Important Dates


Wednesday, February 14th
Ash Wednesday Mass, 8:45 a.m.
Valentine's Day Parties, refer to info from classroom teacher for party time
4th Grade FLL Meeting, 3:15 p.m.

Thursday, February 15th
8th Grade Drama Performance, 1:20 p.m.
Times-News Spelling Bee, 4:00 p.m. at the Paramount Theater (128 E. Front Street, Burlington)

Friday, February 16th
Second Trimester Ends
Basketball players attending the Shamrock tournament dismiss at 10:30 a.m.
Early Release, 11:30 a.m. (Club Knight open until 6:00 p.m.)
BSS Varsity Boys Bball vs Immaculata Catholic School, 5:00 p.m. at St Mark Catholic School Gym (14750 Stumptown Road, Huntersville)
BSS Varsity Girls Bball vs Blessed Sacrament School vs Blessed Sacrament School (GA), 7:20 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Middle School (3100 Park Road, Charlotte)

Saturday, February 17th
Shamrock Basketball Tournament Games TBA
Shamrock Tournament Cheer Competition, 4:00 p.m. at Charlotte Catholic High School (7702 Pineville Matthews Road, Charlotte)
Mass, 5:30 p.m. at Charlotte Catholic High School (7702 Pineville Matthews Road, Charlotte)
Shamrock Tournament 7th & 8th Grade Dance, 7:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Middle School (3100 Park Road, Charlotte)

Sunday, February 18th
Shamrock Basketball Tournament Games TBA
Middle School FLL, 2:00 p.m.

Shamrock attendees- CLICK HERE for the Shamrock website and full details for the weekend!

Monday, February 19th
No School, Presidents Day

Tuesday, February 20th
Fourth Grade Field Trip to the Natural Science Museum in Raleigh

Wednesday, February 21st
Report Cards
Special guest reader from the Alamance Children's Museum visits Little Knights, 8:15 a.m.
Time for Twos, 9:15 a.m.
Admissions Testing (incoming 2nd-7th graders), 1:00 p.m.

Friday, February 23rd
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
Middle School Math Cruncher competitors present their research projects at the North Carolina Student Academy of Sciences Competition, 4:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology in Charlotte

Saturday, February 24th
Little Knights and Friends Fire House Tour, 10:00 a.m.

Sunday, February 25th
Middle School FLL, 2:00 p.m.

Spring Sports
The deadline to commit to spring sports is approaching. Please scroll to the athletics section and note NEWLY ADDED dates for tennis, track, and golf.

The date for the PECSAA Kickball tournament is also published. Fifth grade students may now play Kickball. Teams of 5th & 6th graders and 7th & 8th graders will participate in the tournament.

The SPRING SPORTS SIGN UP now reflects that fifth graders may participate on the Kickball team.
Knight News
Buy your Night for the Knights tickets or table (limited tables), begin online bidding, or make a donation to BSS! See the full agenda for the evening!

More items are added daily so bid early and often!

JV Lady Knights make it the Championship Game of the PECSAA Tourney!
Congratulations to our JV Lady Knights for their fantastic season! The team finished in 3rd place for the regular PECSAA season and made it to the Championship game in the PECSAA tournament where they finished as runner up.

Thanks for an exciting season, ladies! BSS is so proud of each of you!
Multiplication Master
Congratulation to DJ DeBord, our latest Third Grade Multiplication Master! Great job learning those math facts!
Fifth Grade Language Arts Challenges Classes to a "Show Your BSS Spirit" Contest
Congrats to our winners!
1st Place-Sebastian's Lair (7th grade)
2nd Place-"Different but Swim Together" (Kindergarten)
3rd Place-"Why We Love BSS Photo Collage" (8th Grade)

Our Judges Gave Additional Awards!
Preschool: Most Out of This World
Pre Kindergarten: Most Cool
Kindergarten: Most Dr. Seuss/Eric Carle-ish
1st Grade: Most Drive
2nd Grade: Most Hip Hop
Elementary Language Arts: Most School Sprit
3rd Grade: Most "Hand" some
4th Grade: Most Easter-ish
Language Arts: Most Holy
Religion: Most Photogenic
Spanish:Most Heartfelt
Math-Sebastian:Most Medieval
Math-Hipps: Most Calculating
Science: Most Effervescent
PECSAA Tournament Shirt Orders
If anyone would like to order PECSAA t-shirts from last weekend's tournament, please email  jackie@screenprintninjas.com. The order window is closing soon.
Lands End 40% Off Full Price Items!
Code: LESUFRIEND
PIN: 3093
Receive 40% off full-price styles online, in-store or by phone (excludes buy more and save pricing, monogramming, gift boxing, gift cards, shipping, taxes, duties, Lands' End Business Outfitters and excluded items as marked). Promotions and products may vary in-store. Prices as marked in-store. Discount will be applied at checkout. This offer has no cash value. Promotional savings may be deducted from returns. 5-7 business day delivery to most addresses. Offer valid through 11:59 p.m. Central, February 20, 2018. Not valid on previous purchases or when combined with any other promotional offers.

Help us stuff our raffle bags!
The Night for the Knights committee is accepting items for our YETI Cooler raffle. Every ticket purchase entitles you to a grab bag of prizes! Is your bar overflowing with wine, beer, and liquor that aren't your drink of choice? Send those bottles and cans in for the grab bags! Receive an item for Christmas that just isn't quite your style? Donate to us! Gift certificates in your stocking for places you'll never go? We'll use them! NEW and unopened items may be dropped off at the school!


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

Order Your Yearkbook!
If you did not place a yearbook order on the One Form, follow  THIS  link to place your order.
 
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Prayer Requests
Please pray for Jairo’s (K) mother, Alma, as she had surgery today.

Please pray for safe travels to all our athletes, parents, family and friends as we travel to Charlotte this weekend as we participate in the Shamrock Basketball Tournament.
From the Principal's Desk
Happy Valentine’s Day!

Congratulations to our Jr. Varsity Girls Basketball Team as they won 2 nd place at the Piedmont Elementary Catholic Schools Athletic Association (PECSAA) Tournament. We are so proud of the tenacity of the team and their spirit of perseverance. Thank you, Coach Rafael, for your 20 years of service to our school’s athletic program. It is always a great day to be a Knight!

Mrs. Gomez

Spelling Bee
On Thursday, at the Paramount Theatre, at 4:00, Alex Solari will represent BSS in the Alamance County Spelling Bee sponsored by The Times News.  The best of luck to Alex!
From the Admissions & Advancement Office
2018-2019 Enrollment-Note these important dates!!

The week of Thanksgiving 2017 each family received a letter announcing 2018-2019 tuition and fees along with important due dates. This allowed each family to have over two months to prepare for contracts and enrollment decisions.

Contracts for families not requesting financial aid for the 2018-19 school year were mailed Friday, February 9th. Contracts are due to the school office THIS FRIDAY, February 16th. Included with your signed contract should be cash or check for the $265 enrollment fee. You may also pay your enrollment fee via credit card in person or over the phone (you will incur a 3% fee). Contracts received after Friday must include a $365 enrollment fee.

This is a busy week for many families. I ask you to make returning your school contract a priority. Wait lists are started for several classes. Spots will not be held for students without a signed contract on file. Thank you for your attention to this important matter!

If you have applied for financial assistance or you are a current recipient of the opportunity scholarship, your contract goes in the mail March 9th.
Recruitment Opportunity!
We hope to see many of our current Little Knights and a few new faces, too!
Help needed in the Admissions & Advancement Office!

Please contact Tara if you are able to assist with any of the following!

  • Deliver Kindergarten Fair post cards to area Pre K classes at a list of Play Schools and Day Cares (Tara to provide the list). Cards need to be delivered by Tuesday, February 20th.
  • Hang a color poster at your place of work, gym, neighborhood clubhouse, local coffee shop, etc advertising our upcoming Night for the Knights.
  • Stuff auction invitations at a TBA date early next week.
  • Sell Big 3 raffle tickets ($25 each) to your friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors. Tickets will be available by Friday morning. We have another year of AMAZING prizes!! Buyer does not have to be present to win!
  • Invite your friends to attend this year's Night for the Knights! Entire auction is ONLINE so we can enjoy basketball, dancing, and great tunes! This event is FUN for everyone!! Share the link listed earlier in the newsletter.
Recruitment Opportunity! We hope to see lots of our current Little Knights along with some new faces too!
Tuition Assistance is available to families who wish to provide a Blessed Sacrament School education to their children but are unable to afford the full cost of the education. All assistance is offered on the basis of demonstrated need, and all assistance recipients must complete a Grant & Aid Application through FACTS Management Services to be eligible for tuition assistance. 

We strongly encourage Pre Kindergarten families to apply for the North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship in addition to their FACTS application. 

The transition from Pre Kindergarten to Kindergarten is the one time an existing school family may apply and be considered for the North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship.   

Blessed Sacrament Tuition Assistance Application open and accepting applications for new and returning students.

North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship Application IS OPEN FOR APPLICANTS! APPLY HERE
 
If you need help or have questions about Kindergarten enrollment or tuition assistance, please contact Tara Hackman, Admissions Director at 336.570.0019.
Spread the word to prospective students! Visit BSS!

Take a Look Tuesdays
Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.
February 27th

Winter Open House
Wednesday, March 14th
Drop in between 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m
Prospective families with children rising Preschool through rising 7th grade are invited to attend our Winter Open House!
Parents in Partnership
Classroom Connections
STREAM in Action: Palmer Generator Transportation Day
AlumKnight Readers
Little Knights and elementary students enjoyed a special visit from several of our AlumKnights! Now sophomores at Bishop McGuinness High School, the students stopped in to read to our Knights and answer questions about high school. Thank you Jose, Nina, and Stephen for sharing your time!
Second Grade Celebrates Mardi Gras!
Athletics
Good luck to our Varsity Cheer Squad, Girls Basketball team, and Boys Basketball team in their competition at this weekend's Shamrock Tournament!
If you are participating in the Middle School tennis camp, be sure to mail in your registration ASAP! Forms went home in last week's yellow envelope.
Spring Sports
It's time to sign up for spring sports! If your child(ren) plan to participate in Golf, Softball, or Track please make note on the sign up even if you have already signed up via the One Form. The tennis email was sent out earlier multiple times due to an early deadline. No sign ups accepted after Friday, March 2nd.


TRACK Co-Ed grades K-3
Coaches: TBA
Practice: Thursdays at BSS 3:15-4:15 PRACTICE BEGINS THURSDAY, MARCH 8TH
Parent help is needed at all practices.
Students may wear their PE uniform on track Thursdays.

Optional Family Practices - Sundays 4:00-5:00 starting March 12th at Williams HS
NEW DATE ADDED! PECSAA Mini Track Meet is Sunday, April 15th at 2:00 p.m. at Bishop McGuinness
Final PECSAA Track Meet is Sunday, April 29th.

TRACK Co-Ed grades 4-8
Coaches: Jennifer Klein (  jennietuckklein@aol.com)  , Keith Rugh ( rughster73@triad.rr.com)  , Tara Hackman (thackman@bssknights.org)
Practice: Tuesdays at BSS 3:15-4:30  PRACTICE BEGINS TUESDAY, MARCH 6TH
Parent help is needed at all practices
Students may wear their PE uniforms on track Tuesdays.

Optional Family Practices - Sundays 4:00-5:00 starting March 12th at Williams HS
NEW DATE ADDED! PECSAA Mini Track Meet is Sunday, April 15th at 2:00 p.m. at Bishop McGuinness
Final PECSAA Track Meet is Sunday, April 29th.

GOLF  Co-Ed grades 5-8
Coaches: Todd Palmer (  todd@palmergenerator.com) and Chris Leupold cleupold@elon.edu
Practice: Practice either Monday or Thursday. Meets against PECSAA schools and BCA.
Dates will be added here and on the google calendar as they are scheduled.
March 22nd: BSS Golf vs SLS, 4:00 p.m. at TBA home location
April 9th: BSS Golf vs SLS, 4:00 p.m. at TBA away location

KICKBALL Co-Ed grades 6-8 
Coach: Jennifer Lee (  Jennifer.sallyins@gmail.com)
Practice: TBA
PRACTICE BEGINS TBA
Date Added! PECSAA Kickball Tournament is Saturday, May 5th at Triad Park in Kernersville. This is an all day event with a family BBQ. Teams are made of 5th & 6th graders and 7th & 8th graders. Note that 5th graders are now able to play kickball.

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
PRACTICE BEGINS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7TH
Matches will be played on Fridays beginning March 16th.
AJTF Middle School Tennis Camp: February 26th-March 2nd SIGN UP!
New Date Added! AJTF Middle School Tennis Tournament is May 4th & 5th at Western Alamance High School
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