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Friday, August 25th
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
All School Photo, following Mass -- Preschool & PreK in white shirts!
Back to School Picnic hosted by the Annual Fund Commitee, 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 27th
Middle School FLL Meeting, 2:00 p.m.

Monday, August 28th
BSS Soccer vs Burlington Christian Academy, 4:00 p.m. at BSS

Tuesday, August 29th
Boy Scout Recognition Day-Wear your Scout Uniform to School!

Wednesday, August 30th
All School Dress Down
BSS Soccer vs OLM, 4:00 p.m. at BSS-new addition to the schedule!

Friday, September 1st
Mass and 8th Grade Commissioning, 8:45 a.m.

Sunday, September 3rd
Middle School FLL Meeting, 2:00 p.m.

Monday, September 4th
School Closed in Observance of Labor Day

Tuesday, September 5th
BSS Volleyball vs IHM, 3:30 p.m. at IHM (4145 Johnson St, High Point)
BSS Volleyball vs IHM, 5:00 p.m. at IHM

Wednesday, September 6th
BSS Soccer vs The Burlington School, 4:00 p.m. at TBS (1615 Greenwood Terrace, Burlington)

Thursday, September 7th
Girl Scout Recognition Day-Wear your Scout Uniform to School!
Fall Town Hall & Back to School Night (adults only), 6:00 p.m.-detailed agenda next week!

Friday, September 8th
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
Middle School FLL Meeting, 3:15 p.m.
BSS Tennis vs The Burlington School, 4:00 p.m. at Alamance County Club (2402 Pineway Drive, Burlington)

Knight News
2017-2018 Handbook
Check your yellow envelope for the signature page for the 2017-2018 School Handbook.  Make sure to sign and return by the end of the week. Click here to review the handbook.

In addition, middle school students will review the 2017-18 Middle School Handbook.  Middle school students and parents need to also sign the signature page and review THIS handbook.

Don't Miss the All School Picture!
Friday, August 25th is our annual All School Photo.  This year York Photography will take our picture and have copies available to purchase.   ALL students in K-8th will wear the summer uniform that day and we request that Little Knights Preschool and PreK students wear white.

NOTE: If you have requested on the Emergency Form that your child not appear in photos on social media please note they will be kept out of the all school photo. This picture is used frequently in social media posts.  If you'd like to change your permissions for this particular photo please contact Tara Hackman at thackman@bssknights.org to update your Emergency Form.  

Welcome Back to School Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church
ALL students and families are invited to attend a Back to School Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church on Sunday, September 10th at 10:30am.  Fr. Paul has requested that all families that attend Blessed Sacrament Church come to the 10:30 Mass that weekend.  Students from all faith backgrounds are invited and asked to attend as well so that we can celebrate as a school family.  Students will walk in together in their school uniform.

Students who attend will receive a dress down day the following day (Monday, September 11th).


Follow BSS Athletics on Twitter
Stay up to date with the sports report from Coach Egg @bss_athletic on Twitter.

Blessed Sacrament School is a Bronze Sponsor for the I Will Survive 5K
We hope BSS students and families will participate in the 2nd annual "I Will Survive 5K" to benefit the Survivorship Fund at Cone Health Cancer Center at ARMC for local cancer survivors in beautiful historic Burlington. This scenic rolling course begins and ends on Davis St taking participants through old charm of Burlington's historic district.

Register  HERE  for the I Will Survive 5K.  

Be sure the select the Blessed Sacrament School team when you sign up for the race!

 
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. Sebastian's father, Frank Ryan, as he recovers from a fall.

From the Principal's Desk
Dear BSS Families,

Welcome Back! It was a great first day of school! There were lots of happy and smiling faces throughout the classrooms.   The summer reading projects were so creative and they will be on display on our Back to School Night on Thursday, September 7.  The faculty/staff are looking forward to an awesome school year. So, start your engines and let the journey begin!

Mrs. Gomez
 
New Bishop of Raleigh
It was announced in Rome that our Holy Father Pope Francis appointed Bishop Luis Rafael Zarama to serve as the 6th bishop of the Diocese of Raleigh. He will be installed at Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral on August 29, 2017. Welcome and Bienvenido Bishop Luis Rafael Zarama to the Diocese of Raleigh.
 
Welcome Mrs. Hipps
We are pleased to announce that Mrs. Kristin Hipps has joined our middle school math and science departments. Mrs. Hipps will teach one section of Math 6, Traditional Math 7, and serve as the assistant to Mrs. Sebastian in sixth and seventh grade science.   

Mrs. Hipps holds a teaching degree from Elon College and taught for many years in the public school system before stepping out of the workforce to raise her two sons.  During this time, she coached a Science Olympiad team, taught in Blessed Sacrament Church's Faith Based Religion program, and volunteered as a reading tutor in the Partners in Reading program.

Welcome Mrs. Hipps to the BSS School Community.
 
Back to School Picnic
Hope to see at our Back to School Picnic on Friday evening. 

From the Admissions & Advancement Office

The Blessed Sacrament School Advancement Cabinet is excited to announce the first annual BSS Days Annual Fund Kick Off.

The Annual Fund Committee will kick off BSS Days at our September 7th Town Hall and Back to School Night event. Committee Chair Margaret Cabell will provide updates from the 2016-17 campaign, announce the 2017-18 goal, and share how each of you can help us exceed our goal this year.

A pledge campaign will take place September 11th-14th and culminate with a weekend celebration as we kick off this year long campaign.  Mark your calendar for the following.  Full details and registration will be sent next week.

Friday, September 15th
Adult Sip & Spell
Part variety show, part serious inquiry into your spelling skills, and mostly just a fun time, this event will the first of our weekend of festivities!  Anyone 21 and older can take part and teams are welcome.
6:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament School

Saturday, September 16th
BSS Tennis Classic 
Come out in your tennis whites and enjoy watching some great back and forth!
Open to children and adults
9:30 a.m. at Alamance Country Club

Later  Saturday  evening kick back and relax us for a fun family event!

BSS Backyard BBQ Bash
Come out and celebrate the culminating event of our first annual BSS Days. We'll have activities for the kids, music, and provide hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, and dessert.  You are welcome to bring tailgate tents, chairs, and coolers with beverages of your choice.

Watch for the registration form in a special email later this week!




Credit Cards 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.
 
Parents in Partnership

Parents in Partnership Chairs-watch for an email this week with contact information for your committee members.  Thank you for your commitment to BSS!


(we ask that each family review and consider a volunteer commitment)

(to be completed by EACH family and returned to the school office)


Box Tops
Keep clipping and dropping those box tops into the Little Pink Mailbox located across from the main office.  Make sure you label your bag or envelope with the child's name and grade!


Link your VIC Cards
Each school year VIC cards must be "re-linked" in order for Blessed Sacrament School to receive the benefits of your shopping.  Visit www.harristeeter.com and look for the Together in Education section to link you card.  Every dollar helps our school!
Classroom Connections
We look forward to sharing photos and news directly from our classrooms throughout the school year! 

 
BSS Athletics 
Fall Sports Sign Up
It's time to sign up for fall sports!  Sign up at the link below to indicate if your BSS athlete will participate in middle school soccer, volleyball, or tennis or will join our running or cross country clubs.   The One Form is used to track payment for our fall sports but rosters are created from THIS sign up.  No additions to our rosters accepted after August 30th.  Students MUST have an up to date physical on file before they can attend the first practice or training session.  A copy of the physical can be found HERE.


Follow BSS Athletics on Twitter
Stay up to date with the sports report from Coach Egg @bss_athletic on Twitter.

Soccer 
Coaches: Zach Lezesque and Ann Amyot
Practice: Mondays and Wednesdays from  3:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. at BSS

Tennis 
Coaches: Tim Hackman & Chad Brasington
Practice begins Wednesday, August 30th at 3:30 p.m. at the Burlington Tennis Center and is each Wednesday from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

JV Volleyball
Coaches: Terry Cunningham
Practice: Tuesdays and Thursdays, TBS Davis Street campus gym from 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Varsity Volleyball
Coaches: Jennifer Lee & Rodney Amick
Practice: Tuesdays and Thursdays, Varsity players will walk to the TBS Davis Street campus gym at 3:00 p.m..  Varsity practice concludes at 4:45 p.m.

Cross Country
Coaches: Jennifer Klein, Keith Rugh & Tara Hackman
Training Schedule: Training begins Tuesday, August 29th at 3:00 p.m. and is each Tuesday from 3:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m.
Meet Schedule:
9/20: @ Sacred Heart School at 4:00 p.m.
10/18: @ Sacred Heart School at 4:00 p.m
Additional meets and trail run training dates are TBA.

Running Club
Coaches: Katie LaPlante & Jamey Cabell
Training Schedule: Monday, September 25th-Monday, November 6th from 3:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m. 
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