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Tomorrow is the last day to send in non perishable items to help stock the Little Portion Food Pantry for the Thanksgiving distribution.  Students who bring in items for the food drive may dress down on Monday, November 21.

The monthly dress down day for November is now Wednesday, November 30th.

Wednesday, November 16
Thanksgiving Food Drive for Little Portion Pantry
Chess Club, 3:15 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Book Fair
HSA Family Dinner at Buffalo Wild Wings

Thursday, November 17
Thanksgiving Food Drive for Little Portion Pantry--LAST DAY FOR ITEMS!

Friday, November 18
Mass, 8:45 a.m.

Saturday, November 19
Burlington Christmas Parade, 10:00 a.m.
BSS JV Girls BBall vs SPX, 9:30 a.m. at SPX
BSS JV Boys BBall vs SPX, 10:40 a.m. at SPX
BSS Varsity Girls BBall vs SPX, 11:50 a.m. at SPX
BSS Varsity Boys Bball vs SPX, 1:00 p.m. at SPX
St Pius X Catholic School is located at 2200 N. Elm Street, Greensboro

Monday, November 21
Dress Down Day for participating in Thanksgiving Food Drive
Monday Morning Coffee at the Blend & Co hosted by La Cocina, 7:30 a.m. (127 E. Front Street, Burlington)   

Tuesday, November 22
Time for Twos, 9:15 a.m.
Thanksgiving Prayer Service, 10:45 a.m.
Early Dismissal, 11:30 a.m.
Club Knight After School open until 6:00 p.m. 

Wednesday, November 23
School Closed-Thanksgiving Break

Thursday, November 24
School Closed-Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 25
School Closed-Thanksgiving Break

Monday, November 28
Monday Morning Coffee at the Blend & Co hosted by Troutman Family Dentistry, 7:30 a.m. (127 E. Front Street, Burlington) 

Tuesday, November 29
Mass and Celebration with Bishop Burbidge, 8:45 a.m.
Middle School Field Trip Info Session, 6:30 p.m. at BSS

Wednesday, November 30
November Dress Down Day
Chess Club, 3:15 p.m.
Faculty and Staff Meeting, 3:30 p.m.  

Preschool-4th grade students will perform beginning at 6:00 p.m. 
under the direction of Mrs. Davis!

Buy SCRIP!  Support BSS by purchasing Barnes & Noble Gift Cards in the school office prior to attending the book fair.

Students in K-4th grade are to wear their school uniform and Preschool and 
Pre K students should be in Sunday best. All students in Preschool-4th grade will arrive to Barnes & Noble no later than 5:45 . 

Students will perform in the following order: Preschool & PreK, Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade.


Make an evening of it!  Enjoy dinner with your BSS family either before or after you attend the book fair at Buffalo Wild Wings!

Knight News
Middle school parents please look in your child's yellow envelope today for additional information about the May field trip.  We've scheduled an IMPORTANT parent info session Tuesday, November 29th from 6:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at BSS.

The commitment form and initial non refundable deposit is due that Friday, December 2nd so it is critical that one family member attend the info session.

BSS Knights FIRST LEGO League Team qualifies for State Competition
We are so pleased to have TWO competitive FLL teams representing BSS this school year.  Our BSS Knights FLL team competed for the first time last weekend and placed sixth which qualifies them for the state competition.  The team won first place in the Research Category.  Way to go BSS Knights FLL!

Second Annual HSA Week of Holiday Giving!
Stocking Stuffer Sign Up and details found in the link and below!  Please contact Jennifer Klein with questions at 

BSS Students Run the Souper 5K
Mary and Timmy Klein from our cross country team participated in the Souper 5K this past weekend.  It was a well attended, charitable event running through the Tanglewood light show! 

Elon Ball Girls
Seventh graders Keira Dappen and Mae Glenn served as ball girls for a recent Elon Volleyball game.

Magazines Requested by Mrs. Kearney
Please send gently used school age student appropriate magazines in to the attention of Mrs. Kearney if you are willing to donate for classroom projects.

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, November 21st for coffee hosted by La Cocina Restaurant.

Thank you to Palmer Generator for hosting the November 14th Monday Morning Coffee.  

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Prayer Requests
Please continue praying for Barbara Brown, niece of Mrs. Gomez.
From the Principal's Desk
Dear BSS Families,
It is hard to believe that next week is Thanksgiving. As we enter this season let us stop and reflect on the many wonderful things in our lives- our children, family, friends and good health. Let us count our blessings and give thanks for everything God has given us.

Mrs. Gomez

Bishop Burbidge
On Tuesday, November 29, Bishop Burbidge will be visiting BSS for the day. He will start the day with Mass and spend the day with us. This will be the last school visit for the Bishop for the diocese since he was transferred to the Diocese of Arlington in Virginia. 

Thank you for your patience as our front steps underwent construction. The workers did a beautiful job of repairing and lifting them. The new steps enhance the entrance of our school.   
From the Admissions & Advancement Office
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
Congratulations to our Middle School Honor Roll Students

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, December 6th.

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BSS Athletics 
Upcoming Games

Saturday, November 19
BSS JV Girls BBall vs SPX, 9:30 a.m. at SPX
BSS JV Boys BBall vs SPX, 10:40 a.m. at SPX
BSS Varsity Girls BBall vs SPX, 11:50 a.m. at SPX
BSS Varsity Boys Bball vs SPX, 1:00 p.m. at SPX
St Pius X Catholic School is located at 2200 N. Elm Street, Greensboro

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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

AAU BOYS' BASKETBALL -BISHOP MCGUINNESS (Tryouts moved up to December)
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.
Community News
Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School Presents

Miracle on 34th Street, The Musical

High Point Theater
November 17 & 18 at  10:00
November 18 & 19 at  7:30
November 20 at 2:00

For tickets:  c all ahead at  336-887-3001 or you may purchase at the door

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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