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Wednesday, March 15th
HSA Swap Shop Open
HSA Scholastic Book Fair-See HSA section for schedule and volunteer sign up

Thursday, March 16th
HSA Swap Shop Open
HSA Scholastic Book Fair-See HSA section for schedule and volunteer sign up
3rd & 4th grades attend "Mary Poppins", Paramount Theater
BSS Golf vs OLG, 3:30 p.m. at Shamrock Golf Course (1722 Shamrock Drive, Burlington) Golf shirts are on order.  Players will wear their royal blue BSS polo to this match.
HSA Scholastic Book Fair Family Fun Night, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Friday, March 17th
St. Patrick's Day Dress Down! Bring non food items like foil, ziplock bags, soap
HSA Swap Shop Open
HSA Scholastic Book Fair-See HSA section for schedule and volunteer sign up
Mass, 8:45 a.m.--Note that Mass is in the cafeteria due to the book fair.
Early Release, 11:30 a.m.
Faculty & Staff Professional Development, 12:30 p.m.
BSS Tennis vs BCA, 4:00 p.m. at Olde Forest Racquet Club (200 Pinedale Dr, Elon)

Monday, March 20th
Summer Uniform begins
Monday Morning Coffee at the Blend & Co hosted by Smith Orthodontics, 7:30 a.m. (127 E. Front Street, Burlington)   
Kindergarten Slip, Slop, Slap program, 9:00 a.m.
IgKNIGHTing Young Minds Series-"Robotics" (Preschool-8th grade), 9:30 a.m.

Tuesday, March 21st
Time for Twos, 9:15 a.m.

Wednesday, March 22nd
Elon University Rabbi Meir Goldstein Q&A Session with Grades 4th-8th

Thursday, March 23rd
Dress Down for Canculpt Cans! (Students who brought cans for cansculpt may dress down)
BSS Golf vs SLS, 3:30 p.m. at Tanglewood Golf Club, 4201 Manor House Cir, Clemmons

Friday, March 24th
Mass, 8:15 a.m.
North Carolina Student Academy of Science State Competition, participants dismiss by 1:00 p.m. for a 2:30 p.m. arrive at the NC School of Science and Math in Durham
BSS Tennis vs Western, 4:00 p.m. at Olde Forest Racquet Club, 200 Pinedale Dr, Elon

Saturday, March 25th
Little Knights and Kindergarten Friends Play Date-for current and prospective students, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on the Little Knights play ground

IMPORTANT DATE CHANGE!  The spring musical originally scheduled for Thursday, May 11th is now Tuesday, May 9th at St. Mark's Church.  The performance begins at 7:00 p.m with more details to follow in May.
Knight News
Chess Success!
Our BSS students had a blast at Saturday's annual St. Mary Magdalene Chess Tournament.  Congratulations to seventh grader Noah Goodman, sixth grader Alex Solari, and fifth grader Roger Pais on their third place victories in their age division!
Alamance Arts Visual Competition for Young People
Middle school art teacher, Mieke Toland, announces the following students have artwork that was entered into the 59th Visual Arts Competition for Young People, hosted by Alamance Arts.

Eighth graders Abigail May and Samantha Young, and  seventh graders  Haven Amick Allison Orozco Rosaldo Keira Dappen Jessica Tinervia Nathan Amyot
Christian Hernandez, and  Connor Ramous all had art submitted for consideration.

Congratulations to Abigail and Samantha whose artwork was chosen for juried competition.  Abigail's piece won first place and Samantha's piece received an honorable mention.  The two students along with their family and Mrs. Gomez will attend the awards reception tomorrow at the Captain White House in Graham.

Field Day T-shirt Design Contest Winner!
This year's winning field day t-shirt designer is sixth grader Caden Troutman! Congratulations on a job well done!

Knights of Columbus State Free Throw Competition
BSS was well represented at Saturday's Knights of Columbus State Free Throw competition by our Knights!  Congratulations to Bacall Sellars (5th grade) for a first place win in her division and to Keira Dappen for a third place win in her division. Sixth graders Sean Botzman and Yesenia Villalpando and fifth grader Maddy Sheppard also participated in the competition.

HSA Clean Sweep
Sign up HERE to participate in the HSA Clean Sweep and HERE to volunteer to help with the event!

NJHS St. Jude Math-A-Thon News
The St. Jude Math-a-thon is in full swing!
We have raised $384 so far both online and in direct donations.
Arwen Weske is our leading fundraiser with $160!!
The Guido family is our second biggest fundraiser with $129

Funbooks have arrived and will be in today's Wednesday envelopes!

Don't forget that multiple prizes can be won for different levels of fundraising!
See the prize sheet or look online for more details!
In addition, the NJHS team will provide ice cream parties for the Middle School and Elementary Classes with the most participation.
A special prize will be given to the whole school if we reach our goal of $3000!

Please send any questions regarding the Math-A-Thon to NJHS Advisor, Aileen Bost at abost@bssknights.org.

Star Wars Auction Buy In Party with Mrs. Wetter, Mrs. Davis, and Ms. Vaughn!
We are strong with the Force and seeking brave Jedi Knights to join us on our quest!  This is a buy in party for students in preschool-third grade hosted by Mrs. Wetter, Mrs. Davis, and Ms. Vaughn in a Galaxy far, far away!

Jedi Knights are invited to attend in costume and will have a fantastic afternoon of adventure. The party is  Wednesday, March 29th from 3:30-5:30 pm at Blessed Sacrament School.  There are a few spots left!  RSVP to thackman@bssknights.org and send your $25 to the school office.

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, March 13th for coffee hosted by Smith Orthodontics!

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.


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

Prayer Requests
Please remember in your prayers Jeanan Evans as her health is failing. She is the grandmother of Emily and Zach Corradini and mother of Mrs. Corradini.

Diane Halliday, whose children and grandchild attended BSS, has asked for prayers as she undergoes chemo/radiation treatments. 
From the Principal's Desk
Dear BSS Families,

This weekend our veggies from the hydroponic garden tower will be given out at Saturday's food pantry's distribution.  This goal that the produce from the garden would be used to support the food pantry has been realized.  We are helping the community to healthier food choices.  Our hope is for us to grow more produce and distribute it to more people in our community. Keep spreading the word about our awesome school!

Mrs. Gomez
Knights of Columbus Raffle Tickets
Ever dream of cruising to Alaska or the Caribbean and money for the cruise? How would you like an extra $200 in your pocket? Well, here is your chance! The Knights of Columbus are selling raffle tickets at $5.00 each for a chance of the mentioned prizes. If you would like to buy a raffle, please stop by the office and maybe Mrs. Libera will sell you the lucky ticket. Proceeds will go to a $500 scholarship to Blessed Sacrament School.  Thank you.
Summer Uniforms
Please remember that summer uniforms begin on the first day of spring, Monday, March 20.
Twin Lakes Opportunity
Twin Lakes Community has a wonderful opportunity this summer for youths between the ages of 12 and 17 called YESS-Youth Engaged Serving Senior. This program will help youths learn more about older adults and gives them the opportunity to spend one or two days each week during the summer volunteering at Twin Lakes.  This program will start on June 14th and conclude on August 18th. If your child is interested please see Mrs. Gomez for an application.  Applications are due March 28, 2017 to Twin Lakes.
From the Admissions & Advancement Office
Enrollment Timeline Reminder!
February 10: Contracts mailed to families not requesting scholarship dollars
February 24: Contracts due with $265 enrollment fee
March 10: Contracts mailed to families requesting scholarship dollars.  A letter enclosed will note if scholarship dollars were or weren't allotted.  Also enclosed will be a commitment to volunteer form.  
March 24:  Contracts due with $265 enrollment fee 

Please contact me with any questions!

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 3% processing fee will be added to each transaction.
Classroom Connections
Middle School Myth Busters
If cereal has iron in it, could it picked up with a magnet? Students in Mythbusters this week put this theory to the test!

We selected a cereal, such as Total that is high in iron content. We tested the cereal in its original flake form, then we ground the flakes by hand using a mortar and pestle, cereal flakes were put in a Ninja blender to make fine cereal powder and finally students also tried to "filter out" the iron in water.  More testing needs to take place, put fine black powder could be "felt" on the high powered magnetic when testing the cereal powder! 

Little Builders
Little Knights enjoy building a house on their playground!

STREAM Speaker
Admission Counselor Andrew Huggins from the North Carolina School of Science and Math speaks to middle school students about their program. NCSSM is a residential STEM High school for  grades 11 and 12 located in Durham.
Eighth Graders attend their final AYLA Session
Eighth graders attended their final Alamance Youth Leadership Association session last week.  The session focused on successful interviews, engaging in conversation, and other job related skills.  

Here are several of the students after an engaging lunch with Mrs. Gomez and  Representative Dennis Russell. 

Pi Day Festivities!

Knights of Summer Camp

Summer Camp Registration is  NOW OPEN!  View the summer camp  BROCHURE. It is going to be a fun-filled  X-STREAM Knights of Summer!

2017 Summer Camp Weeks:
June 5-9
June 12-16
June 29-23
June 26-30
July 10-14
July 17-21
July 24-28
July 31-August 4 

Thank you!
Casey Eggleston, Summer Camp Director 
HSA (Home & School Association)
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, April 4th.

2017 Scholastic Book Fair
It's Scholastic Book Fair Week!!  Thank you to co-chairs Danica Kelso and Rebecca Wieting and all of our wonderful volunteers!

Don't miss out on Family Fun Night-TOMORROW NIGHT!

Wednesday, March 15th
7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: Book Fair Open
9:00-9:45- Kindergarten 
10:45-11:30- 1 st Grade 
1:20-2:05- 3 rd Grade 
2:05-2:50- 2 nd Grade 
Thursday, March 16th
7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.: Book Fair Open
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.: Family Fun Night

Friday, March 17th
8:00 a.m.: Book Fair Open 
8:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.: Pack Up

Volunteer HERE to help with our book fair!


Class Party Sign Ups

BSS Athletics 
BSS YMCA Volleyball Team Kicks Off the Season!
Our YMCA  Volleyball team held their first practice Monday night under the direction of volunteer coaches Jill Glenn, Tom Arcaro, and Ana Villalpando.  Game schedule coming soon! 

Support our Burlington Recreation and Parks Biddy Soccer Teams!
This season our biddy soccer team grew so much that we now have two teams! Head over to Joe Davidson Park and cheer on both the Blessed Sacrament School Animals and the Blessed Sacrament School Knights!

Thank you Coach Jonathan Lopez for taking on both of our biddy teams!

Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast to support BSS Athletics
Mark your calendar for a delicious pancake breakfast on 
Sunday, April 9th at Blessed Sacrament Church!  

A breakfast of pancakes, sausage, coffee, and juice will be served immediately following the 8:30am and 10:30am Masses. 
Price is $3 per child, $5 per adult or $15 per family.  

All proceeds benefit BSS Athletics!
Fall, Winter, and Spring Student Athletes and Parents we need your help to set up, serve, and clean up!  

Spring Sports Schedule

Practice: Tuesdays at BSS 3:15-4:30  
Parent help is needed at all practices
K-4th grade students who plan to participate in track may wear their PE uniforms on Tuesdays during track practice. 

Dual Track Meet with OLG is Sunday, April 2nd at 3:00 p.m. at Williams High School. 

The PECSAA Track Meet is Friday, May 12th at Bishop McGuinness High School in Kernersville.

Optional Family Practices - Sundays from 4:00-5:00 at Williams HS.  This is not a drop off practice! An adult must remain with each runner.  This is a fun an stress free family friendly opportunity!

Parent helpers needed!  Sign up HERE!

Practice: Tuesdays at BSS 3:15-4:30 
Parent help is needed at all practices

Dual Track Meet with OLG is Sunday, April 2nd at 3:00 p.m. at Williams High School. 

The PECSAA Track Meet is Friday, May 12th at Bishop McGuinness High School in Kernersville.

Parent helpers needed!  Sign up HERE!

Optional Family Practices - Sundays from 4:00-5:00 pm at Williams HS.  This is not a drop off practice! An adult must remain with each runner.  This is a fun an stress free family friendly opportunity!

GOLF  Co-Ed  grades 5-8
Practice: Thursday, 3:30-5:00 p.m. at Shamrock Golf Course

This year we have started a Blessed Sacrament School golf team in association with our PECSAA Conference. It has been a club sport previous years and has gradually gained more and more support by students and volunteers. This year, we will be competing against four of the other PECSAA schools and will conclude the season with the PECSAA Conference Tournament on May 10th at Shamrock Golf Course here in Burlington, NC. The complete 2017 schedule is linked  HERE.

One Forms will be reflective of the added athletics charges in the amount of $80 per player. This will cover your players field dues and BSS Golf shirt. The students will keep these shirts after the season. Please make sure you get your dues in if your child is playing. We will be sending out spirit wear information forms out soon.

SOFTBALL Co-Ed grades 6-8 
Coach: Jennifer Lee ( Jennifer.sallyins@gmail.com)
Practice: Mondays- 3:15 p.m.-5:00 p.m. at BSS 
The PECSAA softball tournament will be held ion Saturday, May 13th.

TENNIS Co-Ed grades 5-8
Coaches: Tim Hackman ( timhackman@hotmail.com) and Chad Brasington (chadbmd@gmail.com)
Practice: Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 at The Burlington Tennis Center
Matches will be played on Fridays.

Agility Training with Coach Scott Ingram 
I am offering agility training for anyone interested in improving their speed, agility and strength.   We meet at Harvest Baptist Church gym on Tuesdays and Fridays from 3:30pm till 4:30pm.  If you are interested in having your child train, please make sure that they want to train.  We put in some serious work and we sweat a lot. 

This training is for kids wanting to get faster, stronger, and more agile for any sport. Please wear comfortable clothing and either cross training shoes, running shoes, or basketball shoes.  If you are interested, please email me or text me at the address and number below.  The cost per session is $20.
Scott Ingram
Each athlete also needs an "Athletics Permission and Emergency Form". This form was in the packet from the office that was sent home in May, so if you turned it in, you are all set.  It can also be found here - 
Athletics Fees should be paid using the One Form.  Please see Mrs. Libera in the office or download it here and send it in with your student.  ONE FORM for FEES

Any Questions? Please email Coach Eggleston at ceggleston@bssknights.org

Community News
Activities at the Alamance Public Libraries

BMCHS Community Fundraiser
Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School is organizing a community fundraiser for Saturday, April 1, 2017.   Join us for "Eat on the Street" a Family Fun/Food Truck Festival.    There will be food trucks, a beer garden, face painting, raffle prizes, carnival games, a dunk tank, retail vendors and more.  For additional information or to reserve a space as a vendor, please contact Katie Williams, kwilliams@bmhs.us or 336-564-1009.

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