazaar Saturday, November 20, 2018
St. Andrew Catholic Center           9:00am - 3:00pm

 
 


     
   
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.