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Thursday, February 9th
Non Scholarship Contracts Mailed
Winter Pep Rally, 1:30 p.m.
Students participating in winter sports may arrive to school in their basketball, cheer, pep squad, or YMCA basketball uniforms.  Students in multiple sports should bring their additional uniforms for the pep rally.
PECSAA Tournament Day 1:
JV Girls Bball vs OLG, 3:45 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary
JV Boys Bball vs OLG, 5:45 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary
Immaculate Heart of Mary is located at 4145 Johnson Street, High Point

Friday, February 10th
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
AYLA, 9:00 a.m.
PECSAA Tournament Day 2:
Varsity Girls Bball vs SLS, 5:30 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary
Varsity Boys Bball vs SLS, 7:45 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary
Immaculate Heart of Mary is located at 4145 Johnson Street, High Point

Saturday, February 11th
PECSAA Tournament Day 3, 8am-9pm at Bishop McGuinness HS
Bishop McGuinness is located at 1725 NC-66, Kernersville

BSS CANsculpt Together... with our "Can-Do-Attitude! Team builds their design at Holly Hill Mall

Sunday, February 12th
PECSAA Tournament Day 4, 8am-9pm at Bishop McGuinness HS

Monday, February 13th
Monday Morning Coffee hosted by Palmer Generator at the Blend & Co, 7:30 a.m. (127 E. Front Street, Burlington)   

Tuesday, February 14th
Time for Twos, 9:15 a.m.
Valentine's Day Parties for K-8th grades, check times with classroom teachers
4th Grade FIRST LEGO League, 3:15 p.m.

Wednesday, February 15th
Valentine's Day Parties for Little Knights Preschool and Pre Kindergarten
Chess Club, 3:15 p.m.

Friday, February 17th
Second Trimester Concludes
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
Athletes traveling to Shamrock will dismiss at 11:00 a.m.
Early Release at 11:30 a.m. (Club Knight open until 6:00 p.m.)
Varsity Basketball teams and Cheer team in the Shamrock Tournament, Charlotte

Saturday, February 18th
Shamrock Tournament

Sunday, February 19th
Shamrock Tournament

Monday, February 20th
No School, President's Day
Club Knight Camp Available from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.-REGISTER HERE

Spring Sports
It's time to sign up for spring sports!  If your child(ren) plan to participate in Golf, Softball, Tennis, or Track please make note on the sign up even if you have already signed up via the One Form.
Knight News
2017 Geography Bee
Congratulations to our three finalists in the 2017 National Geographic Geography Bee!  Eighth graders Daniel Brasington and Srikar Kavirauni are our finalists and sixth grader Sarah Palmer is our 2017 School Champion!
 

Cansculpt Alamance
2017- BSS CANsculpt Together... with our "Can-Do-Attitude!"
We are currently forming a BSS Cansculpt team to feed the hungry, and we want YOU to be ON the team!

Will you be at PECCSA on  February 11, or will you be on the 2017 BSS TEAM for Cansculpt!!! Either way, please bring in more canned good donations to help feed the hungry in our Cansculpt contest. Thank you for everyone's generosity and support! 

All BSS students and families who want to be on the Cansculpt team:
You (and preferably your parent) must be able to do at least two of the following:
1) Practice building something with cans at BSS from  3:15 P.M. until 4:30 P.M.  on Mon, Wed, and  Friday ( Feb. 6, 8, and 10th)
2) Help bring cans to the Holly Hill Mall on  Saturday, Feb. 11 from  10 AM - 12 Noon.
3) You and parents of elementary age students will come build our structure on  Saturday, Feb. 11 from  Noon-3 PM. (We can build until  7 PM for those who wish to stay longer!) Parents of middle-schoolers are not required to stay, but it is recommended.

Team BSS Can-Do-Attitude will design, plan and sculpt together for the first time to help Allied Churches of Alamance County to feed the hungry. Do you have a Can-Do-Attitude? If so, please use Sign-up Genius to join the team today! (Please call or email Mrs. Wetter with any questions... cell#: 336-269-0948rwetter@bssknights.org )

Go BSS Knights with your "Can-Do-Attitude"!!!   Sign Up to Join the Team

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, February 13th for coffee hosted by Palmer Generator!




Thank you to last week's sponsor host Troutman Family Dentistry.

   
Buy Your Yearbook!  Only 33 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.

Exciting news!  If we meet our sales goal (33 more books) by  2-24-17 , we are entered to win an IPad or a GoPro for our school.  Please purchase your yearbook!

Thank you-Mrs. Kearney ckearney@bssknights.org 





Congratulations to the Bishop McGuinness Model UN team for competing this past weekend with Model UN teams across the nation at American University in Washington DC. Bishop 's team earned the Best Delegation Award!

JUNIOR VILLAINS BASEBALL PROGRAM
"If your son is a 7th or 8th grader that is interested in playing baseball this spring for the Junior Villains, please contact Coach Craig Turner at  craigmturner11@gmail.com.  Tryouts will be held on February 20th."
 

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Prayer Requests
Please pray for the Hein Family (Lucy, 3rd) as they mourn the passing of Lucy's three year old cousin, Andrew McCrickard.
From the Principal's Desk
Dear BSS Parents,

The flurry of events continues at Blessed Sacrament. Tomorrow, 2/9 we will have our Winter Pep Rally at 1:30. Later that afternoon, Srikar Kavirayuni (8th) will represent BSS at the Alamance County Spelling Bee. While Srikar is spelling away our Jr. Varsity Boys will be playing at PECSAA Tournament which is hosted by BSS. 

On Friday, cheerleaders will be cheering on our Varsity Boys Basketball Team. The tournament will continue on Saturday and Sunday and we can use as many hands as possible. So if can join us click the link in the KC. Let us show the other teams that we are great hosts/hostesses! 

Thank you.
Mrs. Gomez

Cansculpt
If basketball is not your thing please join Mrs. Wetter at Cansculpt at the Holly Hill Mall. I am looking forward to great design that will be created from cans. Don't forget to come by the mall during the week and vote for our "CAN-DO Attitude" Team sculpture. 
From the Admissions & Advancement Office
Your 2017-18 Contract is Coming!
The first round of contracts go into the mail tomorrow.  Contracts in this batch are for any family not applying for financial aid.  Please be timely with your returned contract and enrollment fee.  Your child(ren) is not added to the roster until both the signed contract and enrollment fee is paid.  With several classes at or near wait list it is critical you do not miss the deadline.



X-STREAM Saturday Update
Our faculty, staff, and administration hosted several families last Saturday morning at our Open House.  Thank you for spreading the word about our open house and about Blessed Sacrament School!

Thank you!
Thank you to the parents, grandparents, faculty, staff, and students who assisted the Admissions and Advancement office with our many recent events. With your help the school had a successful auction, an exciting Catholic Schools week, and a well attended open house.  The many, many hours of time you graciously give do not go unnoticed!  Thank you for your support!  The hugs and coffee is also pretty awesome too!  

Tara Hackman
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.
 
Classroom Connections
Flash Forward
Students in preschool through rising fifth grade enjoyed the opportunity to "flash forward" last week!
100 Days!
Kindergarten had a blast celebrating their 100th day of school!

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, March 7th.


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

Wednesday, March 15th
7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: Book Fair Open
 
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 sign up and student shopping schedule coming soon!


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BSS Athletics 
BSS Spring Tennis News
Coach Hackman and Coach Brasington look forward to welcoming players back on the court for the spring tennis season.  

Mark your calendar with these important dates:
Practice begins: March 1st  from  3:30-4:30 p.m
Matches begin: Friday, March 10th
AJTF Middle School Spring Tournament: Friday, April 28 & Saturday, April 29th
Visit the BSS CALENDAR f or match dates and locations!

Track is Back!
Spring track begins Tuesday, March 7th for students in Kindergarten through 8th grade.  ALL students will practice at BSS from 3:15-4:30 p.m. on the back field.

Students who do not have PE on Tuesdays must bring an appropriate change of clothes and shoes.  All students need a water bottle and a run ready attitude!

The PECSAA track meet is scheduled for Sunday, May 14th at Bishop McGuinness High School.  The Dual Track Meet is currently being scheduled so watch for a date soon!

Co-Ed Softball
Softball practice for students in grades 6th-8th begins Monday, March 13th. Practice is at the school from 3:15 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. and players need a glove, water bottle, and appropriate clothes and shoes for practice.

The PECSAA softball tournament is scheduled for Friday, May 12th & Saturday, May 13th.




Support our BSS YMCA Teams!
Our BSS YMCA teams are hard at work preparing for their upcoming hoops season! Stop by the YMCA on Saturday mornings and cheer on our Elementary School Knights.
BSS Knights Midget Girls-Team Andress

Thank you to coaches Mike Andress, Justin Stalek, and Blake Pinson for your volunteer commitment to our players!
Community News
Blessed Sacrament School Students to perform in "Broadway Bound"!
Seventh grader Shane Flaherty and third grader Brian Flaherty will perform in the Studio 1 performance of "Broadway Bound".  Be sure to check out these talented BSS brothers!


Activities at the Alamance Public Libraries

Join library staff to create fun, easy seasonal crafts.  All supplies are provided and it's FREE but space is limited.  Call to reserve a spot today!


Origami Jr.
Ages 8 and up! Learn the art of paper folding!
Thursday, February 9th
4:30 pm
Mebane Public Library
Valentine's  Day Make and Take
Make a craft from the heart for someone special!
Monday, February 13th
All Day!
North Park Library
Kids' Crafternoon
Crafts for ages 5-12!
Tuesday, February 14th
4:00 pm
May Memorial Library
Adult Craft
Quilling. Turn strips of paper into a work of art!
Thursday, February 16th
12:00 pm
Graham Public Library
Adult Crafternoon
Learn how to "Quill."
Wednesday, February 22nd
3:00 pm
Mebane Public Library
Color Me Calm
For ages 13 and up! Stress-free coloring!
Monday, February 27th
4:00 pm
Graham Public Library
Kalimba Workshop
Make and decorate an African thumb piano! Ages 8+
Monday, February 27th
4:30 pm
Mebane Public Library
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