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.
May 3, 2018
"Sing to the Lord a new song,
for he has done wondrous deeds;
his right hand has won victory for him,
his holy arm."
On Wednesday, May 23rd our school will host its annual S.T.R.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) Night (Visual Arts and Science Fair exhibit) at 6:00 p.m. in the school hall. We would like to extend an invitation to our community to visit the art and science show to see the many wonderful creations that our students have produced. Come and join us as we celebrate the wonderful accomplishments of our students at MBSCS.
Our school will hold its annual May Procession and Crowning Prayer Service on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 in the cafeteria. As in the past, our 2nd grade students will process in their First Communion outfits along with our eighth grade students in their "Sunday best." Our statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be crowned as we prayerfully remember Mary's role as Queen of Heaven and Earth. The Prayer Service begins at 9:00 a.m. Parents, as always, are invited to attend.
MBS SCHOLASTIC RECOGNITION 2018
The annual Scholastic Recognition Award Program will be held on Tuesday, May 15th at 6:30 pm in the MBS cafeteria. This program celebrates the success of students in 6th, 7th and 8th grades who have earned honor roll status for two consecutive marking terms.
Invitations will be sent out to parents in the near future.
REMINDER: this is the night the winner of the Car Raffle will be announced.
RENAISSANCE STAR TESTING
The diocese-wide testing window is April 30th- May 11th. We request that no student appointments be made on those days. In order for students to be prepared, please be certain that students are well rested, eat a healthy breakfast and arrive on time.
Our 7th graders hard at work on the Renaissance Assessments!
The end of year Spring Piano Recital will take place at 6:00 p.m. on May 30th in the cafeteria. Please join us.
ACTION ALERT FOR MARYLAND FAMILIES OF MBSCS
The Maryland BOOST Program is a state sponsored tuition support initiative for families who reside in Maryland and choose to have their children attend nonpublic schools in Maryland. BOOST is funded by private donations from donors who receive tax incentives for their donations. All Maryland resident MBS families who have reenrolled or have newly enrolled their children are encouraged to review the eligibility requirements for the Maryland BOOST Program (refer to the Parent Survey that accompanies this communication) and complete the application if they may be eligible. Eligibility follows the guidelines for free and reduced meals that is also used to determine our school's federal funding for Title II-Part A, Title I and Title V. A flyer from the Maryland State Department of Education that provides details for completing the BOOST application process is accompanying this communication. Please see the flyer from the MSDE for the link to the application.
In order to assist families in determining if they may be eligible for tuition support through the BOOST Program, we are including the Parent Survey which families complete in September of each school year. If after reviewing the Parent Survey, you feel that you may qualify for BOOST funding, please complete the application and submit it before May 21, 2018.
Parents do not need to complete the Parent Survey at this time as it is provided as a guide to assist in determining possible eligibility for BOOST.
THE APPLICATION PORTAL IS NOW OPEN, AND MAY ACCESSED THROUGH THE FLYER FROM THE MSDE.
ONCE AGAIN, THE DEADLINE FOR BOOST TUITION SUPPORT IS MAY 21, 2018.
Please feel free to contact Mr. Record for assistance with this process.
CONGRATULATIONS AND MANY BLESSINGS
Our school rejoices in the gift of First Communion that will be bestowed upon our students from St. Edmond and St. Ann Parishes on Saturday, May 5th and Sunday, May 6th.
May the gift that Jesus gives us of Himself in the Sacrament of the Eucharist be a lifetime source of spiritual strength and closeness with the Lord. Congratulations to:
St. Edmond- Saturday, May 5th 10:30 a.m.
St. Ann- Sunday, May 6th 10:30 a.m.
8TH GRADE END OF YEAR SCHEDULE
Please note the important dates scheduled for this year's graduating class:
May 29th Class Trip
May 30th NO School for 8th Grade
May 31st Practice at Holy Savior Catholic Church, 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. 8th grade students should report to school by 8:30 a.m. Bus will depart
promptly at 9:00 a.m.
Luncheon at MBS, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
June 3rd Closing Mass, 4:00 p.m. Holy Savior Catholic Church, Ocean City, MD
Get ready for STREAM Night! The HSA is once again hosting a reception the night of STREAM Night, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. We are looking for a few volunteers to help with prep during the afternoon of May 23 as well as help during, and clean up after. This will be one of your final opportunities for the year to earn your FIP. If you'd like to help please email Saron Hand firstname.lastname@example.org We look forward to seeing all you on May 23.
The Home and School Association, HSA, is requesting that any parent or guardian who is interested in getting involved with HSA for the 2018-19 school year, please prayerfully consider joining the HSA Board. Nomination forms have been sent home in previous folders. The Mission of the HSA is to foster the cooperative interaction of parents, teachers, and community to provide students the opportunity to achieve their fullest potential in a stimulating educational and spiritual environment. Joining the board is a great way to get to know other like minded parents, the MBS staff, and make a positive difference for our children's school. Terms are for one year. The HSA Board meets the first Tuesday of most months at 6:00 p.m. Serving as an HSA officer automatically fulfills your family's FIP requirement for the year.
If you would like to get involved, please return the nomination form before May 9th.
The results of the board selection will be announced on Wednesday, May 23rd at 5:00 p.m. in the library, at our final general meeting of the year, immediately followed by STREAM Night. If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Parsons.
We thank our 2017-18 officers for their dedicated service to our school this year!
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING
MARY POPPINS, JR
Dress Rehearsal Schedule for week of Monday, May 7th through Wednesday May 9th
- Monday May 7th- "Saturday Night" Performers Dress Rehearsal from 1-5pm (ALL CAST, CREW, AND SWEEPS that will be participating in the Saturday night production)
- Tuesday, May 8th- "Monday Day" Performers Dress Rehearsal from 1-5pm (ALL CAST, CREW, AND SWEEPS that will be participating in the Monday Day Performance)
- Wednesday, May 9th- "Thursday Night Performers" Dress Rehearsal 8-12pm- DURING THE SCHOOL DAY- NO AFTER SCHOOL REHEARSAL TODAY (ALL CAST, CREW, AND SWEEPS that will be participating in the Thursday Performance)
- Dress rehearsals are mandatory for students to attend to help adequately prepare students for their performance
- Cast will need to report on Thursday Night May 10th at 5pm. Crew & Sweeps need to report by 5:30pm
- Cast will need to report on Friday Night May 11th at 5:30pm. Crew and Sweeps need to report no later than 6pm.
- Cast will need to report on Saturday Night May 12th at 5:30pm. Crew and Sweeps need to report no later than 6pm.
- Cast, Crew and Sweeps will need to report no later than 8am on Monday Morning May 14th.
Showtimes of Mary Poppins, JR
- Thursday, May 10th at 6:30pm
- Friday, May 11th at 7pm
- Saturday, May 12th at 7pm
- Monday, May 14th at 9am
Tickets will be available for pre-purchase by calling Ms. Higgins or Ms. Church in the front office or available at the door.
Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for students.
Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. for the Thursday night show and 6:30 p.m. for the Friday and Saturday night shows.
MBS CAR RAFFLE
Benefiting the Technology Development Fund of MBS
MBS Car Raffle tickets, 1 for $10, 6 for $50, 13 for $100- 2018 Chevrolet Spark OR $10,000 CASH!
CAR RAFFLE CLASSROOM CONTEST
We are asking EVERY family to sell their ticket allotment of 15 tickets. This will help us achieve our goal to having one to one digital technology in the classroom for grades 3-8. By selling these tickets, this may help to alleviate additional technology fees that may need to be rolled into our tuition and assessments. Thank you for your help in working towards our goal!
We have the potential to raise over $50,000.00 if everyone participates and pushes sales!100% of every ticket goes directly to the Technology Fund at MBS. 100%. That's HUGE!!!!! So, we REALLY need to take advantage of this unbelievable gift!
We still have lots of time for MAY sales to be the TOP SELLER for this month!!!
The 1 in 7 Raffle winner gets $500 CASH and a Nintendo Switch ($300 value!)
The TOP SELLING CLASS every week will WIN PIZZA or ICE CREAM (their choice)!!!
ALL SALES at local events/masses will count towards the class sales, so encourage VOLUNTEERING!
Attached below is the link to our signup genius to sign up for any upcoming events where we have several opportunities left to sell our raffle tickets:
Car Raffle Fundraiser Volunteer Signup Sheet:
We are looking for parent volunteers to assist in selling car raffle tickets at various local events in the coming months. This is a WIN -WIN event! By volunteering for an event, you have the opportunity to receive:
- Credit toward your FIP Hours
- Credit for selling tickets as a family/student seller** ALL TICKETS you sell get credited to your family!!
- Chance of being a TOP SELLER and getting a 1 in 7 chance of winning $500 + A Nintendo Switch Console Family Gaming System!
- For every 10 tickets sold, You receive ONE FREE RAFFLE TICKET!!!!
MOST IMPORTANTLY You are helping us reach our GOAL of one-to-one-digital technology.
We can't do this without your help! Please consider signing up for an event or several. We thank you in advance for your continued support of MBS!
PLEASE SHARE the link below to ANY Social Media you have (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, etc.). It goes directly to the TICKET BUYING PAGE! Our current online challenge is for 50 Friends to Buy ONE TICKET and SHARE the Link.....we've sold over 500 tickets in less than a week doing this!
PURCHASE CAR RAFFLE TICKETS HERE!
FAMILY LIFE CURRICULUM
The Religious Education curriculum for our Catholic Diocese of Wilmington, Becoming Disciples, includes instruction for students in the area of family life and that includes human reproduction. On May 10th, our students in 5th grade will be taught the Family Life unit of instruction as part of their religious education. The instruction in the area of human reproduction will be provided by our school nurse, Mrs. Carlson for the girls and Dr. Cory Carpenter for the boys. The curriculum that will be taught has been approved by the Diocese and the National Conference of Catholic Bishops and the materials being used are those associated with our Religious Education textbook.
Parents will find that the focus of the instruction is found in the Church's teaching that our bodies are temples of God's love and we are obligated to treat our bodies and the bodies of others with respect and reverence. Human reproductive organs are explained as the means by which love is shared in a marital relationship. Abstinence, until marriage, is taught as our obligation to show respect for our bodies and the bodies of others. The birth process is explained as the culmination of God's love for us, His people. This is an excellent instructional program that is infused with reference to Sacred Scripture and the Church's teachings on chastity and modesty. The specific materials to be used are available for review and inspection in the office.
The date for the MBS Hit The Books Delmarva Shorebirds game is scheduled for Friday, May 25th. We will provide additional information & the tickets when we receive them for those students who turned in their bookmarks. Please email Mrs. Lenox at email@example.com with any questions or issues. Thank you!
Congratulations for an amazing overtime victory over Easton Warriors.
Upcoming Girls Softball Games-
Wednesday, 5/9- Home Vs. Delmarva Christian Milton Campus: 4:00PM
Upcoming Girls Lacrosse Games-
Wednesday, 5/9- Away @ St. Francis (Fruitland Fields): 4:00PM
May Basketball Camp-
A Tuesday and Thursday basketball camp is available for both boys and girls (Grades 2-8). It takes place during the month of May at Bennett Middle School in Fruitland, MD. Boys- 4:30-5:45, Girls 5:45-7:00. The Delmarva Defenders run the camp. For more information go to www.delmarvadefenders.com
NON-MBS FLYERS (Flyers are not created at MBS)
10th Mary Poppins, Jr. production, 6:30 p.m.
11th - 12th Mary Poppins, Jr. production, 7:00 p.m.
15th Scholastic Recognition Awards, 6:30 p.m.
22nd May Crowning Service, 9:00 a.m.
23rd STREAM Night, 6:00 p.m.
25th 12:10 Dismissal, Professional Day for Teachers
28th Memorial Day - School Closed
30th Piano Recital, 6:00 p.m.
Please join us for Taco dinner at St. Ann's Church (in Delaney hall) on May 4th from 5-7pm. Full taco buffet and ice cream. Catered by Mac's (best Taco bar around!!!!).
$8 for adults and $4 for children under 5. Buy tickets after Mass on 4/22 and 4/29 or buy at the door.
We need help .....if you can help sell tickets, serve, clean up, etc (Kids too) please email Anne Flaherty (
). Get your FIP hours done!!!
Thank you!! We hope you can join us!!
St John Neumann
Confirmation 2018: Our next gathering will be rehearsal at St. Luke's on 7 May beginning at 5:30PM. Candidate and Sponsor must attend.
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 Msgr. Francis Desmond Columbiettes and the James C Burke Columbiettes are having a Strawberry Festival on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at St Jude The Apostle Church on Route 1 in Lewes, Delaware The festival will take place from 8 AM to 2 PM.
If you would like to participate in the festival, you may rent an outside space. Call Bonnie on 302-280-5795 to rent a space or for additional information.
Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament
Do you feel called to spend some quiet time with Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament? The Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament will be exposed upon the altar around the clock, from Monday 6:00 a.m. until Saturday 12 noon, and on Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. For more information please see the attached Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament.
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.