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Wednesday, November 30
November Dress Down Day
Holidays Around the World, 9:00 a.m.
Class Spelling Bees, 10:00 a.m.
Faculty and Staff Meeting, 3:30 p.m.  

Friday, December 2
St Nick Skits, 8:45 a.m.

Saturday, December 3
Second Collection at Blessed Sacrament School designated for BSS
Graham Christmas Parade, 10:00 a.m.
BSS JV Girls BBall vs OLM, 9:30 a.m. at TBS
BSS JV Boys BBall vs OLM, 10:40 a.m. at TBS
BSS Varsity Girls BBall vs OLM, 11:50 a.m. at TBS
BSS Varsity Boys Bball vs OLM, 1:00 p.m. at TBS
The Burlington School is located at 1615 Greenwood Terrace, Burlington

Sunday, December 4
Second Collection at Blessed Sacrament School designated for BSS

Monday, December 5
Week of Holiday Giving Back
Monday Morning Coffee at the Blend & Co hosted by Delta Contracting, 7:30 a.m. (127 E. Front Street, Burlington)    

Tuesday, December 6
Week of Holiday Giving Back
Time for Twos, 9:15 a.m.
HSA Board Meeting, 2:00 p.m. in the second floor conference room

Wednesday, December 7
Fifth Grade DARE Graduation, 9:00 a.m. in the Multi Purpose Room
Faculty & Staff Meeting, 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 8
Mass for Immaculate Conception, 8:45 a.m.

Friday, December 9th
1st-8th grades attend "Elf (Junior) Musical" -students will eat lunch early and MyHotLunchBox will bring student lunches at the early time
BSS at Downtown Holiday Magic, 6:00 p.m.

Coming Soon... 
Downtown Holiday Magic 2016
For the fourth year Blessed Sacrament School will have a booth at Burlington's 
Downtown Holiday Magic on Friday, December 9th. Our booth will be manned by the Admissions team, volunteer parents, and students. In addition to our booth the Middle School Chorus will carol throughout the city streets.

Club Knight Christmas Camp Information
Club Knight day camp is available December 19th, 20th, and 21st .  Campers will spend the days making holiday crafts, making gingerbread house, singing Christmas songs, and much more!  Registration forms are in today's Wednesday envelope or you can print and return the form linked HERE.
Knight News
Thank you Mrs. Lisa Greeson!
Blessed Sacrament School thanks Mrs. Greeson for her 20 years of service to the students of our school.  We wish you the best of luck as you enter a new chapter in your life!

Congratulations to Grace Stalek for winning 1st Place in the Design an Ad sponsored by The Times News. Grace drew an ad for S&S Pressure Washing and Paint, owned by Mr. Amick (Haven-7th, Brody- 5th).  The ad will appear in this week's newspaper and Grace won a gift card from Wal-Mart. 

Congratulations to Noah Goodman for completing Intro to Java Script sponsored by Kahn Academy, which part of Middle School Coding Class.  Noah completed 105 activities to achieve this accomplishment. Way to go!

Our FLL Tech Knights won 1st Place in Strategy and Innovation for their robot design. Congratulations to our team!

Greensboro Gobbler 5K
Congrats to Leah Rose for completing the Greensboro Gobbler 5K on Thanksgiving morning!  Way to go Leah!

Second Annual HSA Week of Holiday Giving!
Throughout the week of December 5th-9th our Blessed Sacrament School students will participate in a Week of Holiday Giving through projects that will assist the shelter at Allied Churches, Meals on Wheels, Blessed Sacrament Church shut ins, local retirement communities, and our community fire and police departments. Blessed Sacrament School is blessed to have the opportunity to share the joy of giving with our students and hope you will support us in this endeavor. 
There are currently 30 adults and 6 children that will celebrate Christmas at the Allied Shelter.  Our contact at the shelter is jumping for joy at the news that we will again provide Christmas stockings for all!  Gracious donors have provided stockings, hand warmers, and toothbrushes.  Please help us stuff these stockings with the much needed  items.  Collection boxes will be outside the multipurpose room and students in seventh and eighth grades will stuff the stockings for delivery.

Please contact Jennifer Klein with any questions at jennietuckklein@aol.com

Blessed Sacrament School Business Directory
BSS is currently designing and gathering information for what will be become an annual business directory to promote businesses owned by families of our school. 

Our current 2016-17 Corporate Sponsors are included as part of their annual package.

We will list all businesses submitted via this form for free. If you'd like to purchase an ad or offer a coupon in the directory, the cost is:

Full $100 Half $50 Quarter $25


Catholic Schools Week 2017-Coordinator Needed!
Catholic Schools Week is January 29th-February 4th, 2017. A coordinator is needed to lead a committee and work with Mrs. Hackman to establish the week's activities, coordinate the activities, and assist with marketing Catholic Schools Week to the school, Parish, and local community.  If interested, please contact Mrs. Hackman for further discussion and to review the CSW Marketing Handbook and Planning Guide.
Monday Morning Coffee
Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of BSS meet us for coffee Monday mornings at The Blend!  Join us beginning at 7:30 a.m. for a complimentary small coffee and conversation.  

Each week is hosted by one of our BSS Corporate Sponsors. The Blend is located in downtown Burlington at 127 E. Front Street, Burlington.   See you Monday, December 5th for coffee hosted by Delta Contracting.


Thank you to Troutman Family Dentistry for hosting the November 27th Monday Morning Coffee.  

Buy Your Yearbook!
Reserve your child's yearbook today!  Order at THIS link.  If you ordered your yearbook via the  2016-17 One Form, you do not need to place an additional order.


The Burlington School High School Open House
Consider TBS for High School!  
Open House-December 7th for 8th Grade Families
6:00 p.m.

Warehouse Sale!

Support Blessed Sacrament School with AmazonSmile  
Shop with AmazonSmile and Amazon will make a donation to Blessed Sacrament School/Church.  Visit the SITE for details!

Prayer Requests
Please pray for Mrs. Libera and her family as they mourn the loss of Mrs. Libera's sister, Esther Orioli.

Please continue your prayers for Barbara Brown, niece of Mrs. Gomez.
From the Principal's Desk
This weekend's 2nd collection at Blessed Sacrament Church is for our school. If you attend Mass this week, please have your child wear their uniforms to Mass.  Thank you.

Blessed Sacrament School Welcomes Marisol Asmar to the 
Little Knights Preschool Classroom

Ms. Asmar has an Associate Degree in Early Childhood and a Birth to Kindergarten Bachelor of Science Degree. She has worked for the last twelve years as the lead teacher for three and four year olds at Head Start in Burlington, North Carolina. In addition, Ms. Asmar worked in our afterschool program and her two sons attended Blessed Sacrament.

Ms. Asmar will work three days a week (M, W, and F) beginning Monday, November 28 until December 16, as she needs to fulfill her prior commitment. When we return from Christmas Break, she will be in the classroom every day. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, our new substitute, Mrs. Heather Maneiro, will be helping Mrs. Spradlin. She visited the students on Tuesday, November 22.

Today and Thursday, December 1, Ms. Asmar will be at school at 7:15 so you can meet her. She will also be at school on Thursday, December 1 from 4:00-5:30.

We welcome Ms. Asmar to our Blessed Sacrament School Community!

From the Admissions & Advancement Office

Support our Night for the Knights!
This year we aren't asking you to contribute to a classroom basket but there are still ways that you can support our event. Most importantly, buy tickets and attend this FUN night that raises money for our school!

Second, we are welcoming and accepting the following items:  bottles of wine, hotel or airline points, gift certificates in increments of $10 and above, or small items $25 or less in value.

Thank you for your support and please contact us with any questions!  Like our Instagram page and share our Facebook Invite!

   Like us on Facebook

Jamey Cabell and Nellie Angyal, Auction Co-Chairs
jamey.cabell@gmail.com or nellieangyal@gmail.com

Credit Cards Now Accepted
Blessed Sacrament School is able to process credit cards on site for school purchases.  We accept the following credit cards:
A small processing fee will be added to each transaction.

It's Time for Twos!
Our successful Time for Twos program is back for another year.   Blessed Sacrament School's Time for Twos program is designed as a gentle introduction to school.  Our program encourages children to work in a group, explore new materials, and make age-appropriate development transitions.

Time for Twos meets on Tuesdays for two 12-weeks sessions, one in the Fall (September to December) and one Winter/Spring (January to March). The 45-minute meetings are led by Program Director, Jill Zang Glenn.  Each child must be accompanied by a parent, grandparent, or caregiver

A typical meeting includes an art project, free play, story and music.

Session 1: Remaining sessions- November 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd,/ December 6th, 13th

Session 2:   January 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st/ February 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th/ March 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

Contact the admissions office at 336.570.0019 or thackman@bssknights.org to register your child.

Classroom Connections
Kindergarten Celebrates Earl of Sandwich Day!

The leftovers were even better the next day out on the deck!

Kindergarten Centers with special buddies!

Men from American Legion Post 63 visited first grade.  They taught us about our U.S. flag and which star represents NC.  Several students helped the men as they folded the flag.  Before they left we were given small flags to take home.  

BSS Students Participate in the Burlington Christmas Parade with the Knights of Columbus!

HSA (Home & School Association)

The BSS Christmas Concert is Thursday, December 15th at Blessed Sacrament Church.  Following the 7:00 p.m. performance the HSA will host a reception in the Gathering Space.  Please sign up  HERE if you are able to donate cookies for the reception.

Thank you!
Beth Fitzgerald, Hospitality Chair

Buy SCRIP for the holidays!
All Christmas orders are due by  12/09/16 .

We sell SCRIP all year long!

Thank you for your continued support!

The HSA Board and Chairs will meet the first Tuesday of each month at 2:00 pm and ALL parents are welcome at these meetings.  Meetings are held in the conference room on the second floor.  The next meeting is Tuesday, December 6th.

Class Party Sign Ups


Link Your Store Cards to Support Blessed Sacrament School!

BSS Athletics 
Support our BSS YMCA Teams!
Our BSS YMCA teams are hard at work preparing for their upcoming hoops season! Stop by the YMCA on Saturday mornings and cheer on our Elementary School Knights.
BSS Knights Midget Girls-Team Andress

Thank you to coaches Mike Andress, Justin Stalek, and Blake Pinson for your volunteer commitment to our players!

Upcoming Games
BSS JV Girls BBall vs OLM, 9:30 a.m. at TBS
BSS JV Boys BBall vs OLM, 10:40 a.m. at TBS
BSS Varsity Girls BBall vs OLM, 11:50 a.m. at TBS
BSS Varsity Boys Bball vs OLM, 1:00 p.m. at TBS
The Burlington School is located at 1615 Greenwood Terrace, Burlington

Sign Up to Volunteer at our Home Games

Winter Sports Practice Schedule:

JV  Cheer, 3:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m. in the BSS Multi-Purpose Room
Varsity Girls Basketball, 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. at the  Holy Comforter Church Gym
JV Girls Basketball, 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. at the Holy Comforter Church Gym

Pep Squad, 3:15 p.m.-4:30 p.m. in the BSS Multi-Purpose Room-
JV Boys Basketball, 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. at the Broad Street Gym

Varsity Girls Basketball, 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. at the Broad Street Gym
Varsity Boys Basketball, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at Front Street Gym

Varsity Cheer, 3:15 p.m.-4:45 p.m. in the BSS Multi-Purpose Room
JV & Varsity Boys Basketball, 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. at the Broad Street Gym

JV Girls Basketball, 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. at the Broad Street Gym

Routine Cheer Squad, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. in the BSS Multi-Purpose Room

Tryouts for the NC Spartans AAU Basketball youngest age group (13U team-7 th  grade and below)  based out of Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School will be  Sunday, Dec. 4 and Sunday, Dec. 11  from  noon-2 p.m.   Those trying out are encouraged to attend both dates if available but must attend at least one of the two sessions.  The season will not start until after the PECSAA season ends, but the team will be established in December.  The team will play 5 tournaments from March-May.  Four will be local (Greensboro, Winston Salem, High Point area) and 1 will be a travel tournament.  Practices will be two weekdays each week at Bishop McGuinness and occasional Sundays from  noon-2. The cost for the season is $300 which covers  tournament entry fees, uniforms upkeep and replacement, maintenance, insurance and registration.   Please contact Jeff Stoller-  js@bmhs.us if you plan to try out.  Tryouts for the Spartans 8th grade and high school age teams will be announced soon. For updates on those tryouts, please check  www.ncspartansbasketball.com and Twitter @NCSpartans.

Jeff Stoller, CAA
Athletic Director
Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School
Community News
BSS 5th Grade Performs in the Triad Stage production of "The Nutcracker"
A Christmas Carol
Performed by Triad Stage at the Hanesbrands Theater in Winston-Salem
Nov 29 - Dec 24, 2016
Tickets: $10-54
Running time: 90 minutes (no intermission)

Aidan Armstrong plays the roles of Youngest Scrooge, Ignorance, and Beggar Child. This is his 2nd year performing in the show. 

How the Grinch Stole Christmas
a mini musical
All is well in Whoville until the Grinch tries to steal Christmas.  Will this be the last Christmas in Whoville, or will this Christmas be one that the Grinch will not forget?  Join the May Memorial children's staff as they proudly present
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas, a mini musical.

Graham Public Library
Tuesday, December 13th
4:00 pm
May Memorial Library
Thursday, December 15th
6:00 pm

Basic Archery Instruction for Youth 
Wednesday, December 28
Ages: 9-12 * 9am - 12noon
Ages: 13-16 * 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Cost: Free, all equipment will be provided
Lake Mackintosh Park & Marina at the Clubhouse (temporary indoor archery range) * 2704 Huffman Mill Road, Burlington, NC 27215

Burlington Recreation & Parks invites youth to experience basic archery at the Lake Mackintosh Park & Marina's Clubhouse.  Participants will be taken through a lesson promoting safety and archery basics encouraging a focus on performing a proper shot: featuring an introduction to archery, safety on the range, using a string bow, and 11 steps of archery success through the NASP curriculum.  Space is limited; all participants must pre-register and complete a registration form with liability waiver the day of the program.  Archery equipment will be provided by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission's North Carolina Hunter Education Program through an enhancement federal grant from the Pittman-Roberson Act.  Participants may bring a water bottle with their name on it and a healthy snack.  Please wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes. For more information, please call (336) 229-3150.  To register online, please visit www.BurlingtonNC.gov.  

The Burlington Youth Council is looking for new members!
Meetings are held the 2nd & 4th Monday of each month
Time: 6pm-7pm
Cost: Membership is Free
Ages: Middle & High School Students
Location: Thataways Youth Center * 1331 Overbrook Road, Burlington, NC 27215

The Burlington Youth Council (BYC) is an organization made of young men and women that dedicate themselves to community service projects and bring youth from all over the county together to help better our community.  The BYC members are made up of 6th-12th graders from Alamance County, as well as the home school community. Students must attend meetings and community projects regularly. The BYC has also taken trips to the Carolina Panthers game and a Carolina Hurricanes hockey game. To become a member, please visit www.BurlingtonNC.gov/BYC to complete an application. For more information, please call (336) 222-5134. For the latest updates on the BYC, like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/burlingtonyouthcouncil! 

Teen 2 Teen Video & Theatre is looking for actors & video crew! 
Join us Monday nights at Thataways Youth Center for our weekly meeting and learn more about this unique program for teens by teens.  Check out past projects on their  YouTube Channel .  More information about Teen 2 Teen can also be found at www.BurlingtonNC.gov/teen2teen. 

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