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Wednesday, May 24th
Student Council Speeches and Election Day
Dress Down for the students who have their Bingo card filled up at STEM Night 

Thursday, May 25th
Summer birthday dress down for Middle School students
Kindergarten students bake muffins for JAM (Juice and Muffins) Sale
Michele Terry from the Times News Newspapers in Education Department Visits Third Grade, 1:00 p.m. 

Friday, May 26th
Kindergarten JAM (Juice & Muffins Sale) to support Make-A-Wish, 7:15 a.m.
Field Day, 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Early Dismissal, 12:00 p.m. (No Club Knight After School Care)
Annual Faculty, Staff, and 8th Grade Pizza Luncheon, 12:30 p.m.

Monday, May 29th
School Closed in observance of Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 30th
Summer birthday dress down for K-4 students
Middle School Recognition Ceremony, 8:15 a.m. in the Multi Purpose Room
-New this year!  Students in 5th-8th grade will receive recognition for School Spelling Bee, Math Crunchers, AYLA participation, 3rd Trimester STREAM Award, and Academic Honors.  In addition, students in eighth grade will receive recognition for Student Council Participation and receive the Briggs Service Award and Scholar Athlete Award.

Wednesday, May 31st
Little Knights End of Year Picnic, 10:00 a.m. at City Park
-Little Knights and their families will meet at City Park at 10:00 a.m. for the End of Year Picnic.  Students will release from City Park at 12:00 p.m. and this is the last day of school for Little Knights.

Fifth-Seventh Grade 2nd Annual Dodge Ball Tournament & Ice Cream Sundae Party, 1:00 p.m.

Eighth Grade Mass & Middle School Awards, 6:00 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church
-All middle school students are asked to attend.  During the Middle School awards we will recognize 5th-7th grade recipients of the Geography Bee Award, Taffy Young Award, Volunteer Award, and Citizenship Award.
-Eighth grade awards include Knights of Columbus Patriotism Award, Knights of Columbus Citizenship Award, Charlotte and Charles Maye Award, Leonard Tyll Sportsmanship Award, Pastor's Award, and the Principal's Award.


Thursday, June 1st
Kindergarten Graduation & Reception, 10:00 a.m. in the Multi Purpose Room
-Kindergarten students will dismiss for the school year with their family after the reception.

First & Second Grade End of Year Party, 12:00 p.m. (Lunch, dessert, and activities provided by the first and second grade teachers.)

Third Grade "Mad Science" Party, 1:00 p.m.

Friday, June 2nd
Elementary End of Year Mass and Awards, 8:30 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church
BSS First Annual End of Year BBQ hosted by the BSS Special Events Committee, 5:30 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament School

BSS Special Events Committee hosts Say Hello to Summer BBQ!
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2017-18 School Calendar
Are you wondering about when a particular school event is taking place next school year?  Visit the BSS Google Calendar and scroll from August 2017 until June 2018 and you'll find most of the major school events scheduled on the calendar.  BOOK MARK this page for easy access throughout the school year and to help answer those 7:15 a.m. questions!
Knight News
Multiplication Master
Congratulations to third grader Josalyn Tyler for achieving Multiplication Master status this week.  Way to know those math facts!

Student Council Election Day
This morning our candidates and their campaign managers shared their campaign speeches during an assembly attended by third-seventh grade students.  Students in fourth through seventh grade voted and results were announced at end of day prayer.  Congratulations to all of our candidates and their managers for your willingness to serve as leaders of our school.

Aidan Armstrong and Campaign Manager Noah Goodman
Timothy Hackman and Campaign Manager Alex Solari
Mary Klein and Campaign Manager Maddy Sheppard

Corey Amyot and Campaign Manager Brody Amick
Hailey Debord and Campaign Manager Kennedy Joyce
Ty Lagana and Campaign Manager Joey Leupold
Juliette Onder and Campaign Manager Aileen Huang
Ella Kate Porfilio Campaign Manager Patricia tayn

Vice President
Haven Amick and Campaign Manager Anijey Flores-Jasso
Luke Andress and Campaign Manager Noah Goodman
David Armstrong and Campaign Manager Alli Orozco-Rosaldo
Patricia Tayn and Campaign Manager Emmanuel Lopez and Srikar Kavirayuni

Anijey Flores-Jasso and Campaign Manager Haven Amick
Noah Goodman Campaign Manager Nathan Amyot
Ali Orozco Rosaldo and Campaign Manager Caden Troutman

2017-18 Student Council
President: Noah Goodman
Vice President: Luke Andress
Treasurer:  Ty Lagana
Secretary: Timothy Hackman

2017 Field Day
Field Day is Friday, May 26th and everyone is looking forward to a wonderful day together! Parents and grandparents are invited to join us for Field Day festivities.  
Boys may wear swim shorts and girls may wear bathing suits under their shirts and shorts. Friday's weather looks sunny so please apply sunscreen before drop off that morning.  School dismisses at noon on Friday and there is no Club Knight After School Care.
Volunteers are needed! Please help us set up early on Friday (arrive around 7:15 a.m.), assist with the drink tent, and help with clean up.  
Kindergarten JAM!  Don't forget the Annual Kindergarten JAM (Juice and Muffins) Sale on the morning of field day.  All proceeds support Make A Wish!

Don't forget the Annual Kindergarten JAM (Juice and Muffins) Sale Friday morning. All proceeds support Make A Wish!
It's J.A.M. time!  Kindergarten will begin measuring, mixing, baking and packaging muffins Thursday afternoon with the help of parents and grandparents.

Come and help support our fundraiser this Friday morning between 7:15 and 7:45 by purchasing Juice And Muffins for $1.00.  A variety of muffins are offered including chocolate chip, triple berry, blueberry and many more. You can purchase one muffin and one cup of juice for only $!.  Muffins will be available for sale curbside if you want to pick up for your friends and family.  We also accept donations.  All money collected will be donated to Make-A-Wish foundation to help children have their wish come true.  (Parents donated the muffin mix and ingredients and teachers donated the juice.)

Box Tops Olympics!
Thank you Mrs. Betsy Sioussat for spearheading our Box Top efforts this year.  You made collecting Box Tops so much fun!  Congratulations to our Bronze, Silver, and Gold winners of this spring's Box Top Olympics!  A shout out also to classroom winner, first grade!

Summer Office Hours
Summer hours begin the week of  June 10th.  The school office is open from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday.  The school building is closed July 3rd through July 7th.

Tutoring News from Mrs. Franklin 
Parents, if you are looking for tutoring services over the summer and during the coming school year, there are a number of tutors at the school whom you can contact for more information. Your child's teacher can help you choose the resource that best suits your child. My contact information is provided in the document linked here.
Mrs. Lilian Franklin
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Prayer Requests
Please pray for Sue Blackwell, mother of Mrs. Bilson.
From the Principal's Desk
Dear BSS Parents,

Last night's STEM Night was a great success! The make and take stations were a hit and Kindergarten's baby chicks were very popular stop for all.  Our guest speaker, Dean Jones, kept the audience engaged and entertained as he spoke about his career as a make-up artist. Many audience members left with gruesome scars.  We want thank Mrs. Ehmig for planning and organizing this wonderful event.

Mrs. Gomez
Field Day
On Friday, another great event is happening -Field Day. Field Day. Don't forget to buy juice and muffins (JAM) sponsored by Kindergarten. All proceeds go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
From the Admissions & Advancement Office
Annual Fund Update
Parents thank you for your support during our recent Fund for the Knights
Call-a-Thon.   Your donations raised over $7,000 in a single day toward our annual fund.  If you made a pledge to donate please submit your payment before the end of the school year.  If you have not yet made a commitment to our Fund for the Knights, there is still time!  Donations accepted through June 30th via THIS form or ONLINE.

Thank you to Margaret Cabell, Katie LaPlante, and Tim Beshel for spearheading this effort!  We could not have done it without you and our additional volunteers-Jamey Cabell, Michelle McEwan, Karla Hernandez, Dee Evans, Lisa Waldmann, Steph Long, Beth & Michael Fitzgerald, and Debbie Levy.  

Summer Class Gatherings
Please contact the Admissions Office if you are willing to serve as host or hostess this summer for a class play date or movie night!  This play date can be at the school playground or a local park and the movie night at BSS.  I'll provide the snack and beverages if you'll serve as the friendly and welcoming face of the event!  I'm looking for hosts or hostesses for preschool through third grade play dates and 4th grade through 8th grade movie nights.  Email thackman@bssknights.org for questions or to set a date!

Scheduled Events
July 29th: Rising 8th Grade Movie Night, 6:30 p.m. hosted by the Dappen Family
August 11th : Rising 7th Grade Movie Night, 6:30 p.m. hosted by the Young Family

July 22nd: Rising Kindergarten Pool Party, hosted by the Newberry Family

Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School News
The Class of 2017 was awarded $5,408,559 in scholarships, Graduating class: 116  
15,000 service hours were given back to the Triad Community

Valedictorian, Lillian Hiser will attend Duke University and plans to pursue a degree in bio-medical Engineering.   Our Lady of Grace Alumni

Salutatorian, Cecilia Kammire plans to study Environmental Science/Sustainability at Wake Forest University. Our Lady of Mercy Alumni

Congratulations to BSS Alumni, Jacob Goodman. Jacob will be attending University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill! 

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
Introducing the 2017-18 Parents in Partnership Program
The faculty, staff and administration at BSS are here to provide your child with a family atmosphere and best possible education, grounded in both BSS and Catholic traditions.  In this work, we are in partnership with you.
There are many ways you can volunteer your time and talents.  Some require a significant commitment of time, and others only a few hours each trimester.  We invite you to become an active participant in your child's school life.  Your involvement will not only enrich your child's experience at BSS, but also broaden your own horizons and create opportunities for you to meet and get to know other parents.
Your participation, and the participation of other parents like you is vital to BSS!  Thank you for taking an active role in your child's education!
BSS commits to treating each student and family member with courtesy and respect, providing a safe learning environment and open communication on a regular basis, responding in a timely manner to parents concerns, communicating and enforcing policies listed in the Student/Parent and Athletic Handbooks, fulfilling our mission to provide a Catholic education and operating the school in a fiscally responsible manner.
It is imperative for each family to support the school's Mission, treat faculty, staff, fellow parents and students with courtesy and respect, communicate openly about your child and/or school concerns with appropriate faculty and administration, read school communications and the website, attend town hall meetings, support the school with your time and talent according to your ability, and read and abide by the policies in the Student/Parent and Athletic Handbooks.

(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
Summer Reading for Rising Little Knights-8th Grade Students

Third grade helps harvest the hydroponic garden for the food pantry.
Middle School Takes On Dollywood!

Knights of Summer Camp

Summer Camp Registration is  NOW OPEN!  View the summer camp  BROCHURE. It is going to be a fun-filled  X-STREAM Knights of Summer!

2017 Summer Camp Weeks:
June 5-9
June 12-16
June 29-23
June 26-30
July 10-14
July 17-21
July 24-28
July 31-August 4 

Thank you!
Casey Eggleston, Summer Camp Director 
BSS Athletics 
The BSS Athletics year is quickly coming to a close.

Please return all   Knights Athletics shirts and any other BSS athletic uniforms to Coach Egg ASAP!  

Summer Volleyball Camp
Western Alamance High School is offering a volleyball camp  June 12th to June 15th .  It is from  8am to Noon .  Cost is $125 per participant.  

You can register through the WAHS Website!
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