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Wednesday, March 8th
Faculty & Staff Luncheon
Chess Club, 3:15 p.m.
Faculty & Staff Meeting, 3:30 p.m.
Field Day T-shirt Design Contest

Thursday, March 9th
Field Day T-shirt Design Contest-Last day for entries!

Friday, March 10th
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
AYLA (Alamance Youth Leadership Academy)-8th grade only, 9:00 a.m.
BSS Tennis vs TBS, 4:00 p.m. at Alamance Country Club
Field Day T-shirt Design Contest Judging 
Last day to sign up for track, golf, softball!

Saturday, March 11th
Annual St. Mary Magdalene Chess Tournament, 8:00 a.m.
Tournament Information   contact Mrs. Schmitt with questions.

Monday, March 13th
HSA Swap Shop Open
HSA Scholastic Book Fair-See HSA section for schedule and volunteer sign up
Monday Morning Coffee at the Blend & Co, 7:30 a.m. (127 E. Front Street, Burlington)   

Tuesday, March 14th
HSA Swap Shop Open
HSA Scholastic Book Fair-See HSA section for schedule and volunteer sign up
Time for Twos, 9:15 a.m.
4th Grade FLL, 3:15 p.m.

Wednesday, March 15th
HSA Swap Shop Open
HSA Scholastic Book Fair-See HSA section for schedule and volunteer sign up

Thursday, March 16th
HSA Swap Shop Open
HSA Scholastic Book Fair-See HSA section for schedule and volunteer sign up
3rd & 4th grades attend "Mary Poppins", Paramount Theater
BSS Golf vs OLG, 3:30 p.m. at Shamrock Golf Course (1722 Shamrock Drive, Burlington)
HSA Scholastic Book Fair Family Fun Night, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Friday, March 17th
St. Patrick's Day Dress Down! Bring non food items like foil, ziplock bags, soap
HSA Swap Shop Open
HSA Scholastic Book Fair-See HSA section for schedule and volunteer sign up
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
Early Release, 11:30 a.m.
Faculty & Staff Professional Development, 12:30 p.m.
BSS Tennis vs BCA, 4:00 p.m. at Olde Forest Racquet Club (200 Pinedale Dr, Elon)

Monday, March 20th
Summer Uniform begins
Monday Morning Coffee at the Blend & Co hosted by Smith Orthodontics, 7:30 a.m. (127 E. Front Street, Burlington)   
Kindergarten Slip, Slop, Slap program, 9:00 a.m.
IgKNIGHTing Young Minds Series-"Robotics" (Preschool-8th grade), 9:30 a.m.

Tuesday, March 21st
Time for Twos, 9:15 a.m.

IMPORTANT DATE CHANGE!  The spring musical originally scheduled for Thursday, May 11th is now Tuesday, May 9th at St. Mark's Church.  The performance begins at 7:00 p.m with more details to follow in May.
Knight News
North Carolina Student Academy of Science Competition-
Students Advance!
Eleven Blessed Sacrament middle school students participated in the NCSAS Regional Science Competition last Friday in Charlotte.  The students currently participate in the weekly accelerated lunch time math program, Math Crunchers with Mrs. Ehmig. This competition was open to students in 6th-8th grades.

The four student groups conducted research, wrote research papers, prepared a power point presentation, and shared their findings to a panel of judges.

BSS is pleased to announce that ALL of our Knights advanced to the state competition slated for March 24th at the North Carolina School of Science and Math. Go Knights!!

Participants and Projects:

Eighth graders Srikar Kavirayuni and Emmanuel Lopez:  " Inflation or Deflation - Information Nation"

Seventh graders Nathan Amyot & Noah Goodman and sixth grader Timothy Hackman: "Maximizing Bank Shot Efficiency"

Sixth graders Eleanor Arcaro-Burbridge, Patricia Tayn, and Caden Troutman: "Testing the 5 second Rule"

Sixth graders Joey Leupold, Quinten Onder, and Alex Solari: "Fire Prevention - is water really the best option?"

Multiplication Master
Congratulations to our latest third grade Multiplication Master, Saul Cano-Solis! Way to learn to times tables!

News from the HSA Swap Shop!
HSA Swap Shop Coordinator Carrie Daniels reminds you to have your student(s) try on uniforms this week/weekend in preparation for the summer uniform change on Monday, March 20th.

Please drop your outgrown winter and summer uniform pieces no later than the MORNING of Monday, March 13th.  Carrie will sort and prepare the Swap Shop to be open from noon on Monday, March 13th-Friday, March 17th.

Field Day T-shirt Design Contest 
TOMORROW is the last day to submit an entry!
Put your design hats on and come up with a great field day t-shirt for 2017!
It must include: "Blessed Sacrament School"  (written out, n ot BSS) "Field Day 2017"

Show the spirit of field day through your design!  Final design traced in sharpie on an 8 1/2 x 11 white sheet of paper and name and grade written on back in pencil.
Designs must be turned in between the dates of March 5th-9th for judging on March 10th.  The winning design, announced Monday, March 13th, will be featured on this year's field day t-shirt.

The BSS Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society has kicked off the St. Jude Math-A-Thon service project!
We already have $155 in online donations!   Multiple prizes can be won!
See the prize sheet or look online for more details!

In addition, the NJHS team will provide ice cream parties for the Middle School and Elementary Classes with the most participation.
A special prize will be given to the whole school if we reach our goal of $3000!

The NJHS team can't wait to see the outcome of this wonderful event.
Happy Mathing!

Please send any questions regarding the Math-A-Thon to NJHS Advisor, Aileen Bost at abost@bssknights.org.

Star Wars Auction Buy In Party with Mrs. Wetter, Mrs. Davis, and Ms. Vaughn!
We are strong with the Force and seeking brave Jedi Knights to join us on our quest!  This is a buy in party for students in preschool-third grade hosted by Mrs. Wetter, Mrs. Davis, and Ms. Vaughn in a Galaxy far, far away!

Jedi Knights are invited to attend in costume and will have a fantastic afternoon of adventure. The party is  Wednesday, March 29th from 3:30-5:30 pm at Blessed Sacrament School.  There are a few spots left!  RSVP to thackman@bssknights.org and send your $25 to the school office.

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, March 13th for coffee!

Thank you Lowe Instrument Company for hosting last week's coffee!

Buy Your Yearbook!  Only 9 yearbooks left for sale!
Reserve your child's yearbook today!  Order at THIS link.  If you ordered your yearbook via the  2016-17 One Form, you do not need to place an additional order.



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Prayer Requests
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From the Principal's Desk
Dear BSS Families,

We are so proud of our students who presented their research projects last week at the North Carolina Student Academy of Science Competition.  We wish them the best of luck as they compete at the state level on Friday, March 24. Keep spreading the word about our awesome school!

Mrs. Gomez
Daylight Savings Time
Don't forget to spring your clock ahead this weekend. This means spring is just around the corner.
From the Admissions & Advancement Office
Enrollment Timeline Reminder!
February 10: Contracts mailed to families not requesting scholarship dollars
February 24: Contracts due with $265 enrollment fee
March 10: Contracts mailed to families requesting scholarship dollars.  A letter enclosed will note if scholarship dollars were or weren't allotted.  Also enclosed will be a commitment to volunteer form.  
March 24:  Contracts due with $265 enrollment fee 

Please contact me with any questions!

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 3% processing fee will be added to each transaction.
Classroom Connections
STREAM in Action Speaker Dr. Tim Beshel
Last Friday, Dr. Tim Beshel, of Beshel Chiropractic, visited with middle schoolers to share information about his career.

The Last Supper
Last week fifth graders in Mrs. Kearney's religion class reenacted The Last Supper.
Green Eggs & Ham
Mrs. Gomez read to students throughout the building in honor or Dr. Seuss' birthday!

The green eggs were given to us by Mrs. Hauser.  She brings dogs Polly or Luc to read to the first and second graders on Thursdays. 

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 
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, April 4th.

2017 Scholastic Book Fair
Scholastic Book Fair Co Chairs Danica Kelso and Rebecca Wieting are excited to announce the dates for our 2017 Scholastic Book Fair!

Monday, March 13th
8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: Set Up
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.: Faculty Preview Party (Wish Lists & Refreshments)

Tuesday, March 14th
7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: Book Fair Open
10:45-11:30- 4 th  
11:40-12:30- 7th & 8th 
1:20-2:05- 6 th
2:05-2:50- 5 th  

Wednesday, March 15th
7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: Book Fair Open
9:00-9:45- Kindergarten 
10:45-11:30- 1 st Grade 
1:20-2:05- 3 rd Grade 
2:05-2:50- 2 nd Grade 
Thursday, March 16th
7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.: Book Fair Open
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.: Family Fun Night

Friday, March 17th
8:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m.: Book Fair Open 
8:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.: Pack Up

Volunteer HERE to help with our book fair!


Class Party Sign Ups

BSS Athletics 
Support our Burlington Recreation and Parks Biddy Soccer Teams!
This season our biddy soccer team grew so much that we now have two teams! Head over to Joe Davidson Park and cheer on both the Blessed Sacrament School Animals and the Blessed Sacrament School Knights!

Thank you Coach Jonathan Lopez for taking on both of our biddy teams!

Save the Date!
Sunday, April 9th
Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast to support BSS Athletics
Mark your calendar for a delicious pancake breakfast on 
Sunday, April 9th at Blessed Sacrament Church!  

A breakfast of pancakes, sausage, coffee, and juice will be served immediately following the 8:30am and 10:30am Masses. 
Price is $3 per child, $5 per adult or $15 per family.  

All proceeds benefit BSS Athletics!
Fall, Winter, and Spring Student Athletes and Parents we need your help to set up, serve, and clean up!  SIGN UP TO HELP!

Spring Sports Schedule

Practice: Tuesdays at BSS 3:15-4:30  
Parent help is needed at all practices
K-4th grade students who plan to participate in track may wear their PE uniforms on Tuesdays during track practice. 

Dual Track Meet with OLG is Sunday, April 2nd at 3:00 p.m. at Williams High School. 

The PECSAA Track Meet is Friday, May 12th at Bishop McGuinness High School in Kernersville.

Optional Family Practices - Sundays 4:00-5:00 starting March 12th at Williams HS.  This is not a drop off practice! An adult must remain with each runner.  This is a fun an stress free family friendly opportunity!

Parent helpers needed!  Sign up HERE!

Practice: Tuesdays at BSS 3:15-4:30 
Parent help is needed at all practices

Dual Track Meet with OLG is Sunday, April 2nd at 3:00 p.m. at Williams High School. 

The PECSAA Track Meet is Friday, May 12th at Bishop McGuinness High School in Kernersville.

Parent helpers needed!  Sign up HERE!

Optional Family Practices - Sundays 4:00-5:00 starting March 12th at Williams HS.  This is not a drop off practice! An adult must remain with each runner.  This is a fun an stress free family friendly opportunity!

GOLF  Co-Ed  grades 5-8
Practice: Thursday, 3:30-5:00 p.m. at Shamrock Golf Course- PRACTICE BEGINS TOMORROW!

This year we have started a Blessed Sacrament School golf team in association with our PECSAA Conference. It has been a club sport previous years and has gradually gained more and more support by students and volunteers. This year, we will be competing against four of the other PECSAA schools and will conclude the season with the PECSAA Conference Tournament on May 10th at Shamrock Golf Course here in Burlington, NC. The complete 2017 schedule is linked  HERE.

One Forms will be reflective of the added athletics charges in the amount of $80 per player. This will cover your players field dues and BSS Golf shirt. The students will keep these shirts after the season. Please make sure you get your dues in if your child is playing. We will be sending out spirit wear information forms out soon.

SOFTBALL Co-Ed grades 6-8 
Coach: Jennifer Lee ( Jennifer.sallyins@gmail.com)
Practice: Mondays- 3:15 p.m.-5:00 p.m. at BSS 
The PECSAA softball tournament will be held ion Saturday, May 13th.

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
Matches will be played on Fridays beginning March 10th.

Agility Training with Coach Scott Ingram 
I am offering agility training for anyone interested in improving their speed, agility and strength.   We meet at Harvest Baptist Church gym on Tuesdays and Fridays from 3:30pm till 4:30pm.  If you are interested in having your child train, please make sure that they want to train.  We put in some serious work and we sweat a lot. 

This training is for kids wanting to get faster, stronger, and more agile for any sport. Please wear comfortable clothing and either cross training shoes, running shoes, or basketball shoes.  If you are interested, please email me or text me at the address and number below.  The cost per session is $20.
Scott Ingram
Each athlete also needs an "Athletics Permission and Emergency Form". This form was in the packet from the office that was sent home in May, so if you turned it in, you are all set.  It can also be found here - 
Athletics Fees should be paid using the One Form.  Please see Mrs. Libera in the office or download it here and send it in with your student.  ONE FORM for FEES

Any Questions? Please email Coach Eggleston at ceggleston@bssknights.org

Community News
Activities at the Alamance Public Libraries

BMCHS Community Fundraiser
Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School is organizing a community fundraiser for Saturday, April 1, 2017.   Join us for "Eat on the Street" a Family Fun/Food Truck Festival.    There will be food trucks, a beer garden, face painting, raffle prizes, carnival games, a dunk tank, retail vendors and more.  For additional information or to reserve a space as a vendor, please contact Katie Williams, kwilliams@bmhs.us or 336-564-1009.

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