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Wednesday, September 13th
POSTPONED!  Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge (3rd-8th Grade), 9:00 a.m.
4th Grade FLL Meeting, 3:15 p.m.
Faculty & Staff Meeting, 3:30 p.m.
BSS Volleyball vs BCA, 4:00 p.m. (621 E. 6th Street, Burlington)

Thursday, September 14th
Middle School Dance, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Friday, September 15th
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
Middle School FLL Meeting, 3:15 p.m.
BSS Tennis vs BCA, 4:00 p.m. at Burlington Tennis Center (1402 Overbrook Road, Burlington)
BSS Adult Sip & Spell, 6:30 p.m. at BSS

Saturday, September 16th
BSS Tennis Classic, 9:00 a.m. at Alamance Country Club (2402 Pineway Drive, Burlington)
BSS Volleyball vs SLS, 11:00 a.m. at St Pius X (2200 N. Elm Street, Greensboro)
BSS Volleyball vs SPX, 12:30 p.m. at SPX
BSS Days Back Yard BBQ, 5:30 p.m. at BSS

Sunday, September 17th
Middle School FLL Meeting, 2:00 p.m.

Monday, September 18th
School Closed-Diocesan Professional Development Day
BSS Soccer vs IHM, 4:15 p.m. at IHM (Hartley Drive Family YMCA, 150 W Hartley Drive, High Point) parents take note this game is not at the IHM campus!

Tuesday, September 19th
Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge (3rd-8th Grade), 9:00 a.m.--STUDENTS WILL WEAR PE UNIFORMS
Sixth Grade and Kindergarten Field Trip to the Library

Wednesday, September 20th
BSS Cross Country, 4:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic School (375 Lumen Christi Lane, Salisbury)
BSS Soccer vs Immaculata Catholic School, 4:30 p.m. at ICS (731 Burch Ave, Durham)

Thursday, September 21st
BSS Soccer vs The Burlington School, 4:00 p.m. at TBS (1615 Greenwood Terrace, Burlington)

Friday, September 22nd
Mass, 8:45 a.m.
Middle School FLL Meeting, 3:15 p.m.
BSS Tennis vs Turrentine, 4:00 p.m. at Burlington Tennis Center (1402 Overbrook Road, Burlington)

Saturday, September 23rd
BSS Volleyball vs SPX, 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Mercy (1730 Link Road, Winston-Salem)
BSS Volleyball vs OLM, 12:30 p.m. at OLM

Sunday, September 24th
Middle School FLL Meeting, 2:00 p.m.

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.

Coach Egg's Diaper Challenge for Middle Schoolers

BSS Basketball Teams at the YMCA-Registration is now Open!
Blessed Sacrament School will once again sponsor basketball teams at the Alamance County YMCA this winter.  Registration is under way and runs through October 9th.  The cost for YMCA members is $40 and $70 for non members.  Our BSS teams are open to friends and family as well!

We are breaking down the teams as follows.  Note that you may be asked to have your child "play up" so  it is important that you fill in the section that asks what League your child is in this season.

Mite Girls:  For our first and second grade girls 
A coach is needed!  Contact Tara Hackman if you are willing to coach this team.

Midget Girls: For our third and fourth grade girls 
This team is led by Coach Andress so please make sure to list Andress in this section of the registration form.  We are combining third and fourth grade girls since our fifth graders play for our school JV team.  It is important that you mark Midget Girls in the section asking what League your child is in this season.

Biddy Boys: For our first and second grade boys ( first grade boys must turn 7 prior to Feb. 1, 2018)
A coach is needed!  Contact Tara Hackman if you are willing to coach this team.

PeeWee Boys: For our 3rd and 4th grade boys
This team is coached by Justin Stalek so please make sure to list his name in this section of the registration form.  

Information about the YMCA League may be found  HERE.  The registration form is  HERE.  


BSS Biddy Basketball Team with Burlington Recreation & Parks-Registration Now Open
Blessed Sacrament School will sponsor a biddy basketball team this fall/winter through the Burlington Recreation and Parks Department.  Registration is under way and runs through October 9th.  The cost for residents is $20 and $50 for non residents.  Our BSS team is open to friends and family as well!

If you are a parent of a first grade boy, please check the age reuirements for this team compared with the age requirement for the YMCA team (earlier Option C email) to see which team is the best fit.

Biddy Coed: for PreK, Kindergarten, and First Grade (Must be 5 years old by February 19, 2018 - Not 7 years old before August 1, 2017)
Jeff Angyal is coaching this team so please make sure to note Blessed Sacrament School and Coach Angyal when you register.
Information about the league may be found HERE.   


Piedmont Deanery Offers Middle School Retreat
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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.
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Prayer Requests
Please remember in your prayers for the Zurgurski's Family (Austin-5th) as they mourn the passing of Joann Polly, grandmother of Austin and mother of Mrs. Zurgurski.

Remember in your prayers the family of Jairo Vega-Sanchez (K) as they recover from last week's earthquake in Mexico.  

Please continue praying for Frank Ryan, father of Mrs. Sebastian.
Please pray for Mrs. Franklin's (Title 1) father, George Policastro.
Please pray for those impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. 

From the Principal's Desk
Dear BSS Families,

Yesterday as I watched the devastation left behind by the hurricanes I wondered how the families would be able to rebuild their lives.  For many, everything was lost.  Blessed Sacrament School has always been a generous community. Today in your child's Wednesday folder there is a flyer with information on how we will help those affected by the hurricanes.
For the month of September we will be collecting money for those in Texas and Florida. Our school goal is to raise $1000.  Thank you for your generosity.

Mrs. Gomez
Coach Egg's Diaper/Push-Up Challenge
In addition to the school-wide donation fund, Coach Eggleston has challenged middle school students in the diaper challenge. For every 100 diapers collected through the month of September, Coach has promised 10 push-ups. The student/family that donates the most diapers overall will receive a free all sports pass, gaining free admission to all home sporting events. See the flyer in today's Knight Chronicle. SO MIDDLE SCHOOL ARE YOU UP FOR THE CHALLENGE?
From the Admissions & Advancement Office

The Blessed Sacrament School Advancement Cabinet is excited to announce the first annual BSS Days Annual Fund Kick Off.

Flyer and registration in last week's Wednesday envelope!  Click below to visit the BSS Days page.
Parents in Partnership

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
It was wonderful to see so many parents out of the deck last Wednesday for donuts and coffee.  Thanks to Paul's Donuts for our delicious treats.

Throughout the school year we provide breakfast, snacks, and lunch for our faculty and staff.  If you'd like to contribute, please sign up at the link below.

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.

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
Saving Fred!
With their STREAM buddies first and second graders tried to save Fred the worm from drowning by putting a gummy lifesaver around his body. Students weren't allowed to touch the worm or life preserver with their hands or fingers. They were given paper clips to try to expand the gummy ring enough to slide the gummy worm through the "preserver". 

What is that Thinga-ma-jigger?
Over the last several weeks Kindergarten has been reading the Dr. Seuss book, The Thinga-ma-jigger is Coming Today!  Earlier this week they worked with their middle school buddies to build Thinga-ma-jiggers together!

Indoor Recess Fun!
Sometimes indoor recess is just as fun as getting outside!

BSS Athletics 
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 4:00 p.m.
10/18: @ Sacred Heart School at 4:00 p.m
Additional meets and trail run training dates are TBA.

Running Club
Coaches: Katie LaPlante & Jamey Cabell
Training Schedule: Monday, September 25th-Monday, November 6th from 3:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m. 
Community News
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