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Annual Town Hall and Back to School Night
Thursday, September 7th
6:00 p.m
PARENTS ONLY EVENT!

After School Care Closes at 5:30 p.m.
There is no volleyball practice this Thursday.


Our Annual Town Hall Meeting and Back to School Night is a PARENTS ONLY event. With all of our Faculty & Staff needed for our meeting and classroom visits we are unable to safely provide childcare.

Our faculty and staff has worked to condense the timeline for the evening to provide you with the most up to date information regarding the state of our school as well as an opportunity to spend quality time with your child's teachers.

Agenda
6:00  p.m.-6:30 p.m.: Town Hall Meeting
  • State of the School Message from Principal Maria Gomez and Assistant Principal Tiffany Ehmig 
  • Welcome and Introduction
  • 2017-2018 School Year
  • STREAM Curriculum Updates/2018 Maker Faire
  • Message from Athletic Director Casey Eggleston 
  • Annual Fund Parent Message from Annual Fund Committee Chair, Margaret Cabell
6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.: A Day in the Life of Your Student!

Parents of Preschool, Pre Kindergarten, and Elementary students will visit their child's classroom to hear directly from the teacher.  Parents of Middle School students will spend 10 minutes in each of their child's core classes.  

Preschool, Pre Kindergarten, Elementary Parents
Session I (6:30-7:00 p.m.) or Session II (7:00-7:30 p.m.)

Middle School Parents
One Session (6:30-7:30 p.m.)

7:30 p.m.: Middle School Field Trip Information Meeting
Multi Purpose Room


Wednesday, August 30th
All School Dress Down
BSS Soccer vs OLM,--CANCELLED!
Advancement Cabinet Meeting, 7:00 p.m. at BSS

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

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)

Saturday, September 9th
Second Collection at Mass designated to Blessed Sacrament School

Sunday, September 10th
Second Collection at Mass designated to Blessed Sacrament School
Back to School Mass, 10:30 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church (1620 Hanford Road, Graham)
Middle School FLL Meeting, 2:00 p.m.

Monday, September 11th
Dress Down for wearing uniform to Back to School Mass
BSS Soccer vs BCA, 4:00 p.m. at BCA (Joe Davidson Park, Rural Retreat Rd, Burlington)

Wednesday, September 13th
4th Grade FLL Meeting, 3:15 p.m.
Faculty & Staff Meeting, 3:30 p.m.
BSS Volleyball vs BCA, 4:00 p.m. (621 E. 6th Street, Burlington)

Thursday, September 14th
Middle School Dance, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Friday, September 15th
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
Middle School FLL Meeting, 3:15 p.m.
BSS Tennis vs BCA, 4:00 p.m. at Burlington Tennis Center (1402 Overbrook Road, Burlington)
BSS Adult Sip & Spell, 6:30 p.m. at BSS


Knight News
Installation of Bishop Luis Rafael Zarama
Yesterday Bishop Zarama was installed as the sixth Bishop of the Diocese of Raleigh at the Cathedral of His Holy Name of Jesus.  

Mrs. Gomez, Mrs. Kearney, Mrs. Bost, and eighth graders Alli Orozco-Rosaldo and Noah Goodman attended the installation.



Game Donations Requested!
Our preschool class is looking for new or gently used games: candy land, operation, high ho cheerio, memory, uno etc.


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!

Order Your Yearkbook!
If you did not place a yearbook order on the One Form, follow THIS link to place your order.
 
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 remember in your prayers for all who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey.
 
Keep in your prayers, Frank Ryan, Mrs. Sebastian's father. 
From the Principal's Desk
Dear BSS Families,

Yesterday was the installation of Bishop Luis Rafael Zarama. The Mass at the Cathedral of His Holy Name of Jesus was a poignant ceremony. In his homily, Bishop Zarama spoke about "God is love" and his commitment to the people of the Diocese of Raleigh.  Our prayers to our Bishop Zarama as he oversees an estimated Catholic population of 500,000.

Mrs. Gomez
 
Children's Rosaries
If your child would like to help recite the rosary before Saturday's 5:00 P.M. Mass (at 4:30) please let me know and I will give your name to Mrs. Tayn, who coordinates the children's rosary before Mass.
 
Dismissal
Thank you so much for not parking in the lot during dismissal. It is very much appreciated. Now for my second request please do not park on the other side of the street during pick-up.  It blocks already a narrow street and it is not fair for the parents who follow dismissal procedure. Thank you for your cooperation. 


Morning Drop Off/Afternoon Dismissal Reminders 

Morning Drop Off: Coach Eggleston and Mr. Felix Cartas will be out front to assist with student drop off. Please remember that  students are only to exit the car on the right side.  Car doors must not open into the street as it is not safe for students to exit the car this way since a car may be passing you on the left.  

Students are not to be dropped off at the sidewalk in the school parking lot.  If you enter the parking lot it is to park and accompany your student into the building.  Any other student drop off must take place at the front sidewalk with the adults.  
 
Afternoon Pick Up: Our faculty and staff work to ensure that afternoon pick up moves as smoothly, safely, and quickly as possible.  In order for this to be possible, we ask the following:

1.  ALL cars must have a car sign in place on the rear view mirror.  Car signs were distributed at Unpack and Peek or sent home the first day if you did not attend Unpack and Peek.
2.  Students may no longer be picked up at the dismissal door.  If you and your child are walking home please stand out at the front side walk in eyesight of the faculty member at the dismissal door.
This year no cars will exit the parking lot on to High Street/Hillcrest Avenue until the dismissal line is complete.  Cars exiting the parking lot slows down dismissal.
 
Reserved Spots
The first in line at pick up and a reserved parking spot are both sold at our annual Night for the Knights.  The first in line is designated at just by the front steps and the reserved parking spot is pictured below.  Please note that these spots are only to be used by the families made this purchase.  Our 2018 Night for the Knights is Saturday, March 17th.  Online auction items up for grabs in early 2018.


 Thank you for assisting us in drop-off and dismissal procedures.  Please remember that the safety of your children is our top priority. 
From the Admissions & Advancement Office
Welcome Knights!
Last Wednesday we opened the doors to 164 families and 220 students for the 2017-2018 school year!  I look forward to sharing our annual all school photo soon.



AlumKnight News
Alumknights Stephen Andress '16 and Nina Corcoran '16 recently served as student ambassadors for Bishop McGuinness High School.  Both Stephen and Nina welcomed the freshman class to BMHS.



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.

Flyer and registration in today's Wednesday envelope!  Click below to visit the BSS Days page.
Parents in Partnership

News from Head Class Captain, Taleen Palmer
Parents, grandparents, and friends of BSS the sign up links for class parties are below.  Thank you for your support!

Update from Hospitality Chair, Beth Fitzgerald
It was wonderful to see so many parents out of the deck last Wednesday for donuts and coffee.  Thanks to Paul's Donuts for our delicious treats.

Throughout the school year we provide breakfast, snacks, and lunch for our faculty and staff.  If you'd like to contribute, please sign up at the link below.


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

Reminders from Box Tops Chair, Betsy Sioussat
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!

The final day to submit Box Tops for the fall contest is Friday, October 6th.

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!


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

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

Classroom Connections
First Grade Summer Reading Projects
This summer our first graders read Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty.  In the book Ada Maria used garbage to build gadgets and gizmos.  First graders were asked to make a gadget or gizmo to detect a smell.
   


Third Graders STREAM into the year!
Third graders ended their summer by reading Jerry Spinelli's book, Third Grade Angels.  This week students worked in teams to compete their Halo projects.

BSS Athletics 


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.-5:00 p.m. at BSS

Tennis 
Coaches: Tim Hackman & Chad Brasington
Practice begins TODAY 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, The Burlington School 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 The Burlington School 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 is Tuesdays from 3:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m.
If your child is participating in JV Volleyball, they will be taken over to TBS at the end of XC practice, along with ALL volleyball player book bags. All other students will return to BSS between 4 and 4:15 for pick up.
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. 
Community News
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It's Library Card Sign-Up Month! Make sure you and everyone you know has a library card! Access to free books, movies, activities, and online resources available everyday. See what you're missing today.



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