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Winter Sports Sign Up
It's time to sign up for winter sports!  Sign up at the link below to indicate if your BSS athlete will participate in Pep Squad, Cheer, Girls JV Basketball, Girls Varsity Basketball, Boys JV Basketball, Boys Varsity Basketball.    The One Form is used to track payment for our winter sports but rosters are created from THIS sign up.   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.

Wednesday, September 27th
All School Dress Down
Time for Twos, 9:15 a.m.
BSS Soccer vs IHM, 4:15 p.m. at BSS

Thursday, September 28th
BSS Cross Country Meet, 3:15 p.m. at Bradford Academy (939 S. Third Street, Mebane)

Friday, September 29th
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
Middle School FLL Meeting, 3:15 p.m.
BSS Tennis vs Southern Alamance, 4:00 p.m. at Olde Forest Racquet Club (200 Pinedale Drive, Burlington)

Saturday, September 30th
BSS Volleyball vs OLG, 9:30 a.m. at The Burlington School ( 1615 Greenwood Terrace, Burlington)
BSS Volleyball vs SLS, 12:30 p.m. at TBS
Little Knights Play Date, postponed until October 21st.  Little Knights will meet at the J Razz & Tazz Farm in Gibsonville.  

Sunday, October 1st
Curb Appeal Committee Clean Up Date, 1:00-2:30 p.m. at BSS
Middle School FLL Meeting, 2:00 p.m.

Monday, October 2nd
Iowa Assessment (3rd-8th grade)

Tuesday, October 3rd
Iowa Assessment (3rd-8th grade)

Wednesday, October 4th
Iowa Assessment (3rd-8th grade)
Progress Reports
Time for Twos, 9:15 a.m.

Thursday, October 5th
Iowa Assessments (3rd-8th grade)
BSS Volleyball vs Sacred Heart Catholic School, 4:00 p.m. at SHCS (385 Lumen Christi Lane, Salisbury )
BSS Volleyball vs Sacred Heart Catholic School, 5:30 p.m. at SHCS 

Friday, October 6th
Iowa Assessments (5th grade)
Final day to submit box tops for the fall contest!
Blessing of the Animals, 7:30 a.m. arrival with animals
Middle School FLL Meeting, 3:15 p.m.
BSS Tennis vs Western Alamance, 4:00 p.m. at Olde Forest Racquet Club (200 Pinedale Drive, Burlington)

Saturday, October 7th
BSS Volleyball vs OLM, 9:30 a.m. at The Burlington School (1615 Greenwood Terrace, Burlington)
BSS Volleyball vs OLG, 12:30 p.m. at TBS

Knight News
Student Council Hurricane Relief Fundraiser
Our student council is collecting donations for hurricane relief throughout the month of September.  All money collected will be sent to Catholic Charities so that 100% of the funds will go directly to support those in need.  Monetary donations may be given directly to the student's classroom/homeroom teacher.

Thanks to your donations, we have raised over $500 as of Monday.  There is still time to donate through the end of the month!

Thanks for the delicious lunch!
Thank you parents and grandparents for last week's delicious fall luncheon!  Our faculty and staff appreciate all you do for us.

Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge
First, second, and third place winners from last week's Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge  were announced during Monday's morning meeting. Congratulations to all who participated and placed!  Our first place winners from each age group now move to the regional competition.

Girls Challenge Winners
Patricia Tayn, Grace Kafer, Ava Goodman, Kennedy Grace Joyce, Mary Klein, Francesca Jones, Vianetlli Flores-Jasso, Layla Mack, Chelsea Melendez, Nimue Williamson, Jossalyn Tyler, Mae Glenn, Anijey Flores-Jasso, Millie Jennings, Jessica Tinervia, Ali Orozco-Rosaldo, and Hannahgrace Daniels.  Patricia, Mary, Layla, and Jossalyn advanced to the regional competition.

Boys Challenge Winners
Evan Prutzman, Arturo Valderrama-Lara, David Armstrong, Rafael Villareal-Montoya, Timothy Hackman, Alex Solari, Trey Whitaker, Christian Miranda, Jay Solari, Grady Long, Connor Ramous, Noah Goodman, Nathan Amyot, Sean Botzman, Brody Amick, and Thomas Glenn.  Arturo, David, Timothy, Connor, and Jay advanced to the regional competition.

Curb Appeal Committee Work Date-THIS SUNDAY!
Come out this Sunday from 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. and help our Curb Appeal Committee spruce up the school grounds!  Contact Jennifer Klein at jennietuckklein@aol.com with any questions!

Fall Conferences
Conferences are Tuesday, November 7th from 4:00p.m.-7:00 p.m. and Thursday, November 9th from 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. with your child's teacher(s).  A parent must attend the conference in order to pick up your child's report card.

Please choose a time on this sign up that works with your schedule.  Preschool-4th grade conferences will be in the classroom and middle school conferences will be held in the second floor library.

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

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
Prayers request for third grader Arwen Weske's brother - Evan Weske.  He is recovering from GI issues.

Please keep Dr. Andress as he recovers from eye surgery.
Remember in your prayers Mrs. Greeson as she recovers from knee surgery as a result from a fall.
Please pray for Susan Lee, Ryder's (7th) grandmother as she recovers from knee surgery.
Please keep in your prayers, David Brown, nephew of Mrs. Gomez as he also recovers from surgery.
Remember in your prayers the grandparents of Sophia Torres-Cruz (PreK) who live in Puerto Rico and for Mrs. Gomez's brother-in-law family who also live in Puerto Rico. 

From the Principal's Desk
Dear BSS Families,

Have you ever watched children at play? They are running, playing, and laughing. Many schools have taken away recess at BSS we value this important social interaction. Research has proven that "recess plays a critical role in healthy child development.   Best of all, from a child's perspective, it's fun!"
Cheers to BSS for keeping recess as part of your child's day!

Mrs. Gomez

Iowa Assessments
Next week October 2-October 6, 3rd to 8th Grade will be taking the Iowa Assessments. Please see a letter in your child's Wednesday folder. I will also upload the letter via Option C. 
From the Admissions & Advancement Office
Time for Twos
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.  

Our Program Time for Twos meets on Wednesdays for two 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: September 27th/October 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th/November 1st, 8th, 15th, 29th/December 6th, 13th 

Session 2: January 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st/February 7th, 21st, 28th/March 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th 

How to Apply Children who will be age two by August 31st of the current school year are eligible to enroll. Sessions are then filled on a first come-first served basis. Enrollment in Time for Twos does not guarantee a place in the preschool the following year. 

Time for Twos is currently enrolling for the Fall 2017 session. If you are interested in enrolling your child please contact Tara Hackman at admissions@bssk nights.org or 336.570.0019.

Parents in Partnership

Save the date for our annual Oktoberfest and 8th Grade Haunted Hall!
Friday, October 27th from 5:30-8:30 p.m. (Haunted Hall 6:00-8:00 p.m.)
Blessed Sacrament School Back Lawn
Invite friends, family, and neighbors!
Game truck, dunk tank, lawn games, Trunk-or-Treat, bounce houses, bake sale, delicious food, beer & brats at the Knights of Columbus tent!
Entertainment by AlumKnight DJ MIKEY

Volunteer Sign Up Coming Soon!

Link your Lowes Rewards Card!
Thank you to those who have already linked your card!  We received our first check for $111.33!

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
Thank you parents and grandparents for the delicious luncheon you provided our faculty & staff today!

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.

Last year we earned $773.10 from box top collections!

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
Understanding Learning Differences Workshop
At our most recent professional development session, experts from The Hill Center, Inc in Durham conducted a workshop on understanding learning differences in the classroom.
Happy Birthday Johnny Appleseed
In celebration of Johnny Appleseed's birthday First and Second graders tried 5 different kinds of apples (Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Gala, Macintosh and Granny Smith).

Each student filled out a chart of apple characteristics including color, shape, taste and texture. Next week they will be writing about their favorite apple.

Library Time!
Sixth graders enjoying walking to the library with their kindergarten buddies last week!

STREAM In Action Speakers
Our middle schoolers recently had visits from Link Transit and the Elon Aviation. Both programs provided valuable information about future STEM career possibilities.  
Link Transit

Justin Myers, Flight Instructor from Elon Aviation

BSS Athletics 
Congrats to the BSS Cross Country Team member who competed last week on a successful meet at Sacred Heart Catholic School in Salisbury.  Several members of the team compete again tomorrow at Bradford Academy in Mebane.  Come out and cheer on the Knights!

Bishop McGuinness Ball Boy Opportunity
If you are interested in being the ball boy or girl for the coming home football games on October 13th and October 20th, please email Coach Hackett.  dhackett@bmhs.us

BSS Animals are Back!
The BSS Animals Biddy soccer teams are back in action this fall.  Stop by a game if you can and support our youngest soccer Knights! We have a team that plays on Monday nights and a team that plays on Thursday nights.

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

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

Coaches: Tim Hackman & Chad Brasington
Practice Wednesdays from 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Burlington Tennis Center 

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 3:15 p.m.
9/28 @ Bradford Academy at 3:15 p.m.
10/18: @ Sacred Heart School at 3:15 p.m
Additional meets and trail run training dates are TBA.

Running Club
Coaches: Katie LaPlante 
Training Schedule: Monday, September 25th-Monday, November 6th from 3:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m. 
Community News
September is Library Card Month
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.

Nature Rocks! Rock Painting Event For Kids
Wednesday, September 27 * 4-5pm

Ages: 5 & up
Cost: $2 per participant, pay the day of the program (registration is required)
Burlington City Park/Civitan Shelter * 1388 Main Street, Burlington, NC 27215
Join us for a "kindness rocks" painting event. Rocks will be prepped for painting and materials will be supplied. Bring your creativity and inspirational messages to decorate your rocks. Leave the rocks for us to seal and finish then come back to join us on Wednesday, October 4th from 4-5pm at the same location and we will set off for a hike and rock planting throughout the City Park!

Family-Friendly Hike
Thursday, September 28 * 5:45-6:45pm

Free, but registration required
Stoney Creek Marina/HRT Trail Head * 1785 Faulkner Dr. Burlington NC 27217
Join us on this easy, relaxing hike along the banks of Old City Lake. The hike is out and back with a total distance of 1.5 miles. Expect rolling, natural surface trail (not stroller-friendly). The hike is open to all ages, but best suited to ages 5+. Kids can make nature bracelets or work on a nature scavenger hunt along the way. 

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